Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Save the Date! MOD 2023



Yay, we have a date!

Look for more information over the coming months. Registration will most likely happen in October.
If you're not on our general mailing list (or not sure if you are) please sign up today. That's where we share all of the latest info. Click on the "Mailing List" tab above. Also follow us on Instagram @midatlanticmod

If you're a member of a sponsoring MQG, please let your guild president/board that you want your guild included in MOD 2023! Have them reach out to us directly with any questions regarding sponsorship. midatlanticmod@gmail.com

We're also looking for teachers for MOD 2023. We're looking for techniques and quilts that have a distinctly modern aesthetic. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions about teaching for MOD. And if you're a newish teacher, that's great too! You'll find more info and a link to submit proposals on the "Instructor Proposal" tab above. 

That's all for now!

We can't wait to see you next April!

Heather and Jess



 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

MOD Vendors and Local Shop Discounts

 What's a quilting retreat without shopping, amiright?


We've got many, many opportunities for you! (So, uh, start saving your pennies!)


This is our line up of fantastic vendors! Click on their logos to check out their on-line shops!


Friday April 1st:

8 AM - 1 PM  1 Choice 4 Quilting







2-7 PM Stitch Central



Saturday April 2nd:


8 AM - 7 PM  Domesticity




 8 AM - 1 PM The Quilter's Bazaar



2 PM - 7 PM Rachel Rossi 



MOD has also arranged for discounts to some local Lancaster Shops. Coupons will be available in an upcoming email, and we'll have some print coupons on site as well! All will have a start date of March 30, if you plan to come a day early!


Burkholder

Zooks

Old Country Store


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

MOD 2022 Project Bag Swap

Swap with us!

There are no official sign ups for this swap. Just bring a finished Vinyl Project Bag to the retreat and you'll come home with one! The exchange is a yankee style swap so you are not making one for any specific person. PLEASE read all of the instructions below!
  • You will make a vinyl project bag that is between  14”x14” and 16”x16”. The bag should be a flat zippered bag with a pieced and quilted back and clear vinyl front, bound at the edges. A handle is not required, but strongly encouraged.
  • Here is a free tutorial on Moda  to make this bag. (Note: This pattern is not big enough and has to be sized up a couple of inches!!! You’ll want a 16-18” zipper and need to add 2+ inches to the cutting measurements). You could use other similar tutorials like this one on The Quilting Nook or this paid pattern from Patterns By Annie.
  • The back of the bag is basically a mini quilt. IT MUST BE PIECED and cannot be just a simple piece of fabric. It must be quilted and it should use By Annie’s Soft and Stable or Pellon Flex Foam  instead of batting. This makes the bag more stable. Both of these can be found at Jo-Ann’s or Amazon or lots of quilt shops.
  • The vinyl used needs to be about 16 gauge thick. This is the ideal thickness for functionality and durability. Do NOT buy thin cheap vinyl or cut up a thin vinyl table cover or shower curtain. You can purchase at JoAnn's, Fabric.comBy Annie, or even Amazon.
  • Tips for working with vinyl can be found here and here  If you use the tutorial above, you will not be sewing with your presser foot directly on vinyl so you definitely don’t need a special foot or anything. If you have question or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask, or bring the quilted back and materials to MOD and finish it up with help from other attendees.
  • The zipper installation is the easiest you can do! But if you are worried, consider the zipper class being taught by Lynn at MOD. She will briefly cover this installation and be able to answer questions.
  • No extras please - we’d like to keep this swap to just the bag itself.
  • Please bring your finished vinyl project bag in a paper bag so it is not visible and without your name on the outside and unsealed (we will be swapping the bags around so no one knows which is which).  You can post pictures of your bag on Instagram etc before the swap (tag them with #midatlanticmod)!
  • Please keep in mind this is a modern quilting retreat and swap. For example, no appliqued baskets of flowers, Sunbonnet Sue, glitter/buttons/embellishments, etc. Some ideas for you: using solid, bold fabrics, improvisation, a modern block surrounded by strips, several blocks pieced together in modern fabric, low volume fabrics as a background, etc. 
  • You might want to make something sewing/quilting related so it goes with the projects it will hold. Here’s an example of the back pieced for Jess Levitt’s swap (it’s not complete yet but will be up for swapping at MOD!):
PLEASE take time to read through these directions several times and follow them. We're happy to answer any questions you might have now or even help you out at MOD before the swap. Can't wait to see what you create!


Email Jessica with any questions.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

MOD 2022 Class Registration

 Registration will open on Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at 7 PM.


Use this link to register for classes.

(After you click on the link, click on the green "Tickets" button.)

You can find all class descriptions under the Workshops 2022 tab above.


As a reminder, here's how it works


  • Classes are offered on Friday and Saturday of MOD.
  • Each class is 1 1/2 hours long.
  • Each class has a limit of 15 students, with the exception of Brimfield Awakening's EPP, which has 20.
  • Each class is $15 that we pay directly to the teacher. Some classes have kit/supply fees. We will collect all class fees when you check in at the retreat. Please bring cash only.
  • There will be no cancellations allowed after March 1st.
  • You will not be admitted to MOD until all class fees are paid for.
  • Registration for classes will open Sunday, November 7th, 7 PM eastern.
  • You are not limited in the amount of classes that you sign up for. 
  • When you sign up for classes via Evenbrite, the class fee will say "Free". The classes are not free (see above!) 
  • If you signed up for class for MOD 2020, those registrations are no longer valid.

As always, if you have any questions, please email us at midatlanticmod@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

MOD 2022 Workshops are posted!

We are so excited to have an awesome line up of teachers and classes for you to take while you're at MOD!


Zippers, rulers, selvedges, diamonds, EPP, facing, FMQ - we've got you covered! Check out the Workshops 2022 tab above!


Some things to note: 

  • Classes are offered on Friday and Saturday of MOD.
  • Each class is 1 1/2 hours long.
  • Each class has a limit of 15 students, with the exception of Brimfield Awakening's EPP, which has 20.
  • Each class is $15 that we pay directly to the teacher. Some classes have kit/supply fees. We will collect all class fees when you check in at the retreat. Please bring cash only.
  • There will be no cancellations allowed after March 1st.
  • You will not be admitted to MOD until all class fees are paid for.
  • Registration for classes will open Sunday, November 7th, 7 PM eastern.
  • You are not limited in the amount of classes that you sign up for. 
  • When you sign up for classes via Evenbrite, the class fee will say "Free". The classes are not free (see above!) 
  • If you signed up for class for MOD 2020, those registrations are no longer valid.

As always, if you have any questions, please email us at midatlanticmod@gmail.com

Can't wait to see you next year!

Heather and Jess

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 midatlanticmod@gmail.com

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 crossed...no!) 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 midatlanticmod@gmail.com

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 midatlanticmod@gmail.com

All the best,

Heather and Jess