Door Prize

As do most guilds,  the Portland Modern Quilt Guild offers door prizes at meetings.  I’d say theirs are a couple notches above the quality of other door prizes I’ve experienced.  There are usually three or so, and we can put our ticket into the jar by the one we want.

Well, my mind was drifting because I rarely win when suddenly I realized my name had, in fact, been called.

door prise

Lots of stuff: patterns, fat quarters, thread, buttons . . .  The book is the one the guild is using to inspire rainbow quilts for next summer’s area at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

The packets of mini-charms will become doll quilts, as I have done before.  The charms will become Mendota blocks.

What’s a Mendota block? I’m so glad you asked. When Sunshine Online Guild has a retreat, we all make blocks to an assigned pattern; the pattern becomes known by the town of the retreat (like my recent Tahoe quilt finish from the retreat at Lake Tahoe). The Mendota block is an off-center framed square. Retreat is coming up in 2019–we plan ahead.

I’ll pet the fat quarters until they tell me what they want to become.

Our speaker was Chawne Kimber.  If you don’t know her work, it’s worth a look. The link goes to her general gallery; you will also see a tab “NSFW.” I had to look up “NSFW”; from listening to the quilts’ stories, I knew what to expect, but I didn’t know the abbreviation. In case you need to know too, it means “not safe for work,” an alert for language without bleeps or asterisks.) If you weren’t going to click, I’ll bet you are now.

Chawne is one of my inspirations for political quilts.



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6 responses to “Door Prize

  1. Betty Colburn

    It sounds like you will put your winnings to good use. I attended Chawne Kimber’s Friday class about small piecing. I enjoyed the class so much I put aside deadline sewing today to work on my class sample.

  2. That looks like a great prize! And thank you for the link to Chawne Kimber’s blog, I found it very interesting and have added it to my blog reader.

  3. Chawne’s quilts are amazing. Her tiny pieces boggle my mind! Congrats on the great prizes 🙂

  4. dezertsuz

    I clicked on her, but not on that tab. =) That’s not a door prize! That’s an entire house! =)

  5. Wow! I love her quilts! Thanks for the link!

  6. “I’ll pet the fat quarters until they tell me what they want to become.” – That seriously made me laugh – awesome!
    Congrats on winning the door prize yay what a stack of goodies 🙂

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