May Meeting Recap

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:

In addition to Irena’s workshop, our own Sam Hunter is offering her Dingbats Redux workshop at Mill End on June 29.

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:

A Kinship pattern and 8.5” square-up ruler from @gnomeangel with an Olfa rotary cutter won by Melanie Chu.

We also announced a guild fundraiser for the #100Days100Blocks Kinship Pattern. You can purchase via PMQG here. To find out more information about this awesome program, click here.

The April Modern Quilter’s Box was won by Eliza Lane. Modern Quilters Box is offering PMQG Members a 25% discount on boxes! The discount code is MQG25

Cris Pera won an issue of Curated Quilts, an Olfa rotary cutter, and a wool pressing mat from Gina Gao.

Fabric Challenges

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


MQG Announcements

  • 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.

Volunteer Needs:

We still have the following needs to help run the guild:

Sew Day
—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.

Nominating Committee
—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

Workshop Volunteers
—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!