We had some great quilts at show and tell at this month!
This was a charity quilt made out of January's BOM Scrappy Trip Along.
Lauren Bowden created this quilt with her Tripping Down the Rabbit Hole pattern. She blogs at Lovely Frankenstein Designs.
Lauren also made this quilt called Magic Carpet.
Kelly Cole, who blogs at Blue Bird Sews, made this Material Obsession 9 Patch
Michelle Freedman, who blogs at Design Camp PDX, with One Way or Another, her own pattern
Mims Copeland with Andy's Quilt. Mims is Mimsical13 on Instagram
Tiffany Carlton created this String Qult with the encouragement of her aunt, Jen Bailly-Carlton
Sandi Duvall's Flying Geese Quilt
Tam Gardener with her Cafe Wall Illusion quilt
Petra made Hudson's Quilt. She blogs at Sew Paint Create and you can find her on IG and flickr as Creative Mom PDX
Unfortunately I can't find any info on this quilt on the sign up sheet, if it is yours please let me know so I can add that info!
|Bill - Wild Eyed Susans and his Vintage Quilt (below)|
|Chelle - Vintage Quilt|
|Mary Ann's Charity Quilt|
|Disappearing Nine Patch|
|Helen - Lap Quilt|
|Anne Matlak - $10 Quilt Club 2010|
|$10 Quilt Club 2011|
|Marcia Mersky - Hexagons and Zen Chic (below)|
|Anne Whiting - Niece Quilt|
|Susan Beal - Hand Quilted Pillow and Crazy Quilt (below)|
|Kelly Cole - Hexagon|
|Chris Pera - Stripes, Urban Improv (below) and a yet unnamed quilt|
|Tam Gardner - Color Blocks|
|The Bee Charmers - Scrappy Trip Around Charity Quilt!|
|Linda Nussbaum - Icy Cool 60°/30°|
|Sara Quigley - Baby Quilt (Pink Zig Zags)|
|Peggy Noto - Improv (First Try)|
|Veronica - BOM|
|Michelle Marcus-Boyer - Raindrops|
|Sarah Jackson - Single Girl|
|Judi Gillies - Star of the Orient|
|Jennifer Ball - Little Deer|
|Jolene Knight and her boy & girl Scrappy String Quilts
Anne Hepsitz shared her First Improv Quilts
|Katie Herzog's Portland Winter|
|Teresa Coates and the amazing hand pieced quilt top she inherited from her Great Grandmother|
|Cath Hall - Day & Night|
|Heather Bostic - Bear Claw|
We had a wonderful show and tell at our February meeting! Thank you to everyone who shared!
We had a moment to reflect on the the loss of our friend Cheryl Elgin, and were able to see her last quilt. Nancy Stovall quilted it and her husband Matthew brought it to the meeting, where Cheryl's good friend, Patty Turner, and her daughter, Hillary Elgin, shared it with the guild. Hillary hadn't seen the quilt before, but now it will be hers.
Anne Matlak showed her quilt "The Sea"
Cherri Langley shared her "Dancing Stars" quilt made with Lizzie House fabric. The free pattern by Amy Ellis can be found here:
Cath Hall shared her "Gretchen" quilt for Project Linus. Cath can be found at www.wombatquilts.com
Chris Pera showed her "Green Checks" quilt. She was trying to use less color than she usually does and used Jenn Carlton-Bailey's wavy quilting technique, which you can see on the back.
Heather Lott showed this Sampler Quilt. Heather blogs at www.quiltorstitch.blogspot.com
Anne Woodman had a Doll Quilt and a Princess Quilt to show. These sat on her design wall for a while before she stitched them up!
Joy Ruplinger shared this baby quilt.
Amber Garrison showed her Orphan Blocks and Pink quilt. Amber blogs at www.lifeincolorphoto.com
Cathy Fowler shared this First Grade Auction quilt that she worked on with the kids. She can be found on Flickr as CathyAgent
Juline Bajada had 4 mini quilts to show. One is made with the modern cross pattern from Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin book she won at our December meeting. Juline is on Flickr and Instagram as JulineB
Jennifer Gleich shared her Madrona Road Quilt top and her tips for how she did the lettering.
Kimberly Lumapas showed her "Never Ending Dear Quilt." She made this for some friends and had changed the size of the blocks which made it more difficult. Her advice is not to change the pattern! Kim is on Flikr as Perfection Not Included
Mary Ann Morsette (me) shared my Converging Corners quilt top for the Faith Circle of do.Good Stitches. I'm on flickr as maremare312, Instagram as soapsbymaremare and blog at Soapsbymaremare.blogspot.com
Bill Crane showed his African and Polka Dots Quilt which he used Susan Beal's Modern Cross pattern for. He says that he likes to have "weird backs" on his quilt.
Gail Weiss debuted the finish of her Dragon Hexie Quilt! This quilt has 4,132 half inch hegagons. Gail blogs at gaillizette.blogspot.com
Veronica B. showed her Block of the Month quilt.
Anne Levant Prahl showed her Diamonds Quilt top. Anne and her mother worked on this quilt together from thousands of miles apart. Anne says she makes really big quilts, this one was huge and she said she might still add a border!
I can't wait to see what is shared next month!
-Mary Ann, V.P.
January's Show & Tell was an amazing kick off to the new year! So many beautiful quilts, WIP's and other handmade items were shared, inspiring all of us!
Sara Quigley had these great accessories to show us!
Petra and her Madrona Road Challenge Quilt!
Ale shared this quilt she made for her husband. She calls it Ben's Garden.
She also shared this quilt "I Can't Look at it Anymore" that she donated to the Children's Relief Nursery. Quilting on the donated quilt was done by Nancy Stovall
Jolene Knight and her twin baby quilts
A wonderful WIP from Jamie Erdman - Baby Pearl's Quilt
Susan Paris and her quilt that she donated to charity
There was a lot to share at this month's meeting so we have a whole separate post for you with details about upcoming events and what this fabric is all about for our paid members.
We had a wonderful demo on a quick easy machine binding method from Judy Livingston guild member and E.E. Schanks buyer. She's putting a video together for E.E. Schanks and we'll post it for you when it's ready.
We are also taking submissions for next year's Board if you are interested send us an email. We will have a post soon with all of the postions and their duties.
Are you going to Quiltcon? Our guild is a Gold Needle Supporter! This means when it's time to register for Quiltcon all of our paid members will receive a 10% off code to use. This will be specific to our guild and is not to be shared on blogs or any other media. Registration is August 30th and we will be receiving our discount code August 23rd.
Heather and I shared a recap from the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meet-up. You can read our previous post here.
Susan shared about the Denyse Schmidt class she and other members recently took, her post is here.
We have two charities this month first member Teresa Cotes shared about Pho for Three.
This post gives you all of the details that can be found on her Crinkle Dreams blog. Please head over and if you can sew a straight line you can help! Teresa is looking for little dresses, shorts, pencil pouches, little messenger bags, and a simple diaper wrap with the first batch of items heading out September 30th.
This ends tonight at midnight so head on over to Alissa's blog so you don't miss out on her fundraiser. Portland members Susan Beal and Elizabeth Hartman have contributed prizes along with many other people. You will be entered to win if you make a donation to Action Kivu through the fundraiser. Action Kivu is run by Cate Alissa's twin sister and is a nonprofit that helps women who are victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo by teaching them to sew at a sewing workshop. Action Kivu also pays for children to go to school. If you are reading this post after August 20th you can find out more about Action Kivu and still help on their website.
Thanks for sticking around until the end it was a great meeting and we'll see you next month on September 20th.
We had a lovely picnic in the park and while there was threat of rain at the end of the evening we made it out unscathed.
This is an early shot of the group and our area filled up pretty quickly by the end of the day.
The meeting started with a lovely thank you from Grayson Dempsy who is associated with Bradley-Angle House our January Charity focus and presented her with a group of quilts. If you haven't read about them check out their website.
This is my quilt top made with all different Voile's and Cotton Couture. It will be a gift for my Aunt and Uncle for their 50 and 60th birthdays.
Thank you to everyone that joined us we'll see you all next month at PNCA, Thursday August 16th!
Bill Volckening - Marvelette - for "Manland" exhibit in Sisters. It was one of his first quilts.
I have been so busy with the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day this morning and I almost forgot this post!
This month we had a wonderful presentation from Amber and Paula on utilizing your camera for photographing quilts. One of the big tips is read your manual!! Crazy right but really so important. We also learned a lot about lighting. We are lucky to have the overcast days in the Pacific Northwest which is ideal.
I am hoping to have some more info from the power point for you soon.
We also had a 10 minute presentation by Michelle on participating in swaps and a new fabric swap she's hosting for guild members. Here's the link to the swap I think there are ten spots left.
Michelle is also giving away a spot on her blog for Giveaway Day the winner will receive a pack of all of the final fabrics.
|Our wonderful President Susan starting out the meeting.|
|Improv blocks from our All Day Sew being made into a quilt for Quilts of Valor.|
|Jen did a 10 min tute on making zipper pouches her way.|
There was announcement by the panel that will be choosing the quilts to be in our PMQG special exhibit at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. You can find info on that under the Sisters tab above.
Cris brought her Amish Stained Glass quilt. It was inspired by a quilt in the book Amish Abstractions.
Kate's Half Square Triangle Peeps quilt.
Anne W. shared Rainbow Baby Quilt. This was inspired by the "Gumdrops" quilt in volume 2 of Sew Scrappy.
Also from Anne Forever Black & White. This is Elizabeth Hartman's Birdbath pattern from her book Guide to Modern Patchwork. Quilted on Modern Domestic's quilt frame.
Cheryl E. brought Not on the Quilt,dude! "Which came first-the quilt or the Lebowski adoration robe? You be the judge! Sewing is good for the soul, "Careful Man!"
Lebowski adoration robe!
Jill shared Moons of Many Colors.
Jane shared a quilt top from her "Civil War" block swap.
Heather L. shared two quilts her "Plus" Quilt
and Happy Squares.
Anne brought two quilts Ode to Kaffe
and her Baby Quilt made with Peacock Lane fabric.
Amanda shared her quilt top from a Modern Minimal Pattern.
Amorette shared her Sparkle Punch Taza quilt. This is also a pattern from Elizabeth Hartman and a quilt along.
Bonnie made this for her Mother for Mother's Day. This is a Thomas Kinkade panel she did using a creative stitching technique learned from a Craftsy course.
Back with her first label.
Judy shared her Harmony and Friendship quilt. It was made with Japanese taupe's in response to the Tsunami last year and was inspired by a fund-raiser concert.
Gail shared Orange Stripe and Improv quilt inspired by our last meeting.
Ale shared her Zig Zag quilt top and
her Granny Square quilt.
Erin shared two quilts.
This was made with fabric from old sheets, clothes and stash.
Thank you for visiting the Portland Modern Quilt Guild!
We had another full house this month! Our meeting started out with a wonderful presentation by Michelle Freedman on Improv quilting or as she calls it "Think Outside the block". Here is a little taste of her presentation.
|photo by Michelle Freedman|
|Blocks from Improv challenge|
Her presentation concluded with a mini tutorial on making an improv block and confetti block. Here are some links to tutorials and articles courtesy of Michelle.
Design Camp Flickr Swap, Michelle's swap.
Improv tutorial by Theresa Down Under
Confetti block tutorial by Lady Harvatine
|Some improv blocks by Heather and I.|
We also revealed the fabric colors for our Cotton Couture Challenge and passed out fabric to our paid members. The fabric colors from left to right are Fog, Meadow, Clementine, Luna, Charcoal, Kryptonite, Tangerine, and Aqua. If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to participate in the challenge you can pick your fabric up from Nancy at her studio just call 503-234-0403.
Quilt top by Michelle using Pendleton Wool fat quarters.
Wavy Gingham quilt by Cheryl. Cheryl made this by hand dying ginghams from Colette Fenske. She bought the fabric in 2004 and waited for the right inspiration she found it in a Civil War quilt book, "the old is new again".
Megan shared her Trajectory quilt which was inspired by mid-century modern boomerang design motif.
Anne's W. Vintage Nation quilt. Quilt made for her best friend using all vintage and 30's reproduction fabrics. Free-motion quilted on the new quilt frame at Modern Domestic!
Jolene shared 3 fairy quilts.
Gabrien had 2 Plain Spoken quilts one for her son...
and one for her daughter.
Kate shared half square triangle placemats.
Lara had 2 baby quilts for co-workers.
Christina has been working on english paper piecing making some Sprockets.
Anne W. shared her Tayamasie quilt also made with Peacock Lane.
AnnMarie's quilt from the Made in Cherry Quilt Along.
Gail shared this king size quilt made for her in-laws Anniversary.
Kelly made a Queen sized man quilt made for a friend; Valve quilt offset with "Summer Sampler Series 2011" blocks set in randomly.
Anne M. shared Cherrywood Improv made with old scraps used for playing.
If you're still here I have a few more name tags to share.
Thank you for another fun meeting! Stay tuned this month for Member interview's and another book review.
|By Jeri Who Gives A Hoot. This is from one of her first online quilt along's and her first attempt at Bishops Fan Quilting.|
|By Cherri quilt top #7. Cherri challenged herself to use a patterned fabric for her sashing. Mixed print blocks.|
|Elizabeth Hartman Sparkle Punch quilt. You can join in the quilt along here.|
|Another quilt by Elizabeth|
|Back, it's like two quilts in one.|
|Suzanne Gray's Tie Quilt. This was made from both her Grandfathers ties. They passed away in 2010 and she made quilts for family members.|
|Amber Wilson, Amani's Quilt.|
|Kate Sharaf Bento Box baby quilt.|
|Linda Nussbaum's Stacked triangle wall hanging made For the Love of Solids swap.|
|Also by Linda do Good Stitches Bliss quilt top. You can find Linda on Flickr under Linda Beth.|
|Monica of Happy Zombie brought two quilts to share.|
|By Jenn Friesen Perfect Nap Quilt. This was made for her daughters school auction.|
|Also by Jenn Scrap Quilt. This was inspired by a game at our All Day Sew. "I used only scraps out of my bin. So fun and liberating to make. Plus yay to using up scraps". Sorry for the bad photo you can see a better one on her blog.|
|Marcia Mersky made this lap quilt for her Mom's 88th Birthday!|
|By Megan Dye I heart Sushi designed by Artisania. Megan did a paper piecing pattern test for this quilt.|
|You can't resist the sushi fabric.|
|Jill Collins made this Robot Seed baby quilt.|
|Suzanne Reynolds "Pristine" by Villa Rosa Designs.|
|Lisa Anne Logan shared her first quilt! This charm squares baby quilt was made in Elizabeth Hartman's class at Modern Domestic. Fabric includes pink shot cotton, gold metallic, natural and dark linen among others. Based on Precipice #3 by Crystal Jackson on Etsy.|
|Ale shared a pillow she made for Rashida Coleman-Hale using Rachida's new Washi fabric line.|
|Ale's new bag made from an Anna Maria Horner pattern.|
|2 more from Ale a quilt top and|
|runner using more Washi fabric.|
|Lara Giles started this Log Cabin #1 quilt in 2005 for her Dad she decided to hand-quilt it and finished it in 2007.|
|This is Lara's Log Cabin #2 which she was inspired to make after Susan's Log Cabin presentation last year. This time she tackled machine quilting.|
|By Kim Lumapas Sam in Outer Space a quilt for her 3 year old son. She's Perfection Not Included on Flickr.|
|Becky McCabe made this quilt with fabric won at a PMQG meeting. It's a thank you quilt for her "goth and giggly" friend Sira who loaned her squirrel cages and gave her squirrel raising advice.|
|Violet has been making blocks out of some of her friend's unwanted scrap fabrics. They were flipping through pretty quickly but I got a few good photos.|
|Here is Bonnie Lindblad's sewing machine organizer with name tag attached. The photo I took didn't turn out thank you for sending one. This was made using a pattern from Sew Happy.|
I'm still inspired every month by all our member's work I hope you are too!
Our first meeting of the year! We had quite a turn out with a lot of new faces. Thank you all for joining us I hope you had fun.
Our new president Susan led the meeting thanking our previous board and introducing the new one, we'll tell you a little more about us later. One more time thank you Christina President, Michelle Vice President, Rachel Treasure, Katie Secretary, and Megan Programs. It was a fun year and we appreciate all the time and energy you put into the Guild!
Susan also acknowledged all of the guild members that contributed to Quilts for Quakes. Quilts for Quakes sent 30 quilts to Japan, raised $2825 directly for Mercy Corps, plus $660 via the Craft Party at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in June. Thank you for all the fabric donations, sewing, and quilting! The final few quilts will be going to Bradley-Angle House, in two waves as the last volunteers finish them. We will be posting a little more about Bradley-Angle House soon.
Our ten minute tute this month was all about making your own name tag. After seeing all of the beautiful ones at the Sewing Summit this year we thought it would be fun for our guild to make their own. This is my name tag I made for the Summit.
Mine was made by sewing scraps together for the boarder and stamping my name and website in the center with archival ink. My tip is stamp before you sew so if you have any smudges (like I do) you don't have to start over. Instead of adding binding, I chose to layer my front and back with batting, right sides together, sew, and then turn right side out. If you'd like to do binding on your name tag this is a great tutorial by Kerry of verykerryberry for making single binding for small projects.
Jolene Knight had a few to share. First made with Christy Cuzza this lattice quilt with scalloped edge.
Elizabeth Hartman: Skill Building Quilt Blocks (individual classes)
January 28 Figgy’s Jacket class -