Meeting 061611


  • Our July meeting will be a picnic, once the location is confirm we will announce further plans
  • Sisters Quilt Show is next month (July 9) and 18 PMQG member quilts will be displayed there.
  • Members, please watch out for a survey email coming to your inbox soon.

10 MINUTE TUTE by Michelle: One seam notebook covers
Michelle showed everyone how to make a basic notebook cover that requires zero hand sewing and only one seam.
PROGRAM Quilt Market Recap
Kristin of Sew Mama Sew, Monica of Happy Zombie (designer of Happy Mochi Yum Yum fabric), and Traci of Hip Fabric of gave us their perspective and recap of Spring Quilt Market.
  • Quilt Market is a trade show; Kristen and Traci go there to buy fabric and fill their days with appointment with fabric company reps
  • Monica goes there to promote her fabric line (authors and designers are another group that goes to Quilt Market)
  • QM is great for scoping out new fabric, patterns and books that you haven't seen
  • QM helps fabric retailers see trends, and get fabric/patterns to make store samples
  • QM is also great for swag giveaways; some of which Kristen, Monica and Traci shared with PMQG as giveaways
  • Schoolhouse is the day before Quilt Market and filled with 20-minute slots for companies/designers/lines to tell you about their products in more detail; sometimes these are short classes but those are geared towards brick & mortar stores

Petra showed us an old family quilt and her the father's day gift she made for her husband (oh no, that picture was blurry!)

Ale showed us Pinwheels & Postage Stamps she made for her mom. She recommended the Missouri Quilt Company half square triangle method.

Marcia showed us an untitled quilt

Rachel showed us her interpretation of wheat fields (and we got to compare it to Kristen's interpretation of wheat fields from Project Modern Challenge #1)

Cathy showed us her Bernina cozy

Anne showed us her signature quilt (she used a micron to write on kona cotton)

Heather showed us her Trip Around the World

Suzanne showed us a recent quilt

Cherri showed us the stage cover she made for Portland "Nofest": fabrics included pieces of belly dance costumes, shower curtains, curtains, and more

Jill showed us her lawn-chair quilt top

Jen showed us her "It better get sunny in Portland or I'll kick its butt" quilt that used up every last bit of yellow fabric in her stash, she used a variegated yellow to quilt it

We filled a table with scraps as we came in to the meeting and before we left everyone dug through to grab stuff they liked. That was A LOT of a fabric