Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Flickr Favorites

This is Anne's Playground quilt from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley. I've had my eye on that pattern for a while and I love that Anne used more masculine fabrics for this quilt and that the background is patterned but not distracting.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Flickr Favorite and 100 Quilts for Kids Link Up!

Happy Friday everyone! Today we're featuring some of the 100 Quilts for Kids donations from our group. Also, I've saved a few prizes for our DC Modern group specifically, and you can enter to win by linking up your quilt below - that way you can win even if you can't make it to a meeting. If you already linked up as part of 100 Quilts for Kids on, you can link up again here for another chance to win a prize! Even if you don't care about the prizes, it would be great to get a census of just how many quilts our guild did make as part of the quilt drive. I'll keep the link up open through next Wednesday and announce winners after that. Thanks again everyone for your support of our event!

by Aubrie

100 Quilts for Kids
by Robin
100 quilts for kids
by Anjeanette

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Announcing Angela Walters trunk show!

People, I'm so happy to announce that the DCMQG will be hosting a trunk show from the amazing Angela Walters next month!  Angela is the author of several books and is known throughout the modern quilting world for her exquisite machine quilting. She can be found online at

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, November 12th, from 7:00-8:00 pm at Capital Quilts. This lecture will be free for DCMQG members and due to space limitations, will not be opened up for public attendance. (So, if you've been thinking about joining the guild, here's your excuse.) Members, see you there! And let's all give a special thank you to Linda for snagging this opportunity for us!

quilted dress

(all images courtesy of Angela Walters)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Workshop and Trunk Show this Saturday!

Hi Everyone! 

This is your reminder of this Saturday's events; Betz White (whose new book Present Perfect; 25 Gifts to Sew and Bestow was just released this week!)  will be leading a workshop on her lovely and giftable Cosmos Infinity Cowl from 10:15-1:00, then we're having our general meeting from 1:30- 4:30 with a trunk show from Betz at 2:00.  Both events are at Capital Quilts in Gaithersburg.
It's not too late to sign up for the workshop; cost is $35 members/$40 non-members.  Email if you're interested.
Trunk show is free for members (and new members and trial members, so if you've been thinking about checking out the guild, now's a good time!)  Looking forward to seeing you there! 

In other news, Heather will be doing a final collection of 100 Quilts for Kids charity quilts on Saturday; she's really close to her goal of 100, so if you have a quilt to donate please bring it and help put her over the top!

Also, Kristina H has generously offered to coordinate this year's QuiltCon charity quilt, and will be distributing fabric to those interested in participating on Saturday (we can mail for those of you who can't attend.)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Quilt Lost and Found

A good Samaritan has found a quilt in the D.C. area, within a few miles of Mount Vernon on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. (western edge of the Potomac River)   I'm posting this as a public service announcement for the region; if you have lost your quilt please email the DC Modern Quilt Guild and we'll get you in touch with the finder of the quilt.

Thanks to the generous soul who picked up the quilt! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

100 Quilts for Kids: Group Charity Quilt

Remember that lovely fabric that Fabric Traditions donated to our guild earlier in the year? If not, here's a reminder:

Well, all that lovely fabric is starting to turn into some great quilts. I'm blogging about the one I coordinated on my blog today, over here.

Thanks so much to the many collaborators on this quilt: Ashley, Aubrie, Frederick, Jess, Kristin, Anjeanette, Liz, and Willa for helping with the blocks; Susan and Jess for your excellent design consultation, and to Robin for persevering through piecing the batting together!

As a reminder, here are the stops on our blog hop:

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

9/3 - Susan
9/10 - Katie
9/18 - Liz

Also, if you've completed a quilt for charity, please go over here to link up and be eligible for prizes. I'll have a link up for DC Modern only starting next week (and corresponding prizes!) so keep an eye out for that.

Thanks again for all your help in making this year's event a success!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday Flickr Favorite

Frederick is working on this great spiral hand quilting for an improv quilt. The quilt is really interesting in all its muted, low-volume goodness.

Just a reminder, if you haven't signed up for the Betz White workshop and would like to, please contact Jessie at If we do not fill up the workshop with DCMQG members, we'll be throwing it open to other guilds.