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.
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.
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 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
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.
Three of our members won fabulous raffle prizes in June:
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.
Current information about all PMQG events and activities can always be found here.