Friday, April 16, 2021

EMQG April 2021

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild 

April 2021

Ken: The Calendar Challenge May block has been sent out. The block is two tulips. Ken suggested you measure your flowers when you’re finished as his block was smaller at the top when he was finished.


Nela: The retreat this year will be Thursday Sept 30 – Sunday, Oct 3 

Please fill out on line questionnaire as soon as possible, even if you will not attend, so Nela has a head count. Masks are required.


Ken: The All Star Virtual Sampler Platter Event presented by the Global Quilt Connection is coming in May. The EMQG has paid for our entire guild to attend so no cost to members. This event will help familiarize everyone using Zoom, as well as have 18 quilting instructors demonstrating quilting techniques. The dates are Saturday May 22 and Sunday May 23

Ken: Reminded everyone about the Artist/Museum challenge and wondered how many have enjoyed looking through the museums to search for an artist. Jenny said she wanted to choose a woman artist so has looked at MOMA and one of the French museums. Denise said she has looked at some of the museums. Linda Jo has looked at all of them and has artist in mind. Missy went to a couple of them, including the Louvre.


Ken also reminded everyone that you can pick any artist or work that isn’t in the museums listed. Quilters can make anything they want, such as a quilt, a bag, or stuffed animal. When submitting a photo of the finished work, please include a photo of the inspiration artwork.


Ken: An in person Sit and Sew has been scheduled for next Thursday, April 22 at 10 am.


Missy: Suggested a topic for a future meeting How to organize your ‘sewing’ room. We all agreed it would be a useful topic.


Ken: Ken and Kelly have library of books from Phillis that will soon be available to check out.


Jill: Donated chairs from the Sewing Room to the Garden Club. 


Calendar Quilt Show and Tell:

Ann: Made two blocks this month. For April, a pink watering can made from scraps. The back ground was a jelly roll.

Also did three bunnies and carrots for a table runner.

Jenny: Also did two blocks for April. A black watering can with watering can fabric from fat quarter shop and a pink bunny and a carrot fabric carrot.

Linda: April purple watering can with yellow background

Glenna: March shamrock in all greens

Bonnie: April bunny and carrot

Brenda: (new member) Finished three blocks. January star, February and a March shamrock

Chickens Show and Tell:

Linda: Purple and red top knot attached with a metal fork pin

Anne: Blue and yellow chicken with ribbon top knot. Fabric was quilted with decorative stitch.

Darcy: 'Darcy's Barn made three chickens this month. One with chicken fabric and button eye. The large chicken was filled with beans and sent to her mom. The smaller chicken was filled with rice and sent to her sister. 

April General Show and Tell:

Jackie: Made a baby quilt for the friend of her son that has a scrappy binding.

Janice: Finished last year’s solid challenge – the big circles are pieced and smaller circles are applique. Inspiration was the graphic from a beer can.

Ken: Made a quilt using Alexander Henry Wrangler Pinup fabric for an ex student who is a DJ and singer in Nashville.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild General Meeting

March 10, 2021


Ken: Guild members are invited to attend a virtual workshop presented by Global Quilt Connection. Although all members may attend, the two-hour workshop is designed to encourage members with technology issues while meetings are virtual. The $25 flat fee covers all members who would like to attend the workshop. Dates are Sat May 22 or Sun May 23. 


Ken: Please send show and tell email to the gmail account with individual photos instead of combining them together. It is easier to move them to folders.


Ken: There are two Calendar quilt blocks to choose from for April: A watering can (April showers)  or a rabbit and carrots  


Bonnie: Introduced our next challenge called the “Museum Challenge”. Bonnie has compiled of list of museums, leaned heavily on modern art, and members will select a piece of art as inspiration for a project. The completed project will be shared at the June meeting. When sending a photo of your project, please include the art used as inspiration. Look for an email with links to the museums and have fun!


Denise: Suggested members might enjoy a postcards exchange. See Denise’s Show and Tell for a sample.


Show and Tell: Calendar BOM for month

Darcy: Made four January star blocks using leftover fabric from her Feathers quilt and the February block using Hawaiian fabrics


Kim: Colorful – the block looks like a flower

Janice: Looks like forget-me-knots

Linda Delaplain: Used shamrock fabrics and is trying to use theme fabrics each month

Denise: Used a pale blue hombre making it look watercolor-ish

Linda Dye: More Hawaiian scraps

Show and tell: Paint Chip challenge

Susan: Colors were two shades of blue 

Block is not yet completed but has put together fabrics that include using bottom of old towel which is stained so will dye, possibly with tea

Kim: Colors were lime green and cadet blue 

Made a placemat with seashell fabric on the back

Janice: Colors were red and dark blue

Has fabric pulled fabrics but has not yet finished the project

Darcy: Colors were yellow and grey blue

Made an 18x24 mat that includes words from a previous project 

Linda Delaplain: Colors were red and blue 

Used cork print fabric to make a pinwheel block 30”x30”

Ken:  – Colors were dark charcoal and orange

Made a table runner with five orange stars

Denise: Colors were light blue and coral

Made an applique vase of flowers with a bird

Missy: Colors were blue gray and yellow

Making a baby quilt with diagonal stripes

Glenna:  Colors were light aqua and plum

WIP table runner 16”x40” ‘Seaside’ Jaybird pattern

Sorrel: Colors were gold and blue 

Had fabrics pulled a few years ago and matched almost perfectly to make the “Looper” Quilt by Miss Make 80”x100”

It was quilted by Nela (pantograph pattern is called 'Modernish')

Jackie:  Colors were blue and raspberry

Made a table topper which included wool appliqué


Jenny B:  Colors were purple and rosy red

Made a pillow with a center star

Anne: Colors were teal green and purple

Made a zippered pouch ‘Stand up Sit Bag’


Nela: Colors were blue and yellow

Made a pillow using Maywood fabrics. The pattern is a long-stemmed flower and was quilted on the long arm.


Pat: Colors were pink and green

Made a coiled rope basket with added beads on the side. To make the coils Pat cut strips 1” wide on the bias and wrapped around clothes line rope

Bonnie: Colors were red and plum

Made a queen-sized quilt with stripes and only used the two colors of the chips and it was quilted on the long arm by Ken


March Show and Tell:


Red white blue quilt with a Modern Medallion star in the middle for her sister’s partner who is a Vietnam vet 

Purple and green quilt with lavender print fabric

Linda Delaplain:

Lap quilt with fabric purchased in TN

Missouri Star pattern lap quilt


Darcy: Lake to lodges pattern with blue grunge and gray which was a gift

to her step mom. The back has leftover strips


Showed the chicken pin cushion which we can make together on our virtual sew day on March 20th

A quilt for BFF Laura who loves jewelry so quilt is beads using the Sew Kind of Wonderful ruler to stitch

Sunflower print quilt for is for a niece who loves sunflowers. The Panto is a sunflower as well (Urban Elements)

Jenny B: 

Heart 12’ square Fat Quarter Shop free vblock

Shamrock mug rug


Tiny house (3” finished block) scrappy quilt which will have about 100 houses when finished

Postcard swap 4x6 EVQ of spring

Baby quilt made from a charm pack 


Nela: Finished the “Parallel Universe” mystery quilt, a six week project that began in January. The three designers were Ebony Love from Love Bug Studios, Gyleen Fitzgerald, and Latifah Saafir