Friday, 27 April 2012

Yay! My very first blog award!

I have been awarded the Libster Blog Award by Chumkie Mukerjee. Thank you dear lady! 
This award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers. As you can see, i am well below that mark :). 

The Rules for this award are -

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award and link back to them.
  2. Pick 5 blogs who have 200 followers or less and pass on the award to them.
  3. Leave a comment on their blog informing them of the same.
  4. Post the award on your blog.

All i have to do now is to pass it on to 5 deserving bloggers.

Here's my pick -

1. Riddhi Kapoor at I Made It!!.
2. Elvira at Chez Vies.
3. Shweta at Scribbling Pad.
4. Sayali at My World Today.
5. Ishani at Moments of Life.

Congratulations to all the new recipients of the Liebster Blog Award!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Small steps

When i renovated my home i had packed this little one away with my other quilting stuff. I thought i would hang it where i can see it now so that i remember to quilt a bit each day! So it will stay in my kitchen....that's the place where i am most of the day. I love the scraps that went into it and i have saved bits of all those fabrics to use again. The binding fabric is part of what i have used for the backing. It is what i picked up from my mom's stash when i went visiting her last. 

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

IMQG Meet, Pune and the Good Times!

I must be the last one to talk about the meet!. Facebook is buzzing with the news of the meet and the discussions about the wonderful time we had. What i liked personally was that feeling of oneness that only one single hobby brought into us. We just didn't feel like we didn't know each other. The bonding was instantaneous and wonderful! We were a bunch of girls out to have fun and we did have lots of it! The lovely Bernina machines, the yummy fabric, the giggling, chatting to glory without bothering whose listening to whom.......all this was so refreshing. And the icing on the cake was the bundle of Snuggles that i won! :)

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

IMQG Meet in Pune

Contact: Ms.Shruti Dandekar +91 9423873055                                   For immediate release
Ms Tina Katwal +91 9551655776                                                

India chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild to hold its first meet

The Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) with over 100 chapters across the globe makes its entry into India with an All India Meet at Pune from 20th to 22nd April, 2012.  Its mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community.

Modern quilting is a new and rapidly growing movement in the quilting world. A group of quilters applied their current tastes and points of view to this traditional craft and shared their work online.  Their fresh approach and new designs attracted sewers and quilters and the modern quilting movement was born. Modern quilting, like all art, changes, grows and adapts from quilter to quilter as they find their own voice.

Though Modern quilting has its roots in rebellion and the desire to do something different, its feet are firmly planted in the field of tradition. The MQG developed out of the thriving online community of modern quilters and their desire to start meeting in person. The founding guild was formed in Los Angeles in October of 2009. Through blogs and the Internet, word spread quickly of the fun they were having and soon guilds started popping up everywhere.

          The India MQG was launched initially with just a Facebook page in Sep 2011 and has grown from 3 to 142 members in a short span of 8 months. The members are a diverse group of mostly women, young and old, experienced and novice, all bound by their common love for quilting and united in their struggles due to lack of quilting-specific tools and materials in a non-quilting country. The mission of the IMQG is to change all that. It aims to provide a platform for sharing ideas, skills, resources on  quilt making, to encourage quilt making as an art form as well as a profession, to nurture India’s traditional quilting heritage and showcase it to the world and to give something back to society through the ‘Nimble fingers, Noble threads’ project.    
The IMQG meet includes a  formal session by the office bearers followed by 3 days of workshop and fun activities. There are training sessions for beginners as well as advanced quilters, show and tell sessions, challenges, etc. There are also exciting prizes on offer by Bernina and Fat Quarterly among others. The venue is : House of Laptops, 6&7 Tilak Road, Sadashiv Peth, Pune-30. To join the meet or guild, contact : Ms.Shruti Dandekar at +91 9423873055 or Ms.Tina Katwal at +91 9551655776 or email   

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The hustle and bustle in my life and IMQG updates

There is so much activity happening around me that my mind is struggling to cope with all.
There are a few reasons to celebrate though  - 

1. The IMQG's first ever meet in Pune will happen from April 20th to 22nd. I am super excited about it since it will benchmark the beginning of an exciting period for all the quilters in India (I don't see any male quilters in the group yet.......but i am hopeful! :)). When we started the Guild we didn't honestly have an idea that we would have more than a hundred members so soon!!

2. My home finally looks livable after a month of cement and sand and broken flooring. Trust me, renovating the house 'sounds' like a lovely idea. When it becomes is a nightmare. What with a spouse whose working hours start extending miraculously the day the workers start pulling up the flooring......and the kid chooses the same couple of weeks to fall get the picture.

3. This is something i look forward to every birthday! Next Sunday! I have always had a great fascination for the day and i ensure that everyone around me is aware of my birthday :). Even my almost 4 year old daughter isn't half as excited as me about getting birthday presents.

All in all, no time for quilting or even picking up the cutter or fabric. I intend to finish of Madhu's block for the IMQG block party first as soon as i find the box with my quilting tools. Check out the block party is fun!