I recently joined the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, and if I were the sort of person that believed in fate, I would say that it was meant to be. I was looking for a quilt group to join, and randomly googled "Portland Modern Quilt Guild", as I'd seen a few posts about Modern Quilt Guilds in other cities. That lead me to a blog posting about how the group was just starting up.
We've had two meeting so far, both of which have been very fun. In the second meeting we had a potholder swap. I wasn't crazy about the one I made, but Megan, the woman who got it said very nice things about it to me, so I hope she really did like it.
Check out the sweet potholder I ended up with! It was made by Jill, and it is lovely.
She even hand sewed the binding on the back. I think it looks fresh and cool. I will also never use it.
Check out the state of one of my current pot holders.
Disgusting! My new pot holder is so pretty that I don't want to ruin it.
Before the meeting started I saw that one of the members, Tamara had given another member, Elizabeth, a very pretty pin cushion. Tamara had mentioned in the last meeting that we should have a pin cushion swap. This made me very nervous, because I'm not that great at 3-D things, or anything that isn't sewing in a straight line. I told all of this to Tamara, and at the end of the meeting she gave me a pin cushion that she had made.
How pretty is this! It's weighted at the bottom too, so it's super nice.
If we ever do a pin cushion swap, I'm pretty sure my swap partner will get one that looks just like this.
As Tamara and I were chatting about her awesome pin cushion, Elizabeth walked up to us both and offered us some fabric she didn't want anymore. I don't use a lot of prints, (not that I don't love prints, they're just not what I'm using right now) but it will come in useful for next month's print charm square exchange.
So I got a new pot holder, pin cushion and a pretty piece of fabric. What more could I ask for?