17 February 2011

PMQG meeting

I think I'm starting to get the hang of this. My first couple of visits with the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, early last year, I felt rather intimidated by the whole experience. I gave it a couple of shots, but can't say I was too disappointed to stop making the meetings because of my work schedule at the time. However, part of this whole new leaf in the new year, and making a real effort at building a niche in this field included (for me), a second try with the PMQG. And so far, I am very glad I have.

As of January 2011 (perhaps a bit earlier) there are new officers, a new organization to the organization, and what seems to me to be a much more cohesive and productive agenda. And on top of that, perhaps I am just warming up to the faces, finally - in my introverted way. Whatever the combination, I think it's working.

Tonight's swap was a "mug rug" or "snack mat" swap. Those of us who chose to participate made one of these mini-quilts, perfect for enjoying a muffin with a cup of coffee. I had fun using some Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably FQs I had as extras from the Fig Tree Quilts Summertime Stars pattern I started working on ages ago.

So, this is what I came up with. I hope that Cherri enjoys! And I was the lucky recipient of this beautiful hexie mat from Paula!

I already know I won't be able to be at the next meeting, but presumably at April's meeting I'll be able to do show-and-tell finally, with the quilt I'm doing for the Project Modern Challenge this time around... something to work toward, of course!


  1. Love the stitching you did on your mug rug and hoping to see your project modern quilt in April!

  2. Thank you, Christina. Looking forward to it - and as I mentioned in the post, I do really appreciate how you've been running the last couple of guild meetings. Y'all are doing a very good job in my opinion.