My Modern Domestic Life: Book Club Quilt

Until very recently, I had never sewn a quilt. I’ve done just about every other kind of sewing you could think of, but quilting never made it on my to-do list.  When I found out one of the members of my book club was pregnant with her first kid, I figured the time had come … Continued

Etsy Global Craft Party this Friday!

Friday is the annual Etsy Global Day of Craft Party and we are getting our sew on! Not only will we have in house $10 all day open sewing and snacks, but we will also be providing sewing machines for the I Heart Art party at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts. They are hosting a … Continued

Stitching, Decoratively.

There’s a lot of conversations around here about the use of decorative stitches.  Purpose and whatnot. And really the consensus is, use them anytime! They are great for enhancing and embellishing–as an extra touch on a skirt or dress or even on home dec or craft projects. A great place to look at decorative stitches … Continued

Mother’s Love Quilts for Quakes

The final sewing events for Quilts for Quake Survivors are scheduled this weekend at Modern Domestic. They are super casual, drop-in events for you and or your mother (or daughter) to come by and sew for a great cause. The focus will be on finishing quilts, so you will get to quilt, tie, bind, learn … Continued

Modern Log Cabin Quilting

Susan Beal is absolutely having a moment.  One here in Portland and one on a much larger stage.  She’s got her hands in all sorts of creative projects–Designer Fat Quarter Bundles at Bolt, Quilts for Quake Survivors with Daniela, and all on the heals of her latest creation, Modern Log Cabin Quilting. This is a … Continued

Quilts for Quake Survivors

When devastation happens, it is difficult to know where to begin, how to help, and where to direct your efforts. For the last 10 days our hearts have all been in Japan, thinking of the lives lost, worlds turned upside down, and suffering of the survivors. There will never be too many things that we … Continued