Saturday, February 25, 2012

Join Us!

We are starting a chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild here in lil' Rhody, and we're looking for members to join in the fun! If you're in Southern New England and are interested in getting together with other quilters, please contact us or leave a comment to join our mailing list.

What is the Modern Quilt Guild? Here is some information from their website:

The Modern Quilt Guild is made up of over 100 guilds across the country and world. Our mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community.

The MQG developed out of the thriving online community of modern quilters and their desire to start meeting in person. The founding guild was formed in Los Angeles in October of 2009. Through blogs and the Internet, word spread quickly of the fun they were having and soon guilds started popping up everywhere.

Modern quilting is a new and rapidly growing movement in the quilting world. A group of quilters applied their current tastes and points of view to this traditional craft and shared their work online. Their fresh approach and new designs attracted sewers and quilters and the modern quilting movement was born.

Modern quilting, like all art, changes, grows and adapts from quilter to quilter as they find their own voice. Modern quilts reflect each quilter’s personality and personal style, and as the movement has grown, a modern quilt aesthetic, a set of principles that define and guide the movement, is beginning to emerge.

For more information about the Modern Quilt Guild and modern quilting, visit the Modern Quilt Guild website!

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