West Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

Where mountain folk art meets progressive quilting

If you have found yourself here you are, or would like to be an improv quilter. We call our work by different names but we all have one thing in common. The desire to create something extremely unique in every aspect. Some of us get inspiration from within, some of us from the many talented people online and of course the designers such as denyse schmidt.

We adore our fabric. We pay exorbanant amounts for some of it. We hoard it, take pictures of it, use it and swap it with kindred fabric addicts. We know acronyms such as FMF, KJR, AMH, LBOM. we know that munki is not an animal and we collect it. We put fabrics together that were NEVER supposed to go together and somehow it works beautifully. We consider a block that is not symmetrical a good thing and structure...although occasionally has its place is generally thrown out the window. we use terms like wonky and "any way you slice it."

If this sounds like you then you are in the right place. Although I myself have taught myself to quilt online there is something missing. Human contact. People that want to get together and quilt our way. Have any of you ever been to a "normal quilting guild" only to have them look at you like you are crazy? Are you having difficulty finding the fabric that we like in our area? I think we can change that.

We band together. We organize, hold meetings, swap meets, workshops, tutorials, speakers, We teach those that want to learn. We build until we can afford to travel together to local and not so local quilt shows and events. We become the ones the quilt stores would like to sell to....which means out with the thimbleberries and in with the hope valley.

If you are interested in pursuing this with me...please join me. As of tonight...it is me and Stephanie. She will be along shortly.

I know you all are out there. You have to be. Let's get going girls! We have a lot to do! I am so painfully behind i do not have anything new to post in pics....maybe a block.

Thank you for taking the time.

I really look forward to meeting you.

Let's do this!

xo

leslie

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Quilt Shows?

Can anyone tell me when and where the next quilt show will be nearest to us? I live in Milton, WV but would gladly travel to Oh or KY for some inspiration!

Posted by Katie Wiseman on September 22, 2010 at 12:42pm

WEST VIRGINIA QUILT PANELS

Quilts by phyllis is carrying West Virginia quilt panels. they have eighteen pen and ink drawings of scenes depicting wv. i will post a pic soon but if you want them i would call, reserve and get them. they were going quick!

Posted by Leslie Sorrells on September 20, 2010 at 8:10pm — 4 Comments

Modern Quilt Guild Project

Saw this announcement today ... starts Sept. 1

http://themodernquiltguild.com/2010/08/16/project-modern/

The Modern Quilt Guild is thrilled to launch Project Modern, a year long series of exciting quilting challenges! Project Modern will be made up of four challenges that will span from September 2010 to September 2011.

Sponsors are providing amazing prize…

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Posted by Sandy on August 16, 2010 at 9:50am

SALE ON AMY BUTLER LOVE

QUILTS BY PHYLLIS HAS PUT ALL HER AMY BUTLER LOVE AND REMAINING LINE OF DAISY CHAIN ON SALE FOR 6 DOLLARS A YARD! A GREAT DEAL FOR CLOTHING AND QUILTS!

Posted by Leslie Sorrells on May 21, 2010 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

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