From Cherri House, member of the Houston MQG
Howdy y’all…welcome to the Houston Modern Quilt Guild!
Our Houston guild was established in February, and we have just had our 3rd meeting. Currently we have 38 members, and 12 are attending regularly. Considering all of the quilters in the Houston area, we know that there must be more modern quilters lurking about. In order to bring them into the fold we are getting ready to send out invitations through the local quilt stores to hopefully include in their newsletters. Once the word is out, we hope to add many more members. Since our numbers are small, our monthly meetings are held in our own homes on a rotating basis. This welcoming environment has allowed us to get to know one another better, which has been great!
During our April meeting we had our officer elections, as well as making decisions regarding dues, meeting schedules, selecting a charity of choice (Quilts for Kids and quilts to support our military personnel.) During our monthly meetings, apart from the all important sewing time, we will discuss any guild business, welcome new members, plus we will have a teaching segment where someone shares a skill with the group. Our first teaching time will be string piecing on foundation blocks; other upcoming topics include paper piecing, the 6 minute circle, and applique.
Members expressed through a brief survey their hopes for our Modern Quilt Guild. Sentiments felt by all were a warm and friendly environment where learning was encouraged, a desire to find like minded fabric loving friends, a place without judgment, and most of all FUN!
Thanks to everyone that initiated the Modern Quilt Guild movement! We are off to a good start in Houston, and we are happy to be a part of this fantastic group.