Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More Quilting Opportunities

Have you heard of Modern Quilting? Interested in finding out more? Here are two upcoming opportunities in the Twin Tiers --

From the Quilter's Corner (Ithaca, NY) newsletter --

Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild forming!
First meeting, Tuesday October 30, 5:30-7:30

Modern quilting is a rapidly growing new movement in the quilting world. The Modern Quilt Guild developed out of the thriving online community of modern quilters and their desire to start meeting in person. The first guild was formed in Los Angeles in October 2009. There are now over 100 chapters, with one of the newest being our own Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild. Quilters Corner is very excited to encourage and promote this movement, and has offered our roomy classroom as a meeting space. Modern quilting is characterized by bold, graphic, functional quilts, often with simple piecing, large-scale prints and solid fabrics. Influenced by modern art and architecture, it embraces simplicity and minimalism. Modern quilters tend to be relaxed about rules and enjoy experimenting. The open spaces in the quilts highlight the quilting stitch as an important design element. Like quilters of all eras, modern quilters use the colors and styles of their time to express themselves creatively while finding friendship and community along the way.

The first meeting of the new Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild will be at Quilters Corner on Tuesday, October 30 from 5:30-7:30 PM. All are welcome and encouraged to bring quilts to show and tell. Those attending will decide on future meeting times and frequency.

And from the Endless Mountain Quiltworks (Tunkhannock, PA) newsletter --

What is Modern Quilting?
Slide Show Presentation and Wine and Cheese Social
Thursday Evening, November 1 at 7pm at Endless Mountains
Quiltworks.  Doors will open at 6pm.  $5.  Reservations please.
Come and find out what Modern Quilting is all about.  Learn more
about this movement that is sweeping through the quilt making
world.  You will be surprised to learn how deeply rooted in tradition Modern Quilting really is.  Be inspired to try something new
and discover how it can fit in your family’s lifestyle.  Sponsored by
the Endless Mountains Modern Quilt Guild (newly named).
Please call 570-836-7575 to make your reservation.

Want to join our Modern Quilt Guild?  We have a new name and a new meeting time.  We will meet for the last time on Sunday afternoon, October 14 at 1pm to finish planning our November 1st Wine and Cheese Social.  Then we will move to a regular first Thursday of the month at 7pm (doors open at 6:30) time slot.  Membership is free.  Everyone is welcome!

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