April 2019 Meeting Recap

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Our April meeting started out with a few technical difficulties, oops! Thank you to everyone for being so patient as we figured it out! With President Erin out of town, Mary Ann and Kimberly B. led April's meeting. Special thanks to members Rachel C. and Elise for stepping up and helping out with the tech issues and Joyce for working the Fat Quarter Lotto station!

April's meeting was all about the Sisters Quilt Show! Board members presented ideas for our PMQG Sisters Quilt Exhibit theme for 2020. Those ideas were:

  • Animals.

  • Inspired by Bauhaus

  • Maximalism

  • TEN

  • Gaudi

  • Mosaic

  • Positive Space

  • Centennial of 19th Amendment

After the presentations, members had the chance to vote via bean on their favorite idea...and the winner for the theme of our 2020 PMQG Sisters Quilt Exhibit Theme was:

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More Sisters News:

Volunteers still needed to staff our Bountiful Rainbows Quilt Exhibit for 1 hour time slots for the Saturday, July 13th show from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sign up here!

Want to experience the show but don't feel like driving to Central Oregon on your own? Buy a ticket on the PMQG Sisters bus! Bus leaves at 6:30 am sharp from Portland. $45

Workshops

We have 2 workshops going on sale May 4th at 6 pm!

  • Irena Swanson--Simple Herringbone Quilt Workshop, Saturday, May 18th, 10 am to 2 pm, Aloha Sewing and Vacuum, 7550 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OR. $45

  • Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio--Dingbats Redux Block Workshop, Saturday, June 29th, Beaverton Mill End Store, 4955 SW Western Ave, Beaverton. $95

Find the Shop Listings Here at 6 pm. Saturday, May 4th!

New Member Mixer Signups Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 am

Are you a new member? Or semi-new and would like to meet new people?

Sign-ups for our New Member Mixer go live tomorrow, Saturday May 4th at 9 am. There is limited space so you will need to sign up to go this event! Our Mixer is on May 11th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Cool Cottons. We'll have snacks and drinks, some fun mixer activities, some "older" members on hand to answer some questions, and door prizes! Cool Cottons will be closed to the public during the mixer but attendees will be able to shop!!

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Fabric Challenges

We announced 2 upcoming fabric challenges! We're excited to work with the following companies:

  • Paintbrush Studio (solid challenge) May 11th signups  

  • FIGO Fabrics (print challenge) June 8th signups

Members will be able to sign up for 1 of these challenges, not both. Spaces are limited so keep an eye on the blog and your email, there will be plenty of information coming soon about these challenges!

April Door Prizes

Here are our lucky April Door Prize Winners! This month we had 4 door prizes as we were able to give away an extra Swag Bag from our Spring Retreat! Congrats to the winners and thank you to all of our generous sponsors! Please visit them on social media and be sure to thank them if you get a chance!dropcloth

  • Chelsea P. won:

    • Step-by-step Quilting book donated by Christina Cameli @afewscraps

    • 2019 Quiltcon magazine donated by Christina Cameli

    • Mini Mod dog kit donated by My Quilting Loft @myquiltingloft

  • Jennie M. won:

    • Tula Nova paper pieces, pattern and templates donated by Paper Pieces, @paperpiecesepp

    • Fat quarter bundle, donated by Fabricworm @fabricworm

  • Donna G won:

    • Fat quarter fabric bundle donated by Cloud9 @cloud9fabrics

    • Tea donated by Revival Tea Company, @revivalteacompany

    • By Annie pattern donated by Kimberly B.

  • Summer won:

    • PMQG swag bag inlcluding donations from Sam Hunter, @huntersdesignstudio, Susan Beal, @westcoastcrafty, Rebecca Ringquist, @dropcloth, and Katie Blakesley, @patterndrop

Block of the Month (BOM)

Our May Block of the Month is the PMQG Banner Block! 

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Upcoming Meeting Presentations

Irena Swanson in May! Irena will share her streamlined methods for piecing that help with accuracy and for completing projects more quickly! Don’t miss her Herringbone Workshop either, it goes on sale Saturday, May 4th at 6 pm (see above).

Charity Program Announcements:

  • Charity Sew at Modern Domestic, Portland. See website for details

  • Charity Sew Support at Montavilla Sewing, Lake Oswego, May 9th, 10 am to 1pm

  • The Charity Zipper Bags program is in need of interfacing! Please follow the link to learn more about this program.

Other Announcements:

Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make April’s meeting and other events happen!