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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.