Thursday, October 20, 2016

October skill builder

Eugene MQG Skill Building BOM

October 2016

Drunkards Path Block

Presented by Missy Downey

Drunkards Path is essentially sewing a curve. I found the tutorial from

Crazy Mom Quilts easy to follow and helpful. I have listed several others which may appeal to you as well.

I love all of the variations which can be created by the placement of your

blocks…check out Pinterest for lots of great ideas!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wonky Letters Skill Builder

Wonky Pieced Letters

Presented by Kim O.

Let yourself play at making wonky letters! Just like when you were first learning to print your alphabet, learning to make letters in fabric takes some time and practice.

It's fun! Give it a go! Play with some fabric. Good for your brain to think how to form letters/numbers from the inside out. Write words, make your initials, include the year you made your quilt.

Websites: (Be sure to check her tutorials page as well)

Look at "Word Play Quilts" by Tonya Ricci of Lazy Gal Quilting for more great ideas.

Fabric requirements: This is really going to vary for each person. Lynne of Patcherymenagerie suggests cutting lots of strips of varying widths to begin with. I think a few to start is a good idea. Making sure you have value difference is important: Dark and Light, so the letters will show.

posted by Daisy

October meeting

Hope to see everyone next week, October 19, for our monthly meeting.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

September meeting notes

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild minutes for September 14, 2016

The meeting was called to order by President Kelly D. with 31 members present.  It was standing room only as half the chairs are being stored elsewhere while the work is being done on the building's flooring. Due to the floor renovation the next meeting will take place on October 19th, the third Wednesday, which is our scheduled sew night. 

2017's EMQG Board

The first item of business was to introduce the candidates for our 2017 Officers.
·         President: Linda D.
·         Vice President:  No candidate as yet
·         Treasurer: Adam R.
·         Secretary: Mindy R.
·         Bee Blocks: Nela B.
·         Swap Maven: Nelda C.
         Daisy gave a description of the duties of the Vice President which are to represent the President if the President is unavailable, to find guest speakers (who can be members) to make presentations to the Guild, and to coordinate any special Guild-wide activities. 
          The presence of a quorum was followed by a motion and seconded that the membership accept the new officers.  

Guest Speakers:

Linda D. and Phylis P. presented a demonstration of how a Scan and Cut machine is able to produce and cut out applique designs.  

Bee Block
Bee block kits were exchanged.

Skill Builder Block
The Skill Builder this month is “Wonky Letters” was presented by Kim Olsen. Links to letter-building quilting sites will be posted in a separately.

Next Year's Swap Items: 
Nelda passed out slips asking for Swap ideas for next year.  Please contact her if you have suggestions.

Donation Quilt
Nela announced the Blue & White charity quilt has been completed and has requested suggestions for possible recipient groups. If you know of a non-profit group that could use the quilt in their  work or could raffle it as part of their fundraising, please contact Nela or Kelly with the information. 

October Swap
Daisy S. showed a sample of the October swap: a one-hour fabric basket in
Halloween or Autumn colors. A link to the specific pattern to use is on the Monthly Swap page.

Geek/Fandom Swap:
Next the Geek/Fan swaps took place in an atmosphere of a holiday gift exchange. It was very exciting to see the creativity and which fandoms inspired the participants.

Show and Tell:
 Eleven members showed their quilted treasures for the final segment of the meeting. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Change of meeting date

Due to repairs at our meeting space, our October meeting will be on the third Wednesday, October 19, 6:30. Hope to see everyone then. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Swap questions and 4th Tuesday Sit and Stitch

Next Year's Swap

Nelda will be coordinating swaps next year. She'd like to know:

What was your favorite swap?
What would you LIKE to receive in a swap?
What would you NOT like to receive?
Suggestions for swaps?

4th Tuesday Sit and Stitch

We'll be meeting on the mezzanine at Market of Choice (29th & Willamette) from 10:30-1, this Tuesday, Sept 27th, for Sit and Stitch. Grab your handwork project(s), a beverage from the barista, and join us for companionship and project progress.

posted by Daisy

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sept. Meeting and Election for 2017 Officers

We'll have several exciting events at our next meeting, this Wednesday, Sept. 14th, at the McNail-Riley House on the corner of 13th & Jefferson.
Elections for next year's officers! We have a full slate of volunteers. Please come and support them.
Guest Speakers: Linda D. and Phylis P. will be demonstrating the wonders of their Scan & Cut machines.
GEEK/Fandom swap - The Big Reveal! Swappers, you've had three months to make something wonderful for your secret partner. We're all anxious to see what you created!
Skill Builder Series - If you've created any of the blocks in this year's Skill Builder series, please bring them to this meeting to show. We'd like to see how folks are coming along. If you have several loose blocks, you could pin them to a sheet so we can see the "quilt".
Plus, Bee Blocks and Show-and-Tell!
Doors open at 6:30 pm; meeting starts promptly at 7 pm.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

August Quilting Potluck

We had a marvelous turnout for our annual picnic on August 10th with delicious food and a notions swap, and much show-and-tell. We also had several wonderful people volunteer to serve on next year's EMQG board. Come to the September 14th to help elect them!

This month's Bee Blocks involve half-square triangle on paper foundations.

Show And Tell

posted by Daisy

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Picnic in the Park!

The annual EMQG picnic will be this Wednesday, Aug. 10th, at 6:30 pm in Friendly Park, intersection of Monroe St and West 27th Ave. Bring a dish to share, your own plate & eating utensils & beverage, and a lawn chair or quilt for seating. We will have our usual meeting at the picnic including show-and-tell and the monthly Bee Blocks.
Swap: We'll be doing a Notions Swap at the picnic. Bring a quilting notion (or two) of no more than $10 value in a plain bag and take home a different one. This is a great way for all of us to learn about new tools and notions. 
We will also be soliciting nominations for next year's Guild officers. Here are the job descriptions: 
President: Organize monthly meeting agenda; preside over monthly meetings; coordinate guild committees; first point of contact with the Modern Quilt Guild.
Vice President/Programs: Act as president when the president is unavailable for guild activities; organize guest speakers/workshops (currently, 4 per year); organize annual picnic and December social; promote social activities within the guild.
Secretary/Membership: Write monthly meeting minutes/notes; maintain paper records (minutes, bylaws, membership rosters, etc.) of the guild; maintain membership records with the MQG; prepare attendance and Show &  Tell sign-in sheets before meetings; post monthly minutes and note on the MQG website and the EMQG blog.
Treasurer: Maintain guild checking account; process any income, including new member fees; write checks for guild expenses; update and maintain any necessary legal paperwork for non-profit status; prepare quarterly report of guild finances.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

July skill builder

2016 July EMQG Skill Building BOM.docx

2016 Eugene MQG Skill Building BOM

Month: JulyUntitled.jpg

Topic: Partial Seams & Y-Seams

Presenters: Nela Barrow

Objectives: Learn how to create blocks with partial and y-seams.

Realize that partial and y-seams are doable.

Tutorial websites/videos

Partial seams

Y Seams

Framed Tilt-a-Whirl block (Unfinished 16.5” block)Untitled.jpg

Cutting requirements:

Blue fabric:                 2- 14.5” x 2” strips

                        4- 4.5” x 8.5” rectangles

Pink fabric:                4- 2.5” squares

                        1- 4.5” square

                        2- 14.5” x 2” strips

White fabric:                4- 2.5” squares

Follow the following tutorial for the middle of the block.

I have changed the sizes, so refer to the list above.  

Once you have completed the tilt-a-whirl block, add your longer strips.  You will be adding these strips using the same technique as you did for the tilt-a-whirl block.  These are sewn on with partial seams.  Look at the first tutorial in the list above to help with the outer strips.