Friday, May 4, 2018

Philly MQG Spring Retreat

Written by Hayley Crawford, PMQG member


Twenty-five sewists from the Philly Modern Quilt Guild descended on a hotel in Warminster, PA, for a weekend of uninterrupted sewing, shopping, and communal creativity. As early as 9am on Friday morning, sewing machines were set up and humming, and pieces of fabric were appearing on the design walls. As members trickled in the room warmed up with excitement, productivity and laughter.

Nicole and Jordyn planned a great event - the hotel was wonderful (with a great breakfast), the sewing room was bright and spacious, the snacks were plentiful and the Chipotle buffet dinner on the first night was awesome. A masseuse joined us for two days, which was a well-deserved treat for our aching shoulders and backs.

Members started working on their PMQG mini challenge quilts, as well as the group quilt. We also put together fabric postcards to send a member who recently left our guild to be closer to family in Seattle. Many members visited the local quilt stores for, more, essential fabric. And late on Sunday afternoon, we disbanded.

It was a fun, inspiring, chilled weekend. Thank you to our group of wonderful women, and thanks to Nicole and Jordyn for organizing.

Here are some photos from the weekend, contributed by our PMQG members. Enjoy!

Debbie's Glam Clam quilt, pattern by Latifah Saafir
Photo by Danielle Gallagher

Kari's "assistant", Snuggle Kitty
Photo by Deirdre O'Brien

Monica's fan block, pattern by Sarah Bond
Photo by Monica Conrad

Holding up Danielle's quilt- her original pattern!
Photo by Monica Conrad

Admiring Bobbi's quilt top- from her Bee Block group!
Photo by Danielle Gallagher

Hard at work at the retreat!
Photo by Danielle Gallagher

Karen's rainbow Lone Star quilt
Photo by Danielle Gallagher

Stitchin' & Bitc*in'
Photo by Danielle Gallagher

Beautiful strips and stripes!
Photo by Danielle Gallagher

Grys's signature color palette!
Photo by Danielle Gallagher