November Meeting Recap

Fall has been lovely in the Oregon and last Thursday was no exception! We kicked off our meeting with a Creative Live video featuring Cheryl Arkison. Kimberly welcomed our new members, shared a review of our 2018 goals, and said hello and happy birthday to our members and guests.


Programs coordinator, Susan Beal, welcomed Anna Maria Horner, our November special guest speaker. Anna shared her sewing and quilting journey with us and charmed us with a trunk show of her stunning colorful and artistic quilts. Anna’s workshops were outstanding and we enjoyed shopping at the pop-up shop guild member Kristi Villani, owner of My Quilting Loft, set up with the entire Conservatory collection. Check out the great photos on social media from our members. For anyone going to QuiltCon Nashville watch for special late night shopping events at Anna’s shop Craft South!

Photographs below show the selection of quilts Anna Maria showed the guild (click for larger pictures!):

 Your votes have been counted. Results are in. 133 members voted and approved all nominees.  

 The board for 2019 will be:   

  • President:  Erin Case

  • Vice President of Technology and Social Media:  Sara Flynn

  • Vice President of Membership and Procurement:  Chris Batten

  • Secretary:  Cherie Martin Irwin

  • Treasurer:  Judy Livingston

  • Programs Coordinator for Meetings:  Kimberly Bennefield

  • Programs Coordinator for Workshops: Michelle Freedman

 Both bylaw amendments were approved.

We still have many opportunities for volunteering throughout the year. We hope you will consider one of the vacant positions for 2019: Open Sew Day Coordinator (2 people), New Member Table Coordinator, Small Quilt Group Coordinator, MQG Liaison, Nominating Committee (3 people) and Scholarship Fundraising.


Birdies Quilt Raffle by Sam Hunter’s mini group gathered a record breaking 1083 undies for the Raphael House.

Our monthly door prize raffle winners prizes were Nancy Stovall, Coleen Barnhard, and Karen Townsend. Thank you to Michael Miller Fabrics, That Patchwork Place, Elizabeth Hartman, and Art Gallery Fabrics for the donations.



Michelle Freedman presented the Gingham Block, the final block in the #bespokeBOM series. Make sure to bring your blocks, quilt top, or finished quilt to the December meeting for a group photo! Bespoke Block instructions are on our website and include fun alternate layouts. Share your blocks on social media #pmqg2018BOM


 Our last PMQG guild meeting for 2018 is December 6. We are thrilled to welcome Denyse Schmidt, author, quilter, textile designer, and teacher. Waitlists for the Free Wheeling Single Girl and Woven workshops are available on our website. A reminder that the the workshops will be held at the Kenton Historic Firehouse.

 Join the Holiday Pot Holder/Oven Mitt/Mug Rug exchange! 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 the recipient can thank you.

 Sign up in advance for the December Show and Tell are online and will be available the night of the meeting. Sign-ups are now paper-less and will be on our website and available the night of our meeting.

 We have sent a response letter to the MQG regarding the proposed dues for 2019. We are waiting for a reply and will communicate updates as information is available.

Here are the gorgeous quilts presented during our inspiring show and tell:

We will see you at our next meeting on December 6!


Calendar of Events

November 25 - East & West Side Hand Sew Happy Hour, 2-4 pm

December 1, Open Sew Day Mill End Beaverton, 9:30-5:30 pm

December 6 - December PMQG Meeting with Denyse Schmidt, 7-9 pm

December 7, Charity Sew Day 10-3 at Modern Domestic, Alberta St.

December 7 and 8, Denyse Schmidt Workshops

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