As I've said before, I just moved to Houston. It's been exactly a month today. Today was the March meeting for the Houston Modern Quilt Guild. I attended as a visitor to get a feel for the group before deciding to join as a full fledged member.
This above image is the logo for the Houston Modern Quilt Guild.
I am in LOVE with both graphics, totally diggin' the colors!
When I arrived for the meeting, I wasn't sure what to expect. But I was pleasantly surprised and everyone was so nice. Before the meeting started, another newbie Cathy sat down next to me and was telling me about the polka dot fat quarter fabric swap they were doing at the meeting. "Bummer" I thought to myself because I didn't know so I came empty handed. Cathy was gracious enough to give me one of her fat quarters that she brought so that I could participate.
LOTS O' DOTS!
THIS BAG WAS SO CUTE, I COULDN'T RESIST
THIS IS THE FAT QUARTER I CHOSE. CIRCLES ARE ABOUT THE SIZE OF QUARTERS.
LET'S GET THE MEETING STARTED
TIME TO START THE SWAP!
ONE OF THE LADIES MADE THIS AWESOME ZIPPER BAG. I LOVE THE FABRIC SHE CHOSE.
AND THE INSIDE WAS BEAUTIFUL.
I LOVE THE WALLS! 3 OF THE 4 WALLS LOOK LIKE THIS.
ONE OF THE LADIES MADE THESE CUTE ELEPHANTS
TIME FOR SHOW & TELL
I DON'T REMEMBER EVERYONE'S NAMES, BUT THIS IS AMY (ABOVE & BELOW). SHE HAS 5 CATS! MY KINDA GAL!
I HONESTLY DON'T REMEMBER HER NAME. NAME TAGS WOULD DEFINITELY HELP. THIS WAS HER FIRST TIME ATTEMPTING PAPER PIECING AND I MUST SAY, SHE DID AN AWESOME JOB.
THIS QUILT COVERED HOUSE FRAME WAS ACTUALLY MADE BY SOMEONE ELSE, BUT THE GUILD MEMBER WANTED TO SHOW US THIS AWESOME PIECE.
A FEW OF THE MEMBERS ARE PREGNANT. THIS IS A DISAPPEARING 9 PATCH FOR HER UPCOMING BABY GIRL.
THIS IS PATTY. ANOTHER GUILD BABY GIRL ON THE WAY. THIS WAS A SUPER CUTE SKIRT.
VERY CUTE "BAPRON" WHICH IS A COMBO BIB & APRON. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE FREE TUTORIAL.
THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY CUTE CHEVRON QUILT.
THIS QUILT TOP WAS MADE FROM ATTENDING BLOCK CLASSES AT A LOCAL QUILT SHOP I THINK. VERY CUTE BLOCKS.
THIS ABOVE IS GOING TO BE A PILLOW.
THIS IS MONA. SHE'S VERY SWEET & SPUNKY.
UNFOLDING HER QUILT THAT WAS 35 YEARS IN THE MAKING IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY.
THIS QUILT IS GOING TO BE GIVEN TO HER DAUGHTER
SMALL QUILT, NOT SURE WHAT SHE WILL DO WITH IT
TAMMY (PRESIDENT) GIVING MONA A BLUE TICKET FOR HER UFO THAT WAS COMPLETED. THE GUILD IS HAVING A UFO CHALLENGE AND TICKETS WILL BE DRAWN FOR PRIZES.
LORD FORGIVE ME FOR I REMEMBER VERY FEW OF THE NAMES! THIS IS GOING TO BE AN EASTER DRESS FOR HER DAUGHTER. THE LONG SASH WILL TIE INTO A BIG BOW ON THE BACK.
THIS IS A NEW MEMBER. HER QUILT IS GOING TO BE GIVEN TO AN UPCOMING BABY.
CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT THE ENTIRE CENTER PIECE IS A FAT QUARTER! LOOKS LIKE SEVERAL BLOCKS PUT TOGETHER.
AND THIS IS THE SNAKE LIKE BACK.
THIS IS SALLY. SHE HAD SOME REALLY GREAT FACIAL EXPRESSIONS, AS YOU WILL SEE IN THE FOLLOWING PICTURES.
THIS IS A PILLOW COVER
PILLOW FOR HER DAUGHTER
ABOVE SALLY WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW BOTH HER & HER HUSBAND ARE COVER HOGS.
AND BELOW IS THE CUTE SHEEP.
THIS IS ANNA. SHE SAW ME WONDERING AROUND THE CHURCH LOOKING FOR WHERE OUR CLASS WAS & RESCUED ME. THIS WAS A QUILT KIT THAT SHE GOT WAY BACK WHEN AND FINALLY DECIDED TO MAKE IT.
THIS WAS AN AWESOME SMALLER QUILT. I LOVE THE DESIGN AND THE COLORS. SHE SAID THAT THE COLORS MATCH THE QUILTCON LOGO. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, ALL THE PIECES WERE IRONED ON/APPLIQUED.
THIS IS BECCA. SHE WAS SHOWING US A BOOK CALLED "LIBERATED QUILTMAKING II" BY OWEN MARSTON. TAMMY LOOKS LIKE A DEER HIT BY HEADLIGHTS! ^OO^
THIS IS A TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL QUILT TOP
I CAN'T REMEMBER HER NAME. SHE WAS SHOWING US A DIAPER/WIPES CARRIER AND A CHANGING MAT. SHE CHOSE REALLY CUTE FABRICS. SHE'S THE ONE THAT MADE THE BEAUTIFUL ZIPPER POUCH AT THE BEGINNING OF THE POST.
SHE MADE THE SKIRT SHE WAS WEARING, IT'S REVERSIBLE. SHE WAS TWIRLING AROUND SO THE PICTURE ISN'T PERFECT.
CUTE PINCUSHIONS FOR A SWAP
THIS IS THE LADY THAT SHOWED THE EASTER DRESS. I WAS IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM WATCHING HER CUT THE HEXAGONS.
SASSY MONA WITH HER TOTALLY AWESOME NAME BADGE! I WOULD SO LOVE TO HAVE ONE! IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, IT HAS THE HOUSTON MODERN QUILT GUILD LOGO ON IT.
THIS IS TAMMY'S NAME TAG. HOW SUPER FAB IS THAT FLOWER MADE FROM A MEASURING TAPE?!
WELL FOLKS, THAT'S MY FIRST MEETING WITH THE HOUSTON MODERN QUILT GUILD. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE POST.