I've written before about how the MQG has changed my life. With the move to Chicago, again the guild has played a role both in my leaving Kansas City and in arriving at my new home. The Modern Quilt Guild has definitely become the Modern Quilt Guild family. Check this out.
I finally unpacked this quilt and right now it has a home on my couch. I'd love it to hang in the studio, but wall space is too tight. The blocks are made by members of the KCMQG. Each block reflects the personality of the individual who made it.
This quilt is a daily reminder of the friends and fun I had as a member of the KC group.
Check out Jaime's block. She's my Bernina gal....sold me and lots of other members our machines.
I could go on and on and on. Thanks to Shea and her mom Mary for getting it put together and Angela for doing the quilting. I'll treasure it always. I'm hoping I'll always be a member of that guild.
So, then I arrive here and join the Chicago guild and right away there are welcoming emails from Chicago members. I hadn't been here three days and Beth, the Chicago president invited me to lunch. She and Jen picked me up, took me out and welcomed me to the city and the group. It was the first time I got out of the apartment and they gave me a welcome break along with some great advice and info on the city. I can't wait for the first meeting!
My friend Kate, who I met through my blog, is also a CMQG member. She has been my Chicago guide....from parking to a vet for Bruno and where to take my recycles. I'm settling in so much faster because of her. She's coming over today for a sewing day. A sewing day...I'm so excited!
So, are you a MQG member? Do you have a guild near you? I'm so thrilled at the growth and development of the guild. It's hard work, but hard work definitely pays off. Did you know there's a new chapter in India? Amazing. The MQG is simply amazing! (and for my KC peeps...FABULOUS!)