We started up in January with our first meeting. I was interested in meeting other quilters in person and thought, “Why not start a group myself?” After contacting Alissa (LA Chapter) and Julie (Philly Chapter) I got enough courage to take it all on. We have quite a few members online (over 100 now) but it is a constant few that actively participate with our in-person events.
Because we are a small group at the moment we have made things casual and as inexpensive as possible. We have had monthly meetings at a local coffee shop. At those meetings we have one member do a small presentation of anything of their choosing. We wrap it up with a group share. Every meeting we bring fabrics we are willing to swap and this allows for a constantly rotating pile of fabric.
This past Saturday we had our first sewing lounge at a local quilt shop — The Artful Quilter (Burke, VA).
We worked on our projects, shared project ideas and good conversation. We plan on having many more meetings/sewing lounges In the future.
If you are passing by DC we would love to have you stop by and join us!