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   

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