Her welcoming smile and her obvious love of all quilts modern was so contagious. For a small but quickly growing group of quilters who have been together a little less than a year, the MMQG had put together an absolutely awesome display. The quilts of all sizes were colourful, creative, thought provoking, stunning, and so thoroughly modern. Here is a quick peek at some of the quilty items...
Thanks, Linda, for your helpful tour of the MMQG display. Visit the MMQG blog by clicking HERE where you can find out more about the group and get information on membership. You can access their Facebook page HERE. Linda herself is the Social Media Coordinator for the guild and does a great job of keeping its members and the quilting public very much informed. Although my quilting tends to stay on the traditional side, I have managed to stray from time to time into the modern quilting movement. On an aside, I am thrilled to be attending a one-day FMQ workshop being put on by Linda on October 27 at It's Sew Time in Elmsdale. Hope she can teach an old dog some new tricks!
While at the Festival, I also enjoyed visiting the Cumberland Quilt Guid's show at the church. It was fairly dark in the church so I was only able to get a few pics.
Afterwards, I strolled along the street in anticipation of seeing some more beauties! They were the stunning quilted creations of Karen Neary, Amherst native and award-winning quilter and pattern designer. Her phenomenal quilts were on display at Mrs. Pugsley's Quilt Emporium, a quilt shop filled to the rafters with glorious fabrics and every notion ever made!
One word about Karen Neary's quilts...unbelievable! I didn't get any pictures, but if you visit Karen's website HERE and her blog at Sew-Karenly HERE, you'll see some of her amazing work.
Her recent post, Quilting Connections HERE, has some wonderful pictures of the beautiful quilt that she made for use as a fundraiser for the festival. Just makes you want to smile!
Karen is in the midst of releasing her latest book, "Quilting Beauties". Signed copies of her book will soon be available from her web site so please check it out.
I've been pretty busy in my sewing corner but pictures will have to wait for another day as this post is getting a little too lengthy!
It's a great day for quilting!