Anyway, you know how it is on the internet, somehow I ended up finding a blog by a couple of ladies who are starting up the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild. I was super-excited, got in contact with Claire & Suzanne and attended the first meeting a couple of weeks ago! It was a bit of a hike up to Waitara but the guild is keen to find alternative venues in a more central location, so I'm hopeful that I won't have to travel a long way for every meeting and that it won't put off other people from attending. Since we were at the pub most people ordered lunch and there was time to chat and meet lots of lovely ladies. There was some general discussion about the future of the guild (which included sewing days, learning new blocks, swaps etc.) and then time for show and tell. Not everyone brought something, me included since my only two quilts are with their owners. Here are a couple of quilts I photographed on the day, I forgot to take down details of the owners. D'oh! Please let me know if you have any idea so that I can give them credit for their work:
|I believe this is another Thimble Blossoms pattern - Wild Thing!|
|Some Prints Charming used in this|
It's still early days for the guild so expect the first few meetings to be more about finding it's feet. If you're a "modern" quilter looking for an alternative to the traditional quilting guilds then you can find more information and fill in the Call for Interest form on the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild blog. The next guild meeting is scheduled for Sunday, 27 November.
Tell me, do you have a craft group where you get inspired and get "craft-talk" off your chest?