As Diva Dane posted, we attended the retreat. Thanks to them DAM girls for a good time. I am not one to go to a retreat and want to just be on my own and sew. I like having dedicated time to work on my projects but I like to do others things too. Of course you have the socializing getting to know your fellow guild members but I like to participate in workshops or demos and do something I normally would not choose to do just on my own. During this retreat, I got an opportunity to play with zippers. We made a small accessory bag called Sew Together created by Sewdemented (available on Craftsy). I raided my stash, went to the store and got matching zippers. Throughout the weekend, I had a love hate relationship with this bag. For the body of this bag, I chose to improvise with a log cabin-like variation and quilting which took me most of Friday to complete. At the end of Friday, I was vowing to never again do another one of these bags. Saturday we worked on putting the bag together and it was coming along great, I was in love. Later that day after the putting in the zippers and binding the edges, I was back to I will never do another one of these bags. I finished the bag on the fence. I have some more stash fabric that I can use to create another one and I know my Mom would enjoy one so stay tuned, you just might see another bag from me. When viewing the pictures of the bag, check out the accordion-like sides in the different fabric which is my favorite part of the bag. You can see my bag also on the Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild March blog post.
I also want to show off the really cool logo we have for the Detroit Area Modern Quilt Group (DAMQG on the national Modern Quilt Guild Community)…
Until next time….