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

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

Meredith’s Wish List

by Meredith Neal! 1. Babylock Imagine The first time I used the Imagine I knew it had to be mine. When I think about all the years I’ve threaded and rethreaded in frustration…it is honestly the easiest serger to use—threading, changing the needles, switching between a roll hem and an overlock. I could go on … Continued

Sally’s Wish List

By Sally Hess! 1. Bernina 440QE As far as material THINGS go, I am pretty well covered. I have a family of wonderful women who also sew and who totally appreciate good tools. There really is nothing finer than sewing on a great machine (I have the Bernina 440QE and love it more than anything!) … Continued

An Evening with Elizabeth and her Quilts

Saturday evening at Modern Domestic was just lovely. Elizabeth Hartman joined us for an evening of special quilt love and signed copies of her beautiful new book The Practical Guide to Patchwork. After people had the chance to meet her, get their books signed, and ask all sorts of questions, we moved right onto sewing … Continued

Book Signing with Elizabeth Hartman

Come join us Saturday November 13th from 4-6pm and meet the lovely Elizabeth Hartman, author of The Practical Guide to Patchwork and the blog-genius over at oh, fransson! She has been busy on the virtual world with a blog tour for the last few weeks, and will be making an in-person appearance here in just … Continued

Events Galore at Modern Domestic

This is our first fall sewing at Modern Domestic, and we are having a wonderful time coordinating events, planning visiting teacher workshops, and making plans for upcoming sales, and of course, sewing up a storm! The run down of what we have in store for November is as follows and it is good good stuff, … Continued

Sewing with the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

In just short of a week (Saturday the 2nd of October from 6-9pm), we will host our monthly sewing night with the wonderful Portland Modern Quilt Guild. This is a creative, super talented, easy laughing, and generous bunch. But this sewing night, however, NOT a PMQG only event, and is open to ANYONE! For just … Continued


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