On Saturday, June 4th, MPS is hosting a workshop and Ann Shaw is the instructor.  She spoke at one of our MPS meetings in 2015, and we were greatly inspired by her work.  She makes beautiful art quilts using a piecing method based on what she learned from Ruth McDowell; and with Ruth’s blessing, she is teaching others.  We are excited to have her teach at one of our workshops. Ann will bring five “Flowers of the Gorge” patterns, and each participant gets to pick one for their class project.  Just reading her supply list got my creative juices flowing! Because we wanted to makeRead More →

Think of it: 21 independent quilt shops in Oregon banding together to offer a three-week “shop hop” across the western side of the state. Now that’s something to make quilters and fabric lovers smile in anticipation. The Harvest and Stitches Shop Hop runs Oct. 3 – 24, with each participating shop offering visitors a free pattern for a 6″ block plus the fabric to make the block. Additional incentives include chances to win a prize at each shop. MPS member Deb Messina, pictured at right, was instrumental in organizing the shop hop. Deb is the owner of Quilter’s Corner Store, one of the 21 participating quilt shops. (Deb and her shop, located inRead More →