Holiday Party

Holiday Party & Swap and Sell Info

Get ready to party at our December meeting! Every year PMQG has a Holiday Party instead of a regular meeting in December. On tap: lots of mingling, a potluck, Show and Tell, our annual Holiday Swap, a Swap and Sell, Quilt Raffles, and a presentation from Elizabeth Hartman on her new book, Patchwork City!

When: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 (second Thursday), 7-9 pm
Where: St Andrew Church, 806 NE Alberta St.
What to Bring: A potluck item (see below), beer or wine for yourself, Show and Tell, your swap item, and lots of cash for the Swap and Sell as well as for the quilt raffles!

For the Potluck, please bring:

If your last name starts with A-M: Something Savory
If your last name starts with N-Z: Something Sweet

Swap and Sell:

Our Swap and Sell is for our members to sell their handmade items (or swap them!) with each other. If you are interested in having a half table, please email the guild at portlandmodernquiltguild @ gmail .com to reserve space. Space is limited! If you only have one or two items, you may put them on the community table with your name and price listed, no need to email to reserve space.

Holiday Swap:

If you are participating in the Holiday Swap and picked up a swap baggie of fabric at our November meeting, bring the swap item you created back in December! You may wrap your swap or leave it unwrapped, but please be sure to put your name and your swap partner's name on it! If there is a significant amount of fabric left over, be sure to return that to your partner as well.


2015 Membership opened at our November meeting. You may pay for 2015 Membership online or at the Holiday party or any other meeting.

Quilt Raffles:

We will be raffling a couple of quilts that we made as a guild this year! Quilt raffle tickets are $5 each, or Buy 4, Get 1 Free (5 for $20). What quilts might you win? The Guild Medallion Quilt and one of the Monaluna Quilts will up for grabs!

The Holiday Party is sure to be a blast, hope to see you there!

2014 Holiday Swap

Our December Holiday Party is fast approaching, and with it our annual Holiday Swap!

2012 Holiday Swappers

If you're unfamiliar with the process, here is how it works: Anyone who wants to swap puts their chosen fabrics in a sandwich sized ziplock bag. Along with your fabrics, include a slip of paper with the following info~ Name, Email Address, Blog/Pinterest/IG, and a few options for ideas of things you might like to get your partner started. 

Note: If you missed October's meeting or forgot to pick up a bag, feel free to use your own bag or to pick one up at the beginning of November's meeting. Don't forget to add the info above!

 At the November meeting we'll swap bags of fabric and we'll make something for the recipient, to bring back at the December Meeting/Holiday Party. You'll then receive an item back made with your own fabric. Happy Swapping!

December Meeting Reminder

Party! Raffle! Swap + Sell!
December's meeting is, as always, a week early due to the Holidays. Join us the second Wednesday in December! Members, Non-members and family members invited!

When: Wednesday, December 11th, 7:00pm

Where: *new location in the Alberta Arts Disctrict*

St Andrews Church
806 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211

The party will be in the Community Center, which is behind the main Church building. There are two parking lots.

2012-2013 PMQG Members

There is also kids room and two babysitters if you would like to bring your kiddos. Space is limited, so please email the guild to confirm your spot. This is FREE (tips are appreciated)

December is our annual Holiday Party!
  • Please bring a dish to share for the potluck. If your last name begins:
    • A-L, please bring a savory dish. 
    • M-Z, please bring a sweet dish.
    • The officers will supply non-alcoholic drinks. You may bring your own alcoholic drinks if you like.
  • Show and Tell!
  • Swap + Sell! Swap + Sell returns just in time for the holidays! Bring your cash, we'll have an area set up for PMQG members to swap and sell their handmade items as well as craft supplies.  Each vendor will get half of a table space. *For the Swap and Sell, we will also have a community table open, if you only have 1-3 items you want to sell or swap, please label them with your name and price to put on the shared table. *Please email the guild if you would like to sell at this event, we have a limited number of spaces available and it is first come, first serve*
  • Raffle! Two different group guild quilts will be raffled off to help support PMQG programs and membership costs. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Cash only.

Don't forget to bring: 
  • Your completed swap item for your swap partner!
  • Your potluck item, as assigned above
  • Charity BOMs! The November BOM was Convergence by Quilt Dad/John Q. Adams
  • Cash or check in the amount of $40 for 2014 membership. If you would like to pay with debit or credit card, the price is $41.50 to cover fees.
  • Cash for raffles, $5 a ticket. The proceeds will go to support PMQG.
  • Money to purchase and/or items to sell for the Swap and Sell!
Raffle Quilt #1 Neon Group Quilt 2013

December Holiday Meeting

Our 2012 President Susan Beal giving away Ruby Star Wrapping.

Nancy our little seen Treasurer hard at work renewing memberships for 2013. 

Some of the holiday gifts from our Holiday swap. We had so many this year it was inspiring! 

See all the projects with their recipients at the end of the post. 

We handed out our Madrona Road Fabric for the Modern Quilt Guild Winter Challenge. We will have a post up this week with all the details we announced at the meeting. 

At the meeting this month we also had a raffle. Two of our Cotton Couture quilts were raffled off raising over $500 for the Children's Relief Nursery and Bradly Angle House. 


I shared my quilt for Elizabeth Hartmen for our holiday swap.
A twin quilt top I put together for Hurricane Sandy relief. 

Linda Nussbaum shared her Patchwork Squares Baby Quilt.

Veronica B. shared some finished UFO's, her Baby Spider Web block, 
her Small Spider Wed and Pontiac Star Quilt, 
and lastly her Michael Miller challenge block made into a mini quilt.

Soon to be new Board Secretary (my job) Amber Wilson brought a quilt she designed for her 5 year old nephew. "He has a little attitude thus the "Blah Blah Blah" fabric was a perfect fit". 
Back. Amber is AGypsiSoul on Flickr.

Sara Quigley shared "It's a T-Shirt Quilt". All t-shirts from I think her daughter ACU student. 

Kim Lumapas, future Programs Board member, shared her Hexie Kist mini quilt. Kim is Perfection Not Included on Flickr.

Nikki Paresi brought her Baby Boy Blue quilt, her first quilt!

Rachel shared 3 quilts she quilted for the Guild. We made them at the Seattle Meetup and they will be donated to the Children's Relief Nursery
The Modern Cross quilts are from a pattern in Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin book. 
The Stitch and Flip Quilt is a pattern from Katie's Quilting Modern book. 

Cherri Langley shared Got the Blues? made using a 4 patch block plus a half square triangle block to make a new block.
She also shared this quilt.

Bill Crane brought his Red and Yellow Barn Raising Quilt. 
Also his Squares quilt.

Kelly Cole shared her Vintage Rework quilts. Made from a huge 16 patch top she cutup and reworked. 
2nd quilt

Anne Woodman shared her Ghastly Quilt.
She also shared Frankie's Quilt her first machine quilting applique. 

Lara Giles shared Penelope's Quilt a baby quilt for a co-worker.

Ale Kloch shared her Christmas pillows 

Cathy Fowler shared her Shaker quilt. 
Also her Modern Log Cabin Crosses top from Susan's book.

Chris Pera brought her Mekong Quilt. A white whole cloth quilt made by women in Cambodia and Vietnam all had quilted. 

Michelle Freedman, our 2013 President, shared Same but Different. For her cousin's new twins. 

Susan Paris brought her Christmas Tree mini quilt. This was made from member Monica's fabric Susan won at a summer meeting. 

Elsa Hart shared Quinn's Quilt. Made with Bonnie and Camille fabric. 

Jennifer Gleich brought her first modern quilt top an Anita Hartmann Design. 

Chelle Casey-Stevenson brought her Summersville Quilt. 

Heather Davidson shared her Vintage Whole Cloth quilt.
Also her finished Eames inspired quilt. 

Jolene Knight shared her Sun Bonnet Sue quilt quilted for her family.

All of our happy members with their Holiday Swaps! 

This is my last meeting recap! I had such a wonderful time being on the Board this year and am looking forward to many more years of learning, sewing, laughing, and swapping with our wonderful Guild. 
Happy Holidays Everyone! 

Swap Details

For those first time Holiday Swappers bring your item unwrapped with a to and from tag attached. To see some items from last years swap check out this post

We're getting the fabric ready for the Madrona Road challenge and looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you all. 

While we wont have our normal presentations this month we will still be doing a show and tell.

 See you all tomorrow!

Click here for the free printables via Kelli Murray's Art and Design. 

Ready, Set, Renew!

It's time to renew your membership for another year of quilty goodness--brought to you by your Portland Modern Quilt Guild.

As a special incentive to become a member in 2013, we'll have special "members-only" give-aways at our December meeting. Some of the items on our list (checkin' it twice) include:
  • "Modern Log Cabin Quilting" book by Susan Beal
  • "Sweetwater's Simple Home" book
  • "The Liberty of London Home Sewing" book
  • "Transparency Quilts" book
  • Goodie bag from Bolt
  • Comic book cardboards for fabric organizing
  • Fat quarter set from Sew, Mama, Sew
  • Gift certificate for quilting at Just Quilting from Nancy Stovall
Membership in the Portland Modern Quilt Guild is $25 per calendar year, beginning on January 1 and ending December 31, 2013. The fastest and easiest path to membership is through our website. Just click on the Membership page and use the Buy Now button.

Modern Log Cabin Quilting

New for 2013! PMQG Membership Directory. In response to requests from our members, you'll have the option of adding your name and e-mail address to a members-only directory. Only your name and e-mail, and only if you choose.

Your Portland Modern Quilt Guild
  • You can find friends who "get" it, who share the thrill of the {fabric} hunt, your latest treasure, and the finally(!) finished project.
  • Monthly meetings are chock full of quick tutorials, timely presentations and the much-anticipated "Show & Tell". And treats!--thanks to generous members.
  • Special guests like Kathy Miller, Angela Walters and Lisa Anne Logan, bringing the wide world of quilting to you.
  • Members are eligible for the free fabric challenges--in 2012 we had three!
  • Members can show with the guild--in 2012 our guild was represented at Sisters' Quilt Show, NW Quilt Expo, and special exhibits at Island Quilter and Quiltworks quilt shops.
  • Sew Days! This year we hosted six, including a special sew&swap day at Staver Locomotive.
  • Swaps, meet-ups and field trips with other Modern Quilt Guilds; this year included Kansas City, Vancouver BC, Bend, Seattle, Eugene, and Bend.
  • Special discounts at local fabric shops, PNCA classes and QuiltCon!

During our December meeting, you'll be able to renew your membership as part of the general festivities, and you can play along with your smart phone. If you want to avoid the rush, surf on over to our Membership page and click on the Pay Now button. Here's to another great year of quilting!

December Party

We can't wait until THIS Thursday, the 13th to celebrate the Holidays and end of the year! We will meet in Room 101 at 7pm!  We will be providing beverages (wine, cider, and water) served by a server from PNCA. Please remember to bring a sweet or savory appetizer or dessert to share.

Ale's Christmas Pillow 
If you swapped fabric with a secret buddy last meeting, our Holiday swap will take place too, so don't forget to sew up that gift for your partner. (Perhaps even this weekend!)

Also, we are really excited to announce that we will be holding a raffle at this party for two prizes....our Michael Miller linear and improv quilts!! We will have two different colored tickets (coordinating to the quilts), each ticket is $5 and at the end of the night, two lucky winners will walk home with a beautiful quilt! All proceeds benefit Bradley Angle House and Children's Relief Nursery.
We will be accepting, cash, check, and credit cards via (square).

Finally, we'll have a special membership drive for next years membership (Nancy will have a post up on Monday explaining the details). As a reward and because we've loved serving you this year, we'll have lots of special end of the year prizes for everyone who signs up for membership for 2013!

Hooray! Can't wait to see you all and your Christmas sewing projects!!

Meeting 121511

On behalf of the PMQG 2011 officers I would like to introduce you
to the 2012 PMQG officers:
Susan, president
Heather, vice president
Ale, program coordinator
Nancy, treasurer
Pétra, secretary

The evening was full of chatting, delicious snacks, beverages and gifting.


bags were popular this year and oh so stylish


to-go sewing portfolio

mini bags

pillow cases


sewing string catcher



triangle bags


trip-tic wall hanging

wall hanging +

camera bag

they drew each other! quilt and over-sized bag

pillow shams



a few of the Kansas City pot holders



See all you all in the new year! January 19 at 7pm.