Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Quilt Along with Anna G

Our snowmageddon weekend has made for some very productive sewing from our members.  If you haven't already checked out #dcmqgsnowalong on Instagram you really need to :)  

You will also see many members getting an awesome start on Anna G's QAL! I believe they are up to block 6 or 7... they are so speedy I haven't been able to catch up.  Anna has also started a Facebook page for discussions or more picture posting.  Check out the link below to join...

Saturday, January 23, 2016

DCMQG 2016 Quilt Along: Block 3

Just in case anyone isn't following along on Instagram or hasn't seen Anna's blog lately: I've posted the Intro, Blocks 1 and 2, and Block 3 on my blog for the quilt-along. It's been really fun seeing pictures on IG under the hashtag #dcmqg2016qal ( If you're not already participating, come join us.

DCMQG Blizzard Snow-Along

Since our additional sewing date scheduled for today at a Frederick library was cancelled due to the big storm, we are sewing along virtually this weekend!  If you haven't already tagged your photos or aren't on Instagram yet, just do it!  ;-)  See you over on Instagram: @dcmqg and #DCMQGsnowalong !

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Anna G. is on fire with our quilt along... Check out the latest HERE!
Oh... and the hashtag I posted on the first post isn't correct... use #dcmqg2016qal so that everyone can see your progress!

January Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who was able to come out to our first meeting of the year at Falls Church Episcopal.  We had a great turn out last Saturday with lots of good sewing and chatting.

Some of the business points that were shared are below, followed by some pictures of our show and tells.

* Thank you to the past board for all their hard work!

* Thank you to Melinda who is still helping the group out as Retreat Committee Chair.  Retreat sign up was sent out on Monday afternoon so, if you haven't already signed up, consider this:
   - $175 for full weekend, meals included
   - it's like an adult version of a summer camp condensed into a weekend!

*Thank you to Nisha for volunteering to be our swap coordinator this year.  Ottawa swap has already gotten a head start by Robin (treasurer).  Coming in May we can look forward to a tote bag swap.

*Thank you to Alyson who has volunteered to take on as Charity coordinator.  Fabric bundles will be ready for distribution next month.  We are hoping to spread out our charity sewing throughout the year in order to have more finished quilts in the fall!

*Thank you to Ashley and Liz who have volunteered to take on as program coordinators.  They will be planning our speakers/ workshops/ lectures for 2017. If you have any helpful input feel free to let these ladies know.

*Thank you to Anna G. who has planned an awesome QAL (quilt along) for our group.  Every month you will learn a new block and technique :) It will be posted on Anna's blog but a link to all QAL's posts will be made available from DCMQG.

Some Show & Tell...

P.S.  If you're not already on Instagram, connect with us there @dcmqg as it's a fun way that we get to know each other outside of meetings and get to see each other's WIPs in real time! In an effort to save the board some time all quilter in the pictures above are tagged on Insta.