Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ann Arbor has a Modern Quilt Guild!

One of the major benefits of living in Ann Arbor this year is that I get to be a part of a Modern Quilt Guild!! I've been to two meetings so far (they happen monthly) and the women are awesome and really welcoming. They also have a monthly "sew-in" where you can bring your sewing machine and a project to work on and quilt/sew together (this is where I got the art kits done).

I've never had a community like this before or a place to sew with other people before, so this is pretty great. Plus, it means I will definitely sew at least one day per month. :)

I'm taking part in a round robin style bee with some of the women of the guild. The starter blocks were really eclectic, but I think that's going to make it fun! My starter block was actually one from another bee I was in that didn't quite fit with the other ones I received, so I figured this would be a fun way to give it a new life.

Last month, I received this block from Cherie.

A2MQG Round Robin (this is what I started with)

It was so beautiful and the piecing was perfect. I wanted to show it off and allow some space for others to add something more detailed later, so I just squared off the block and framed it up. I'm excited to see what becomes of it!

A2MQG Round Robin - after!


  1. Yippee! So glad to see you are settled into your new job and that life is allowing you to get back to hobbies!!! All I can say is that your new bee partners are sure lucky to have you participating : )

  2. That is a pretty block. Bees are so fun and I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

  3. A modern quilt guild? PARTY TIMES :)

    I have that yellow fabric with the white berries in my hexagon quilt. Assuming I ever finish it (AAAHHH).

  4. How fun! It sounds like you are definitely settling in and making time for yourself. I look forward to watching as your bee progresses. You are so creative and no doubt will be coming up with some awesome rounds! I love how you framed up this block (which is just gorgeous!)-- simple, but so very effective, and it really does set it up well for the next person.


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