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.

FlyingParrotQuilts Epic Halloween Quilt-a-long








Slyvia over at Flying Parrot Quilts put together a beautiful (epic!) Halloween quilt and after getting so much interest on instagram she decided to host a quilt-a-long. I have been following along each week making my blocks so I too can have an epic Halloween quilt. Be sure to check her blog for each week’s blocks, she has links to the patterns, and tips on sewing them. I’d substituted a few blocks (because I prefer to do paper piecing) but I’ve mostly been keeping with the blocks each week and can’t wait to sew them all together!

Upcoming Show-CounterCraft: Voices Of The Indie Craft Community



CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301
508.588.6000
May 7, 2016 – July 10, 2016
This exhibition will showcase the boundless imagination of the makers and designers in the DIY culture and the principles upon which it has developed. The “indie craft” movement encourages makers to express their unique viewpoint on the world through one-of-a-kind objects created with elevated technical skill, new or traditional craft techniques, and a modern design aesthetic. This exhibition is curated by Faythe Levine, a multi-media artist and curator with deep ties to the Indie Craft Movement. Faythe directed the documentary, Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design (2009) and authored the book by the same name. This exhibition was made possible by generous support from the Gretchen Keyworth Exhibitions Fund. Be sure to attend the reception on Saturday, May 7, 2:00 – 5:00 pm with a panel discussion led by Faythe Levine and a screening of her documentary “Handmade Nation.”
The exhibition features the following artists:
Elaine Bay
Ginger Brooks Takahashi
Tracy Bull
Liz Collins
Betsy Greer
Heidi Kenney
Xander Marro
New Craft Artists in Action (NCAA)
Erin M. Riley
Caitlin Rose Sweet