Thursday, June 21, 2012

June Announcements

We have lots going on at PMQG, so if you missed tonight's meeting or want to check out some of the announcements mentioned. Here they are: 

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Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!

We are so excited about going to Sisters for the July 14 Outdoor Quilt Show! We will host a casual meet-up in our special exhibit space for the Oregon modern quilt guilds, including Eugene and Central Oregon, in the late afternoon. Hope to see you there!

Marilyn Ulrich of the QuiltWorks shop and gallery in Bend has invited the PMQG Sisters special exhibit to do an encore show with quilts from the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild! The show will open with a reception on August 3 and run the entire month.

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Seattle Sew + Shop Hop this summer!

The PMQG-SMQG-VMQG meet-up for a shopping and sewing weekend is officially planned for August 10, 11 + 12! We’ll be shopping for fabric at Quilter’s Loft, doing a collaborative charity quilting project at Island Quilter, and having mimosas at Drygoods Design with lovely guild members from Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Please fill out a quick online form if you’re planning to go, so Heather can organize the weekend!

We’ve reserved a block of 20 hotel rooms at the Executive Hotel, 400 Spring St. Seattle. The cost is $129 + tax a night and they are all doubles. Parking is available across the street for $22 a day or $29 for valet. To book your room call 206-623-3900 before the cutoff date of July 10. After that date our block will be released. 

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Charity Quilting

June’s charity quilting opportunity is the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. The organization is collecting new mini-quilts, which can be up to 9” x 12” and in any style, which are sold or auctioned to raise money for research. This would be a perfect way to use Michael Miller improv blocks, or any others you’d like to give! Michelle Freedman has offered to collect blocks or tiny quilts this month and register them for a group donation.

Please email us at portlandmodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you’d like to donate blocks or a mini quilt, or work on a collaborative project.

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Michelle also attended the Oregon Quilt Project workshop in Salem this month representing PMQG, and historian Mary Bywater Cross taught guild members from all over the state how to best document our quilts and share their stories.

Michelle and Bill Volckening (aka Willy Wonky) are working to organize a PMQG quilt documentation day at the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store in the fall, and we’ll be in touch about that when it’s set!

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Northwest Quilting Expo

PMQG has been invited to do a second special exhibit at the NW Quilting Expo here in Portland, September 20-22. Quilts need to be submitted by August 15 to be part of the exhibit, and we’ll have more info on the blog soon, as well as at the July meeting.

We can show a total of 20-40 quilts and there’s no fee to enter (unless you want your quilt to be part of the competition, which is $10 per quilt). We have forms here, or they’re on the NWQE website.

Two vendors are looking for help in their booths all three days of the show - $10/hour in cash plus free entry. Email us if you want to get in touch to apply!

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More quilt shows!

The Oregon State Fair is accepting quilt entries for their 2012 show and competition through June 29, and the Washington County Fair is also open for quilt submissions on July 21 and 22. Thank you to Ann-Marie Cowley (who’s won lots of ribbons at both fairs!) for encouraging the rest of us to enter our quilts.

Stitches in Bloom is accepting entries for their 2013 show (January 25 and 26), and offering a 3-day pictorial appliqué workshop as well (which is discounted through July). Mary from the Oregon Garden said that she’d love to see entries from us and that modern quilts are her favorite! Deadline is January 4, 2013.

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PMQG has signed on as a gold needle QuiltCon sponsor! That means all of our members will get 10% off workshops and conference registration, plus we’ll get two free show tickets to raffle off! More details coming soon, but you can check out quiltcon.com for lots of info on workshops, shows and events – and mark your calendars for February 21-24, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

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Next month's meeting will take place at Laurelhurst park! Bring a picnic blanket, something to snack on, and quilts for show and tell! We'll be in picnic site A at 7pm.






2 comments:

  1. Uh-oh, picture links need checking. Great meeting. Loved it! Thank you all for the warm welcome. Mary and Wendy thank you, too!

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  2. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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