Tuesday, June 2, 2015

QuiltCon Charity Quilt

The Augusta Modern Quilt Guild has had a busy first year full of getting ourselves organized, teaching and learning, sharing individual projects,  collaborating, and discussing how we wish to move forward as a group.  As we head into year two and plan our next fun activities, I thought it would be nice to look back at what we have accomplished so far.

 One of the most significant group projects we tackled during our first year was a submission to the MGQ QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge. (that's a mouthful!)  Modern Quilt Guilds across the world were challenged to create a modern, alternate-grid quilt in a specific designated range of colors to hang at QuiltCon.  Though we were a little late getting started, we jumped in with both feet to create a worthy submission.  The overall quilt design was decided, then fabrics were chosen and cut.  Members were given instructions and fabric to create the blocks at home and we used monthly sew-in days to put the quilt top together.  Jennifer quilted it for us and Heather got it bound and we sent our quilt off to Austin, Texas to be displayed!

Here is our quilt, which will be donated to a children's charity:

This beauty was a true team effort accentuated by Jennifer's brilliant quilting.  There will soon be a lucky little Augusta resident who gets to snuggle in this work of many hands.

QuiltCon West will bein Pasadena next year and once again Augusta MQG will answer the Challenge and submit a quilt.  This time there is a whole new palette and a new directive---Improv with Intent!  Stay tuned!

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