Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March Meeting Reminder & Two Quilting Events!

This Thursday, is our March meeting and it's going to be a fun one! We will be meeting again in the Illustration Studio  - S1 - in the stagecraft building from 7 - 9pm. The door into the building faces NW13th street, if you come after 7:15, knock or call the number on the door and we will run down and open it for ya! Click on our New Room Info page for a map.

You won't want to miss this meeting as we are launching a new challenge sponsored by Michael Miller using their new Cotton Couture fabric! Paid members get to walk away with eight fat eighths of yummy Cotton Couture. If you haven't paid your dues yet, it's not too late! You can renew online by clicking the membership button or in person at the meeting.

Your challenge is to make a patchwork quilt block. Here's the basics we'll have more details at the meeting.

• Finished blocks should measure 15½” wide x 18½” high.

• Blocks should be machine pieced. Any piecing technique is welcome, but please avoid applique, embroidery or other embellishments.

• Blocks should be made using only the Cotton Couture solids received at the meeting. Please do not add any additional fabrics.

• Have fun! We want to see a block that shows your unique voice.

  • Blocks will be due at the April meeting.

Kathy Miller herself will select 16 blocks to be included in a quilt that will be featured in Michael Miller’s booth at Spring Quilt Market 2012 in Kansas City!
Please note that the quilt displayed at market will become the property of Portland Modern Quilt Guild. If your block is included in this quilt it will, by extension, become the property of Portland Modern Quilt Guild and may be displayed on PMQG or Michael Miller’s website or other promotional material.

Did you know that this Saturday is National Quilting Day! We couldn't let it pass by without doing something special! Come join us for some shopping and quilting. Meet up at Bolt at 3pm, this Saturday, March 17th for some yummy shopping. Then hop over to Modern Domestic for some sewing/quilting from 4 -7pm. This is a special event just for PMQG! To sign up in advance for the Modern Domestic Sew-In ($10) click here to reserve your spot. Come join us!

Finally, PNCA is offering a fabric care and preservation class on March 24 10am - 12pm ! It's only $20, quite a few members have already signed up, but there are a few spots left! Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to best restore and take care of your quilts! Click here to sign up. 


  1. Is there a way to get our challenge fabric at the MD sewing night? I know I am going to miss the meeting tomorrow. (Husband's out of town, so I'm stuck at home w/ the kiddos. :) )

  2. Yes that would be fine sorry you'll miss tonight!

  3. Great meeting last night! I'm loving the updated blog - great job, Heather! It's like getting a new car and discovering all new bells and whistles.


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