|A BIG thanks to Natalie for letting me use of all these pictures - I was so excited to make a sew-in that I forgot to bring my camera!|
After over a year and a half with the BMQG, I had yet to make it to a sew-in (I guess that's the danger of living a little further away from your guild's home base, but I digress). However, being part of the Quilts for Boston project and having a sew-in on a weekend afternoon spurred me to change that! We met up at the amazing gather here in Cambridge this past Sunday to see all the blocks that have come in for the project so far, invite others to make more blocks, start piecing together tops and backs and miles of binding!
A quick note about gather here - I had never made it before, but it was SO worth the trip! It's a place in Cambridge where you can buy gorgeous modern fabrics, a spectrum of yarns and embroidery thread and oodles of books and patterns for multiple kinds of crafts. But they also have space where people can just come and create on comfy couches or using their Bernina sewing machines (such a great resource if you don't have crafting equipment at home!). They also have a larger annex space for teaching classes and (thankfully) hosting events like our sew-in! My husband asked me to tell him about it and I kept tripping over my words and not quite describing just how awesome it was...he interrupted me to say, "So it's basically like if you took the Project Runway workroom and Mood and smashed them together?" Yes, it's exactly like that! And yes, my husband is awesome.
|Alice and I working away - and of course chatting too!|