On Saturday, October 20th, the DC Modern Quilt Guild will be meeting at Material Girls Quilt Shop in La Plata, Maryland. Never heard of La Plata? Well, it’s the town I was born in and graduated high school from! And I happened to be in the same high school class as Amy, one of the owners of the most beautiful modern quilt shop in the area. The shop is a family affair and her mom and sister also work there and they are the friendliest and most knowledgeable ladies around!
The sewing lounge will be available for our use from 10-4 that day. Don’t worry, the shop machines will be put out of the way, so you can bring your own machine to work on whatever projects suit your fancy.
The lounge is a huge space with plenty of room for everybody!
Or perhaps you might be interested in a little retail therapy? Amy is generously offering anyone from the DCMQG a 10% discount on all merchandise except machines—the shop carries Bernina by the way.
This wall has some awesome patterns. Material Girls has all the Cluck Cluck Sew patterns, and Bizzy Kid and Pow-Wow are on my list of must-haves! But this wall of patterns is only the tip of the iceberg. Everywhere in the store you can find patterns and samples to inspire your creativity.
If Chicopee or Madrona Road are on your wish list, look no further!
And with Halloween around the corner, you might be interested in some Tula Pink Nightshade!
For the batik-lovers out there, Material Girls carries an extensive collection of yummy batiks.
There is also a huge section of sale fabrics in the back of the store. Everything is marked 30% off with a one yard minimum. I got some Heather Bailey Fresh Cut and Nicey Jane.
Not sure where La Plata is? It’s about an hour from Alexandria, just south of Waldorf on Route 301. Directions can be found here. There is a nice sandwich shop in the same building and plenty of restaurants within a mile or two.
Hope to see you there! Leave a comment if you plan to attend!