Besides time with my family, I can’t think of time better spent than being with friends, eating good food, quilting, buying fabric and doing good. For the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meet-up we did all that. The Seattle, Portland and Vancouver Modern Quilt Guilds all meet for a weekend here in Seattle. My Saturday was packed full of fun at Island Quilter who graciously hosted our charity sew-in with style. Thanks Anja and Paul!
For more photos or to add your own we’ve created a PNW MQG Flickr group here.
(Photo by Holly)
The idea behind the sew-in was conceived in a car. Yes, it’s true. Sandie and I were driving along trying to figure out how the travelers could leave their machines at home and how we could all mingle with ease while doing what we love.
Bernina NW came through with machines, I collected supplies via the sponsors below and we created stations for the production of the quilts. We all switched places as we wished and created some great quilts using Susan Beal’s modern log cabin cross quilt pattern from her book and the stitch and flip triangle technique from Quilting Modern.
I love all the color.
You’ll be seeing these quilts again finished. We each took home some finished tops to quilt and donate where we saw fit as individual guilds.
I finished up two quilt tops on Monday that others had worked away at.
I should say the sew-in would not be possible with out donations from our gracious sponsors. Please support these fabulous companies as they supported us.