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.

Existing Groups:

Lucky 13 Mini-Group

Leader:  Sam  
Focus:  Multiple
Meeting times:  various weekday evenings
Location: member home
Openings:  No

Design Study Group

Leader:  Betty
Focus:  Quilt Design
Meeting times:  Sunday evenings
Location:
Openings:  Yes – participants must be willing to do homework before meetings


Unbiased Ladies

Leader: Christina
Focus: Art quilting to traditional
Meeting Time:
Location: Members homes, rotating
Openings:

Currently 8 members, together 3 years. Do one large project each year and a few smaller. Very cohesive group

Eastside Scrappers

Leader: Cris
Focus: not stated
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday, 1-3
Location: member homes, rotating
Openings: Will discuss if necessary


Pedal Pushers

Leader: Barbara
Focus: mostly handwork, some machine work
Meeting Time: 2nd Wednesday, 10-1
Location: rotating member homes
Openings: yes
Misc: Uses evite to get RSVP each month and advise of space needed for projects

East Side Improv Group

Leader:
Meeting Time:
Location: Portland Eastside
Openings: No

NEW GROUP:

Quilting Loves Embroidery
Leader: Anne
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!

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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

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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.