Modern Quilting

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

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

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

Rossie of Fresh Modern Quilts gave a lecture on modern quilting. She describes it as:

"This lecture on modern quilting describes my journey as well as giving the lay of the modern-quilting land. I cover what I see as some key aesthetics of modern quilts, I ponder the appropriateness of the term "modern" as it applies to quilts, and generally get nerdy on a number of topics that relate---in my brain, anyway--to modern quilting.  Among them: wabi sabi, simultaneity, linen clocks, and Bewitched."

An hour long video about modern quilting.
An hour?
And ever bit worth it.
Grab some tea, coffee or whatever you drink and have a listen.

You can watch it here:

Modern Quilters: growing and learning together

As the officers of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild gather information from members, one thing is crystal clear: Portland Modern Quilters want to be inspired, have fun, meet other quilters, and learn and grow together.  
Molly's Wonky Log Cabin/Joan Callaway
Some have experienced strong support and encouragement from other quilters in the past, but some have felt discouraged by quilting instructors or shop owners along the way.  Jacquie (Tallgrass Prairie Studio) has a must read post on her blog today featuring her reaction and response to the questions and discouragement of a new sewer/quilter.

Have you been discouraged rather than encouraged by a more experienced sewer/quilter?  Are you mentoring/encouraging new sewers/quilters?