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PMQG at NW Quilting Expo 2015

NW Expo Portland Modern Quilt Guild is in rotation with the Seatlle MQG and Vancouver MQG, to have a special installment at the Northwest Quilting Expo and 2015 is our year!  The NW Quilting Expo runs September 24-26, 2015. More information on the show can be found here.

This year PMQG has space to show around 50 quilts! This will be a great opportunity to show off our group's modern quilting work, so please consider making/finishing a quilt for this show!

We will be taking entries from PMQG members starting June 15 through August 1, 2015 for the special PMQG quilt section.

  • To Enter: 1. Must be a PMQG member 2. Send an Email Entry for EACH quilt you enter to: gweiss23@gmail.com between June 15 - August 1, 2015 with PMQG at NWQE 2015 in the subject line. 3. Each member can enter up to (3) quilts. 4. Each email entry must include: a) Your first and last name b) Name of your quilt c) Width and Length of your quilt in inches d) 2 photos in .jpg, .png, or .gif format: One full quilt / One close-up - “photos should be no larger than 1000 pixels” e) A description of your quilt, and what (to you) makes it Modern. f) Contact phone # - this is optional since we’ll have your email address but it makes for quick communication if need be.

A jury will be chosen and they will pick the best 50 modern quilts from the submissions. Jury information will be posted here as soon as details are confirmed.

Entrants will be notified by August 5th.

If your quilt is chosen to be a part of the PMQG installment, a registration form will need to be submitted by August 15 to NWQE - no payment necessary - with "PMQG written in as the category. A 4” sleeve will need to be attached to the back (it can be temporary) for hanging.

You would deliver (by Sept 22) & pick up your own quilt from The Pine Needle in Lake Oswego or at A Common Thread in SW Portland.

If your quilt is NOT chosen for this PMQG installment, please enter it in the main part of the show! It’s always great to see PMQG member quilts throughout the show!

Time to start quilting if you haven’t already!

September Announcements Details!

NW Quilting Expo
Our special exhibit & meet-up - Come join us Saturday morning at 10am, main entrance! We've made a facebook event if you'd like to RSVP there!

Pennar Ash Winery Trip
Thursday, September 27 - meet at Pennar Ash Winery at 11 am for wine tasting, picnic, and the change to photograph quilts in a beautiful setting! Thank you to Anne Woodman for arranging this lovely outing! 

Sew, Swap, & Sell! 
We are excited to announce that we're bringing back Sew, Swap, & Sell! We'd love to have you bring any fabrics you've fallen out of love with to swap or sell. Need to de-stash? We want your fabrics! If you would like to sell, please make sure you have marked and assigned a value to your fabrics to avoid confusion. Got a project you no longer love? Bring it and swap it? Maybe someone else will be the fresh eye to get it finished.  
Who? All PMQG Friends!
When? Sunday, October 7th 11am - 4pm
What? To sew, swap, sell, or if you just want to come by and chat, that's great too! 
Where? Staver Locomotive 2537 NW 29th Ave. Portland, OR 97210 

How? Because we will be limited on space, you must reserve your space by simply filling out the form below. Sewing machine space is limited, I'll make a note here on this post when sewing spaces are full, it's first come first serve on the google doc. Feel free to bring a quilt to bind! 

What to bring: 
- Finger food/small dish to share for lunch
- Fabric to swap/sell
- All sewing supplies that you'll need for your sewing project (please rsvp ahead of time!) Irons & ironing boards stations will be provided by board members. 

Any questions, please email us at portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail dot com! 

Michael Miller Stripe Challenge
Following the success of our last challenge, the PMQG will again be teaming with Michael Miller Fabrics to showcase their new Stripes Collection. 

Stripes” is a collection of large and small-scale stripes and chevrons. MM signature rich colors and an unusual blend of scale make these essential stash fabrics worthy of stealing the show!

Since we’ll take any excuse to play with new fabric, we’re happy to announce the STRIPES!!!! Home Dec Challenge.

The Juicy Details:

1) Paid members will be able to choose between the warm or cool colorway and a bundle of coordinating solids. You can mix in additional cotton couture solids, but please, no additional prints. The stripes should be the focus of your design.

2) When you’ve picked your bundle, get to brainstorming! We’ve decided to ask that you create something in the home dec category, and the more creative your use of the stripes, the better! We’d love to see what new patterns and designs emerge once you start slicing and dicing! For example, bags, mug rugs, wall hangings, table runners, pillows, storage bins, cozies, etc.

3) Once all of the items are finished, we’ll collect them at the October meeting or drop them off at Nancy's Studio before hand. Then, we'll photograph them and he folks at Michael Miller will select their favorite pictures (and possibly some of their favorite items!!) to showcase in their booth at the Fall Quilt Market.

If you weren't able to come to the meeting tonight and would like to pick up your fabric, please contact Nancy at portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail dot com, to arrange to pick up at her studio! 
Here are a few interesting and different ways to play with stripes! Thanks again so much to Michael Miller for generously donating so much fabric!  

Furrowed Fields by Rosemary Cromer

Bev's Quilt by Drury Girl
Home Dec Ideas & Tutorials:

Travel Handmade Pinterest Page - Assembled by Sewing Summit - Tutorials made by many bloggers
Fabric Scrap Basket by The Sometimes Crafter
Open Wide Zipper Pouch by Noodlehead
Patchwork Tote Bags by Susan Beal
Let's Have Cake! by Ellison Lane Quilts

Northwest Quilting Expo Details!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share the details on our Northwest Quilting Expo special exhibit at Portland Expo Center in September. We are one of only 3 guilds showing! We would love to have you submit your quilt - read on for all the info!

The NWQE has invited PMQG to show up to 40 of our quilts in a special exhibit during the show September 20-22, with no size limitations or fees. We'd like to include a diverse mix of our guild members' modern quilts, and will give precedence to the quilts that haven't already shown at Sisters (although it is fine to submit quilts that have already shown in other exhibits!). To enter your quilt, please fill out the PMQG special exhibit application here (or email us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com) by August 16th. Quilts don't have to be finished when you apply, just by early September. Oh, and our third Michael Miller Cotton Couture challenge quilt, Linear, will be in this exhibit!

We'll let everyone know if their quilts were accepted before or by August 17, when we will send in a list of our exhibit quilts to the organizers. There is a simple one-page form you can fill out on the NWQE website. There is no fee for non-juried quilts, and a $10 fee if you would like your quilt to be judged in competition (there are some great prizes!). The exhibit quilts will be collected in early/mid-September and we will get them back at the end of the month.

We'll also be giving away a few show passes at the September PMQG meeting!

Quick recap... 

Find out more about the NWQE!

Can't wait to see everyone's work! Please comment or email us with any questions.