Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 11th Meeting Recap

A post from 2016 QAL was sent out earlier this evening in error.

Meeting Recap for
Saturday, February 11



Highlights:

Don't forget about our quilt show MODERN MAKERS, MODERN QUILTS in cooperation with the Arlington County Costume Lab. There will be a reception on March 1 from 6.30-8pm. PLEASE RSVP by 2/22 (TOMORROW) to costumes@arlingtonva.us. Fellow guild members have made some stunning pieces that are on display in the show!
We were thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a workshop with Latifah Safiron October 14!  More information (including sign-ups) will be sent at a later date.
We are working two other awesome workshops and will reveal those once the contracts are signed.  Any guesses??
We had two door prizes, including a Quilter’s Planner and a Joel Dewberry charm pack. There will be a number of great door prizes this year, so come to meetings often to have a chance to win something special.
If any members know of, or can help procure, meeting spaces that are free or have a nominal fee, please reach out to the board (email dcmodquilts@gmail.com). Free rooms for meetings, mean more available funds for activities.
We introduced a new charitable initiative, 100 pouches for Women in Domestic ViWeolence Centers.  We hope to fill those pouches with personal products.  So far we have received generous donations from:
YKK Zippers
Michael Miller Fabrics.
Anna Maria Horner
100 full toiletry kits and large perfume samples.
Members donations of boxes of sanitary products, packages of underwear and dental kits.
We encourage all of you to reach out to your communities for donations of items for the pouches.  We would like to put a number of products in each pouch. Some suggestions:
                           Hotel toiletry sets
                           Cosmetics/perfumes from “gifts w/purchases
                           Swag from cosmetic counters
                           Packs of women’s undergarments, sanitary items, hair ties, etc.    

All products donated should be new, unused.

If you would like contribute funds towards purchasing some of these items, please send the board an email
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Nisha – nisha.bouri@gmail.com

We hope to see you all at our next meeting on March 11 at the Montgomery County Council Office Bldg Cafeteria (100 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850)  Red line stop walking distance.  
And, of course the highlight of the meeting was Show & Tell!  There was a wide range of themes and projects, here are some pictures:
  
Robin made this mini based on the letter ‘F’ – the fabric has pomegranates on it, so she titled this Fractured Fruit:

   
Check out this Trill Quilt by Cassandra!


 A 15 year old WIP getting some binding!


Carolyn made a beautiful baby quilt


Anne used the DCMQG logo to make a pillow!


 Gretchen is finishing her Meadow Quilt – it is gorgeous!


Megan made an American Flag, inspired by her recent participation in the Women’s March (however, this is not a political statement)


This. Is. Awesome.


Elle made a baby quilt!


One of two of Meg's fresh baby quilts in anticipation of twins!

Meli is currently working on a reverse-applique quilt featuring the First Amendment.




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Happy New Year!

Welcome to DCMQG 2017.  We hope you enjoyed your holidays and had some time for sewing! 

We want to give a special thank you to our outgoing board members: Natalie Hardin, Carissa Englert, Robin Tilsworth and Leah Buckley for the amazing job they did for us in 2016.

We will be posting mini bios of our new officers on Instagram in the next week or so. In the meantime, below is a list of names,office and Instagram addresses:

  • Co-Presidents: Megan Haidet @subsistenceslicker
    and Phyliss Jaffe @sewtogetherphyliss

  • Secretary: Nisha Bouri @nishydoodle

  • Treasurer: Erinn Shirley @goodstitchlollipop

We met this past weekend brainstorming and refining DCMQG plans while feasting on Megan’s delicious quiche. We had a very productive meeting and cannot wait to share our ideas with you on Saturday.

Meeting, Saturday, Jan 14 10:00am – 4:30pm
This is a sewing meeting at the Westover Library, 1644 N McKinley Rd , Arlington, VA 22205.  Bring your machine or hand sewing.  We will have the business meeting at 1:30pm.  Hope you can make it!

Reminders:
Costume Lab Exhibit: Natalie has offered to deliver the quilts to the Costume Lab.  Do not forget to bring your quilts to this Saturday's meeting!  Natalie, Carissa and Robin will give an update on the show details at the meeting.
 

Logo Challenge:  Don’t forget to bring your logo projects. There are some great ones on Instagram #dcmqg

See you on Saturday,
DCMQG Board

Monday, December 19, 2016

DCMQG Fall Retreat Recap & Pics

Last month, over 20 DCMQG members participated in the second retreat of 2016.  Tucked into the hills of Knoxville, Maryland at the Blue Mountain Retreat Center, participants enjoyed sewing together and completing many projects (or at least making good progress!).  Good food, good company, and a crazy game of "Left, Right, Center" were highlights of the weekend!  Big, big thanks go to Phyliss for being our fearless retreat coordinator, to Lynne for providing the pictures, and to Robin for recapping the weekend's activities!

Our next retreat is planned for March 31-April 2, 2017.  Sign-ups will take place in the new year, so watch out for emails.  In the meantime, enjoy these pictures that document the weekend!  We hope everyone has happy, restful (and stitchy!) holidays!  :-)











Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Call for Submissions -- Extended!


It was great seeing everyone who made it out to the December meeting last Saturday in Arlington!  And thank you to everyone who submitted quilts for our CostumeLab exhibit in 2017!  They are all awesome; however, in order to fill the walls with lovely quilts at our show, we need more submissions!  To that end, we have decided to open up submissions for another week.  We will close the form on Tuesday, December13th.  We have also increased the maximum size to 70" on either side.  We hope that, with these new guidelines, more members are able to submit their quilts for our show.

Check your emails from last night (12/6) for the link to the submission form, and see this original post about the general show description and submission requirements.  Please remember that once you fill out the form the confirmation page will have a link to where to send your pictures.  You will need an overall shot, a detailed shot, and a picture of the quilt label & sleeve (this can be in one or two pictures).

Happy Holidays everyone!
The DCMQG Board 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December Meeting, this weekend--12/3!

Welcome to 2017!

We hope you enjoyed your holidays and had some time for sewing! 

As the 2017-2016 DCMQG Board we want to welcome all of you and give a special thank you to our outgoing board members: Natalie Hardin, Carissa Englert, Robin Tilsworth and Leah Buckley.

We will be posting mini bios on Instagram in the next week or so, in the meantime below is a list with our offices and Instagram addresses:

Co-Presidents: Megan Haidet @subsistenceslicker  and Phyliss Jaffe @sewtogetherphyliss, Secretary: Nisha Bouri @nishydoodle, Treasurer Erin Shirley @goodstitchlollipop


We met this past weekend brainstorming and refining DCMQG plans and feasting on Megan’s delicious quiche. We had a great meeting and cannot wait to share our ideas with you on Saturday.


Meeting, Saturday, Jan 14 10:00am – 4:30pm
This is a sewing meeting at the Westover Library, 1644 N McKinley Rd , Arlington, VA 22205.  Bring your machine or hand sewing.  We will have the business meeting at 1:30pm.  Hope you can make it!


Reminders:
Costume Lab Information: Natalie has offered to deliver the quilts to the Costume Lab.  Do not forget to bring your quilts to this Saturday's meeting!  Natalie, Carissa and Robin will give an update on the show details at the meeting.

Logo Challenge:  Don’t forget to bring your logo projects. There are some great ones on Instagram #dcmqg


See you on Saturday,
DCMQG Board