QfQ at the Portland Craft Party!June 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Posted in Craftivism, Fundraising, Portland, Quilting Bees | 1 Comment
Hello everyone! Happy June! We’re excited to share a big QfQ update…
Next Friday (6/10), I Heart Art PDX is teaming up with the Museum of Contemporary Craft to host the Portland Craft Party, our local chapter of the worldwide Etsy extravaganzas!
It kicks off at 11 am with lots of free crafts to try, from paper cutting to freestyle embroidery, and I’m happy to say that we’ll be there hosting a Quilts for Quake Survivors bee. Please come make some cool things at all the different DIY stations, and jump in if you’d like to help us sew, quilt or bind one of our Mercy Corps fundraiser quilts in progress! We would love that. And Modern Domestic is generously bringing over SIX sewing machines for us to work on, and giving away a punch card too – amazing.
The crafting and quilting bee continues all afternoon, and then at 7pm the daytime event transforms into an evening party/Mercy Corps Japan Relief fundraiser!
From the post:
At 7:00 pm, the doors will open back up to the Museum and the real party will start! We’re taking over the entire space with complete with food, beer and wine, a DJ, and even more crafting stations. Your door donation will get you an entry into the drawing for a whole slew of crafty prizes (books, gift certificates, handmade goods and more!), some food and beverage tickets, and a lot of crafty fun!
Throughout the evening you can rotate through hand-felting, origami, hand-weaving, and make your own crafty artist trading cards. The quilts made for the project will be on display, and Modern Domestic will have them available for sale and sell raffle tickets.
Also, our Modern Domestic fundraiser is going strong and we’d love to have your support spreading the word about the beautiful quilts for sale – plus surprise bags and raffle tickets. Here is the newest QfQ fundraiser quilt, Sea Glass – created and generously donated by Petra.
If you go: