Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sew Day - Saturday

Get those Holiday projects ready and come on out to Sew Day at Fabric Depot this Saturday, Dec. 1st from 9am - 9pm. Irons, ironing boards, and cutting mats are provided. Please bring everything else you'll need for a fabulous day of sewing!

Also, I'm excited to announce that our Michael Miller Collaborative Quilt - Graphic won our poll and will be entered into the Quilt Con show. Thanks to over the 130 people who voted!

Finally, don't forget about our Holiday swap!! Remember to make a special something for your partner and bring it on December 13! If you can't come, please try and give it to someone who can deliver it for you. Email us (portlandmodernquiltguild at gmail dot com)  if you need help with that. Thanks!

Monday, November 19, 2012

November Meeting Recap

 Susan and the rest of this year's board were excited to announce our 2013 Officers!

President-Michelle Freedman
Vice President-Mary Ann Morsette
Secretary-Amber Wilson 
Treasurer-Anne Whiting
Programs-Kim Lumapas

Also we will be adding a few new non board positions for 2013 to help with our growing guild and increased activities.

All Day Sew Coordinator-Brittany Scott
Special Events-Teresa Coates and Gail Weiss
Advisor-Elizabeth Hartman
Historian-Susan Beal

10 minute Tute
We had 2 this month. I did one inspired by Amy Gunson's post on her Badskirt blog. I shared her easy way to check your rulers and mats for being straight and accurate. 

Susan did a tutorial based on Angela Piengle's post on fabric folding. I would love to have all my fabric folded so nicely!

Publishing Panel

We had a wonderful panel of guild members Susan Beal, Michelle Freedman, Christina Lane, and Christina Cameli to talk about the ins and outs of book publishing. Thank you to all our panel members it was really fun and informative! 

Show and Tell
We added a new question to our show and tell forms this month. How is your quilt a Modern quilt? 
 Gail Weiss shared two quilted pillow covers that were quilt as you go. 
 Also this Drunkards Path baby quilt which she feels is modern because of the sputnik quilting and extra negative space. 

 Heather Lott "finally made Christmas stockings for her family".

 Jolene Knight shared her tree skirt which is she feels is modern because it's simple and scrappy.

 Monica Solorio shared her mini-juicy quilt. It's the mini version of her Juicy quilt that's in Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe book. 

 Kate Sharaf shared Mod Mosaic Savannah Bop.

 Jamie shared her quilt as you go tote.

 Jen Carlton Bailly brought In Color Order W.O.F. quilt
 Her Beetweet Christmas Quilt which is modern because of Improv blocks, circular quilting, and simple design.

 Brittany Scott shared Scrappy Madness quilt top which is a traveling quilt worked on by 9 ladies.

 Elizabeth Hartman shared her Improv Pods quilt from her Craftsy Class.

 Heather Davidson shared her Eames Modern quilt. From a 1972 Eames Poster this will be her bed quilt and entered into Quiltcon. It is modern because of it's geometric shapes and solids.

 Cris Pera shared DK Attic Windows which she feels is modern with it's materials and colors.

 Kory Keller shared Deer in the Headlights and 
 Little Houses quilt top.

 Else Hart shared her project case from our Michael Miller challenge last month.
 Her Medallion quilt top.
 Also Brandies Quilt, you can find Elsa on flickr as Elsa's fine line.

 Ellen Lane brought My First Quilt. She started this quilt 25 years ago and was inspired to finish it after our last meeting. She feels the white background and the lattice layout gives this a modern sensibility. 

 AnnMarie Cowley shared her Amish Zig Zag quilt. It's modern with its new take on an old 1934 amish quilt.

 Janet Murdock shared Swamp Thing. How is her quilt modern? She's not sure if it is. What do you think? I think it's modern. 

 Lara Giles brought 2 pink baby quilts for twins whose Mama loves pink.

 She also shared her Anna Maria Horner flannel quilt top inspired by several of Valori Wells quilts. 

 Amber Wilson shared Birds of a Feather made with Anna Maria Horner's feather pattern.

 Susan Beal shared her rainbow dress from our Michael Miller challenge last month. It was her daughters rainbow costume for Halloween. It's modern because her daughter is the least traditional person she knows and she loves it!

 Tania brought her Christmas table runners. Sorry I only got a picture of one.

 Another item from our Michael Miller challenge from Mims!

 Katie Sciarrino brought "Not baby quilts" quilts for her boyfriend's nieces. This one for Hannah.
 This one for Madilyn they are modern because of their fabrics and not being from patterns.
 Also from Katie her London quilt, a wonky star flannel baby quilt.  It's modern because of the enlarged modern block.

 By Ale Kloch her Kaleidoscope Quilt top. It was die cut with her accuquilt cutter her best job ever of matching points. It's modern because of it's bright cheery fabric with a modern color palate. She's Goldwillow on flickr.

 Robin Hashimoto shared her Modern Crosses quilt.

It was a big meeting this month thank you to all that came! At the end of the meeting we received our bags of fabric for the Holiday Swap I can't wait to get started on mine.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Meeting Reminder

Don't forget that this month's meeting - Nov. 15 - 7pm in Room 101!

 This month's meeting we have a very talented group of ladies sharing with us all things related to pattern, book, and magazine publishing! Ever wondered how a book idea becomes reality? Have a pattern that you wrote that you'd love to be in a magazine? Let's chat! Shelly from Figgy Patterns, Christina from The Sometimes Crafter, and our very own Michelle Freedman and Susan Beal will be sharing their experiences with publishing & quilting in this panel. Do you have a question for them? Leave your question in a comment on this post. 

We will announce and introduce next year's board, it's truly a stellar group! 

Room Update! We will be meeting in our old room (to some of you it will be new) 101! It's located in the main campus PNCA building on the first floor,  past the front desk, on the left hand side. We'll have a sign up directing everyone as well. 

Finally, don't forget to bring your fabric for the Holiday Swap. We passed out sandwich baggies at the last minute, if you weren't there or forgot yours, here's the info: 
Holiday swap!
Fill a sandwich size bag with your favorite fabric to be used in a gift made especially for you! Bring your filled bag to the November meeting with the following information attached to it. 
Your name: 
At the November meeting we will switch bags and then bring your gift to the December meeting! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Which Quilt Should Go to QuiltCon?

Quilt Con is around the corner and the deadline for entering quilts into the quilt show is only days away! As a guild, we are entering one of the collaborative quilts we made this year to be shown in the Group Quilt Category. But we need your help deciding which quilt we should enter! Please vote for your favorite below.

Also, don't forget to enter some quilts of your own for the biggest Modern Quilt Show! Deadline is November 30!
1. Linear Quilt

2) Graphic Quilt

3) Improv Quilt

Graphic Quilt Wins!! Thanks for over 130 votes!! You guys are amazing!