As you may or may not have noticed we now have a Flickr page! There is a button on top and if you click it you can view all of the photos from meetings from 2014! This is where all photos will be posted for your viewing pleasure!
There is a sign-in sheet is now available each month.
Question raised asking when our quilt guild would be
officially joining the National Modern Quilt Guild…Jessica Beaudet, Shawna
Haynes, Madyson John, and Phylis Porter volunteered to help create the bylaws
for the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild which would allow us to join the National
Modern Quilt Guild.Likely fees per
person would be approximately $15/yr.
Question was raised regarding information to be placed on
the EMQG blog.It was decided that
information wishing to be posted should be brought to the board members who
will then decide to allow/disallow it’s posting on the blog.
Pioneer Quilter’s Annual Quilt Show “The Unbroken Thread” is
scheduled for April 22-27, 2014.Lois
Scott is the featured quilter.
Lowell Pine Needlers will be displaying quilts at Our Sewing
Room for Springfield’s Friday Art Walk.
Theresa May is a featured speaker at the EVQ meeting on
March 20, 2014, 7pm.This is held at the
Masonic Lodge across from Autzen stadium.
Jean Marie Fabrics is moving!110 Main St., Springfield.Official grand opening event is scheduled
April 14-18, 2014.
March: Wrist pincushions.We had some really cute pincushions shared this month.Love the hedgehog!!!
Pat Johnston presented her “reverse rainbow wonky star”
It was requested that bee members identify themselves via a
note on the block when the block is returned to the owner.
Kim Olsen presented 4 different methods for making flying
SHOW AND TELL:
quilt; ocean waves
Pat Johnston: bag; black/white/colored scrap quilts x 2
Anne Robertson:brown/taupe quilt with circles in squares
Janice Hoffine:scrappy trip around the world; “happy scrappy”
baby quilt featuring elephants
Linda Delaplain:sunflower table topper hexagon shaped; sunflower table runner
Denise Nash:has been
quilting on her long arm machine: red/white/blue quilt; solid cloth
We would like to introduce our February Queen Bee, Pat Johnston
us a little bit of your quilting history and experience: It all started when my mother
began downsizing her home. She had a stack of quilts and tops from her mother
that needed a new home so I became their current owner. My love of fabric and sewing
really began in high school where I majored in commercial clothing and had the
best sewing teacher, Mrs. Ordiorne. I did get all of my grandmother's quilts
hand quilted plus two more but have not hand quilted for quite some time. While
living in Bend Oregon I took many classes at the Stitchin' Post, which I
count as a real blessing. After living in Central Oregon for 18 years we moved
to Brookings, Oregon and I joined the Azalea Quilt Guild. It was a wonderful 9 years
of fun and lots of new quilting adventures. Making many new friends down there
I was lucking enough to absorb some of their talents and spread a few of my
creative ideas to them, thru some teaching and workshops. So I have basically
been a quilter since 1979. When we
moved to Eugene in 2000, I continued to work full time which slowed my quilting
somewhat and I did not join any quilting groups. Now that I am retired, I
continue to make quilts but with a renewed sense of creative independence and
I've been busy working my way thru bins of scraps and a closet full of fabric.
I just finished piecing a quilt top for my Granddaughters high school
graduation. She is just turning 4 this April, so I have a bit of time to get it
quilted, nice to have one quilt project "way" ahead of schedule. I
love scrap quilts, wonky quilts, crooked stars, crooked blocks, and any new
quilting idea that comes along so I can try it out before finishing all the
other projects I have going. What
does quilting means to you?
Quilting gives me a firm identity of who I
am, it gives me " a place " off far away from the messy world of
today where I can create what and when I want to. Quilting gives me
opportunities to meet new ideas, friends and places head on, eyes wide open to
a tactile world of possibilities. Why
did you want to join our bee?
Just looked like a whole bunch of fun. A nice
way to be part of the guild, meet new people and be part of quilts destined for
a place close to a quilters heart.
What was the reason or thoughts behind your choice of block/design/project for
As I mentioned earlier I have a closet full
of fabric, well it's actually two closets full but don't tell anyone. I wanted
a block that would incorporate fabrics that quilters and myself already have
yet have a modern look. I also love star blocks so when I came across a picture
of this wonky rainbow star quilt on Pinterest I liked it's simplicity, use of
lots of fabric or scraps and I don't have a rainbow quilt, and it's a easy and
fun block to sew. I think this is important when requesting time from fellow
quilter to sew for you.
Therese will be the guest of the Emerald Valley Quilt Guild on Thursday 3/20, and her workshop will be held on Saturday, 3/22/14. You will have a completed quilt top (or a good start) by the end of the workshop.
Exploring the link below will provide you with the material list, an explanation of the class in Therese’s own words, templates of goofy portraits, and more.
- You do not need to bring paper for copies
- Plan ahead and draw some ‘portraits’
- We’ll be at Our Sewing Room, so all mats, cutters, etc. are supplied, but remember to bring your pressing cloth to avoid damaging an iron!
Workshop fee is $35 and everyone is welcome. At least one of our EMQG ladies will be attending the workshop. You do not need to attend the general meeting in order to take the workshop, but you do need to register with me beforehand. If you know other quilters, spread the word. :)
Karen discussed the 2014 Coburg Quilt Show. They are in need of modern quilt entries & we are hoping that EMQG can encourage enough members to help run a booth this year! Karen will be available to talk to if you are interested in being part of a committee for this event. The Coburg Quilt Show is on July 26th this year. We also discussed making a raffle quilt.
The Coburg Charter School is in volunteers to quilt quilts! Susan Miner has generously volunteered to quilt one for them! If anyone else wants to help out, contact Jen.
Please try and make/wear a nametag to our meetings so members and guests can learn everyone's names.
Daisy entertained us with a presentation on sewing machine needles (Schmetz). She drew wonderful graphics and gave a great "needle 101" talk. Some of the highlights include:
Threading your needle the right way - it matters!
The # width of the needle: - 60/8 ------------> silk - 70/10 --------------> piecing - 80/12 -------------> quilting - 90/14 ------------> heavy duty (bags with lots of pellon, etc.)
Change your needle every 8 hours of sewing time.
The universal needle was made for everything, which means it will do nothing well.
The February swap was (10) 10 1/2" blocks Valentine's themed. The March swap will be wrist pincushions. For swap ideas please visit our Pinterest boards! :)
The February Queen Bee is Laura - she made a great, simple block for this month! Please make sure to bring your blocks to the next meeting.