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Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Finish, and a MQG Meeting

I've been hoping that the Memphis area would get a Modern Quilt Guild chapter for a few months now to meet other quilters around me and share ideas.  Don't get me wrong, I love the online quilting community and am happy to be a part of it.  I also know that without it, I would never have been brave enough to tackle FMQ, or some of the other challenges I've mastered recently.  For that, I'm really grateful.  Still though, I wanted to be able to have fun with other quilters, talk face to face, and share modern quilting techniques and fabrics.

So, a couple of weeks ago, I was looking at the national MQG website, and lamenting the fact that Memphis doesn't have a chapter, when I clicked on the "find a chapter" button on a whim.  I was absolutely thrilled to find that Memphis quilters had just formed a chapter- yay!!

I attended my first meeting this afternoon.  It was a "sew-in"- FUN!  I just finished the stippling on the Raspberry Limeade Chevron Quilt quilt yesterday, so I prepared the binding (Kona Berry), and took it to work on at the meeting.  I also took the Carnaby Street quilt for the show and tell portion.

What a great experience!  I got to take a peek into the creative process of several talented ladies, all with varying levels of experience, and I got to finish up a quilt of my own- bonus!!

Here are a few pictures of the finished Raspberry Limeade quilt-


                                                         A close-up of the stippling



The label and backing fabric




My mitered corners are getting better!!




All finished!


Now...what to make next?  ;)

Linking up to Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday, and Sew Cute Tuesday at Better Off Thread!  Check out my Link Party page for buttons!

24 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous quilt and welcome to the world of the Modern Quilt Guild - I'm in the NYC Metro Mod Quilt Guild, have fun :)

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  2. I love the colors in your quilt. Great job!!

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  3. Chevrons are popular right now. I helped my quilting neighbor with her chevron pattern in EQ a few weeks ago. She is going to use grays.
    Jane in KS
    jinglebell440.blogspot.com

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  4. I've been thinking of joining a guild myself... there comes a point when you need that. Great that you can go!
    Carol

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  5. This quilt is gorgeous! I think it would be great to be in a guild :)

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  6. pretty, jumping over from Anything Goes !!

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  7. Your quilt has such wonderful oolors. You did a good job quilting it too.

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  8. What a fun quilt! The colours are just yummy!
    Esther

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  9. What a beautiful quilt and I'm glad you found a modern guild! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  10. Gorgeous quilt and a perfect name for it!

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  11. Love it! Those colours are fabulous!

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  12. These colors look great!!! And the name is so refreshing:) The label is perfect too. Great quilt.

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  13. I love these colours. What a beautiful quilt.

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  14. Love, love chevrons, these colors ate delicious! Look back at my finish from last Friday to see my last one like this.

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  15. Very pretty. Now I want some raspberry limeade. mmm. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF :)

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  16. Love the chevrons, very pretty colors

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  17. I love your finish! The colors are great. I also love the quilts in your header. You do nice work.

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  18. It's beautiful, Kelly! Love those colors!! And I'm so glad you've found a guild -it's much nicer sewing with friends! Whoop whoop for you!!

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  19. Wow! I love that! The colors are so beautiful! You did a great job! Congrats on a wonderful finish and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

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