- Sign up for 2015 membership
- Meet the new board members
- Announcement about 2015 PMQG Quilt-Along
- Update on Panty Raid quilt
- Sign up with Sam Hunter with your UFO
- Fabulous giveaways
- Post-meeting socializing at the Radio Room
- Your quilts for show and tell!
- New, clean panties for the Raphael House (each pair gets you a chance to win the Panty Raid quilt)
- Your name badge (and get an extra chance to win a giveaway!)
- A mug for coffee or tea
Hand-Stitched Home book signing with author Susan Beal
Saturday, October 11
|Sam uses this machine to make very tiny quilts.|
|This is what the internet used to look like.|
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|Kelly's Exploding Star block from Vintage Quilt Revival|
Tuesday, February 18
Hand Sew Happy Hour
PMQG members get 20% off at Modern Domestic the day of the meeting! Visit them at 1408 NE Alberta—just down the street from St. Andrews Church.
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2-5 p.m.
The Mash Tun Brew Pub
An afternoon of sewing and socializing at an Alberta St. pub
Open Sew Days
Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 1, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
You can get so much work done at these back-to-back sew days!
Hand Sew Happy Hour
|Darwins Diamonds & Flowers by Ronda K. Beyer, photo by dutch baby|
There's still time to submit a quilt to the Stitches in Bloom quilt show, which will be held January 24-26 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR.
Submission forms are due January 17. Check the Stitches in Bloom site for all the details.
PMQG isn't involved with this show, but if you submit a quilt, we'd love to see pictures!
|Who will be next? (BTW, pretend Jen is in this photo too!)|
6. You will see a box on the right side of the page that shows 'Upcoming events.' Click on blue link for the PMQG Riley Blake Basics Challenge Sign-up.
7. To join the event click on the orange 'attend' button. Voila! You are all signed up.
We are moving the meeting!!!
Plan B: We will MOVE the meeting to the covered basketball courts at daVinci Arts Middle School
Here are the plans for our meeting in case of rain tonight. We will post additional updates on Facebook and our blog: please check there for news.
Plan A: We will have the meeting in Laurelhurst Park, picnic area E as planned even if it It drizzles a little bit and the grass is a little damp.
Plan B: We will MOVE the meeting to the covered basketball courts at daVinci Arts Middle School if it starts drizzling or misting at 5:30pm and the skys are dark and the forecast is rain. THIS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON Facebook AND THE BLOG.
Plan C: We will CANCEL the meeting if it starts raining (real rain, not sprinkling) by 5:30pm. THIS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON Facebook AND THE BLOG.
Da Vinci Arts Middle School
2508 NE Everett St, Portland, OR
The covered basketball court is on the south end of the school (Everett St. just before 27th) behind the playground. Parking on Everett St.
Look for an email from me as well with information for how to contact me directly.
See you tonight!
- Bring your picnic quilt or blanket and a meal or snack
- We'll start the meeting with socializing and eating.
- Family's are welcome (we will have a few teens available to supervise younger kids over at the play area.)
- We will have a presentation!
- Bring your quilts for Show and Tell and BOM blocks.
- We encourage you to bring a dish or dessert to share
- Bringing your own single serving beer or wine is allowed.
The Bridges of Portland...NOW
- Chose your bridge and sign-up (There is a form below if you haven't signed up yet)
- Use a minimum of 1/2 yard of the lovely new Waterfront Park collection by Violet Craft for Michael Miller (and PMQG member!) *PMQG members get 15% off this collection at the Pine Needle through the end of July.
- For the quilt dimension requirements please follow the guidelines on the NW Quilt Expo website
- Think outside the bridge! Be inspired by color, what is on, under, above, and by the bridges. These do not have to be literal representations of these bridges (but of course they can be because you are awesome and talented and we can't wait to see what you make!)
|Collaborative improvisational quilt stretched over a skylight.|
We hung the patchwork over a large skylight and it was so amazing to see the light making a grayscale shadow of the quilt on the floor, and to see the handiwork of all these people coming together. I repeated the slumber party again in Boise, and it is the basic idea for the workshop at PNCA.
I made a piece for a college campus that I taught at in April called Gift Pyramid that invited people to leave gifts for each other in pockets hung on the wall. With that piece, I wanted to make work that was interactive but I did not have to be present. I would like to make more work that can travel without me, and can facilitate exchange in communities. I also have plans for a solo show at a cafe in Oakland this fall. For that I am working on looking at quilts on a figurative scale, and playing with draping. I have been draping all of my older patchworks that I originally hung flat on the wall.
|left: Alissa Haight Carlton, top right: Jacquie Gering, lower right: Our neon quilt (upside-down) with Melissa (of Generation Q Magazine) Christine and Cathy (from Michael Miller).|
Here is a recap of our committee reports and announcements.
Allisa Haight Carlton presented all the details for MQG membership at our May Meeting and answered our members questions. PMQG members will vote at our next meeting in June to join the MQG in July. We are putting a blog post together for those of you who missed the meeting with all the details of what Allisa covered. That should be up the first week of June.
MQG founder Alissa Haight Carlton hosted our BOM this month. We will be making her 'October' block which was originally posted on the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog for their Modern Block of the Month BOM. Instructions for her block are here. Thank you Alissa!
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. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to work with some incredibly talented quilters! (Links below or on the right side of the blog)
Eliza Fernand 'Collaborative Improvisational Quilting'
Cherry House, 'City Quilting'
PNW MQG meet up
Business Member of the Month
Jolene Knight of Good KnIght Quilts talked about starting her longarm business and studying under PMQG member Nancy Stoval (Just Quilting). She generously gave a $50 gift certificate away to one lucky winner. Thanks Jolene!
We are excited to announce that PMQG is joining Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild in making flags for their wonderful project 'To Boston with Love.'
Visit their blog to get the tutorial and read more about this project:
Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild
Yesterday PMQG members began posting links to this wonderful project and then Monica Solorio-Snow emailed us that she was happy to be the point person for our guild and collect all our members projects for this at our next PMQG meeting.
If you are going to send your flags directly please make sure they will land in Vancouver, BC by May 21st. Visit Amy's During Quiet Time blog for more info.
The time has changed from 10 to 4 for this Sunday at Quilting Delights! See you there!