This is a non-technical and fun presentation for owners of point and shoot cameras (and phones and tablets). Most people keep their cameras in their purse or pocket until they get to the restaurant. Then they ask the waiter to snap their pictures in the worst possible lighting conditions. Better to adjust your thinking to good lighting conditions, avoiding posing, and improve compositions. Nothing much about trains here, just good family photos.
|Thursday, Aug 27||11:00 AM to 12:00 PM||Oregon|
Pick your favorite colors from our huge stash of fabric and make yourself a handy quilted Mug Mat. These little mats soak up those drips that coasters just can't catch. They can be seasonal or compliment your decor! Free!
|Friday, Aug 28||2:30 PM to 3:30 PM||Oregon||New|
Diane Forbes is at it again with a new way to make flowers with fabric. These beautifully simple flowers can be used for broaches, hat pins, gift bag decoration, or many other uses. (Small fee)
|Thursday, Aug 27||2:30 PM to 3:30 PM||Oregon||Moved to this Time|
Donna Hamilton will be discussing things she wishes she had known before she even started to plant and valuable lessons she has learned. She will show pictures of before and after areas and her favorite easy and beautiful plants.
|Tuesday, Aug 25||1:00 PM to 2:00 PM||Oregon|
What is Project Linus?
Project Linus - the perfect name - based on the adorable security blanket-toting character from the Peanuts comic strip. Creator Charles Schulz was aware of our efforts and was delighted to have Linus inspire blanket makers (blanketeers) to help comfort children in need.
Our chapter is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization and shares the same two-fold mission as all other Project Linus chapters of the National Organization - through service in our community, provide comfort to children:
First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."
Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
Jodene Cook, the Portland/Vancouver Chapter Coordinator, will give us a brief talk at the "Welcome to the Non-Rails" on what happens with the donations of quilts from organizations or individuals wanting to help. The rest of the week the Oregon room is open to anyone wishing to help make quilts. If you know how to cut a piece of fabric, we can use your help! All the materials are supplied including the sewing machines! There will be people there to guide you. Let's see how many we can create before the end of the week!
|Saturday, Aug 29||9:30 AM to 2:30 PM||Oregon|
People who have become fascinated with the popular Downtown Abbey TV series might well be interested in travelling to England to see the "real" Abbey (portrayed by Highclere Castle in the filming). Luckily, England has hundreds of opportunities for seeing similar estates. In addition, Britain has an extensive collection of preserved railways, most with a number of operating steam locomotives, so that both rail and non-rail travellers can enjoy the same trip. The presenter has successfully combined these interests with spouse and friends on over twenty trips. Includes photos and travel tips to smooth the way for a flawless vacation.
|Wednesday, Aug 26||4:00 PM to 5:00 PM||Oregon|
Welcome to Portland 2015!
This get together is where we can meet and greet old friends and make new ones. We will be going over the clinics offered this week and reviewing any schedule changes. Jodene Cook from Project Linus will be here to explain our all week project.
|Monday, Aug 24||9:30 AM to 10:30 AM||Oregon|
Suzy Madsen will show you how to take those old wine bottles and turn them into two beautiful items. A $5.00 fee if you would like to make these items to take home.
This class is presented by Kate Baldwin. Everyone can participate safely in this class regardless of yoga experience, flexibility, or stamina. This inspirational class is great for older beginners, arthritis, limited mobility, general stiffness, injuries, chronic pain, or fatigue. Traditional yoga postures are modified & guided in stages, with an emphasis on steady breathing, and self-awareness. Chairs are available for seated poses, resting, and to help with balancing postures. Really, you don't have to get on the floor if you are unable to, or if you are not comfortable with the idea. All body types and abilities are welcome! ($5 drop in fee)
|Thursday, Aug 27||9:30 AM to 10:30 AM||Oregon|