Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • January meeting--Jan 17th from noon to 5pm at Arlington Central Library

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Meeting Recap and January Meeting Announcement

The December meeting at Finch went really well.
Nicole served mimosas and Jessie brought two kinds of cookies.
We had 15 people, including Nicole, participate in the gift swap.
We had three tiny members of the guild come.

Miss Vivian trying on a Finch shop sample.

Nicole let us look at her samples from market of the new fabric lines.
There was some show and tell

Dana and her quilt
Dana's Vintage Quilt Revival Sampler.

and a group photo (Sorry, it's cropped due to Instagram).

I had a ton of fun at the #DCMQG meeting today. I missed my guild friends

And, most pressing for me as next year's guild president, there were lots of ideas for the guild for next year.

So far, there have been 4 ideas for swaps a good lead on a place to hold a DCMQG retreat, two ideas for lecturers, an improved communication possibility,  a group project and one suggestion for a member tutorial. 

The next meeting will be at the Arlington Central Library from 12:00 to 5:00 on January 17th.  There is another group in there in the morning so we can't get in until noon.

The plan for the January meeting will be as follows:

12:00-12:30      Set up your space, meet and greet

12:30-2:00        Big Ideas for 2015 planning session--bring hand stitching or knitting and be ready to discuss your ideas for the next year in the guild.  We will review suggestions that came from member surveys. Volunteers for committees would be most appreciated.  We may be switching seats as needed to brainstorm with fellow committee members.  I'm asking no machine sewing for this portion of the meeting so everyone can hear and participate.

2:00-5:00         Open sew time. 

If you are not available for the meeting in January, please feel free to comment here or send me an email with your ideas and possible committee/s that you'd like to participate in. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Social Day Saturday at Finch

Good morning everyone! 
Nicole from Finch Sewing Studio has asked me to let everyone know that she has some goodies to give away at our meeting on Saturday (full info here);  pre-release fabric and books and such...  She's also promised hot apple cider (and something to spike it with!) I'll be bringing some holiday cookies; feel free to bring your faves to share, too.  Bring your $10, wrapped gift for the Yankee Swap and don't forget to leave time to visit Frederick's show in Middleburg! 
Comment below if you're coming so Nicole knows how many to expect.  See you there!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Welcoming Our New Officers

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick post to welcome and thank the four people who stepped up to lead the group into 2015! 

Melinda Newton, President 
 Carissa Englert Malone, Vice President
Lynne Mackay-Atha, Secretary
Robin Tilsworth, Treasurer
2015 is going to be a great year; thank you ladies!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Flickr Favorites

This mini quilt is brought to us by Susan who can be found at FullerbyDesign. Don't you just love those little pops of Liberty fabric against the lighter background? And the echo quilting of the sky and the tiny pebble quilting for the ground? She made this for an online sewing swap, and can I just say, "lucky partner."

We'll be posting results for the new officers soon. If you haven't already voted via the survey link sent out by Alyson on November 18, please do so. If you didn't get an email with the survey link, please send an email to alyson@hastyquilter.net. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quilts for Art's Sake

I'm so excited to promote a show which includes one of our members, Frederick Nunley! 

Quilts for Art's Sake will be at the Middleburg Arts Project Gallery, 4 East Federal Street in Middleburg VA, from December 5th – December 28th. 

Reception:  Dec 12th, 5-8 pm
Meet the Artists: Dec 13th, 2 - 5 pm
Featured Artists: Kathie Ratcliffe, Frederick Nunley and Jane Frenke

Notice that their "Meet the Artists" overlaps with our meeting at Finch Sewing Studio!
Middleburg is less that a half hour from Leesburg, so it would be really easy to scoot down and see Frederick's new work and meet the other artists after dropping in at the Finch!

Here's link to the show info:
and facebook link for the gallery: