Mid-Atlantic Mod was a joint venture put together by Andrew from the Philadelphia MQG, Jess from Central Jersey MQG, and Katie from the DCMQG, and wow did they do a fantastic job! 65 quilters from the Mid-Atlantic region got together at the Doubletree in Lancaster PA for a 4 day quilting extravaganza :)
|These are just the projects I packed. I had a laundry basket with interfacing, an ironing board, ott light and other stuff... PLUS my clothes, lol!|
It was so great getting to meet other quilters whom I had only known through the online community that I ended up socializing the majority of Thursday and only managed to get two of my Briar Rose blocks constructed (more on that on Wednesday!).
|Shopping for Kona solids at Burkholders. Photo from @jtlevitt|
|Sassy Tassel Pop Shop|
|Fabric Haul from Burkholder's and the Sassy Tassel. Check out all those OOP beauties!|
|Kona: Cloud, Alegria, School Bus, Camellia, Sour Apple, Cerise, Kale|
Saturday, I took two workshops: Piecing Gentle Curves with Andrew, and Modern Log Cabins with Jess L.
|Piecing Gentle Curves fabric pull and results|
|Modern Log Cabin Block|
Besides working on the Briar Rose quilt for my niece, I wanted to make a divided basket for a friend who just had a baby (to match the quilt I made for her).
Silly me, I decided to start the divided basket around midnight on Saturday... it's definitely hard to follow directions after a few beers and an exciting day. I did end up finishing it on Sunday morning but unfortunately didn't get to stop by and see my friend after the retreat as planned... it came in handy for toting my fabric haul home though!
All-in-all it was such an amazing experience to meet people that were previously bloggy friends, and to make many many new friends. Hopefully I can start attending DCMQG meetings regularly even though it's a not terribly close to my house. The entire weekend was so inspiring, even if it wasn't terribly productive. I will hopefully be able to return next year, and hope you'll join us too!!!
Things to remember for next year:
- participate in a few of the activities
- a cushion for the hotel chair with a fancy cover of course
- shoes with more arch support
- veggie snacks
- more travel handmade items :)
Jess @ Quilty Habit
Rachel @ Like to Sew (part 1) (part 2)
Miki @ Sparrow Quilts
Linda @ I Finally Have Time