meeting reminder

Mary Fons is Coming to Portland!

originalOMG! It's Mary Fons--the woman behind Quilty magazine and TV show, the daughter of the inimitable Marianne Fons (you know, just the Fons & Porter founder), the author of Make and Love Quilts, as well as the editor of Dear Quilty and the talented wordsmith behind the Papergirl blog. Yeah, her. She's coming to town for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild in October and we can hardly wait!

Join Mary On October 15, all day for a sewing workshop plus her afternoon lecture and trunk show (buy tickets now) or come for the afternoon lecture and trunk show only (buy tickets now).

We hope you'll be able to join us for one of her workshops, plus Mary will be joining us for our October 15th meeting at 7pm. Meeting will be free for members and $10 for guests. Make sure to spread the word and tell all your quilting friends!

If you can't get enough of Mary, she will be presenting other lectures and another quilt workshop at Fabric Depot on Saturday, October 17.

May 2015 Meeting Reminder

IMG_2005 Christina Cameli headshotWe can't wait to see you this Thursday for our monthly gathering. We'll be joined by local quilter, author and teacher Christina Cameli. Her second book, Step by Step Free Motion Quilting was recently released by Stash Books. Christina will be sharing her experiences, techniques and tips on how you, too, can do free-motion quilting on your domestic or a long-arm machine.

We'll also be kicking off our thread catcher swatch, so bring your fabrics in a plastic baggie that has your name on it. Include your IG username, if you have one. We'll be exchanging thread catchers at the June meeting.

When: May 21, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Where: St Andrews Church 806 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211

The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.

What’s in store:

  • Christina Cameli shares her quilting wisdom
  • Thread catcher fabric exchange
  • Excellent giveaways
  • Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Fabrics in a baggie with your name on it
  • Your nametag
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Your quilts for show and tell, of course!

Guests

Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.

Modern Domestic Discount Modern Domestic will offer PMQG members 20% off their purchase on Thursday. They'll also be open until 7 p.m., so stop by before the meeting! 1408 NE Alberta St.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

April 2015 Meeting Reminder

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We can't wait to see you again and celebrate our FIFTH anniversary. Can you believe it's been that long? And look how far we've come! We will be celebrating this Thursday with cake (provided by the PMQG) and lots of other snacks and goodies (provided by you). Plus we'll be sharing our Ode to Tools! We couldn't be the quilters we are without them, right? Come tell us which have been life changers and life savers.

When: April 16, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Where: 806 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211

The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots. What’s in store:

  • Anniversary party!
  • Ode to Tools
  • Delightful desserts and snacks
  • Excellent giveaways
  • Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Food to share
  • Favorite tool(s)
  • Name badge
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Your quilts for show and tell, of course!

Guests Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.

Modern Domestic Discount Modern Domestic is celebrating their fifth anniversary, too, so stop by and wish them well before the meeting! As usual, they will offer PMQG members 20% off their purchase on Thursday. They'll also be open until 7 p.m at 1408 NE Alberta St.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

February 2015 Meeting Reminder

AnnMarie Cowley 
Don't miss out on this month's fabulous meeting with special guests: Cris Pera, Virginia Hammon, AnnMarie Cowley and Christina Lane and their mini trunk shows! 
When:
February 19, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Where:
St Andrews Church
806 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.
What’s in store:
  • Mini trunk shows and presentations
  • March's mini quilt challenge
  • Retreat updates 
  • Small group sign-ups
  • Excellent giveaways
  • Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room
Don’t forget to bring:
  • Your name badge 
  • Your improv mini quilt
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Your quilts for show and tell, of course! 
Guests
Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.

Modern Domestic Discount
Modern Domestic will offer PMQG members 20% off their purchase on Thursday. They'll also be open until 7 p.m., so stop by before the meeting! 1408 NE Alberta St.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

Upcoming Events

Charity Sew
Thursday, February 26, 2015
10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Modern Domestic 

Open Sew
Saturday, March 7, 2015
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fabric Depot

Bring you machine, tools, and projects for a fun day of sewing. Free for members, $10 for guests. 

Scott Hansen Painted Forest Workshop
Friday, March 20, 2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Andrews Church 
$72 plus you will need to purchase and print PDF pattern with discount code before workshop
 

December Meeting Reminder


You could win this beauty on Thursday! 

It's party time, people! Celebrate the end of the year with your quilting friends. We'll have a potluck, holiday sale, a fundraising raffle, and fancy door prizes. Plus the holiday swap, and the final results of our 2014 Medallion Along! 

PMQG member Elizabeth Hartman will also present her new book, Patchwork City. (She'll be signing copies at Modern Domestic before the meeting!) 

When:
Thursday, December 11
7:00 p.m.
Where:
St Andrews Church
806 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.
What’s in store:
  • Holiday Sale: members will be selling fabric bundles, craft books, felted items, soap, pincushions, jewelry, and more. 
  • Potluck Yumminess (see below)
  • Raffle Quilts: we'll raffle the medallion pictured above and one of our group Monaluna quilts (so gorgeous!). Proceeds benefit the guild. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. (PMQG members only, please.)
  • Holiday Swap
  • Excellent giveaways
  • Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room
Don’t forget to bring:
  • Potluck item to share: last name A-M, bring a savory dish; last name N-Z, sweet dish
  • Beer or wine if you want (it's BYOB)
  • Your finished medallion quilt for display
  • Three skirt hangers to hang up your medallion
  • Holiday Swap gift if you're participating. It can be wrapped or not, but don't forget to include your name and your partner's name! Also if there's leftover fabric, return it to your partner. 
  • Any quilts or new toiletries or household goods for Raphael House
  • Money for raffle quilts, the holiday sale, and/or 2015 membership
  • Your quilts for show and tell, of course! 
Guests
Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.

Modern Domestic Discount
Modern Domestic will offer PMQG members 20% off their purchase of fabric and notions on Thursday, plus 25% off Elizabeth  Hartman patterns. Kona Solids will be $6.50/yard (instead of $8.50) limited to 1/2 yard cuts or greater. Kona FQ’s will be $1.75 each, instead of $2.50. Modern Domestic will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursday, so stop by before the meeting! 1408 NE Alberta St.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

November Meeting Reminder

Ann Marie Cowley's quilt based on the carpet at PDX
Ever wonder how the beautiful fabrics we work with are produced? Join us for the guild meeting next week and find out! PMQG member Teresa Coates, who worked at Robert Kaufman fabrics, will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the world of fabric manufacturing.

We'll also be taking memberships for 2015, if you want to get that out of the way!  Membership is $40 for individuals. We accept cash checks, and credit cards (note--there's a small charge for using a card). 

Thursday, November 20

7:00 p.m.
St Andrews Church
806 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211

The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.

What’s in store:

  • Elections for 2015 officers (You can—and should!— still nominate yourself!) 
  • Sign up for 2015 membership 
  • Excellent giveaways, including A Quilters Mixology and other fun stuff
  • Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room 

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Your Holiday Swap fabric. We'll have extra baggies if you didn't get one last time. 
  • Charity donations (new toiletries and household goods) and/or quilts for Raphael House. We'll be accepting these through January, but if you want the shelter to receive your donations before Christmas, bring them now! 
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Your quilts for show and tell, of course! 

Guests

Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.

Modern Domestic Discount

Modern Domestic will offer PMQG members 20% off their purchase of fabric and notions on Thursday. They'll also be open until 7 p.m., so stop by before the meeting! 1408 NE Alberta St.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

October Meeting Reminder

It's true.  Photo courtesy of Sam Hunter



How do you calculate the value of a handmade quilt? And why do so many people undercharge for their work? At the guild meeting on Thursday our own Sam Hunter (Hunter's Design Studio) will talk to us about valuing our craft and how we can all help make sure that quilters are paid what they're worth.

When:
Thursday, October 16
7:00 p.m.

Where:


The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.

What’s in store:

  • Sew Worth It presentation by Sam Hunter
  • Why you should be a PMQG officer next year
  • Excellent giveaways
  • Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Any charity quilts or donations for Raphael House
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • Your quilts for show and tell, of course! 

Guests

Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.

Modern Domestic Discount

Modern Domestic will offer PMQG members 20% off their purchase on Thursday. They'll also be open until 7 p.m., so stop by before the meeting! 1408 NE Alberta St. 

We hope to see you on Thursday!

September Guild Meeting

Flower Path quilt top from the Monaluna Challenge--assembled by Kelly
Please join us for the guild meeting next week! It's going to be a little more casual, and tons of fun!  

When:
Thursday, September 18
7:00 p.m.
Where:
The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.
What’s in store:
•   Presentations on new books by members Susan Beal and Sam Hunter
•   Special show & tell (see below)
•   More social time (by members' request!)
•   Final details on the October quilting retreat at Menucha
•   Excellent giveaways
•   Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room
Don’t forget to bring:
•   Your Medallion Along quilt-in-progress-- we'll reveal the final round this time!
•   Monaluna fabric, if you weren't able to make a charity block for August
•   A cup, if you want ice water
•   Your quilts for show and tell, of course!
Show and Tell
Bring one of your first quilts, or one where you made a mistake. We'll share what went wrong and what we learned. This is in addition to your regular show and tell of recently completed modern quilts! 
Guests
Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.

We hope to see you on Thursday!

August Meeting Reminder

It's Picnic Time! Please join us next week for our annual picnic in the park meeting! We will be starting at 6:30, please note the time change!

Who: PMQG members and their families, friends, visitors. Bring the kids, the hubby, your grandma, it's our annual time to mingle with family! Baby-sitters will be provided (see below for more info).

Where: Laurelhurst Park,  at SE Cesar Chavez Blvd (39th) and Stark Street, Picnic Site E (on the Ankeny/north side of the park near the restrooms, see picture at end of email).

When: Thursday, August 21st from 6:30-8:30. Please note time change! We need to beat the sun setting! 6:30-7:00 will be setting up your picnic area, eating, and mingling. We'll officially start promptly at 7:00.

What to Bring: 

  • A quilt/blanket or chair to sit on
  • Dinner/drinks for yourself and food to share if you like. Alcohol is allowed if you would like to bring your own. 
  • Name tag  
  • Show and Tell! No need to bring your Medallion this month, we won't be able to hang them up.
  • Monaluna Challenge Blocks! If you ended up not being able to make any blocks, you also need to bring your fabric back. If you made any blocks the extra fabric is yours to keep!


What's in store this month?

  • Monica Solaria-Snow will show off her new line of fabric from Cloud 9, Sew Yummy!
  • A representative from our 3rd quarter charity, Raphael House, will be there to talk about their organization. Check out our blog post on Raphael House for more info! 
  •  A presentation from our August Business Member of the month, Modern Domestic.


Babysitters
Feel free to bring your kid/grandkids! There will be baby-sitters provided by the guild to take them over to the playground area. The guild will be paying the baby-sitters, but tips are also appreciated.


July Meeting Reminder

"Untitled" by Maren Johnson, at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Please join us for our July guild meeting! Our friends from Modern Domestic are going to explain the mysteries of sewing machine maintenance. (You know your machine could use some love!) 

We'll also be presenting our charity quilts to Camp Erin ... it will be great to see the final result of all our hard work from the last three months! 
July PMQG Meeting
When:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 
7:00 p.m.
Where:
The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.
What’s in store:
   Mysteries of Machine Maintenance, Revealed! A presentation from Modern Domestic
   Charity Quilt handoff to Camp Erin
   Giveaway of Angela Walters' new book (read Mary Ann's review!) and more 
•  Show and tell
   Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room
Don’t forget to bring:


   Blocks for the Monaluna Challenge (they're not due until the August meeting, but why not be early?)
    Any last-minute quilts to donate to Camp Erin
   Your Medallion Along quilt-in-progress
   A cup, if you want ice water
   Your quilts for show and tell, of course!
Guests
Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.
Modern Domestic Discount
In conjunction with the theme of this meeting, Modern Domestic will offer PMQG members a discount on machine service ... details to come! 

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting! 

"Parts Department" by Jeannette Pilak at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

June Meeting Reminder

Elsa's medallion



Please join us for our June guild meeting, featuring mini-trunk shows from seven accomplished PMQG members. We're excited to see their quilts up close and hear about what modern quilting means to them! 

When:
Thursday, June 19
7 to 9 p.m.
Where:
The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.
What’s in store:
   Fabric pickup for the Monaluna Challenge 
   Hot giveaways: books by Angela Walters and Kevin Kosbab, an Olfa gift set, and more!
   Show and tell
   Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room
Don’t forget to bring:
   Your Medallion Along quilt-in-progress
   Quilts to donate to Camp Erin (we're collecting them to present at the July meeting)
   A cup, if you want ice water
   Your quilts for show and tell, of course!
Guests
Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.
Modern Domestic Discount
On the day of the meeting, ModernDomestic will offer PMQG members 20% off anything in the store (except machines and classes). Visit them at 1408 NE Alberta, just down the street from the guild meeting.
Also, there’s a special PMQG discount for Katie Pedersen's classes at Modern Domestic on June 21 and 22. PMQG members receive $20 off an all-day class (regularly $120)--or you can take both classes for only $175 (regularly discounted to $200). Please call the store or sign up in person for this special offer.
We hope to see you at the meeting!

Mini Trunk Show: Meet the Quilters

Our June meeting will feature mini trunk shows from seven accomplished PMQG members, who will show some of their work and talk about what modern quilting means to them.  

Who are these talented ladies, you ask? Read on—and check out their blogs for more!  





Pétra Anderson
When I was growing up there was always some form of art in my life. My Granny painted; my Mom did ceramics, sewed, and eventually made art quilts. I received a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and continued my "art career" in the retail industry as a makeup artist and working at Art Media after moving to Portland in 1993. Then I ventured into teaching art to children, and also started an Etsy business making knitting-needle holders.
Then everything turned into kids and family.  After my life calmed down a bit I was ready to be creative again. My goal was to start painting again but then I made my first quilt and I was hooked! I also started a blog in 2009 (here is my first post). I had no idea what I was doing, or that there were other bloggers doing exactly what I was doing—and then I found this wonderful community through PMQG. 
My quilting philosophy stems directly from my fine art background, where I painted a lot of abstract art landscapes and had a bold use of color. I approach a lot of my quilts by starting with sketches and also just improvising on my design wall with blocks of fabric. I love improv piecing and quilting but I also enjoy working from patterns some and focusing more on fabric choice and color. Of course I have always been addicted to fabric and hope to take things a step further by getting into fabric design in the future. 
Instagram, Flicker, Twitter: @CreativeMomPDX



Jen Carlton Bailly is a self-taught sewist who learned to sew from online tutorials. Before she began sewing she graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle in fashion marketing. Having a love of textiles, fashion, and art, sewing/quilting was a natural progression and a quick addiction. She finds inspiration in everything from an old dresser drawer to a run-down Portland building. Currently working full-time from home as the communications manager for the Modern Quilt Guild, she spends every free minute sewing.



Susan Beal is the author of seven books, including Modern Log Cabin Quilting, Sewing for all Seasons, Bead Simple, and Button It Up. She’s also the historian for the Modern Quilt Guild, a contributing editor at Stitch magazine, and the mother of two little children, Pearl and Everett. Her Pearl's Rainbow Charm Bracelet (quilted by Nancy Stovall) is part of the PMQG Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show special exhibit for 2014, and a new version of the quilt pattern will be published in Scraps, Inc. later this year.
Susan also teaches log cabin quilting classes for Creativebug, and her new book of sewing projects with Pendleton wool, Hand-Stitched Home, comes out in September.
Instagram:  @westcoastcrafty



Christina Cameli fell in love with quilting as a folk art more than a decade ago. She spends her sewing time experimenting with fabric, using up scraps, and finishing her quilts on her home sewing machine. She works primarily without patterns, enjoying the surprise of letting quilts develop as they go. She loves to share enthusiasm for quilting with anyone who is
excited to try it. Christina believes quilting is for everyone, regardless of budget or style or experience. She sees quilting as an art—a living, breathing art that we are all creating together.
Christina's special interest is in helping quilters become comfortable with free-motion quilting. She has a series of free-motion quilting tutorials on her blog, and is the author of “First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting: 24 Projects for Fearless Stitching”.
Rachel Kerley
A founding member of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, Rachel has been quilting ever since she found some squares, drafted her own pattern, and proceeded to make every mistake imaginable. After making a couple of hundred tops, quilting and finishing a couple hundred more, Rachel has grown her piecing and quilting skills and can easily communicate her vision of creating simple, artful utility quilts. Drawing on her art education, her love of Art Deco, and her ongoing delight with the simple circle, Rachel designs most of her own patchwork and applique.
Rachel quilts freehand on an Innova 22" longarm machine.  "I like the idea of the quilting being uniquely mine, no quilt is ever repeated exactly the same. And the idea of being able to reinterpret older quilting motifs from my own perspective gives me great joy.  Quilting is something that gives me a chance to connect to the women before me, to connect with my own sense of Womanhood and to women around me."
 Rachel tends to work in series in her home studio, making bed quilts of various sizes, with each quilt as an opportunity to express herself.  She has also collaborated with other artists and worked for manufacturers.
Instagram: @2ndavestudio


Christina Lane
I have been sewing since I was a little girl, when my mom gave me many pushes to try it.  I can't say I was particularly interested, but I had a lot of fun making things with her and my grandmother.  I loved to dissect objects and figure out how they were made and then make them myself, to my own specifications.  I started quilting in my teens, but really went full force into it after my step dad died in my early 20s.  It was my therapy, and still is today.  I especially love drawing graphic quilts, figuring out the math and placement for a quilt top, and making it happen.  I love the whole process.
My quilting philosophy: Enjoy the process.  Society has this instant gratification problem.  We want it now.  Quilting isn't an instant kind of thing.  It takes time.  You have to figure out your pattern, cut your fabric, sew your pieces, rip a few seams, square your blocks, assemble the top, assemble your backing, sandwich the quilt, quilt it, bind it...  A lot goes into making a quilt.  You're going to be working on it for awhile, so you should enjoy the process.  See the beauty in each step.  By taking your time and enjoying the process you will not only have a greater love for quilting, but also an end product you are happier with.  Taking your time has never been a bad thing in any endeavor.
Christina is the author of Quilting Happiness (Aug 2013, Potter Craft)
  
instagram: @SometimesCraftr



Cherri Langley

I love surface design, unusual color combinations and clever cutting and piecing techniques. I have made over 100 rotary cut, paper pieced or improv quilts. I love quilts with fussy cut elements and traditional block designs reinterpreted in a modern way. I appreciate quilts that are full of pattern and color and showcase quality construction techniques.


May Meeting Reminder

Elizabeth Hartman's "Neon Honey" quilt 



Please join us for our May guild meeting: Quilt Trivia edition! That's right, we're having a trivia party, hosted by a professional quizmistress. There will be teams. There will be prizes. There will be snacks. There will be fun. 

(What there won't be is door prizes. No tickets this time--if you want a prize, you have to earn it!) 

In other news, do you wish you could get together with a smaller group of quilt people and have some sewing fun? Make sure to read the "Small Groups" section below! 

May PMQG Meeting

When:
Thursday, May 15
7:00 p.m.
Where:
The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.
What’s in store:
  • Quilt Trivia with Molly of Quizzical Empire
  • Snacks! 
  • Show and tell
  • Post-meeting sale at Modern Domestic (see below)
  • Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room


About those snacks:

Please bring a finger food to share with the group! (We'll have plates and napkins, but no utensils on hand.) We'll divide up by last name:

  • A-M: savory snack
  • N-Z sweet snack

Don’t forget to bring:
  • A snack to share 
  • Your Medallion Along quilt-in-progress
  • A mug for coffee or tea
  • A check for the October retreat, if you signed up and aren't paying online
  • Your quilts for show and tell, of course!


Modern Domestic Discount


All day on May 15, Modern Domestic is having a fat quarter sale for PMQG members! Buy four, get one free-- with no limit. 

The shop will also be open AFTER our meeting--they're staying open late just for us! Visit them at 1408 NE Alberta. They'll be open until 10:30! 

Guests

Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.
We hope to see you at the meeting!


Small Groups

Do you wish you could get together with a small group of fellow quilters for some sewing fun? We're looking for volunteers to help kick off small groups around town. Your job would be to help organize a get-together for people in your area. If interested, please e-mail portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com with your name and neighborhood, and we'll give you more information. 


October Retreat

There are four spots left for our October retreat in the Columbia River Gorge. If you're interested, sign up ASAP! 



Upcoming Events

Sew Day

Saturday, May 10
9 a.m to 9 p.m.
Fabric Depot

This Saturday! Bring your machine and your projects and come have some fun!

Monday, May 12
7:30 p.m.
Powell's City of Books (on Burnside)

The textile designer and DIY maven will read from her new memoir, How to Catch a Frog. (Read Kelly's review!) This isn't a PMQG event; we just thought you might like it.


Charity Sew Day 
Thursday, May 29 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Modern Domestic

Learn to make a wonky tree, and help make a quilt for Camp Erin! Our charity this quarter is a camp for bereaved kids. We'll teach you to make the blocks and have some fun weekday sewing together!




Questions? E-mail us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

April Meeting Reminder

1970s Scrappy Snake Trails, courtesy of Bill Volckening



Please join us for our April guild meeting! Bill Volckening, quilt historian and PMQG member, is going to show us some funky vintage quilts and talk about “Quilting in the 1970's: When bed quilts became works of art.”
When:
Thursday, April 24
7:00 p.m.
Where:
The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.
What’s in store:
  • Trunk show with quilt historian Bill Volckening
  • A sneak peek of Violet Craft's new fabric line
  • Pincushion swap
  • MORE challenge fabric
  • Fabulous prizes
  • Show and tell
  • Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room

Don’t forget to bring:
Bowties, c. 1970s, Texas, courtesy of Bill Volckening
 Sisters Deadline Extended!
Submissions for the PMQG Special Exhibit at the Sisters Quilt Show are now due May 2.
Upcoming Events
April Open Sew
Saturday, April 26  (please note date change!)
9 am to 9 pm
Fabric Depot 
New Member Mixer 
Friday, May 2nd
5 pm to 8 pm
Modern Domestic
Modern Domestic discount:
Modern Domestic will offer 25% off on Thursday as part of their anniversary sale. Visit them at 1408 NE Alberta—just down the street from St. Andrews!
Guests
Guests and non-members are welcome at the guild meeting. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that.
We hope to see you at the meeting!
Questions? E-mail us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

March Meeting Reminder


Scrappy notecards made at our most recent Sew Day! 

When:

Thursday, March 20
7:00 p.m.

Where: 


The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.

What’s in store:
  • Presentation on Color Theory for Quilters by our own Cath and Kelly
  • A hands-on color theory activity
  • Fabric for the PNW Modern Metallic challenge (it's yummy!) 
  • Lots of great giveaways
  • Next round of the Medallion Along
  • Show and tell
  • Cupcake potluck celebrating 4 years of PMQG!
  • Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room 


Don’t forget to bring: 


  • Fabric scissors and glue stick, for our color theory activity
  • Name tag-- paid members who wear a name tag will get an extra raffle ticket! (Here's some inspiration if you want to make one--or just wear your PMQG button.)
  • Your PMQG membership card
  • Your 2014 Medallion Along quilt-in-progress 
  • Cupcakes for our cupcake potluck
  • A mug for coffee or tea (we’ll have hot beverages on hand!)

  • Your quilts for show and tell, of course!



Important Reminder:

As announced earlier, we are now charging non-members to attend meetings. The first visit is free, but after that each meeting is $5. Guild membership is $40 cash/check or $41.50 credit, payable at the meeting. 

All attendees: to speed up the entry process, when you arrive at the meeting, guests and members renewals will be in one line and members will be in another line. Please have your PMQG membership cards out so you can be checked in and receive your raffle ticket(s)! If you forget your membership card we will also have a membership list to check.


Modern Domestic discount:

Modern Domestic has a deal for PMQG members on the day of the meeting: buy a yard of fabric, get a free fat quarter of your choice!  They're at 1408 NE Alberta—just down the street from St. Andrews Church. 



Other Upcoming Events:

Monday, March 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Modern Domestic
Come help make quilts for Camp Erin, the retreat for grieving children!



We hope to see you at the meeting! 


Questions? E-mail us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com

January Meeting: Inspiration Time!

Colored pencils
photo by Dave Haygarth


Happy New Year! It’s time to get inspired, connect with other quilters … and resolve to make more quilts! You can do all three at our January guild meeting!  

When:


Thursday, January 9

7:00 p.m.


Where: 

*new location in the Alberta Arts District*


The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.


What’s in store:
  • Door prizes from Robert Kaufman

  • A hands-on activity to get your creative juices flowing 

  • Announcing a new, super fun quilt-along for 2014

  • Show and tell!  


Don’t forget to bring: 
  • Colored pencils, markers, or crayons for a creative exercise

  • A mug for coffee or tea (we’ll have hot beverages on hand!)

  • Any charity BOMs from 2013

  • Any Riley Blake blocks (to be made into charity quilts for Camp Erin) 

  • Cash or check in the amount of $40 for 2014 membership, if you haven’t renewed already. If you would like to pay with debit or credit card, the price is $41.50 to cover fees.

  • Your quilts for show and tell, of course!



Modern Domestic discount:

PMQG members get 20% off at Modern Domestic the day of the meeting! Visit them at 1408 NE Alberta—just down the street from St. Andrews Church.  



Friends and non-members welcome. We hope to see you there! 

Questions? E-mail us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com


  

December Meeting Reminder

Party! Raffle! Swap + Sell!
December's meeting is, as always, a week early due to the Holidays. Join us the second Wednesday in December! Members, Non-members and family members invited!

When: Wednesday, December 11th, 7:00pm

Where: *new location in the Alberta Arts Disctrict*

St Andrews Church
806 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211

The party will be in the Community Center, which is behind the main Church building. There are two parking lots.


2012-2013 PMQG Members


There is also kids room and two babysitters if you would like to bring your kiddos. Space is limited, so please email the guild to confirm your spot. This is FREE (tips are appreciated)

December is our annual Holiday Party!

  • Please bring a dish to share for the potluck. If your last name begins:
    • A-L, please bring a savory dish. 
    • M-Z, please bring a sweet dish.
    • The officers will supply non-alcoholic drinks. You may bring your own alcoholic drinks if you like.
  • Show and Tell!
  • Swap + Sell! Swap + Sell returns just in time for the holidays! Bring your cash, we'll have an area set up for PMQG members to swap and sell their handmade items as well as craft supplies.  Each vendor will get half of a table space. *For the Swap and Sell, we will also have a community table open, if you only have 1-3 items you want to sell or swap, please label them with your name and price to put on the shared table. *Please email the guild if you would like to sell at this event, we have a limited number of spaces available and it is first come, first serve*
  • Raffle! Two different group guild quilts will be raffled off to help support PMQG programs and membership costs. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Cash only.


Don't forget to bring: 

  • Your completed swap item for your swap partner!
  • Your potluck item, as assigned above
  • Charity BOMs! The November BOM was Convergence by Quilt Dad/John Q. Adams
  • Cash or check in the amount of $40 for 2014 membership. If you would like to pay with debit or credit card, the price is $41.50 to cover fees.
  • Cash for raffles, $5 a ticket. The proceeds will go to support PMQG.
  • Money to purchase and/or items to sell for the Swap and Sell!
Raffle Quilt #1 Neon Group Quilt 2013




November Meeting Reminder

It's almost time for November's meeting!

When: Thursday, November 21st, 7:00pm

Where: PNCA, Room S1

1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR 97209


Room S1 is located across the street and upstairs from the main campus: 
Stagecraft Bldg. 1302 NW Kearney St.

We will have a member holding the door open until 7:00, after that someone will check the door every 5-10 minutes until 7:30.

What's happening in November?

  • Show and Tell--at the beginning of the meeting!
  • Voting for 2014 PMQG officers
  • Presentations from Business Members Bill Volckening and Threadbias
  • If you haven't picked up your Riley Blake fabric yet, it will be available. The deadline has been extended to February 17th, 2014, check out the MQG site to read about it! Note: The MQG site states that all entries must be quilted.

Don't forget to bring:

  • Charms for our Fussy Cut Charm swap! Bring as many fussy cut charms (5 inch squares, with a design centered in the middle) as you like, and you will take home as many as you brought.
  • Your stuffed baggie of fabric for our December Swap! If you missed getting a baggie at last month's meeting but would like to participate, just fill a sandwich sized ziplock bag with your favorite fabrics and a note with your name, Pinterest/Wists/Flickr faves (if you have), and a few ideas for items you might like.
  • Doll Quilts for the OBT Doll Quilt Challenge! The November meeting is our deadline for this. Hand in your doll quilts and receive your vouchers.
  • Charity BOMs from last month. October was Susan Beal's Picnic String Quilt Block from her new book, Sewing for all Seasons.



October Meeting Reminder

October's meeting is almost upon us. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Thursday, October 17th, 7:00pm

Where: PNCA, Room S1

1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR 97209

Room S1 is located across the street and upstairs from the main campus: 
Stagecraft Bldg. 1302 NW Kearney St.

We will have a member holding the door open until 7:00, after that someone will check the door every 5-10 minutes until 7:30.

What: This month's meeting will include:

  •  A presentation by Katie Pedersen of Sew Katie Did. PMQG members can still sign up for her Modern Domestic class (and get 10% off!) on Modern Crazy Piecing.
  • A BOM by Susan Beal from her new book, Sewing for all Seasons
  • Show and Tell--at the beginning of the meeting!
  • We will hand out the Riley Blake Challenge fabric and announce the challenge 

As always, don't forget to bring your charity BOMs from last month. September's block was Hexing Around by Lee of Freshly Pieced

Don't forget to keep working on your OBT Doll Quilt Challenge! We will be collecting these at the November meeting. We will have more fabric from Shannon Fabrics available to use in the doll quilts at our October meeting.