Sunday, November 27, 2016

MOD 2017 General Registration Opens Tonight

Just a reminder to everyone that general registration opens tonight.  Please see the previous blog post or the Registration page for more details.  If you are a member of one of the sponsoring guilds, please make sure you have the discount code from your guild leader.  A wait list will begin immediately on the Eventbrite page once all the tickets are sold out.

Good luck!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Registration is opening soon!

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 13, 6pm EST

Members of the sponsoring guilds should already have access codes or direct links from their guild. The following guilds are sponsoring 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 November 27, 6pm EST

Please register online at:

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

MOD 2017 Save the Date and Call for Instructors

Hey, everyone!  We are thrilled to be able to announce that we have secured dates for Mid-Atlantic MOD 2017!   The preliminary details about the event are below and more information will be posted soon on the About page and in a future blog post.

When:  April 27-30, 2017
Where:  Doubletree by Hilton in Lancaster, PA (same hotel as the previous retreats)
Registration:  We plan on opening registration in early November.
Pricing:  We are still working on the final pricing details.

If you would like to keep up-to-date about MOD events, please sign up for our mailing list by clicking the Mailing List tab at the top of this page.  Also, we would like to hold workshops similar to what we did last year and we are looking for people interested in teaching workshops.  Please see the details below.

We are searching for instructors to teach skills workshops of 1.5 hr in length at MOD.  We are hoping to fill 6 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 supplies list by March 1, 2017.

Like last year, if you are selected to be a workshop instructor this year based on your proposal, then you will be guaranteed a spot as an attendee at MOD, assuming you want one (you will still be responsible for the registration fee, etc.).

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 24, 2016.

Monday, April 25, 2016

That's a Wrap - MOD 2016

Thanks to all the MOD attendees for being such a wonderful group of quilters to spend a weekend with!  Check out the time lapse video below - it condenses the entire 4-day weekend into a 4 minute video.  See you next year!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Volunteer Signups, Workshop Supply Lists and More!

We recently sent out an e-mail to all MOD attendees with a number of announcements, including:

  • Information on opportunities to volunteer to help make MOD amazing
  • Links to the workshop supply lists
  • Details about our "attendee marketplace" 
  • Announcement of new activities and services at MOD 2016!

If you did not receive the e-mail in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

MOD 2016 Fabric and Apparel Pre-Orders Are Now Open

As we did last year, we have once again arranged with some of our amazing sponsors to offer you the option to shop before the retreat and have your orders delivered to you at MOD.  An e-mail with all the information about how to place an order has been sent to all MOD attendees - please check your e-mail, including spam folders.  Contact the organizers if you did not receive the e-mail.

Here's how it works:

  1. You go online to the great shops listed and fill your shopping cart as you normally would. (Make sure to order before each shop's cut-off date.)
  2. You enter the discount code listed for the shop (see e-mail sent to attendees).
  3. You make any note on the order that is instructed by the shop.
  4. You list the hotel address as the shipping address.
  5. Either print your order confirmation or have the email available on your phone.
  6. You pick it up at MOD!

What are the benefits of shopping like this?

  • Well, first, you get a discount at awesome shops.  Obviously a good thing.
  • You also don't have to pay any shipping, so if you want a few things from each shop, you're good to go.
  • You get the fabric at MOD for any project you'll be working on there.
  • You can get some awesome new quilty apparel to show off during the retreat.
  • And, finally, you support our sponsors who help make the event possible.

Thanks to the following sponsors for offering pre-orders:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

We *Heart* Our Sponsors

As we get close to our 3rd annual retreat, we want to take a moment to remind you all what awesome sponsors we've had in the past.  These great businesses helped make our retreats successful and we truly appreciate it.

We don't have all of this year's sponsors firmed up yet but it's shaping up to be another fantastic event. We encourage our attendees to be sure to give a shout out with handles and hashtags whenever you post about one of these businesses, and while you're at it, tag #midatlanticmod too if it applies!

Did you get one of these great swag bags last year?  You would have if you were at MOD!

Look at all this good stuff:
Craft size batting by The Warm Company, Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine, Jaybird Quilts mini ruler and pattern, Windham Fabrics charm pack, Soak samples, Kona Cotton mini charm pack by Robert Kaufman, Dritz tape measure, Lazy Girl Bendy Bag pattern, Empty Bobbin quilt pattern, Esch House quilt pattern, quilt pattern from Fat Quarter Shop, Moda mini charm pack from 1 Choice for Quilting, fat quarter from Cloud9 Fabrics, and fat quarters from our shop sponsors: Pink Door Fabrics, Fabricworm, The Village Quilter, and Del Ray Fabrics.

And so many giveaways!

Here are reminders of most of the awesome prizes we were able to send people home with:

505 spray baste, Soak wash and lotion, gift basket from Byrne Sewing Connection, Hex N More ruler and patterns from Jaybird Quilts, rulers from Bloc-Loc, fat quarters from Moda, Kona charm packs

Stella table lamp, solids bundle from Hawthorne Threads, Olfa mat, ruler, and cutter, patterns from Sassafras Lane, April Rhodes, and Lazy Girl Designs

Fat quarter bundles from Fabricworm Pink Door Fabrics, The Village Quilter, and Del Ray Fabrics, gift certificates from Fat Quarter Shop, and Patchwork Threads

Kona Cotton fat quarter bundles from Robert Kaufman, fat quarter bundles from Cloud9 Fabrics and Dear Stella Fabrics, quilt patterns from Straight Stitch Society and Zen Chic, Soakbox nail polishes

Lots of books from Martingale Publishing and Empty Bobbin, Kona Cotton color cards, Modern Solids bundle by In the Beginning, Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids charms

Awesome fabrics bundles from Gotham Quilts, Rose Daley, Denyse Schmidt, and P&B Textiles and an Oliso Pro Iron

We also had pressing stations with Oliso irons and Flatter by Soak.

And our charity pillowcase sewing fabric was provided by Windham Fabrics.

Thanks so much to our 2015 sponsors and we're looking forward to another amazing event in April with your help!