I’m at Quilt Festival in Cincinnati now and scheduled this post before I left. Amazingly before I left I Googled photos of previous Festivals to look at lighting options for our booth and stumbled upon a post I wrote for Whipup.net on this day in 2006. I wrote about my frustration that there wasn’t a place for modern quilters and that it was discouraging to feel as though the quilting world didn’t understand the movement that we had been trying to advance since 1999. The one bright spot that day was meeting Marcia Derse who was selling hand-dyed fabrics, long before she had a manufactured line.
Six years later we have a magazine for modern quilters, there are modern quilt guilds throughout the country, QuiltCon‘s organizers beat us to the gathering I suggested in this post and I’m glad. We have our hands full with the magazine and our other work so I’m just glad that someone else is helping to promote modern quilting.
We look forward to meeting other quilters at the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild Meet-Up and throughout the show. If you’re new to quilting or have forgotten what the quilting world was like a mere six years ago, click here for the link to the original post at whipup.