We are so excited for Central Oregon to be hosting the PNW MQG Meet-Up this year. Below you will find all the information to register. Once you have registered, we will email you an invoice to pay for registration. As we get closer to the event we will email all the information you need such as detailed schedule with times and location, shop hop passport, charity quilt block information, etc.
REGISTRATION: 2018 PNW Meet-up registration link
WHO: MQG members and friends from around the northwest.
WHEN: Friday August 10th – Sunday August 12th 2018.
We will be at Grace Bible Church in Bend, OR. The church is air conditioned. The address of the church is 63945 Old Bend Redmond Hwy, Bend, OR 9770. We will have about 80 spots available to accommodate machines, due to the limited number of outlets. If we have a large number of people, you will need to be prepared for some hand work (hand binding, cutting, embroidery, etc.) so that we are able to rotate people through on machine outlets.
You will be responsible for your own lodging. The church is on the north end of town, towards Tumalo. We have some great hotels and resorts throughout Central Oregon. You can even find some great camp sites if you want to go that route.
We will be sewing on Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. We will be able to lock up everything at the church Friday evening. We would also very much appreciate help with clean-up on Saturday so we don’t have to end sewing early! Sunday morning we will have breakfast treats and coffee in the park from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
We will have a brewery social on Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00. This is a great chance to mingle and get to know others while enjoy appetizers and drinks if you would like.
We will also be making a few quilts for a local non-profit organization, Orphanages of Kenya. We picked this non-profit because they are the ones helping us with the space. Space is extremely expensive and this is a small token in exchange. Without this partnership we would not be able to pull this off. We ask that you make a few blocks ahead of time and bring them to the meet-up. Directions will be included in a follow-up email after you register.
The cost of the meet-up will be $40.00 per person for MQG members and $60.00 for non-MQG members. This includes all day sewing Friday and Saturday (will have some basic snacks and drinks throughout the sew days, but you will need to provide your own meals), a brewery social on Firday night (apps and beer), and Sunday sewing in the park (breakfast treats, coffee, juice).
We will have a self-guided shop hop with prizes drawn at our Sunday Morning social. We will have swag bags for anyone who is registered before June 1. We will also be hosting a zipper bag swap (details to follow at registration.) We will have a few optional demos and speakers during the sew days. We also hope to have some door prizes.
We will be having a demo of the Retreat Bag pattern by Emmaline Bags on Saturday. We will be doing the larger bag and we will be providing the pattern for you. We will have hardware and stabilizer kits available for $10.00. You will need to bring your own fabric and zippers for the bag. If you would like to purchase one (or more) kits, please let us know and we will add that cost to your registration.
If you have any other questions, please email Sara at COMQG@hotmail.com