Thursday, July 5, 2018

Kim's "Mystery With Letters"

Kim offered a project for those who are interested.  She referenced the Portland MQG site for a Word Quilt Challenge.  Also check out http://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/2016/06/when-life-is-scrappy-make-quilt.html to find the patterns for letters posted by Moda.
See Kim's information posted below:

For this mystery:
This is a study in looking at contrasts and color value,  to distinguish between Darks and Medium/Lights.  Some letters will be dark to make words that will be dark in value and others light or medium.  This works best if the background is light! 

There will be 20 letters in total.  A collection of 5 will be introduced each month.  Some light/medium and some dark.  You can create your letters in whatever style you choose, lower case or capitols, and of which size you prefer.  Just remember to be consistent throughout as the letters will be mixed to spell words. This will make a lap sized quilt if you make the Moda 8" by 10" size letters.
 
One may want to add some favorite pieced blocks to fill in as well.  Otherwise, the negative space areas will be available for your beautiful free motion quilting! :-)
-Kim


April letters:   E = 3 light or medium
                       E = 1 dark
                       K = 1 dark

May letters:  S = 2 light or medium
                     S = 1 dark
                     R = 1 light or medium
                     R = 1 dark


June letters:  T = 2 light or medium
                     O = 1 light or medium
                     D = 2 dark
June 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting




We had one new member join and 3 guests in attendance.

Announcements:

Corvallis Meet-up was cancelled for this year.

Lane County Fair  July 18-22
Nelda Copsey presented the information regarding entering quilts for the Lane County Fair.  Textile entries are to be collected on Sun July 8 and Monday July 9.  She is also looking for volunteers to help with the receiving, prep for judging and setup for the textiles.  Please go the the website Atthefair.com for more information.

Coburg Quilt Show  July 20-21
Classes and a quilt show are part of this years offering.  Go to Coburgquiltshow.org for more information and entry forms.

Pine Needler's 14th Annual Quilt Show  July 28-29
This is part of the Lowell Blackberry Jam Festival.  Quilt entry forms are due by July 16th and received on July 27th.  Go to Blackberryjamfestival.com for more information.

PNW MQG Meetup  August 10-12
For more information go to https://seattlemodernquiltguild.com/2018/04/18/2018-pacific-nw-meet-up-registration-is-now-open/

EMQG Sew Day Sunday, August 19  10-4

EMQG RETREAT  October 4-7
Nela  provided registration forms with details.
Please email EMQG for a registration form if you were not present and would like to go.
Location:  Big K Guest Ranch, 20029 Highway 138 Elkton, OR, 97436
Prices are per person:
3 to a cabin:  $252
2 to a cabin:  $315
Cabins have mini fridges
Brunch (Fri, Sat, Sun) and Dinner (Thurs, Fri, Sat) are included.
Optional Wine tasting on Saturday.
Deposit $150 due July 1st.  Final payment due September 12th.

QuiltCon 2019  Nashville, TN
It was decided that our guild would make a charity quilt again this year to send to Quilt Con.  Jenny, Nela, Janice, Kim and Missy all volunteered to meet and decide on details for the quilt design.  Guild members are encouraged to participate in the creation of the blocks once the design is chosen.

Barn Quilt Block Workshop September 8  10-4
Sheila Snyder will be presenting a workshop for the EMQG on creating your own barn quilt block.  It will be approx 3-4' square painted quilt block which can be hung on your "barn", house, fence, wall, etc.  This is in the tradition of the barn quilt blocks seen around the country.
For more details of cost and how to register please email the EMQG.



Business:

EMQG board members met on May 22 to review and make amendments to the EMQG bylaws.  These changes were emailed to all members in late May with discussion held this meeting to address these or other suggested changes.  The amendments will be voted on during the July 2018 meeting.

Kim discussed how to square up a quilt top when adding to sides.
Kim also presented this month's mystery letters.  (see other posting for details).



UFO FQ Challenge:

There were 4 people who completed the UFO challenge this month. 


Susan quilted and binded!
Mary completed her quilt!

Janice with her contact print pillow!

Sorrel pieced her Alison Glass quilt top!
Janice took home the prize of the bunch of fat quarters!  We have 8 people who entered for next months challenge.  Happy sewing!

Traveling Quilt Bee:

Another month of great additions.  See all of the changes going on...

Denise's medallion

Janice's medallion

Sorrel's medallion

Jill's medallion

Ken's medallion

Penny's medallion



Jenny's medallion

Susan's medallion

Hille's medallion

Kim's medallion

Missy's medallion

Linda's medallion

Nela's medallion

Pat's medallion

Jackie's medallion


Gail's medallion




Show and Tell:

Jayne showing a wall hanging using the Mini Wonderful Curves ruler


Jayne with another wall hanging using the Mini Wonderful Curves ruler

Kelly's "keeper" quilt

Bonnie with her Big Star quilt, quilted by Jayne

back side of Bonnie's Big Star quilt

Bonnie with charm pack quilt, quilted by Jayne

Guest Elizabeth with her Paris quilt, hand quilted for her husband

Denise with her improv rose bouquet quilt

Ken's Twinkle quilt with Kaffe Fasset fabrics





  See you next month!  Happy sewing!












Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July Meeting

Hello All!

Our July meeting is Wednesday, July 11th(6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

Please remember to bring
  1. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  2. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  3. The Traveling Quilt Bee goody bag (if participating) 
  4. Show and Tell item
  5. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June Meeting

Hello All!

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

Please remember to bring
  1. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  2. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  3. The Traveling Quilt Bee goody bag (if participating) 
  4. Show and Tell item
  5. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Come Sew with Us! This Saturday, June 9th



When: Saturday, June 9th 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!  

Future Sew Days:

Sunday, Aug 19
Saturday, Sept. 22 
Sunday, November 4 

May 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting




We welcomed one new member and 2 guests.  Lots of quilting to look at as well!!!

Announcements:

June 9 Sew Day 10 am- 4 pm
Bring your machines, surge protectors, extension cords and accessories and have a fun day with your guild members and/or others. Nela volunteered to provide a demonstration on sewing in zippers so bring some zippers with you if you want to participate and learn/refine these skills.
Anne, Hillie and Ken will bring an ironing board and iron, large cutting mat and risers for the cutting table respectively.  Thank you!!!

Possible Date: June 23rd!!!  Corvallis Meet-up  12pm-2pm (Please respond to email whether you can make this new date)
The Eugene MQG and the Corvallis MQG will join together for a social event again this year.  We will meet at Sweet Earth Vineyards in Monroe.  There is a covered pavilion with an accessible bathroom, a wine tasting room with air conditioning (in years past this has been mighty nice, both the wine and the AC).  We have decided to have a swap of either a table runner or place mats, which is optional to participate in.  Also, we will have a light potluck; plan to bring something to share and please bring your own plate and silverware. There are chairs and benches available on site but you may want to bring a lawn chair as well to ensure a place to sit.

Sweet Earth Vineyards
24843 Kyle Rd.
Monroe, OR 97456
(541) 914-3592

August 10-12  PNW Meet Up
This meetup will be held in Bend this year. For more information please go to:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6nYPDDAfyNOXjRToEQaBnfMsDNNqxVhkcSPJfKgZm8KzRUA/viewform

EMQG Donation 2018 Quilt:
Jayne has volunteered to quilt our donation quilt.  Thank you Jayne!

Slow Stitching Group:  On hold until September 2018.

Mystery with Letters, presented by Kim  (please see this in a separate email posting from now on)...
This months letters:
S = 2 light or medium
S = 1 dark
R = 1 light or medium
R = 1 dark

UFO FQ Challenge:

6 people completed their chosen project this month and 2 made progress!  Yay to Doris who was the winner of the fat quarters!!

Anne, completed Dot to Dot quilt

Jill, quilted Lightning on the Metolius

Doris, Applique flowers quilt top

Kelly, Log cabin quilt completed!

Nela, Release the Kraken quilt completed!


Traveling Quilt Bee:

There are amazing additions to these quilts.  Fun to see how they are all changing!!!

Nela's medallion

Jenny's medallion

Gail's medallion

Sorrel's medallion


Denise's medallion

Ken's medallion

Missy's medallion

Jill's Medallion

Hillie's medallion

Pat's medallion

Kim's medallion


Jackie's medallion

Susan's medallion

Janice's medallion


Linda's medallion

Penny's medallion


Show and Tell:

Sorrel's Minnesota Lakes quilt



Sorrel's Lisa the Unicorn pillow top

Linda's I Spy quilt for grandson Callum

Linda's I Spy quilt back

Nela's bee block Halloween quilt

Martha's wool zip pouch

Martha's Miss Wilmott's ghost wall hanging

Pat's Around the World quilt