Monday, April 23, 2012

April Meeting Recap

Our wonderful President Susan starting out the meeting. 
 From now on I am going to leave out the part where I tell you this was a big meeting with lots to share and lots of photos. We pack a lot into our meetings every month because we are so excited to be together from now on these posts are big! Susan shared these classes and announcements with the group. 
Improv blocks from our All Day Sew being made into a quilt for Quilts of Valor.

Jen did a 10 min tute on making zipper pouches her way.
Jen did a great 10 minute tute on a making a zipper wristlet pouch and I shared a tutorial on snaps. This is all to help prep for a pouch swap we'll be doing with the Vancouver BC Guild.

There was announcement by the panel that will be choosing the quilts to be in our PMQG special exhibit at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. You can find info on that under the Sisters tab above. 

For our mixer this month we displayed our blocks for the Michael Miller Cotton Couture Challenge. Forty Four blocks in all I am not sure how Kathy Miller is going to choose just 16! The remaining blocks will be made into quilts for charity and one to be displayed at Sisters. We were struck by the diversity and beauty of each block they all turned out amazing.

Violet Craft shared a peak of her new fabric line Madrona Road! I can't wait to sew with it. 

Heather our vice president did a great talk on dynamic blogging. She has created a wonderful resource page above for everyone to use Update: 1/13 Follow the Dynamic Blogging link highlighted above (for the information that used to live on the page) to find links to blog design resources and a great how to for making those cute little buttons you see on the sides of blogs. 

Show and Tell
 Matthew shared his quilt top Glimpse of Future Dimensions. 

 Susan shared her entry for the Sisters exhibit. The design is based on a sign she saw three years ago at Oceanside Oregon.

Lara shared some things she's made from the Zakka Style book.

 Rachel shared her English Strippy Quilt. 

Cris brought her Amish Stained Glass quilt. It was inspired by a quilt in the book Amish Abstractions.

Kate's Half Square Triangle Peeps quilt.


Anne W. shared Rainbow Baby Quilt. This was inspired by the "Gumdrops" quilt in volume 2 of Sew Scrappy. 

Also from Anne Forever Black & White. This is Elizabeth Hartman's Birdbath pattern from her book Guide to Modern Patchwork. Quilted on Modern Domestic's quilt frame.

Cheryl E. brought Not on the Quilt,dude! "Which came first-the quilt or the Lebowski adoration robe? You be the judge! Sewing is good for the soul, "Careful Man!"
Lebowski adoration robe!

 Dee shared her Bug Jar quilt made for her 4 year old Granddaughter whose parents call her "Bug".


Jill shared Moons of Many Colors.

 Jane shared a quilt top from her "Civil War" block swap.

Heather L. shared two quilts her "Plus" Quilt
and Happy Squares.

Anne brought two quilts Ode to Kaffe
 and her Baby Quilt made with Peacock Lane fabric.

Amanda shared her quilt top from a Modern Minimal Pattern.

 Amorette shared her Sparkle Punch Taza quilt. This is also a pattern from Elizabeth Hartman and a quilt along.

Bonnie made this for her Mother for Mother's Day. This is a Thomas Kinkade panel she did using a creative stitching technique learned from a Craftsy course.
 Back with her first label.

Judy shared her Harmony and Friendship quilt. It was made with Japanese taupe's in response to the Tsunami last year and was inspired by a fund-raiser concert.

Gail shared Orange Stripe and Improv quilt inspired by our last meeting.

Ale shared her Zig Zag quilt top and 
her Granny Square quilt. 

Erin shared two quilts.
This was made with fabric from old sheets, clothes and stash.

Thank you for visiting the Portland Modern Quilt Guild!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a meeting! Those challenge blocks are all so unique and impressive. I can't wait to see the finished quilt/s! Your show and tell is inspiring!


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