Friday, August 23, 2013

Pacific Northwest MQG Meetup Recap ~part 1~

Oh my, last weekend was so much fun I'm not even sure where to start! I guess chronologically? The Portland Modern Quilt Guild hosted the second annual Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meetup. We had people coming into town from guilds all over Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada!

Find part 2 of this post here.

Thursday we had our annual picnic meeting. A little drizzling rain caused the location to be moved last minute, but it was still so much fun! Here's what our presentation was about.

Diane and Christina presenting their new book, Quilting Happiness

Members answering questions to win a copy of the book!
Group Shot

Group shot

A beautiful rainbow when the weather cleared up!

 Friday was full of getting checked in, meeting other quilt-loving people, picking up goodie bags, taking mini classes at Modern Domestic, and a wonderful kick-off party, also at Modern Domestic. 

Rachel and Jennifer in Rachel's Long Arm Class

Jennifer practicing

Christina's Paper Piecing Class

Amber, PMQG Secretary, in Christina's Paper Piecing Class

Susan in Jen's 1/4 Circle Class

Jen and Holly in Jen's 1/4 Circle Class

Susan's Publishing Class

Mingling, shopping, and making friends:


Paula, Barb, Holly

Paula, Barb, Connie

Emily and her special friend

Super Volunteers and Drink Servers, Allison and Amy

Allison's cool Seattle name tag and Volunteer Badge

We also did the tote bag swap, sponsored by Robert Kaufman, during the kick-off party.

Tote Bag Goodness!

Happy Swappers! Michelle, Amanda and Sherri, Mary Ann

Connie, Susan and Holly

Friday and Saturday nights we had all kinds of fun in the Clubhouse, ie the Presidential Suite at the Red Lion Hotel. We had a great Freezer Stenciling Class by Katie Sciarrino, giveaways from our sponsor Bolt, snacks, drinks, lots of chit-chat, arm wrestling matches (??) and tons of manicures! Oh, and some sewing even happened! Saturday morning there were Voodoo Donuts in the Clubhouse!

Clockwise from top left: Holly, Michelle M., Sherri, Barb

This is getting long, so let's break it into two parts. Find part 2 of this post here.

*Thank you to everyone who allowed me to use their wonderful pictures: Kimberly Lumapas, Michelle Freedman, Holly Broadland, Christina Lane, Sherri Chalke, Cecilia Lehmann, and (un)official meetup photographer Amy Kowalski!

--Mary Ann, PMQG VP

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