With Angelo it was knitting. But it didn’t really stick. I don’t really have the patience for knitting – it takes forever!
With Grace it was quilting. And it looks like this one is going to stick. I am in love with all the colours and all the beautiful fabrics out there. For those of you who are thinking “really? quilting?”. Trust me. This is not your grandma’s quilting.
In fact, there’s a whole new movement going on in the world of quilting, and last week it landed in Vancouver with the first meeting of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.
I wasn’t sure what to expect since I don’t really know what a quilt guild is (and still don’t really) but I showed up at Spool of Thread just before 7PM and was pleasantly surprised to be joined by 42 other women – most (but not all) with years of quilting experience under their belts.
And the quilts they brought! Seriously gorgeous. The talent in that room blew my mind and I was happy to just sit there and absorb it for two hours. And then rush home and start playing with fabric.
If you have a minute, pour yourself a cup of coffee and take a look at the gallery. And if you want to check it out for yourself, the next meeting is Thursday July 15th at 7PM.
And just because she’s even cuter on a quilt…