Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A New Modern Quilt Guild & A Finish

Last night I had the great pleasure of attending the inaugural meeting of the Long Beach Modern Quilt Guild. A neighbor and fellow quilter told me about the meeting just a few days ago but I did not realize until we arrived at the Sew Vac store that it was the first meeting.  What fun and what luck! I have long wished to attend either the Los Angeles or Orange County Quilt Guild meetings, but at roughly 30 miles away in each direction, neither one was all that convenient. What a wonderful boost this new guild will be to our quilting world here in Long Beach.

Guild meeting fun: I won a little bag of organic batting that was donated from Birch Fabrics, the brick-n-mortar store of  Also we were given a brown lunch bag for "homework" as we are to bring a completed modern style Mug Rug to the next meeting and a "brown bag swap" will occur with all finished Mug Rugs. Can't wait for next month!  **Note to Zina - you must join us! :)

Hot off the sewing machine:  This is a long term WIP and with Jaye's ( visit last month, she inspired me to get moving on it, among other things.  This is the Parisian Star from the Modern Blocks Bee I participated in 2013. The top is a mixture of Voile and Osnaburg (think a softer burlap) fabrics. I'll have more details once I quilt and bind it.

Photo bomb courtesy of younger son
It's been a wonderful quilty day!


  1. oh funny - I didn't see younger son in the photo till I enlarged the photo to identify my block! ;-) It's the one in older son's right hand! Anyway, great wip to finish up!! And awesome about the new guild - yay for you!

  2. I am so thrilled that you finished the top! I have told a lot of people about your use of various textures in that quilt. GREAT work! I am also thrilled that you have found some modern quiltmakers locally. I think that will be great for you. I hope you make the meetings on a regular basis!

  3. It was so great to meet you at the meeting, Susan. :)

  4. I love your podcast, Susan! I miss listening to you.

  5. Susan, that is great news about the guild. Love your cheery quilt! Keep up the great work!

  6. How fun, I'm a little jealous to be honest! Since I'm in the NYC suburbs, everyone goes to the NYC MQG meetings, but I'm not willing to commute that much, it's an hour train ride for me. I wish there was a MQG in my area! I should be searching for it, perhaps? :)
    Your quilt top looks super cute! And looking at the photos, your younger son looks like your older son on the 2012 pictures :))) Congratulations on finishing the top! And tell younger son I totally like the pose he's using to display the top :D

  7. That sounds like so much fun! Let me know when the next meeting is, and hopefully I can join you. Love your sweet little quilt!

  8. Hooray, hooray, hooray!!

  9. Sounds like you are getting back into your quilting groove with a group to join to boot!