In April of 2014, I set out on a new adventure. I’d been thinking about joining a quilt guild for awhile. I’d even visited one of the local quilt guilds a couple of times with some friends. I just didn’t connect with the guild. And I’d thought about visiting the big Dallas quilt guild, but somehow that seemed overwhelming. And then it hit me – what about the modern guild? A ton of the quilters I follow on Instagram are members of the MQG, and of course I’d found my taste moving in a decidedly more modern direction as well (thus, the people I follow on Instagram). So, I looked up the local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild and lo and behold, found the Dallas MQG. Armed with a little courage, I attended my first meeting. And what a meeting it was! The first people I saw when I came through the door were young, tattooed, and vibrant. And immediately I felt a sense of “these are my people” relief.
The program for the meeting was a trunk show from Michael Miller fabric. They showed the new releases, talked a good bit about the Couture Solids, and we each were given a charm pack of them!
But the best part of the meeting was the show & tell! And to see a Tula 100 quilt in person, but even better made completely out of Saltwater, was the icing on the cake!