Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Details for MOD 2015

Details for MOD 2015 Registration and Workshops have been posted.  Please click on the links at the top of the page for more information.  Early registration (for hosting and sponsoring guilds) starts on November 9th and general registration opens November 30th.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Save the Date MOD 2015 & Call for Instructors

Hey, everyone!  We are thrilled to be able to announce that Mid-Atlantic MOD will be happening again next year!  We had so much fun planning and attending this event that we went right to work planning for the next one.  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 23-26, 2015
Where:  Doubletree by Hilton in Lancaster, PA (same hotel as the 2014 retreat)
Registration:  We plan on opening Early registration for sponsoring guilds on or around November 1, 2014 and general registration will then open about 2 weeks later.  Final details will be posted in the next few weeks.
Pricing:  We are still working on the final pricing details.  Members of sponsoring guilds will receive a discount, so check with your officers about sponsoring MOD.

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.  If you were an instructor last year, please note that we are making some improvements to the workshop programming.

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, 2015.

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 3, 2014.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Survey Winner

Thanks to everyone for completing our post-retreat questionnaire!  We randomly selected a winner, and we're excited to say congratulations to Sarah Bond of the Philadelphia MQG for winning the Oliso Smart Iron!  Here is a photo of Sarah with her prize!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Retreat Followup

Hi, All!  We sent out an e-mail to all registered attendees for the 2014 MOD event providing some final "follow up" pieces of information.  One of the items in the e-mail was a link to a post-retreat questionnaire we developed to get your feedback to help us plan for the next one (you know there has to be a next one!).  We will be giving away an Oliso Smart Iron to a randomly chosen survey participant.  So go fill out the form and provide your feedback right now!  The questionnaire is open until midnight Wednesday night.  If you didn't see the e-mail from us last week, then check your junk mail.  If you still can't find it, send us an e-mail and we will forward the information to you.  Good luck, and thanks for any feedback you provide!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thanks to our prize sponsors!

Phew!  What a weekend!  I think everyone can agree we had an amazing time.  I'll try to write a wrap-up post soon with some pictures of the retreat, but for now I wanted to take a moment to thank some of our amazing sponsors who helped make it an event to remember.

We had tons of great giveaways to share, and it all started with an awesome swag bag for everyone!
It included goodies from:
Daisy Janie Fabrics, Empty Bobbin, Jaybird Quilts, Esch House, Straight Stitch Society, Quilty, American Quilter, Modern Solids by In the Beginning, Aurifil, The Modern Quilt Guild, Fabricworm, Intrepid Thread, Pink Chalk Fabrics, Soak, and some online shop discounts.
Perhaps most coveted giveaway was this awesome Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids fat quarter pack.  Yum!
This is just a sampling of some of the great patterns we had to giveaway from:
(clockwise from top left) Freshly Pieced, Esch House, Sassafrass Lane, Empty Bobbin, Straight Stitch Society, Fresh Lemons, Modern Quilt Relish, V & Co, and Jaybird Quilts.
Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts donated this awesome set with both her rulers and her Day Break pattern.
Our cocktail mixer on friday night was sponsored by some great shops including: Fat Quarter Shop, Pink Chalk Fabric, The Intrepid Thread, Fabricworm, 1 Choice for Quilting, Pennington Quiltworks and Drygoods Design.  Some lucky attendees got to do some online shopping with the gift certificates they won.

We had a wide selection of books as prizes too.
Some of the ones from Stash Books.
And from Martingale.
And from F + W and Modern Quilts Illustrated.
There were beautiful Lotta Jansdotter fabric bundles from Windham Fabrics and some other fabrics giveaways from Windham and Daisy Janie.
Some misc prizes from Byrne Sewing Connection, nail polish packs and Flatter from Soak, book, patterns and fabric from Jessica Levitt Design.
A gorgeous Aurifil thread pack and free classes from Craftsy.

Please remember to support our sponsors and check your swag bags for discount codes to do more shopping!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Day Passes Available

Good news for local peeps:
We have a very limited number of day passes available!

These passes are good for Thursday April 3rd from 1:00pm (opening time) to Friday April 4th 11:00am.  The cost is $20.

It includes open sewing in the main ballroom with those of us that got off work on Thursday and Friday. Sadly, it does not include our awesome swag bag. :(

If you are interested in signing up for such a pass, please click on the "Contact Us"tab above and let us know.  We'll follow up with details.

Also, some of our workshops (see workshops page) are not yet full.  We're now opening them those not registered for the retreat.  The cost for each 1hr workshop is $10 paid directly to the instructor.  They are all being held throughout the day on Saturday April 5th or the morning of Sunday April 6th.  If you are interested let us know via the Contact Us page to reserve a spot.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Activities Sign-up

Now that we're getting closer to big weekend, plans are coming into place.  More details are now up on the activities tab.  All registrants should already have received and email with information to sign up for activities during the retreat, including workshops. Check your spam or "social" folder if you haven't received yours. If you haven't heard from us, please contact us right away.

A description of the workshops being offered is here.

We have so much fun planned that we can hardly stand it. :) If you won't be able to join us, please keep and eye out here and at the hashtag #midatlanticmod to see how it's going.

Just over 9 weeks and counting!