DC Modern Quilt Guild Dues for July 2015 to June 2016

Pay your DC Modern Quilt Guild Dues for July 2015 to June 2016

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Upcoming Meetings and Events with the DCMQG
  • July Field Trip on July 25th to Finch Sewing Studio. Shop is open from 10a-5p. Bring some sewing.
  • Retreat 1: August 14th-16th at the Blue Mountain Retreat Center near Harper's Ferry
  • August meeting--August 29th from 10a-4p at Patches Quilt Shop in Mount Airy
  • Retreat 2: Nov 20th-22nd at the Blue Mountain Retreat Center near Harper's Ferry

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June Meeting Recap with Show & Tell Pics

Hi All!

Though we had a smaller group at the June 20th meeting than we'd become accustomed to this year (thanks to the summery weather and vacations aplenty!), it was a great meeting at the new venue of The Falls Church Episcopal.  I wanted to give a big thanks to the crew at the church who helped me pull off the whole thing and who were so kind and gracious to work with--thanks Jim, Terri, Rosemari (a quilter herself!), and even parishioner Helen who stopped by the meeting to check it all out!  The Nicolson Hall where we met was a great space in which to sew and, apart from working out the electrical sharing and table set up for next time, it seems like it will be a nice option for future meetings.  We're already talking about having the charity sewing September meeting there where we will all have space to spread out on the floor, work collaboratively, and get some charity quilting done!

The spacious Nicolson Hall in The Falls Church Episcopal
We had fun seeing (and being inspired by) a great variety of projects that people have been working on!

Clockwise from top left: Ashley's baby quilt, Lisa's fall leaves quilts, Sari's king-sized bed quilt for a friend, Maryjane's aqua Amy Butler quilt.
Clockwise from top left: Cindy's EPP hexies, Pam's Alabama Chanin skirt, Aubrie's paper-pieced log cabin blocks from the Mary Fons workshop, Frederick's tumbling block squares.
Clockwise from top left: More BIG quilts! Jane's happy scrappy quilt, Alyson's memory quilt for her son, Amy's flannel-backed nine-patch quilt, Anna G's Michigan quilt.
Clockwise from top left: Bridgette's mini quilt, Lauren's baby quilt in progress, Anne's Gardenvale star blocks, Linda's dragonfly challenge quilt.
Clockwise from top left: Nancy's Doe triangles, Dara's Beatles needle book, Melinda's AMH rayon tank, Carissa's nephew baby quilt.

Other reminders:

At the end of this month, we're meeting out at Finch Sewing Studio in Leesburg, VA so we hope to see you there for some sewing and shopping--Saturday, July 25th from 10am to 5pm.

Dues for 2015-2016 membership are being collected via the Paypal button at the top of the blog or send a check to Robin.

And don't forget to submit your logo design by tonight (July 1st) at midnight!  Hope everyone has a great Fourth of July weekend and, as always, happy sewing!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

You have two days left...

...to submit your DCMQG logo design.  Send your submissions to me (Melinda) by email or by messenger camel.  Either way, the deadline is tomorrow at midnight.

It is also membership renewal time!  Use the paypal button at the top of the blog or email dcmqgtreasurer@gmail.com to get Robin's mailing address to send a check.  Dues are $45 this year and we have lots of fun things planned to make it worthwhile.

Friday, June 26, 2015

June update

The meeting on June 20th at Falls Church Episcopal went very well.  The space was large, bright and had plenty of tables (once we found them) and chairs.  Members that were present agreed that it was a great space with good parking.  The board will discuss having more meetings there for ease of scheduling.

August retreat slots open!  There is still one slot open for the retreat in August, two day pass slots open and no one on the wait list.  If you are interested, refer to previous emails for links to sign up for retreat.  There is plenty of space in the November retreat.

We now have two entries for our guild logo contest.  Did you enter?  Did you want to?  Deadline is July 1st!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pouches, pouches, pouches!

We recently finished up the pouch swap, and if you have been checking Instagram, you will have seen some incredible works of art.  First off a huge thank you to Susan for organizing the swap, assigning partners and generally keeping tabs on all of us.  Thank you, Susan!

On to the bags!  There were all sorts of bags/pouches...lots of variations on the zipper pouch theme...

The sewists that created these wonderful bags were Kristina, Melinda, Megan, Wendy, Tanya, Dana, Jamie, Cassandra, Bridgette, Anna H, Sarah, Nisha, Susan, Meli and Leah.

There were also several sew together bags...
Theses lovelies were created by Heather, Carolyn and Brandi.

And then there were several pouches that I think of as specialty bags (made by Robin, Melanie, Lynne, Linda and Alyson)... for crocheting, art supplies, knitting, wet swimsuits and ...wait for it....dog treats! 

Such great stuff!  Fun to make, fun to receive...and the goodies too!  I hear that the next swap will be pillows, and can't wait to see what our talented guild members will make.  Will you be in next round?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Quick Check in on Charity Projects

Hi friends! For those of you coming to the DC Modern sewing day tomorrow, we are going to do a quick charity quilt project, similar to the one Jess from Quilty Habit describes here. Participation is not mandatory, but doing so will enter you into a drawing for a small prize!

Also, I am still collecting pillow cases as discussed in this post here. You could bring some extra yardage to the meeting and whip up one or two between other projects!

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow! Heather