February 14th, 2014 | Savannah Wasserman Arts & Books |

Slideshow: Braving Snowmageddon to Cut, Sew and Quilt

Photos from Modern Guilt Guild's quilting convention at the Nines.

     
Tags: quilting
img_0594Modern Quilt Guild and Bernina presents Portland's Sew-down 2014. - Modern Quilt Guild and Bernina presents Portland's Sew-down 2014.
It seems half of the city shut down last weekend due to the snowpocalypse, but that weather didn’t stop the Modern Quilt Guild’s SewDownfrom taking place. On Friday, Feb. 7, dozens of women gathered at the Nines to participate in an weekend-long quilting convention, taking workshops to learn how to cut new shapes and make shooting-star designs.  

According to Modern Quilt Guild's Heather Grant, quilting has transformed itself in the last decade thanks to to social media, new local shops and crafters in communities around the globe. Portland, unsurprisingly, has participated in this boom.

Here are some photos from Saturday morning's workshops:

Sewing machine manufacturer Bernina provided 70 machines for guests to use during the symposium.
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Attendees rotated between four quilting workshops on Saturday morning at the Nines.
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Quilters in full swing.
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In each workshop, attendees swapped quilting tricks.
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