May Meeting Recap


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Remember:  Sisters Word Quilts are due by our June 2nd Open Sew Day!


Greetings Members!  On May 17th, we met for our fifth guild meeting of the year.  Our president, Kimberly opened the meeting by showing members a Creativebug intro video featuring PMQG member Rebecca Rinquist.  Don’t forget that Creativebug has offered PMQG members one free month of membership to new email sign ups by using the code SBA.  

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Next, Kimberly welcomed new members and our new business member Cindy Lundy from Stitchy Goodness.  Then we wished all members with a birthday in May a Happy Birthday.

Next, Susan went over the upcoming programs and workshops.  These include Chawne Kimber on June 21, 22 and 23, Anna Maria Horner on November 15, 16 and 17, and Denyse Schmidt on December 6, 7 and 8th.  

All of Chawne’s workshops are currently sold out.  Waitlists are available on our website. Details for Anna Maria Horner’s and Denyse Schmidt’s classes will be announced later this year as well as the date the classes will be on sale, so start saving!  

Next, Susan introduced out featured speaker for the May Meeting, Alison Glass.  Alison is a fabric designer for Andover Fabrics, and has designed over 600 fabrics for them.  Alison designs with the goal of having her fabrics flow from one collection to another.

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Alison also showed the fabric line and designs she was debuting at the Spring Quilt Market while she was here in Portland.  Her fabric line is called Kaleidoscope, and is a woven solids collection. Designs debuted include:

  Trinket , made using paper piecing

Trinket, made using paper piecing

  Lumen , made using paper piecing.

Lumen, made using paper piecing.

 among others. Be sure to follow Alison Glass on Instagram @alisonglass and through her website. Watch out for announcements for a sewalong this fall for Trinket!

Next, we announced a special collaboration with Alison Glass, PMQG and Anover Fabrics, the Kaleidoscope Fabric Challenge!  We are currently finalizing the rules for this challenge, but they will involve making a mini quilt using either a cool or warm color group of Kaleidoscope, so start thinking of your designs!  

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Next, we spoke about our Charity programs.  First are many quilts in various stages that you can help make.  Take a packet to make a top, quilt a quilt, or sew some binding. Visit our Charity table to see what’s available.  Also available are wonky stars blocks for sewing as well.

Don’t forget about Charity Sew Day on May 24th at Modern Domestic!

Next, we had our raffle.  We had a total of 6 prizes to give away at this meeting!

Next, Corni from the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild presented information for the 2018 PNW MQG Meetup.  It starts Friday, August 10 and lasts until Sunday, August 12th. The meetup is going to be at Grace Baptist Church (63945 Old Bend Redmond Hwy, 9770) in Bend, OR.  Housing will be on your own.  

Activities include a Brewery Social, Sunday Park Breakfasts, Swag Bags (only for those who sign up before June 1st!) and Door Prizes, Charity Sewing and a Shop Hop.  The cost is $40 for MQG members and $60 for MQG non-members. If you have any questions, please email COMQG@hotmail.com or CorniQ@me.com.  You can find the registration here.  

Don’t forget that Sisters Word Quilts are due by June 2nd.  The PMQG Special Exhibit has always hung on buildings, which include Paulina Springs Books Co.  Brad Smith, owner of Paulina Springs Books Co. is gravely ill. We request that members send messages of support to:  Paulina Springs Books, PO Box 3500-407, Sisters, OR 97759, or via email to books@paulinasprings.com, subject line:  For Brad. This is a sad time and it will be a huge loss to our Sisters and our Quilt Show Community.

The 2019 Sisters Special Exhibit theme has been decided on, and will be Rainbow Quilts.  More information to come!

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Next, over the summer we’ll be hosting a #helloPMQG event on Instagram over the summer.  This involves tagging your photos with the hashtags #helloPMQG and the weekly prompt.  Rather than having a prompt to work on every day for a month, we’re going to prompt members once a week to participate for the 13 weeks over the summer.  These prompts are:

  • June 4 - #thisisme
  • June 11 - #lovemymachine
  • June 18 - #inspiredbychawne
  • June 25 - #thisismyspace
  • July 2 - #registeringforquiltcon
  • July 9 - #quiltybucketlist
  • July 16 - #myfavoritequilt
  • July 23 - #sistersoutdoorquiltshow
  • July 30 - #favoritecolorcombo
  • August 6 - #whoiquiltwith
  • August 13 - #WIP
  • August 20 - #bagsbagsbags
  • August 27 - #printsorsolids

Don’t forget about our Classifieds, with all proceeds going towards the PMQG Scholarship fund.  Find out more information here.

A special note about our July 7th Open Sew Day - We’re going to be moved to Back Classroom and (if needed) the new small classroom near former customer service desk.  ONLY FOR THIS SEW DAY.

Don’t forget about the PMQG Discounts available!  Quilt Canvas is offering one free month of quilt design access to new emails with the online code PMQG-4 and Fabric Depot is offering $10 off all After Party classes and events with the online code PARTYWITHUS.  

Here are the gorgeous works our members presented during Show and Tell:

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