Welcome to the Portland Modern Quilt Guild
Our mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community.
The Portland Modern Quilt Guild fulfills its mission through charitable activities, member education, monthly member meetings, and volunteer opportunities.
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For the most up to date information:
Date: Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Kenton Historic Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon Ave, Portland, OR
This workshop is all about letting go and expressing your color personality through the use of solids. Participants will start by creating a doodle - They will be given 3 opportunities to make the doodle and will then work with their favorite.
We will then focus on color choice and careful tracing and cutting to create the appliqué shapes.
As the day goes on, participants will be encouraged to layer shapes on shapes to explore color overlay and to create interesting shapes.
Class will then continue with the appliqué sewing and quilting to finish.
2 yards of Pellon Tracing cloths
Roll of Heat n Bond lite (it is important that it is this brand and weight)
Rotary Cutter and mat (optional but sharp scissors can work)
2 yds pellon shape flex interfacing
Aurifil monofilament thread (or equivalent)
Fabric for Background 1 yard
If time permits for quilting - 1 yard batting and quilt backing
Selection of solid fabric scraps for sections ( try to bring a large variety in different shades)
Date: November 16, 2019 from 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Aloha Sewing and Vacuum, 7550 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Dingbats Redux is a modern block based quilt with NO curved or set-in piecing. The quilt has two sizes of blocks, set into a generously sized lap quilt.
Skills: all straight seams, some bias edges, good 1/4'' seam accuracy needed, templates.
In class, we start with a fabric discussion, tuning fabric selections for the best results. Then we get to sewing, making one or two blocks for the day. We'll cover accurate 1/4'' seam setup, cutting with templates, stacked ruler cuts, tips for managing bias.
Sam is a fun, encouraging, and relaxed teacher who irons and rips for her students, and provides chocolate!