I started the guild in October of 2010. I had recently moved to Baltimore, didn't know very many people, and wanted to find some quilting friends. Before moving, I joined the DC Modern Guild (no BMQG at the time) not really realizing how far DC was from Baltimore ~ let's just say they are definitely not 20 minutes apart. One of my favorite quotes is "sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of" ~ Geri Weitzman. So, I created what I wanted to be a part of. I made a group on flickr, made a post, and within an hour, we had another member. We were on our way! We grew slowly yet steadily, adding new features and new members month after month. Now in our fourth year, the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild is going strong.
At the end of December I stepped down as president. A planned move to New York this summer coupled with other obligations prompted my decision. It was bitter sweet, but time. Sadly, weather prevented us from having our end of year celebration and my final meeting.
But then, at our January meeting, I was totally surprised when the guild presented me with this beauty:
Beautiful stars, made by all the members of the guild. I can't express how much I love this quilt! The stars are all so unique (like my guild buddies!) yet work perfectly together. It's truly stunning. Pieced by Deb and quilted by Kathy. I love it. Thank you friends.
Along with the quilt came this bowl full of fortune cookies. Linda made the bowl, and my guild friends filled it with fortunes. I'm savoring all of the well wishes, and reading them very slowly.
Thanks so much, my friends!