August Meeting Reminder

We hope you can make it to our August meeting this Thursday, August 17th.

Remember to bring your membership card for express lane entry and to form two entry lines.

Here’s what’s happening:

Magic by Sandra Clemons

Magic by Sandra Clemons

 

Here’s what to bring:

  • July BOM quilt blocks for showing off

  • Completed charity blocks or quilts

  • Completed pencil case zipper bags (last chance!)

  • Quilt for Show and Tell – limit one quilt per person

  • Your nametag (for an extra raffle ticket!)

  • A mug for tea

  • Any quilt-related items you have for the Free Tables

 

Don’t forget:

  • Only 2017 members receive raffle tickets at the monthly meetings for a chance to win fantastic prizes

  • Show your 2017 membership card for express lane meeting entry

  • Get an extra raffle ticket if you have an August birthday

 

Needed:

  • A few volunteers who can arrive at 6:30 and help with meeting room setup

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Meeting Time & Location:

Thursday, August 17th from 7 to 9 pm
 St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta Street

 

2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt

Thank you to our members who submitted design proposals for the PMQG 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt.  AnnMarie Cowley and her committee have chosen a design, and it's a beauty.  The design was submitted by PMQG member Annie Tinnesand.

Quilt name ideas? Email the Guild!

Quilt name ideas? Email the Guild!

AnnMarie has generously donated the fabric for the quilt (thanks, AnnMarie!) and she and her crew are busy kitting up blocks for our members to sew.  Block kits will be separated into three categories: Easy, Easier, and Easiest, and will be available for members to take at our August meeting.

Joyce Dean Gieszler created the pattern for the quilt, and Kazumi Peterson has generously donated her amazing longarm quilting skills, so get ready to make a fabulous quilt to show at QuiltCon 2018!  

July Meeting Recap

Our July meeting was all about Fear, Failure, and Creativity.

But first, some announcements:

  • There are two lines to enter the meeting: the one on the right is for guests, new members and members who need to pick up their membership cards.  The one on the left is the Express Lane for members with cards.  Meeting entry will go faster with two lines.
     
  • The Free Table has morphed into the Free Tables.  We put out a call for a Free Table Volunteer Coordinator to serve until the end of the year and Lori Friedman (who has been doing it for the past couple of months) stepped up.  Thank you, Lori!
     
  • Members can purchase additional raffle tickets for $1 each.  Beginning at our August meeting, you will be able to purchase tickets at the Raffle Table in addition to the Membership/Info Table.

Website Updates

If you haven't checked out our website lately, you should!  We've recently added some new features, including Book and Webinar Reviews and a Bulletin Board, where you can read and post about quilt-related events, sales and more.  If you would like to submit a book or MQG webinar review (including reviews of Fresh Quilting episodes), email them to us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Past Events

The 42nd Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show was held July 8, 2017.  PMQG had a special exhibit in the show for the seventh time.  The theme of our exhibit was Community in Quilts.  You can read all about the show and our exhibit here.

UPCOMING Events

Rebecca Ringquist of Dropcloth Samplers will be the guest speaker at our August meeting and she is presenting a workshop for PMQG on August 19th called DRAW, TRACE, STITCH! FREEHAND MACHINE EMBROIDERY, where she will teach you how to transfer drawings you will do in class onto fabric and then free hand stitch them using the free motion foot on your sewing machine. If you've been looking for a way to loosen up and add imagery and meaning to your quilts with freehand machine embroidery, this is your class! The class is now open to non-PMQG members as well.  We met Rebecca in person at our July meeting and she brought samples of some of her amazing work using the techniques she will be teaching.  There are still spots available in Rebecca's workshop - you can sign up here.

Magic by Sandra Clemons

Magic by Sandra Clemons

Sandra Clemons will be the guest speaker at our September meeting and she is presenting a workshop for PMQG on September 23rd.  Scholarship requests are being accepted until midnight on July 28th.  Applicants will be notified on July 29th, and sign ups for the workshop will go live at 10:00 am on Sunday, July 30th.

 

The PMQG Member Quilt Showcase will take the place of our October meeting and will be held at the Lagunitas Community Room on October 19, 2017.  Food (thank you, Zupan's Markets!) and beer (thank you, Lagunitas!) will be served.  PMQG members are encouraged to submit up to three quilts made within the last three years.  Space is limited, so a maximum of one quilt per entrant will be shown.

Quilts We're Making

Meredith Hobbs gave her final presentation about letter making techniques you might want to use in the Word Quilt you're making for our special exhibit at the 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  Meredith spoke about improv lettering and showed some beautiful examples of that technique.  Be sure to use the hashtag #PMQGspeaks2017 when posting your Word Quilt progress to social media.

Anne Matlak presented the July Block of the Month, which uses strip piecing and includes a Y-seam, so this is your chance to conquer those if you haven't yet. The July block instructions contain a link to a tutorial on Y-seams, and Anne also walks you through the process.  Be sure to use the hashtag #PMQG2017BOM when posting your blocks to social media.

We're looking for a volunteer to quilt the Guild's Block of the Month quilt.  Anne will have it ready by September 24th, and we won't need it back until mid-November.  We will raffle it off at the December meeting, with the proceeds going to the PMQG Scholarship Fund.  If you would like to volunteer, please email us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Charity Projects

We're making quilts for the Legacy Hospice Passage Quilts Program and the Doernbecher PICU this trimester.  You can find information about size requirements here.  You can post your charity quilts to social media using the hashtag #PMQGcharityquilt.

We are making pencil cases for Back-2-School Fresh.  Back-2-School Fresh's back to school event is going to take place before our August meeting, so we will need to receive the pencil cases either at August Open Sew Day or at a downtown drop off location by August 14th.  If you have pencil cases to donate and can't make it to August Open Sew Day, please email the guild and we'll give you the address of the drop off location. You can post your zipper bags on social media using the hashtag #PMQGzipperbags.

Thank you for the many charity quilts and zipper bags you've made this year -- you're awesome!

Jen Carlton Bailly

Jen Carlton Bailly gave a thought-provoking presentation on Fear, Failure, and Creativity.  She spoke about how the greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure and how success is achieved by doing the work, being open to feedback and trying new things.  She encouraged us not to compare ourselves to others and to find one successful thing in the project that we consider a failure and then build on that.  Jen also did a trunk show of her beautiful quilts, a recap of which can be found here.

Jen generously donated her entire speaking fee to the PMQG Scholarship Fund.  Thank you so much, Jen!

Wrapping Up

We had some extra wonderful prizes in our “Christmas in July” raffle bundles this month.

The Kickstart Your Embroidery Adventures bundle, with items donated by PMQG member Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio, PMQG member Mister Domestic, and Quilters Dream Batting was won by Fran Gardner.

Cher Smith won the Sandra Clemons bundle, with items donated by June Tailor, Sam HunterMister Domestic, and Quilters Dream Batting.

Jennie McKee won The Learn to Quilt bundle, with items donated by Mister Domestic, Sam HunterQuilters Dream Batting, and June Tailor. Jennie bought extra raffle tickets because she wanted to win the Pfaff sewing machine that was part of this bundle for her granddaughter and it worked!

Miranda and Jen with her prize

Miranda and Jen with her prize

 

Jen Carlton-Bailly also generously donated a cute bag filled with a full set of her templates, a 28 mm rotary cutter and blades, a glue stick and a seam ripper. Miranda Gargiulo was the happy winner of this bundle.

 

To finish up a fine summer evening, we had another inspiring Show and Tell by our members.  All of the show and tell quilts can be seen here.

Four Strong Winds by Jennie McKee

Four Strong Winds by Jennie McKee

Upcoming Events

Open Sew Day
Saturday, August 5th, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

August Monthly Meeting
Thursday, August 17th, 7 - 9
St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta St.

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, August 27th, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane, Beaverton

july meeting slides

July Meeting Reminder

We hope you can make it to our July meeting this Thursday, July 20th.

Remember to bring your membership card for express lane entry.

 

Here’s what’s happening:

 

“Fear, Failure, and Creativity” – Lecture and Trunk Show by Jen Carlton Bailly.

 

Also:

 

Here’s what to bring:

  • June BOM quilt blocks for showing off

  • Completed charity blocks or quilts

  • Completed pencil case zipper bags

  • Quilt for Show and Tell – limit one quilt per person

  • Your nametag (for an extra raffle ticket!)

  • A mug for coffee or tea

  • Any quilt-related items you have for the Free Table

 

Don’t forget:

  • Only 2017 members receive raffle tickets at the monthly meetings for a chance to win fantastic prizes

  • Show your 2017 membership card for express lane meeting entry

  • Get an extra raffle ticket if you have a July birthday

 

Needed:

  • A few volunteers who can arrive at 6:30 and help with meeting room setup

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Meeting Time & Location:

 

June Meeting Recap

Our June meeting was all about LATIFAH SAAFIR!

But first, some announcements:

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is Saturday, July 8th.  Be sure to stop by the PMQG Special Exhibit, Community in Quilts. 

Small Quilt Groups
If you signed up for a small quilt group at a meeting but never heard from us, we may not have been able to read your email address.  Please email the guild if you are interested in joining a small group and would like more information.

Greenery by Moya Lehman

Greenery by Moya Lehman

QuiltCon 2018
MQG member registration for QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena began on June 26th.  

There are two QuiltCon challenges.  It appears that sign ups for the Michael Miller Our Yard Fabric Challenge are closed.  For The American Patchwork & Quilting Flying Geese Challenge, participants are asked to modernize a traditional flying geese block (any variation is acceptable), and make it into a modern quilt using modern quilting elements. More information about the challenges can be found on the QuiltCon website.

The theme of the QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt Challenge is Modern Traditionalism.  We are soliciting ideas for our PMQG Charity Quilt until June 30th.  Designs that fit the theme of Modern Traditionalism can be submitted in the form of a hand or computer-generated drawing. Designs should be composed of blocks that can be kitted and distributed to members for sewing.

Please email your design ideas to the guild (portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail.com) by June 30th and AnnMarie Cowley and her committee will pick a winner.  You can also email the guild if you would like to volunteer to make a block or two for this quilt.  We can't wait to see what our talented members come up with! Remember, the winner will receive a mini quilt made especially for them by AnnMarie Cowley!

Block of the Month
The June Block of the Month was presented.  The instructions for the June BOM and all previous months' blocks can be found on our website.  Be sure to check out the Tips section for information about sewing an accurate quarter-inch seam.

 

 

June BOM by Anne Matlak

June BOM by Anne Matlak

Charity Projects
PMQG donated 41 charity quilts in June!  This trimester we're making quilts for the Legacy Hospice Passage Quilts program and the Doernbecher Children's Hospital PICU.  Information about these organizations and size requirements for the quilts can be found here.  This summer we're partnering with Back-2-School Fresh to make pencil cases for local schoolchildren who need them.   Information about the organization and links to free pencil case patterns can be found here.

Latifah Saafir

Latifah Saafir gave an incredibly inspiring and moving presentation about Being True to Your Inner Artist.  She also brought many quilts to show us, including her brand new quilts made to showcase her latest fabric line, Double Dutch (coming soon to Fabric Depot!). The photo recap of Latifah's lecture can be found on the PMQG Flickr page.

Workshops and Showcase

The July 22nd workshop with Jen Carlton Bailly is now full, but you can sign up on the waitlist and we'll contact you if a space becomes available.

Sailor's Delight by Rebecca Ringquist

Sailor's Delight by Rebecca Ringquist

Rebecca Ringquist of Dropcloth Samplers will be teaching an embroidery workshop entitled Draw, Trace, Stitch! for PMQG on August 19th.  Details can be found here. Scholarship requests are open until July 10th.  PMQG members can apply for a scholarship here

The Showcase of PMQG Member Quilts will be held on Thursday, October 19th.  Due to space constraints, this is a members only event and, due to catering requirements, members will be required to RSVP.  We hope you are making quilts for the Showcase or have in mind a special quilt you want to submit.  Members may submit up to three quilts for consideration, but only one quilt per member will be shown.  More information (including size specifications) will be posted on our website soon.

Wrapping Up

Three of our members won fabulous raffle prizes in June:  

Julie Walters with part of her raffle prize

Julie Walters with part of her raffle prize

Virginia Hammon won the Hoffman Fabrics Bundle, with items donated by Hoffman California Fabrics, Quilters Dream Batting and Sunflower Quilts.

Julie Walters won the Elizabeth Hartman Bundle, with items donated by Elizabeth Hartman, Fabric Depot, C&T Publishing, June Tailor and The Warm Company.

Elise Makler won the Noodlehead / Amy Sinibaldi Bundle, with items donated by Noodlehead, Art Gallery Fabrics and Quilters Dream Batting.

Apples by Jessica Prosper

Apples by Jessica Prosper

As always, we enjoyed a fabulous show and tell of quilts made by our wonderfully creative members, all of which can be seen on Flickr

Upcoming Events

Open Sew Day
Saturday, July 1st, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, July 23rd, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane, Beaverton

Current information about all PMQG events and activities can always be found here.

June Meeting Slides

June Meeting Reminder

We hope you can make it to our June meeting next week on Thursday, June 22nd.

Remember to bring your membership card for express lane entry. There will be a guest fee of $5 for all non-PMQG members - if you’re bringing a guest, please plan to pay with cash or check.

Here’s what’s happening:

Being True to Your Inner Artist – Lecture and Trunk Show by Latifah Saafir of Latifah Saafir Studios.

* There are two spots left in Latifah’s Design Your Own Bias Tape Applique Workshop on Friday, June 23rd.

Also:

Here’s what to bring:

  • May BOM quilt blocks for showing off
  • Completed charity blocks or quilts
  • Completed pencil case zipper bags
  • Quilt for Show and Tell – limit one quilt per person
  • Your nametag
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Any quilt-related items you have for the Free Table

Don’t forget:

  • Only 2017 PMQG members receive raffle tickets at the monthly meetings for a chance to win fantastic prizes
  • Show your 2017 membership card for express lane meeting entry
  • All guest pay $5 at the June meeting

Needed:

  • A few volunteers who can arrive at 6:30 to help with meeting room setup

Upcoming Events:

  • Open Sew Day at Fabric Depot - Saturday, June 17th from 10 to 8
  • Latifah Saafir Pickled Beets Workshop - Thursday, June 22nd from 11:30 to 2:30
  • Latifah Saafir Design Your Own Bias Tape Applique Quilt Workshop - Friday, June 23rd from 10 to 5
  • Latifah Saafir Glam Clam Workshop - Saturday, June 24th from 10 to 5
  • Hand Sew Happy Hour - Sunday, June 25th from 2 to 4

 

Meeting Time & Location
Thursday, June 22nd from 7 to 9 pm
St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta Street

May Meeting Recap and Design Contest Announcement

OUR MAY MEETING WAS ALL ABOUT UPCYCLING.

But first, some announcements.

Quilts for the PMQG Special Exhibit at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show must be delivered to Tamara King by the June meeting at the latest.  If you need to make other arrangements to get us your quilt by June 22, please email the guild.

Small Quilting Groups website page and forum coming soon!

June Open Sew Day at Fabric Depot is on June 17th, the third Saturday in June. 

Convergence by Latifah Saafir

Convergence by Latifah Saafir

 

The Latifah Saafir Bias Tape Applique workshop on Friday, June 23rd is now open to non-PMQG members.  The cost for non-members is $85.00.  PMQG members and non-members can sign up for the workshop here.

 

 

 

Quilts We're Making

Meredith Hobbs talked to us about using quarter circles to make letters for our Word Quilt Challenge quilts.  Remember to post your Word Quilt progress to social media using #PMQGspeaks2017.

 

Anne Matlak unveiled the May Block of the Month. All the details on the 2017 BOM and instructions for all five blocks that have been unveiled so far can be found here.  Remember to show us your blocks on social media using #PMQG2017BOM.

May BOM by Maria Cardenas

May BOM by Maria Cardenas

Design Contest

The Modern Quilt Guild has announced the theme of the QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt Challenge, and it is Modern Traditionalism (some examples from the MQG website are shown above).   PMQG member AnnMarie Cowley has graciously agreed to be in charge of PMQG's entry again this year, and we have a fun design contest to announce.  

We are soliciting ideas for our PMQG QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt, and there is a prize for the member whose design is chosen -- AnnMarie will make a mini quilt just for you!  Designs that fit the theme of Modern Traditionalism can be submitted in the form of a hand or computer-generated drawing. Designs should be composed of blocks that can be kitted and distributed to members for sewing.  Please email your design ideas to the guild (portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail.com) by June 30, 2017, and AnnMarie and her committee will pick a winner.  You can also email the guild if you would like to volunteer to make a block or two for this quilt.  We can't wait to see what our talented members come up with!

PMQG Charity Projects

This trimester we're making quilts for the Legacy Hospice Passage Quilts program and the Doernbecher Children's Hospital PICU.  Information about these organizations and size requirements for the quilts can be found here.

This spring and summer we're partnering with Back-2-School Fresh to make pencil cases for local schoolchildren who need them. Information about the organization and links to free pencil case patterns can be found here.

Earlier this month we delivered to Rose Haven 43 beautiful zipper bags made by our wonderful members and the many toiletries that you donated. For more information on Rose Haven and a list of their most wanted items, please go to their website.

Upcycling Found, Vintage and Collected Fabrics into your Quilting

We enjoyed an inspiring presentation and trunk show by Blair Stocker of Wisecraft Handmade. Blair makes modern quilts and home accessories using vintage, cherished and collected textiles. She teaches creative reuse, upcycling and quilt making both in person and online.

A photo recap of her presentation can be found on Flickr.

Workshops and Showcase

The June meeting, featuring a lecture and trunk show by Latifah Saafir, is on June 22nd - the fourth Thursday in June.  Due to space constraints, there will be a $5 guest fee for non-PMQG members.

The Showcase of PMQG Member Quilts will be held on Thursday, October 19th.  Due to space constraints, this is a members only event and, due to catering requirements, members will be required to RSVP.  We hope you are making quilts for the Showcase or have in mind a special quilt you want to submit.  Quilts of all sizes will be accepted.  More details will be coming to our website soon.

Jen Carlton Bailly will be teaching her new workshop One Curve, Five Blocks, 100s of Ideas for PMQG members on Saturday, July 22nd. You can read all about the workshop here.  You can request a scholarship until 4 pm on Saturday, May 27th, and sign ups for the workshop will go live at 10 am on Sunday, May 28th. 

Wrapping Up

Three of our members won fantastic raffle prizes in May:  

Brand new PMQG member Kelly Brougham won the Riley Blake Bundle, with items donated by PMQG Business Sponsor Fabric DepotThe Warm Company, Schmetz Needles and C&T Publishing.

Christie Wood won the Vintage Fabric Studio Bundle, with items donated by PMQG Business Member Vintage Fabric Studio, Quilters Dream BattingC&T Publishing, Fat Quarter Shop and Schmetz Needles.

Deb Hoerner won the Carolyn Friedlander Bundle with items donated by The Warm Company, C&T Publishing, Schmetz Needles and Robert Kaufman.

 

We enjoyed a wonderful display of our members' quilts during Show and Tell, all of which can be seen on Flickr.

Gypsy Wife by Cris Pera

Gypsy Wife by Cris Pera

Upcoming Events

Charity Sew Day
Thursday, May 25th, 10 - 4
Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St

Don't forget: PMQG members get 20% off at Modern Domestic all day on Charity Sew Day!

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, May 28th, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane #700, Beaverton

Open Sew Day
Saturday, June 17th, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

May Meeting Slides

May Meeting Reminder

We hope you can make it to our May meeting this Thursday, May 18th.

Here’s what’s happening:

Lecture & Trunk Show by Blair Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade

Also:

Save the Date:

July 22nd - Workshop with Jen Carlton Bailly

  • Requests for scholarships and workshop signups will go live soon.

Here’s what to bring:

  • April BOM quilt blocks for showing off
  • Any BOM quilt blocks for swapping
  • Completed charity blocks or quilts
  • Completed zipper bags
  • Quilt for Show and Tell – limit one quilt per person
  • Your name tag
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Any quilt-related items you have for the Free Table

Don’t forget:

  • Only 2017 PMQG members receive raffle tickets at the monthly meetings for a chance to win fantastic prizes
  • Show your 2017 membership card for express lane meeting entry
  • Pick up your 2017 membership card at the front table if you haven’t yet
  • Check in your completed UFOs with Marcia at the UFO table
  • Bountiful Mini Quilt Challenge Participants: Pick up your fabric at the front table


Needed:

  • A few volunteers who can arrive by 6:30 to help with meeting room setup

Upcoming Events:

Charity Sew 
Thursday, May 25th, 10 - 4
Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, May 28th, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane #700, Beaverton

Open Sew Day
Saturday, June 17th, 10 - 8 (Please note this is the 3rd Saturday, not the 1st Saturday)
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

Meeting Time & Location
Thursday, May 18th from 7 to 9 pm
St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta Street

April Meeting Recap

Our April Meeting was all about Modern Seams

But first, some announcements:

Julie Lund is helping to facilitate the small quilting groups that are now forming. If you are interested in being part of a small group, email PMQG for more information.  We are working to set up a Small Groups Forum where PMQG members can exchange information about existing and prospective small groups.  More information will be available soon. 

Would you like to provide some input on the jurying and judging criteria for QuiltCon? Through April 30, you can apply to be on the MQG Jurying and Judging Policies Task Force, which is expected to complete its work by June 30.  More information is available on the MQG website.

Support our PMQG Business Members and/or become one! Information about our business members can be found here.  Several of our Business Members offer discounts to PMQG members.  If you are an individual member with a business and you would like to upgrade your membership for only $10, you can do so here.  Email us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you would like more information about being a PMQG Business Member.

Due to the increasing popularity of All Day Sew at Fabric Depot, please be mindful of your sewing space and please don't save seats.  We know people like to sit with their friends, but please be courteous about offering empty spots to arriving members.  We are going to be working with Fabric Depot to see if we can arrange the space to accommodate more people comfortably.  All Day Sew is a great place to wear your name tag.  There may even be prizes for nametag wearers in the future....

We played a rousing game of Sit Down If ....  Dianne Denhem was the last woman standing and took home the last Retreat Swag Bag.

Quilts We're Making

Meredith Hobbs talked to us about making appliqued letters for our Word Quilts.  Meredith will be doing a demonstration of fusible web applique at 11:00 a.m. at the next All Day Sew on May 6th at Fabric Depot.  Post your Word Quilt progress on social media using the hashtag #PMQGspeaks2017.

April BOM by Anne Matlak

April BOM by Anne Matlak

The April Block of the Month instructions and tips for sewing and cutting are now available on our website.  We love seeing your blocks -- keep bringing them to the meetings and don't forget that you can swap BOM blocks at our monthly meetings.  Post your BOM blocks to social media with the hashtag #PMQG2017BOM.

 

 


PMQG Charity Programs

PMQG members have made 11 quilts for the children and teenagers attending this summer's Camp Erin!  Thank you to everyone who contributed to this amazing gift and thank you to our tireless Charity Quilts Coordinator, Cath Hall.  In the next trimester we will be making quilts for Legacy Hospice's Passage Quilts program. Quilts are given to patients in hospice care. We are continuing to make quilts for the PICU at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.  Our next Charity Sew Day at Modern Domestic is Thursday, April 27th.  Don't forget, PMQG members get 20% off on Charity Sew Days!

For our Charity Zipper Bags program, from May through August we'll be making pencil cases for local schoolchildren, which will be distributed by Back-2-School Fresh, a local charity that provides supplies and services to schoolchildren who need them.  Information about the pencil cases and a list of needed supplies, as well as links to tutorials and free pencil case patterns will be added to the website soon.

Upcoming Events

Bountiful by Sharon Holland

Bountiful by Sharon Holland

Art Gallery Fabrics is sponsoring a Mini Quilt Challenge for PMQG members.  24 quilters will receive a bundle of 10 fat quarters of Sharon Holland's beautiful new fabric line,  Bountiful.  The challenge will be to create a Modern Mini Quilt inspired by rustic elements that complement the homey and earthy feel of Bountiful. The quilts can be no larger than 20" on any side.  Three winners will be chosen by Art Gallery Fabrics and Sharon Holland, and Art Gallery is providing fabulous prizes for the winners.  The Mini Quilts will be shown at the PMQG Member Quilt Showcase in October.  More details will be provided soon.  Please, sign up only if you are committed to making a Mini Quilt.  If more than 24 people sign up, 24 participants will be chosen by lottery.

Convergence by Latifah Saafir

Convergence by Latifah Saafir

Sign ups for the June workshops with Latifah Saafir went live on April 23rd.  The Glam Clam workshop is sold out, but you can sign up on the wait list here.  There are still some spots available in the Pickled Beets and Design Your Own Bias Tape Applique workshops.  More information and a link to purchase a spot in the workshops can be found here.  At this time, workshops are open exclusively to 2017 PMQG members.  If you would like to become a member, you can do that here.

Latifah Saafir will be the guest speaker at our June meeting, where she will do a trunk show and talk to us about Being True to Your Inner Artist. This meeting is free to members, but there will be a $5 charge for non-members.

Blair Stocker, author of the new book, Wise Craft Quilts, will be coming in May to speak to us about making quilts from vintage, upcycled and collected fabrics.

 

 

 

 

Seams Modern

Quartered A 1/X by Stephanie Ruyle

Quartered A 1/X by Stephanie Ruyle

We were so happy to have Stephanie Ruyle as our April guest speaker.  Stephanie is a member of the Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild, an instructor at the University of Colorado's Idea Forge, and has won many awards and accolades for her very modern quilts made with clever seaming techniques that she has developed by drawing on her garment sewing expertise.  She is a great believer in cross-pollinating your garment making and quilting skills.  Stephanie showed us many of her beautiful quilts, which provided a visual history of her evolution as a quiltmaker using complex seaming techniques adapted from garment making.  On April 22nd, 15 lucky PMQG members took Stephanie's workshop, Making Modern with Minimal Decisions, which focused on designing modern quilts with minimal complex seam construction.  Students were limited to 8 seams in their project. Photos of student work and links to Stephanie's blog posts about her techniques can be found here.

 

Wrapping Up

We had three fabulous raffle prizes and two surprise prizes. Carol Parks won the Working with Color Bundle, full of colorful goodies donated by Hunter's Design Studio, Cath Hall, C&T Publishing, and Quilters Dream Batting.  PMQG Business Member Kazumi Peterson won the Tula Pink and Material Obsession Bundle, featuring a jelly roll of Tula's new line Tabby Road,  donated by Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop, and books, tools and batting generously donated by June Tailor, C&T Publishing and The Warm Company.  Christine Yi won the Electric Quilt + Art Gallery Bundle, with the new EQ Mini software, a fat quarter pack of Sharon Holland's Bountiful fabric, and a coloring book and batting donated by C&T Publishing and June Tailor.

Stephanie Ruyle brought us color cards and beautiful Painter's Palette Solid fabrics from Fabri-Quilt to give away to two lucky members, who turned out to be Lara Giles and Donna McClelland.

All the Blues by Chelsea Clarke-Pitt

All the Blues by Chelsea Clarke-Pitt

We topped off our evening with a wonderful Show and Tell by our talented members.  Show and Tell photos are on Flickr. No login or password is necessary.

Upcoming Events

Charity Sew Day
Thursday, April 27th, 10 - 4
Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St

Don't forget: PMQG members get 20% off at Modern Domestic all day on Charity Sew Day!

Open Sew Day
Saturday, May 6th, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

April Meeting Slides

April Meeting Reminder

We hope you can make it to our April meeting this Thursday, April 20th.

Here’s what’s happening:

Seams Modern - Lecture and Trunk Show by Stephanie Ruyle of Spontaneous Threads

Also:

Save the Date:

June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th - Workshops with Latifah Saafir

  • Submissions for scholarships are now being accepted (April 22nd deadline)
  • Sign-ups for workshops will go live on the PMQG website on April 23rd

Here’s what to bring:

  • March BOM quilt blocks for showing off
  • Any BOM quilt blocks for swapping
  • Completed charity blocks or quilts
  • Completed zipper bags
  • Quilt for Show and Tell – limit one quilt per person
  • Your name tag
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Any quilt-related items you have for the Free Table

Don’t forget:

  • Only 2017 PMQG members receive raffle tickets at the monthly meetings for a chance to win fantastic prizes
  • Show your 2017 membership card for express lane meeting entry
  • Pick up your 2017 membership card at the front table if you haven’t yet

Needed:

  • A few volunteers who can arrive at 6:30 and help with meeting room setup

Upcoming Events:

Stephanie Ruyle Workshop

Saturday, April 22nd, 8 - 3
Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, April 23rd, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane #700, Beaverton

Charity Sew 
Thursday, April 27th, 10 - 4
Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St

Open Sew Day
Saturday, May 6th, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

 

Meeting Time & Location
Thursday, April 20th from 7 to 9 pm
St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta Street

March Meeting Recap

our March Meeting was all about COLOR

But first, some announcements:

Sign-ups for the PMQG UFO Club have been extended to March 24th.  You can sign up, submit your projects list, and pay online.  Don't forget to use the hashtag #pmqgufo when posting photos of your quilts in progress and, especially, your finished quilts. 

Flight Plan by Stephanie Ruyle

Flight Plan by Stephanie Ruyle

Our first workshop is Saturday, April 22rd from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Stephanie Ruyle.  It is currently full, but there is a wait list.  There are two full scholarship spots available for this workshop.  PMQG members can request a scholarship by submitting the scholarship form on the workshop page of our website by March 23rd.

 

There are six additional workshops scheduled this year:

Workshop descriptions will be available soon on our website.  A printable calendar of 2017 Lectures, Workshops, and Events can be found on our Calendar of Events page.

For future workshops, scholarships will be assigned prior to open registration so that applicants will have the option of registering if they do not receive a scholarship.  Recipients are limited to one scholarship per year. All scholarship recipient information is confidential.

Based on survey results, we have cancelled the August picnic and will be having a regular meeting in August.

Our October meeting will be a showcase of PMQG member quilts and will be held at the Lagunitas Community Room (237 NE Broadway).  Beer and appetizers will be served. We will have more details to share with you soon.

Our Small Groups Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Lund, is helping to facilitate the small quilting groups that are now forming.  If you are interested in participating in a small group, email us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.  Julie will have sign-up sheets for all of the small groups at our April meeting.

PMQG Charity Quilt shown at February meeting

PMQG Charity Quilt shown at February meeting

 

Cath Hall talked to us about our charity quilts and the joy they bring to their recipients.  We have already provided Camp Erin with 7 quilts for this year's campers, and we have given 22 to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital's PICU.  The next Charity Sew Day is March 23rd at Modern Domestic.  

 

Member Allyson Enriquez spoke to us about her nonprofit, Butterfly Boxes PDX, which partners with Catholic Charities to give every refugee arriving in Portland a welcome bag.  They are seeking quilts for their upcoming fundraiser.  If you would like to help, please contact Allyson.

Thank you to everyone who has been busy making zipper bags for Rose Haven - so many wonderful bags have been donated. We will be delivering all of the bags and supplies to Rose Haven soon. Keep on making the bags - we will announce our next organization at the April meeting.

 

Quilts we're making

March BOM by Anne Matlak

March BOM by Anne Matlak

The March BOM was unveiled.  Instructions for all of the blocks are available on our website.  Post your blocks to social media with the hashtag #pmqg2017BOM.

Meredith Hobbs presented information about lettering styles you may want to use in your Word Quilt Challenge quilt.  Word Quilts will be the theme of our special exhibit at the 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, so if you are considering submitting your quilt for the exhibit, please keep in mind that it must be no smaller than 40" and no larger than 102" on any side.

Elizabeth Hartman is generously offering PMQG members a 50% discount on her Refrigerator Magnets pattern through April 30th.  Links to free alphabets can be found on our website.  Post your Word Quilt progress on social media using the hashtag #PMQGspeaks2017.

exploring color

Christina Cameli talks about her Wedge Quilt

Christina Cameli talks about her Wedge Quilt

We had four fabulous PMQG members showing their quilts and speaking about how they use color in their work.  Thank you, Gail Weiss, Michel McDowell, Kristin LaFlamme and  Christina Cameli, (check out Christina in the new PBS TV show Fresh Quilting, which is available to MQG members on the MQG website).

 

wrapping up

This month's raffle prize winners were:

  • Micaela Marcus-Boyer, who won the Noodlehead and Clover bundle, which contained Rain Walk fabric and a Caravan Tote pattern donated by Anna Graham of Noodlehead, batting donated by Quilters Dream, and a Clover magnetic pincushion.

Mims Copeland with part of her raffle prize

Mims Copeland with part of her raffle prize

Mims Copeland won the Cotton + Steel June Tailor bundle containing a stack of Cotton + Steel fat quarters donated by Fabric Depot (it's their 25th birthday this month -- 25% off everything all month and cake and prizes on Saturday, March 25th!), Warm 80/20 batting donated by The Warm Company, and a Shape Cut strip cutting mat donated by June Tailor.

 

 
  • Roz Hamar won the Heather Jones Studio and Emma Jean Jansen bundle containing a 16-piece fat quarter bundle  of Heather Jones Studio's Conservatory fabric, the book By The Bundle by Emma Jean Jansen, and batting donated by Quilters Dream.

 

Scrappy Spiderweb by Suzanne Gray

Scrappy Spiderweb by Suzanne Gray

 

We finished up with our always inspiring Show and Tell.  All of the quilts can be seen here.  No login or password is necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Charity Sew Day
Thursday, March 23rd, 10 - 4
Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St

Don't forget: PMQG members get 20% off at Modern Domestic all day on Charity Sew Day!

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, March 26th, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane #700, Beaverton

Open Sew Day
Saturday, April 1st, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

For those not going to the Spring Retreat, Nicole Howe, Kelly Cole and Sam Hunter will be hosting an Un-Retreat at April Open Sew Day.  There will be a fun "meet your fellow members" trivia game and the raffling of prizes (including retreat swag bags) all day long.  You get one raffle ticket just for coming and another for wearing your nametag! There will be (more or less) hourly drawings throughout the day (winners must be present).

MARCH MEETING SLIDES

March Meeting Reminder

We hope you can make it to our March meeting - this Thursday, March 16th.

Here’s what’s happening:

  • Exploring Color - Talks and Trunk Shows (led by four PMQG Members)
  • Upcoming Workshops and Lectures Update
  • Word Quilt Challenge Follow-up
  • Small Quilt Groups Update
  • Showcase of February BOM quilt blocks (with optional swap) and unveiling of March BOM block
  • Show and Tell
  • Raffles!

Save the Date:

Here’s what to bring:

  • February BOM quilt blocks for showing off
  • February BOM quilt blocks for swapping
  • Completed charity blocks or quilts
  • Completed zipper bags
  • Cash or check for renewing your membership if you haven’t yet
  • Cash or check for UFO Club sign-up
  • Quilt for Show and Tell – limit one quilt per person
  • Your name tag
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Any quilt-related items you have for the Free Table

Don’t forget:

  • Only 2017 PMQG members receive raffle tickets at the monthly meetings for a chance to win fantastic prizes
  • Show your 2017 membership card for express lane meeting entry
  • Pick up your 2017 membership card at the front table if you haven’t yet
  • Monthly meetings are free to PMQG and MQG members. Guests are welcome to attend their first meeting for free. After that they may pay $5 per meeting or are encouraged to join the guild. 

Needed:

  • A few volunteers who can arrive at 6:30 and help with meeting room setup

Upcoming Events:

Charity Sew 
Thursday, March 23rd, 10 - 4
Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, March 26th, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane #700, Beaverton

Open Sew Day
Saturday, April 1st, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

 

Meeting Time & Location

Thursday, March 16th from 7 to 9 pm
St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta Street

February Meeting Recap

The February meeting was all about Words.

But first, some Announcements:

 

The Camp Tilikum Spring Retreat is now full, but there is a wait list.

 

The PMQG UFO Club is open for business, with Marcia Mersky at the helm. Here's how it works: you submit a list of up to 10 quilts, and you pay $10 to join the club.  You can enroll online, at March Sew Day, or at the March meeting (deadline for sign ups is March 16th).   Use the hashtag #pmqgufo when posting photos of your quilts in progress and, especially, your finished quilts.  You are also encouraged to show them at Show and Tell.  Each time you finish a quilt, a ticket with your name on it will go into the UFO Club Jar.  At the December meeting, one of the tickets will be chosen, and the winner will win a cash prize of half of all of the Club dues.  The other half will go to the PMQG Scholarship Fund.   Speaking of which ...

 

We introduced the PMQG Scholarship Fund, which will provide workshop scholarships.  Our goal is to make it possible for all members who want to attend a workshop to be able to.  The Guild has seeded the Fund with $500; Sam Hunter generously donated her speaking fee to it, and half of the UFO Club dues will go to it.  Nancy Stovall of Just Quilting has also made a very generous donation to the Scholarship Fund.  Members can donate to the Fund directly: by cash or check at the monthly meetings or any PMQG event, or online.  All donations are tax deductible.

 

The complete results of the 2017 PMQG Survey are now available.  Thank you again to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey.  We are using the survey results in planning this year.

 

Our Small Groups initiative for members who would like to sew together in smaller groups will be launched at the March meeting.  Small groups will be organized by focus, location and day/time of day.  If you think you might be interested in participating in a small group, please take our survey.

 
February BOM by Tania Johnston

February BOM by Tania Johnston

 

There was a fabulous turnout of Block of the Month stars.  The instructions for the February BOM and a BOM Tips document are available here.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #pmqg2017bom when posting photos of your blocks!

 

 

We are going to have a beautiful exhibit of PMQG Community Quilts at this year's Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  Participants, please remember that your quilts must be completely finished by April 20th.

 

If you’re going to QuiltCon, please post photos using the hashtag #PMQGgoestoQuiltCon.  If you would like to participate in a PMQG meetup during QuiltCon, download the QuiltCon app (you received the information in an email from the MQG) and add Tamara King as a contact.

 

Word Quilts -- PMQG Speaks

The 2017 Quilt Challenge and the theme of our special exhibit at the 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show was introduced by Meredith Hobbs.  The theme is Words.  Meredith gave an inspiring lecture about the history of word quilts. This will be a year long challenge, and Meredith will continue to provide information and encouragement throughout the year.  

 

Meredith and Sam Hunter will be hosting a paper piecing demo at All Day Sew at Fabric Depot on Saturday March 4th at 11 and 2.  All are welcome. 

 

Kristy Lea of Quiet Play is giving PMQG members a 15% discount on all of her patterns through Friday, March 3rd.  Kristy offers a range of font styles for piecing letters.  You can find links to her fonts on the Word Quilt Resource Page, and you can find her patterns here.  The Discount Code is being sent to members via email.  Please do not share the code outside the Guild.

 

 

Continuing with our Word Quilt theme, Sam Hunter gave a fun and informative presentation about how to take your letters to the next level using color, font and, especially, kerning.

 

Wrapping Up

Sam Hunter and Kim Russell

Sam Hunter and Kim Russell

We had three fabulous raffle prizes. Kim Russell won the Kick Start Your Word Quilt bundle, generously donated by Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio. New member Kat Cummings won the Phantom Chicken, Cotton + Steel and Jaybird Quilts bundle, generously donated by Fabric Depot, Jaybird Quilts, and PMQG member and Phantom Chicken co-owner, Gail Weiss. Sharon Bishop was the winner of the Get Your Applique On bundle, which had printer sheets from June Tailor, batting from Quilter’s Dream, fabric from Cool Cottons, Connecting Threads, Robert Kaufman and Michael Miller, and the book A Bit of Applique by Amy Struckmeyer.

 
Kory's 100 by Kory Keller

Kory's 100 by Kory Keller

 

As always, we ended the meeting on a high note with a beautiful and inspiring Show and Tell. All of the quilts can be seen here.  No login or password is necessary.


Upcoming Events

Charity Sew Day
Thursday, February 23rd, 10 - 4
Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, February 26th, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane #700, Beaverton

Open Sew Day
Saturday, March 4th, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

February Meeting Slides

2017 PMQG Member Survey

PMQG Member.png

Thank you to everyone who filled out our 2017 survey! 

For those of you who might have missed it, the 2017 member survey consisted of roughly 50 questions about the guild as well as opportunities to share feedback about what worked and what needed improvement. 

We've already had a few opportunities to use your feedback to make this year even better! Below is a slideshow of the results. All the information in the slides came directly from the survey. Take a moment to peek at the results. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey!

February Meeting Reminder

We hope you can make it to our February meeting on Thursday, February 16th.

Here’s what’s happening:

  • Introduction of the 2017 Challenge Quilt Project
  • Presentation by Sam Hunter
  • Showcase of January BOM quilt blocks (with optional swap) and unveiling of February BOM block
  • Launch of 2017 UFO Club
  • Overview of Survey Results
  • Show and Tell
  • Raffles!

Here’s what to bring:

  • January BOM quilt blocks for showing off
  • January BOM quilt blocks for swapping
  • Completed charity blocks or quilts
  • Completed zipper bags or toiletry supplies
  • Cash or check for renewing your membership if you haven’t yet
  • Check for Spring Retreat for those who are registered
  • Cash or check for UFO sign-up
  • Quilt for Show and Tell – limit one quilt per person
  • Your name tag
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Any quilt-related items you have for the Free Table

Don’t forget:

  • Only 2017 members receive raffle tickets at the monthly meetings for a chance to win fantastic prizes
  • Show your 2017 membership card for express lane meeting entry
  • Pick up your 2017 membership card at the front table if you haven’t yet

Needed:

  • A few volunteers who can arrive at 6:30 and help with meeting room setup

Upcoming Events:

Charity Sew 
Thursday, February 23rd, 10 - 4
Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, February 26th, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane #700, Beaverton

Open Sew Day
Saturday, March 4th, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

Meeting Time & Location
Thursday, February 16 from 7 to 9 pm
St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta Street

January Meeting Recap

Wow!  It was so exciting to see such a large and enthusiastic group of quilters ready to have some fun with us in 2017!  Here's what happened at our January meeting:

We thanked our 2016 officers for a great year and introduced our 2017 officers and volunteer coordinators.

We crowned Jennifer Gleich the 2016 Queen of the UFOs.  We asked for a volunteer to spearhead the UFO project in 2017, and we got one.  Look for an email with all the details, coming soon.

We thanked the 157 members who completed our member survey and announced the winner of the survey raffle, Patty Turner.  We'll share details of the survey results at our February meeting and on the website.

Chris Carlson with her Row by Row quilt

Chris Carlson with her Row by Row quilt

 

The 2016 Row by Row Quilt, designed and made by the 2016 PMQG Board, was won by member Chris Carlson.

 

 

 

 

THINGS WE'RE DOING THIS YEAR

  • Celebrate your Birthday with PMQG:  If it's your birthday month, let us know and we'll give you an extra raffle ticket.

  • #HelloPMQG: Post a selfie to Instagram with the hashtag #HelloPMQG and tell us a thing or two about you.

January BOM made by Maria Cardenas

January BOM made by Maria Cardenas

 

  • Stars Galore, the 2017 Block of the Month Project, was introduced by PMQG Secretary Anne Matlak, who also designed it.  All of the details about this year-long project, and the instructions for making the first block, can be found here.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Hand Sew Happy Hour:  The fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4 pm.

    • Eastside at Pix Patisserie, 2225 E. Burnside, hosted by Anne Matlak

    • Westside at Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane #700, Beaverton, hosted by Mary Ann Morsette.

  • PMQG will have a special exhibit at the 2017 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. The theme of our exhibit is Community.  Members are encouraged to submit quilts they have made as part of a community: Row by Row quilts, the 2014 Medallion Quilts, BOM quilts, etc.  The entry form can be found here, and is due by February 6th.

  • The PMQG Retreat at Camp Tilikum is March 30th - April 2nd.  The cost is $245 for 3 nights, and includes all meals.  Registration opens February 3rd and is limited to 34 people.  Members will receive additional information about registration via email.

 

charity projects

  • This quarter we'll be making quilts for Camp Erin, a summer camp for grieving children.  Find all the details here.  

  • We encourage you to make quilts throughout the year for the Doernbecher PICU.  Find all the details here.

  • We are launching a new charity project this year: Toiletry bags for nonprofit organizations, including domestic violence centers and homeless and transition shelters.  We have provided links to some free tutorials for zipper bags here. Information about requested toiletry items can also be found here.  Our designated charity for the first quarter is Rose Haven.  

  • Our next Charity Sew Day is on January 31st; a list of scheduled Charity Sew Days is here

 

Exciting News!

Convergence by Latifah Saafir

Convergence by Latifah Saafir

 

Latifah Saafir will be the guest speaker at our June meeting (June 22), which will include a trunk show of her amazing quilts.  Latifah will teach at least one, and possibly two, workshops for us. The details are currently being finalized.  More information coming soon!

 

show and tell

Made to Scale, PMQG's 2017 QuiltCon Charity Quilt, made by AnnMarie Cowley and other PMQG members -- thank you for naming our quilt, January meeting goers!

Made to Scale, PMQG's 2017 QuiltCon Charity Quilt, made by AnnMarie Cowley and other PMQG members -- thank you for naming our quilt, January meeting goers!

 

 

As always, we had a beautiful and inspiring group of Show and Tell Quilts. They can be seen on Flickr. No login or password is needed.

 

 

january meeting slideshow

January Meeting Reminder

Welcome to PMQG 2017!

We hope you can make it to our January meeting on Thursday, January 19th.

Here’s what’s happening:

  • Raffling of the 2016 Row by Row Quilt
  • Crowning of the 2016 queen or king of the UFOs
  • Introduction of the 2017 Block of the Month Quilt-along and Swap
  • Introduction of new charity project opportunities
  • A chance to learn a few things about your fellow PMQGers

Here’s what to bring:

  • Cash for buying lots of raffle tickets (tickets are $3 for 1 ticket and $10 for 4 tickets)
  • Cash or check for renewing your membership if you haven’t yet
  • Holiday Swap item if you weren’t at the December meeting
  • Quilt for Show and Tell (in response to member feedback, we’re limiting show and tell to one quilt per person on a trial basis)
  • Your name tag
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Any quilt-related items you have for the Free Table
  • Finished charity blocks or quilts

Don’t forget:

  • Renew your membership online or at the January meeting and you’ll receive an extra raffle ticket 

Needed:

  • A few volunteers who can arrive at 6:30 and help with meeting room setup

Upcoming Events:

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, January 22nd, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane #700, Beaverton

Charity Sew 
Tuesday, January 31st, 10 - 4
Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St

Open Sew Day
Saturday, February 4th, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

Your 2017 Board has lots of fun things planned for the year ahead and we can't wait to tell you all about them at the meeting.  Hope to see you there - Thursday, January 19th, from 7 to 9 pm at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta Street.

December Holiday Meeting Recap

We had a fun Holiday Meeting after our snow delay! 

Although we had a smaller group we had a fun evening with our holiday swap, member sale, giveaways, and show and tell. 

For our January meeting we'll be raffling off our Row by Row quilt and wrapping up UFO's for 2016 so be sure to bring your list of completed projects!   

We hope you are working on your entries for our Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show special exhibit. We have expanded the entries to include any group quilt keeping with our theme of community. 

Happy Holidays Pétra

PMQG Row by Row // Fremont

For the striped sections, cut:

  • 1 3.5" x WOF strip Shale

  • 1 1.5" x WOF strip Snow

  • 1 2" x WOF strip Wasabi

  • 1 1.5" x WOF strip Dusty Peach

  • 1 2" x WOF strip Curry

  • 1 2.5" x WOF strip Blueberry

Sew the WOF strips together in the order listed above, then subcut into sections:

  • 1 10.5" section

  • 1 5.5" section

  • 1 25.5" section

Now create two Fremont blocks using the foundation paper piecing template.  See the picture for color placement.  Piece all of the "A" section on the first template, then all of the "B" section on the 2nd template, then join the templates before adding sections "C" and "D".

To create the row, join as follows: 10.5" strip section, Fremont block, 5.5" strip section, Fremont block, 25.5" strip section.

Now join with the other rows, add borders as desired, and your PMQG 2016 Row-by-Row quilt top is complete!