July 2019 Meeting Recap

We need to hear your voice!  All of the design submissions for the 2020 QuiltCon Charity Quilt are in!  To have your voice heard, be sure to vote for your one favorite quilt here.  The quilt design selected by the guild will be patterned and kits made for members to pick up at the upcoming meetings for sewing.  Voting will be open for one week.  

July 2019 Meeting Recap

On Thursday the 18th, we met for our 7th meeting of the year for our 2nd Annual July Fabric Fundraiser.  This year’s fabric fundraiser benefited Human Solutions, specifically their Lilac Meadows Project, Community Warehouse and ScrapPDX.  A big thank you to all of our members who donated fabric, volunteered to run the sale and all of our members who shopped.  Thanks to your efforts, we raised a total of $1,540!  


A gentle reminder that visitors to the meeting are allowed only one free meeting.  If you decide not to join the guild, but want to continue to attend meetings, all other meetings are $5/meeting.

PMQG Library will be hosting a scavenger hunt next month--with prizes!  Be sure to familiarize yourself with the library and all it has to offer before then!

July’s New Member Mixer has been postponed due to a street festival.  The rescheduled date is August 18th from 4 - 6:30 at The Cotton Cure, 133 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro.  Signups will be available on August 3rd at 10:00 am.  

Fall retreat is currently sold out, waitlist is available on our website.  

Find instructions for this month’s block of the month Jawbreaker/Purple Rain on the website.  

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2019 Fabric Challenges

Our two fabric challenges still have fabric available for the taking!  All the rules/tags and other important info is available on our website.  


PMQG Merchandise is Available!  All sales benefit the PMQG Scholarship Program!

2019 Paid Members - Be sure to pick up your enamel pin--this is a benefit for all current members!

Quilt labels are available to purchase on Spoonflower!

Preorders for PMQG shirts continue until the end of the month. If you’re planning on picking your shirts up at the August meeting, be sure to use the coupon code PMQGPICKUP for free shipping!

Volunteer Opportunities

PMQG currently has needs for the following positions. If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more, email the guild at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com

  • Quilt Show Coordinator - We’ve been messaged with opportunities for hosting a quilt show/sale for a local church. In order to make this happen, we’re in need of someone who can run this small show as well as others in the future.

  • 2020 PNW MQG Meetup - this committee’s chair, Mary Ann is looking for others to join her in planning the 2020 PNW MQG Meetup. Guilds from around the Pacific NW are invited for a weekend of sewing and other activities.

  • 2020 Retreats Committee - Have you been to a lot of our retreats and have great attention to detail? Then you are perfect to join our 2020 Retreats Committee. Our current committee is stepping down, and if you’d like the guild to continue to offer these enjoyable weekend experiences, we’ll need your help in organizing them!

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Connect with Kimberly to pick up your 2019 Bountiful Rainbows quilts via the guild email!

We started learning a bit about Bauhaus for our 2020 Special Exhibit.  Check out the Sisters 2020 Page for the slides that were presented during the meeting!  

A reminder--if you’re interested in submitting a quilt for Sisters 2020, quilt designs/quilt tops are due for the Sisters Jurying process in February!

Crushed It Quilt Block Workshop with Katie Pedersen

Crushed It Quilt Block Workshop with Katie Pedersen

Modern Quilt Guild Updates

PMQG Showcase

  • Happening October 17th, 2019, Theme: Celebrating 10 Years.

  • Submissions for quilts is currently open!

  • Quilts can be from minis to Queen sized, and completed in the last 10 years.

  • You can submit up to 5 works.


Please be sure to thank the following companies for donating this month’s raffle prizes, Sassafras Lane, Michael Miller, Quilters Dream, and Curated Quilts.  

Show and Tell:

Upcoming Dates

June 28 - Eastside/Westside Handsew Happy Hour

August 3 - Open Sew Day at Mill End

August 8 - Charity Sew Support

August 15 - July Guild Meeting

Double Trouble Quilt Workshop with Katie Pedersen

Double Trouble Quilt Workshop with Katie Pedersen