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Introducing Sew + Quilt at Portland Modern Quilt Guild!

  • St. Andrew’s Church 806 Northeast Alberta Street Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)

I’m so excited to introduce Sew + Quilt to the world at our PMQG February meeting! Please invite a friend along, our first guild meeting is always free for guests and we love new quilters! Read on for lots more details…

PMQG is celebrating our tenth anniversary this year, and I’m so honored to get to present my new book this month, and show all the quilts in the collection! I pieced them with just four graphic, geometric, and beginner-friendly blocks – log cabin, half-square triangle, rail fence, and string – and added five embroidery stitches as the tools to teach beginners (or inspire experienced quilters who need to make a baby quilt or birthday gift, fast!). Some quilts can be pieced in a single day, and others are much more of a labor of love, but the simplicity that binds them leaves so much space for your creativity.

Keeping a personal quilting and sewing sketchbook – as simple as stapling snipped fabric swatches into a blank book, with measurements, notes, or block ideas – adds a wonderfully tactile dimension to your sewing and quilting. I’m excited to share ten years of my sketchbooks, and all my tips for recording the details of your most special work, both for yourself and to inspire others! I’ll also share ideas on labeling and telling the story of your quilts so they become the modern heirlooms future generations will treasure, without having to wonder who made them, and when.

I’ll be showing all my quilts and embroidery projects from Sew + Quilt, and giving away three special prize packages of signed books, fabric, black sketchbooks, labels, and book extras to celebrate our tenth year of PMQG! Michelle Freedman illustrated the book, Elizabeth Hartman and Monica Solorio-Snow’s fabric designs inspired some of my favorite projects, Nancy Stovall quilted so many of them, and Kelly Cole and Rebecca Ringquist offered stellar advice. Can’t wait to see you on the 21st!

Free for members & first-time guests; $5 to public