Yvette Glynnn welcomed everyone and introduced our guest speaker, Kristyn McCoy, owner of Melon Patch Quilts. Kristyn is the past president and current member of our local Modern Quilt Guild. She shared that she started out as a traditional quilter and started taking design courses which led her into producing award winning pieces that have been featured in art galleries, museums, and quilt shows. One of her small quilts, Pickled Peppers, is included in the book Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century by The Modern Quilt Guild.
Several of the quilts she shared with us were "statement quilts" featuring her artistic rendering of various current social issues. Others she called "improv quilts," all beautifully designed and quilted.
After this enjoyable and inspiring presentation, we took a short break, and ended our time together with Show & Share, appreciating the beautiful handiwork from our own quilters.