Saturday, September 28, 2013


Laura Piggott, president, presents her work - the first quilt shown at the first meeting of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild, Sept. 23, 2013

The Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild became a reality at a fine first gathering last Monday, with about 35 quilters on hand. We all had to tell 2 Truths and 1 Lie about ourselves, and show an item if we brought one.  This took up most of the 2-hour meeting and was well worth it, for the laughs and some eye-opening info. 

There was some small discussion about trying to define what "modern quilting" is, or can be within this Guild. Generalities were cited - negative space, geometric shapes, bold colours, etc . but nothing is etched in stone.
One thing already in the works is a Guild Show in January at a small art gallery in Carleton Place.

Most of the Guild contact will be online through [ the blog ] and  [ flickr group ]

The members are a mix of ages and stages of quilting experience. 
After several quilts were shown, it felt a little funny to show  my modest little Glimma table runner but it is probably the most "modern" thing  in my recent finishes. I have found the only way I will complete things is if I stay small. 

One perk we got was a limited-time 2 for 1 coupon from the Running Stitch quilt shop in Kanata. Nice! Since the demise of  Dragonfly in Ottawa, I go there more often.
 Kaffe Fassett is in Ottawa this weekend, brought in by the shop for a workshop and a lecture. I found out about this too late, alas...

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