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 @dcquilter (Megan's NEW quilt specific IG, she can still be found @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




Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Charity Sewing Meeting: This Saturday, October 1st

Hey there, DCMQG quilters:

This Saturday will be our big Charity Sewing meeting (only held on Oct. 1 because we couldn't get the venue for a September date)!  We hope a lot of you can come out and sew!

The details: We'll be meeting at The Falls Church Episcopal in Falls Church from 10am to 5pm this Saturday, October 1, 2016.  The address is 196 East Fairfax St., Falls Church, VA.  We have full use of the Fellowship Hall room for our sewing pleasure!  Please use the same parking as always (located off of E. Fairfax St. and Douglass Ave. and labeled "Church Parking"; described here in this post for any of you who haven't been to the FCE Church before ) and then head for the big, arched-white-windowed atrium looking room that is almost directly across from the parking lot.  This is the Fellowship Hall (pictured below)!



What to bring:  If you're planning to use a machine, please bring as many extension cords (the longer the better!) and power strips as you have so that we can distribute machine power around the room.  Also, bring all your usual quilting equipment: irons, ironing boards, rotary cutters, and cutting mats -- At least as much as you need for your own sewing and if you have extras to share, all the better.  Of course, any hand-work projects (binding, handsewing, etc.) are always welcome too!  Any snacks, food, or drink that you want to bring along for the day is always welcome and, for lunch, there are several great options within walking distance from the church to recharge yourself for the day of sewing!  We'll have a brief business meeting after lunch (around 1:30pm).

Also at Saturday's meeting, we'll hear from Jennifer Biehl from the Arlington County CostumeLab about the upcoming Quilt Show in early 2017.  She'll be on hand to chat with us about that and we hope people have started pondering some submissions!

Alyson, our fearless 100 Quilts for Kids coordinator, has info and supplies for anyone looking for a charity project to start or finish so see her at the meeting if you are interested.  This meeting is open to the public so bring others who are interested in sewing for charity or, even if you aren't a member, come contribute to some quilts!

We hope to see you on Saturday!