September 2019 Meeting Reminder--Annabel Wrigley

September Meeting Reminder

Please join us next Thursday, September 19th at 7pm, for our September meeting!

Where: St Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211
The meeting will be in the community center, which is behind the main church building. There are two parking lots.

September Fat Quarter Lotto:
This month the theme for the Fat Quarter Lotto is: Halloween Fabric!
Bring 1 or more FQs that fit the theme to be entered into the drawing to win a stack of FQs!


September Presentation:
This month we are excited to welcome Annabel Wrigley! A little about Annabel, in her own words:
"I am an Aussie mum, author and designer living in rural Virginia. I own Little Pincushion Studio, a sweet little space where I teach many little sewing pixies everything they need to know to go forth and conquer the world of sewing and creating. When I am not teaching, I am busy coming up with a million and one projects for my kids sewing classes and designing quilt fabric for Windham Fabrics.

I offer step-by-step video classes through Creativebug — an online subscription site. They have hundreds of classes in their library, making it very likely that you will find something for all the creative folks in your family, big and small."

Please see below for info on her workshop!

Upcoming Presentations:

  • October: Third Annual PMQG Quilt Showcase at Lagunitas Community Room. See below for full info and to RSVP (remember, only guild members are allowed at this showcase due to space constraints, no guests.)

  • November: Bill Volckening

  • December: Annual Holiday Party, Potluck, Swap, & Sale (this meeting is always 1 week early due to events at the church!)

Upcoming Workshops:

The Doodle Quilt Workshop with Annabel Wrigley

Be sure to check the shop to see if we currently have a space available in this class, there has been quite a bit of movement in the last couple of days! At the time of this writing we have one space available! If you miss out on that, please add your name to the Wait List! (scroll to the middle)

  • Date: Friday, September 20th, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Location: Kenton Historic Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon Ave, Portland, OR

  • Cost: $75

  • On sale: Now

  • Supply list is available online (scroll to the bottom)


Dingbats Redux Workshop with Sam Hunter

Class Description:

Dingbats Redux is a modern block based quilt with NO curved or set-in piecing. The quilt has two sizes of blocks, set into a generously sized lap quilt.

Skills: all straight seams, some bias edges, good 1/4'' seam accuracy needed, templates.

In class, we start with a fabric discussion, tuning fabric selections for the best results. Then we get to sewing, making one or two blocks for the day. We'll cover accurate 1/4'' seam setup, cutting with templates, stacked ruler cuts, tips for managing bias.

Sam is a fun, encouraging, and relaxed teacher who irons and rips for her students, and provides chocolate!

  • Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm

  • Location: Aloha Sewing and Vacuum, 7550 E Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123

  • Cost: $95

  • On Sale: Now

Dingbats Redux Workshop with Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio

Dingbats Redux Workshop with Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio

Fabric Challenges:

The last Deadlines for our current fabric challenges are coming up! Full details below, but most importantly: Email pics of Figo challenge to the guild by September 19th, and bring your mini quilts to September's meeting so they can hang in the October Showcase!

Full info on both challenges

Paintbrush Studio Painter's Palette Solids Challenge:

  • If you didn't turn your mini quilt in at last month's meeting, please bring it to September's meeting if you would like it to hang in the October Showcase!

  • Please use the following hashtags:

    • #painterspalettesolids

    • #pmqg2019solidschallenge

  • Be sure to tag both @pbsfabrics and @portlandmqg

Figo Fabrics Prints Challenge

  • Email picture of mini quilt to guild by September 19th for Figo Fabrics Print Challenge

  • Bring your mini quilt to September's meeting to turn in for the showcase

  • Please use the following hashtags:

    • #pmqg2019printschallenge

    • #FIGOfabrics

  • Be sure to tag both @figofabrics and @portlandmqg

Prize Categories
Mini quilts from both challenges will hang at the October Challenge and prizes will be awarded there in the following categories for both challenges:

  • Best use of provided fabrics

  • Piecing Perfection

  • Awesome Quilting (machine or hand)

  • Viewer's Choice (voting at October Showcase)

PMQG would like to thank Gail Weiss (and husband!) of Phantom Chicken Screen Printing for her recent print fundraiser! If you ordered shirts or hoodies from Gail with the PMQG Logo, all of the profits go to the guild thanks to Gail's generosity. Thank you, Gail and Greg!


October Showcase
Our 3rd Annual October Showcase is fast approaching! This is a wonderful event held at a different location and slightly earlier start time than our usual meetings. Spend the evening admiring fellow PMQG member's beautiful quilts (including the mini quilts from our 2 current challenges), eating, drinking, and socializing with fellow members!

Thank you to our Showcase Committee, headed by Maria Cardenas, for putting so much hard work into this event. Remember to RSVP to come to this event, and that due to space constraints only members are allowed, no guests in October!

When: Thursday, October 17th, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Lagunitas Community Room, 237 Northeast Broadway Street, #300, Portland, OR 97232
Cost: Free to Members, but must RSVP to attend

PMQG Members—RSVP Here to attend our Showcase!

What else is in store this month:

  • Block of the month 2019

  • Door prizes!

  • FQ Lotto! See above for details

  • Show and Tell

  • If your quilt was at Sisters, please be sure to pick it up if you missed it last meeting, along with any bag or container you sent with it. Kimberly still has 3 Sisters quilts and would really love to get them back to their owners!

Upcoming Events:

  • Hand Sew Happy Hour--Sunday, September 22nd 2pm-4pm

    • East Side: Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside St, Portland

    • West Side: Jim & Patty's Coffee People, 4130 SW 117th, Beaverton

  • Open Sew Day--Saturday, October 5th, 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!)

  • October Showcase--Thursday, October 17th from 6:30-9:00 pm at Lagunitas Community room in place of our regular meeting. Please see full info above and to RSVP

  • 2019 Fall Retreat--We are currently sold out for this rustic, simple retreat, but please join the waitlist! October 25-27th in Corbett, Oregon.

  • 4th Quarter New Member Mixer--Saturday, November 9th (Time TBA). Montavilla Sewing Lake Oswego Location, 429 1st Street, Lake Oswego. Signups available October 1st at 10 am.

Don't forget to bring:

  • Mugs for hot tea/cup for water (please DO NOT go into the kitchen and help yourself to cups, those are not for us to use)

  • Show and Tell Quilts, we want to see what you've made! (1 per person, please)

  • Fat Quarter for Fat Quarter Lotto

  • Figo or Painter's Palette Mini Quilts to turn in for Showcase

Setup & Cleanup for this month's Meeting:
Thank you to everyone who helps set up and tear down for meetings, we really appreciate it! This month a few board members are out of town so we will need extra help. Please consider staying for 5 minutes after the meeting to assist with putting away chairs, the stage, etc. Thank you!


Guests and non-members are welcome at all guild meetings, except for our October Showcase due to space restraints. Guests are free for the first visit; $5 for each visit after that. Please remember that to keep the guild running we need your support! If you've ever attended a meeting before, please be sure to pay the $5 guest fee or sign up for a membership at your next meeting!

We hope to see you on Thursday!

Don't forget that Raffle Tickets are on sale for our QuiltCorn Charity Quilt! Buy them early! Raffle will take place at our December meeting and proceeds will go to the Oregon Food Bank.  Get 6 Raffle Tickets for $10!

Don't forget that Raffle Tickets are on sale for our QuiltCorn Charity Quilt! Buy them early! Raffle will take place at our December meeting and proceeds will go to the Oregon Food Bank. Get 6 Raffle Tickets for $10!