August Meeting Reminder

It's Picnic Time! Please join us next week for our annual picnic in the park meeting! We will be starting at 6:30, please note the time change!

Who: PMQG members and their families, friends, visitors. Bring the kids, the hubby, your grandma, it's our annual time to mingle with family! Baby-sitters will be provided (see below for more info).

Where: Laurelhurst Park,  at SE Cesar Chavez Blvd (39th) and Stark Street, Picnic Site E (on the Ankeny/north side of the park near the restrooms, see picture at end of email).

When: Thursday, August 21st from 6:30-8:30. Please note time change! We need to beat the sun setting! 6:30-7:00 will be setting up your picnic area, eating, and mingling. We'll officially start promptly at 7:00.

What to Bring: 

  • A quilt/blanket or chair to sit on
  • Dinner/drinks for yourself and food to share if you like. Alcohol is allowed if you would like to bring your own. 
  • Name tag  
  • Show and Tell! No need to bring your Medallion this month, we won't be able to hang them up.
  • Monaluna Challenge Blocks! If you ended up not being able to make any blocks, you also need to bring your fabric back. If you made any blocks the extra fabric is yours to keep!

What's in store this month?

  • Monica Solaria-Snow will show off her new line of fabric from Cloud 9, Sew Yummy!
  • A representative from our 3rd quarter charity, Raphael House, will be there to talk about their organization. Check out our blog post on Raphael House for more info! 
  •  A presentation from our August Business Member of the month, Modern Domestic.

Feel free to bring your kid/grandkids! There will be baby-sitters provided by the guild to take them over to the playground area. The guild will be paying the baby-sitters, but tips are also appreciated.

Quilting Happiness: Book Launch Party at Modern Domestic

Modern Domestic is throwing what is sure to be another fabulous party this weekend! We were lucky enough to have Diane and Christina speak to us Thursday night at our picnic meeting about their new book, Quilting Happiness. Now join them for the launch party to celebrate!

Christina and Diane sharing their book and showing off one of Christina's quilts

Christina and Diane asking members questions to win a copy of the book!

From the Modern Domestic blog:

Join us Sunday, August 25th at 2:30 for a little party and some really fun demos and activities with Diane Gilleland and Christina Lane. Find out more details over on their blogs! We are hanging the quilts from the book this week and they are going to create quite a backdrop for the party! There will be lemonade and treats and hopefully YOU!

July Meeting Recap

We had a lovely picnic in the park and while there was threat of rain at the end of the evening we made it out unscathed. 

This is an early shot of the group and our area filled up pretty quickly by the end of the day.
The meeting started with a lovely thank you from Grayson Dempsy who is associated with Bradley-Angle House our January Charity focus and presented her with a group of quilts. If you haven't read about them check out their website.

Next we enjoyed a presentation from member Monica Solorio-Snow of her new fabric line Winterkist! 
This quilt was shown at Sisters and was at Quilt Market. 

You can see on the backing that Monica designed this for fussy cutting so there is a lot of space around all of the gnomes. She also shared some cute bags but I am sorry the pictures didn't turn out. You can find more of her fun creations on her blog!

Show and Tell

This is my quilt top made with all different Voile's and Cotton Couture. It will be a gift for my Aunt and Uncle for their 50 and 60th birthdays. 

Bill Crane shared his Feed Sack Log Cabin Quilt.
The back with it's Matisse inspired naked lady fabric.
6 year old Amaya shared her first quilt Pretty in Pink. She chose all her fabrics at Cool Cottons. Her Aunt is member Paula Wessells.

Juline Bajada shared her L-O-V-E quilt. The Tula Pink "Love" pattern started out as the front of the quilt then Juline "got carried away" with the back and it became the front (below).
Juline is JulineB on Flickr.

Next from Jolene Knight we have her Brothers Wedding Quilt. From a pattern from Susan's Modern Log Cabin book.

From Kelly Cole Shrinking Squares the tutorial is on her blog.
She also shared this vintage quilt purchased at a garage sale. She hasn't found a pattern name yet if it's familiar to you let us know. 

Anne Whiting shared her jelly roll Daisy Chain quilt using Noveau by Moda. 
Also by Anne this Scrappy Rainbow Fire Drill. This is member Elizabeth Hartman's pattern done in scrapes and rainbow colors. Quilted at Modern Domestic.

Jill Collins shared her unnamed quilt top which is a variation on the "Portland Peel" template and pattern.

Amorette shared her Curious Nature Hexies quilt top. It is machine-pieced hexagons made from Kona solids and Parson Grey's Curious Nature. 

Kristan Collins shared her Improv Quilt.

From Gail Weiss her finished Orange Stripe improv quilt. 

If only this photo was in focus! Here is Michelle Freedman's Swimming with Thread mini quilt for the Alzheimer Quilt Initiative.

Susan Paris brought her "urban renewal" improvisational quilt an urban version of "your own village" class.

Bill Volckening shared his Julie Silber mini quilt made for Julie Silber.
  Also his recent purchase Tango Gardening but Jean Wells Keenan of Sisters.

Kory Keller shared lots of firsts. Her quilt Chevron Girl which is her first quilt using something other then squares.
Kory's first try at free motion quilting, Basic Boy Quilt.
Also her Lot's of Dot's which is the first quilt made just for herself.

Vickie Rooks shared 2 quilts of her mothers that she is finishing. First Jeweled Stars.
Back in which she is making a special effort to label every quilt. 
Also a quilt made from assorted blocks.

Jen Carlton Bailly shared her first whole cloth quilt made for the Melody Miller Quilt Market booth.
Also bébé Sapling baby quilt.

Suzanne Gray brought her classy denim picnic blanket.

Thank you to everyone that joined us we'll see you all next month at PNCA, Thursday August 16th!

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Lots of quilts in the park! What a great turnout—husbands, kids and members-to-be.

Sunday, August 14, 4–8p
Quilts for Quake Survivors Thank You! Sewing party with BBQ potluck, music and quilt showcase
Staver Locomotive, 2537 NW 29th Avenue
For more information contact Susan.

Our next sew day will be Saturday, August 20, 9a–9p

At Fabric Depot, 700 Southeast 122nd Avenue in southeast Portland.

FREE to members! $10 for non-members

Members got their Habitat fabric for the Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge!

The weather held and we are able to get in our monthly dose of sewing inspiration.
See the lovelies below: