Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meet-Up!

I am just back from a jam packed weekend full of sewing, fabric, and lots of new friends! It's a little something the three Modern Quilt Guild boards have been working on for awhile and it seemed like so far away. We met the Vancouver BC and Seattle Modern Quilt Guilds in Seattle for a fun three days. There was laughing, sewing, shopping, eating, sweating, shopping, and a few well deserved cocktails to be sure. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend!

This is the Meet and Greet that Heather and I spearheaded. We had about 40 people and some fun giveaways. So fun getting to meet people in person you know so well in blogs and meet new people. 

Above is I think the only picture of our board together my partners in quilting Ale (programs), Me (secretary), Nancy (treasurer), Heather (VP), and Susan (President). Saturday we went to a Sew In at Island Quilter a beautiful store on Vashon Island. With 10 Berninas and lots of fabric donated by Robert Kaufman and Guild Members we completed 8 quilt tops to be donated to different charities.

Sunday was a shop hop and after my haul at Island Quilter I didn't think I'd find anything else but oh was I wrong! 
At Drygoods Design Katie from Poppyprint caught in action. The store had so many great touches everywhere you looked. 
Fabrics on the left came from Island Quilter, Drygoods Design, West Seattle Fabric Company, and The Quilting Loft. The fabric on the right is from Okan Arts where Patrica imports traditional Japanese fabrics I can't wait to work with these. 

With all of the fun activity's it was a busy weekend but the best part was all of the friends and really making connections with the other guilds. We are a lucky bunch up here in the Northwest with so many creative fun people!!  



Valerie said...

Looks like you had a blast, Petra! How fun!

arajane said...

it was so lovely to finally meet you--what a fabulous weekend spent amongst some amazing people. i really wanted to get a picture with you all weekend, but i kept forgetting! next time, ok?

sewkatiedid said...

I had a great time meeting you and hope to spend more quality time together in the future. xo

**nicke... said...

what a fun weekend! it looks like everyone had such a great time!

Jacey said...

It sounds like you ladies had a super fun weekend! Jealous! And look at that loot!

trudys_person said...

It was such a wonderful weekend! I enjoyed all the quilters, activities, shops, chatting - everything! Thank you to everyone who organized and contributed!!