Happy New Years to one and all! I hope you all had a wonderful time over the holidays. I know I did – lots of time with family and friends. Lovely.
This month’s guest speaker is Felicity Ronaghan. I first met Felicity at a day quilting retreat and she is fantastic. Felicity is going to talk to us about modern quilting. If we’re lucky she’ll answer the question “What is Modern Quilting?” Here’s what Felicity has to say for herself:
“No one in my family quilts, but I’ve been an admirer of quilts for as long as I can remember. I didn’t clue in to the fact that I could actually learn to make them myself until around 2001 when my husband suggested I take a class. I knew the first minute of the first class that this was “my thing” and I haven’t looked back. My style started out pretty traditional, and it remained so until I discovered the online quilting world and Modern Quilting in late 2009. My style changed nearly overnight as my passion and interest went into overdrive. I dove head first into the online modern quilting community – I started a blog, participated in many online swaps and bees, participated in quilt alongs and blog hops. And through it all, I keep making. When I’m not quilting, I’m a training and development consultant for a large credit union, and wife to a wonderful man who’s currently a stay-at-home-dad to our hilarious, smart, creative and beautiful 6-year-old daughter. I’m also co-president of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild (they noticed I showed up at every meeting and, well, you know how that goes. :D)”
If you are interested in checking out Felicity’s blog you can find her at http://felicityquilts.blogspot.com/
Just before writing this I finished one of my quilting resolutions – I’m off to a great start to the New Year! To bad it’s not a quilt for the show…heavy sigh.
All the best in 2014,
Your Program Committee,
Andrea, Jo Ann & Paula