Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Meeting Friday

I just wanted to remind everyone our first meeting and sew is this Friday. If you have not emailed me already please do so now. We are trying to get a count of people coming. My email is kcmcconn@indiana.edu.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Growing Idea

 As an undergraduate Indiana University business student, I have made it my job to procrastinate from studying and doing homework.  Because of this, I have found myself on several occasions wishing I had a sewing machine and friends to quilt with here in Bloomington.  Thanks to my mom who introduced me to quilting, I find myself day dreaming about this all the time.  Over winter break I was bored, and my mother persuaded me to make a quilt of which I got to pick the fabric.  After yards of zebra print fabric and a couple cutting mistakes later, I made my first quilt.   It was sent to a NICU in Chicago along with a bunch of other quilts my mom has made.  Since then, I have had an urge to get my hands on more fabric and make another quilt to donate.  However, there have been several problems with this: 1. No sewing machine 2. No friends who quilt 3. No place to quilt.  So, after running through those three problems and not really knowing how I was going to solve them, I told my friend Kari I was starting a quilting club, and she was intrigued by the idea.  Asking me a bunch of question about how I was going about doing this, I had no answers and was not very sure myself. 
           This idea of starting a quilting club was twirling around in my head for a couple weeks with no answers.  After discovering Shiisa Quilts in the beginning of January, I went on the website to see if I could talk to the ladies there and get some ideas to get this going.  That is when I discovered a blog that Sarah Lempke, an employee at Shiisa Quilts, wrote.  She wrote about being an IU Grad student who did not have anywhere to quilt until she found Shiisa Quilts.  I emailed Janet asking if I could chat with Sarah about this idea.  We met a couple weeks ago and with a lot of discussion and help from Janet we decided to start a Modern Quilt Guild in Bloomington.  Our first meeting will be March 23rd at Shiisa Quilts at 2pm.Our first project is to make pillow cases that will be donated to pediatrics at the Bloomington Hospital.  For more information visit the calendar on shiisaquilts.com or email Kelly at kcmcconn@indiana.edu. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hello From Bloomington

Hello from Bloomington Indiana!
We are the Modern Quilt Guild's newest members, and we could not be any more excited!  If you would like to join us or have any questions please email Kelly at kcmcconn@indiana.edu.  We are planning for our first meeting and sew to be March 23rd, so keep your calendar open!

Go Hoosiers!