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 

http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/partial-seams-tutorial/

https://www.jinnybeyer.com/quilting-with-jinny/tips-lessons/detail.cfm?instanceId=66A887CF-CB50-537D-6F5A3116BD5790D1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnYll1fzAJM

Y Seams

http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/2012/02/sewing-hexagons-by-machine-without.html

http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/y-seams-tutorial/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DBztmnqK-M

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.  http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2013/05/virtual-quilting-bee-block-6.html

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.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July Meeting Roundup

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild ~ Minutes: July 13, 2016 (written by Malika)

Attendees: 22 members plus one guest. Two new members joined the EMQG prior to the meeting being called to order. Four members signed up for the Show and Tell segment of the meeting which included five quilts.

Skill Builder: Partial Seams
Nela Barrow presented the July Skill Building BOM with the objective of realizing that partial and y-seams are doable. The hand out and the Tutorial websites/videos should result in a framed Tilt-a-Whirl unfinished 16.5” block.

Bee Blocks created for Malika.

Donation Heart Blocks for Orlando MQG
The discussion of how we want to handle the Orlando donation blocks finally settled on placing the completed blocks in a package and mailing them to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for their use and distribution. Interested members are asked to make a 10" heart block using any color. Rainbow colors are encouraged. This pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew is simple and fast. Completed heart squares should be dropped off at Piece by Piece Quilt Shop before Monday, August 1st.

Show and Tell





Area Quilting Workshops
Daisy announced Art Quilt Workshops being presented at the Eugene Textile Center by Jane Dunnewold, author of the classic surface design book, Complex Cloth, in August. On Aug. 4th she will be teaching a one-day workshop ($125) on Creative Strength Training, her latest book. On Aug 5th-6th she will be teaching a two-day workshop ($250) on A New Approach to Color. Contact Eugene Textile Center, 541-688-1565, for more information.

On Sunday August 7th, Jane will be giving a lecture at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem. The lecture will start at 1 PM and will be followed by a trunk show and book signing. The lecture is open to the public. Tickets $10.

Next Meeting: PICNIC August 10th!
Daisy also reminded us of the Annual EMQG Picnic meeting which will take place on Aug. 10th at Friendly Park, 27th & Monroe in Eugene at 6:30 pm. Bring a dish to share, your own plate and cutlery, a beverage, and your show-and-tell. In addition to Bee Blocks and a new skill builder block, we will have a sewing/quilting notions swap. To participate in the swap bring a notion (or two), valued at no more than $10, concealed in a bag or other opaque covering.

Upcoming Swaps
September Swap - Big Reveal for the Fandom/GEEK swap
October Swap will be a 1-hour fabric basket – details to follow on the EMQG Blog.
November Swap will be a standard pillow case.
December Swap will be a handmade ornament.

Elections
Kelly then requested that members should consider if they are interested and willing to serve the Guild in an official capacity as our new board members will be elected in September.

Upcoming Quilting Events:

Quilts in the Garden in Corvallis is July 23rd. Check the Marys River Quilt Guild’s website for information.
Sit n Sew is Tuesday, July 26th, up on the mezzanine at the Market of Choice on Willamette & 29th.
Coburg Quilt Show is July 30th.
Emerald Valley Quilt Show is Oct 1-2 at the Lane County Fairgrounds

Monday, July 11, 2016

June Meeting Minutes




Eugene Modern Quilt Guild ~ Minutes: June 8, 2016 (prepared by Malika) 
Meeting was called to order by President Kelly promptly at 7 PM with 25 members and 6 guests (5 from Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild) in attendance. Ten members signed in for the Show and Tell segment of the meeting.
Guild announcements and discussions:
Our official photographer, Missy, would not be available so attendees were welcome to use their cell phone cameras for their own photos of presentations.
Kelly reminded all to bring their completed skill building blocks from previous months to the July meeting for completion of the donation quilt. This includes the 17” Dresden Plate squares.  This month’s skill building squares was presented by Daisy was English Paper Piecing.
Kelly asked for raised hands by those who were successful in signing into the Modern Quilt Guild web site and were willing to couch others how to do it as well.
The group was queried as to who was interested in participating in the Coburg Quilt Show with no responses given.
 Nelda made an announcement regarding the July 20-25 Lane County Fair Registration is open on line and Parking is a fund raiser for the Lane County Mounted Patrol.
The joint Corvallis & Eugene Modern Quilt Guilds Lunch Pot Luck will be held July 25th with the wine tasting starting at noon and finishing with the tote bag swap.
A drop-in Sit & Sew will happen on June 28th from 10:30 until 2 PM at the Willamette St. Market of Choice           
Bonnie Glass offered updates and encouragements to  those of us who are participating in the Fandom Swaps in preparation for the September reveals. During the Show & Tell portion of the meeting Shawna Haynes shared some of the mini quilts she has received over time for Fandom Swaps or Geek Swaps.
Mindy Reeves, Jayne Scoggin, Brenda Olson, Linda Delaplain, Denise Nash, Jill McKenney, Bonnie Glass and Susan Rodgers also participated in the Show and Tell sharing.
The Quilts in the Garden quilt show in Corvallis will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM on July 23rd. 
The next meeting of the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild will take place at 6:30 pm om July 13th at the McNeil-Riley House on West 13th Ave.

posted by Daisy

Friday, June 24, 2016

Reminder: Meetup with the Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild

What to bring:

Quilts to show! Sweet Earth has a wonderful area for hanging quilts and extra clothes line available as well.

Snacks to share! This will be a very informal potluck. Any snacky food is encouraged.

Money for wine! Sweet Earth has tastings available for $5 (includes 5 tastes) which is waived with a purchase of wine. You can also buy glasses of your favorite.

Totes to swap! We will be having a swap between the guilds and the theme is totes! Bring a tote in a brown paper bag to swap with one of your fellow guild members.

Water to drink! Sweet Earth does have a small air conditioned tasting room and the area we will be occupying is shaded.


The winery is pretty easy to find, driving south on 99W go to Monroe, turn right on Alpine Rd (I'm pretty sure I remember a sign saying Sweet Earth, but it's right after Dairy Mart), drive 3 miles or so to Kyle Drive and take a left. The winery is on Kyle Drive about 1.5-2 miles in. You can also get there taking Bellfountain to Alpine as well. 

See you all tomorrow!

posted by Daisy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June skill builder

2016 June EMQG Skill Building BOM.docx

2016 Eugene MQG Skill Building BOM

Month: June

Topic: English Paper Piecing (EPP)

Presenters: Daisy Schrock

Objectives: Learn the advantages of English paper piecing.

Learn how to create templates, baste the pieces and whipstitch pieces together.

Tutorial websites

For this month’s block

The instructions for EPP this month’s ‘Plus Sign’ shape are at

http://wildolive.blogspot.com/2015/06/epp-template-make-mini-plus-quilt-with.html

PDF of Plus Sign templates: 

http://molliejohanson.com/wildolive/PlusEPP.pdf

English Paper Piecing tutorials

Videos

Completely Quilted: How to English Paper Piece 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pJpr4OIH7g

Shape Up: Sue Daley’s English Paper Piecing School (15 video series) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqa70gU-E9U&list=PLYiS64uxWDWE0FEi-wh-CDgYNU7U1o196

How to English Paper Piece (AngiesBitsandPieces) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRY3IRB_ELY

Blog posts:

http://www.craftsy.com/article/english-paper-piecing

http://www.thezenofmaking.com/2013/06/tutorial-english-paper-piecing-hexies-part-1/

http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/2010/04/hexie-paper-piecing-tutorial.html


Monday, June 20, 2016

Saturday Meet Up with Corvallis MQG at Sweet Earth Vineyard

The Eugene MQG will be meeting with the Corvallis MQG this Saturday, June 25th, at Sweet Earth Vineyards, 24843 Kyle Road, just outside Monroe, from 1-3 pm. The vineyard's tasting room opens at noon and will remain open till 5 pm so there will be plenty of time for sampling before or after the meet up.

We will begin the potluck and other meet up activities at 1 pm, so please plan to arrive before that time. Bring a dish to share, a modern quilt to put into the pop-up quilt show, and your tote for the swap concealed in a brown paper bag.

Parking is very limited. Please carpool if at all possible.

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Kelly at 7 PM with one guest and 26 members in attendance.





Daisy and Jenny reprised their informative presentation for the Pioneer Quilters quilt show in April of “What is a Modern Quilt?”.  Modern Quilts are functional items. Examples shown made it very clear that it is a minimalist improvisational style of quilting that is evolving as it develops.  The emphasis appears mainly in the bright colors and expansive negative spaces with alternate grid work.  Current characteristics are a cleaner palette (Whites, Brights, and Greys with few beiges or browns). Shawna told us that  there are now 353 shades of Kona solids.  Modern Quilts often use larger and fewer pieces than traditional quilts. The quilting tends to be minimalist: parallel lines, pinstripe straight lines, all-over circles.


The Skill Building block for this month is a Dresden Plate. A pattern for the blades and center was given out. The hand out with instructions will be posted on the EMQG blog.  If you would like to make a donation quilt block, please make the Dresden Plate in rainbow colors on a light color background.  Resulting blocks will be made into a donation quilt.  Please bring your completed blocks back to the June meeting.



We were reminded that the Charity Quilt for QuiltCon auction will be ”A Path Through The Forest”.  The quilt will consist of half square triangles and will be a 72” X 92” size.  Materials for this quilt will be distributed at the June meeting. (edit by Daisy)


Members who are participating in the Riley Blake Fabric Challenge showed their pieces.



Bonnie explained how the new Geek/Fandom Swap will work and passed out forms for participation.  These are also available on the MQG website. The deadline for sign ups is Friday, May 13th. We should be matched with our secret fan partners soon.  The swap and partners reveal will happen at the September meeting.


Participating members brought back last month's Bee Block.

Bee Block packets and instructions for next month are for a Log Cabin style block. 


Coming Events:
The next Sit and Sew will be at the Willamette St. Market of Choice on May 24th from 10 – 1-ish.
Members are reminded that registration for Lane County Fair entries is now open online and include new categories.

The Corvallis Meet-up is scheduled for June 25th, time to be announced. It will be a Potluck. The swap item is a tote.  Members are reminded that they should use Modern fabrics.  

The Show and Tell segment of the meeting was, as usual, filled with the Ooos and Ahws of appreciation of our fellow quilters.







The next meeting is June 8th.


There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.



Saturday, May 21, 2016

May skill builder

2016 Eugene MQG Skill Building BOM

 

MonthMay

 

TopicDresden Plate

 

PresenterKim Olsen

 

Objectives:

How to make Dresden blades and an applique circle. Work on quarter inch seams. Also, sew down/applique onto background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial websites

Pat Sloan Dresden Tutorials  (Pat Sloan blogged about many different tutorials

Giant Scrappy Dresden Plate Tutorial

Sew Mama Sew Dresden Tutorial

Missouri Quilt Star Dresden Plate Tutorial Video

Bunny HIll Design Dresden Plate

 

Proposed Quilt Block (16.5” unfinished)

I used a 30 degree ruler, as I could not locate my 18 degree one. The 30 degree ruler makes 12 blades in the dresden plate, while the 18 degree makes 20. Blades can be made from almost any isosceles triangle that divides evenly into 360 degrees: so one can use a 45 (makes 8 blades)(kaleidoscope ruler anyone?) or a 60 degree one that makes only 6. I used a 6 inch strip of fabric to cut the blades, but placed the 7 inch line of the wedge ruler at the top and had an inch of the ruler hang out over lower part of fabric. This makes a resulting circle that is close to 14 inches in diameter. The center circle will easily cover the resulting hole in the center. It is easier to sew this way than having the points join in the center. Having the plate be 14 inches allows for centering, or skewing, as you prefer. One could make any size at all! I used a lid from a can of peanuts to draw around for a template (cereal box) for the center. Cut about a quarter inch larger than desired circle size and using a double threaded needle, I sewed around and pulled it up around the template. Starch and press! Probably best to use a 17 inchsquare for background. As one sews/appliques on the dresden plate, it may cause shrinkage! Ha Ha! The tutorials on Sew Mama Sew and Bunny Hill give very good tips for the sewing. Well worth reading :-) There are many variations in color placement and striping that would be very fun to try!

Monday, May 9, 2016

May meeting, Wednesday the 11th

You are invited to the May meeting of the EMQG on Wednesday evening, May 11th. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The meeting will begin promptly at 7. This month's special presentation will attempt to answer the question "What is Modern Quilting?". April Bee Blocks are due and there will be a new Skill Building Block and Show-and-Tell. 

Bonnie G. will present more information about the EMQG Geek Fandom Swap. She's very excited about it! The sign-up form for the swap is posted as a separate file on the EMQG group page on the MQG website. Please print the form, fill it out, and bring it to the meeting so she can begin assigning Secret Partners. Deadline for sign-ups is this Friday, May 13.