Friday, July 16, 2010

All About Hexagons

We had another beautiful summer evening for our July meeting at PNCA, with 47 stitchers eager to learn and/or share All About Hexagons.  President Jen started the meeting off with a brief history of hexagon quilts, which was followed by a show and tell of hexagon quilts old and new and other recently finished projects.  Show and tell is always a favorite part of meetings, and it's easy to see why....

Marcia already has a beautiful queen-sized quilt top made from charms from our May charm square swap.

Heather shared this quilt of beautiful Amy Butler fabrics,

this Cherry Pie quilt, and

and this Thimble Blossoms quilt.

Lee shared her Egg Drop Soup quilt

and this quilt with black and white and color gradations.

Shayla shared a vintage Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt top and blocks in pastels.

Janet's mini Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.

Marie shared a large stack of Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks that have been stored away for some time.   We'll have to wait and see if a little inspiration from last night's meeting is just what Marie needed to turn her UFO into a finished quilt.

This hexagon WIP was shared by Kate.

Christina shared her hexagon creatures which were inspired by thumbprint drawings by children's author, Ed Emberley.

There are more pictures of Christina's blocks on the Portland Modern Quilters Flickr group.

Violet displayed her Heather Bailey quilted duvet cover.

Jill's hexagon pillow.

Gorgeous vintage English paper pieced quilts.

Show and tell quilts and projects inviting closer inspection after the meeting.

Christina (The Sometimes Crafter; on the left in the black top) gave a presentation on her Adventures In Hexagons, comparing and contrasting different methods and materials.
 Even if you couldn't join us last night, you can read all about it on her blog post here.

Stitching and chatting in the small groups.


Many, many thanks from PMQG to Mettler and YLI for generously donating thread for our hexagon stitching pleasure.

  Jill made and donated the hexagon paper templates for everyone.  Your time, effort, and generosity are much appreciated, Jill!  (To make your own templates like the ones Jill made for us:

And a big thank you to Rachel for putting together and donating two giveaway bags -- and I won one!

Flea Market Fancy, thread, and scissors.  Ready, set, HEXY!

I'll close this post with these lovely hexies stitched and dressed up by Heather for Mo in Mo's Party Dress fabrics.

Keep on stitching, Portland Modern Quilters!

Note:  If I missed your quilt at the beginning of the meeting, please send me a photo and I will add it to the eye candy.  Also, I have tried to link to blogs whenever possible.  If there is a photo of you and your quilt above and it is not linked to your blog, please let me know and I will add it.


  1. It was my first meeting and it was wonderful! Thank you all for the work you did to make it happen

  2. I had a really great time, it was great to see so many inspiring projects, chat with so many lovely ladies, and hear about everyone's different methods for paper piecing!

  3. I really enjoyed the meeting. Does anyone know where to get those hexagon papers that we used?

  4. Great question, Lee. Look for my email to you, and I also added the link above.


  5. Thanks for the great meeting. It was my first guild meeting (besides an open sew in April) and I loved it. I've got Hexagons on the brain. ;)


  6. I had a great time, thank you for putting this together. It was so fun to meet everybody :D


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