Saturday, February 28, 2015
I hope everyone is having fun at the sew day. The swap page is now updated and ready for swapping direction and planning.
I am looking for ideas for blog posts and things y'all might want featured on the blog. Things that would be fun:
-great tutorials you found that you want to share the link to
-quilty news that you want us all to know
-anything else that you think might be of interest to our guild membership
All you have to do is send me an email with the info or link included and I will post it for you--easy as pie. You don't need to write anything fancy just an idea is great (additionally, if there are things I am forgetting to update-- I appreciate the kind emails-- they keep me on track!)
Let's make our site a space that we go to for inspiration!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Thanks Missy for compiling this summary for us! I am excited for the new things we will accomplish in 2015!
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
|Jenny B's swap quilt (2012)|
February Meeting ReminderMadyson, our 2015 president, will be showing members how to navigate the EMQG web site/blog and retrieve information, and all the resources on the national Modern Quilt Guild web site. Madyson is hoping to bring a projector so everyone will be able to see. She will also show quilts/blocks she has received in swaps via the internet and mail.
To encourage everyone to get a head start on signing up on the MQG website... a drawing for a fun prize will be picked from all the EMQG members that are signed in to the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild group by 5pm on February 11 (meeting night!!) See you tomorrow!
Friday, January 23, 2015
|Quilts from EMQG/OSR show 2011|
Tomorrow, January 24, is our Sew Day (10-5) at Our Sewing Room. We will be sewing, socializing, and collecting our most modern quilts to be shown during the month of February (so exciting!) and during the Second Friday Art Walk in Springfield on February 13. If you can’t make it to Sew Day, email EMQG and Madyson can meet you to pick up your quilt. Any size modern quilt is fine and Our Sewing Room can hang quilts with sleeves or without. They have a lot of wall space for display, so don’t be shy about sharing!
I can't wait to see them hanging!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hi guys!! I am back (Jessica Beaudet) and trying to navigate what is going to work for us this year regarding the blog and getting information out in a timely fashion. I would like our blog to inform and inspire us. Let's make it reflect the enthusiastic modern quilters that we are! That said, I am feeling already a teeny tiny bit behind because TONIGHT is our SEW NIGHT and the dark is already falling outside my window as I type. My apologies, the swap and show and tell info will come in another post-- We must have the pretty pictures!! :)
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Sew Night: Wednesday, January 21 at McNail-Riley House at 6:30 pm
Sew Day: Saturday, January 24 at Our Sewing Room from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
A Color Runs Through It Textile Group Show at the Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene is currently running through February 6th. It is very good and well worth your time to go see it. Daisy Schrock passed out postcards with the information. The hours for the show are Monday - Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 pm.
Shawna Haynes has stepped down as Webmistress/Photographer. Jessica Beaudet has volunteered to take her place, and, since Jessica was in charge of the Monthly Swap, Karen McClain has volunteered to take over the Swaps. Thank you, ladies, for stepping up!
Madyson has created new calendars for 2015 that show all the dates for EMQG meetings, Sew Nights, and Sew Days, with spaces to write in other events. The guild has paid for printing them, so please take one to help keep you organized. If you want to print more copies for yourself, email the guild at firstname.lastname@example.org and Madyson can email the file to you. The calendar looks great – thanks Madyson.
Madyson announced that Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild would like to meet with us in the summer and include a Swap, maybe of tote bags. She asked for ideas, and suggestions were made for a potluck, picnic at a park (with a picnic shelter after our August experience last year!), and having “Secret Pals” to swap with from the other guild. Everyone was excited at the prospect of getting to know another modern quilt guild.
Jennifer Fogerty-Gibson is donating her ironing board and iron to EMQG to store at McNail-Riley House for Sew Nights. Madyson said the turn-out for Sew Night has been poor in the past months, so she will open the door at 6:30 pm and if no one else shows up by 6:45 pm she will close up and leave. The usual end time for Sew Night is around 8:30 pm.
Our Sewing Room (where Sew Days are held) wants modern quilts to hang on their walls for display. The quilts will hang for one month, and they will be displayed during February’s Second Friday Art Walk in Springfield. Please bring them during Sew Day on January 24th. If you can’t make it to Sew Day, email EMQG and Madyson can meet you to pick up your quilt. Any size modern quilt is fine and Our Sewing Room can hang quilts with sleeves or without. They have a lot of wall space for display, so don’t be shy about sharing!
We are now filling out forms for Show & Tell. It is strongly encouraged to email the form before the meeting if you have something to share. Otherwise, you can still fill out paper forms at the meeting but those who emailed will get to show and tell first! To email your form go to the EMQG web site and click on the SHOW AND TELL tab at the top. Then copy and paste the form with your information filled out in an email to the guild (the email address is in the instructions). The forms help the Show & Tell process move along faster.
MIA – Madyson said that the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) catalog given to EMQG at the November meeting has gone missing. Would whoever has it please email EMQG right away and/or bring it back? Other members would like to see it.
Pat Johnston shared the program plans for the next few meetings:
February Meeting – Madyson will be showing members how to navigate the EMQG web site/blog and retrieve information, and all the resources on the national Modern Quilt Guild web site. Since we’re part of the Modern Quilt Guild, we should take advantage of these resources our guild is paying for, rather than re-creating them on our own web site. Madyson is hoping to bring a projector so everyone will be able to see. She will also show quilts/blocks she has received in swaps via the internet and mail.
Daisy will show samples of her “quilt as you go” technique at the February and March meetings. At the March Sew Day, she will give a demonstration/tutorial at two different times during the day for anyone interested in learning this technique.
March Meeting – Linda Delaplain will share the fabric rugs she makes. She will give a demonstration/tutorial of her technique at the March Sew Day.
PERMISSION TO PLAY:
Sheila Snyder: bag and quilt top – half snowball
Saturday, January 3, 2015
EMQG Meeting Notes 12/10/2014
Festive meeting during this December guild meeting. Lots of fun had, goodies shared, and laughs heard, especially when playing the game “Trader’s dice”.
Discussion about raising the yearly guild member dues from $20 to $25 to help provide for expenses to maintain the guild, provide funding for marketing materials and other items as they arise. Daisy S. moved that the dues be raised from $20 to $25. Denise N. seconded it. It was passed by the majority of members present and will go into effect January 2015.
Madyson started collecting 2015 dues this meeting and those who couldn’t pay tonight can pay during the January meeting.
Kelly suggested that we could bring sewing/quilting related items in to the meetings to allow members to purchase by donation, and the money raised could go to the guild funds.
Pat J. updated members on the status of the donation quilt blocks. She showed some of the blocks that have been made and is still looking for more to be finished. Daisy S. volunteered to sew them together as well as to provide backing. Susan M. volunteered to do the quilting. Denise N. volunteered to provide batting. Yeah team!
BEE: Linda D. received her blocks for November…looking great!
December is Julie J. She had organized her material into four different block packets that she handed out.
Sign up for 2015 Bee was passed around during the meeting.
SWAP: This months swap item was an ornament. Many swap items were present and a variety of nice ornaments were produced.
Next Month: 4” minimum coasters, requesting 4 coasters to make a set.
SHOW AND TELL:
Jennifer F-G: Queen Autumn disappearing 9 patch. Pieced by herself, quilted by Denise N. This is her Bee quilt from several years ago. I recognize those blocks!! : )
Lap Quilt collage-style. Pieced and hand quilted by herself.
Linda D.: Christmas quilt and Snowflake wall hanging. Pieced and quilted by herself.
Daisy S.: “Shoal” shark quilt. Machine appliqué…amazing shadowing effect
Denise N.: Small Christmas appliqué quilt, 2 panels.
Jenny: Table runner and elf.
Kathy L.: Lap quilt with unique quilting.
Jayne S.: Lap modern quilt, a Paris bag
Jessica B.: Book with an embroidery piece shown, Alison Glass appliqué book.
Jill McK.: Christmas stockings
Kim O.: Lots of scraps made into maple leaves and string blocks
Near the end of the guild meeting we played a game called “Trader’s Dice”. Members who participated had brought 20 5” squares and during the dice game these were traded with your neighbors R, L and across, and everyone ended up with quite a variety of 5” squares at the end of the meeting. Fun fun….lots of fast arms flying around grabbing different fabrics!
We also had lots of goodies brought by guild members to share in celebration of the holidays and our year ending meeting. Others made name tags if they chose to be creative while eating some of the yummies!!
SEW-IN: Wednesday Dec 17 6:30-8:30ish McNail Riley house. Free.
No SEW DAY this month.
Happy Holidays to everyone! Here’s to a creative new year!!!
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
'Twas the night before Christmas,
And the quilts were not made.
The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed.
The stocking weren't hung, the pantry was bare.
The poor weary Quilter, was tearing her hair.
Stacks of fat quarters, tipped over in streams.
Visions of Log Cabins, had turned into dreams.
When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a bus full of quilters with all of their gear.
They went straight to work with just a few mutters,
Sorting and stitching and brandishing cutters.
The patterns emerged from all of the clutter,
Like magic the fabrics arranged in a flutter.
Log Cabins, Lone Stars, Flying Geese & Bear Tracks
Each quilt was a beauty-even the backs.
Her house how it twinkled, her quilts how they glowed.
The cookies were baking, the stockings were sewed.
Their work was all done, so they folded their frames,
And packed up their needles, without giving their names.
They boarded the bus, and checked the next address.
More quilts to be made, another quilter in distress.
She heard one voice echo, as they drove out of sight,
Happy quilting to all and to all a good night!
Thank you Nelda for sharing this poem, what a great way to get in the holiday spirit of quilting!
Monday, December 1, 2014
EMQG Meeting Notes 11/12/2014
Guest presenters: Elizabeth Bamberger from Portland and the national representative from Oregon and Southern Washington, and Laura Jaszkowski and Diane English, both from Eugene are members of Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc. (SAQA) all came to speak about SAQA as well as they provided our guild with a “trunk show”. The work that they shared was incredible and so diverse…lots of oohs and ahs were heard as they displayed the quilted art masterpieces.
Currently there are 183 Oregon members and over 3,000 members internationally. SAQA holds 4 regional meetings in Oregon. There is also a biannual Oregon meeting, with the next one to be held in Salem in 2016. A national conference is scheduled for Portland in May of 2015. It was also shared that the 3rd Friday of each month is a local meeting, usually held in the Coburg area.
More information regarding SAQA can be found at www.saqaoregon.blogspot.com .
Laura Jaszkowski shared pamphlets regarding her quilting and textile classes. It is titled Creative Textiles with Laura. Contact info: email@example.com or 541-687-1190.
Other sources for more info on “art quilts”:
Eugene Textile Center
Quilt(ing) Academy--online classes
Through Our Hands--an online art quilt magazine
The Quilt Show.com—hour long shows
SWAP: This month was 3-D objects and what a selection we had to enjoy. Vases, bags, coasters, boxes and more…again, we have such creative talent in our guild!!!
Next month: a cloth ornament.
Jennifer announced a new show and tell procedure that was discussed and approved at the October board meeting, which involves a sign up either on paper at the guild meeting or via email format. It is asked that each individual will only show one item and this will allow more individuals to be able to share without making such a long meeting.
Jennifer also suggested that next meeting we can make name tags. Our guild has grown and not everyone has one to wear at the meetings. Should be fun!!!
Linda D. and Pat (incoming program director) had an idea for our next guild meeting, in December. A dice game which will involve 5” squares to be “won or lost”…It is requested that the fabric be Christmas holiday in nature (solids which would go with this theme are also allowed), and for each individual interested in
playing to bring 20 squares.
Missy provided an update on Our Sewing Room info regarding using their business as a possible retreat site. A flyer is located in the Guild notebook for more info.
Pat had a great idea for blocks to be made for a donation quilt(s). Black/white with colored strips set in the middle. She will bring them and materials for making some to the Sew Night in November. This is the charity quilt top we will be making and directions can be found on the blog.
Daisy/Pat: Suggested a “Permission To Play”, or also known as “Whatever Flips Your Skirt” challenge. Involves making a 12” block around a theme. Members were interested in this and decided to add it as a monthly project for those interested in challenging themselves. The theme drawn for January: SHELTER
Julie J. announced that she will be part of a holiday art faire December 5th 4-8pm, Dec 6th 10-5 and Dec 7th 11-4, being held at 2821 Moon Mountain Dr. Eugene. If lost, call 541-345-1694. She had flyers to those who were interested in attending.
Jill McK. provided guild members with a “6 square test”, a math challenge to see how may different blocks could be made out of a 2x3 rectangle. It is sure to stretch our minds, once we find them after such a lovely but long evening! HA!!
SEW-IN: Wednesday Nov 19, 6:30-8:30ish McNail Riley house. Free.
No SEW DAY this month.
SHOW AND TELL:
Daisy S.: “Mr. Chillingsworth”, pieced and quilted by herself in 2014.
Karen McC.: “Pumpkin Mini”, pieced and quilted by herself…2014…”hot of the sewing machine”.
Phyliss P: “Shutters”, pieced by herself, quilted by Jayne S. 2014, made for her granddaughter.
Linda D. and Janice H.: “Row By Row”, holiday theme quilt pattern by multiple persons, pieced by Linda D., Janice H., Lorri R., Cathy C., and Sherry B., quilted by Cathy L. in 2014.
Linda D.: “Side Lights”, pieced and quilted by herself 2014. Christmas birdhouse
Nelda C.: a QuiltCon Challenge, pattern and pieced by herself, 2014.
Jill McK: “Quilt Maker’s Garden”, pattern by Quilt Makers 2012 Anniversary Series, pieced by Memory Makers Quilters of Junction City, quilted by Cynthia M. 2013. She won this quilt at the 2014 Coburg Quilt Show…cost her all of $5!
Julie J: “Happy Hearts”, pieced and quilted by herself, 2013-2014. She states she really likes “grunge” fabric from Michael Miller line.
Crystal: “Farm Life”, pattern and pieced by herself, quilted by Corinne W., 2014. Made from a Farm Soft Book panel.
Pat J.: “Aspen Shadows”, pieced by herself, quilted by Susan M., 2014. She saw this on Pinterest and used scraps from another quilt.
Nela B.: “Emerge”, pattern by Stitched in Color, pieced and quilted by herself, 2014. An online class, angled.
Nela B.: “Starbright”, pattern by Stitched in Color, pieced and quilted by herself, 2014. An online class, angled.