We learn. We share. We quilt. 

The Portland Modern Quilt Guild was formed in 2010 and has been a 501(c)(3) non-profit since 2013.  Now over 350 members strong, it is the largest guild of the Modern Quilt Guild family.   

Since 2010, we have come together to learn and share our love of quilting. Officers are volunteers from our PMQG community. 


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.

PMQG Bylaws

The PMQG Bylaws are available here


  • 2019 President: Erin Case

    • Primary contact for the Guild

      • Manages Guild email account

    • Runs Board meetings and monthly meetings

      • Prepares slideshows for monthly meetings

      • Organizes and manages meeting set up

    • Oversees and consults on all aspects of Guild management

    • Liaises with Volunteer Coordinators

    • In consultation with Treasurer, files Guild tax returns and State charitable organization filings

    • Organizes and manages Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Special Exhibit

  • 2019 Vice President for Membership and Procurement: Chris Batten

    • Processes memberships and maintains PMQG and MQG rosters

    • Recruits for and manages relationships with business members and business sponsors

    • Manages the procurement program

  • 2019 Vice President for Technology and Social Media: Mary Ann Morsette

    • Creates content for the website and keeps the website up to date

    • Creates content for and manages all Guild social media

    • With President, manages communication with Guild members

    • Manages technology needs for meetings and workshops

  • 2019 Programs Coordinator for Meetings: Kimberly Bennefield

    • With the Board, plans the programs for monthly meetings

    • Recruits guest speakers and manages all speaker logistics

    • Assists President with planning and running meetings

    • Organizes and manages Quilt Showcase

  • 2019 Programs Coordinator for Workshops: Vacant

    • With the Board, plans workshops

    • Recruits workshop teachers and manages all teacher and venue logistics

    • Manages workshop administration

  • 2019 Secretary: Cherie Martin Irwin

    • Prepares Board Agendas and Meeting Minutes

    • Drafts meeting recap blog posts

    • Organizes and manages Guild retreats

    • Manages meeting show and tell

    • Edits and uploads show and tell photos to Guild Flickr account

  • 2018 Treasurer: Judy Livingston

    • Prepares and manages Guild budget for calendar year

    • Performs all Guild accounting functions and maintains Guild financial records

    • Prepares annual Statements of Financial Position for the Guild

    • Assists the President with preparation of Guild tax returns and State charitable organization filings

A PMQG Procedure Manual has been created for future Boards to use as a reference guide (thank you, Terri Torke!).


Email the Guild at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com
to volunteer for one of the open Volunteer Coordinator positions.


volunteer coordinators

  • Charity Quilts (2019 Volunteer: Cath Hall and Sam Hunter)

    • Responsible for the PMQG Charity Quilt Program and organizes, manages and runs Charity Sew Days

  • Meeting Raffle Table (2019 Volunteer: Angie Reat)

    • Assists the Vice President with compiling raffle prizes, and is responsible for the Raffle Table at the monthly meetings

  • QuiltCon Charity Quilt (2019 Volunteer: AnnMarie Cowley)

    • Responsible for all aspects of the PMQG QuiltCon Charity Quilt

  • Quilt Exhibits (2019 Volunteer: Kimberly Bennefield)

    • Assists the Board with the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Special Exhibit, the Quilt Showcase and any other quilt exhibits PMQG participates in

  • UFO Club (2019 Volunteer: Jennie McKee)

    • Organizes, manages and administers the UFO Club and is responsible for the UFO Table at the monthly meetings

  • Retreats (2019 Volunteers: Mary Ann Morsette and Kim Lumapas)

    • Assists the Secretary in organizing and managing Guild retreats

  • New Members and Guests Welcome Program (2019 volunteers: Michelle Nichols, Neressa Bennett, Elise Walsh)

    • Recruits and manages Meeting Hostesses and is responsible for the New Members and Guests Table at the monthly meetings

  • Small Quilt Groups (2019 volunteer:Lilly Logan)

  • Open Sew Day (2019 Volunteer: OPEN)

    • Sets up monthly Open Sew Day at Mill End Fabrics in Beaverton at 10 am

    • Breaks down and closes Open Sew Day by 5 pm

  • Meeting Location (2019 Volunteer: Joy Ruplinger)

    • Manages the meeting room and is responsible for the Refreshments Table

  • Meeting Logistics (2019 Volunteers: Adam Bidema and Eric Duncan)

    • Organizes and manages meeting setup and breakdown; recruits holders and folders for show and tell and speaker trunk shows

  • PMQG Photographer (2019 Volunteer: Matthew Stovall)

    • Photographs monthly meeting, especially show and tell; may photograph other guild events if requested

  • Charity Zipper Bags (2019 volunteers: Patty Turner, Maryann Todd-Thompson, Jan Pexton

    • Coordinates guild zipper bag charity project

  • Free Tables (2019 volunteers: Marjorie Elliott)

    • Responsible for the Free Tables at the monthly meetings and for transporting and donating unclaimed items to charity

  • Library (2019 Volunteer: Anne Matlak)

    • Responsible for maintaining guild library and delivering and receiving books.

  • PMQG Showcase: (2019 Volunteer: Maria Cardenas)

    • Assists the Programs Coordinator for Meetings in planning and executing the PMQG Showcase

Please email the Guild at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer for one of the open Volunteer Coordinator positions.



  • President, Kimberly Bennefield

  • Vice President of Membership and Procurement, Judy Livingston

  • Vice President of Technology and Social Media, Erin Case

  • Secretary, Michelle Freedman

  • Treasurer, Barbara Trepiccione

  • Programs Coordinator for Workshops: Kimberly Lumapas

  • 2018 Programs Coordinator for Meetings: Susan Beal


  • President, Tamara King

  • Vice President, Tania Johnston

  • Secretary, Anne Matlak

  • Treasurer, Betty Colburn

  • Programs Co-Coordinator, Maria Cardenas

  • Programs Co-Coordinator, Nicole Howe


  • President, Violet Craft

  • Vice President, Pétra Anderson

  • Secretary, Heather Davidson

  • Treasurer, Denise Shoup

  • Programs Coordinator, Elizabeth Hartman

  • Membership Coordinator, Kathryn Schmidt


  • President, Elsa Hart

  • Vice President, Teresa Coates

  • Secretary, Veronica Beverly

  • Treasurer, Tam Gardner

  • Programs Coordinator, Cris Pera


  • President, Mary Ann Morsette

  • Vice President, Suzanne Gray

  • Secretary, Kelly Cole

  • Treasurer, Lisa O'Connor

  • Programs Coordinator, Cath Hall


  • President, Michelle Freedman

  • Vice President, MaryAnn Morsette

  • Secretary, Amber Wilson

  • Treasurer, Anne Whiting

  • Programs Coordinator, Kim Lumapas


  • President, Susan Beal

  • Vice President, Heather Davidson

  • Secretary, Pétra Anderson

  • Treasurer, Nancy Stovall

  • Programs Coordinator, Ale Kloch


  • President, Christina Cameli

  • Vice President, Michelle Marcus-Boyer

  • Secretary, Katie Sciarrino

  • Treasurer, Rachel Kerley

  • Programs Coordinator, Megan Dye


  • President, Jen Carlton Bailly

  • Vice President, Marcia Mersky

  • Secretary, Joan Callaway

  • Treasurer, Tamara Madsen

  • Programs Coordinator, Cherri Langley