Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Back to School!

Here at PMQG, we're all about sharing knowledge! In the past, we've tried to announce classes PMQG members are teaching or would be interested in. However, lately we have so many amazing members doing so many amazing things, we haven't been able to squeeze in all of the information into the announcements. Here is a list of some amazing quilting and crafting classes coming up. If you know of others, please leave a comment letting us know!

Quilting Classes

1) Beginning Quilting by Heather Davidson starts September 15th
2) Cat's Game Quilt by Michelle Freedman starts October 1st
3) Text Quilts Workshop by Elizabeth Hartman starts October 6th

4) Beginning Quilting on a Frame by Rachel Kerley starts September 17th & September 23rd

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Wool Baby Quilt taught by Susan Beal - September 29th at 10 am to 12:30 pm
Make a simple coin-style wool baby quilt, choosing from lots of colorful, pretty wool fabrics for your favorite combination. Register at this link or by calling the store, 503-535-5786
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Hand-Stitching with Hexies taught by Teresa Coates  at Cool Cottons - Sept. 17 - 7-8:30pm - Click here to sign up!
Learn several hand stitches while working with hexies. We'll work on stitching them for seamless and strong connections that will allow you to use your hexies for a variety of other projects. 

Crafting Classes
OSMI is hosting a Portland Mini Maker Faire! It should be a really fun event. 

Susan Beal speaking on the panel, "Cultivating the Portland Craft Scene" at noon on THIS Saturday, Sept. 15th. She will also teach a free comics magnet demo from her book, World of Geekcraft at 2pm in the OMSI tent.

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Come on out to Portland Flea THIS Sunday, September 16th. Come out for vintage furniture and home goods, plus I'm (Heather) teaching a few craft classes. One of my favorites being recovering vintage lampshades. 

Reupholstering Lampshades - Sun. Sept 16th at 2:30 - 4pm - Click here to sign up!
Monogram Stamp Collage - Sun. Sept. 16 - Noon- 1pm - Click here to sign up. 
Vintage Ephemera Jewelry - Sun. Sept. 16 - 10:30-11:30am - Click here to sign up. 
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Have you heard of ADX? If not, check it out! It's an amazing shared workspace with access to many hi-tech tools. They are also offering classes.

Button Jewelry at ADX, taught by Susan Beal, October 14 at noon to 2pm
Learn to make a super-personalized button charm bracelet, necklace or earrings using basic wirework skills and your favorite vintage or new buttons! Click here to sign up!

Don't forget about Collage! They offer over five classes each week! Click here to see the full list! 
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If you know of other fun classes & events happening, we'd love to hear about them!  Please share them in the comment section, and we can update it on the site. Thanks! 


  1. Pam Raby, who made a block for the Michael Miller challenge last spring, is teaching at the Pine Needle in Lake Oswego this fall. You can read about her upcoming classes on her blog, You have to see the quilt she made out of some luscious Marcia Derse fabrics! I'm teaching at the Pine Needle in the fall, too. One of my classes is on the Urban 9-Patch runner that's being shown at Expo next week as part of the PMQG exhibit. The Pine Needle's fall catalog is online at

  2. forgot to mention: The Pine Needle is carrying Violet Craft's "Madrona Road" line in the blue and yellow colorway!


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