Saturday, November 22, 2014

Meeting Cancelled

The Shirlington library cannot find our reservation for today. We tried to find an alternate location, but were unable to locate one, so we will have to cancel the meeting. We are so sorry for the mix-up and for anyone who drove all the way to Shirlington today. We will definitely be at Finch's Sewing Studio on December 13 however, so we hope to see you there.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Flickr Favorites

Another great offering for the DCMQG mug rug swap, this time from Melinda. I love the hand quilting and the colors she chose. Her partner is one very lucky person.

Don't forget, tomorrow we meet at a new library location. Hope to see all of you there.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sewing day this Saturday! Finch on Dec 13th!

This Saturday November 22nd from 10:30-4:30 we're having a free sewing day at another new library, the Shirlington Branch Library at 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA.  Bring your own project and machine and something for show and tell, or just come and hang out.  Don't forget extension cords! 

And in 3 weeks, Nicole from Finch Sewing Studio (102 Loudoun St, SW Leesburg, Virginia 20175) has again invited us to hang at her place.  We're welcome all day, from 10-5, but if you can only spare a couple hours from your holiday preparations, come anyway and say hello! 
In honor of the holidays, we'll do our Yankee gift swap at 12:00.  If you'd like to participate, bring a $10, wrapped, quilting-related gift to swap.  The swap works as such: the gifts are piled in the center of the room, and everyone draws a number randomly.  #1 chooses and unwraps a gift.  #2 then can decide to unwrap another gift, or to steal the gift from #1, in which case #1 would then unwrap something new.  And so it goes down the line, with each gift only being allowed to be stolen once per round.  It was great fun last year as we all maneuvered to get the tailor's ham or various coveted fabric bundles. 

Hope to see many of you at these two events!  I can't believe how fast this year has gone...


Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Flickr Favorites

I'm a sucker for text prints, so this DCMQG Mug Rug Swap sneak peek from Jamie jumped out at me immediately. If you follow the link, you'll see a few more pictures of how this turned out. I really like how straight and even that quilting is too. I have little patience for dense quilting.

Are you participating in the swap? How is your mug rug coming along?

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)