Sunday, July 17, 2011

We're So Proud!

Congratulations to Trisch Price of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild! Trisch is one of the winners of Challenge #3, the Modern Quilt Guild Inspired by a Word Challenge. The word was "organic" and Trisch nailed it! This is her gorgeous quilt.
Trisch said, "After reading the challenge, I sat down with a piece of blank paper and started sketching organic shapes. This quilt evolved from one of the sketches. The shapes and colors remind me of petrified wood in the desert. Trisch will be receiving a bunch of great prizes! Read more about Challenge 3 and see the other winners here.
Challenge #4, the Find Your Own Voice Challenge starts now. Denyse Schmidt is the judge for this one. Get more info at the Modern Quilt Guild blog. Sure would love to have LOTS of KC entries for this final challenge! Entries are due September 30, so it's time to get sewing.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

KCMQG Quilty Day in the Country

Did you know there was an international symbol for modern quilters? Well, maybe not yet, but this would be a good one. This was the sign to direct us to Jacquie's house for the KC MQG's Quilty Day in the Country. Almost half of our members (I counted almost 40) braved the hottest day of the summer and a long drive out of the city to attend the event. And when I say hot, I'm mean sweltering, temperature over 100 and the humidity put the heat index off the charts.

We had a little show and tell, ate some great food, talked quilting and Jacquie shared some of her 'extra' fabric. It was fun not to have an agenda and to be able to relax in a somewhat smaller group.

Despite the heat, we had a great event! We're definitely planning another social event soon.

If you took pictures, email them to Jacquie and we'll add them to the post!