I love my guild... The Portland Modern Quilt Guild - what an amazing group of people. Our holiday party was a blast, and now I can finally share what I made for our gift swap!
The swap was fun, we each brought in a sandwich baggie full of fabric to our Nov. meeting where we randomly received a bag of fabric from someone else. We used the fabrics in the baggie to make something for them from their own stash and brought it to our Dec. meeting. I received fabrics from Katie Blakesley of SwimBikeQuilt.com and I had never met her before... I was a bit nervous to make something for someone so prolific, but she liked the pillow I made for her, and that made my day!
I received a great little needle-book from Pamela Barber - it's a 'book' made of fabric with felt 'pages' so I have a neat little place to keep my needles and scissors for hand sewing. It's so sweet, and the quilting on it is fantastic!
The board members this year really did an amazing job at wrangling the 230+ members of our guild to keep things happily rolling along! Thanks to Mary Ann, Kelly, Suzanne, Lisa, and Cath - they all really excelled at making it a fun year with lots of things to do, and I, for one, am appreciative of all the work that they put into it.
One event PMQG hosts is a monthly charity sew organized by Cath Hall of Wombat Quilts. Each time a group meets, there is a simple block pattern to make using a bunch of scrap fabrics donated by individual members of the guild. This time we made a scrappy 7.5" block with 2" white borders. There were about 10 of us there and we made enough of these blocks for another quilt top for Project Linus.
PMQG members at charity sew day at Modern Domestic - Quilts on display by: Elizabeth Hartman
Scrap Station... so fun to dig!
This is such a fun way to get involved and meet people from our guild, I really enjoyed this - there is nothing like working with a group of people all focused on the same project. We got a lot done, and for a good cause too!