Monday, August 20, 2012

August Meeting Recap

We had quite a packed meeting this month! It started with our pouch swap with the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. There were so many beautiful pouches it was hard to see them all. Thank you Vancouver!!

  Are you going to Quiltcon? Our guild is a Gold Needle Supporter! This means when it's time to register for Quiltcon all of our paid members will receive a 10% off code to use. This will be specific to our guild and is not to be shared on blogs or any other media. Registration is August 30th  and we will be receiving our discount code August 23rd. 

Heather and I shared a recap from the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meet-up. You can read our previous post here

Susan shared about the Denyse Schmidt class she and other members recently took, her post is here

We have two charities this month first member Teresa Cotes shared about Pho for Three. 

This post gives you all of the details that can be found on her Crinkle Dreams blog. Please head over and if you can sew a straight line you can help! Teresa is looking for little dresses, shorts, pencil pouches, little messenger bags, and a simple diaper wrap with the first batch of items heading out September 30th.

Second is Action Kivu.

This ends tonight at midnight so head on over to Alissa's blog so you don't miss out on her fundraiser. Portland members Susan Beal and Elizabeth Hartman have contributed prizes along with many other people. You will be entered to win if you make a donation to Action Kivu through the fundraiser. Action Kivu is run by Cate Alissa's twin sister and is a nonprofit that helps women who are victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo by teaching them to sew at a sewing workshop. Action Kivu also pays for children to go to school. If you are reading this post after August 20th you can find out more about Action Kivu and still help on their website.

We had a visit from Lisa Anne a Portland guild member who has transplanted to Colorado to work for Craftsy. If you haven't checked out Craftsy yet it's a fun online community where you can take classes of all kinds of craftiness. Member Elizabeth Hartman will be starting her first series of classes soon you wont want to miss it! Lisa also shared about Craftsy's affiliate program and ideas about working with Guilds.

Wholecloth Quilts

Our Treasures Nancy did a wonderful talk on the history and evolution of Wholecloth quilting. I think this needs to be a future post on the blog so you can see all of the beautiful photos she had to share so stay tuned. Above are pieces by members Ale Kloch and Jen Carlton-Bailly.

Show and Tell
Joy Ruplinger with her lovely Scrap Table Runner

Lara Giles brought 2 quilts to share her Linen and Cotton Baby Quilt.
Also her Surfer Quilt for her daughter. She and her daughter have been collecting fabrics for the quilt for some time. Lara's daughter chose the pattern and theme to match her room then she moved out...
Back where you can see some of the palm tree quilting details.

Wacked Log Cabin by Cris Pera.

Amanda shared her version of the Ron Swanson quilt. This is from a quilt along by member Monica Solorio-Snow. 
Also from Amanda her Twin Quilt.

Gretchen Bertman shared her Architecture Boom. This is a memory album quilt made for her son when he graduated college. 
Detail showing each block with drawings or writing from Professors and friends.

Linda Nussbaum brought 2 quilts. First for Baby Girl Hamlin a pastel block baby quilt.
Second from a Jane Sassaman workshop her unfinished applique poppies. Linda's on flickr as Linda Beth.

Kory Keller shared her Windows improv wedding inspired table runner.

From Megan Dye blocks for Cocorico bee. These are paper-pieced quilt blocks for a flickr bee.

Sara Quigley brought her Cowboy quilt top.
 Detail of red work.
It's own travel bag!

Christin Ritz shared her small to Big Zig Zag Quilt.
Back. You can find her on flickr as see.ritz.

Ann Marie Cowley shared Swoon Leftovers from her Swoon quilt scraps.
Back but you can't really see the beautiful quilting details go to her blog and check it out.

Nancy Kennedy made this quilt from a pattern in Sweetwater Simple Home. 16 different red prints! 
Back with quilting by Nancy Stovall.

Maria Cardenas shared her Floral Lap Quilt.

Jolene Knight brought her Selvage Edge quilt.
Back quilted with her new machine!

Marcia Mersky Solids!

Mims shared a vintage quilt.
And 194 Lessons a half square triangle quilt for her daughters bed.

Cherri shared Wonky Stars her Sparkle Punch quilt. Quilted by Nancy Stovall featuring a concatenation technique which blends many different patterns.

Renee Neustrum brought her Modern Crosses baby quilt made from a pattern in Susan's Book Modern Log Cabin Quilting.

Teresa shared a miniquilt made with linen samples, old pants and new Alexander Henry fabric. 

Heather Lott shared a Senior Quilt.
And Ocean Boardwalk her first all solids quilt.
Back an enlarged version of the pattern.

Heather Davidson shared her Flower Garden Baby Quilt top made for her best friend.

Mary Ann Morrette brought her Red, White, Black, and Gray All Over Baby Quilt. She is on flickr as maremare312.

Thanks for sticking around until the end it was a great meeting and we'll see you next month on September 20th.


1 comment:

  1. Oh, so sorry I had to leave early and miss all those wonderful quilts (the heat got to me). Everyone does such wonderful work ~ so inspiring.


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