The first meeting of the ECMQG went really well! I knew that there would for sure be five people - myself (Kelly S.), Kelly B., Melissa, Kassie and Valarie. What I didn't know was if there would be anyone else. But just a few days ago, the quarterly newsletter for The Sewing Center Around the Block came out, and it mentioned us. So thanks to that we actually got three additional people, and a friend of Kelly B. came, bringing our total to nine!
We talked about what modern quilting is, and how the Modern Quilt Guild got started. We also talked about a few upcoming opportunities - the call for submissions for the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the 2012 International Quilt Festival (info here), and the Flying Needles Quilt Show coming up in March 2012. The Flying Needles Quilt Guild asked us to participate, which is a great way to bring more attention to modern quilting on the Emerald Coast! Both of these are great opportunities, and hopefully we'll have some participants in both arenas.
We also had a time of show and tell. Here's a few pictures of that. The rest can be seen in our Flickr Group.
We're looking forward to the next meeting, which will be Friday, October 28 at 10 am. Again, if you want to come to a meeting, but the time doesn't work for you, please comment on the blog or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know about your interest.