Thursday, October 10, 2013

We Have a Modern Quilt Guild!!!

Kim here!
I'm very happy to tell you that we now have a Modern Quilt Guild on the Island! We had our first meeting last month in one of our quilt shops, Satin Moon. We were jammed in there like sardines but I can tell you, we had fun!! There was a lively discussion about the definition of 'modern' in a quilt. Is it the fabric choices? Is it the pattern? Is it the use of negative space? I don't think we came to any conclusions, but it was fun to hear every-ones ideas. We even had a few notable bloggers, how cool is that? We also were presented with a challenge. If we wanted to participate in it, Satin Moon had little paper bags for sale with a fat quarter of one solid colour inside and a list of the rules. Our challenge project could be 20 inches, no bigger. And it is to be our own interpretation of 'Modern'. We can only use solids, no prints and the quilting could only be straight lines. We could add as many extra solids as we want. This is my first challenge- so exciting!!
Tracy very kindly took some great shots of my project but I can't seem to find them in Picassa :(
So here is another cell phone photo.....the reddish colour was my fat quarter challenge fabric. I'm calling it Positive Space.  Cheeky?
I'm linking up to NTT.


  1. Love that diagonal quilting in the plus blocks! What a fun challenge!

  2. cute mini, Kim! and I think the name is perfect! by the way, I think it was a great choice to quilt diagonally instead of using the seams!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. I also love the diagonal quilting on this. It looks great!!

  4. What a gorgeous quilt! I just joined my local modern quilt guild and am attending my first meeting this Saturday. Leaning more and more to modern quilts these days.

  5. Looks great! I just joined the Vancouver MGQ last month :) they announced that you guys started a guild. So exciting!

  6. I love the colours in your mini quilt. It looks really lovely.

  7. That's great news! Lots of fun ahead for you and the new guild...

    Cute mini quilt, Kim. I love "plus" quilts and yours looks gorgeous in those solids. Well done with the challenge!