March Meeting Recap

our March Meeting was all about COLOR

But first, some announcements:

Sign-ups for the PMQG UFO Club have been extended to March 24th.  You can sign up, submit your projects list, and pay online.  Don't forget to use the hashtag #pmqgufo when posting photos of your quilts in progress and, especially, your finished quilts. 

Flight Plan by Stephanie Ruyle

Flight Plan by Stephanie Ruyle

Our first workshop is Saturday, April 22rd from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Stephanie Ruyle.  It is currently full, but there is a wait list.  There are two full scholarship spots available for this workshop.  PMQG members can request a scholarship by submitting the scholarship form on the workshop page of our website by March 23rd.


There are six additional workshops scheduled this year:

Workshop descriptions will be available soon on our website.  A printable calendar of 2017 Lectures, Workshops, and Events can be found on our Calendar of Events page.

For future workshops, scholarships will be assigned prior to open registration so that applicants will have the option of registering if they do not receive a scholarship.  Recipients are limited to one scholarship per year. All scholarship recipient information is confidential.

Based on survey results, we have cancelled the August picnic and will be having a regular meeting in August.

Our October meeting will be a showcase of PMQG member quilts and will be held at the Lagunitas Community Room (237 NE Broadway).  Beer and appetizers will be served. We will have more details to share with you soon.

Our Small Groups Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Lund, is helping to facilitate the small quilting groups that are now forming.  If you are interested in participating in a small group, email us at  Julie will have sign-up sheets for all of the small groups at our April meeting.

PMQG Charity Quilt shown at February meeting

PMQG Charity Quilt shown at February meeting


Cath Hall talked to us about our charity quilts and the joy they bring to their recipients.  We have already provided Camp Erin with 7 quilts for this year's campers, and we have given 22 to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital's PICU.  The next Charity Sew Day is March 23rd at Modern Domestic.  


Member Allyson Enriquez spoke to us about her nonprofit, Butterfly Boxes PDX, which partners with Catholic Charities to give every refugee arriving in Portland a welcome bag.  They are seeking quilts for their upcoming fundraiser.  If you would like to help, please contact Allyson.

Thank you to everyone who has been busy making zipper bags for Rose Haven - so many wonderful bags have been donated. We will be delivering all of the bags and supplies to Rose Haven soon. Keep on making the bags - we will announce our next organization at the April meeting.


Quilts we're making

March BOM by Anne Matlak

March BOM by Anne Matlak

The March BOM was unveiled.  Instructions for all of the blocks are available on our website.  Post your blocks to social media with the hashtag #pmqg2017BOM.

Meredith Hobbs presented information about lettering styles you may want to use in your Word Quilt Challenge quilt.  Word Quilts will be the theme of our special exhibit at the 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, so if you are considering submitting your quilt for the exhibit, please keep in mind that it must be no smaller than 40" and no larger than 102" on any side.

Elizabeth Hartman is generously offering PMQG members a 50% discount on her Refrigerator Magnets pattern through April 30th.  Links to free alphabets can be found on our website.  Post your Word Quilt progress on social media using the hashtag #PMQGspeaks2017.

exploring color

Christina Cameli talks about her Wedge Quilt

Christina Cameli talks about her Wedge Quilt

We had four fabulous PMQG members showing their quilts and speaking about how they use color in their work.  Thank you, Gail Weiss, Michel McDowell, Kristin LaFlamme and  Christina Cameli, (check out Christina in the new PBS TV show Fresh Quilting, which is available to MQG members on the MQG website).


wrapping up

This month's raffle prize winners were:

  • Micaela Marcus-Boyer, who won the Noodlehead and Clover bundle, which contained Rain Walk fabric and a Caravan Tote pattern donated by Anna Graham of Noodlehead, batting donated by Quilters Dream, and a Clover magnetic pincushion.

Mims Copeland with part of her raffle prize

Mims Copeland with part of her raffle prize

Mims Copeland won the Cotton + Steel June Tailor bundle containing a stack of Cotton + Steel fat quarters donated by Fabric Depot (it's their 25th birthday this month -- 25% off everything all month and cake and prizes on Saturday, March 25th!), Warm 80/20 batting donated by The Warm Company, and a Shape Cut strip cutting mat donated by June Tailor.


  • Roz Hamar won the Heather Jones Studio and Emma Jean Jansen bundle containing a 16-piece fat quarter bundle  of Heather Jones Studio's Conservatory fabric, the book By The Bundle by Emma Jean Jansen, and batting donated by Quilters Dream.


Scrappy Spiderweb by Suzanne Gray

Scrappy Spiderweb by Suzanne Gray


We finished up with our always inspiring Show and Tell.  All of the quilts can be seen here.  No login or password is necessary.







Charity Sew Day
Thursday, March 23rd, 10 - 4
Modern Domestic, 422 NE Alberta St

Don't forget: PMQG members get 20% off at Modern Domestic all day on Charity Sew Day!

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, March 26th, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane #700, Beaverton

Open Sew Day
Saturday, April 1st, 10 - 8
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave

For those not going to the Spring Retreat, Nicole Howe, Kelly Cole and Sam Hunter will be hosting an Un-Retreat at April Open Sew Day.  There will be a fun "meet your fellow members" trivia game and the raffling of prizes (including retreat swag bags) all day long.  You get one raffle ticket just for coming and another for wearing your nametag! There will be (more or less) hourly drawings throughout the day (winners must be present).