I’m very fortunate to live in an area where quilt guilds are plentiful. Quilt Guilds are a great place to meet fellow enthusiasts. Not all quilters or Quilt Guilds, for that matter, are alike. Theoretically one could divide Guilds into at least two categories, traditional and modern. In my opinion, Traditionalists tend to use more structure in their expressions of art. They follow a prescribed set of rules that determine the exact size and shape of their creations. Modernists, on the other hand, tend to think more outside the box. Their creations are less structured, more free-flowing.
Madison Modern Quilt Guild
I belong to three Guilds; two Modern and one Traditional. Today’s focus will be on the Madison Modern Quilt Guild. I joined the Guild back in September of last year. My oldest daughter was the driving force behind the discovery. She is definitely a modern quilter. She thrives in the area of free-form quilting. Constructing a quilt with perfectly aligned blocks and points would drive her bonkers.
Growing, Growing, Growing
As its name would suggest, the Madison Modern Quilt Guild meets in Madison, Wisconsin. Their meetings are held at the Sequoia Library on the last Wednesday of each month. What began as a groups of friends gathering together has mushroomed into an ever-growing body of women. At any given meeting it’s not unusual for five or more new faces to appear. While not all participants are modern quilters by practice, I believe they have a desire to learn and grow in that direction.
A Quilt Exhibit
The Madison Modern Quilt Guild is currently exhibiting quilts at the Alicia Ashman Library in Madison. The exhibit is their very first. You can observe their collective display from now until June 30, 2013. If you follow the above link you will see a photo of a quilt being hung in place. That quilt just happens to be one that I recently machine quilted (I couldn’t resist putting a little plug in for my business). Also included in the show is my Spinning Wheels quilt pictured below
as well as the quilts shown in this slideshow.
If you have the opportunity to visit the library before June 30, 2013 I’m sure you will be delighted with the wonderful display.
That’s All Folks!
This brings to a close another edition of my Friday Favorites. Come on back next Friday for another visit.