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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ready, Set, Sew!!

We held our first meeting this morning. It was great to meet and visit with everyone who came. It will be wonderful to watch our group grow. You can expect to see much more activity here on the blog and on our Facebook page.

At this time, we do not yet have online membership sign-up. We do hope to add that functionality in the future, but in the meantime, you can find a link to the PDF form at the top of the left menu.

Please help spread the word about our new guild by sharing links to our blog and facebook page with all of your local quilting friends!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Moving Right Along

We have made a of couple accomplishments this week.  Firstly, and most importantly; we have been added to the MQG's main page.  Check us out!  (ok- so maybe all teeny tiny over there under Nashville- but baby steps  are still steps).

Secondly, we have an EIN number!  Seems trivial, but getting a bank account for a social organization seems to throw the bankers in to some sort of frenzy!

Can't wait to see our group on Saturday!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Our Very First Meeting

We are making things official by holding our very first meeting! The informational meeting is a chance for anyone interested in our guild to learn more about our group and how to become a member. This will also be an opportunity for us to decide as a group how to best utilize our collective talents to make sure our guild runs smoothly and is an enjoyable experience for everyone. It will be wonderful to see you there!

If you are unable to attend, but would like more information on how to join our guild, please contact us via e-mail.

Music City Modern Quilters Guild
2010 Informational Meeting

Saturday, October 23, 2010
10 a.m.
The Clubhouse at River Rest*
Franklin, Tennessee
Light refreshments will be served
Please follow this link to pre-register.

The clubhouse is located at the intersection of Hillsboro Road and Boxwood Drive, directly across the street from Grassland Middle School. If you need further directions, please contact us via e-mail.

2010 Informational Meeting Registration

Monday, October 4, 2010

What is Modern Quilting?

"Modern quilting is a new twist on the traditional art of quilting. This may mean something as simple as using a traditional quilt block and updating it in a fresh, fun new way. That includes using modern fabrics, modifying the block arrangement or even the scale of the block. The piecing could be improvisational and wonky, or it could be very exact and measured, following a pattern or creating your won. The quilting could be traditional stippling, clean straight lines, or a very "free" have fun and quilt-as-you-go style. Fabrics could be upcycled vintage sheets, custom digital printed fabric, a yummy selection from one of the new modern fabric designers, or an old fabric from an ever growing stash.

Modern quilting is sometimes difficult to define because in many ways the definition is as individual as the quilter - changing from quilter to quilter. In addition to reflecting the individual personality and personal style of the quilter, it also reflects the current aesthetic of the day.

Modern quilting is also about the attitude and the approach that modern quilters take. It respects the amazing artistry and talent of the tradition of quilting, while allowing the quilter to challenge the "rules". In fact, if there were one rule in modern quilting, it would be that there are no rules.

The concept of modern quilting is not meant to divide or segregate. It is meant to welcome new quilters, of all ages, to the world of quilting in a style that they can relate to. In many ways, modern quilting takes us back to the basics of the early quilters, when women of the day used the colors and styles of their time to express themselves creatively."