I suppose that even though I sort of dove into this quilting thing head first I am still “new” to quilting. I have technically only owned a sewing machine for 2 years and it’s been about 18 months since my first quilting class began. Still, I’m pretty into
it. Like really into it. So I decided that it was time to join a quilt guild and I discovered the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild on Facebook. I also discovered that my friend Erin over at Basting Beauty was also thinking of joining so we piled into my car and off we went. I want to imagine that we arrived all cool and confident and ready to talk about fabric and thread and battings and such. In reality we were pretty nervous – well at least I know I was! What does one even talk about at a Quilt Guild meeting. Well, I suppose it makes sense that they just talk about quilting. The night we were there they had a demo on paper piecing – something I definitely want to try very soon! There was a show and tell portion of the evening and oh wow there is some serious talent amongst these ladies! Even though the talent was pretty intimidating everyone was welcoming and I think I’ve found my people!! This is pretty cool because I sometimes feel like I have spent most of my life on the fringe of things. I’m never really the popular girl who fits in easily into groups – I’m way too nerdy and awkward for all of that. It doesn’t bother me – I am blessed with some of the best friends a girl could ask for but it’s still nice to find a group where you can discuss your passion.
Many of the members were away at Quiltcon so I’m not even sure that we had the full experience but it’s ok because in a week we will go to our next meeting and I’m sure we will be even more overwhelmed! At this meeting we will exchange mini quilts and I’m completely terrified that my mini isn’t really up to par but I’m gonna do it because #yolo. (I’ve also recently decided that this term must live and so I have resurrected it.)
I don’t have any quilts to share at the moment – I picked a baby quilt up from the quilter today so on the weekend I will share pics – I promise. I also have a VERY important quilt project on the go and it has consumed most of my quilting time since the middle of January but I am happy to report that I am making awesome progress on it and you will get to view its splendour soon.