I think I'm starting to get the hang of this. My first couple of visits with the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, early last year, I felt rather intimidated by the whole experience. I gave it a couple of shots, but can't say I was too disappointed to stop making the meetings because of my work schedule at the time. However, part of this whole new leaf in the new year, and making a real effort at building a niche in this field included (for me), a second try with the PMQG. And so far, I am very glad I have.
As of January 2011 (perhaps a bit earlier) there are new officers, a new organization to the organization, and what seems to me to be a much more cohesive and productive agenda. And on top of that, perhaps I am just warming up to the faces, finally - in my introverted way. Whatever the combination, I think it's working.
Tonight's swap was a "mug rug" or "snack mat" swap. Those of us who chose to participate made one of these mini-quilts, perfect for enjoying a muffin with a cup of coffee. I had fun using some Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably FQs I had as extras from the Fig Tree Quilts Summertime Stars pattern I started working on ages ago.
So, this is what I came up with. I hope that Cherri enjoys! And I was the lucky recipient of this beautiful hexie mat from Paula!
I already know I won't be able to be at the next meeting, but presumably at April's meeting I'll be able to do show-and-tell finally, with the quilt I'm doing for the Project Modern Challenge this time around... something to work toward, of course!