What a great meeting we had in November, but if you missed it, here's all the pertinent info: [embed]http://www.portlandmqg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Presentation.pdf[/embed]
It was great fun having Mary Fons join us this month! If you missed out, here is the presentation from Elsa with all the important bits of info for the guild: [embed]http://www.portlandmqg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Presentation.pdf[/embed]
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out this month. We loved hearing Violet Craft talk about her work!
Thanks to everyone who came out to this month's meeting and for our special guests! [embed]http://www.portlandmqg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/PresentationJuly20151.pdf[/embed]
Fr. Dave Zegar saying thanks at the PMQG July meeting. St. Andrew Church Community Center lighting was upgraded due to a generous donation from an anonymous PMQG member.
In case you missed it, here's the PDF of our presentation. [embed]http://www.portlandmqg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Presentation.pdf[/embed]
It was wonderful to see so many of you at our meeting last Thursday! If you missed out or want to look back at the things we talked about, here's the PDF version of Elsa's presentation:
These are the full slides from our October Meeting. Slides may take a moment to load and may not be viewable on mobile devices.
Here are the full slides of July's meeting announcements. They may take a moment to load.
Here is the recap of our October meeting announcements. Not sure why I never thought of posting this in this format before! Let me know what you think (better late than never, right?)
Thanks everyone for coming out to our September meeting! Amber, our Guild Secretary, ran the first half of our meeting. We switched show and tell this time and it sounds like it was a hit! She also introduced our guest and past president, Christina Cameli. Mary Ann was traveling and attending the VMQG sew day and meeting. She and past VMQG VP/current Programs director Amy Dame switched places! Amy was in Portland representing the VMQG special exhibit at the NW Quilting Expo. And here is everyone waving to Kim, our Programs director. She had the lucky opportunity to go to Sewing Summit this year.
Christina, who blogs at afewscraps, gave a terrific presentation from her new book, First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting. She showed slides of ideas for FMQ designs and drew them out for us so we could see where to start and how to keep going! Many of us celebrated her book release over at Modern Domestic, where she will be teaching a Nesting Buckets class and sharing her techniques in October.
We were excited to hand out our soft Shannon Cuddle fabric for our OBT doll quilt challenge. It disappeared rather quickly! If you wanted some and did not get any please email us or leave a comment and we will do our best to get some for you. Remember you get a $10 voucher to see the Nutcracker for every doll quilt you donate! There are some great tips for working with cuddle over on the Shannon website. They invited us to do two blog posts for them. Here is the link to the first post: the second one will feature a pattern from one of the quilts we make. It could be yours! Let us know if you are interested in this fun opportunity!
I am excited to announce that the MQG Riley Blake Basics Challenge fabric is in the house! We will have it at Sew Day on October 5th and will continue to announce where we will have it for pick up.
Next month Katie Pederson will be our guest speaker and we are so excited! Check out her popular blog, Sew Katie Did and don't miss the chance to sign up for her workshop Modern Crazy Piecing! based on her book the book, Quilting Modern over at Modern Domestic. We were lucky enough to host her co-author Jacquie Gering several months ago. Do you feel spoiled yet?
Our BOM this month, "Hexing Around" is brought to us by Lee of Freshly Pieced. This should make for some really awesome quilts! All of our BOMs are linked on the BOM page on this blog.
And lastly, join member Susan Beal at Powells City of Books on Sunday, October 13th to celebrate the release of her new book Sewing for all Seasons. She will be signing copies and would love to see you there.
PS - Have you started your Bridges of PDX Now! quilt yet? The deadline is a ways away, but it is never too early to start!
Oh, and stay tuned for more information about our next Quilt Documentation day, November 2nd at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
We had some great quilts at show and tell at this month!
This was a charity quilt made out of January's BOM Scrappy Trip Along.
Lauren Bowden created this quilt with her Tripping Down the Rabbit Hole pattern. She blogs at Lovely Frankenstein Designs.
Lauren also made this quilt called Magic Carpet.
Kelly Cole, who blogs at Blue Bird Sews, made this Material Obsession 9 Patch
Michelle Freedman, who blogs at Design Camp PDX, with One Way or Another, her own pattern
Mims Copeland with Andy's Quilt. Mims is Mimsical13 on Instagram
Tiffany Carlton created this String Qult with the encouragement of her aunt, Jen Bailly-Carlton
Sandi Duvall's Flying Geese Quilt
Tam Gardener with her Cafe Wall Illusion quilt
Petra made Hudson's Quilt. She blogs at Sew Paint Create and you can find her on IG and flickr as Creative Mom PDX
Unfortunately I can't find any info on this quilt on the sign up sheet, if it is yours please let me know so I can add that info!
We just couldn't contain ourselves! Here is a round-up of the inspiration and tutorials for our container swap.
|The Sometimes Crafter Fabric Boxes: Tutorial Here|
I stumbled across this nesting bowl pattern at a cuppa and a catchup yesterday. Not only is it a lovely design, but Nova is donating 100% of the proceeds of the sales of her patterns from now until June 30th to the fund that was created for Kathreen Ricketson's children. You can read more about her in this blog post. Thank you Nova for organizing this!
Last month, MQG founder Alissa Haight Carlton presented the details of MQG membership to our guild. Here is a recap of her presentation, from a document provided by the MQG.
What a fun PMQG meeting we had on April 18th! The room was packed, the energy was high and there were many new faces. About halfway through the meeting, Anne, our treasurer, whispered to me that we had just signed up our 150th member. 150! How cool is that!
|PMQG member's blocks for the Michael Miller Neon & Neutral challenge|
Here is a recap of our committee reports and announcements.
Our next PMQG Sew Day will be held on Saturday, May 4th at Fabric Depot from 9am - 9pm. PMQG Members are free, Guests are $10.
Our first Charity Sewcial is on Friday, May 10th at Modern Domestic from 5-8pm hosted by Rachel Kerley. PMQG Members can participate in a free charity pillow sewing event (all supplies provided) or sew their own projects for $10 (machines and tools provided).
Thank you to everyone who submitted quilts for the PMQG special exhibit at Sisters. Notification letters were sent out on April 9th. The deadline to submit a quilt to the general Sisters show is June 1st.
The deadline for HMQS has been extended through April 26th.
Our first PMQG Quilt Documentation Day was held on April 12th from 1-4pm. We documented ten quilts, several of which were the first modern quilts to be documented for this project. Thank you to Susan Beal and Bill Volkening for spear heading these efforts.
We held a bylaw meeting on April 12th and reviewed the bylaw surveys and a working draft of bylaws for our guild. The next bylaw meeting will be announced. Please email us with Bylaw in the subject line if you would like a pdf of the document that we reviewed. A comment form is available on the Bylaw page of this blog.
Allisa Haight Carlton will host a presentation on MQG membership at our May Meeting. Please send any questions about MQG membership to portlandmodernquiltguild (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject line MQG Membership in advance of this meeting.
Before and After [Quilt] Market with Modern Domestic
We raffled off a class at Modern Domestic and will donate the proceeds to the Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation in honor of Heather Grant.
We are planning a Meet and Greet on Friday May 17th at Modern Domestic. Stay tuned for more details about that.
There are still spots available in Carolyn Friedlander's Ariel Wall Hanging and Olive Wall Hanging classes on Monday May 20th and Jacquie Gering's Slice and Insert Improv class on Wednesday May 15th. PMQG members get a 10% discount.
PNCA + PMQG team up
We have partnered with PNCA on two fantastic weekend workshops June 29-30. PMQG members get priority registration and a $100 discount off the cost of these classes. Links for our members to sign up are on our new PMQG member page on this blog. You will need a password to access it which we will send to members in an email.
Learn more about the instructors here: Eliza Fernand check out her work here
Cherry House Read Cherry's blog here
PNW MQG meet up
Pencil it in! August 15th - 18th in Portland, Or.
Neon and Neutrals Challenge
Our latest challenge was a Neons and Neutrals sponsored by Michael Miller Fabrics. Each member got 10 fat eights of Michael Miller solid neons, neon dots and Cotton Couture neutrals and was challenged to make a
block or accessory. Members showed their pieces at our meeting (see photo above the blocks!) Stay tuned for next steps.
PMQG member Heather Davidson hosted our BOM this month. We will be making her 'Spring Mod' block along with the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild. She did a wonderful tutorial on her blog. Thank you Heather!
Violet is teaching her Herringbone Block Class at Quilting Delights on April 27th
WestSide Modern meets next Wednesday April 24th at the Pine Needle
Threadbias is hosting a Briar Rose quilt design contest now through May 5th
Please leave a comment if we missed anything.
Northwest Quilters next general meeting is May 13th at 9:30am
Stay tuned for the Presentation and Show and Tell recaps.