Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Our March meeting reminder

Our March meeting is next Wednesday, March 13th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

We are excited to have Kim demonstrating Flying Geese and Foundation Paper Piecing!

Please remember to bring
  1. Your 2019 Annual dues of $35 (cash or check made out to EugeneMQG), if you haven't paid yet.
  2. The Traveling Row Quilt and bag of goodies, (if participating)
  3. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  4. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  5. Show and Tell item
  6. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

February 2019 Eugene MQG meeting

 
We had one new guest, who participated in our quilt raffle, and WON!  Congratulations Renee!!
We raised $224 for our charity of choice this year, Ophelia's Place.






Announcements:

Willamette Valley Quilt Festival was well attended.  We had a booth which had some traffic but hope that next year we will have more visibility.  We had our charity quilt hanging and were able to sell raffle tickets to help raise funds for donation.  Thank you to all the members who helped at the booth.

EMQG membership dues are still being collected through the March guild meeting.  Cash or checks made out to EMQG for $35 are accepted.

Next Sew Day is Sunday March 3rd.  10am-4pm.  $10

Pioneer Quilter's Show will be held in September this year at the Cottage Grove Armory.


Monthly Skill Demo:  Applique by Jackie and Daisy

Jackie presented hand applique using interfacing and Daisy spoke about machine applique techniques.  They both did a wonderful job describing their techniques and options to use.  Some pictures are shown below.







Traveling Row Quilt 2019

Seven members joined in this year for the traveling row quilt and they presented the idea and first row of their quilt.

Sorrel, "Tropical Breeze" mix of batiks and white




Daisy, vertical rows of reds/oranges near bottom, whites near top
Kim, brights and fabric blocks that remind you of your favorite song
Ken, blocks from Elizabeth Hartman's Patchwork City
Jackie, blocks and negative space with navy as the background
Nela, light/medium/dark blues with a signature color added

Janice also joined in but we did not capture a picture of her row.


UFO FQ Challenge:

There are 4 participants who completed the challenge.

Hillie, completed her skill builder blocks


Nela with her Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt finished!

Janice's zig zag quilt, showing the back (which she likes better!)

Anne, sew sampler blocks from Fat Quarter Shop made into a tote bag.
Hillie was this month's winner of the fat quarters!

Next month there are 6 participants challenging themselves to work on a UFO.

Show and Tell:

Jackie and her completed traveling quilt 2018.

Sorrel showed her completed traveling quilt 2018.
Sorrel with a quilt for a niece that she and her mother pieced.

Kelly with her big basket quilt.


Nela and her "I heart you" quilt


Next month's meeting is March 13 at 6:30pm.  Kim with presenting on foundation paper piecing and flying geese.  See you then!
































Thursday, February 28, 2019

March First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, March 7th, from 10am until 12ish.  We'll be on the mezzanine (Market of Choice, 29th and Willamette) with our coffees/teas and projects. All are welcome to join in the conversation.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Our next sew day is one week away!

When: Sunday, March 3rd 10am-4pm
Where: Eugene Garden Club (Where our meetings are held)
Cost: $10 fee 
What to bring: machine, machine cords, projects, rulers, rotary cutters
If you want to share, please bring: iron & ironing table, large cutting mat
What is provided: tables, chairs, extension cords and serge protectors.

We hope you can join us!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Our February Meeting is in one week


Our February meeting is next Wednesday, February 13th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

We are excited to have Jackie and Daisy demonstrating Machine and Hand Appliqué!

Please remember to bring
  1. Your 2019 Annual dues of $35 (cash or check made out to EugeneMQG), if you haven't paid yet.
  2. Your Traveling Row Quilt Starting Row, along with quilt label and journal in a giant ziploc bag (if participating)
  3. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  4. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  5. Show and Tell item
  6. Items for the donation table
  7. Reading glasses to see the tiny stitches during the demo

See you then!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

February First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, February 7th, from 10am until 12ish.  We'll be on the mezzanine (Market of Choice, 29th and Willamette) with our coffees/teas and projects. All are welcome to join in the conversation.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

First 2019 Sew Day one week away!

When: Saturday, January 26th 10am-4pm
Where: Eugene Garden Club (Where our meetings are held)
Cost: $10 fee 
What to bring: machine, machine cords, projects, rulers, rotary cutters
What is provided: tables, chairs, cutting mats, irons and ironing boards, extension cords and serge protectors.

We hope you can join us!



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 2019 Eugene MQG meeting




Announcements:

Emily from Rich's Sew and Vac of Albany came to speak about the Willamette Valley Quilt Festival being held Feb 1-2 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, OR.  Hours 10am - 5pm each day.  There will be over 300 quilts, many vendors, presentations and classes. Featured Quilter is Peggy Gelbrich. There is a grand prize drawing for a $3,000 sewing machine.  Also, they are taking donations of canned food for a charity.
For more information, go to www.willamettevalleyquiltfestival.com
EMQG will have a booth there and is looking for members to sign up to help with the booth during each day.  Please contact Nela if you are able to assist.




EMQG membership
2019 membership dues are being collected now through March meeting.  Please bring $35 cash or make a check out to EMQG and give to Susan or Nela.

Traveling Row Quilt 2019
Fill out a form and bring your finished row to February's meeting to join in on this fun event.

Quilt Con 2019 Charity Quilt was shown in its completion and it looks great! Thanks to the members who sewed, Jayne who quilted it, Gail who added the binding, and to Jill for volunteering to sew on a sleeve.  Good team effort by our members!



Our 2019 Donation Quilt was also shown in its completion!  Thank you to all who worked on this quilt.


EMQG Sew Day Saturday Jan 26th 10am-4pm  $10

MidValley Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2019 April 18-20 Salem. OR
For more information, go to www.midvalleyquiltguild.com/quilt-show.htm

Umpqua Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2019 April 26-28 Roseburg, OR
For more information, go to www.uvquilters.com/quilt-show


Monthly Skill Demo:
Bonnie presented on how to search the internet and find websites of interest to quilters.  She provided a handout and gave some handy tips when performing searches.



UFO Challenge:
There were 4 participants who completed the challenge.


Daisy squared up her blocks
Nela added the binding to her Stash Bee quilt

Denise quilted and added binding to her Traveling quilt
Missy made a Lisa the Unicorn pillow cover


Traveling quilt 2018 completions:
Eight individuals were able to find the time to complete their traveling quilt.  Take a look!

Janice's quilt

Pat's quilt


Hillie's quilt

Gail's quilt

Linda's quilt


Susan's quilt

Nela's quilt

Denise's quilt




Show and Tell:



Pat's 'Nico' quilt

Pat's 'Shenandoah' quilt

Linda with her ~2015 Bee block quilt
Linda's variation of 'River Rock' quilt

Bonnie with her Big Star improv quilt

Ken's 'Yellow Brick Road' on point quilt


Coming up next month:
Skill Demo-Applique presented by Daisy and Jackie.
Sharing of the first row for the traveling row quilt 2019.




















 




Thursday, January 3, 2019

December 2018 Eugene MQG Holiday meeting


We had good food, fun games and lots of laughing at our holiday meeting.  It was a great way to celebrate a fun year with our guild.

We played games including Bingo and Strip Poker;  there was a lot of fabric flying around the tables!




We also had an ornament exchange for those who chose to create some beautiful hand crafted ornaments.


Announcements:

Membership dues will be collected starting at the January meeting.  Please bring your completed membership form along with your $35 (checks made out to EMQG).

Willamette Valley Quilt Show, Linn County Fairgrounds Albany, OR Feb 1-2, 2019 10am-5pm.
EMQG will have a booth and is in need of volunteers to help with setup and to be present in 2 hour shifts.  Let Nela know if you are interested.

Traveling Row Quilt 2019
Nela spoke about the traveling row quilt 2019.  There was a form available for those who wish to join the monthly commitment.  Please contact her if you were not present or forgot to pick up a form at the meeting. Bring the completed form along with your finished row to the February meeting.

UFO FQ Challenge:
There were 6 participants who completed the challenge.   Nela was the winner of the fat quarters.
Kim's kitty pillow

and the back

Jenny's beauty

Bonnie's friendship star blocks

Nela's dresden plate variation
Linda with "chic picnic" quilt
Show and Tell:


Daisy finished her hand knitted quilt!

Pat with her "chic country" pillow


Linda with a finished Michael Miller challenge wall hanging

Linda with a new tree skirt

Guest Jessica with her Handcrafted Alison Glass/Kona gray improv quilt

Elizabeth with her hand quilted beauty!

Nela with her rail fence Christmas quilt




Nice work everyone!
See you in 2019!!