Saturday, May 21, 2011

Meeting 051911

• 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.

• There will be not be a PMQG Sister's Quilt Show bus. Transportation available through Fabric Depot and other avenues.
PROGRAM Long Arm Quilting by Rachel and Nancy

quilters can pay to have a long armer baste

examples of long arm quilting

Various Long arm and quilting links:
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
Our first member's only raffle was a gift certificate to have a quilt long-arm quilted by Nancy!

Swap-it Solids Challenge

Show and Tell

PMQG Banner Blocks
(left) Maurice shared an image of a community quilt shown at the 2011 Tokyo Quilt Show. The block theme was flowers. (right) Blocks submitted by PMQG members for the banner. If you have a 6" block you'd like to ad please mail (by June 4th) to:

Portland Modern Quilt Guild
P.O. Box 6431
Portland, OR 97228

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