DC Modern Quilt Guild





In late August I headed to the DC Modern Quilt Guild’s sewing day at Patches quilt shop in Mt. Airy MD. The directions on my phone took me along beautiful empty roads, and took just a little over an hour so it was quite a nice drive. I brought along my diamond hexie quilt to work on, which has been neglected in the evenings as I work on either my Halloween quilt, or drawing and painting underglazes onto pottery.
There were so many beautiful quilts shown during the “show and tell” segment of the meeting, and you can see the finished heart quilts for Pulse in the outdoor photo, they were all so amazing lined up together. The members worked on these before we joined the guild but I am so glad I got to see them before they were shipped off.
Jessee worked on tiny hexies next to me in the Rifle Paper/Cotton & Steel fabric collection. The images were all perfect for tiny fussy cutting! I have been having so much fun being a member even though I’ve only been to two sew day meetings so far. I have already taken part in one guild swap, and signed up for another, have plans to spend a day at an upcoming sewing retreat, and bought a guild t-shirt.

DCMQG swap

My friend Jessee and I joined the DC Modern Quilt Guild and signed up for one of their swaps right away. I made this travel sewing bag by starting with a design to make a makers tote (love this pattern) but then I made a few changes. I made a quilted front pocket, made the tote a bit longer, and added the zipper along the top edge. I added gummi bears since my partner said they were her favorite, and a few other small goodies which I didn’t photograph.




The swap had some questions to fill out explaining things you liked, and my partner said “bright + saturated colors, neon, linen, chambray, metallic. i like everything from the florals in flower sugar to the minimalism of carolyn friendlander. have fun!” so I wanted to combine chambray and bright colorful fabrics with a little bit of neon. I had to order the chambray and the pink dot because I knew I wanted to use both of those, but the rest of the colorful stuff actually came from my stash. I even had a little bit of neon from the Cotton & Steel fabrics, so it worked out really well.