Lots of quilts in the park! What a great turnout—husbands, kids and members-to-be.
- Our July meeting will be a picnic, once the location is confirm we will announce further plans
- Sisters Quilt Show is next month (July 9) and 18 PMQG member quilts will be displayed there.
- Members, please watch out for a survey email coming to your inbox soon.
10 MINUTE TUTE by Michelle: One seam notebook covers
Michelle showed everyone how to make a basic notebook cover that requires zero hand sewing and only one seam.
PROGRAM Quilt Market Recap
- Quilt Market is a trade show; Kristen and Traci go there to buy fabric and fill their days with appointment with fabric company reps
- Monica goes there to promote her fabric line (authors and designers are another group that goes to Quilt Market)
- QM is great for scoping out new fabric, patterns and books that you haven't seen
- QM helps fabric retailers see trends, and get fabric/patterns to make store samples
- QM is also great for swag giveaways; some of which Kristen, Monica and Traci shared with PMQG as giveaways
- Schoolhouse is the day before Quilt Market and filled with 20-minute slots for companies/designers/lines to tell you about their products in more detail; sometimes these are short classes but those are geared towards brick & mortar stores
• PMQG business cards available to hand out and spread the word (obtain at meetings).
• "Quilts For Quakes" quilts are being sold and raffled along with grab bags at Modern Domestic.
PROGRAM Long Arm Quilting by Rachel and Nancy
Long arm rentals: Robins Quilts Nest, Boersma's (look up Robin), A Common Thread, Pioneer Quilts, Sharons Attic
Batting options: 100% cotton (hangs flat) 80/20 (med loft, inexpensive), 100% wool (nancy's fav batting, doesn't crease, flat, more expensive), bamboo (good loft, drapes, Joanns and Fabric Depot), 50/50 bamboo/cotton (more drapery), 100% linen, silk; Can pre-wash batting, spritz with water, roll in towel to disperse, hang dry.
Membership Only Raffle
P.O. Box 6431
Portland, OR 97228
Rachel | Drunkards Path
Sewing Machine Needle Overview:
Machine Needle Overview:
Kimberly won this orange pincushion,
and Cathy was the recipient of this red and blue pincushion.
A gift bag donated by Christina was also given away --
-- and won by Traci.
Elizabeth gave a presentation on fabric dyeing --
which covered overdyeing print fabrics (using iDye or fiber reactive dye), beer cup dying (including improv dying and value scales), and discharging with bleach.
Elizabeth gave away a bag of fabric dyeing supplies and displayed equipment, samples, and resources.
Show and Tell
Elsa shared her version of Elizabeth's New Wave quilt
and this child's car quilt.
Nancy shared this very large quilt made from sketches she made on a trip to Georgia.
Unfortunately, the pictures of the whole quilt did not turn out. Nancy, we hope you will post a picture to the Portland Modern Quilters Flickr group so we can enjoy your quilt in its entirety.
Annie shared this embellished quilt,
and Gail made this quilt, in her first attempt at creating poster art with fabric.
Remember these free fabric samples from last month?
Tobey made this version of Kate Conklin's Wonky Donkey quilt for her son --
Sally shared her first quilt
and this quilt made in a machine quilting class.
Violet was begged into showing this quilt, which she was still stitching on during the meeting.
and quilt label.
This happy turtle quilt came in after the end of the meeting, missing show and tell, but I was able to grab a photo of it -- Thanks, Laura.
Discussion and Announcements
The meeting ended with some discussion regarding the possibility of dues, adding a business section to meetings, problems with the blog forum, hosting a website, and utilizing Flickr.
Due to technical difficulties, the blog forum will be removed, and in the meantime, we will use the Portland Modern Quilters Flickr group for discussions and sharing photos.
Next month we will be having a pincushion swap, so make one up any way you please and bring it in a plain brown paper bag. It should be fun to see what everyone creates! Maybe we'll even see a little hand dyed fabric....
Violet displayed her Heather Bailey quilted duvet cover.
Jill's hexagon pillow.
Gorgeous vintage English paper pieced quilts.
Show and tell quilts and projects inviting closer inspection after the meeting.
Christina (The Sometimes Crafter; on the left in the black top) gave a presentation on her Adventures In Hexagons, comparing and contrasting different methods and materials.
Even if you couldn't join us last night, you can read all about it on her blog post here.
Stitching and chatting in the small groups.
Many, many thanks from PMQG to Mettler and YLI for generously donating thread for our hexagon stitching pleasure.
Jill made and donated the hexagon paper templates for everyone. Your time, effort, and generosity are much appreciated, Jill! (To make your own templates like the ones Jill made for us: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TabSlot).
And a big thank you to Rachel for putting together and donating two giveaway bags -- and I won one!
Flea Market Fancy, thread, and scissors. Ready, set, HEXY!
Keep on stitching, Portland Modern Quilters!
Note: If I missed your quilt at the beginning of the meeting, please send me a photo and I will add it to the eye candy. Also, I have tried to link to blogs whenever possible. If there is a photo of you and your quilt above and it is not linked to your blog, please let me know and I will add it.
No sewing night at Modern Domestic on the first Saturday due to the Fourth of July.
Next meeting Thursday, July 25. Look for more details coming soon on the ning website events.