President Erin Case kicked off the meeting with a short video promoting a film being shown at the NW Film Center on Monday, May 20 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus. A great way to be further inspired by this powerful 20th century art movement for the 2020 Sisters Quilt Show PMQG theme. You can watch the trailer at the top of this post.
Smiling members received our beautiful anniversary enamel pin on their way in the door. We’ll have them at all of our upcoming meetings, so if your dues are all paid up for 2019, pick up your pin!
After a short introduction where she thanked business members Modern Domestic, Aloha Sewing and Vacuum and Montavilla Sewing Centers, Erin welcomed new members and guests and introduced speaker and member Irena Swanson. Irena, who by day is not-surprisingly an accomplished math professor. Irena clued the membership in to the tips and tricks of streamlined quilt piecing. You can get hands-on help with this efficient way of quilt-making at Irena’s Herringbone Quilt Workshop tomorrow, Saturday 18th, spaces are still available.
Check out the gorgeous work Irena presented here:
Lots of chances to participate at the May meeting! Over 60 dotted fat quarters were collected from members and were taken home by Michelle Marcus-Boyer (2 sets!), Marika Zimmerly-Beck and Kazumi Peterson.
May’s door prizes were:
Board VP Chris Batten reminded everyone about the rules for the two Fabric Challenges (solids from Paintbrush Studios and prints from Figo Fabrics). For those members who had signed up for the solids challenge, fabric was distributed at the meeting. Solications for participation in the Figo Fabrics challenge will start June 8th
If you have a quilt accepted into our 2019 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Special Exhibit, your quilt is due by June 8th.
There are still spots available for our PMQG Bus headed to Sisters. The first 40 members who sign up get a SWAG BAG!
We still need volunteers to staff our exhibit at Sisters. This is a great way to meet new people and let them know how awesome our guild is! The link is on our Sisters page here.
Two new small groups are coming together! Check out our Small Groups Page for more information
Our 2019 Showcase will be October 17th. Check out our Showcase Page for more information!
Our 2nd Annual July Fabric Fundraiser is happening July 18th! We need your suggestions on what charities you’d like to support! More information to come about this!
There is an MQG Town Hall on May 28th at 11 am Pacific. Members are welcome to attend and submit questions.
There are currently two upcoming MQG webinars. On May 23rd there is Modern Quilts From My Grandmothers and on June 27th there is Beyond Modern Traditionalism: Blocks inspired by other Crafts. Find more information on the MQG Website.
Faculty and hotel information has been posted to the QuiltCon Website
We need your help designing our 2020 QuiltCon Charity Quilt! The theme is text, and you can see the color palette here. Submissions for the quilt design will be open until our July meeting, and is open to members who have opted in to the MQG.
We still have the following needs to help run the guild:
—Looking for 3-5 members to open/close Sew Day
—Larger car helpful, not required
—Time commitment: About an hour each to open and close
Scholarship Fund Raising
—Looking for members to support the scholarship fund
—Minimal time commitment.
—Identify members to serve on 2020 Board
—Time Commitment: Minimal now, ramps up in the fall
—If you volunteer for this, you won’t have to serve on the board!
Hand Sew Happy Hour Host
—East Side location
—Time Commitment: 2 hours/month
—Assist the instructors with the workshop.
—Looking for 2-3 members
Look at all of these amazing Quilts that were shown during Show and Tell!