Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 17- Sew Night!

Let's get together and sew a little something!!

Where: LGH (little green house!)
When: June 17 @ 6:30
Bring your sewing machine or your handwork... bring your blocks that you need a second opinion on! Bring it all!

Do it!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 20- Sew NIght!

Let's get together and sew a little something!!

Where: LGH (little green house!)
When: May 20 @ 6:30
Bring your sewing machine or your handwork... bring your blocks that you need a second opinion on! Bring it all!

Do it!

May Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes   May 13, 2015

Presenter:  Daisy Schrock
Minutes:  Anne Robertson
Photographer:  Missy Downey
Sew Night:  Wednesday, May 20, at McNail-Riley House at 6:30 pm
We will be working on the blocks for our Raffle Quilt, or bring your own project to work on.
Sew Day:  Saturday, May 23, at Our Sewing Room from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Jayne Scoggin will be teaching a class on making “Fiber Art Leaves” from 10:00 – 2:00.  Contact her to sign up and for a supply list, she will supply the freezer paper.  Jayne suggests using hand-dyed or batik fabrics – the pieces she has shown us are lovely!  No charge for the class, just the $5 for OSR.
Lane County Fair:  July 22 – 26,  
Nelda Copsey announced that Textile entries are now open online.   Volunteers will be able to sign up in June.

Quilt! Knit! Stitch! :  August 13 – 15, Portland, at Oregon Convention Center
This was a very good show last year.  Sign-ups for classes and tickets are now available.  Go online for more information,

The Treasurer, Linda Delaplain, will send the financial report to be posted on the EMQG section of the Modern Quilt Guild web site to be available to members.
Shop at the meeting’s yard sale!
Raffle Quilt: We are making the lap quilt size of MQG’s March Pattern of the Month, “Use Your Illusion”.  Some blocks have been finished and Anne handed out all of the blocks that need to be sewn.  Come to Sew Night or finish them at home, but please finish them soon so we can put the quilt together.  Please leave the papers on the blocks so we can identify them.  If you are having trouble or feeling discouraged, let us know!  Also, we are looking for volunteers to quilt it or work on the binding.
Retreat: The EMQG Retreat on September 17 – 20 is happening!  Pat Johnston (huge thanks to Pat for organizing!) passed out information sheets and started collecting deposits.  Mike from McKenzie River Mountain Resort has sent the contract, which is for a minimum of 18 people, and it looks like we will easily meet that.  The initial deposit of $100 is due May 23 (Sew Day) with the balance of $183.50 due by June 14 (next EMQG meeting is June 10).  Make checks out to Eugene Modern Quilt Guild and Pat will also be at Sew Night to take deposits.


Denise Nash received her bee blocks for May.  She had requested 10.5” x 16.5” blocks using a favorite technique, and a nice variety of blocks came back.  
Phyliss Porter is the Queen Bee for June and she handed out bags of cut squares and fabrics that she would like to use up!  The participants are to make anything they want in a 12.5” block.


The theme for May was “Gossamer Spring” and four lovely, unique pieces were displayed.  It had been suggested that the themes needed some verbs, so Pat re-did the theme jar.  June’s theme was drawn by a first-time visitor, Liz, and is “Dot”, which can be a noun or a verb!  Get creative!

May’s swap was a thread catcher or other sewing accessory.  There were several fun items exchanged, including thread catchers, pincushions, and a needle case.
Karen announced that the swap for June will be something with a “curve”.

Pat did a demonstration of making fabric out of leftover threads (or from spools) using Solvy Water Soluble Stabilizer by Sulky.  The stabilizer is cornstarch-based so it just washes away when the project is complete.  The threads, yarn, fabric scraps, etc. are placed between two layers and the free-motion stitching is used to hold it all together.  Mokuba Free Lace Paper can also be used.

Phyliss Porter:  “100 Blocks” quilt designed by Tula Pink.  Pieced by herself in a rainbow of colors and quilted by Jayne Scoggin.  
Linda Delaplain:  “Easy Peasy” quilt for a little boy in blue and orange fish fabric.  Pieced and quilted by herself for her dentist’s grandson in exchange for dental work!

Pat Johnston:  Bed runners, one made using a wedge tool and the second made in Japanese-style motifs.  Both designed, pieced, and quilted by herself.

Denise Nash:  Wall hanging made by herself in an Emerald Valley Quilters workshop from wool felt in a flower garden design.  “Royal Wonder”, a one-block wonder quilt, in bright blue.  Pieced and quilted by herself.

Kim Olsen:  Baby quilt from half of a jelly roll with curved corners and using various machine stitches.  Pieced and quilted by herself.

Jenny Bonynge:  Wall hanging made by herself in class by Gwen Marston in a very modern style.  
Jenny shared books by Gwen Marston and announced that Gwen will be the main speaker (she is excellent) at QuiltCon 2016.  Jenny is really encouraging EMQG members to attend QuiltCon!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May meeting! This week!

Hi all,

See you this week at LGH (little green house-- our usual spot.) May 13, doors open at 6:30, business at 7.

Other reminders:

Swap theme is Thread Catcher/Sewing Accessory.

April’s theme for Permission to Play is “Gossamer Spring

-your awesome finished Bee blocks!

-Show and Tell (you can sign up online!)

-$$ to shop the EMQG flea market.

-your sweet self and a friend that loves modern quilting!

See you soon!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

May Sew Day

May Sew Day! 

During the sew day in May there will be quite a few things for members to do. 

Jayne will be doing a demo on her appliqué leaves. At our May meeting (5.13.15) Jayne will have a supply list and sign up sheet for this project. The only cost will be 5.00 to OSR to sew for the day. Any questions please e-mail me 

We will also be working on the raffle quilt or you can bring your own project to work on. 

Our Sewing room in downtown Springfield. 10-5. $5 for the day. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

EMQG April Minutes


Meeting Notes April 8, 2015

Presenter: Madyson John

Minutes: Anne Robertson

Photographer: Jen Gibson


Sew Night: Wednesday, April 15 at McNail-Riley House at 6:30 pm

Sew Day: Saturday, April 25 at Our Sewing Room from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Quilt Unveiling: 2015 “Threads of Life” quilt honoring organ donors at Eugene Public Library, Saturday April 11 1:00 – 2:45 pm.

Craft Fair: Benefit fundraiser for Daisy C.H.A.I.N., an organization which helps families with new babies, at Daisy’s Place, 1244 Lawrence Street in Eugene, April 18 – 19, 12 – 4 pm. Lillian Shoupe belongs to it and will be selling some of her crafts at the fair.

Unbroken Thread Quilt Show of the Pioneer Quilters will be held April 21 – 26 at the Lane County Historical Museum at the fairgrounds. 90 quilts of all types will be displayed with daily speakers and demonstrations. There is always a lot to see!


At this meeting, we had six visitors, two of whom joined our guild!

Photos – Photographs taken at the EMQG meetings are on the Flickr and Instagram websites with links to them on the blog.

Raffle Quilt – It will be made from the paper pieced pattern “Use Your Illusion” by Cheryl Brickey, which was the Modern Quilt Guild’s March Pattern of the Month. The Kona Gray fabric was donated, and the Kona Turquoise was purchased at a discount. We will be cutting and sewing the blocks during April’s Sew Night and Sew Day. Madyson will make the paper copies for the piecing, and we will make up packets of blocks for those who want to sew them on their own. A sign-up sheet was passed around for packets.

Proceeds from Raffle Quilt – It was suggested that a portion of the proceeds from the raffle quilt be donated to a charity. Phyliss Porter made the motion and the members voted and passed the motion. Email EMQG with suggestions of the charity to support. A previous suggestion had been made of the free mammogram program of Cascade Health Solutions, but it is being disbanded due to the new insurance provisions.

Corvallis MQG – A meetup held at a winery halfway between Corvallis and Eugene is being planned for this summer. Meetup plans are still being discussed, possibly including a swap.

Podcast needs quilt stories – Missy Downey has friends who do podcasts at (also on Facebook). They are looking for stories about heirlooms people have, and especially looking to speak with someone about quilts or quilting stories to add to their podcasts. Contact Missy if you are interested.

Fabric Leaves Class – Pat Johnston and Jayne Scoggin are setting up a class to make fabric leaves such as in Jayne’s wall hanging of hand-dyed fabrics. This will be at Sew Day on May 23. More information and signups will be at the May EMQG meeting.

EMQG Quilting Retreat – Set for September 17 – 20 at McKenzie River Mountain Resort in Blue River. Pat is waiting for the contract, Daisy Schrock is coordinating food, and Nelda Copsey is helping. A signup sheet was sent around. The resort web site is for those who are interested. The total cost for the three nights with meals is estimated at $283. A 3-step payment plan will be set up requiring a deposit soon. Also there will be a no-refund date set. A minimum of 15 participants is needed to secure the resort contract, which does not seem to be a problem from the level of interest shown so far!

Yard Sale – Kelly Duke announced at the end of the meeting that tonight’s yard sale made $57! There were a lot of goodies going home with new owners.


Nela Barrow received her bee blocks for April, which were large rainbow strip blocks made from the makers’ own strips. Very bright and fun!

Denise Nash is the Queen Bee for May. She gave out packets of fabric to make 10.5” x 16.5” blocks using a favorite technique. Anything goes, and she shared online tutorials for examples. She would like any leftover scraps back.


April’s swap was two fat quarters – one ugly and one modern. There were lots of fun fabrics swapped, although none appeared to be very ugly!

Karen McClain announced May’s swap is a thread catcher or sewing accessory made by you.


April’s theme was “High-Fibre Diet”. Perhaps this was a more difficult idea as only two pieces were displayed, although both were fun to see.

May’s theme is “Gossamer Spring”. Time to get creative!


Kathy Langston and Nelda Copsey: Showed the annual quilt to promote Donate Life Northwest. The quilt blocks are made by donor’s families or recipients of organ transplants. The quilt is accompanied by a book of stories about each block and is an amazing and touching display.

Kathy also showed her Bee Block quilt made from the green and blue ribbon blocks from January, 2015.

Pat Johnston: Quilt started out as a Margaret Miller – Easy Pieces pattern, but she set it using Missouri Star’s sashed and slashed 9 patch method. Pieced by herself and quilted by Susan Miner. Finished in 2015.

Susan Rogers: “Hawaiian Sunbonnet Sue” with pattern by Donna Fear. Pieced by herself and quilted by Jayne Scoggin in 2015.

Meisha Linwood: “Owl at Night” baby quilt designed and pieced by herself in 2015.

Linda Delaplain: “Circle Sorbet” pieced and quilted by herself in a quilt as you go method in 2015.

Denise Nash: “Tree” art mini-quilt made in a confetti quilting class by Judy and Angelia Peterson ( Pieced and quilted by herself in 2015.

Lynn Conboy (visitor): Hexagon panel (cheater panel) quilt pieced and quilted by herself in 2015. Also showed a fun bag pieced and quilted by herself at a retreat last month.

Mystery star quilt top in pattern by Debbie Caffrey pieced by herself at a retreat last month.

Kelly Duke: A trip-style baby quilt designed, pieced, and quilted by herself in 2015.

Nela Barrow: “Austin Houses” A paper pieced mini quilt made in a class at QuiltCon. Pattern and class by Carolyn Friedlander, pieced and quilted by Nela in 2015.

Marilyn Davis (new member): A beginning quilter, she showed a pillow made from jelly roll strips and coasters.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sew Night- April 15!!

Let's get together and sew a little something!!

Where: LGH (little green house!)
When: April 15 @ 6:30
Bring your sewing machine or your handwork... bring your blocks that you need a second opinion on! Bring it all!

Do it!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Quarter Board Minutes



March 15, 2015

Present: Madyson John, Linda Delaplain, Daisy Schrock, Anne Robertson, Nelda Copsey

1. Donation Quilt – Daisy has finished the top and backing, she has the batting from Denise Nash, and she will get it all to Susan Miner for quilting soon. The deadline for being completely done is the end of 2015.

2. Raffle Quilt - We do need a coordinator for this project, preferably not someone on the board already. We need to get this quilt made fairly soon so we can display it to sell raffle tickets. We want to sell tickets at several events and raffle the quilt later in the year. Madyson will check with local quilt shops about selling tickets and donations for the materials to make the quilt. Nelda will check with the Lane County Fair about selling tickets at the Textile Section. Since EVQ already does, they may have to agree to let EMQG sell tickets also.

The Board agreed on using the MQG March Pattern of the Month, “Use Your Illusion” by Cheryl Brickey. It was also agreed to use teal with a light gray background, purchasing all the fabric with guild members chipping in for the cost. We could have a demo of the pattern and make a start at Sew Night and then use Sew Day to make a lot of progress, in April and/or May.

3. Corvallis MQG – Madyson has been in touch and we will plan a get-together with them this summer. Several of them went to QuiltCon. They do a booth at the Corvallis Farmer’s Market once a year.

4. Retreat – There were several suggestions for retreat activities including an icebreaker game, prizes, mini-classes, a mystery small project. Madyson may be able to get teaching materials from her grandmother who teaches quilting. Daisy volunteered to coordinate snacks. We do need to set up a committee.

5. Coburg Quilt Show – Need to create a EMQG Blog Wish List of items which members could donate to sell at our booth. June Sew Day and Night could be used to prepare bags of precuts and scraps. Last year, Piece By Piece Fabrics donated $150 worth of products for us to sell, so we will ask again this year.

6. Meeting Times – The monthly meetings have been getting longer and longer. Suggestions for ending earlier included:

Start promptly at 7:00 pm.

Permission To Play: pin creator’s name to her piece, display them in the front corner, perhaps discuss one special piece instead of all of them.

Swap: have everyone participating stand to the side of the room so it can proceed faster without waiting for people to make their way up front.

Daisy will email Pat with these suggestions.

7. Charity – It was agreed that the a portion of the Raffle Quilt proceeds should go to a charity, probably a different one each year or two. Madyson suggested choosing Cascade Health Solutions this year for their program to fund mammograms for women who can’t afford them. She will work on getting the program information. This idea will be brought to the guild for a vote.

Monday, April 6, 2015

March Minutes


Meeting Notes March 11, 2015

Presenter: Phyliss Porter

Minutes: Anne Robertson

Photographer: Jessica Beaudet


Sew Night: Wednesday, March 18 at McNail-Riley House at 6:30 pm

Sew Day: Saturday, March 28 at Our Sewing Room from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Daisy Schrock will do a “Quilt-As-You-Go” Demonstration twice during this Sew Day. The first will be around 10:30 or 11 am, while the second will be around 1:30 or 2 pm. Be there for either one for an informative talk.

Demonstration by Studio Art Quilt Associates of Eugene of Thermofax Printing (like mimeographing) on fabric at the Eugene Textile Center on Friday, March 20, at 3:15 pm. Contact Daisy for more information.

Unbroken Thread Quilt Show of the Pioneer Quilters will be April 21 – 26 at the Lane County Historical Museum. Jenny Bonynge passed out information cards. There will be speakers and demonstrations each day.


Phyliss introduced the officers and new members.

Madyson John shared the new membership cards and pins. Show your card to get a discount at Jean Marie’s Fabrics in Springfield. There may be on-line quilt shops that offer a MQG discount also. Piece By Piece Fabrics in Eugene has supported EMQG by donating goods to us for the Coburg Quilt Show.

Our Sewing Room is continuing to display EMQG quilts through March for a total of two months. You can pick up your quilts on Sew Day, March 28. Contact Madyson if you can’t make it and she will pick it up for you. Our Sewing Room will again be on the Second Friday Art Walk in Springfield on March 13.

The list of EMQG members and their email addresses is on the EMQG community of the Modern Quilt Guild website now. This makes it easier to contact other EMQG members!

The Yard Sale continued at this meeting. Think about saving stuff to sell at our booth at the Coburg Quilt Show in July. Big sellers last year were ziploc bags of fabric scraps, magazines, books, and fabric yardage.

The next Board Meeting will be held Sunday, March 15 at McMenamin’s North Bank at 12 pm.

The PNW (Pacific Northwest) Meetup will be held in Seattle on August 20 – 23. Information has been posted on the blog for those interested in attending (See March 6th post).

QuiltCon 2016 will be held in Pasadena, CA. Book your hotel now at the Westin or another of your choice. It is suggested to fly into Burbank and drive to the hotel. The Westin is in walking distance of the Convention Center. Reservations should be made soon as the hotels will fill up very fast.

QuiltCon 2015: Jenny Bonynge and Nela Barrow attended this year’s QuiltCon in Austin, Texas and gave their impressions and tips for future attendees. Thanks for sharing!

Pat Johnston has been gathering information on locations for a Quilting Retreat. She has found two: one is McKenzie River Mountain Resort in Blue River, and the other is Kellogg Springs near Oakland. There was a lengthy discussion of the two, followed by a sign-up sheet being passed around for those seriously interested in attending. In order to make the retreat a reality, a committee will be formed in the near future. Note: A reservation has now been made at McKenzie River Mountain Resort in Blue River for our Quilting Retreat on September 17th – 20th.

Nelda Copsey is the Lane County Fair Textile Coordinator and shared information. Online registration opens May 4th with entries due July 13th. This year, there are new contests with prizes and some new categories, including a professional category. Contact Nelda with any questions.

Coburg Quilt Show will be held July 25th. Karen McCLain talked about what was learned from last year’s experience. We will have the raffle quilt displayed and will sell tickets, but have the raffle at a later date. We want to be able to sell tickets over a longer period of time.

Jessica held another drawing for those who posted on the MQG group site and this time the winner was Linda Delaplain. The prize was a lovely assortment of mini-charms, fat quarters, patterns, and a book!

Machine for Sale Linda has a friend with a very nice Janome combo sewing/embroidery machine for sale for $900. Contact her if interested.


Daisy received her blocks for March. They were wonky strip blocks of various sizes which will give her a bit of a challenge to put together!

Nela Barrow is the Queen Bee for April. She wants the participants to use their own strips to make rainbow-bright 18” blocks representing the block maker. They will be fun to see next month


Linda gave an interesting demonstration on making a rug out of 2 ½” strips of fabric and batting using the pattern “Bats In The Rug” by Aunties Two. She will help anyone who brings their strips to Sew Night on March 18th to make their own rug.


The March Swap was embroidered items and there were several including pincushions, bags, a cup holder, and mats, all embroidered by hand or machine.

April’s Swap will be an easy one! Just bring two fat quarters: an ugly or unloved one and a fun modern one.


The March theme was “Comfort Zone” and, as usual, there was a great variety of pieces - some representing “in my comfort zone” and some “out”. A fun way to learn a little about the creators! April’s theme will be “High Fiber Diet”. Pat will be attending the Portland SAQA meeting on March 18th and will be taking some of the Permission To Play pieces with her to show them.


Justine Heavilon: Appliqued kitchen towels in red and black. Designed, appliqued, and quilted by herself in 2015.

Jayne Scoggin: Fiber art wall hanging and travel bags made with hand dyed fabric. Designed, made, and quilted by herself. She will soon be teaching a class of the travel bags at Our Sewing Room; she will put the info on the blog.

Linda Delaplain: April Showers wall hanging. Pieced and quilted by herself in 2015.

Bed runner in a Disappearing 9-Patch pattern. Pieced and quilted by herself in 2015.

Daisy Schrock: Garden of the Circus Clowns quilt. Quilt-in-a-Day pattern which was pieced and quilted a row at a time (quilt as you go method) by herself. A taste of her demonstration at the March Sew Day!

Phyliss Porter: Scenes of the Woods fiber art wall hanging done in a class taught by Phyllis Prom using her pattern. Pieced and quilted by herself in 2015.

Picture Frames quilt with pattern by Tula Pink. Pieced by herself and quilted by Jayne in 2015.

Pat Johnston: Scrappy quilt pieced by herself and quilted by Jayne in 2014 – 2015. Also showed Ice-Dyed fabrics and a bowl made of fabric twisted into twine.

Susan Rogers: Quilt of bright solid rectangles with black, using batik sashing. Designed and pieced by herself, quilted by Jayne.