This month's meeting will NOT be held at our regular meeting location, instead it will be held at Friendly Park!!!
Join us Wednesday, August 13th, for our annual end-of-summer meeting in the park. Meeting starts at 7pm and is a potluck style dinner. Bring a favorite appetizer, main dish, dessert or drink and come hang out. Friends & family members welcome to come!
Date: Wednesday, August 13th
Time: 7 - 8:30pm
Location: Friendly Park
2721 Monroe St.
Eugene, OR 97401
We will be doing our normal bee blocks, swap and show & tell.Please bring your July bee blocks! The swap for the month is a handmade gift bag (something to put a small gift in). As always, bring those lovely show & tell items!
Di Barrong, founder of Bags of Love, spoke about this organization she started to help children in need. Bags and “butterfly” blankets are made and filled with goodies for children 0-17 yrs old. She is always looking for volunteers as well as sewers of bags and blankets. She left flyers of her organization and patterns of the butterfly blanket to share.
Jennifer: Board meeting held 6/30/14. It was decided that sponsorship is available if: vendors provide a 10% discount to EMQG members and/or $100 money or material is donated per calendar year.
Shawna: Received the EMQG postcards in the mail. They look great! 1,000 count.
Karen: Coburg Quilt Show table…set up is from 7:00 -8:45am, looking for people to help with manning the table during the time of show and tear down. Also, still asking for items to sell, magazines, fabric, books, etc…
Nelda: Lane County Fair is coming soon! Still in need of some volunteers to help out pre, during, post fair dates.
Linda: Suggested a picnic for our August meeting. It was decided by members at this meeting to hold our next guild meeting at Friendly Park. It will be a potluck, family and friends are invited. We will not hold any business but enjoy each other’s company, have our Bee blocks, swap items and show and tell! Make sure to bring a blanket and chair!
Shawna: Shared that she would like a “scrappy patch”. Please use 1/4" seams and do not trim.
Itty Bitty Magnets! Some cute and well made “small”!!! quilted magnets! : )
SHOW AND TELL:
Kathy & Nelda: A green and brown quilt she started in Pennsylvania and finished in Oregon! Also a red, white and blue table topper/wall quilt.
Jennifer: Low volume collage she hand quilted.
Madyson: Mini quilt she received from an Instagram mini quilt swap. She also finished her large Tula100 leopard print quilt patterned after Tula Pink's city sampler book and hand stitching! Looks great!
Linda: Kaleidoscope table runner.
A churn dash table runner.
Kathleen: Marbled hand dyed fabric blocks, quilted by Susan M.
Denise and Tom: "Modern” black block detailed with beading on a green background, a green baby quilt, a giant start quilt with apricot colors and another one in green, yellow and stripes they called “Desert sun”. Very nice quilting detail!
Susan: A grey, black and yellow quilt in which she used fabric with a drawing that her daughter had done. She had the fabric printed through Spoonflower. Another quiltwhich used panels of birds, again wonderful quilting detail.
SEW-IN: Wednesday July 16th, 6:30-8:30pm. McNailRiley house.
SEW DAY: Saturday July 26th, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Our Sewing Room.
At our guild meeting last night (July 9th) Di Barrong from Bags of Love came and told us about all the amazing ways they are helping our community and how we can join in to help their cause.
If you would like to make one of these bags email us VIA the contact us box to the upper right of the screen or at email@example.com and we will be happy to send you the PDF of the step by step instructions.
The butterfly blanket instructions can be found below. If you did not get a copy of the pattern and would like one we will have one of the patterns and paper to make you a template at our sew night on 7/16.
If you would like to know how else you can help or any more about their cause you can visit their website at www.bagsofloveinc.org A big thanks to Di and all she does for our community!
We would like to introduce our May Queen Bee, Shawna H.
us a little bit of your quilting history and experience:
I was born into the world of sewing & quilting. I sewed my first pillow at age 2 and was hooked! My mom and dad are both avid sewists & quilters. My mom owns Jean Marie's Fabrics, a local quilt shop here in town and has since long before I was born. It is truly one of the biggest passion and aspect of my life, it is not just my hobby, it is my career. I made my first queen size quilt in middle school and have made countless quilts since then. My biggest accomplishment so far in the quilting world is my Tula100.
does quilting mean to you?
Quilting is an art. It is truly one of the most remarkable art forms out there. No one but fellow quilters understand what all goes into the makings of a quilt. From a simple tie quilt with yard (yes, I have quite a few of those oldie but goodies), to a paper-pieced masterpiece, I love all quilts.
did you want to join our bee?
Last year I got the chance to watch others but joined in the middle of the year so I was not able to fully participate. However, it looked like so much fun. I loved getting to see what everyone came up with and all the different blocks. I really wanted to have a quilt where it wasn't just my sewing, but fellow bee members & friends coming together to make a quilt.
What was the reason or thoughts behind your choice of block/design/project for
As most of you know I am one of the busiest people you will meet. I have so many quilts and blocks on my "one day" list, but the sad reality is I will never get to it all. A couple years ago I fell in love with Juggling Summer by Zen Chic for Moda and bought a bunch of precuts at sample spree at Quilt Market thinking I would sew them up right when I got home..... Ha! It is a quilt I have been wanting forever, but have just not been able to get to it. I spent quite some time searching for a block that would work with the precuts and the scrappy look I had in mind. I choose grey for the solid blocks so that I could later add in some more color with the sashing and borders/binding.
July 14 is the deadline to submit information for the
Program Guide Book. Quilts are dropped off at the Coburg Elementary School on
N. Coburg Road (next to the fire station) on Sunday, July 20 from noon-3:00pm,
or Monday, July 21 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. You’re allowed to list your quilt for
sale during the show (there is a commission fee of 25% of your selling price).
The entry fee is $5 for the first quilt, and $2 for each
additional quilt. Entry forms are available on the Coburg Quilt Show website.
Quilts are picked up Sunday, July 27 at the Coburg Elementary
School from 9:00am-1:00pm
Set-up starts at 7:00am. We must be set-up and ready by
Vendors must be present all day. Takedown does not start
The $45 vendor fee was waived because we’re a non-profit.
However, we must donate an item worth $15 for the Silent Auction.
We’re raffling an Urban Chicken Block quilt as a fundraiser.
The tickets will be $1 each or six for $5.
Volunteers are needed to help set-up and take-down our booth,
as well as manning the booth between 9:00am-4:00pm.
Volunteer list (tentative)
Here are the list of people that have signed up to help at
Please confirm that you’re still available to help, and tell
me what hours you’d like to work.
Donation items are needed to sell at our booth. This is a
good opportunity to clean up your sewing space. We could use any quilting or
sewing related items: fabric, books,
magazines, patterns, quilts, quilt tops, charm packs. Even quart-size Ziploc
bags of scraps. This is a great opportunity to purge your sewing room of
unloved fabrics, or unfinished projects, to make room for new fabric that you
can’t live without. PLEASE BRING YOUR DONATION ITEMS TO OUR JULY 9 MEETING. If
you can’t make the meeting, please contact me to make arrangements to drop off
your donation items.
A big thank you to the people that have helped with the
raffle quilt, and have donated items to sell.
Please contact me at 541-968-1726 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any
questions, or want to help.
It is almost that time of year again, Lane County Fair! Nelda, one of our EMQG members & current Bee Keeper, is the Textile Coordinator for the fair. She is still looking for volunteers to help with set up, the actual fair as well as taking down. Nelda works very hard every year to ensure everything goes smooth, but cannot do it alone - if you have even a few hours to spare it would be a great help!
Here are the volunteer shifts/times:
Monday - July 14: 9am to 4pm
Help set up tables and receive entries
Tuesday - July 15: 9am to 4pm
Arrange entries for judging
Wednesday - July 16: 8:30am to when judging is over
Help present entries to judges
Thursday - July 17: 9am to 4pm Start displaying entries
Friday - July 18: 9am to 4pm
Start displaying entries
Saturday - July 19: 9am to 4pm
Start displaying entries
Monday - July 21:9am to 4pm
Start displaying entries
Tuesday - July 22: 9am to 4pm
Finish displaying entries
July 23 - 26: 11am to 3pm 3pm to 7pm 7pm to 10:30pm Host Monitors
Sunday - July 24: 11am to 3pm
Sunday - July 27: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Start taking down
Monday - July 28: 9am to whenever it is done
Getting entries ready for release and putting everything away
You do not need to be able to work an entire shift, it is best if you
can commit to the full time, but any time is more than appreciated! If
you see a 9am to 4pm shift, and can work 9am to noon, etc. please still
Please either email EMQG or contact Nelda directly to sign up:
Paper entry deadline: June 27
Online entry deadline: July 9 Please visit www.atthefair.com for more information!
President: Jennifer. She shared her vision of creating a survey
for EMQG members to gather thoughts, state goals, and brainstorm opportunities
for directing the growth of the guild.
She also offered that she has committed to bring books/magazines to
share at each meeting during her term.
Greeter/Master of Ceremonies: Daisy and Phylis. Keep the meeting running smoothly as per
agenda, greet new members.
Madyson. She shared our assets,
debts and current balance of our bank account.
Creating/refining our public presence via multiple social media sites. Madyson designed new EMQG logos and Shawna helped choose the new logo as charged by the board members.
Links to all other social media can be found under the ‘Find Us’
Karen (alternate): Records meeting notes for monthly guild meetings, board meetings,
maintains records in an official meeting binder which is available at guild
meetings, creates a year end summary of events.
Linda: Secure presenters for
monthly guild meetings.
Nelda: Assists with gathering members
for the yearly bee, and organizes monthly block presentation and distribution
of finished blocks.
Kathleen: Chooses monthly swap
items and provides ideas of how/where to find info for creating items.
(If anyone was not included, my apologies…)
Shawna shared the new EMQG logo and a mock up postcard
created to provide info to the public.
Discussion was held regarding costs for printing of this postcard. Laura L of Grammas Barn Quilting donated
funding for an initial order of postcards.
Kesch made a motion to use the funds for purchasing the
postcards. Nelda seconded it. The
members voted to use the money as designated to purchase 1,000 postcards.
Madyson distributed some release of information forms for
members to declare their choices for sharing of personal information.
Nelda, Textile Coordinator for the Lane County Fair, is
looking for volunteers to assist with the textile entries intake, setup and
monitoring of the display area during the fair. Contact her: email@example.com
or 541 914-1610.
Karen spoke about the EMQG booth/table at the Coburg Quilt
Show, July 26, 2014. She is looking for
volunteers to help with setup of booth itself, pricing and organizing of sale
items, hanging of the raffle quilt, and manning the booth during show hours.
Millie from Paramount spoke about basic sewing machine
maintenance and how to keep your machine in “tip-top running order” between
visits to a sewing machine technician..
Important points were change your needle, remove lint, lubricate the
hook using the correct oil for your machine, and clean the outside of the machine.
She provided a handout with more detailed info.
SWAP: Placemats! Many participants and shapes/designs
shared. Way to go everyone!!!
SHOW AND TELL:
Jennifer: Shared a quilt that she received which was made of
batik blocks her students had created with her guidance. What a special gift!
Nelda and her sister Kathy:
Cat quilt that they created together.
Madyson: Mini quilt
with an online group challenge.
Kelly: Another twist
on the Urban Chicken, made from the last of the leftover blocks…!
Pat: “Our River Runs
Through It” art quilt she designed…gorgeous!
Justine: A nice heart
and log cabin quilt from some quilt blocks she found at a garage sale. Can we say upcycle?!!!
smaller version of a purse she shared recently and two table runners, one with
Denise: Scrappy table
runner with nice free motion quilting.
BOARD MEETING: Monday
June 30th, 6pm. @ McMennamins
at the River Bank
June 18th at 6:30-8:30pm.
McNail Riley house.
SEW DAY: Saturday
June 28th 10am-5pm. Our