I am happy to introduce our guest today: Adrianne @ Little Bluebell.
I started following Adrianne's blog a number of months ago after I saw her Habitat quilt for the MQG challenge. Her interpretation of that fabric line within her quilt has just amazing, since the fabric line itself was quite unique in style and color. I thought her quilt was great!
Since then I have been inspired by Adrianne's unique color combinations. She really has an eye for what belongs together in a quilt!
Adrianne is the member of 3, and the president of 1 MQG, soshe has a few things to say about being a part of a quilt guild or sewing group in your area. Here's Adrianne:
I was very excited when Randi asked me to be a guest. While we’ve never met in person, we’ve bonded through our blogs over fabric and making pretty things. I bump into her a lot online where we find so many of the same things to love… kindred spirits. : )
My name is Adrianne and I have a confession. I’m a member of three local modern quilt guilds. Yes, three! And I love them all! Let me share with you my journey from quilting enthusiast to active modern quilt guild participant.
It all began two years ago when I decided to check out my local modern guild. After already being an active member of the online community I was curious about meeting local quilters. I remember nervously clutching a quilt to share and speed talking through my introduction, holding my breath and waiting for their reaction. I was met with smiles, a friendly welcome and encouragement to share my quilt. We spent the afternoon in a sunny room, laughing, sharing and talking excitedly about fabric, thread and quilting. It was wonderful! After visiting the other guilds in the area I couldn’t stop going to meetings.
Fast forward a couple of years; I am now the President of the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild and members of both the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild and the South Bay Modern Quilt Guild. If it weren’t for the two hour drive on a weeknight, I’d happily be a member of the new North Bay Modern Quilt Guild too.
“Why join three guilds?” you’re asking yourself. The short answer is my friends are there. The longer answer is I LOVE these quilters and I love getting a chance to see them in person. While each guild is slightly different there is a common thread of excitement and inspiration surrounding modern quilting. Every single member brings something different to the conversation. And to my surprise, there are a lot of modern quilters who don’t have blogs and don’t join Flickr discussions!
If you aren’t already a member of a guild, I highly recommend it! Visit the main Modern Quilt Guild page for a complete list of current guilds. If there isn’t already a guild in your area, start one! Maybe I will come and visit!! ; )
Thanks so much, Adrianne!
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Have a lovely day!
***All photographs are Adrianne's and are used with her permisson.