Meet the Mod Mola Makers of South Valley Quilt Association

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of teaching a Mod Molas & Bright Blooms workshop for the South Valley Quilt Association.  This small, yet mighty group of quilters mounts an annual quilt show and provides philanthropic activities in their community including scholarships, classroom grants, Quilts of Valor, and more!  I was honored that most of the association was in attendance for the workshop and I greatly enjoyed their cameraderie througout the day!  They came together to stitch their floral designs, dined over soup and bread at lunch, and even took an afternoon ice cream break!!
One Big Happy Quilting Community

It is such fun to watch everyone's original floral composition grow over the course of the workshop.
Focused Free Motion Quilting

Here are just a few of the stitched floral designs ready to bloom into color!!
Gorgeous Garden Scenes

Towards the end of the workshop, we pull out our seam rippers and Havel EZE thread snips for the final brilliant transformation!  I have learned to make any final announcements/instructions before the cutwork commences, as everyone focuses on carefully cutting away snippets of fabric. Throughout the cutting, we celebrated with little bursts of delight and surprise as they revealed the colorful fabrics hidden below the surface!
Wonder and Delight, One Snip at a Time!

Here are a few of their fabulous floral designs with cutwork reveals (at least those projects where I was able to get the maker to take a long enough break from cutting for me to snap a photo)...
Bright Blooms

Thanks to South Valley Quilt Association for a fun day of Mod Molas & Bright Blooms!  Everyone made such wonderful progress, and Edna P proudly showed off her finished and bound quilt (top left photo) just two days later at the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association meeting!!
Mod Mola Makers from SVQA