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!

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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

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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


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 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!