PMQG swap potholders

So back in November, at our Portland Modern Quilt Guild meeting, we were asked to bring along some swatches of fabrics (no more than to fill a ziploc sandwich bag).  Everyone dumped their baggie onto the table, then at the end of the night, everyone left with a different baggie full of fabric to make something for the original person. Sounded like a great idea until I managed to leave in a bit of a panic a half hour before the meeting ended.

It took me three weeks to remember that I hadn’t taken a baggie of fabric when I left.

The ensuing weeks had been crazy (mostly bad-crazy) and the idea of making something for someone else had completely slipped my mind. Then I panicked again.

Luckily for me, one of the fantastic folks at the PMQG had taken the extra baggie and gone ahead and made something. I have no idea what I missed out on, but I am grateful that Brittany took care of it and I didn’t have to add another thing to my to-do list. In the end, it was Brittany who was the lucky recipient of Elizabeth Hartman’s gift, so I think it might actually be fair. 🙂

At the December meeting everyone brought what they’d made, then each person searched for their fabric choices in a finished project. Unfortunately, I had totally forgotten what fabrics I’d turned over, but Amanda from Threadbias saw my name on these potholders. Chris made them for me and they turned out great!


I actually don’t remember buying that Alexander Henry print and I don’t think the cream fabric was mine. It’s been a hard couple months and my brain has clearly stopped working as it should.


The potholders are happily at home on my new counter. We moved out of the temp situation with my adult son and into a teeny tiny (450 sq. ft) apartment, just me and my teen daughter at the beginning of December.


I’ve lost many of my belongings in the moves (four in the last year), including all my shoes and a bunch of kitchen stuff. So the potholders were needed and very much appreciated. I haven’t baked here much since the door of the oven bumps into the couch that doubles as my bed, but I have high hopes for using them.

Thanks, Chris, for taking the time to make them for me. I truly appreciate it and can’t wait to use them!

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