Saturday, May 1, 2021

MOD 2022!

 That's right friends! We're back!

We've signed a contract and are ready to move forward with MOD 2022!

Our dates are Thursday, March 31 - Sunday, April 3rd.
Same location: The DoubleTree Resort in Lancaster, PA.

We're sure you have lots of questions!

Here are a few answers:

If you registered for MOD 2020 and you did not cancel your registration, consider yourself registered for MOD 2022. If you're not sure if you are registered, a separate email will go at the same time as this one, to let you know that you are registered. If you do not receive a second email, as far as we can tell, you are not registered. If you feel that you are registered, but did not receive a follow up email, please contact us at

If you are registered but cannot make the new dates, you can request a refund through Eventbrite. We will offer full refunds (with no penalties) through May 31, 2021. After May 31, 2021, if you request a refund it will be subject to the $50 cancellation fee and will only be refunded if we fill your spot. If you cannot make the new dates, you may not transfer your registration to someone else.

Obviously we do not know yet what the health situation will be a year from now. We are making plans based on the assumption that with vaccines, the country will be much safer for travel and an event like this. (And seriously, we are dying to get together and sew just as much as you!) We have to take a financial risk to plan ahead and if you want to keep your spot, you will need to be OK with assuming that uncertainty as well.

We can't answer yet what health protocols we will have in place, but they are likely to be on the conservative side. It's possible you will need to wear a mask, show proof of vaccination, and/or provide a recent negative covid test. This may frustrate you either because you think it's too much or not enough. If you want us to hold your place, you are agreeing to abide by our policies which will be based on health guidelines at the time. If you choose not to attend because you are uncomfortable with the policies, you will only get a refund before May 31, 2021 or if we are able to fill your place.

Of course if we have to cancel/reschedule the event again (fingers!) you will get your money refunded or transferred.

We do expect there to be some openings for MOD 2022. Once we know how many openings we have available, we will send out an email that will direct you to a quick google form to let us know you're interested in attending MOD. We will hold a lottery, based on the requests we get and the availability we have. This will most likely happen in late June/early July.

If you were scheduled to teach with us, we will be reaching out in the next few weeks. If you were scheduled to teach, and would still like to, please send us an email. If you're interested in teaching, please visit our website and fill out the form under the Instructor Proposal Form tab.

Announcements about classes, activities, hotel reservations, etc. will happen later this year, probably mid fall.

If you have any other questions, please email us at

We can't wait to see you next year!

Heather and Jess

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

MOD 2020 Cancelled for April 30 - May 3 2020

Hey Friends,

It's with much regret that we must cancel Mid Atlantic MOD for April 30-May 3rd 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the situation has been evolving so rapidly, we looked to the WHO and CDC to guide us (based on sound medical advice), and they advise no gatherings of 50+ people for at least the next 8 weeks.

We're looking into dates to reschedule the retreat. We do not have them at this time.

Please give us some time as we work out the details. We expect to prioritize our current registrants for the next event and will give you information when it becomes available.

If you have a hotel reservation, the hotel requests that you call or go online and cancel it yourself.

Please stay healthy and hopefully enjoy lots of sewing time at home!

If you have an immediate concern, please contact us via email at

All the best,

Heather and Jess

Friday, February 7, 2020

2020 Workshop Details

We are excited to announce that the 2020 MOD workshop lineup is now posted on the "2020 Workshops" tab above. Take a look through the workshops, including the supply lists, to plan which ones you want to take.

Please note that you will not pay for the class at the time of registration (it will say the ticket is free), but there is a cost of $15 (plus some workshops have a kit fee) that is payable in cash at the time you sign in for the weekend. You will not be admitted into MOD until you have paid for all the workshops you signed up for, so please have your cash handy. Thank you SO much for all the great workshop proposals.  We really appreciate it and hope that you will consider submitting again in the future.

Also, for those of you participating in the secret sewist swap, check your email: you should have received your secret sewist assignment earlier this week! T

Only three months until Mod. Let's get sewing!

Monday, August 19, 2019

MOD 2020

Hey friends!

We're thrilled to announce our dates for Mid-Atlantic MOD 2020!

April 30th-May 3rd at the Doubletree Resort in Lancaster, PA (same as previous years.)

We're looking forward to seeing all of our friends from Baltimore, New Jersey, Philly, DC and Lancaster again! If you'd like your guild to be a part of this fun event again, please be sure to let your leadership know.

Watch this space for updates. 

Also be sure to follow @midatlanticmod and #midatlanticmod on Instagram. If you're not on our email list, please click on the mailing list tab in the bar above to sign up.

Registration: Early registration will take place October 20, 7 PM. General registration will be November 17th, 7 PM.

Pricing:  See registration tab above. 

We do plan on offering classes again. Teachers, please consider applying. Classes are 1.5 hours long and teachers are paid cash directly from the students. If you're interested in teaching with us, please click on the instructor proposal form tab above. As we did last year, instructors will be chosen and class registration will happen after general registration is complete. Suggested topics from the 2019 evaluation include: zipper installation, free motion quilting, ruler work, hand quilting, Boro stitching,  paper piecing, working with color, quilt design, applique, sashiko, garment sewing, bag making and 6 minute circle.

After reading all of the comments from the evaluations after MOD this year, one thing was clear - you loved our sponsors! If you are a shop owner who would like to participate, or if you know of one who might like to, please get in touch with us via our Sponsors Contact page. If there's a great product out there that you'd like us to pursue (or that you'd like to pursue!) please let us know via the contact us link above.

More announcements soon!


Heather and Jess

Thursday, January 31, 2019

2019 Workshop Details

We are excited to announce that the 2019 MOD workshop lineup has been finalized and is posted on the "2019 Workshops" tab above.  Take a look through the workshops before registration so you know exactly which ones you want to take.

Registration for workshops will open on Friday Feb 1 at 3:30pm. You may register any time after that, up until the retreat.

Please note that you will not pay for the class at the time of registration (it will say the ticket is free), but there is a cost of $15 (+ some workshops have a materials fee) that is payable in cash at the time you sign in for the weekend. You may not cancel after March 1 and you will not be admitted into MOD until you have paid for all the workshops you signed up for, so please have your cash handy.

Thank you SO much for all the great workshop proposals.  We really appreciate it and hope that you will consider submitting again in the future.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Pre-Registration and Registration MOD 2019

Mark your calendars!

Just a quick update to let you know when registration opens.  For more information about pricing, dates, etc. please see the Registration link above.

Early registration for sponsoring guilds is:
Sunday November 18, 7 PM EST

Members of the sponsoring guilds should already have access codes or direct links from their guild. We're excited to have the following guilds as sponsors this year:
Philly MQG
Central Jersey MQG
North Jersey MQG
Baltimore MQG
Lancaster MQG

If you don't have this information but are a member of one of the guilds listed, please contact your own guild leadership.

General registration opens on:
Sunday, December 2, 7 PM EST.

These few spots sell out very quickly and are allotted on a first come, first served basis. A wait list will begin on the registration site when the event is sold out following General Registration.

We're still taking proposals for mini classes to be offered during MOD. If you're interested in teaching, check the link above.


Heather and Jess

Thursday, September 13, 2018

MOD 2019 Call for Instructors

We are searching for instructors to teach skills workshops of 1.5 hr in length at MOD.  We are hoping to fill 6-8 workshop teaching spots, depending upon interest from attendees.  The class size will be 5 to 15 people. All instructors will be paid for workshops they teach on a per-student basis.  Attendees will be required to pay for workshops upon registration at the event so that the instructors will be paid regardless of whether or not the student ultimately shows up for the class.

Instructors may sell materials (e.g., supply kits, patterns, etc.) during their workshops.  If the instructor plans on requiring that students purchase materials from them (e.g., a materials fee), they must explain the fee in the proposal and must indicate what is being provided for the fee (for example, if your workshop requires that the students purchase a pattern, indicate the price of the pattern).  Instructors will be required to provide a complete supply list by March 1, 2019.

Different than previous years, we will choose teachers after registration is open. If you'd like to be considered as a teacher, please be sure to register, either during pre-registration with your guild, or during general registration. If you are not able to register but would still like to teach, we will consider that as an option. The workshop list and registration will be available at a separate time after ticket registration. Attendees will be notified via email when it is available and asked to register separately.

Also, we wanted to let you know that you shouldn't be intimidated by the proposal form - there are a lot of questions, but it does not necessarily mean that you have to have lots of experience in order for your workshop to be accepted.  We have had both first time and experienced teachers give workshops at MOD in the past, so we are certainly open to accepting proposals from first time teachers.  We are always looking for great modern workshop topics with wide appeal.

If you are interested in being an instructor for the Mid-Atlantic Mod retreat, please click on the Instructor Proposal Form link at the top of the page.  If you have ideas for multiple workshop options, please complete the form separately for each workshop option you would like us to consider.  Workshop proposals are due by October 29, 2018.