New Portland Long-Arm Quilting Bees!

March 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Posted in Craftivism, Portland, Quilting Bees | 2 Comments

We’re so thrilled to add two new quilting bees at Sew On Studio here in Portland on April 14 + 15 with a special focus – fellow Portland Modern Quilt Guild members and quilting superstars Cherri and Rachel are hosting, and offering to quilt the completed QfQ pieced tops on the long-arm machine!

Cherri's get your Sew On open house
beautiful piece made by Jen for Cherri’s new studio – love it so much. Photo by Monica

New back-to-back Quilting Bees added at Sew On Studio!

Th 4/14 – 12 noon – 4 pm, Sew On Studio, 6635 North Baltimore Ave, Portland OR 97203

F 4/15 – 2pm – evening, Sew On Studio

Cherri and Rachel have offered to host a long-arm quilting party for the first round of QfQ quilt tops! There’s plenty of room for everyone to cut, piece, or bind at either or both events, while they work some professional quilting magic. Snacks and drinks provided, please bring machines and fabric if you can – Friday’s quilting party can go into the evening which will be super fun!

They’ve asked for us to have quilt tops ready before the first event, so any blocks or quilt tops you have time to work on that we can round up by April 12 would be fantastic. Hope to see lots of Portland friends there – we’ll be able to work on cutting, blocks and assembly in the Sew On space while the long-arm is humming along.

Thank you, Cherri and Rachel!!



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  1. Hi, Just wondering…are there standard sizes for lap size and crib size for these quilts? I’m happily sewing the 3-tiered log cabin blocks but have not settled on how many blocks to do. Also, need some advice on how to prepare quilt top and layers for long arm quilting. TIA. Suzanne

    • Hey Suzanne! We’re keeping it pretty flexible for quilt sizes in general, but a range of about 40 inches to about 50-54 per side would be great. Baby quilts can be a little smaller of course, it’s really up to the contributor.

      Daniela and I have been planning to piece ours in simple block formations like 4 x 4, 3 x 3 (or 4) with sashing or borders, 4 x 5… looking forward to sharing photos after our next couple of bees!

      And I will ask Cherri and Rachel how we should prepare tops for long-arm quilting – great question.

      Thank you!!

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