President Erin Case kicked off the meeting by reminding members with June birthdays to pick up an extra raffle ticket. She reminded us of the coming Sam Hunter : Dingbats Redux” workshop (which is being rescheduled, stay tuned for new date) and the exciting upcoming meeting events – July Fabric Fundraiser and October Quilt Showcase.
July Fabric Fundraiser
The fabric fundraiser can include fat quarters or yardage, clothing, books and notions. We are supporting three charities this year: Human Solutions, Community Warehouse, and Scrap PDX. Sales must be check or cash-only. We cannot process credit card payments that evening. We are in need of volunteers to help run the sale! A special note, volunteers get first pick of items. Please visit our Fabric Fundraiser webpage to sign up to volunteer!
October Quilt Showcase
Maria is organizing the showcase this year and would love to have your help (set up and take down)! Mini-quilts made in the two fabric challenges will be shown along with juried quilts selected from member submissions. Submissions start July 19 and can include anything completed in the last 10 years (to commemorate our anniversary). Cannot include items shown in past showcases. September 1st is when submissions end and participants will be notified by September 9. There is limited space available and will require an RSVP (up to 120 people). More information about RSVPs to come at a later date. There will be drink, good eats, door prizes, and prizes for the mini challenges. We are in need of food donations, please email the guild if you have any suggestions for who we can contact.
Fabric Challenges and PMQG Pins
Participating members received Figo Fabrics and/or Paintbrush Studios fabrics for the 2019 Fabric Challenges as they checked in. We continued to hand out commemorative PMQG enamel pins. There are still members who have not picked up, so if your dues are all paid up for 2019, ask us for your pin!
100 Blocks in 100 Days
Patterns by Gnome Angel were available for anyone looking to take on the 100 blocks in 100 days (scroll to lower half of page) challenge, which is a PMQG fundraiser. A quilt selected from participants will win a prize! Be sure to use the hashtag to enter to win! #pmqg100days100blocks
It was exciting to welcome one of our founding members, Elizabeth Hartman, to tell us about her approach to design and fabric design. As we tripped through the fields and jungles with her magical animals, she provided insight into color, mixing solids and prints, repeating patterns, and in-surface design. She is newer to the world of fabric design and has been purposely bundling pattern themes with her fabric design in recent years.
Get your PMQG swag on!
Erin announced the upcoming guild SWAG (otherwise known as groovy PMQG-branded gear ) – traditional and v-neck tees, baseball shirts, hoodies, and PMQG sewing machine stickers. Our shirts are available for preorder NOW until July 31st. They will be delivered either via shipping or in person delivery at our August meeting. If you’re planning on picking up at our August meeting, please be sure to use the coupon code PMQGPICKUP for free shipping! Visit our merchandise page to find out more information and for the link to buy your shirts!
Door prizes included:
A 3-month subscription from @atlas_coffee and two patterns by Elizabeth Hartman (one donated by a member), Hazel the Hedgehog and Preppy the Whale were won by Marika Zimmerly-Beck (good night for her!).
The dog lover prize donated by @Bark box included two cuddly toys and some treats and it was pair with Elizabeth Hartman’s Legendary and Pointy pattern went home with Madison Stapleton. Bark Box donates a portion of their proceeds to dog rescues.
QuiltCon Charity Quilt Designs
The Guild is soliciting member design ideas for the 2020 QuiltCon charity quilt.
If you are planning to go to 2020 QuiltCon, registration opens next Tuesday, June 25th. Be sure you can log in to the MQG website to ensure you will have no issues with registration on Tuesday!
Our July Block of the Month is on the website! Be sure to download your pattern!
Lily Logan is soliciting quilters for two new small groups – one in the southeast and one near the 217 corridor in Beaverton.
PNW MQG Meetup--Volunteers Needed
Portland will be hosting the PNW MQG Meetup next year in 2020. We are in need of volunteers to serve on the Meetup committee! Please email the guild to let us know you’re interested!
There is still space available on the bus to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. We still need volunteers to staff the show and Erin has offered us cold beverages and a tented area to beat the heat. Visit our Sisters page to go to the sign up for volunteers!
Spots for our Fall Retreat are on sale now for anyone who didn't attend spring retreat! At 7 pm tonight, Sunday June 23rd it will be open to all PMQG Members. Visit our shop to reserve your seat!
New Member Mixer
Our next new member mixer is on July 20th from 4-6:30 pm at The Cotton Cure. Space is limited, so you’ll need to sign up to participate. Signups will go live on July 10th at 8 pm.
Hand Sew Happy Hour
Sunday, May 23rd, 2pm-4pm
East Side: Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St, Portland
West Side: Jim & Patty's Coffee People, 4130 SW 117th, Beaverton
July Open Sew Day
Saturday, July 6th, 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!)
Our next meeting is July 18th, and we hope to see you then!