small quilt groups
pmqg members also get together in small groups, which are organized by focus, location, and meeting time or day.
Do you have an idea for a small group or would like to start a new one? LET’S GET IT STARTED! email the board to get some time at the next monthly meeting to talk about your new group and recruit members.
Lucky 13 Mini-Group
Meeting times: various weekday evenings
Location: member home
Design Study Group
Focus: Quilt Design
Meeting times: Sunday evenings
Openings: Yes – participants must be willing to do homework before meetings
Focus: Art quilting to traditional
Location: Members homes, rotating
Currently 8 members, together 3 years. Do one large project each year and a few smaller. Very cohesive group
Focus: not stated
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday, 1-3
Location: member homes, rotating
Openings: Will discuss if necessary
Focus: mostly handwork, some machine work
Meeting Time: 2nd Wednesday, 10-1
Location: rotating member homes
Misc: Uses evite to get RSVP each month and advise of space needed for projects
East Side Improv Group
Location: Portland Eastside
Quilting Loves Embroidery
Focus: Embroidery, handwork
Meeting Time: Second Saturday in April
Location: SE Portland
Interested in joining a small group? Let us know below and we can connect you with the leaders! Interested in starting your own? Let us know below!
Wondering what a small group even looks like? I am glad you asked! Here are some types of small groups:
Quilting Bee’s: Traditionally quilting bee’s were an opportunity for quilters to get together and socialize around a common project. As our socializing nowadays often revolves around social media, a popular trend among quilters has become a modern quilting bee swap. This is where a group of quilters – usually around 12 – form a group and work together over a period of time to create a quilt for each member of the group. It is a really great way to learn techniques and skills as each person takes a turn at being the “Queen Bee” for a month. During your month you pick what block you want everyone to make, sometimes it is just a color theme or style of quilting. Members usually stay on contact on projects by using a group hashtag on social media. Check out the hashtag #beesewcial on Instagram for inspiration and ideas. Go to the gallery of bee quilts on the MQG for more ideas and info https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/gallery/?category=484
Mod Mood was created in conjunction with Bee Sewcial, an improv, solids-only bee where members are encouraged to push their creative boundaries, try new methods, and be inspired by singular prompts. The bee's prompt for this quilt was a Pinterest board filled with Mid-Century Modern designs, including a MCM color palette.