Third Annual PMQG October Showcase

October Showcase/Meeting Reminder

Please join us for our October showcase!

What: A showcase of member's quilts from the past 10 years, plus Mini Quilt Challenges and prizes for our Figo Prints Challenge and our Painter's Palette Paintbrush Solids Challenge! Food and drink supplied

When: Thursday, October 17th, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Lagunitas Community Room, 237 Northeast Broadway Street, #300, Portland, OR 97232
Cost: Free to Members, but must RSVP to attend
To attend:
Please RSVP to attend. Tickets are free but you do need to follow the link to get on the list. Guild members only, sorry there is not room at this event for guests. Guests may join us again at our November Meeting!

Parking: There is street parking available and also additional parking at Well Church and Siker Medical Imaging. Please see the map for orange locations. Please only park in the orange locations, the ones closer to the church building are reserved for a church function. Thank you to these businesses for allowing us to use their lots!

Volunteers Still Needed: Please email the guild if you are available to volunteer at the Showcase! In particular, we are in need of people to help tear down at 9:00 pm and clean up. Thank you!

Thank you: A huge thank you to Maria Cardenas and the whole Showcase committee for all their hard work in bringing this event to you!

RSVP now for the October Showcase!

Parking picture 2 (1).jpg

A Call for Quilts!

The Lake Oswego Library is calling for quilts/wall hangings of marine life to promote our community read selection Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush.

Quilts to hang during the Lake Oswego Reads program Jan 1-March 5th.

Sizes: Minis to king with sleeves

Bio boards: Please provide any info pertaining to process, recipient or marine life depicted you want to share with patrons. We will produce story boards to each quilt, which will be returned to you. Quilts should be labeled Not For Sale or provide pricing and contact info.

Drop off: Collection of quilts will be at the December meeting or make arrangements with Lilly Logan.

Return of quilts: At the March meeting quilts will be returned unless prior arrangements have been made.

Promotion of exhibit will be in brochures delivered to every house in Lake Oswego as well as the Lake Oswego Review and the Lake Oswego Reads website.

Please Contact Lilly Logan with questions
mslilly@brandlogan.com

lo reads.jpg

Dingbats Redux Workshop with Sam Hunter

Now open to non-PMQG members for an additional fee

Class Description:

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!

  • Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm

  • Location: Aloha Sewing and Vacuum, 7550 E Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123

  • Cost: $95

  • On Sale: Now

HDS.073_DingbatsRedux-Quilt.jpeg

Upcoming Meetings:
November: Lecture by quilt historian and PMQG Member Bill Volckening
December: Annual Holiday Party, Potluck, and Swap 'n Sell
January: Appreciation Month for 2019 Business Members!

2020 PMQG Officers:
We will vote new officers in at November's meeting! We are still in need of a President, could that be you??

FQ Lotto, Free Table, and Show &Tell:
None of these this month, they will be back in November.

Upcoming Events:

  • Hand Sew Happy Hour--Sunday, October 27th 2pm-4pm

    • East Side: Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St, Portland

    • West Side: Jim & Patty's Coffee People, 4130 SW 117th, Beaverton

  • Open Sew Day--Saturday, November 2nd, 9:30 am-530 pm at Mill End Store, 4955 SW Western Ave., Beaverton (park around the side closest to Uwajimaya and knock on the keypad door if it's not propped open so you don't have to carry your supplies all through the store!)

  • 2019 Fall Retreat--We are currently sold out for this rustic, simple retreat, but our waitlist is completely empty! Please join the waitlist! October 25-27th in Corbett, Oregon.

  • 4th Quarter New Member Mixer--Saturday, November 9th, 5 to 7 pm. Montavilla Sewing Lake Oswego Location, 429 1st Street, Lake Oswego. Signups available now. Must signup to attend, and must not have previously attended a new member Mixer. More info and to signup

Don't forget to bring:

Nothing this month!

Guests

Guests and non-members are welcome at all guild meetings, except for our October Showcase due to space restraints. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that. Please remember that to keep the guild running we need your support! If you've ever attended a meeting before, please be sure to pay the $5 guest fee or sign up for a membership at your next meeting!

We hope to see you on Thursday!

September 2019 Meeting Recap

PMQG September Meeting Recap

We had a packed house on Thursday, September 21 for guest Annabel Wrigley who joined us from Virginia to talk about her Doodle Quilts. Board VP Chris Batten did an amazing job of keeping the meeting going despite the power outage on the wall that powers our cordless mics.

Before kicking off the evening’s presentation, we celebrated some of the fantastic creations in the Figo Fabrics challenge. Although the deadline for submission has now passed, we would still love to see what you have made, so please contact the guild via email so we can display your mini quilt at the upcoming October Showcase at Lagunitas Brewing.

Remember that to attend the October Showcase, you must RSVP and get a ticket. No guests allowed at this space due to size restraints, PMQG members only. We will be checking a list at the door, so don't forget to RSVP right now! Parking near the Showcase is limited (and on the street). Members were encouraged to take public transportation or carpool.

showcase.jpg

The #100 Days100Blocks challenge is winding down to its last 20 and has already garnered over 600 photos and tags on Instagram. Our own Sam Hunter demonstrated a LOVE quilt using the Kinship blocks (#100days) designed by Gnome Angel. A new challenge! The 6-week Color Block of Love/Kinship challenge. Tag your progress with #PMQGlovesSam – she offered the guild 20% off patterns on her website using coupon code SAMLOVESPMQG20 and she will donate 50% of proceeds of sales using that code to the PMQG scholarship program. THANK YOU, Sam! The code is valid through Saturday, October 5th.

Kinship Love Quilt by Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio, in collaboration with Angie Wilson of Gnome Angel

Kinship Love Quilt by Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio, in collaboration with Angie Wilson of Gnome Angel

Chris previewed two of the terrific programs already planned for 2020 –


Annabel’s program included displays of her unique improv abstract creations, using solids, that combine fabric fused in layers, clear thread applique and tight straight-line quilting. Her technique was featured in this issue of Mod Block Quilting.

Fat Quarter Halloween swap winners were Virginia H, Brittany Scott, and Jennie McKee. Fantastic Door prizes this month including an Oliso iron donated by Sam Hunter and Best Press from Cath Hall https://wombatquilts.com/ were won by Janet Murdock. Virginia H also walked away with Quilter’s Dream batting donated by Quilter's Dream http://www.quiltersdreambatting.com/, a super cute fabric bundle, and Beehive pattern donated by Elizabeth Hartman https://elizabethhartman.com/. A Maywood gelato solids bundle, Palanco pattern and a wool mat were donated by Maywood Studio https://maywoodstudio.com/and captured by Tracy Dunlap.

Additional Announcements
Board member Judy Livingston provided the group with some great new ideas to inspire Bauhaus-themed quilts for Sisters 2020.

Members were reminded to check out the website for this month’s Block of the Month.

There are two upcoming quilt shows:
Golden Threads – Friday, October 11th- Saturday October 12th, 10 am to 4 pm. Free to attend, click the link to get tickets
WA State Quilt Show – October 18-20 in Spokane

Reminder that we are still soliciting volunteers for the 2020 PMQG Board and many committees, including Retreat Planning and the 2020 Oregon-hosted PNW Meet Up.

September 2019 Meeting Reminder--Annabel Wrigley

September Meeting Reminder

Please join us next Thursday, September 19th at 7pm, for our September meeting!

Where: St Andrew Catholic 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.

September Fat Quarter Lotto:
This month the theme for the Fat Quarter Lotto is: Halloween Fabric!
Bring 1 or more FQs that fit the theme to be entered into the drawing to win a stack of FQs!

20190913_125724.jpg

September Presentation:
This month we are excited to welcome Annabel Wrigley! A little about Annabel, in her own words:
"I am an Aussie mum, author and designer living in rural Virginia. I own Little Pincushion Studio, a sweet little space where I teach many little sewing pixies everything they need to know to go forth and conquer the world of sewing and creating. When I am not teaching, I am busy coming up with a million and one projects for my kids sewing classes and designing quilt fabric for Windham Fabrics.

I offer step-by-step video classes through Creativebug — an online subscription site. They have hundreds of classes in their library, making it very likely that you will find something for all the creative folks in your family, big and small."

Please see below for info on her workshop!

Upcoming Presentations:

  • October: Third Annual PMQG Quilt Showcase at Lagunitas Community Room. See below for full info and to RSVP (remember, only guild members are allowed at this showcase due to space constraints, no guests.)

  • November: Bill Volckening

  • December: Annual Holiday Party, Potluck, Swap, & Sale (this meeting is always 1 week early due to events at the church!)


Upcoming Workshops:

The Doodle Quilt Workshop with Annabel Wrigley

Be sure to check the shop to see if we currently have a space available in this class, there has been quite a bit of movement in the last couple of days! At the time of this writing we have one space available! If you miss out on that, please add your name to the Wait List! (scroll to the middle)

  • Date: Friday, September 20th, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Location: Kenton Historic Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon Ave, Portland, OR

  • Cost: $75

  • On sale: Now

  • Supply list is available online (scroll to the bottom)

annabel.JPG

Dingbats Redux Workshop with Sam Hunter

Class Description:

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!

  • Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm

  • Location: Aloha Sewing and Vacuum, 7550 E Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123

  • Cost: $95

  • On Sale: Now

Dingbats Redux Workshop with Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio

Dingbats Redux Workshop with Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio

Fabric Challenges:

The last Deadlines for our current fabric challenges are coming up! Full details below, but most importantly: Email pics of Figo challenge to the guild by September 19th, and bring your mini quilts to September's meeting so they can hang in the October Showcase!

Full info on both challenges

Paintbrush Studio Painter's Palette Solids Challenge:

  • If you didn't turn your mini quilt in at last month's meeting, please bring it to September's meeting if you would like it to hang in the October Showcase!

  • Please use the following hashtags:

    • #painterspalettesolids

    • #pmqg2019solidschallenge

  • Be sure to tag both @pbsfabrics and @portlandmqg

Figo Fabrics Prints Challenge

  • Email picture of mini quilt to guild by September 19th for Figo Fabrics Print Challenge

  • Bring your mini quilt to September's meeting to turn in for the showcase

  • Please use the following hashtags:

    • #pmqg2019printschallenge

    • #FIGOfabrics

  • Be sure to tag both @figofabrics and @portlandmqg


Prize Categories
Mini quilts from both challenges will hang at the October Challenge and prizes will be awarded there in the following categories for both challenges:

  • Best use of provided fabrics

  • Piecing Perfection

  • Awesome Quilting (machine or hand)

  • Viewer's Choice (voting at October Showcase)


PMQG would like to thank Gail Weiss (and husband!) of Phantom Chicken Screen Printing for her recent print fundraiser! If you ordered shirts or hoodies from Gail with the PMQG Logo, all of the profits go to the guild thanks to Gail's generosity. Thank you, Gail and Greg!

shirts.jpg

October Showcase
Our 3rd Annual October Showcase is fast approaching! This is a wonderful event held at a different location and slightly earlier start time than our usual meetings. Spend the evening admiring fellow PMQG member's beautiful quilts (including the mini quilts from our 2 current challenges), eating, drinking, and socializing with fellow members!

Thank you to our Showcase Committee, headed by Maria Cardenas, for putting so much hard work into this event. Remember to RSVP to come to this event, and that due to space constraints only members are allowed, no guests in October!

When: Thursday, October 17th, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Lagunitas Community Room, 237 Northeast Broadway Street, #300, Portland, OR 97232
Cost: Free to Members, but must RSVP to attend

PMQG Members—RSVP Here to attend our Showcase!


What else is in store this month:

  • Block of the month 2019

  • Door prizes!

  • FQ Lotto! See above for details

  • Show and Tell

  • If your quilt was at Sisters, please be sure to pick it up if you missed it last meeting, along with any bag or container you sent with it. Kimberly still has 3 Sisters quilts and would really love to get them back to their owners!

Upcoming Events:

  • Hand Sew Happy Hour--Sunday, September 22nd 2pm-4pm

    • East Side: Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St, Portland

    • West Side: Jim & Patty's Coffee People, 4130 SW 117th, Beaverton

  • Open Sew Day--Saturday, October 5th, 9:30 am-530 pm at Mill End Store, 4955 SW Western Ave., Beaverton (park around the side closest to Uwajimaya and knock on the keypad door if it's not propped open so you don't have to carry your supplies all through the store!)

  • October Showcase--Thursday, October 17th from 6:30-9:00 pm at Lagunitas Community room in place of our regular meeting. Please see full info above and to RSVP

  • 2019 Fall Retreat--We are currently sold out for this rustic, simple retreat, but please join the waitlist! October 25-27th in Corbett, Oregon.

  • 4th Quarter New Member Mixer--Saturday, November 9th (Time TBA). Montavilla Sewing Lake Oswego Location, 429 1st Street, Lake Oswego. Signups available October 1st at 10 am.

Don't forget to bring:

  • Mugs for hot tea/cup for water (please DO NOT go into the kitchen and help yourself to cups, those are not for us to use)

  • Show and Tell Quilts, we want to see what you've made! (1 per person, please)

  • Fat Quarter for Fat Quarter Lotto

  • Figo or Painter's Palette Mini Quilts to turn in for Showcase

Setup & Cleanup for this month's Meeting:
Thank you to everyone who helps set up and tear down for meetings, we really appreciate it! This month a few board members are out of town so we will need extra help. Please consider staying for 5 minutes after the meeting to assist with putting away chairs, the stage, etc. Thank you!

Guests

Guests and non-members are welcome at all guild meetings, except for our October Showcase due to space restraints. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that. Please remember that to keep the guild running we need your support! If you've ever attended a meeting before, please be sure to pay the $5 guest fee or sign up for a membership at your next meeting!

We hope to see you on Thursday!

Don't forget that Raffle Tickets are on sale for our QuiltCorn Charity Quilt! Buy them early! Raffle will take place at our December meeting and proceeds will go to the Oregon Food Bank.  Get 6 Raffle Tickets for $10!

Don't forget that Raffle Tickets are on sale for our QuiltCorn Charity Quilt! Buy them early! Raffle will take place at our December meeting and proceeds will go to the Oregon Food Bank. Get 6 Raffle Tickets for $10!

August 2019 Meeting Recap

A big thank you goes out to PMQG Member, Gail and her husband who own Phantom Chicken. We partnered with them to run a fundraiser for the guild to sell PMQG branded shirts. Thank you to everyone who purchased a shirt!

It was a warm evening at our August 15th meeting, but still a great turn out.   President Erin Case welcomed everyone and thanked our business sponsors – Modern Domestic, Montavilla Sewing Centers, and Aloha Sewing and Vacuum.  August birthdays were acknowledged and new members were thanked with some cool FQs.

It was exciting to see the fun and creative ways members used the Paintbrush Studio solids.  We had a parade of participants showing off before the evening’s activities kicked into gear.  They’ll all be displayed at the Showcase on October 17th. If you missed the deadline to submit your mini, don’t worry!  You can turn it in for display at our September meeting. However, the only prize you’ll be able to win is viewer’s choice at the Showcase.  Reminder to those creating in the Figo Fabrics challenge to bring finished quilts to the September meeting. There is still fabric available in the second challenge for anyone who wants to sign up.

Programs coordinator Kimberly Bennefield made announcements about programming and upcoming workshops:

Some lovely examples of our Solids challenge with Painter’s Palette Solids from Paintbrush Studio Fabric!

Some lovely examples of our Solids challenge with Painter’s Palette Solids from Paintbrush Studio Fabric!

Kimberly introduced the evening’s speaker Katie Pedersen, a founding member and former President of the Seattle guild. Originally from Michigan, her work has been heavily influenced by Amish books and quilts.  She had an impressive array designs incorporating half-square triangles and improvisational works. 

After the break, we passed out  “sorbet” themed fat quarter lottery stacks to Lindsay Oldani and two to Cathy Gibson.  Great door prizes included:

Lucky Jean Kelly won two of the evening’s door prizes - Hex templates, Sew Tites, Bagalini bag and Moda honeycombs; and Pink Zuma 10” squares, Quilters Dream batting, and a Preppy Pod pattern. The Curated Quilts improv issue and a fantastic Allison Glass prize package were won by Ellen M.

Erin made additional announcements with a call for volunteers to organize the MQG Pacific Northwest Meet Up (hosted by PMQG) next year. We are also looking for a committee head for this event! 

There is a need for new planners for the Retreats going forward, and board elections will take place in October.  The VP of Social and Technology slot has one self- nomination, but all roles are open and need your engagement!

This guild is completely volunteer run, and without leadership, your guild can not put on the exciting programming, fabric challenges, showcases, or workshops you've come to rely on.  You do not need to have leadership experience--just a willingness to learn, and an excitement for the guild!

A reminder that Bauhaus-inspired designs for the 2020 Sisters’ show are due in February (show is July 11) . 

Member voting for the 2020 QuiltCon charity quilt (theme: Text) is a Martin Luther King quote design by Tamara King.  As it was popular in the voting and she is excited to lead, Sara Flynn will pull together a group for the Bee competition and enter her “uterus” quilt. Sara already has a display commitment at Finger Bang in Portland.

Katie Pedersen, our August Speaker

Katie Pedersen, our August Speaker

Our next Charity Sew Day is August 29th at Modern Domestic.  Sewing machines are provided, all you need to bring is yourself!

Our 2019 QuiltCon Charity quilt is currently up for raffle in our online shop!  However, we need charity suggestions from you on where to donate the funds raised.  Please email the guild with your suggestions!

Our 2019 Quiltcon Charity Quilt! This could be yours, see link above to buy raffle tickets!

Our 2019 Quiltcon Charity Quilt! This could be yours, see link above to buy raffle tickets!

October Showcase organizer Maria Cardenas invited members to submit quilts made in the last ten years to display along with the Fabric Challenge participants. Quilts from past 10 years will be accepted and members can submit up to 5.  An independent artist will be jurying these submissions. All details on website – one form per quilt + photos. Submission deadline is September 1.  

We closed out the business portion of the meeting with announcements about the July Fabric Fundraiser.  Sixteen hundred dollars was raised from shoppers and donors with a 100% match from a guild member. We split $3200 among our three charities ($1440 for Community Works – who were on-hand to accept a check - and $1440 to Human Solutions.  PMQG started a brand-new sewing program (with tools and supplies, teaching, etc.) for women at the shelter. Additionally, $320 in cash was awarded to Scrap and about 150-200 pounds of fabric, craft supplies, and books.

Then our members showed off some gorgeous creations during Show and Tell!

See you next month!

“Mt. Hood—The Hike,” by Dawn M.

“Mt. Hood—The Hike,” by Dawn M.

“Kitten Around,” by Jessica C.

“Kitten Around,” by Jessica C.

July 2019 Meeting Recap

We need to hear your voice!  All of the design submissions for the 2020 QuiltCon Charity Quilt are in!  To have your voice heard, be sure to vote for your one favorite quilt here.  The quilt design selected by the guild will be patterned and kits made for members to pick up at the upcoming meetings for sewing.  Voting will be open for one week.  

July 2019 Meeting Recap


On Thursday the 18th, we met for our 7th meeting of the year for our 2nd Annual July Fabric Fundraiser.  This year’s fabric fundraiser benefited Human Solutions, specifically their Lilac Meadows Project, Community Warehouse and ScrapPDX.  A big thank you to all of our members who donated fabric, volunteered to run the sale and all of our members who shopped.  Thanks to your efforts, we raised a total of $1,540!  

Announcements:

A gentle reminder that visitors to the meeting are allowed only one free meeting.  If you decide not to join the guild, but want to continue to attend meetings, all other meetings are $5/meeting.

PMQG Library will be hosting a scavenger hunt next month--with prizes!  Be sure to familiarize yourself with the library and all it has to offer before then!

July’s New Member Mixer has been postponed due to a street festival.  The rescheduled date is August 18th from 4 - 6:30 at The Cotton Cure, 133 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro.  Signups will be available on August 3rd at 10:00 am.  

Fall retreat is currently sold out, waitlist is available on our website.  

Find instructions for this month’s block of the month Jawbreaker/Purple Rain on the website.  

july bom.png

2019 Fabric Challenges

Our two fabric challenges still have fabric available for the taking!  All the rules/tags and other important info is available on our website.  

Programs/Workshops

PMQG Merchandise is Available!  All sales benefit the PMQG Scholarship Program!

2019 Paid Members - Be sure to pick up your enamel pin--this is a benefit for all current members!
 

Quilt labels are available to purchase on Spoonflower!

Preorders for PMQG shirts continue until the end of the month. If you’re planning on picking your shirts up at the August meeting, be sure to use the coupon code PMQGPICKUP for free shipping!

Volunteer Opportunities

PMQG currently has needs for the following positions. If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more, email the guild at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com

  • Quilt Show Coordinator - We’ve been messaged with opportunities for hosting a quilt show/sale for a local church. In order to make this happen, we’re in need of someone who can run this small show as well as others in the future.

  • 2020 PNW MQG Meetup - this committee’s chair, Mary Ann is looking for others to join her in planning the 2020 PNW MQG Meetup. Guilds from around the Pacific NW are invited for a weekend of sewing and other activities.

  • 2020 Retreats Committee - Have you been to a lot of our retreats and have great attention to detail? Then you are perfect to join our 2020 Retreats Committee. Our current committee is stepping down, and if you’d like the guild to continue to offer these enjoyable weekend experiences, we’ll need your help in organizing them!

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Connect with Kimberly to pick up your 2019 Bountiful Rainbows quilts via the guild email!

We started learning a bit about Bauhaus for our 2020 Special Exhibit.  Check out the Sisters 2020 Page for the slides that were presented during the meeting!  

A reminder--if you’re interested in submitting a quilt for Sisters 2020, quilt designs/quilt tops are due for the Sisters Jurying process in February!

Crushed It Quilt Block Workshop with Katie Pedersen

Crushed It Quilt Block Workshop with Katie Pedersen

Modern Quilt Guild Updates

PMQG Showcase

  • Happening October 17th, 2019, Theme: Celebrating 10 Years.

  • Submissions for quilts is currently open!

  • Quilts can be from minis to Queen sized, and completed in the last 10 years.

  • You can submit up to 5 works.

Raffles

Please be sure to thank the following companies for donating this month’s raffle prizes, Sassafras Lane, Michael Miller, Quilters Dream, and Curated Quilts.  

Show and Tell:

Upcoming Dates

June 28 - Eastside/Westside Handsew Happy Hour

August 3 - Open Sew Day at Mill End

August 8 - Charity Sew Support

August 15 - July Guild Meeting


Double Trouble Quilt Workshop with Katie Pedersen

Double Trouble Quilt Workshop with Katie Pedersen

July 2019 Meeting--Potluck and Fundraiser Sale

July Meeting Reminder

Please join us next Thursday, July 18th at 7pm, for our July meeting!

Where: St Andrew Catholic 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.

July Fat Quarter Lotto:
We're skipping the FQ Lotto this month because so much is going on! It will be back in August!

July Presentation:
This month instead of a formal presentation we're having a fun sale mixer to benefit charity (and a potluck!)! Members are encouraged to bring good-quality fabric, notions, tools, and patterns they're not using to donate to our sale. Please visit the Fundraiser page to see how to price and label your items ahead of time! We still need volunteers to help run the sale! There is a form if you are able to volunteer.

Don't forget to bring cash or check to buy items! We will not be taking cards for this event.

Charities benefiting from our sale:

  • Human Solutions: Help for low-income and homeless families in Oregon

  • Community Warehouse: A non-profit furniture bank in Portland and Tualatin that collects home goods and redistributes them to those who need them most.

  • SCRAP PDX: Craft supply donations support the environment, and access to education and creative materials

Potluck Info:
If your last name ends in A-L, please bring a savory item
If your last name ends in M-Z, please bring a sweet item
Don't forget to bring your own mug/cup for tea!

Upcoming Presentations:


Upcoming Workshops:

Double Trouble Quilt Block Workshop with Katie Pedersen

  • Date: Friday, August 16th, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Location: Kenton Historic Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon Ave, Portland, OR

  • Cost: $65

  • On sale: Friday, 7/19 at 10 am

  • Scholarship sign-ups: Available now through Tuesday, 7/16 at 8 pm


Crushed It Quilt Blocks Improv Crazy Piecing Workshop with Katie Pedersen

  • Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Location: Kenton Historic Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon Ave, Portland, OR

  • Cost: $65

  • On sale: Friday, 7/19 at 10 am

  • Scholarship sign-ups: Available now through Tuesday, 7/16 at 8 pm



The Doodle Quilt Workshop with Annabel Wrigley

  • Date: Friday, September 20th, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Location: Kenton Historic Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon Ave, Portland, OR

  • Cost: $75

  • On sale: Thursday, 8/15

  • Scholarship sign-ups: Available from 8/5-8/14

Double Trouble Workshop with Katie Pedersen

Double Trouble Workshop with Katie Pedersen

Fabric Challenges:

Don't forget to pick up your Challenge fabric at July's meeting if you haven't received it yet!

Paintbrush Studio Painter's Palette Solids Challenge:

  • Email picture of mini quilt to guild by August 15th for Painter's Palette Solids Challenge

  • Please use the following hashtags:

    • #painterspalettesolids

    • #pmqg2019solidschallenge

  • Be sure to tag both @pbsfabrics and @portlandmqg

Figo Fabrics Prints Challenge

  • Email picture of mini quilt to guild by September 19th for Figo Fabrics Print Challenge

  • Please use the following hashtags:

    • #pmqg2019printschallenge

    • #FIGOfabrics

  • Be sure to tag both @figofabrics and @portlandmqg


Prize Categories
Mini quilts from both challenges will hang at the October Challenge and prizes will be awarded there in the following categories for both challenges:

  • Best use of provided fabrics

  • Piecing Perfection

  • Awesome Quilting (machine or hand)

  • Viewer's Choice (voting at October Showcase)

Crushed It Workshop with Katie Pedersen

Crushed It Workshop with Katie Pedersen

What else is in store this month:

  • Block of the month 2019

  • Door prizes!

  • No FQ Lotto this month!

  • No Free table this month!

  • Show and Tell

  • Potluck! See above for what to bring

  • Fundraiser sale! See above for info on donating and be sure to bring cash or checkbook!

  • If your quilt was at Sisters, please be sure to pick it up at the July meeting, along with any bag or container you sent with it

Upcoming Events:

  • Bus to Sisters! We still have a few tickets available on our bus this Saturday if you'd like to ride to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!

  • Hand Sew Happy Hour--Sunday, July 28th, 2pm-4pm

    • East Side: Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St, Portland

    • West Side: Jim & Patty's Coffee People, 4130 SW 117th, Beaverton

  • Open Sew Day--Saturday, August 3rd, 9:30 am-530 pm at Mill End Store, 4955 SW Western Ave., Beaverton (park around the side closest to Uwajimaya and knock on the keypad door if it's not propped open so you don't have to carry your supplies all through the store!)

  • New Member Mixer--The July New Member Mixer has been postponed to August due to events in downtown Hillsboro on the original date. We'll send out info as soon as we have the event reschedueld! This event will be at The Cotton Cure and will require signing up ahead of time!

  • 2019 Fall Retreat--We still have a couple of spots left for this rustic, simple retreat! October 25-27th in Corbett, Oregon.

Don't forget to bring:

  • Mugs for hot tea/cup for water

  • Show and Tell Quilts, we want to see what you've made! (1 per person, please)

  • Food for potluck

  • Cash/checkbook for sale

  • No free table this month, leave your freebies at home (but consider them for the sale?)

Cleanup After Meetings:
Thank you to everyone who helps set up for meeting, we really appreciate it! We are in need of more help after meetings though. If you’re physically able, please put away your own chair, and grab an extra one too if you can! Besides chairs we need assistance putting away tables, equipment, and the stage after meetings too.

Guests

Guests and non-members are welcome at guild meetings. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that. Please remember that to keep the guild running we need your support! If you've ever attended a meeting before, please be sure to pay the $5 guest fee or sign up for a membership at your next meeting!

We hope to see you on Thursday!

Doodle Quilt Workshop with Annabel Wrigley

Doodle Quilt Workshop with Annabel Wrigley

June 2019 Meeting Recap

President Erin Case kicked off the meeting by reminding members with June birthdays to pick up an extra raffle ticket. She reminded us of the coming Sam Hunter : Dingbats Redux” workshop (which is being rescheduled, stay tuned for new date) and the exciting upcoming meeting events – July Fabric Fundraiser and October Quilt Showcase.

July Fabric Fundraiser
The fabric fundraiser can include fat quarters or yardage, clothing, books and notions. We are supporting three charities this year: Human Solutions, Community Warehouse, and Scrap PDX. Sales must be check or cash-only. We cannot process credit card payments that evening. We are in need of volunteers to help run the sale! A special note, volunteers get first pick of items. Please visit our Fabric Fundraiser webpage to sign up to volunteer!

October Quilt Showcase
Maria is organizing the showcase this year and would love to have your help (set up and take down)! Mini-quilts made in the two fabric challenges will be shown along with juried quilts selected from member submissions. Submissions start July 19 and can include anything completed in the last 10 years (to commemorate our anniversary). Cannot include items shown in past showcases. September 1st is when submissions end and participants will be notified by September 9. There is limited space available and will require an RSVP (up to 120 people). More information about RSVPs to come at a later date. There will be drink, good eats, door prizes, and prizes for the mini challenges. We are in need of food donations, please email the guild if you have any suggestions for who we can contact.

Fabric Challenges and PMQG Pins
Participating members received Figo Fabrics and/or Paintbrush Studios fabrics for the 2019 Fabric Challenges as they checked in. We continued to hand out commemorative PMQG enamel pins. There are still members who have not picked up, so if your dues are all paid up for 2019, ask us for your pin!

100 Blocks in 100 Days
Patterns by Gnome Angel were available for anyone looking to take on the 100 blocks in 100 days (scroll to lower half of page) challenge, which is a PMQG fundraiser. A quilt selected from participants will win a prize! Be sure to use the hashtag to enter to win! #pmqg100days100blocks


Lana Lemur Pattern by June Speaker Elizabeth Hartman

Lana Lemur Pattern by June Speaker Elizabeth Hartman

Elizabeth Hartman
It was exciting to welcome one of our founding members, Elizabeth Hartman, to tell us about her approach to design and fabric design. As we tripped through the fields and jungles with her magical animals, she provided insight into color, mixing solids and prints, repeating patterns, and in-surface design. She is newer to the world of fabric design and has been purposely bundling pattern themes with her fabric design in recent years.

Get your PMQG swag on!

Other Announcements:

SWAG
Erin announced the upcoming guild SWAG (otherwise known as groovy PMQG-branded gear ) – traditional and v-neck tees, baseball shirts, hoodies, and PMQG sewing machine stickers. Our shirts are available for preorder NOW until July 31st. They will be delivered either via shipping or in person delivery at our August meeting. If you’re planning on picking up at our August meeting, please be sure to use the coupon code PMQGPICKUP for free shipping! Visit our merchandise page to find out more information and for the link to buy your shirts!

Prize Winners

Door prizes included:

QuiltCon Charity Quilt Designs
The Guild is soliciting member design ideas for the 2020 QuiltCon charity quilt.
If you are planning to go to 2020 QuiltCon, registration opens next Tuesday, June 25th. Be sure you can log in to the MQG website to ensure you will have no issues with registration on Tuesday!

BOM
Our July Block of the Month is on the website! Be sure to download your pattern!

Small Groups
Lily Logan is soliciting quilters for two new small groups – one in the southeast and one near the 217 corridor in Beaverton.

PNW MQG Meetup--Volunteers Needed
Portland will be hosting the PNW MQG Meetup next year in 2020. We are in need of volunteers to serve on the Meetup committee! Please email the guild to let us know you’re interested!

PMQG Swag!

PMQG Swag!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sisters Bus
There is still space available on the bus to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. We still need volunteers to staff the show and Erin has offered us cold beverages and a tented area to beat the heat. Visit our Sisters page to go to the sign up for volunteers!

Fall Retreat
Spots for our Fall Retreat are on sale now for anyone who didn't attend spring retreat! At 7 pm tonight, Sunday June 23rd it will be open to all PMQG Members. Visit our shop to reserve your seat!

New Member Mixer
Our next new member mixer is on July 20th from 4-6:30 pm at The Cotton Cure. Space is limited, so you’ll need to sign up to participate. Signups will go live on July 10th at 8 pm.

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, May 23rd, 2pm-4pm

  • East Side: Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St, Portland

  • West Side: Jim & Patty's Coffee People, 4130 SW 117th, Beaverton

July Open Sew Day
Saturday, July 6th, 9:30 am-530 pm at Mill End Store, 4955 SW Western Ave., Beaverton (park around the side closest to Uwajimaya and knock on the keypad door if it's not propped open so you don't have to carry your supplies all through the store!)

Our next meeting is July 18th, and we hope to see you then!

July Block of the Month, picture courtesy Sara Flynn    Below are the gorgeous quilts shown during our Show and Tell:

July Block of the Month, picture courtesy Sara Flynn

Below are the gorgeous quilts shown during our Show and Tell:

Fabric Challenge Reminder and #100Days100Blocks Fundraiser

Figo Fabric Print Challenge Signups Open Saturday 6/8 at 10:00 am
 

Reminder, if you've signed ups for the solids challenge, you can not sign up for the print challenge.  Our Google form will go live at 10:00 am on June 6th.  To sign up or find our more information, simply click the link : Figo Fabrics Challenge


HrfDfvRXQW6%2BQ8xMlJbEVQ.jpg

PAINTBRUSH STUDIO PAINTER’S PALETTE SOLIDS CHALLENGE


We have only 4 spots left in the Paintbrush Studios Fabric Challenge!  Be sure to grab one of those spots before they're all gone! 

Paintbrush Studio Sign Ups


Kinship 100 Block Fusion Sampler On Sale NOW!
 

Screen+Shot+2019-05-13+at+5.22.24+PM.png

Be sure to purchase your Gnome Angel Kinship 100 Block Fusion Sampler on our Website!  Sales close June 9th and patterns will be distributed at our June meeting.  This is a fundraiser for the guild, and $10 of each pattern purchased will go towards the guild!

All PMQG Members who participate in making the pattern and use the hashtag #pmqg100days100blocks will be entered to win a prize!  You do not have to have purchased your pattern from PMQG to win.  

Purchase Pattern Here

May Meeting Recap


President Erin Case kicked off the meeting with a short video promoting a film being shown at the NW Film Center on Monday, May 20 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus. A great way to be further inspired by this powerful 20th century art movement for the 2020  Sisters Quilt Show PMQG theme. You can watch the trailer at the top of this post.

Smiling members received our beautiful anniversary enamel pin on their way in the door. We’ll have them at all of our upcoming meetings, so if your dues are all paid up for 2019, pick up your pin!

P5161031.JPG

After a short introduction where she thanked business members Modern Domestic, Aloha Sewing and Vacuum and Montavilla Sewing Centers, Erin welcomed new members and guests and introduced speaker and member Irena Swanson. Irena, who by day is not-surprisingly an accomplished math professor.  Irena clued the membership in to the tips and tricks of streamlined quilt piecing.  You can get hands-on help with this efficient way of quilt-making at Irena’s Herringbone Quilt Workshop tomorrow, Saturday 18th, spaces are still available.

Check out the gorgeous work Irena presented here:


In addition to Irena’s workshop, our own Sam Hunter is offering her Dingbats Redux workshop at Mill End on June 29.

Lots of chances to participate at the May meeting! Over 60 dotted fat quarters were collected from members and were taken home by Michelle Marcus-Boyer (2 sets!), Marika Zimmerly-Beck and Kazumi Peterson.


May’s door prizes were:

A Kinship pattern and 8.5” square-up ruler from @gnomeangel with an Olfa rotary cutter won by Melanie Chu.

We also announced a guild fundraiser for the #100Days100Blocks Kinship Pattern. You can purchase via PMQG here. To find out more information about this awesome program, click here.

The April Modern Quilter’s Box was won by Eliza Lane. Modern Quilters Box is offering PMQG Members a 25% discount on boxes! The discount code is MQG25

Cris Pera won an issue of Curated Quilts, an Olfa rotary cutter, and a wool pressing mat from Gina Gao.



Fabric Challenges

Board VP Chris Batten reminded everyone about the rules for the two Fabric Challenges (solids from Paintbrush Studios and prints from Figo Fabrics).  For those members who had signed up for the solids challenge, fabric was distributed at the meeting.  Solications for participation in the Figo Fabrics challenge will start June 8th



Announcements:

MQG Announcements

  • There is an MQG Town Hall on May 28th at 11 am Pacific. Members are welcome to attend and submit questions.

  • There are currently two upcoming MQG webinars. On May 23rd there is Modern Quilts From My Grandmothers and on June 27th there is Beyond Modern Traditionalism: Blocks inspired by other Crafts. Find more information on the MQG Website.

  • Faculty and hotel information has been posted to the QuiltCon Website

  • We need your help designing our 2020 QuiltCon Charity Quilt! The theme is text, and you can see the color palette here. Submissions for the quilt design will be open until our July meeting, and is open to members who have opted in to the MQG.



Volunteer Needs:

We still have the following needs to help run the guild:

Sew Day
—Looking for 3-5 members to open/close Sew Day
—Larger car helpful, not required
—Time commitment: About an hour each to open and close

Scholarship Fund Raising
—Looking for members to support the scholarship fund
—Minimal time commitment.

Nominating Committee
—Identify members to serve on 2020 Board
—Time Commitment:  Minimal now, ramps up in the fall
—If you volunteer for this, you won’t have to serve on the board!

Hand Sew Happy Hour Host
—East Side location
—Time Commitment: 2 hours/month

Workshop Volunteers
—Assist the instructors with the workshop.
—Looking for 2-3 members



Look at all of these amazing Quilts that were shown during Show and Tell!

May 2019 Meeting Reminder

May Meeting Reminder

Please join us next Thursday, May 16th at 7pm, for our May meeting!

Where: St Andrew Catholic 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.

IMG_5558.jpg



To continue celebrating our 10 year anniversary, members can pick up a beautiful enamel pin at this month's meeting!

20190510_140714.jpg

May Fat Quarter Lotto:
For this month's FQ lotto, please bring a Polka Dot fat quarter!  Everyone who enters a fat quarter will receive an entry into the drawing to win the entire pile (or split into 2 or 3 piles/winners if we have many entries!)

May Presentation:
This month we're excited to welcome Irena Swanson! Irena will share her unique quilting methods that save time and increase accuracy. Irena will also be teaching a Herringbone Quilt Workshop using her methods on Saturday, May 18th.

Upcoming Presentations:

  • June: A trunk show by Elizabeth Hartman!

  • July: Stash Bust for Charity! We will have another event like we did last year. Members will donate fabric and quilting tools which will be sold during the monthly meeting. Proceeds will go to charity. More information to come!


Workshops on sale now:

Herringbone Quilt Workshop by Irena Swanson


Dingbats Redux by Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio:

Left: Herringbone Quilt Workshop with Irena  Right: Dingbats Redux Workshop with Sam

Left: Herringbone Quilt Workshop with Irena

Right: Dingbats Redux Workshop with Sam

Fabric Challenges:

PMQG has 2 upcoming challenges for 2019: Paintbrush Studio Painter’s Palette Solids Challenge and Figo Fabrics Print Challenge. For each challenge, members will receive 9 or 10 fat quarters and will make a mini quilt to be shown at the PMQG October Showcase. Space is limited to 40 members per challenge and each person may only sign up for and receive 1 challenge or the other, not both.

Sign-ups for the Painter's Palette Solids Challenge go live tomorrow, Saturday 11th, at 10 am. For more information, and to sign up, visit our website.

collage solids.png

What else is in store this month:

Upcoming Events:

  • Painter’s Palette Solids Fabric Challenge Sign-up: Saturday, May 11th at 10 am (see above!)

  • Need inspiration for next year’s Sisters Quilt Show Special Exhibit “Inspired by Bauhaus?”On Monday, May 20th at 7pm, the Portland Art Museum is showing a film celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus. Go here for tickets and more info.

  • Hand Sew Happy Hour--Sunday, May 26th, 2pm-4pm

    • East Side: Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St, Portland

    • West Side: Jim & Patty's Coffee People, 4130 SW 117th, Beaverton

  • Open Sew Day--Saturday, June 1st, 9:30 am-530 pm at Mill End Store, 4955 SW Western Ave., Beaverton (park around the side closest to Uwajimaya and knock on the keypad door if it's not propped open so you don't have to carry your supplies all through the store!)

Don't forget to bring:

  • Fat Quarter Lotto fabric (see above!)

  • Mugs for hot tea

  • Show and Tell Quilts, we want to see what you've made! (1 per person, please)

Cleanup After Meetings:
Thank you to everyone who helps set up for meeting, we really appreciate it! We are in need of more help after meetings though. If you’re physically able, please put away your own chair, and grab an extra one too if you can! Besides chairs we need assistance putting away tables, equipment, and the stage after meetings too.
 

Guests

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

We hope to see you on Thursday!

April 2019 Meeting Recap

Capture.JPG

Our April meeting started out with a few technical difficulties, oops! Thank you to everyone for being so patient as we figured it out! With President Erin out of town, Mary Ann and Kimberly B. led April's meeting. Special thanks to members Rachel C. and Elise for stepping up and helping out with the tech issues and Joyce for working the Fat Quarter Lotto station!

April's meeting was all about the Sisters Quilt Show! Board members presented ideas for our PMQG Sisters Quilt Exhibit theme for 2020. Those ideas were:

  • Animals.

  • Inspired by Bauhaus

  • Maximalism

  • TEN

  • Gaudi

  • Mosaic

  • Positive Space

  • Centennial of 19th Amendment

After the presentations, members had the chance to vote via bean on their favorite idea...and the winner for the theme of our 2020 PMQG Sisters Quilt Exhibit Theme was:

bauhaus.JPG

More Sisters News:

Volunteers still needed to staff our Bountiful Rainbows Quilt Exhibit for 1 hour time slots for the Saturday, July 13th show from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sign up here!

Want to experience the show but don't feel like driving to Central Oregon on your own? Buy a ticket on the PMQG Sisters bus! Bus leaves at 6:30 am sharp from Portland. $45

Workshops

We have 2 workshops going on sale May 4th at 6 pm!

  • Irena Swanson--Simple Herringbone Quilt Workshop, Saturday, May 18th, 10 am to 2 pm, Aloha Sewing and Vacuum, 7550 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OR. $45

  • Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio--Dingbats Redux Block Workshop, Saturday, June 29th, Beaverton Mill End Store, 4955 SW Western Ave, Beaverton. $95

Find the Shop Listings Here at 6 pm. Saturday, May 4th!

New Member Mixer Signups Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 am

Are you a new member? Or semi-new and would like to meet new people?

Sign-ups for our New Member Mixer go live tomorrow, Saturday May 4th at 9 am. There is limited space so you will need to sign up to go this event! Our Mixer is on May 11th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Cool Cottons. We'll have snacks and drinks, some fun mixer activities, some "older" members on hand to answer some questions, and door prizes! Cool Cottons will be closed to the public during the mixer but attendees will be able to shop!!

Cool Cottons

Cool Cottons

Fabric Challenges

We announced 2 upcoming fabric challenges! We're excited to work with the following companies:

  • Paintbrush Studio (solid challenge) May 11th signups  

  • FIGO Fabrics (print challenge) June 8th signups

Members will be able to sign up for 1 of these challenges, not both. Spaces are limited so keep an eye on the blog and your email, there will be plenty of information coming soon about these challenges!

April Door Prizes

Here are our lucky April Door Prize Winners! This month we had 4 door prizes as we were able to give away an extra Swag Bag from our Spring Retreat! Congrats to the winners and thank you to all of our generous sponsors! Please visit them on social media and be sure to thank them if you get a chance!dropcloth

  • Chelsea P. won:

    • Step-by-step Quilting book donated by Christina Cameli @afewscraps

    • 2019 Quiltcon magazine donated by Christina Cameli

    • Mini Mod dog kit donated by My Quilting Loft @myquiltingloft

  • Jennie M. won:

    • Tula Nova paper pieces, pattern and templates donated by Paper Pieces, @paperpiecesepp

    • Fat quarter bundle, donated by Fabricworm @fabricworm

  • Donna G won:

    • Fat quarter fabric bundle donated by Cloud9 @cloud9fabrics

    • Tea donated by Revival Tea Company, @revivalteacompany

    • By Annie pattern donated by Kimberly B.

  • Summer won:

    • PMQG swag bag inlcluding donations from Sam Hunter, @huntersdesignstudio, Susan Beal, @westcoastcrafty, Rebecca Ringquist, @dropcloth, and Katie Blakesley, @patterndrop

Block of the Month (BOM)

Our May Block of the Month is the PMQG Banner Block! 

banner block.JPG

Upcoming Meeting Presentations

Irena Swanson in May! Irena will share her streamlined methods for piecing that help with accuracy and for completing projects more quickly! Don’t miss her Herringbone Workshop either, it goes on sale Saturday, May 4th at 6 pm (see above).

Charity Program Announcements:

  • Charity Sew at Modern Domestic, Portland. See website for details

  • Charity Sew Support at Montavilla Sewing, Lake Oswego, May 9th, 10 am to 1pm

  • The Charity Zipper Bags program is in need of interfacing! Please follow the link to learn more about this program.

Other Announcements:

Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make April’s meeting and other events happen!

Design Week Portland

PMQG is excited to share the following information about Design Week Portland. One of our newest PMQG members, Kim Davis, is leading the PR for this year's festival. Register online at designportland.org.

Design Week Portland
April 6 - 13

Design Week Portland is a week-long festival with hundreds of events, talks, exhibitions, tours, workshops and open studios.  Programming illustrates what is new and interesting in the field of design from the perspective of designers who work across many practices - from graphic design and architecture, to fashion and apparel, to industrial design.  Discussions and demonstrations take place in every corner of the city from April 6 - 13.  The events are accessible to the public with a range of price points, including many free or low-cost options.  


A few events that might be of particular interest to the guild:

Design Week Pdx.jpeg

March 2019 Meeting Recap

Q3210005.JPG

Our tenth anniversary meeting on March 21 was a well-attended celebration with lots of time to enjoy cake after Sam Hunter’s fascinating talk. Erin welcomed new members with complimentary fat quarters and celebrated March birthdays. Thanks to Figo Fabrics, all members snagged a colorful charm pack on their way in the door.

Erin challenged long-time members to chat with people they don’t know and reminded everyone car pools are being organized via the PMQG website. Additional announcements included a reminder that the April meeting has been moved to April 25th due to a religious holiday at the church. One of the guild’s business members, Cotton Cure, is now open in Hillsboro. Hunter’s Design Studio has joined the guild as a business member this month.


Sam took us on a fascinating tour through the history of words on quilts and fiber arts, which ended in a very personal, and at times, teary story of her artistic evolution. Her talk culminated in her recently award-winning work “Why I’m A Feminist” which took third in the handwork category at QuiltCon. On display were some of her earlier works, including a series of stamped hospital gowns.

Upcoming workshops still have spots open:

herringbone3.jpg

Irena Swanson will be teaching her Simple Herringbone Quilt Workshop on May 18th from 10-2.  Irena is an expert at streamlining her sewing by sewing, and you’ll want to take this workshop to learn this process.  The scholarship will be open for applications from April 27 - May 3, and the workshop will go on sale on May 4th.

DIGITAL - Dingbat 2 sizes with background.jpeg

Sam Hunter will be teaching her Dingbats Redux Workshop on June 29th from 10 - 5.  This dynamic quilt is made of two different sized blocks and  is made without curves or set in pieces! The scholarship will go live for applications from April 27 - May 3rd, and this workshop will also go on sale May 4th.  



The Spring Retreat, happening in 3 weeks, is currently sold out with one on the waiting list. If you are interested, please sign up for the list as we’ve been able to accommodate several who wanted to add.

The 2019 Fall Retreat will go on sale Saturday June 21 for people not attending the spring retreat. Registration will open to all 2 weeks later.


This past weekend, the PMQG sponsored an exhibit of our member’s word quilts at the Northwest Quilters 45th annual show. We will also have an exhibit at the Clark County Quilt Show March 28-30 in Vancouver. Umpqua County Quilt Show “Reflections of the Northwest” at Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg April 26-28th .


The March fat quarter swap of PMQG logo colors generated a lot of participation and Tracy Dunlap, Sailor Holladay, Renee Pype, Christine Yi, and Jessica Dahmen all took away stacks of more than 10 fat quarters each.

moons.png

Sara Flynn introduced this month’s Block of the Month, Moons of Verner, continuing with the Mod Block Party theme.  Be sure to download your instructions on our website.


New VP of Technology and Social Media, Mary Ann Morsette, has organized a New Member Mixer on May 11 at Cool Cottons from 5:00-7:30pm. Cool Cottons will be closed, but members can shop and meet new folks while enjoying some light refreshments.

Once again, PMQG members proved to be generous and talented, donating 26 quilts to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in February. This year, we are donating charity zipper bags to the Portland Homeless Family Solutions.  Kits for both charity quilts and zipper bags are at the charity table.


The board suggested a ruler library to supplement the book library the guild maintains. We need your input about what rulers you’d like included here.

We had three Door Prizes for our March Meeting.  Our first set of prizes included a calendar from Curated Quilts, Island Batik fabric from Fabric Depot and the Mini Mod Dog kit from My Quilting Loft.  This prize pack was won by Laurisa Stubblefield.  Our second Door prize set was a calendar from Curated Quilts, 8 FQ from Figo Fabric’s Tropical Jammin’ collection and Soak and Flatter from Soak Wash.  This prize pack was won by Petra Anderson.  Our third set of prizes included a calendar from Curated Quilts and a 14 piece FQ bundle by Figo Fabric’s Mountain Meadow collection.  This final prize pack was won by LouAnn Tiedemann.  

We finished our meeting with a fantastic Show and Tell!

See you next month at our April guild meeting!

March 2019 Meeting Reminder

March Meeting Reminder

Please join us this Thursday, March 21st at 7pm, for our March meeting and 10th anniversary celebration!

Where:

St Andrew Catholic 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.

March Fat Quarter Lotto:
For this month's FQ lotto, please bring a fat quarter in a color inspired by our logo for our anniversary!  Choose a print or solid in bright turquoise/blue, pink, lime green, or black. Everyone who enters an FQ will receive an entry into the drawing to win the entire pile (or split into 2 or 3 piles/winners if we have many entries!)


March Presentation:
This month we're excited to welcome our very own Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio! Sam will be presenting her lecture and trunk show "The History of Word Quilts." Also on display will be Sam's QuiltCon winner for Third place in Handwork, "Why I'm a Feminist." She will have copies of her book, Quilt Talk, available for purchase along with over 60 of her patterns! Sam will accept cash, check, or credit/debit payments via Square and offer special discounts for PMQG members.
 

What else is in store:

  • Block of the month 2019

  • Door prizes!

  • Logo Colors Fat Quarter Lotto (bring one and join in!)

  • Show and Tell (sign up early online here)

Upcoming Events Still on Sale: Please follow the links for more info and to purchase.

Other Upcoming Events (Free to PMQG members):

  • Hand Sew Happy Hour--Sunday, March 24th, 2pm-4pm

    • East Side: Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St, Portland

    • West Side: Jim & Patty's Coffee People, 4130 SW 117th, Beaverton

  • March Charity Sew--Friday, March 22nd, 10 am-4pm, Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St, Portland **Last month we donated 37 Charity Quilts!! Yay PMQG!**

  • Open Sew Day--Saturday, April 6th, 9:30 am-530pm at Mill End Store, 4955 SW Western Ave., Beaverton (park around the side closest to Uwajimaya and knock on the keypad door if it's not propped open so you don't have to carry your supplies all through the store!)

Don't forget to bring:

  • Fat Quarter Lotto fabric (see above!)

  • An appetite for dessert--we're celebrating 10 years as a guild, baby!

  • Mugs for hot tea

  • Show and Tell Quilts, we want to see what you've made! (1 per person, please)

  • Cash, check, or card to buy loot from Hunter's Design Studio!

Guests

Guests and non-members are welcome at guild meetings. 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!

"Why I'm a Feminist" QuiltCon 3rd Place Winner in Handwork by Sam Hunter, Hunter's Design Studio

hds why im a feminist.jpg

February Meeting Recap

IMG_5945.JPG

On the super cold February 21st evening, we had a great turn-out to share our love of all things creative and made of textiles! Many of our members were in Nashville at QuiltCon including two that were award winners, Sam Hunter took third place in the Handwork category for “Why I’m a Feminist” and Christine Yi, won third among Small Quilts for her “You Are Here.” Matthew Stovall is on-site taking pictures and posting the PMQG Instagram page.

Guild President Erin welcomed 17 new members and celebrated February birthdays in addition to sharing exciting upcoming programming news.

Screen Shot 2019-02-05 at 1.15.06 PM.png



There are 5 spots ($95) still available for the Bite Sized Gem workshop with MJ Kinman on March 18th at Aloha Sewing and Vacuum.



Screen Shot 2019-02-18 at 2.08.58 PM.png


The evening’s speaker, and one of the PMQG’s original members, Susan Beal is offering a Log Cabin Block Party Workshop ($75) on April 27 at Mill End, Beaverton. This workshop goes on sale February 25th at 6pm.

BarnQuilt3.jpg


Sheila Sinclair Snyder’s Barn Quilt workshop had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather. The new date is May 4 and there are 4 spots ($100) available.

sacred.jpg



PMQG will be hosting Christina Cameli for a Wedge Quilt Workshop ($75) on April 6 from 10:00 - 4:00 at Kenton Historic Firehouse.  Workshop goes on sale 2/28 at 6:00 pm. Scholarship is available, apply at the class link above.  


The April meeting is being pushed back a week to April 25 because a religious holiday conflicts with our original date.

The prolific author of 9 books, Susan Beal took us on a lovely journey down the path of her crafty evolution from making clothing and jewelry for Portland shops to expert Log Cabin designer and artist. Members were able to comb through 22 years of her quilting journals containing drawings, instructions, and fabric swatches during the break. She provided tips on getting quilting labels made and invited everyone to join her at a Book Signing Party at Portland Craft bar on March 9, Saturday. Embroidery, books, and refreshments!

Check out these gorgeous quilts Susan shared:

PMQG/MQG

We finally have resolution on the MQG membership issue, thanks to results from a member survey, the hard conversations had by the volunteer task force, and board member Sara Flynn’s inquiry to the MQG about split membership fees. Our members were split virtually in half on the survey question of potentially leaving the MQG. Fortunately, a solution that serves both audiences was crafted.

PMQG will have two levels of memberships offered. The first is a local membership at a cost of $45.

The benefits of a local membership include:

  • Monthly Meetings

  • Sew Days

  • Charity Sew Days

  • Hand Sew Happy Hour

  • Special Events

  • Retreats

  • Workshops

  • BOM

  • Guild Level Voting

The second level of membership is a Local + National membership. For 2019 this requires an additional $10 fee. For members who this is a financial hardship, please email the guild and we can waive this fee for 2019 only.

The benefits of a Local + National Membership include the above benefits as well as:

  • Access to the MQG Online Community

  • Access to MQG Monthly Webinar Series

  • Access to free monthly quilt patterns and Block of the Month Series

  • Able to vote in MQG Board Elections

  • Opportunity to participate in inter-guild swaps and challenges

  • Discounts on conferences and events

  • Priority and early-bird registration on conference and event admissions

  • Discounts and special offers with MQG sponsors and affiliated companies

  • Pin and Blog Button

The board will make the effort to hear from every member what their preference is. If you’d like to have the Local + National membership, please notify us by either purchasing the add on fee in our web shop or emailing us for the fee waiver.

Anyone who wants a Local only Membership, should complete the form here. We need our members to notify us their preference by March 20th so we can pay the appropriate dues to the MQG for 2019.

We anticipate that PMQG dues will change for 2020, depending on the numbers of members who opt for each level of membership. This decision will be made in late Fall/Early Winter.

PMQG Anncoucements

Erin shared reminders about the many projects PMQG sponsors that you can participate in and outlined the still-open volunteer 2019 roles.

The next Open Sew Day is at Mill End Beaverton on March 2. The guild can hang quilts at Mill End from March 1 – May 1, participants are first come, first serve. If you’d like to submit your quilt, please email an image to the guild!

Mary Ann Morsette provided additional details about the Spring Retreat, which sold out faster than any to date. There is one open slot open and Mary Ann encouraged people to get on the waiting list if they are still interested.

Mary Ann also announced plans for a Fall Retreat at Menucha in Corbett, OR from October 25-27. The price will be under $200 and only two nights. The venue is more rustic, has one large sewing room, and good food. Registrations will be open for two days on June 21st, first to members who did not attend the Spring Retreat before opening to all on June 23rd .

Entrants for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show challenge Bountiful Rainbows are in the process of being juried. Participants will be notified by February 24th . We still need volunteers to staff the exhibit. Shifts will be around 90 minutes. If you are planning to attend or already have a place to stay, stay tuned for the signups!

The February Block of the Month has been posted to our website, the Smoosh Block. Please visit our BOM page to download your pattern!

The Fat Quarter Lottery of reds had lots of participants with Jessica and Deb walking away with some nifty new fabric to work with.

Our raffle prizes for the meeting were donated by June Tailor, Inc, Lark Cottons, Violet Craft, Tuva Publishing and Benartex Fabrics. Susan Beal donated three prize packs for a total of 6 prizes for the giveaway which also included notebooks from Vintage Fabric Studio! Our winners were Toni, Susan, Donna, Heather, Becky, Angel, and Andrea.


Everyone stayed a few extra minutes for a great Show and Tell. Check out the gorgeous works presented here:

Upcoming Quilt Shows

Below you’ll find the information about the upcoming quilt shows in the area.

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 10.40.22 PM.png



Quilters Anonymous Show

March 15-17, 2019

Evergreen State Fairground



Screen Shot 2019-03-06 at 8.36.56 AM.png


NW Quilters Show

With PMQG Word Quilts on Exhibit

March 22-23 at Portland Expo Center, Hall E-2

Admission $8.00/day, 12 and under free.

rs=w-1076,h-538,cg-true.png

Clark County Quilters Quilt Show

With PMQG Exhibit!

March 28 - 30

Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

April 11-13

  • WHERE: Portland Expo Center, 2060 North Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97217

  • HOURS: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday & Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday

  • ADMISSION: $10 for a 3-Day Pass - with coupon $5. A $5 OFF Admission Coupon is available to print out on our website www.quiltcraftsew.com 

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 10.41.47 PM.png

Everett Quilt Show Experience

April 25 - 27

Skinny mini swap info and signup

The skinny mini maker swap, Portland edition.

This swap has been inspired by the members of our guild not going to the spring sewing retreat. We are the ones staying home but still want to have some quilt fun, join us and let’s swap! This swap is only open to Portland Modern Quilt Guild members not because we don't love everyone but because we are an all volunteer run organization and can only give so much time to making the fun happen.

WHAT/SIZE: Every participant will make and receive a mini quilt.  The theme is “Portland” and it is the makers choice to interpret that theme in any way they choose. The size of this skinny mini is a max of 10” inches wide by 24” inches long. In true Portland fashion we are asking you to try and only use upcycled fabrics, to buy nothing to make this and encourage the use of alternative materials.

WHEN: Sign up’s start NOW through March 1st, 2019. You can choose to swap in person at the April sew day on April 6th at the Mill End Fabric store, or mail the package by April 8th, 2019. You will receive an email by March 3rd with the name of your swap partner.

WHERE: Everywhere that a PMQG member lives.

WHO: All mini quilt making lovers in our guild are welcome! We will do our best to partner you with someone of a similar skill level and will offer suggestions and reminders along the way. At this time the swap is only open to PMQG members. Check back in the future for more swap action!

WARNING: If you sign up for the swap and flake out on your swap partner your name will go on our list of banned swappers. If you cannot complete the mini swap challenge because life happens please send us an email, the sooner the better, and we will ask a swap fairy to take care of your partner and your name might not go on the banned list.

Please post your progress on Instagram using the hashtag #PDXskinnyminimaker so we can all see your lovely work and cheer each other on.


January 2019 guild meeting recap

2019 President Erin Case welcomed new and old members to the January meeting.  A lovely spread of member potluck was shared, along with chatter and new friends made at the round tables around the room.  We acknowledged 12 members who were able to join through scholarships and the January member birthdays.

sunrise.png

Erin shared the board’s goals for 2019: Community and Education. Some of our ideas about Community include celebrating our 10th year, our members and hopes to diversify our membership and work together on charity work. We’d like to work together on solving our challenges with the MQG rate increase and are exploring cost-conscious PMQG SWAG.  In thinking about Education, we want to revel in our many talented members, bring national speakers to our meetings, have fun with Block of the month, create opportunities for more people to participate through lotteries and scholarships.  Erin and board Veep Sara Flynn  announced the idea of starting a YouTube channel for BOM and announcements. Check out a preview of tutorials to come! https://app.biteable.com/watch/digital-sunrise-alternative-options-2140305/

PMQG members have several shows of Word Quilts showing.  The first exhibit is Outspoken:  Modern Quilts at PSU.  This show runs from January 14 - March 15.  On January 29th there is a Lecture featuring member Sam Hunter about “A Brief History of Word Quilts” from 5:30 - 6:30 at Lincoln Recital Hall.  Next, more PMQG Word Quilts are featured at the Lake Oswego Library to celebrate the Lake Oswego Reads program. This exhibit continues until the end of February.  Finally, PMQG member AnnMarie Cowley is showing Day of the Dead Quilts at Lake Oswego Library. These quilts were made to celebrate her daughter, born on the Day of the Dead.  

PSU show.png

A general request was made for volunteers as there are some board and committee positions still wanting for leadership.  Sew Day, in particular, is in urgent need of 4-6 volunteers.  It’s a great way to meet people, learn new techniques, and try volunteering on for size.

Jennie McKee  gave us an overview about the UFO Club and Anne Matlak  explained how books can be borrowed from the Guild library. Michelle Freedman  garnered over 50 participants in her low volume fat quarter lottery and the two lucky winners of 25+ fat quarters each were Mona Wu and Patty Nisbett. Sara said next month the lottery (or Blottery) would be a Block Lottery.  If you’re interested in participating, make an extra January Block of the Month, the Digital Sunrise.  Blocks will be collected and grouped together with winners will be chosen via raffle from the participants at the February meeting.  

Share your quilts at the clark County show!.png

Erin announced several calls for participation at regional quilt shows.  The  Clark County Quilters have invited PMQG to have a special exhibit.  If you’ve ever been interested in showing your quilts, this is a great first chance!  The first 10-15 quilts submitted will be accepted into the exhibit. To submit your quilt, email the guild with a photo!   The Willamette Valley show is happening in Albany February 1 and 2nd.  

Our spring retreat is coming up, April 11 - 14 at Camp Tilikum in Newberg, OR.  Registration for this year’s retreat will post on the PMQG website at 10am on February 2.  The cost is $275  There are sleeping accommodations for 32 and additional volunteers are needed. This year it will be organized by the two original organizers, Mary Ann Morsette and Kim Lumapas. A fall retreat location is being explored, so stay tuned!

OPEN CALL FOR RAINBOWS!.png

Kimberly also requested volunteers to staff the meet and great PMQG table at the show in Sisters and shared speaker information for February and March. We’re excited to host a barn quilt painting workshop with Sheila Sinclair Snyder on February 9.  One spot is still available.  

MJ Kinman will be teaching a Gem Workshop on Monday, March 18.  Spots for this workshop will be going on sale on February 9th, stay tuned for the announcement of the time!

Treasurer Judy Livingston gave us an overview of the Guild’s financials for 2018 (positive balance of $1,500) and our budget for 2019.  The board has allocated this money to  increase the opportunity for scholarships this year, as well as our Charity quilting.  Judy indicated that we are coming into the year with a hold-over balance or reserve from several years.

SPECIAL TASK FORCE.png

Erin kicked off a spirited discussion about the increase in MQG membership this year, the benefit of being members, and asked the group to contribute ideas of ways the MQG could benefit our Guild more directly. A good cross section of thoughts were shared with many members strongly expressing their desire to stay in or out.  It was agreed that a member survey would help us come to consensus and many felt a vote should be held before our payment is due in March. Susan Beal offered to put together a task force to identify specific requests for MQG to bring forward before the next meeting.  

Three of our members will represent the huge talent Portland has in this year’s Quilt Con: Sam Hunter, Karen Lee  and Rachel Cook. Erin requested they share images and details about their work so the Guild can promote them through social media.

DOOR PRIZES!.png

As the evening came to an end, the winners of the January raffles were announced.  Ann Jenkins won a Fancy Forest quilt pattern donated by Elizabeth Hartman and fat quarters.  Maryann Todd-Thompson won 2 Charm square packs donated by Robert Kaufman and The Applique Book. And Chelsea was ecstatic to win the English paper piecing book donated by Tuva Publishing and Charm pack from Benartex Fabrics.

Check out the slideshow of quilts we got to see at the meeting posted below!

December Meeting Recap

PC064830.JPG

Reflections from our 2018 President, Kimberly Bennefield.

This has been an absolutely amazing year, as your president. You are an extremely talented group of individuals, free spirits, deep thinkers. You are brave and passionate in your beliefs.

 I came into this position as an opportunity to grow this new passion that I discovered almost 3 years ago and to stretch myself to get out and meet new people and learn new things.  I didn’t have an established history with the guild, yet you welcomed me as a new quilter and then a new guild president.

 As a leader, it is important to establish goals for yourself. In doing so, for me, I really thought long and hard about what I’d experienced as the essence of this group of makers.  I thought about how my spirit was fed through all the artistic expressions, pain, joy and all the emotions in between. I thought about how much I’d learned about quilting, as well as myself. I truly came to understand how connected this guild is to the community and in all the ways we not only give back, but pay forward.  I didn’t truly think about numbers, I thought about growth. Ultimately a number can simply be a goal to help you expand your thinking, like that runner always trying to beat her best time. As a result, we have had so many ideas and opportunities rolling in, that this next year is sure to continue to be fun and exciting for PMQG.

 As the new quilter on the block, you see things from new and different perspectives that won’t always be popular with everyone.  I’ve done my best to be a positive contribution both in spirit and in leadership. Any challenge for me, I try to understand the blessing that I am meant to walk away with.  Just as a broken bone heals and is stronger for going through it.

 So as the year concludes and we move forward into the new year, I want to make sure that you all understand just how much I feel that you have blessed me.  Thank you.

 We kicked off our final meeting of 2018 with a video featuring Matthew Boudreaux aka Mister Domestic. Kimberly welcomed our guests, wished happy December birthdays, and invited us to renew our PMQG dues for 2019. Individual memberships, Business memberships, Business sponsorships can be purchased here. Scholarships are available - please apply for a guild scholarship here.  You’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of the page.  

 Kimberly thanked the outgoing 2018 PMQG officers and acknowledged our terrific 2018 volunteers.  

PC064845.jpg

Programs coordinator, Susan Beal, welcomed Denyse Schmidt, our December guest speaker. Denyse shared her personal story with an inspiring presentation about her family, art school life, venture into becoming an entrepreneur and how she developed her artistic vision and point of view. From sewing her very first handmade projects as a young child to studying modern dance, typography, and stone-cutting, and finally designing the stunning quilts and iconic fabric she’s known for today, her vision and her path forward have been steadfast and remarkable. Her “inspiration photos” finale, drawing on everyday objects like the back of a delivery truck on a highway, road signs, and weathered brick walls, illustrated some of what sparks the impactful designs she brings to life in her work. She shared everything from personal photos to sketchbook pages, gallery shots, and images of her quilts on beds in catalogs, magazines, and collectors’ homes.

Denyse brought a graphic, high-contrast black and pale gray Woven quilt, a charming ticking-striped Free-Wheeling Single Girl with a navy background, and a brand-new geometric triangles quilt, improvisationally pieced with dynamic red and orange stripes, to show as a finale. (Click the above photos for a larger picture)

 Denyse taught the Free-Wheeling Single Girl quilt and debuted the world premiere of her latest quilt Woven over two days of workshops. There are some wonderful photos that Denyse shared on social media, and many photos from our members. Check out some of them on our website! Patterns and acrylic templates for those who pre-ordered have arrived. Class participants have been emailed with details, and we will be selling signed books, fabric, and Free-Wheeling Single Girl templates at the January meeting for any members who are interested!

 Raffles and Door Prizes

PC064973.JPG



Kelly Gordon was thrilled to win Northwest Passage!

 



Florence DiJulio won the UFO draw.

Our monthly door prize raffle prizes were donated by Benartex Fabrics, Landauer Publishing, C & T Publishing, and our generous members. Thank you everyone for the donations! Congratulations to our winners!

Bespoke BOM:

 We celebrated a year of pieced plaids during Show and Tell. It was wonderful to see so many gorgeous quilt tops at the December meeting for a group photo! Michelle Freedman’s Bespoke Block instructions are on our website and include fun alternate layouts. Share your blocks on social media #pmqg2018BOM #BespokeBOM

Ride Share

We have a new online carpool sign-up for guild meetings, workshops, and sew days. You can add a carpool, join a carpool, and join a waitlist. Use the notes section to provide details on your trip.

 2019 Meetings

Our first PMQG guild meeting for 2019 is January 17th.  We are planning a potluck, volunteer mixer, and some other fun surprises. Sign-ups for the January Show and Tell are online now and will be available on the night of the meeting.

 Workshops

We are excited to welcome Sheila Snyder who will host a Barn Quilt painting workshop. Sign-ups will go live on Monday, December 17 at 6 pm. Class fee is $100 which includes the supply fee.  The workshop will be held at the Kenton Historic Firehouse on February 9th.  

 Quilt Show

PMQG Word Quilts will be shown at PSU January 14-March 18. We are all invited to attend a lecture and reception on Tuesday, January 29 at 5:30 pm at the Lincoln Recital Hall. PMQG member Sam Hunter will speak about the history of word quilts. This event is free.

 MQG Dues

We have received a response from the MQG regarding the proposed dues increase for 2019. Our counter-proposal to pay the International dues rate, based on providing our own 501c3 and insurance benefits, was reviewed by the MQG Board of Directors and was not accepted. Kimberly Bennefield has stepped forward to be our 2019 MQG liaison and has reached out to our regional MQG coordinator and will continue researching options that are in the best interest of our guild and growing community, including our PMQG membership, as appropriate, throughout the process.

 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

The PMQG Special Exhibit Theme is Bountiful Rainbows. Watch out for details in January about submitting your Bountiful Rainbow Quilt to the exhibit. The quilt does not need to be finished, just the quilt top.

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show will be held on Saturday, July 13. We are planning to have a bus again for this fun day.

Our special exhibit description is as follows:

Welcome to PMQG's special exhibit of rainbow quilts.  For many a rainbow represents a promise of peace, revealing itself after a torrential storm.  For others, it represents unity, as we see it connecting the earth and the sky. The riches we seek do not exist at the end of these rainbows.  They are found in the bounty of color and life within. These quilts reflect our reality of living a Bountiful Life, under rainbows, while we create rainbows.  We hope you enjoy.

 We will see you at our next meeting on January 17!

A look at our gorgeous Show and Tell Quilts:

SUMMARY OF UPCOMING EVENTS

Calendar of Events

December 23 - East & West Side Hand Sew Happy Hour, 2-4 pm

January 5 - Open Sew Day Mill End Beaverton, 9:30-5:30 pm

January 17 - Volunteer mixer, awards ceremony. Potluck 7-9 pm

January 27 - East & West Side Hand Sew Happy Hour, 2-4 pm

January 29 - PMQG Word Quilt lecture and reception, PSU Lincoln Hall, 5:30 pm

February 2 - Open Sew Day Mill End Beaverton, 9:30-5:30 pm

February 9 - Sheila Sinclair Barn Quilt Workshop, 9:30-4:30











Show and Tell:

December Meeting Reminder

We hope you can come to our next guild meeting, December 6th from 7-9 pm.  

Here's what's happening:

DenysePortrait_GaleZucker.jpeg



Fabric and Quilt Designer Denyse Schmidt will be our speaker, time permitting there will be a question and answer session!  Prepare to be inspired!


Holiday Potholder Swap:  Bring your handmade item in a paper bag to the December meeting. Make sure to include a note inside with your first and last name, email and Instagram handle so that the recipient can thank you.  Minimum for participation is 2 coasters, or 1 potholder or 1 oven mitt.  

fullsizeoutput_5134.jpeg
L%%gqxLGSkuwKUgTZ2oRUA.jpg



Charity Quilt Raffle - Tickets are available for presale on our website, 6 tickets for $10.  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the PMQG Charity Program.  Find out more details in the PMQG Shop!


Show and Tell - Remember we've gone paperless and you can sign up to show your quilt here.  

Door Prize Raffles!

Here’s what to bring:

  • Completed charity blocks or quilts

  • Your 2018 BOM Blocks/Quilts/Quilt tops for a photo

  • Completed zipper bags 

  • Quilt for Show and Tell – limit one quilt per person

  • Your nametag (for an extra raffle ticket!)

  • A mug for tea

  • Any quilt-related items you have for the Free Tables

Needed:

  • A few volunteers who can arrive at 6:30 to help with meeting room setup

Upcoming Events:

December 1:  Open Sew Day at Mill End
December 6:  Monthly Guild Meeting
December 7 and 8:  Workshops with Denise Schmidt
December 7:  Charity Sew Day at Modern Domestic
December 23:  Hand Sew Happy Hour East/West sides