Word Quilt Exhibitions
Lecture and reception on Tuesday, January 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Recital Hall. Free and Open to the public.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Lincoln Recital Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave.
Ground floor, room 75
Reception to follow in the Broadway Gallery, Lincoln Hall
Throughout the history of quilting, women have used needle and thread to express their opinions on political and social issues. Quilt artist Sam Hunter discusses the history of word quilts in conjunction with the exhibition "Outspoken: Modern Quilts" in the Broadway Gallery. Free.
In the Library lobby, see nine incredible word quilts created by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild. These quilts are certain to make you marvel at the intersection of literature and fiber arts. View the entire collection and read about each piece in the exhibit catalog. Ends March 1st.
Dia de Los Muertos became a significant day in AnnMarie Cowley’s life with the birth of her daughter, Sarah Cowley, on that day. The sometimes annual tradition of creating a celebratory birthday quilt for her is how this collection got going. Each year tapping into the world of fabric to find meaningful selections for the birthday girl as she grew into an adult. The tradition continues.
Let’s take this show on the road!
- 2017 Officers Tamara and Tania are organizing a special exhibit of all of the quilts created for PMQG Word Quilts - starting in Portland and then, hopefully, traveling on to other parts of the country
- If you have a completed #PMQGSpeaks2017 quilt (or can have one finished by July 16th), contact Tamara and Tania through the Guild email firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2017 we participated in a year long quilt challenge, Word Quilts, led by Meredith Hobbs. Members were encouraged to choose their word, words or phrase -- motto, mantra, song lyrics, scripture, political statement -- and design a unique piece to reflect their own sensibilities. Meredith introduced a new topic or technique at our monthly Guild meetings.
PMQG's theme for our Special Exhibit at the 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is Words, Unbound. Size requirements: no smaller than 40 inches and no larger than 80 inches on any side.
Post your Word Quilts to social media with the hashtag
Completed Quilts from our Members:
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Below is a list of both free and for purchase fonts and alphabets.
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Spell It with Moda (basic piecing) #spellitwithmoda
Easy as ABC from Blossom Heart Quilts (basic piecing)
The Quilter Community Alphabet (foundation paper piecing)
PDF and Printed Alphabet Patterns Available for Purchase
Tula Pink's Modern Alphabet (pdf only)
QuietPlay's extensive alphabet options
Techniques, Tutorials, and Inspiration
Creative Quilt Backs with Elizabeth Hartman and Craftsy (free), helpful for filling space around your letters or phrase