Take our Bus to the Sisters Outdoor Show

Members can receive discount for one additional guest

Join PMQG on a adventure to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!

Round trip from Portland to Sisters and Back, Saturday July 13th 2013.

$50 for the round trip ride
$40 for PMQG Members


  • Leaves: 7:00 AM sharp from the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store 
  • Arrives 10:00ish AM in Sisters
  • Pick up: 4:30 PM at Sisters Highschool
  • Returns: 8:30 PM to the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

The Pendleton Woolen Mill store is located at:

8550 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97222

Free all day parking is available in the gated area on the north side of the store. 

March PMQG Meeting Recap - Announcements

So was that a fun meeting or what? Wow! It was jam packed with over 100 members and guests -- our little room was bursting at the seams! It was our 3rd anniversary -- Happy Anniversary PMQG!

Membership Directory
We started with a few business announcements. Jolene Knight of Good Knight Quilts has put our first guild membership directory together. We are finalizing some details and it will be emailed out to members in the next week or so. Thank you Jolene!

Many members signed up to help with our newly formed committees. We have so much planned for this year and we will need as much help as possible! Plus it is fun to volunteer. Who knows what it will lead to (hmm, we will need new board members in 2014...!) We would love to have a member or two volunteer to help with membership. Please email or leave a comment if you are interested.

Sisters Special Exhibit
The deadline for submitting a quilt to the PMQG Special exhibit is April 1st -- which is coming right up. Unfortunately there was an error in the link to the email and if you submitted a quilt and didn't get a confirmation please resubmit it. The correct email is:

Double Date April 12th! Documentation Day and Bylaws
We still have spots available for quilts for our first PMQG Quilt Documentation Day, April 12th from 1-4pm. Fill out the form to reserve your spot and Susan Beal, our guild historian will get back to you with more information. We will also be using that space to review the first draft of our guild's bylaws which Cathy Fowler is spearheading. If you haven't filled out part two of our bylaw survey there is till time before she compiles all the information.
The location is Shaking the Tree 1407 SE Stark St. We will be heading over to Enso Winery which is across the street for happy hour around 6pm. Please join us for that too!

MQG Membership
The MQG announced at QuiltCon that it is offering guilds membership starting in July for the remaining half of 2013 or in December for 2014. There are many benefits including 501(c)3 status, a CRM website and discounts on MQG events, Our guild will review the details and vote on whether we join in July or December at our next meeting in April.

Before and After [Quilt] Market
There is lots of excitement surrounding Quilt Market, which will be in Portland this year. PMQG is teaming up with Modern Domestic to bring our members some amazing classes and possibly a party. So far we have confirmed a class with Jacquie Gering on Wednesday, May 15th and two sessions with Carolyn Friedlander on Monday, May 20th. PMQG members will get priority registration and a 10% discount. We can't wait to finalize all the details so we can share them with you!

PNW MQG meet up
Pencil it in! August 15th - 18th in Portland, Or.

Neon and Neutrals Challenge
We are super excited to announce our latest challenge: Neons and Neutrals sponsored by Michael Miller Fabrics. You get to create a block or accessory or both to show at our April meeting. Each member got 10 fat eights of Michael Miller solid neons, neon dots and Cotton Couture neutrals. Make sure to pre-wash the solid neons.
Blocks: Make your blocks 12.5" (12" finished) by whatever your choose. We will assemble a group quilt(s) from there.
Accessories: Your choice of accessory: purse, pouch, bag, etc. -- pieced, quilted or both. This is yours to keep.

Monica Soloria-Snow (aka Happy Zombie) hosted our BOM this month. We will be making her 'Round the Rosie' block which was originally featured in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks and was recently reissued. She did a wonderful tutorial on her blog. Thank you Monica!

Stay tuned for a recap of our Presentations and Show and Tell.
Thanks everyone!

-- Michelle

February 2013 Meeting Recap--Announcements

It was great to see so many members at our February meeting! It was a fun night both at our meeting and following the Instagram QuiltCon posts from our members in Austin. Just as our meeting was starting we were excited to learn that four of our PMQG members had won awards for their quilts! Congratulations to Monica Solorio-Snow (RonQuilt: The Ron Swanson Quilt, 1st Place,  Piecing - Large Quilts), Heather Davidson (Retro Modern Shapes, 3rd Place, Applique - Large Quilts), Megan Dye (Trajectory #2, 1st Place, Use of Negative Space - Large Quilts), Katie Sciarrino (Hannah, 3rd Place, Modern Traditionalism - Large Quilts). Read more about the quilts on the Modern Quilt Guild Blog. 

If you were not able to attend QuiltCon this year, Craftsy has partnered with the Modern Quilt Guild and has many of their lectures (including the awards ceremony) posted for free! Yes, you read that right - free! Take advantage of this amazing glimpse into the incredible experience of Quiltcon. You just need to sign up to be a member on Craftsy (also free). Here is the link: QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013

PMQG is now offering Business Memberships. This was suggested by a member of our business community and it has been a big hit! Welcome to the PMQG Family Cool Cottons, Just Quilting, Modern Domestic, SewPo, Bill Volckening, Quilt Appraisals, Good Night Quilts, and the Bear Creek Quilting Company. We look forward to learning more about your businesses in the up coming months.

And a warm PMQG Shout-Out to our Business Sponsors. These businesses offer generous discounts to our guild members: Bolt Fabric Boutique, Joann Fabrics, Lark Cottons, Modern Domestic, Pendelton Woolen Mill Store, PNCA, Sew, Mama, Sew, and SewPo. Be sure to call PNCA if you plan to register for a class in order to get your membership discount.

Sew Days
We are thrilled to announce Brittany has scheduled monthly Sew Days for our guild on the 1st Saturday of every month at Fabric Depot. Next up: March 2nd (oops! That was last weekend! Next one is April 6th.) It is always 9am to 9pm; PMQG members are free and guests are only $10. Not sure what to sew? Bring your Puzzle Blocks or request some from Mary Ann. She has lots of projects waiting for an adoptive home.

Gail Weiss announced the details for our 3rd Annual PMQG Special Exhibit at the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show. You can find all the details for how to enter your quilts on this post here: PMQG Special Exhibit Details. Gail is also taking volunteer shift sign-ups right now! Send your quilt submission via email by April 1st to:

PMQG Swag! T-shirts, Hoodies, Totes -- oh my! a big PMQG thank you to Gail Weiss and Phantom Chicken Screen Printing for printing up some super cool products to show off our guild pride! And just because she is so awesome, All proceeds from sales go to PMQG! Watch facebook for an announcement for her next scheduled print date: you can order anytime by clicking our fancy Swag button on the right side of our blog or on this link: Phantom Chicken PMQG Swag.

Double Date! 
Friday, April 12th, 1-6pm, happy hour afterwards. (Location is still being determined) Save the date for our first Quilt Documentation and Bylaw meeting. Susan Beal and Bill Volckening are teaming up to document and photograph your quilts. There will be a small fee of $15 per quilt to cover the costs of formally entering the quilts into the Oregon Quilt Project. You can sign up now on our new Documentation page.

With regards to our Bylaws, forty-two of you filled out our Bylaw Survey Part 1 (thank you!) and we have posted the Bylaw Survey Part 2 which will be up throughout the month of March. Your feedback is pivotal to determining the best structure for our guild and we just learned that we will be able to become a 501(c)3 thanks to the Modern Quilt Guild as soon as July, so it is also necessary in order to move forward with that! More details about that at our March meeting.

Pencil it in!!! The 2nd annual Pacific Northwest Meet-up will take place on August 15th -18th in

Portland, Oregon. We are in the very beginning stages of planning this so more details and plenty of volunteering opportunities to come!

February BOM Kim presented our February BOM the X Plus Block. This has been buzzing on Instagram lately and we wanted to join in the fun. Cutting details, layout diagram, tutorial and history of this block can be found on our BOM page by clicking on the block link or you can also get there from here: Feb BOM. We are also starting to see our first Bee Quilts made with our Jan BOM blocks to give. Way to go folks!

Sadly we had our first member memorial and took a moment to remember Cheryl Elgin. Her daughter and close friend were at our meeting to share Cheryl's last quilt and we were grateful for their lovely personal memories they shared with us. Peace be with the Elgin family and friends in your time of loss.

We were fortunate to have Christina Lane, aka The Sometimes Crafter, join us for a reprise of her presentation Adventures in Hexagons now re-fashioned as Adventures in English Paper Piecing. She shared many of her techniques in a detailed slide show with beautiful photographic images. Here is the link to her tutorial for how to stitch hexagons. Her first book, Quilting Happiness, which she co-authored with Diane Gilleland of Crafty Pod is coming out this summer and we can't wait to get our hands on it!

To compliment her presentation, guild members Gail Weiss (I Think Sew), Christina Camelli (A Few Scraps), Elsa Hart (A Fine Line) and Teresa Coats (Crinkle Dreams) lead small groups of members on a guided tour of paper piecing techniques. It was so much fun to learn all their different techniques and secrets! Christina has a fun paper piecing QAL on her blog: check that out here Sprockets Quilt Along. And extra points for guessing correctly who is behind that quilt block in the upper-right photo in the collage. She must have been feeling overwhelmed by the swarms of paparazzi!

Stay tuned for details about our 3rd Anniversary Meeting next month. We are planning a Quilt Con Recap, a new Michael Miller Challenge, some terrific giveaways and much more! Our next guild meeting will be March 21st at PNCA.

-- Michelle

January Meeting Recap - Announcements

Where to start!? We were pleased to start our first meeting of 2013 with around 86 in attendance! 

First and foremost we would like to give a big Thank You to our Board Officers from 2012! They all did such an amazing job bringing us exciting challenges, informative presentations and and wonderful opportunities to show our modern quilts at various shows! 

This year we decided to approach the Meeting Recap posts a little differently. There will be three instead of one, and they will be separated into one post pertaining to announcements, tutorials and upcoming events. Another that covers the presentation of the month, and the final post dedicated solely to Show & Tell. 

Without further ado, let's jump in! 


At our December meeting we raffled off these two amazing Michael Miller Block Challenge quilts and raised $500 to distribute to the two selected charities below. How awesome is that!
We have several upcoming events to share with you. First is the Kaffe Fasset Essay Contest. Deadline for entry was January 25th at Midnight PST. Hopefully some of our members participated! 

QuiltCon is also coming up!

Speaking of QuiltCon, several of our members have been hard at work putting together the QuiltCon charity quilt. Our guild was given several blocks from the QuiltCon Block Challenge to make a quilt for the Austin Children's Shelter. Here it is in all its glory! 
A BIG thank you to Heather Davidson for piecing the blocks together to make the top, to Susan Beal and Anne Whiting for collaborating and putting together the back, to Nancy Stovall for quilting it, Petra Anderson for attaching the binding, Anne Whiting for hand stitching it down, Gail Weiss for making the label and to Michelle for putting the hanging sleeve onto the back and getting it to Austin!

Other upcoming events:

Our new President Michelle is spearheading a rather daunting task of drafting bylaws for our guild this year. If you are interested in joining her on this venture please shoot her an email at Meeting dates to discuss this further are tentatively set for the months of April and August with firm dates TBA. Meanwhile please take a minute to fill out our Bylaw Survey on Membership and Dues: this will be up throughout the month of February and is part one of several surveys we will be posting this year.

Madrona Road Challenge:
While the challenge is still open to entries until the 31st of January, a lot of our members tried especially hard to finish and bring their projects to share early at the meeting. If you want your project to be considered for display in the Michael Miller Quilt Con Booth, please post a photo to the MQG Madrona Road Challenge FINISHED flickr group The MQG guideline for this challenge are "Create the challenge you'd like with just one rule: Please only add more Madrona Road (in any color way) or solids to the projects. There's no requirement to make quilts, but since we're a quilt guild, something quilted is encouraged" 

Here were the suggested challenge guidelines PMQG set out for our guild in December:
The turnout was so amazing I had to go to the back of the room, stand on a chair to take the picture, and it was still hard to fit everyone in! 
So many beautiful quilts!!!

A fun new activity was introduced in the form of a curated Block of the Month and corresponding Charity Quilt Drive. Each month a new BOM will be introduced and a 10 minute tutorial on how to make them will follow. Mary Ann put together a post found here with all the details! You can also find information on each month's BOM including which block is assigned to each month and a link to a tutorial under our new BOM tab! 

For the month of January we presented the Scrappy Trip Around the World block by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. This tutorial launched over 2,000 instagram versions #scrappytripalong and you can find more links to some great blog posts on our BOM page. Teresa Coates gave a great tutorial on how these blocks can be quickly put together!
Teresa and Michelle

Example blocks

Six Charity Bees formed at the meeting including: 2 Bee or not 2 Bee, Our Hearts Belong to the Kids, CBGBee, Bee Brave. That means we need a minimum of 54 blocks so these bees can make their quilts! If you want to host a bee or join one we encourage you to start a flickr discussion on the PMQG flickr group.

Sew Days:
Our first sew day is Saturday, February 2nd at Fabric Depot. This fun event is free for members and $10 for non-members (although we are happy to register you at the event if you decide to join!) Don't forget to bring your Puzzle Blocks!

That's all for announcements and upcoming events! Up next is our presentation post on Quilt Backs! 

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Sew Day - Saturday

Get those Holiday projects ready and come on out to Sew Day at Fabric Depot this Saturday, Dec. 1st from 9am - 9pm. Irons, ironing boards, and cutting mats are provided. Please bring everything else you'll need for a fabulous day of sewing!

Also, I'm excited to announce that our Michael Miller Collaborative Quilt - Graphic won our poll and will be entered into the Quilt Con show. Thanks to over the 130 people who voted!

Finally, don't forget about our Holiday swap!! Remember to make a special something for your partner and bring it on December 13! If you can't come, please try and give it to someone who can deliver it for you. Email us (portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail dot com)  if you need help with that. Thanks!

October Meeting Announcements

For those of you who couldn't make it, or want to mark your calendars or donate to this months charity...Here are the October Announcements!

All-Day Sew Oct. 20! Fabric Depot - 9am - 9pm - Stop on by any time throughout the day! Bring your machine and projects! 

Call for 2013 Officers! Click here for details on each position. Deadline for applying is November 1.

October charity: Treats 4 Troops, supporting the 697th Engineer Corp. out of Fort Hood, currently deployed to Afghanistan. Shauna McCain of St. Helens is requesting gifts of small quilts, one for each of the 40 members of her husband’s platoon – any donations greatly appreciated. The shipping deadline is the second week of November.

Cotton Couture Challenge
As part of Quilt Con, we will be entering one of the three Michael Miller quilts into the collaborative quilt category of the quilt show. We will have a poll on the blog soon, to see which one we should send! There are many more categories with amazing prizes - click here to check it out!

Holiday swap!
Fill a sandwich size bag with your favorite fabric to be used in a gift made especially for you! Bring your filled bag to the November meeting with the following information attached to it. 
Your name: 
At the November meeting we will switch bags and then bring your gift to the December meeting! 

Michael Miller Challenge!
Everyone's projects were jaw-dropping and inspiring!! More pics coming soon to the meeting re-cap! 

As always, if there are any questions, please email us: portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail dot com

September Announcements Details!

NW Quilting Expo
Our special exhibit & meet-up - Come join us Saturday morning at 10am, main entrance! We've made a facebook event if you'd like to RSVP there!

Pennar Ash Winery Trip
Thursday, September 27 - meet at Pennar Ash Winery at 11 am for wine tasting, picnic, and the change to photograph quilts in a beautiful setting! Thank you to Anne Woodman for arranging this lovely outing! 

Sew, Swap, & Sell! 
We are excited to announce that we're bringing back Sew, Swap, & Sell! We'd love to have you bring any fabrics you've fallen out of love with to swap or sell. Need to de-stash? We want your fabrics! If you would like to sell, please make sure you have marked and assigned a value to your fabrics to avoid confusion. Got a project you no longer love? Bring it and swap it? Maybe someone else will be the fresh eye to get it finished.  
Who? All PMQG Friends!
When? Sunday, October 7th 11am - 4pm
What? To sew, swap, sell, or if you just want to come by and chat, that's great too! 
Where? Staver Locomotive 2537 NW 29th Ave. Portland, OR 97210 

How? Because we will be limited on space, you must reserve your space by simply filling out the form below. Sewing machine space is limited, I'll make a note here on this post when sewing spaces are full, it's first come first serve on the google doc. Feel free to bring a quilt to bind! 

What to bring: 
- Finger food/small dish to share for lunch
- Fabric to swap/sell
- All sewing supplies that you'll need for your sewing project (please rsvp ahead of time!) Irons & ironing boards stations will be provided by board members. 

Any questions, please email us at portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail dot com! 

Michael Miller Stripe Challenge
Following the success of our last challenge, the PMQG will again be teaming with Michael Miller Fabrics to showcase their new Stripes Collection. 

Stripes” is a collection of large and small-scale stripes and chevrons. MM signature rich colors and an unusual blend of scale make these essential stash fabrics worthy of stealing the show!

Since we’ll take any excuse to play with new fabric, we’re happy to announce the STRIPES!!!! Home Dec Challenge.

The Juicy Details:

1) Paid members will be able to choose between the warm or cool colorway and a bundle of coordinating solids. You can mix in additional cotton couture solids, but please, no additional prints. The stripes should be the focus of your design.

2) When you’ve picked your bundle, get to brainstorming! We’ve decided to ask that you create something in the home dec category, and the more creative your use of the stripes, the better! We’d love to see what new patterns and designs emerge once you start slicing and dicing! For example, bags, mug rugs, wall hangings, table runners, pillows, storage bins, cozies, etc.

3) Once all of the items are finished, we’ll collect them at the October meeting or drop them off at Nancy's Studio before hand. Then, we'll photograph them and he folks at Michael Miller will select their favorite pictures (and possibly some of their favorite items!!) to showcase in their booth at the Fall Quilt Market.

If you weren't able to come to the meeting tonight and would like to pick up your fabric, please contact Nancy at portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail dot com, to arrange to pick up at her studio! 

Here are a few interesting and different ways to play with stripes! Thanks again so much to Michael Miller for generously donating so much fabric!  

Furrowed Fields by Rosemary Cromer

Bev's Quilt by Drury Girl

Home Dec Ideas & Tutorials:

Travel Handmade Pinterest Page - Assembled by Sewing Summit - Tutorials made by many bloggers

Fabric Scrap Basket by The Sometimes Crafter

Open Wide Zipper Pouch by Noodlehead

Patchwork Tote Bags by Susan Beal

Let's Have Cake! by Ellison Lane Quilts

June Announcements

We have lots going on at PMQG, so if you missed tonight's meeting or want to check out some of the announcements mentioned. Here they are: 

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Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!

We are so excited about going to Sisters for the July 14 Outdoor Quilt Show! We will host a casual meet-up in our special exhibit space for the Oregon modern quilt guilds, including Eugene and Central Oregon, in the late afternoon. Hope to see you there!

Marilyn Ulrich of the QuiltWorks shop and gallery in Bend has invited the PMQG Sisters special exhibit to do an encore show with quilts from the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild! The show will open with a reception on August 3 and run the entire month.

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Seattle Sew + Shop Hop this summer!

The PMQG-SMQG-VMQG meet-up for a shopping and sewing weekend is officially planned for August 10, 11 + 12! We’ll be shopping for fabric at Quilter’s Loft, doing a collaborative charity quilting project at Island Quilter, and having mimosas at Drygoods Design with lovely guild members from Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Please fill out a quick online form if you’re planning to go, so Heather can organize the weekend!

We’ve reserved a block of 20 hotel rooms at the Executive Hotel, 400 Spring St. Seattle. The cost is $129 + tax a night and they are all doubles. Parking is available across the street for $22 a day or $29 for valet. To book your room call 206-623-3900 before the cutoff date of July 10. After that date our block will be released. 

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Charity Quilting

June’s charity quilting opportunity is the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. The organization is collecting new mini-quilts, which can be up to 9” x 12” and in any style, which are sold or auctioned to raise money for research. This would be a perfect way to use Michael Miller improv blocks, or any others you’d like to give! Michelle Freedman has offered to collect blocks or tiny quilts this month and register them for a group donation.

Please email us at if you’d like to donate blocks or a mini quilt, or work on a collaborative project.

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Michelle also attended the Oregon Quilt Project workshop in Salem this month representing PMQG, and historian Mary Bywater Cross taught guild members from all over the state how to best document our quilts and share their stories.

Michelle and Bill Volckening (aka Willy Wonky) are working to organize a PMQG quilt documentation day at the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store in the fall, and we’ll be in touch about that when it’s set!

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Northwest Quilting Expo

PMQG has been invited to do a second special exhibit at the NW Quilting Expo here in Portland, September 20-22. Quilts need to be submitted by August 15 to be part of the exhibit, and we’ll have more info on the blog soon, as well as at the July meeting.

We can show a total of 20-40 quilts and there’s no fee to enter (unless you want your quilt to be part of the competition, which is $10 per quilt). We have forms here, or they’re on the NWQE website.

Two vendors are looking for help in their booths all three days of the show - $10/hour in cash plus free entry. Email us if you want to get in touch to apply!

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More quilt shows!

The Oregon State Fair is accepting quilt entries for their 2012 show and competition through June 29, and the Washington County Fair is also open for quilt submissions on July 21 and 22. Thank you to Ann-Marie Cowley (who’s won lots of ribbons at both fairs!) for encouraging the rest of us to enter our quilts.

Stitches in Bloom is accepting entries for their 2013 show (January 25 and 26), and offering a 3-day pictorial appliqué workshop as well (which is discounted through July). Mary from the Oregon Garden said that she’d love to see entries from us and that modern quilts are her favorite! Deadline is January 4, 2013.

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PMQG has signed on as a gold needle QuiltCon sponsor! That means all of our members will get 10% off workshops and conference registration, plus we’ll get two free show tickets to raffle off! More details coming soon, but you can check out for lots of info on workshops, shows and events – and mark your calendars for February 21-24, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

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Next month's meeting will take place at Laurelhurst park! Bring a picnic blanket, something to snack on, and quilts for show and tell! We'll be in picnic site A at 7pm.

We need your vote!

Happy Thursday Everyone! I hope you're getting lots of quilting accomplished during this crummy week of rain! Here's a couple of projects that you could work on:

  • If you've signed up for the VMQG pouch swap, please bring your pouch to this month's meeting on June 21st. 
  • If you have any leftover Michael Miller Cotton Couture fabric left from the previous challenge. Feel free to make an improv block of any size. We will continue to collect these and make a quilt for charity. 
Also, don't forget that we have an All Day Sew at Fabric Depot on June 2nd from 9am to 9pm. At last week's meeting we asked members if anyone would like to teach a skill/block idea at the All Day Sew, would anyone be willing to lead a little skill share at June's All Day Sew? If so, email

Finally, as we are in the process of finishing the two quilts from the MM Cotton Couture challenge. We need your help. Each of these quilts will be shown at a quilt show: one at the Sisters Outdoor Show, the other one at Pacific Northwest Quilt Show. I've put up a poll on the sidebar of the blog (it's on the very top of the sidebar to your right, when viewing the site), please vote for which quilt you think should be shown first at Sisters. 

Improv Quilt (to be sashed with tangerine)

Linear Quilt (to be sashed with fog)

Poll will remain open until May 31, place your votes now! :) 

January Meeting

  Our first meeting of the year! We had quite a turn out with a lot of new faces. Thank you all for joining us I hope you had fun. 

  Our new president Susan led the meeting thanking our previous board and introducing the new one, we'll tell you a little more about us later. One more time thank you Christina President, Michelle Vice President, Rachel Treasure, Katie Secretary, and Megan Programs. It was a fun year and we appreciate all the time and energy you put into the Guild!
 Susan also acknowledged all of the guild members that contributed to Quilts for Quakes. Quilts for Quakes sent 30 quilts to Japan, raised $2825 directly for Mercy Corps, plus $660 via the Craft Party at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in June. Thank you for all the fabric donations, sewing, and quilting!  The final few quilts will be going to Bradley-Angle House, in two waves as the last volunteers finish them. We will be posting a little more about Bradley-Angle House soon.

Our ten minute tute this month was all about making your own name tag. After seeing all of the beautiful ones at the Sewing Summit this year we thought it would be fun for our guild to make their own. This is my name tag I made for the Summit.

  Mine was made by sewing scraps together for the boarder and stamping my name and website in the center with archival ink. My tip is stamp before you sew so if you have any smudges (like I do) you don't have to start over. Instead of adding binding, I chose to layer my front and back with batting, right sides together, sew, and then turn right side out. If you'd like to do binding on your name tag this is a great tutorial by Kerry of verykerryberry for making single binding for small projects. 

 Here's a few name tags from the Sewing Summit. You can see the variety in style and size aren't they fun! 

  At next months meeting we will have a mixer to share everyone's name tags. If you missed this months meeting we do have pin backs for you to use but in the meantime you can use a good ole safety pin or make a lanyard like Angela did above. 

  Now onto Show and Tell we had a lot of beautiful quilts this month! But really, I think we always do, so I might be biased. 
 Paula Wessells Garden Auction quilt, garden designed by Kindergarten students and Paula's first time doing applique. 

Also by Paula her Do Good Stitches Word Quilt top.

Kelly Cole brought her Retro Bento quilt. Kelly used vintage fabrics for this.

Jolene Knight had a few to share. First made with Christy Cuzza this lattice quilt with scalloped edge. 

Jolene's Big Scrap Quilt

and Modern Log Cabin Baby boy quilt. 
Sorry Jolene I'm missing one of your photos.

Rachel Kerley shared her example from a quilting demo she and Cherri did at Modern Domestic for the shop's new quilting frame.

Rachel also shared this Triangle Quilt she made using fellow member Jill's TabSlot templates

She also showed this top she made using the scraps. One or both of these will be going to the Children's Relief Nursery.

Kate Sharaf's Drunkards Path quilt top. Kate has been doing a quilt along for this on her blog.

Anne Matlak's River Quilt a beautiful log cabin.

 Amorette's Art Gallery Improv Quilt which is a charity quilt and she had a lot of fun with the improv blocks.

 Christina Cameli's Double Disappearing Nine Patch quilt top. 

Also, her first Spoonflower fabric design of Selvages on Steroids!

Cherri Langley also brought in some Spoonflower fabric First Color Chart which is a copy of the first commercially designed color chart from 1680 fabric by Peagreengirl.

 Linda Nussbaum shared two quilts this month I-Spy for Henry who was just born in December and
 this Love Summertime Stars quilt top pattern by Fig Tree Quilts.

 Aly Good's La Tortuga Quilt. Look closely, you'll be able to see that the turtle shell is three dimensional and there's lovely quilting detail.

Jen Carlton-Bailly shared her Quilted Weekender Bag. Congratulations to Jen the new Social Media Coordinator for the Modern Quilt Guild!

 Alexandra Kloch shared her quick and easy snugly blanket that's backed with Minky.

Also, Ale brought this mini snowflake quilt.

A few of our members are teaching classes in the upcoming weeks:

At Modern Domestic 
Elizabeth Hartman: Skill Building Quilt Blocks (individual classes)
January 21     Half-square triangles
January 28     Spiderweb
February 1      Dresden plate
Daniela Caine: Sewing with Japanese Patterns - February 6

At Pendleton Woolen Mills
January 28      Figgy’s Jacket class - 
Susan Beal     
January 28      Scrap class (sunglasses case + draft snake) 
Michelle Freedman 
January 29      Adjustable Dog Coat 
February 5      Wine Bottle Cozy + Coasters
February 12    Michelle tote bag 

One more item to announce and then I'm done I promise. Our next All Day Sew will be on February 4th at Fabric Depot so mark your calendars! We'll have more details for you soon.