Meet-up

PNW MQG Meet up PDX!

(click on the link to go to our meet up page)

We hope you will join us this summer for the 2nd annual PNW MQG meet up 
August 15th-18th, 2013
in Portland, Oregon

the cost is just $20 until July 14th (and $25 after that)

There are 9 participating MQGs

Here is what we have planned: 
(last revised 6/19/13  *subject to change - check our Meet up page for current info)
Thursday, August 15th, 7 - 9pm
Annual PMQG Picnic Meeting at Laurelhurst Park

Friday, August 16th
Mini Classes @ Modern Domestic 12:30 - 5:30
Kick-off Party @ Modern Domestic 6:00 - 8:00

Saturday
10 - 6pm Charity Sew @ Modern Domestic
9 - 9pm Open Sew @ Fabric Depot
Dinner option tba

Sunday
Brunch option tba

More Details:
  • Hotel: Red Lion Inn at the Convention Center Hospitality Suite hosted by Just Quilting & Bolt Fabric Boutique
  • Sewmobile shuttle service available all day on Saturday between Hotel, Modern Domestic and Fabric Depot.
  • Sewing Machines available to use for Fabric Depot from Montevilla Sewing Center Annex
  • Shop Hop!
Special Thanks to our Sponsors

PNW MQG Meet-Up

Once upon a time we were a new guild board who thought it would be fun to get together for the weekend with some neighboring guilds. The other guilds might have already been thinking the same thing and it was met with cheers all around.  Suddenly after months of planning our weekend arrived, the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meet-up! Yes its a mouth full but totally worth it. 


A meeting of the Vancouver BC, Seattle, and Portland Modern Quilt Guilds with over 60 people in attendance. The weekend bagan with a Meet and Greet Friday with tote bags and giveaways from our generous sponsors. 
Saturday we had a Sew in at Island Quilters where we completed 8 baby quilt tops that were distributed between the three guilds for different charity's. The Modern Cross tops were lead by Portland President Susan Beal from a pattern from her book. The Stitch and Flip tops were lead by Seattle President Katie Pendersen from her book. The day was so much fun with sewing, shopping, yummy lunch, shopping, and giveaways. It was a hot day in the shop but we made it through and the ferry ride back to Seattle offered a welcome breeze. 

Our weekend ended with a shop hop and even us Portlander's found plenty of items for stashing!  Thank you so much to our amazing sponsors for donating to this event!! It wouldn't have been as awesome without our giveaways and goodie bags!
Heather and Pétra

Pacific Northwest MQG Meet-Up

I've been receiveing many questions about our Seattle trip and I want to fill everyone in on the details. It's going to be a time you don't want to miss! ;)
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Pacific Northwest MQG Meet-up Schedule:
August 10 - 12, 2012

Friday night @ 7:30pm - Cocktails, Check-in, & Laughs at Jasmine Lounge (this is connected to the Executive Hotel Pacific, where many of us be staying)

Saturday Morning: Drive to West Seattle to board the Ferry to Vashon Island - and then drive to Island Quilter. Everyone must carpool, as we will still drive to Island Quilter once we're on the island. If their are four people in every car, it will be $9 per person round trip to be paid at the ferry building Saturday morning.

Katie Purfeerst-Pederson from Seattle has coordinated an amazing charity sewing day (10am - 3pm) for us! We will be collaborating together in small groups (so that we can all get to know one another) to make quilts for charity. Robert Kaufman, Warm and Natural, Aurifil, Bernina NW, and Island Quilter are generously donating supplies for us to use!!  We are so lucky! ;) All that you have to bring is a little fabric for the tops.    Please bring:

  • 10 cut 4 1/2" squares of two different small scale fabrics 
  • One 4 1/2" girly fabric square
  • One 4 1/2" boyish fabric square
  • Sandwich size ziplock bag of scraps 

Everything else will be provided! The Seattle MQG is organizing a lunch while at Island Quilter.

Back to the mainland! We'll make a stop into West Seattle Fabric Company, to see all of their goodies!

Saturday Dinner: Around the Executive Hotel Pacific, there are many yummy restaurants. Rock Bottom Brewery, Tulio Restorante, Pike Place Bar & Grill, and many more. Click here is a short list from the hotel. Since there is over 50 of us, we thought it would be best to be on your own and decide where you'd like to go with friends. (*For those of you who have signed up, and are now a part of the google group feel free to talk with each other about reservations for Saturday night!*)

Sunday morning: Shop Hopping in Ballard! Drygoods Designs are opening their shop early for us and they will even be treating us to mimosas and pastries. On Sunday, Ballard has an amazing farmer's market/street fair that will be fun to walk around. Less than a half a mile away is The Quilting Loft!
This charming neighborhood will mark the end of our meet-up. :)

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If you want to still come along it's not too late! Click here and fill out this form to officially sign up! You have until July 31st to sign up. Once you've done that, you'll be invited into a Google group via an email, where you can get to know everyone prior to leaving and also work out carpools and sharing hotel rooms.

If you have anymore questions, please talk to me (Heather) at tomorrow's meeting or email me at portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail dot com. Thanks!

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

This Saturday is the 37th Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! We are so excited to be representing PMQG with our special exhibit. Many of us are making the trek to Sisters and we hope to see you there! In addition to seeing over 1300 quilts, we also get the joy of meeting other modern quilters!

At noon and 4pm, we're hosting a little get-together in our exhibit space with the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild and Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guilds.  We are having two times to meet-up because people different volunteer schedules, stop by at one or both! :) 
I know I'm really looking forward to seeing all of the incredible quilts and enjoying time with some friends. Hope to see you there! 

Reminder: Seattle Awesomeness!

If you're summer's gotten busy and you've lost track of time, you still have time to reserve your hotel room for Seattle! Tomorrow is the deadline for our discounted rate at the Executive Hotel. So far, we have over 20 people registered for this adventure! Can't wait to see who else joins us!

And if you've already reserved your room or are staying elsewhere please make sure to fill out this google doc so we have a good head count.

If you forgot, here is all the details!

Who: Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Members
When: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12 (come for all, or come for part of the weekend!)
Where: Seattle, 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. Use Portland Modern Quilt Guild to book. After that date our block will be released. 
What: We have a great agenda planned! It includes collaborative charity quilting at Island Quilter, mingling with new friends at Drygoods over mimosas, fabric shopping in Seattle, and more! 
Why: To meet other creative quilters in the Pacific Northwest and have a great time together
If you're on board for this adventure, there are two things that you must do: 
1) Please click here to fill out a simple google form so that I can have a solid head-count and information from everyone attending. 
2) If you want to stay in our reserved block, please follow the directions to book your hotel room. 
(We wanted to provide an option for everyone to stay in the same hotel. But if you'd like to stay with friends/family/another hotel, that is perfectly fine.)
Thanks!
:) Heather

Meeting Reminder & Seattle Meet-Up

Happy Monday everyone! After the hot weekend, it's nice to be cooled off by the rain a bit! 
This thursday is our June Guild Meeting. We are excited to be having Elizabeth speak and share with us some of her fabulous quilts from her new book, Modern Patchwork. We will be meeting in the stagecraft building, room S1 at 7pm. Also, don't forget to bring your pouch for the pouch swap (if you are participating). See you there! 
If you've been to the past few meetings, you'll remember that we've been talking to Vancouver MQG and Seattle MQG to organize a meet-up this summer. Well, we've finalized the details, here they are! 
Who: Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Members
When: Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12 (come for all, or come for part of the weekend!)
Where: Seattle, 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. 
What: We have a great agenda planned! It includes collaborative charity quilting at Island Quilter, mingling with new friends at Drygoods over mimosas, fabric shopping in Seattle, and more! 
Why: To meet other creative quilters in the Pacific Northwest and have a great time together
If you're on board for this adventure, there are two things that you must do: 
1) Please click here to fill out a simple google form so that I can have a solid head-count and information from everyone attending. 
2) If you want to stay in our reserved block, please follow the directions to book your hotel room. 
(We wanted to provide an option for everyone to stay in the same hotel. But if you'd like to stay with friends/family/another hotel, that is perfectly fine.)