Free Motion Commotion

Fifty-three Portland Modern Quilters attended the August 19 meeting at PNCA.  Christina started the meeting off with a presentation on free motion quilting on your home sewing machine.  After a powerpoint presentation 

and some discussion,

Christina sat down at her sewing machine for a demonstration.  Thanks to PNCA, a camera recorded her stitching and the picture was projected onto the wall for all to see. 
Christina demonstrated a variety of stitches, including writing words in cursive.
And then members got to try out their own skills at one of several stations.
Here Traci has fun practicing her technique.
The FMQ giveaway was won by Anne.

Show and Tell brought out a lot of beautiful quilts, laughter, and even a few tears.
Elsa shared this quilt top from the 20s.
Jill made this version of Elizabeth's New Wave quilt with vintage sheets that her parents owned before they were married.
Jill also brought the doll quilt she made for her daughter to match painting on her bedroom walls.
This is Megan's version of the New Wave quilt and is her first quilt with free motion quilting.
This is Tania's woven quilt, based on a Kaffe Fassett design.
Kristen made this quilt with the Kona Cotton solid charm squares that she won at a previous meeting.
Lisa made a Halloween version of the New Wave quilt and a pillow to go with it
and this baby quilt top.  Unfortunately the niece for whom this was intended was never born, so Lisa is donating it to a member who will finish it for charity.  
Gail made this quilted hexagon pillow cover, including the screen printing.
Liz showed this quilt top, originally started by her grandmother and finished by Liz and her mother.
Elizabeth put together this quilt top with blocks from a quilting bee.
It is sashed with light pink on the front
and red on the back.
This is Katie's quilt-as-you-go quilt.
Heather showed what can be accomplished with an AccuQuilt system, 
as well as her Swiss Army quilt.
Jeri made this quilt using Elizabeth's Paint Box pattern.
Becky's baby quilt.
Christina made this quilt with friends.
Lee stepped out of her comfort zone to make this I-Spy quilt in primary colors for her niece's bedroom.
Jen shared this quilt made from vintage sheets
and this wedding quilt made with blocks designed around the couple's initials (S & P).
Tamara made this quilt for her son from a Honeycomb pattern designed by Lee.
After show and tell, we swapped 1" hexagons:
and helped ourselves to fabric samples donated by Free Spirit.
Thank you so much, Free Spirit!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Elizabeth gave an announcement about Project Modern.
September Sewing Night:
September 11 (one week later due to Labor Day)
There will be a giveaway.
September meeting:
September 16 -- Elizabeth will demonstrate how to dye fabric in cups.
Keep on stitching, Portland Modern Quilters!
Note:  I have tried to link to blogs whenever possible.  If there is a photo of you and your quilt above and it is not linked to your blog, please let me know and I will add it.
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