I’m headed out for the weekend to the 1st annual LAMQG retreat!
There’s no packing lightly for these things, is there??
I’ve never been on a quilting retreat but I suspect that lots of good times are ahead. Here’s what I do know: the (100% self-appointed) Cocktail Committee has invented a drink they have named The Seam Ripper. Do you think that other guilds invent themed cocktails for their retreats?
Last week was filled with MQG meetings for me! On Thursday I headed away from this…
… to this in order to give a talk to the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.
The cold and snow were well worth it though because it was really great to hit up the meeting and see that they are having just as much fun as we are in LA. And there are so many people at their meetings!
The talk was really fun to give. A huge thanks to the KCMQG for being so warm and welcoming!
Additionally, it was truly wonderful to get a chance to meet and get to know Jacquie. We’ve been blogging friends for a long time, so meeting in person was a ball! Lots of late nights chatting about quilts over wine – what could be better??
We’ll be catching up again soon since she’s coming to talk to us here in LA in March!
And one last photo of an amazing sunset at her house… so so beautiful!
Things have been going gangbusters over at the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild these days!
Last night we had our first meeting at our new home, Sew Modern.
Lauren, (seen here attending to some very important hosting duties!) who opened the shop has been an active guild member since the very start so we’re thrilled to have a new place to meet that is such a natural fit. And there’s just so much fabric there!
We had 63 (a record for us!) people at this meeting and it was a ball.
Hope to see more new faces at our March meeting!
Latifah and I hit up the CHA trade show this weekend. It was lots and lots and lots of scrapbooking stuff. The good news was that C & T and Stash Books were there too. It was so great to see the Block Party cover quilt displayed!
Hope you had a great weekend!!
Oh hey! Some work of mine is in the latest Stitch!
I’ll go ahead and say it: I don’t think wearables and quilted go together. Pretty much ever. So when Stitch asked me to make a scarf for the Spring 2011 issue I was daunted. I wasn’t required to make it quilted, but hell, I’m a quilter. So I tackled the task and think that I did alright at making something ok!
I used flannel in the middle to make it have more of a flexible drape than batting would have given it.
Now the giveaway! Who wants a copy of the magazine? Leave a comment and I’ll announce a winner on Monday. Good luck!
Blocks from The Triple B Bee. Just have to make one myself to add to them and then I can put the quilt together! Not certain of the lay out but this is going to be a lap quilt that lives in my sewing room. I went with a darker color scheme than I usually do but I’m interested in using different kinds of color combos these days… We’ll see how I put all of these together.
And all 44 charms from a Robert Kaufman Kona charm pack! Aren’t they pretty all laid out like that? RK have been so generous and have donated these charm packs to Modern Quilt Guilds that want to organize a solids challenge. Of course the L.A. group jumped at the chance! Having them up there is getting me inspired…