Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pacific Northwest MQG Meet-Up

I've been receiveing many questions about our Seattle trip and I want to fill everyone in on the details. It's going to be a time you don't want to miss! ;)
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Pacific Northwest MQG Meet-up Schedule:
August 10 - 12, 2012

Friday night @ 7:30pm - Cocktails, Check-in, & Laughs at Jasmine Lounge (this is connected to the Executive Hotel Pacific, where many of us be staying)

Saturday Morning: Drive to West Seattle to board the Ferry to Vashon Island - and then drive to Island Quilter. Everyone must carpool, as we will still drive to Island Quilter once we're on the island. If their are four people in every car, it will be $9 per person round trip to be paid at the ferry building Saturday morning.

Katie Purfeerst-Pederson from Seattle has coordinated an amazing charity sewing day (10am - 3pm) for us! We will be collaborating together in small groups (so that we can all get to know one another) to make quilts for charity. Robert Kaufman, Warm and Natural, Aurifil, Bernina NW, and Island Quilter are generously donating supplies for us to use!!  We are so lucky! ;) All that you have to bring is a little fabric for the tops.    Please bring:

  • 10 cut 4 1/2" squares of two different small scale fabrics 
  • One 4 1/2" girly fabric square
  • One 4 1/2" boyish fabric square
  • Sandwich size ziplock bag of scraps 

Everything else will be provided! The Seattle MQG is organizing a lunch while at Island Quilter.

Back to the mainland! We'll make a stop into West Seattle Fabric Company, to see all of their goodies!

Saturday Dinner: Around the Executive Hotel Pacific, there are many yummy restaurants. Rock Bottom Brewery, Tulio Restorante, Pike Place Bar & Grill, and many more. Click here is a short list from the hotel. Since there is over 50 of us, we thought it would be best to be on your own and decide where you'd like to go with friends. (*For those of you who have signed up, and are now a part of the google group feel free to talk with each other about reservations for Saturday night!*)

Sunday morning: Shop Hopping in Ballard! Drygoods Designs are opening their shop early for us and they will even be treating us to mimosas and pastries. On Sunday, Ballard has an amazing farmer's market/street fair that will be fun to walk around. Less than a half a mile away is The Quilting Loft!
This charming neighborhood will mark the end of our meet-up. :)

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If you want to still come along it's not too late! Click here and fill out this form to officially sign up! You have until July 31st to sign up. Once you've done that, you'll be invited into a Google group via an email, where you can get to know everyone prior to leaving and also work out carpools and sharing hotel rooms.

If you have anymore questions, please talk to me (Heather) at tomorrow's meeting or email me at portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail dot com. Thanks!


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