Registration for MAQ 2015 is currently underway! We started registration over a week ago, and are delighted to see familiar names from past MAQ weekends, as well as names of newcomers who will be joining us.Can’t wait!
What has everyone been doing since last July and MAQ 2014?
Did you know that MAQ member Rose Daley and her co-participants from the first annual Mid-Atlantic MOD 2014 retreat won FIRST PLACE in the Group or Bee Quilts category at Quiltcon 2015, held last month in Austin, Texas! See the 2015 QuiltCon winners.
Pieced by: Anna Levengood, Jill Stafford, Jessica Skultety, Jessica Levitt, Robin Tillsworth, Rachel Singh, Elizabeth Timmons and Rose Daley. The group created the quilt at the first annual mid-atlantic Mod retreat held in Lancaster, PA last year, a retreat sponsored by several Modern Quilt Guilds in the Mid-Atlantic area.
Quilted by: Rose Daley, machine quilted using a domestic sewing machine
Description: A progressive quilt using a scrappy “low volume/little bits” theme created at Mid-Atlantic MOD 2014. Low volume fabrics were sent to each quilter a few weeks before the retreat. Each quilter created a section prior to the weekend, starting with the low volume fabrics, then added pops of color using their own concepts and techniques. Each participant spent time working on it at the retreat, improvisationally adding their section and other elements to create the finished quilt top. One quilter (Rose Daley) was randomly selected to receive the quilt top, and she then finished the quilt, entered it at QuiltCon and won!
Rose has been quilting for about 5 years, and has been at MAQ for the past two years—in fact, MAQ was her first retreat and her first big foray into quilting. She had taken several classes before she attended MAQ for the first time, but hadn’t joined a guild yet, and still wasn’t sure what it was all about. Then she went to MAQ—had a wonderful time, met amazing people, and has been coming back ever since.
What have you been doing since MAQ 2014? Send us photos of any completed projects from past MAQ years! We’d love to see what you’ve been doing and share your photos on the MAQ blog. Send photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.