Quiltmaker’s Block Party in Portland

Hello Quilty Friends! Our Block Party in Portland is in full swing this weekend. There are quilting all-stars teaching, great giveaways and happy quilters everywhere. Here are some (okay, quite a few! =] ) photos of the festivities thus far:

BonnieSpeech Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

The event began with a key note speech from Bonnie Hunter.

BonnieQuilts Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

These are the quilts Bonnie shared.

BonnieHex copy Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

This is Bonnie's hexagon quilt she shared in 2011 at Block Party. It was just a partial quilt then. It is finished and absolutely stunning!

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There was a full rainbow over the river at dinner!

Diane Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Thursday morning, classes begun! Here is Diane Harris with coffee in hand ready to bestow some wisdom!

JulieTeaching Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Here is Julie Herman explaining her Hex N' More ruler.

BonnieGuest Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Here is Bonnie in class. They look like they are having fun!

Sponsors Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

A special shout out to Reliable for the great irons and Handi Quilter for the perfectly sized scissors and zinger!

goodiebag1 Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Bonnie took a great shot of all the goodies our sponsors provided!

DebbieCaffrey Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Here is Debbie Caffrey giving some great advice!

Gudrun Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

There is Gudrun Erla looking adorable as always!

JoMorton Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Here is Jo Morton explaining something quilty!

Beth Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Beth Ferrier in action! She is showing her technique on a projector.

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Quiltmaker's very own Sewing Machine, Peg Spradlin, with a very happy student!

Kristi Linda and Carmen with Bonnie Hunter Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Kristi Marymee posted this great photo of her, Linda, Carmen and Bonnie Hunter

JulieClass Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Jill Neely posted this great photo of Julie showing her new quilt.

Scraps Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

For most people, this is a name tag. For Melissa at Quiltmaker's Block Party, this is a tiny scrap saver. She tells us she has a jar at home filled with her trimmings and happy fabric memories!

JosQuilts Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Lynda Parker posted this great photo of all the quilts Jo Morton showed during her key note speech!

BLockExchange2 Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Here is the Block Exchange is action! I spy with my little eye a block design by Paula Stoddard!

BlockExchange Quiltmakers Block Party in Portland

Kristi Marymee posted this great photo of some happy Block Exchangers!

Well that is all the photos for now! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for photos by the attendees! If you are in Portland, be sure to post your photos so we can share them.

Thank you again to all our sponsors, teachers and attendees!

About Shayla

I am the Editorial Assistant at Quiltmaker. I have been making quilts since I was six and now have my own pattern design company. Outside of sewing I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling the world and playing with my 3 dogs.
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