Wednesday, August 27, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids Blog Hop: Carla from Modern Bias

Welcome to our next step on the 100 Quilts for Kids blog hop. Today we're visiting Carla at Modern Bias where she's showing us several quilts she plans to donate as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive.

As a reminder, here are the stops so far:

8/6 - Lynne
8/13 - Meli
8/20 - Alyson
8/27 - Carla

Let me know if you'd like to join the blog hop. You don't need to have a blog - you can send pictures and your write up and we'll publish it here. Just email me at

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids Blog Hop and Meeting Recap

Welcome to our next stop on the DC Modern blog hop. This month and next, we're featuring some of our guild members and the charity quilts they are donating as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive.

Today we are visiting Alyson, who blogs at The Hasty Quilter. You can find her post here, and some of the previous stops on our tour below:

8/6 - Lynne
8/13 - Meli
8/20 - Alyson

Also, our group has had a couple events this month that we wanted to share a bit about. Earlier in the month, a group of us met at Finch Sewing Studio for a sewing day, and in many cases a little shopping! Nicole has a beautiful space that is so welcoming, and I was glad so many of us made the trip out there. Here are some photos of the day and our show and tell.


DCMQG babies IMG_2505

This past Saturday, we had our regular meeting at Capital Quilts. It was a smaller meeting, but we were very pleased to welcome some new faces! We hope to see more of you in the future! 

Dana did a great tutorial on continuous bias binding, and I think demystified the process for many of us! Here are some photos from the day, including our Michael Miller challenge projects.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Meeting this Saturday at Capital Quilts, 1:30-4:30

Hi folks,

I'm just reminding everyone of our meeting this Saturday at Capital Quilts, 15926 Luanne Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 from 1:30-4:30.

Dana will kick off this meeting with a tutorial on continuous bias binding (thanks Dana!)  Then we have a few exciting announcements regarding programming, and the big reveal of our Michael Miller Fabric Challenge projects!  There will be a fabulous prize for the challenge project voted viewer's choice.

Due to increasing attendance, (which is awesome!) we need to phase out having sewing machines at our 3-hour Capital Quilts meetings.  Of course we welcome and encourage any lap-sewing you want to bring, such as English paper piecing or hand-sewing your binding.  Knitting too!  For this meeting, we'll be setting up 4 sewing machine stations for those who just can't go a meeting without getting something done.  If you would like to reserve one of these spots, please email us. 

Remember, newcomers are always welcome at our meetings!  Bring a little something for show and tell, or just bring yourself; you are welcome to attend 2 free meetings before deciding whether you'd like to join us. 

See you all Saturday! 


PS Bring snacks if you are so inclined!

100 Quilts for Kids Blog Hop: Meli from Munchkin Quilts

Take a minute to pop on over to Meli's blog to see some charity quilt inspiration as well as other charity sewing she does. 

As a reminder, here are the stops on DC Modern's 100 Quilts for Kids blog hop so far:

8/6 - Lynne
8/13 - Meli

If you are interested in participating in the blog hop, there's still time. Let me know and we will get you scheduled ( You don't even need a blog to participate - we can post here for you!

And don't forget, if you donate a quilt as part of 100 Quilts for Kids, you should link up here to be entered for some great prizes!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday Flickr Favorites

It's still Friday on the West Coast... right? Our Friday Flickr Favorite is brought to us by one of our new members, Alyson. I got to see this one in person at our Finch Sewing Studio meeting, and it's so stinking cute. Meet Humphrey the Albino Humpback Whale. Alyson made him for Melinda's son, but it might not be making it to its intended target just yet, as Melinda is calling first dibs. I don't blame her, I'd hang on to it for a while myself. And can we talk about the hand quilting on the fins?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids Blog Hop: Lynne from Tinking Along

100 Quilts for Kids

This year, as part of 100 Quilts for Kids, DC Modern is doing a blog hop of the quilts members are donating for the quilt drive. Our first stop on the tour is Lynne at Tinking Along, who is featuring two quilts she's already finished (!) for the quilt drive as well as a little about her experiences quilting for charity.

One of the quilts Lynne is donating. Photo from her blog Tinking Along
Lynne is also one of the brave souls who volunteered to coordinate one of our group quilts for donation. If you haven't stepped up to help with one of these quilts, please consider making a block (or two) - we can get you the fabric at our meeting on the 16th at Capital Quilts or mail it to you. Just email me -

Also, we are still looking for DC Modern members to participate in the blog hop. If you are interested, let me know and we will get you scheduled ( You don't even need a blog to participate - we can post here for you!

And don't forget, if you donate a quilt as part of 100 Quilts for Kids, you should link up here to be entered for some great prizes!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Flickr Favorite

This is Jamie's Michael Miller Challenge quilt. She calls it Churn Dash Cosmonaut and it is quite impressive. There is so much going on that it really requires some of the detail shots that she has on her blog to fully appreciate it. The coolest thing is the fact that she used the selvages on the front of the quilt and free motion quilted different designs in different sections: lines in the rectangles, pebbles in the triangles, and stipples in the prints.

Can't wait to see some of you tomorrow out in Leesburg.

I leave you with this video of Obama visiting a quilt shop in Parkville, Missouri and asking if they could teach him to sew.