June Meeting Recap

Our June meeting was all about LATIFAH SAAFIR!

But first, some announcements:

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is Saturday, July 8th.  Be sure to stop by the PMQG Special Exhibit, Community in Quilts. 

Small Quilt Groups
If you signed up for a small quilt group at a meeting but never heard from us, we may not have been able to read your email address.  Please email the guild if you are interested in joining a small group and would like more information.

Greenery by Moya Lehman

Greenery by Moya Lehman

QuiltCon 2018
MQG member registration for QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena began on June 26th.  

There are two QuiltCon challenges.  It appears that sign ups for the Michael Miller Our Yard Fabric Challenge are closed.  For The American Patchwork & Quilting Flying Geese Challenge, participants are asked to modernize a traditional flying geese block (any variation is acceptable), and make it into a modern quilt using modern quilting elements. More information about the challenges can be found on the QuiltCon website.

The theme of the QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt Challenge is Modern Traditionalism.  We are soliciting ideas for our PMQG Charity Quilt until June 30th.  Designs that fit the theme of Modern Traditionalism can be submitted in the form of a hand or computer-generated drawing. Designs should be composed of blocks that can be kitted and distributed to members for sewing.

Please email your design ideas to the guild (portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail.com) by June 30th and AnnMarie Cowley and her committee will pick a winner.  You can also email the guild if you would like to volunteer to make a block or two for this quilt.  We can't wait to see what our talented members come up with! Remember, the winner will receive a mini quilt made especially for them by AnnMarie Cowley!

Block of the Month
The June Block of the Month was presented.  The instructions for the June BOM and all previous months' blocks can be found on our website.  Be sure to check out the Tips section for information about sewing an accurate quarter-inch seam.



June BOM by Anne Matlak

June BOM by Anne Matlak

Charity Projects
PMQG donated 41 charity quilts in June!  This trimester we're making quilts for the Legacy Hospice Passage Quilts program and the Doernbecher Children's Hospital PICU.  Information about these organizations and size requirements for the quilts can be found here.  This summer we're partnering with Back-2-School Fresh to make pencil cases for local schoolchildren who need them.   Information about the organization and links to free pencil case patterns can be found here.

Latifah Saafir

Latifah Saafir gave an incredibly inspiring and moving presentation about Being True to Your Inner Artist.  She also brought many quilts to show us, including her brand new quilts made to showcase her latest fabric line, Double Dutch (coming soon to Fabric Depot!). The photo recap of Latifah's lecture can be found on the PMQG Flickr page.

Workshops and Showcase

The July 22nd workshop with Jen Carlton Bailly is now full, but you can sign up on the waitlist and we'll contact you if a space becomes available.

Sailor's Delight by Rebecca Ringquist

Sailor's Delight by Rebecca Ringquist

Rebecca Ringquist of Dropcloth Samplers will be teaching an embroidery workshop entitled Draw, Trace, Stitch! for PMQG on August 19th.  Details can be found here. Scholarship requests are open until July 10th.  PMQG members can apply for a scholarship here

The Showcase of PMQG Member Quilts will be held on Thursday, October 19th.  Due to space constraints, this is a members only event and, due to catering requirements, members will be required to RSVP.  We hope you are making quilts for the Showcase or have in mind a special quilt you want to submit.  Members may submit up to three quilts for consideration, but only one quilt per member will be shown.  More information (including size specifications) will be posted on our website soon.

Wrapping Up

Three of our members won fabulous raffle prizes in June:  

Julie Walters with part of her raffle prize

Julie Walters with part of her raffle prize

Virginia Hammon won the Hoffman Fabrics Bundle, with items donated by Hoffman California Fabrics, Quilters Dream Batting and Sunflower Quilts.

Julie Walters won the Elizabeth Hartman Bundle, with items donated by Elizabeth Hartman, Fabric Depot, C&T Publishing, June Tailor and The Warm Company.

Elise Makler won the Noodlehead / Amy Sinibaldi Bundle, with items donated by Noodlehead, Art Gallery Fabrics and Quilters Dream Batting.

Apples by Jessica Prosper

Apples by Jessica Prosper

As always, we enjoyed a fabulous show and tell of quilts made by our wonderfully creative members, all of which can be seen on Flickr

Upcoming Events

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

Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, July 23rd, 2 - 4
Eastside - Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St
Westside - Craft Pour House, 16055 SW Regatta Lane, Beaverton

Current information about all PMQG events and activities can always be found here.

June Meeting Slides