Last weekend a small bunch of DC Modern Quilt Guilders met at Material Girls Quilt Shop in La Plata, MD.  Plans were made, fabric was purchased.  Those of you who couldn’t make it missed a really, really nice modern shop with super-helpful staff.  And a resident baby.

Elle spray-basted 9067 charity quilts.  That’s 25 quilts per minute folks; she’s that awesome.

Elle Spray-Basting

Molly and Elle tried to figure out some presto-mitered-corners way to sew together a double-sided blanket.  I hope you figured it out, Molly, because it sounded really promising…

And Leah was hand quilting a most gorgeous rainbow quilt that will be a Christmas gift for her lucky sister.  The picture doesn’t do it justice.  It is stunning.

Leah's Quilt

Jamie, who organized it all, got a quilt top half-pieced, and I can’t wait to see it finished.  That girl has really good taste in fabric…


I popped all the papers out of my hexagons and got them ready for hand quilting.  All in all a great day and totally worth all the gas we all used to get out there!


Autumn Oak

On the way home I had to stop and leap out of the car with my camera; the sideways light of the sunset was so amazing.  These leaves just glowed. It was a wonderful day.

Glowing Autumn Sunset

Autumn Sky

3 thoughts on “Sewing-with-friends

  1. Excellent recap! I’m glad you were counting how many quilts I spray-basted…I was losing count! 😉
    Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting (or before that…I need to look at the Quilter’s Quest dates!). Do you have any of your line to sell, or do I need to buy it from the shop in Mt. Airy? I have an idea for a pretty simple quilt that I think would really let the fabrics sing…because I don’t have enough projects right now! 😉

  2. Julie: Thanks for dropping by and for vitising my Flickr photos too (and leaving such lovely comments!). I hope you’ll find some time to get back to your quilting such a wonderful pastime!

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