November Meeting Recap

Our November meeting was all about Mister Domestic.

But first, some announcements:

BOM Quilt Raffle

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Raffle tickets for the 2017 BOM Star Quilt are now available for purchase. They are $2.00 per ticket or $10.00 for 6 tickets. They can be purchased by cash or check at the December 7th meeting or on the PMQG website. The raffle is open to PMQG members and non-members alike. Proceeds from the raffle will fund our Charity Quilts program.

 

2018 Officers

We reintroduced our 2018 officers, who are:

President:                                                                             Kimberly Buckley
Vice President for Technology and Social Media:            Erin Case
Vice President for Membership and Procurement:          Judy Livingston
Secretary:                                                                             Michelle Freedman
Treasurer:                                                                             Barbara Trepiccione
Programs Coordinator for Meetings:                                 Susan Beal
Programs Coordinator for Workshops:                              MereAnn Reid

We still have a few open volunteers positions open for 2018:  Free table; Sew Day; Charity Table; New Members/Guests Welcome committee; and Westside Hand Sew Happy Hour Host. 

December Meeting

  • Remember: our December meeting will be on the first Thursday - December 7th.
  • The December meeting will be a holiday party with: a dessert buffet (no potluck this year); a Prize Wheel; a container swap; and a holiday bazaar.
  • Bring your finished 2017 BOM tops and quilts to the December meeting for a special Show and Tell. Everyone who brings one will be entered in a special prize drawing.  Post photos of your BOM on Instagram with the hashtag #PMQG2017BOM
  • The UFO Club will be wrapping up the year and doing its prize drawing at the December meeting. One lucky member will win the prize money - half of all the entry fees! (The other half will go to the PMQG Scholarship Fund.)
  • For this year’s holiday swap, the theme is Containers -- any thing that holds other things. This could be a bag, box, wallet, journal cover, etc - anything that can hold something. Sign up isn’t required for the swap. If you want to participate, just make a container (please don't fill your container with any extras) and bring it to the December meeting. You will then go home with a container made by a fellow guild member. Make one, take one!
  • There is still time to sign up to be a vendor at the Holiday Bazaar. You can sell fabric or any item handmade by you. Choose a half or full table - there is no charge. Please complete the Sign-Up Form by Sunday, November 26th.

Additional Updates

  • Betty Colburn, the 2017 PMQG Treasurer, reviewed the guild financial statement.
  • November 30th is the MQG deadline for requesting a complimentary 4-day pass to QuiltCon, getting a member discount for lectures and classes at QuiltCon, and for submitting a quilt.
  • Latifah Saafir is teaching her Glam Clam quilt at Fabric Depot on December 9th. There a few spots left.   
  • Meredith Hobbs gave a short presentation about using facing instead of binding on your Word Quilts.
  • We are still collecting large zipper pouches and full size personal care items for Embrace Oregon.  Thank you to everyone who has already made bags and collected toiletries for this project.  There are links to tutorials and free zipper bag patterns on the website. 
  • 2018 PMQG memberships go on sale online on December 1st.  They can also be purchased at the December meeting.  There will be a special raffle at the December 7th meeting for all members who have purchased their 2018 memberships.
  • 2018 is a year to look forward to!  Chawne Kimber is coming in June for a lecture and workshops.  In November, Anna Maria Horner will be here for a lecture and workshops.

Mister Domestic

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Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic delivered a talk and trunk show titled "Lose Control to Find Your Voice." He shared how he has evolved as a quilter, with examples of his fabric weaving, EPP, and improv quilts.

Photos from his talk can be found on Flickr.

 

Wrapping Up

We had lots of fantastic raffle prizes:

  • The Cath Hall Quilt Market Extravaganza bundle was won by Patty Turner.
  • The Mister Domestic/Violet Craft bundle was won by Angie McGinley.
  • The Art Gallery Fabrics bundle was won by Sharon Bishop.
  • The four fabulous extra prizes from Mister Domestic and Art Gallery Fabrics were won by Barbara Sanders, Elsa Hart, Cheryl Farris, and Jessica Prosper-Bohannon.

    Show and Tell

    Spectrum by Meghan Buchanan

    Spectrum by Meghan Buchanan

    Our Show and Tell was as beautiful, varied and inspiring as ever.  Thank you, members, for continuing to share your fabulous work with us!  Photos of all of the show and tell quilts can be found on Flickr.

     

     

     

     

    DON'T MISS!

      Meeting Slides

      November Meeting Reminder

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

      Here’s what’s happening:

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      • Lecture by Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic - "Lose Control to Find Your Voice"
      • December Holiday Bazaar Update

      • December Container Swap Details

      • Preview of 2018 Programs

      • Show and Tell

      • Door Prizes!

       

      Here’s what to bring:

      • Cash or checks to buy BOM Quilt raffle tickets
      • Completed charity blocks or quilts

      • Completed zipper bags (and/or full size toiletry items) for Embrace Oregon

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

      • Your name tag (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 a November or December birthday

      • There are still a few 2018 Volunteer Coordinator opportunities -- check them out here


      Needed:

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

       

      Upcoming Events:

       

      Meeting Time & Location:

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

      PMQG Holiday Bazaar, Container Swap & More

      Holiday Bazaar
      As part of the December Guild Meeting, we’ll have a small holiday bazaar for PMQG members to sell any handmade items or fabric (precuts, fat quarters, and larger pieces). Any items you’re planning to sell (other than fabric) must be hand-made by you. In order to plan for the event, all vendors need to sign up ahead of time for space at the bazaar. (Note: there is no charge for a table.) Please complete the Sign-Up Form by Sunday, November 26th.

       

      Container Swap
      Also at the December meeting, there will be a handmade gift swap for PMQG members. The theme of the swap is “Containers.” This could be a bag, box, wallet, journal cover, etc - anything that can hold something. Sign up isn’t required for the swap. If you want to participate, just make a container (please don't fill your container with any extras) and bring it to the December meeting. You will then go home with a container made by a fellow guild member. Make one, take one!

       

      UFO Quilt Projects
      The UFO Club will be wrapping up the year and doing its prize drawing at the December meeting. So, all you UFO Club members, be sure to finish up any projects and bring them to show and tell at the December 7th meeting. Remember: for each completed UFO quilt project on your list, your name will be entered into the drawing. One lucky member will win the prize money - half of all the entry fees! (The other half will go to the PMQG Scholarship Fund.)

       

      BOM Quilts
      Any PMQG member who brings a finished BOM quilt or quilt top to show at the December meeting will be entered into a special drawing. Remember: you don’t have to make a quilt using all nine blocks – it could also be a baby quilt, table runner, etc. We can’t wait to see everyone’s version of the BOM!

      Quilt Showcase Recap

      In place of our monthly meeting, we got together to celebrate our work at the First Annual PMQG Member Quilt Showcase, held at the Lagunitas Community Room on October 19th.

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      Dawn McCauley

      We were fortunate to have had many submissions by our talented members, and our jury, Marilyn Joyce and Arthur De Bow (you can read about them on the Showcase page of our website), had the difficult task of choosing just twenty quilts for the show.

      Photos of the Showcase are on our website and on Flickr.

       

       

      The Bountiful Challenge Mini Quilts made their debut at the Showcase, and the challenge winners (chosen by Art Gallery Fabrics and Bountiful designer Sharon Holland) were announced.  Maddison Stapleton won first place for her mini, Alis Volat Propriis; Kimberly Lumapas's mini, Overflow, won second place; and Windsong by Ruthie Windsong was third.  Congratulations to the winners, who will each receive a passel of prizes from Art Gallery Fabrics.  You can see all of the mini quilts on the Challenge page of our website.  Also check out Sharon Holland's blog post about the challenge.

      We did take a few minutes from admiring the quilts to announce the results of the recent Guild elections.  The Amended Bylaws were ratified.  PMQG voted overwhelmingly to remain part of The Modern Quilt Guild.

      We introduced our 2018 officers, who are:

      President:                                                                             Kimberly Buckley
      Vice President for Technology and Social Media:            Erin Case
      Vice President for Membership and Procurement:          Judy Livingston
      Secretary:                                                                             Michelle Freedman
      Treasurer:                                                                             Barbara Trepiccione
      Programs Coordinator for Meetings:                                 Susan Beal
      Programs Coordinator for Workshops:                              MereAnn Reid

      Thank you so much for volunteering to serve on the 2018 Board!  We're looking forward to a great year.

      Sara Flynn

      Sara Flynn

      We also gave away lots and lots of door prizes to many winners.  We're so grateful to all of the businesses who donated door prizes for the Showcase:

      The Showcase wouldn't have been possible without the help of some wonderful community donations.  A huge thank you to:

      Kelly Cole

      Kelly Cole

      Thank you also to PMQG members Chelsea Clarke-Pitt and Jenny Rodriguez for their invaluable contributions to our refreshments and to the many Guild members who helped with set up, take down, and all the tasks necessary to put on an event like this.  We couldn’t have done it without you all -- you're the best!

      It truly was a special night -- thank you to all of our members who contributed their beautiful work and to all of you who came out in the rain to spend some quality quilty time together!

      September Meeting Recap

      Our September meeting was all about Telling Your Stash Story and Making Your Quilts Sparkle.

      But first, some announcements:

      Fabric Depot

      • Our PMQG Business Sponsor Fabric Depot is having their semi-annual warehouse sale the weekend of October 20-22, and PMQG members have early bird access on Friday, October 20th.  A VIP Pass, to get in at 8 am on Friday, was included in the recap email.
         
      • Fabric Depot is having a Stash Swap event on Saturday, October 28th from 10 to 2. You can buy, sell or trade your stash.  If you have fabric to sell, tables are $10 and can be shared.
               First Kiss by Latifah Saafir

               First Kiss by Latifah Saafir

      • Fabric Depot is bringing Latifah Saafir back to Portland to teach her Glam Clam Quilt on Saturday, December 9th.  If you missed taking a class with Latifah when she came to PMQG in June, here's your second chance.  You can sign up here.

       

       

      The Modern Quilt Guild

      • The Modern Quilt Guild is holding its second international mini swap. They are looking for swap fairies now, and participant sign ups open on October 1st.  The swaps will happen at 2018 QuiltCon if you’re going, or by mail in February if you’re not.
         
      • The MQG is conducting a member content survey.  What do you want from your MQG membership?  Take the survey here.
         
      • The MQG's 2016 Annual Report is now available for download.
         
      • The deadline to submit quilts to 2018 QuiltCon is November 30th.

      Voting

      PMQG members will be voting electronically in October on three matters:

      • Election of 2018 Officers
      • Adoption of Amended Bylaws
      • Should PMQG remain part of the Modern Quilt Guild? 

      Four people have stepped forward to serve as officers in 2018, so we just need three more!  Check out the Recruitment Page on our website to read about being next year's:

      • Secretary
      • Vice President of Membership and Procurement or
      • Programs Coordinator for Workshops

      If you don't feel like you can make the commitment to be an officer (it's fun, though!), how about being a Volunteer Coordinator?  Read all about the available positions here

      Look for an email from the Guild on October 6th, which will contain your electronic ballot and voting information, including the proposed Amended Bylaws and a fact sheet on MQG membership.

      Upcoming Events

      Submit your quilts today!

      • PMQG member Mathew Boudreaux, aka Mister Domestic, will be the guest speaker at our November meeting.

      • PLEASE NOTE that our December meeting is earlier than usual.  It's on the first Thursday of December - December 7th.  

      • For this year’s Holiday Swap, the theme is Containers: any thing that holds other things. It can be a bag, a box, a wallet, a journal cover, etc.  You don’t need to sign up or supply fabric in order to participate.  All you have to do is make a container of your choice and bring it to our December meeting.   We'll assign each item a number and then put a tag with that number on a tree.  At the break, everyone who brought an item will take a number.  The swap items will then be passed out by a Santa-like figure.  No pressure, no stress. Just make one, take one.

      Quilts We're Making

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      • The pattern and instructions for the final block in our 9-block Block of the Month series have been posted to the website.  We love seeing your blocks in person and on social media!  Please continue posting your blocks and quilt tops on Instagram under the hashtag #pmqg2017BOM.  

        We'll have a grand show and tell of completed BOM tops and quilts at our December meeting. There might be a prize involved, so keep working on those BOMs!
         
      • Meredith Hobbs gave a presentation about quilting words into quilts - a good tool to use in our Word Quilt Challenge quilts.
         
      • Our current charity projects are quilts for Legacy Hospice and for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. We're also making large zipper bags filled with full-size toiletries for Embrace Oregon. Come make quilts with us at September Charity Sew Day on Thursday, September 28th from 10 to 4 at Modern Domestic.  Just bring yourself, and come for as little or as long as you like.
         

      Sandra Clemons

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      Author and pattern and fabric designer Sandra Clemons spoke to us about how she uses color in her quilts and showed us all of the quilts from her first book, Scrap Patchwork: Traditionally Modern Quilts.  A visual recap of Sandra's lecture can be found here.



      Wrapping Up

      We had three fantastic raffle prizes:

      Cath and part of her prize

      Cath and part of her prize

       

      Garden Lattice by Terri Torke

      Garden Lattice by Terri Torke

       

      We finished up the meeting with our always amazing Show and Tell. Photos of the Show and Tell quilts can be found on Flickr.

       

       

       

       

      Don't Miss

      Meeting Slides

      September Meeting Reminder

      We hope you can make it to our September meeting this Thursday, September 21st.

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

      Here’s what’s happening:

      Here’s what to bring:

      • August BOM quilt blocks for showing off

      • Completed charity blocks or quilts

      • Completed zipper bags (and/or full size toiletry items) for Embrace Oregon

      • Completed blocks for the 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt

      • Bountiful Challenge Mini Quilts for display at the Quilt Showcase if you participated in the Challenge

      • 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 a September or October birthday


      Needed:

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

      Upcoming Events:

      Meeting Time & Location

      Thursday, September 21st from 7 to 9 pm
      St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta Street

      We Want Your Quilts!

      The Showcase of PMQG Member Quilts is coming up soon - at our October Guild Meeting on Thursday, October 19th at The Lagunitas Community Room (237 NE Broadway, Portland).

      All PMQG members can submit up to three quilts (only one quilt per member will be displayed, if accepted).

      Quilts must be no larger than 72”(w) x 96”(l) and need to have been made within the last three years.

      Visit the PMQG Quilt Showcase webpage for more information.

      Submit your quilts today 

      Magic Is Happening at PMQG

      Our last workshop of the year is happening on Saturday, September 23rd at Lagunitas Community Room. Sandra Clemons will teach us how to make her beautiful quilt, Magic.  The pattern and instructions for Magic are in Sandra’s book, Scrap Patchwork. You can find the book on Sandra’s website or at all the usual places. Sandra will also have books for sale at our September meeting.

      The Magic pattern uses two templates. We are getting some hard plastic templates made for the workshop - $8 for the set of two. If you want a set, please email the Guild at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com by Monday, September 18th.

      The cost of the workshop for PMQG members is $75, and for non-PMQG members it’s $85.  Sign up now for a fun day making Magic with Sandra Clemons!

      August Meeting Recap

      Our August meeting was all about Igniting Your Creativity and Exploring Techniques to Add Imagery and Meaning to your Work.

      But first, some announcements:

      Check out our New and Improved Website for all the PMQG News!

      • We have two new tools for members on our website.  Under the Resources tab, you’ll find:

        •  The PMQG Bulletin Board, where you can read and post about quilt-related events, sales and more; and
           
        • The Small Quilt Groups Forum, which can be used both to recruit new members for existing groups and to start new groups.  There is also a general discussion thread.
           
      • Be a PMQG Officer or Volunteer Coordinator in 2018!  These are fun and rewarding positions -- you’ll work with your fellow PMQG leaders to plan events, bring speakers and teachers to our beautiful city, and guide the largest local modern quilt guild in the world.  You’ll find all the information about 2018 positions, including real talk from the current officers, on the 2018 Officers and Volunteer Coordinators Page.  Feel free to email the Guild with any questions and to nominate yourself for a position.

      Ongoing Projects

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      • PMQG Secretary Anne Matlak introduced the August Block of the Month, the 8th block in our 9-block series, Stars Galore.  We will have a show of finished and unfinished Stars Galore quilts at our December meeting (which will be held on the 1st Thursday in December).
         
      • The Guild Stars Galore Block of the Month Quilt will be raffled at the December meeting, and the proceeds will go to our Charity Quilts Program.  We’re looking for a volunteer to quilt the Guild Quilt.  Volunteer Quilter, you will be able to take the quilt at the September meeting and we don’t need it back until late November (just in enough time to bind it!).  Please email the guild to volunteer.
         
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      • Our Charity Zipper Bag project for the third trimester will be zipper bags filled with full-size toiletries for Embrace Oregon, a nonprofit whose mission is to “stand in the gap for vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Department of Human Services.”  Our zipper bags will be given to young people aging out of foster care.  You can find links to free tutorials and details about the most wanted items here.  Feel free to donate just bags or just toiletry items.  We’re so happy to have this opportunity to help young people who are going out into the world on their own with very little.

      Upcoming events

      • Our September guest speaker will be Sandra Clemons.  Sandra makes wonderful modern scrap quilts, and she will be teaching our last workshop of the year on her quilt, Magic, on Saturday, September 23rd. You can sign up here.  Some examples of Sandra's work:
      • Our Member Quilt Showcase will be our October meeting at the Lagunitas Community Room.  Members are encouraged to submit up to three quilts made within the last three years.  Submissions are now open, and will close on September 28th.  Please go here to submit your quilts.  We're looking forward to celebrating our work together!

      rebecca ringquist

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      Rebecca Ringquist gave a very inspiring talk about ways to spark your creativity and encouraged us to try new techniques and ideas to enhance and add meaning to our work.  She opened her sketchbooks to us, talked about her creative process, and demonstrated how a seed of an idea can take root and grow into something unique and truly beautiful.  Her work is so intricate and layered and so original.  Thank you, Rebecca, we're so glad you're in Portland now and a part of our guild!

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      • Joy Ruplinger put out a call for old-style tomato pincushions for a senior group.  If you have any lying around, she would be happy to take them off your hands at the next meeting.
         
      • We had three wonderful raffle prize bundles:
         
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      • The Up Your Machine Quilting Game Bundle, generously donated by Cool Cottons, Mister Domestic and Quilters Dream, was won by Heather Davidson (Heather has served on the Board twice and been a PMQG member forever, and she said this was her first time winning.  Baby Ellie Joy brought her luck!)

       

       

      show and tell

      The Eclipse by Annie Tinnesand and AnnMarie Cowley

      The Eclipse by Annie Tinnesand and AnnMarie Cowley

       

      Our Show and Tell was as beautiful, varied and inspiring as ever.  Thank you, members, for continuing to share your fabulous work with us!  Photos of all of the show and tell quilts can be found on Flickr.

       

      don't miss!

      meeting slides

      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