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Philly Modern Quilt Guild Sewing

Today I worked on several projects for the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild.

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Last November, I participated in a Charity Sewing Night with guild.  I just finished up the quilting and binding for a snowman themed quilt.  It was a collaboration with Julie’s blocks and help with Andrew for sashing and borders.

Our guild is also making pillowcases, here is one that I made for our new charity project – Canine Companions.

Lastly, our February meeting will incorporate a Mug Rug Swap with a challenge to try something new.  Here is my mug rug, where I incorporated selvages.

Do you want a similar Mug Rug?  As part of the Pay It Forward 2011, I will send something handmade (this Mug Rug) to the first 3 people who leave a comment. To be eligible, you must also post this in your blog, offering the same thing to 3 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 3 people sometime in 2011.  I will be receiving something handmade from Elizabeth from The Modern Lady Blog.  She received something handmade from Belle + Bee, who received something handmade from Lindsay Sews, and on and on.

The Collaboration of Many for Charity

Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild members spent the night collaborating to make several quilt tops and pillowcases for charity.

I worked on some orphan blocks from Julie of Jaybird Quilts.  With the help of Andrew pressing the seams and donated fabric, this quilt top was truly the result of collaboration.  With the completed quilt top ready, I will have an opportunity tomorrow to free motion quilt this top with my new stitch regulator on my machine.

After a night of sewing for charity, I am ready to try a new pattern with some of my stash of fabric for charity to make a fun kid’s quilt for a child in need within the community.  Kate from Swim Bike Quilt and Aunt Spicy are hosting a wonderful online event to encourage quilters to create a charity quilt.  Click on the button below for the details and spread the word.

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Sewing Machines Sing

Well, I don’t know about sing…but they sure hum!  Tonight a I joined others from the Philly Modern Quilt Guild for a Sewing Night at Cloth and Bobbin in Narberth, PA.  It was a great night and the sewing machines were definitely humming to the fabric.  My sewing machine was humming to my hexagon quilt with the black points.  Slowly this quilt makes more progress, as the hexagons turned into diamonds.

Links to previous posts for my hexagon quilt: 168 Hexagons, 336 Triangles

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It’s Official!

I am now a member of the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild with my official membership card.  Today we had a treat bag swap and I now have an adorable pair of treat bags made my Grace from Sewn and Grown.  They were filled with Dots — Polka Dots and Candy Dots!  Check out her Tiny Treat Bag Post with step by step pictures.

We also had a fat quarter swap with 4 fat quarters.  I now have a collection of pinks and oranges.  One of the pinks was a gold mine, as I am collecting fabric for a new quilt with dragon flies.  It flows perfectly with this collection of random fabrics and is starting to bring these fabrics together.  What a fun night of swaps and being with follow quilters!

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Ready for the Treat Bag Swap

Tomorrow is my second meeting for the Modern Quilt Guild of Philadelphia.  For this meeting, we will be doing a treat bag swap using a Moda Bake Shop pattern: Itty Bitty Poochie Bag.  They were quick to make if you had fabric ribbon.  It took me a bit longer, as I didn’t have fabric ribbon.  Thus, I had to make my own out of fabric.  Check out the treat bags that I made for the swap using leaf fabric for a fall theme:

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My Quilt has a Ribbon

My Quilt has a Ribbon!  I should clarify that it was a very cute participation ribbon, handmade by Janet.

I participated Project Pure for the Philly Modern Quilt Guild by making a butterfly quilt using a charm pack.  I was able to finish just in time to share the final quilt at my first guild meeting tonight.  It was a great group of quilters that really had fresh creative quilts to share!  It was great to see these quilts in person and meet some of the bloggers that I have been following online.  I am looking forward to our next meeting in October.

Dunder even likes the quilt too!

Links to related “Pure” Challenge posts: Project Pure Fabric for Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild, “Pure” Progress

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Philly Modern Quilt Guild

Through my adventures of reading quilting blogs, I have discovered The Modern Quilt Guild with many chapters across the country.  Luckily, Philadelphia just started a chapter earlier this year called the Philly Modern Quilt Guild.  I submitted my membership form and will be joining the group at the September meeting.  I am very excited to join a group of quilters from my area!

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