Thursday, March 16, 2017


Beginning April 2017, the EMQG will begin meeting at the Eugene Garden Club at 1645 High St, Eugene, OR.  Please join us at the normal time and date at our new exciting location!

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 2017 Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2017 Meeting Minutes

The February meeting started at 7 pm and ended about 9 pm.

Our speaker for the evening was guild member, BJ Titus. BJ shared many of her amazing, award-winning quilts!  Thank you for sharing with us, BJ!

Meeting Business:
There were 20 members and 4 guests in attendance.  We had one new member and 7 returning members complete membership forms, bringing our current 2017 membership to 31 paid members.  If you have not renewed your membership yet, please do so in order to continue your Modern Quilt Guild benefits.

Effective March 2017, we will begin implementing the guild policy that allows guests to visit twice without paying.  On the third visit, guests will be expected to pay a $3 fee.

Remember to wear your name badges! This month, Nelda Copsey and Kathy Alexander won great prizes for remembering theirs!

A drawing was held for all paid members for a great Modern Quilt Guild day planner and our winner was Penny Deggelman!  Hope you enjoy your planner, Penny!

Our President, Linda Delaplain, received a goody bag from the Modern Quilt Guild.  Beginning in March, we will be selling raffle tickets for $1 each for the goodies in the bag.  

The Guild currently had one donation quilt and one being quilted and we need to decide where to donate the quilts.  Several options were suggested.

A committee was formed for the 2018 donation quilt.  The members of the committee will be Missy Downey, Shawna Haynes, Jill McKenney, Kim Olsen, and Nelda Copsey.

A suggestion was presented by the Board to find another meeting place for the guild.  One suggestion given to the Board was Eugene Garden Club (thank you for the idea, Jill!).  This option has been looked into and the location is very nice and would allow for the Guild to grow since we have outgrown the current location.  Some discussion took place regarding the cost and whether we can afford to continue with this option.  Some options presented were increasing yearly membership or pay per visit.  A survey will be sent out to the membership with other options.  Also, some further data will be compiled as to expenses and will be presented at the next meeting.

During the research for a possible new location, it was discovered that the Guild does not have insurance.  One option has been looked into for $278 annually for $1,000,000 in coverage.  Other options will be reviewed for potentially less expensive coverage, but this is a mandatory expense the Guild will need to take on as soon as possible.

Sew Night is currently an event held the Wednesday following the Guild meeting.  Due to low attendance, the recommendation was to cancel Sew Night for the time being.  A motion was made by Missy Downey and seconded by Shawna Haynes.  A vote was held and the motion passed.

The February swap was for something heart-related or red.  The March swap will be a needle book.

The Bee Blocks were returned to Daisy Schrock and Shawna Haynes passed out her Bee Blocks for next month.  Keep an eye out for additional information about Bee Blocks.  

Laura Lowe shared with us some information about Emerald Valley Quilters and their speakers. All EMQG members are welcome to attend EVQ meetings!  Meetings are $3 for guests unless there is a speaker and then the fee is $5.  

Show and Tell was awesome! See below for some pictures of the fun projects our members have been working on!

Martha Johnson from the River Bend NICU attended to share some information about NICU quilts.  Kits will be available so just bring yourself and a sewing machine!  Martha also shared that it is asked that any returned NICU quilts be washed prior to being turned in.

Our next meeting will be held Wednesday, March 8th.  Please remember you name badge!

Monday, February 6, 2017

February Meeting - Membership Forms Due!

Good afternoon, quilters!

We wanted to remind everyone that membership forms and fees were due in January.  If you have not already done so, please come to the February meeting prepared to turn in your form and dues.  Failure to turn in your form will result in you not being able to access all of the cool stuff on the Modern Guild site!  Plus, we will be having some member-only activities coming up in the near future (one in March!) that you won't want to miss out on!  If you would like to have the form emailed to you, please let us know by emailing and we'll get the form to you right away.  We will have copies available at the meeting, too.

See you soon!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Meeting

Our January meeting is tomorrow, weather dependent. I will get a message out tomorrow after we see what the weather does. Don't forget to bring Adams bee block. The swap is a bowl. The new board members will be doing a showing of their first quilt and most recent with a little information about themselves. Hope you all can make it.

Monday, January 2, 2017

December Holiday Meeting

The December meeting of the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild took place on Dec. 21st (one week later than usual due to inclement weather). President Kelly began it with a holiday surprise: fabric wrapped ornaments.  It was fascinating watching our members choose fabrics and then create patterns on their ornaments. A quick, fun, but sticky, project!

(Note: All photos taken by Daisy who is a none-too-reliable photographer. Sorry for the blurry shots, folks!)

Bee Blocks
Nelda announced that there were still a couple of openings for Bee blocks. Contact her if you are interested.

Kelly collected Bee Blocks for Phylis who could not be at the meeting. Adam distributed his Bee blocks which are due at the January meeting.

Elections, Part 2
Pat Johnston has volunteered to be Vice President/Programs for the Guild next year. The assembled members unanimously voted her into office. She gave a quick overview of some of the programs she’s planning for next year: In January, the new board will present their first quilt, followed by their latest quilt(s). In February, BJ Titus will be our guest speaker. We may have a spring fling road trip to Central Oregon when the weather is nicer so watch this space for more details. Pat will also be asking members of the guild to share their expertise and individual quilt stories.

New Product Description
Nelda shared her discovery of a water-soluble paper for foundation piecing. You can print your pattern on the paper in your printer, sew on the lines, and then wash the foundation away. This product is available at Piece by Piece Fabrics.

Monthly Swap
Daisy and Nelda had a two-person make-up swap of November pillowcases. 

Then others participated in the December exchange of a handmade ornament.

January’s swap will be anything that can hold goodies on your Super Bowl Snack Table, so a fabric bowl, coasters, placemats, a table runner, potholder, etc.  You can choose anyone of these items to make. The fabric does not need to be football-related; your item just needs to help with the treats.

Skill builder Blocks
Janice showed the pillow she made using November’s Economy Square.

The Coburg Quilt Show has been cancelled due to a lack of participation in leadership positions.

Daisy announced that the Oregon-region Studio Art Quilt Associates will be holding a conference at Lane Community College in October 2018. Expect more announcements in a year or so.

Show and Tell

The meeting ended with a of Left-Right Passing. Kelly brought bags of quilting-related goodies for each participant. Before anyone could become attached to their gift, we had to rapidly pass them left or right according to the die roll. Everyone went home with a little something.

Next Meeting: January 11th, 2017!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sit n Stitch, Tuesday, Dec. 27th

Fourth Tuesday Sit n Stitch will meet Dec. 27th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30(ish), on the mezzanine at Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette. Grab a beverage from the barista and join us with your handwork. No current handwork project? No problem. Come for the conversation.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday Meeting on Wednesday!

Annual holiday meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the McNail-Riley House!
Many of our members may be out of town or have other commitments, but if you're in town and free for the evening, come and join us for show-and-tell, monthly swap, snacks and Kelly's surprise.
Three cheers for Pat Johnston who has volunteered to be Vice-President/Programs next year! We need to formally vote her into office.
Membership dues ($25) for next year are due. We'll have forms at the meeting. 
There are still openings for next year's Bee Blocks. Contact Nelda if you'd like to participate. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Meeting Postponed to Dec. 21st

Due to the inclement weather, we're postponing our monthly meeting to December 21st.  Stay warm and safe.

We'll see everyone next week on Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December meeting

A little reminder of our December meeting Wednesday 14, at 6:30. Bring a treat and your ornament to swap. If we have snow we will meet the following Wednesday, will update if needed. Hope to see everyone tomorrow. Kelly

Friday, December 9, 2016

November 2016 Meeting Notes

Bee Block Openings!!!
If you are interested in participating in next year’s Bee Block exchange, please email Nelda immediately. There are openings for February, April, May, June, and December.

Meeting Notes

Kelly opened the meeting with 21 members and one guest in attendance.

Skill Builder Block
Nela explained how to foundation piece this month’s Skill Builder economy block.

Nela also reported on progress with the donation quilt that will be going to QuiltCon in February. She asked for help with binding and applying a label and sleeve.

Bee Blocks
Phylis received her Bee Block squares from last month and BJ explained how to sew her strip blocks.

Nelda, next year’s Bee Queen, sent around a signup sheet for the 2017 Bee blocks. There are still openings for February, April, May, June, and December.  If you are interested, please contact her ASAP.

Monthly Swap
This month’s swap was a standard pillow case. The December swap item is a handmade holiday ornament.

Due to an uneven number of participants, Nelda and Daisy will have an additional swap at the December meeting.

Geek/Fandom Swap Art Pop-Up
Members of the guild who participated in the geek swap were invited to display their items  at Euphoria Chocolates downtown during the 1st Friday Art Walk on Dec. 2nd .  Members can drop off their items during regular business hours from Monday Nov. 28th thru Thurs. Dec. 1st.  There will be truffles! Bonnie will send out more details.

Show and Tell
There was a very lively show and tell.

Our next meeting will be our annual Holiday Social on Dec. 14th. Snack items are welcome! Kelly has promised us a surprise program.