Over the weekend, I managed to get a bit of sewing in with other members of the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild. We had our first sew-in and did some charity sewing using up our fabric scraps. They sewed all day — I could only stay for a couple of hours, but I was glad I went.
The sew-in was held, where are monthly meetings are held — at Sewtropolis. Nikol, owner of Sewtropolis, brought in this beautiful featherweight machine and sewed blocks using vintage sheets — wouldn’t you love to have a machine like this?!
Just look at this mountain of scraps we had to work with! We were learning the “slab” technique from the book Sunday Morning Quilts which is a great way to use up your scraps.
Kristin, another MMQG member, was working in blues. Look how beautiful they look already!
In my couple hours there, I did manage to whip up three blocks ::
They’ll be added to all of the other blocks sewn and made into one (or more) quilts which will be donated to a charity, which will be determined at a future date. If you want to see some of the other blocks made, check out the MMQG blog and flickr page!