Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lots Of Info!

Hello lovely readers and members of the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild!

We have lots of past and future information for you!

This Wednesday September 10th we have a meeting Social time from 6:30-7
Meeting begins at 7, ends promptly by 8:30 at the McNail-Riley house.

If a tote bag was purchased for you and you haven't picked it up yet please bring your $10 to the meeting. Madyson will be collecting the money. 

If you didn't get the email from Jen (our 2014 president) here it is...

Several of the Board Members are planning to vacate their spots at the end of the term that ends in December. As per our by-laws we planned on having elections in September. However, we don't have enough time to make this happen in September and make sure that the membership has adequate time to think about positions, know what they entail, etc. Plan on learning more about the positions that are open next week, and an election will be held at the October meeting on October 8th.

On October 8th we will have a election ballots for members to fill out, and a regular program. 

If you have any questions about anything please use the box on the upper right hand side of this page or email Jen please. We want there to be as little confusion as possible. 

Now onto past events! 

Our quilt raffle winner!!

 Margaret Stafford, a EMQG members' mother. 

Congratulations Margaret!!


EMQG Meeting notes 8/13/2014

Greeting: Jennifer

Minutes: Missy

Our Annual Picnic held at Friendly Park. It was short and sweet due to the deluge of 
RAIN!!! Rain that we needed in our state of Oregon, but what timing I might say!!! 
Anyway, beautiful swap items, bee blocks and show and tell occurred as we quickly 
wrapped up and ran to our cars with full bellies. Yummy food and drinks were had, 
thanks to everyone for the goodies!


Shawna received some blocks and they looked great!
August Bee: Nelda: disappearing 4 patch


Coburg Quilt Show: our first booth in the community was a good showing. Karen’s 
mother won raffle quilt. Good exposure for our guild...a lot of postcards about the 
EMQG were distributed.

Discussion was held regarding ideas for future donation/raffle quilts. Susan M. has 
volunteered to long arm quilt the next one that is made. :) Thank you Susan!
September (next meeting) is when elections are to be held for the guild positions 
to start in Jan 2015. For all those thinking about running make sure to look at the 
Bylaws for more information about the roles of the positions.

SWAP: Bags, of all shapes designs. Nice variety and such creativity in our group of 


A very quick showing of items this month, as it was POURING down rain at the time. 
Of those that we had a glimpse of, beautiful work! Hopefully pictures were taken so 
we can better see the items. If you feel that you did not get the chance to fully show 
your item, please bring it next meeting so we can all get a closer/better look at your 

Thank you all for all that you do and we will see you this Wednesday!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Tonight is our sew night at McNail Riley house! 6:30-8:30. 

Bring your projects to work on! 

We hope to see you all there! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

August Meeting Reminder

EMQG Meeting Reminder

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

 Meeting Details:
 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!

See you all Wednesday! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Modern Quilt Guild PNW Meet-Up 2014: Vancouver, BC

The PNW MQG meet-up will be held in Vancouver, BC this year! For more information visit the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild website.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Meeting Notes & Photos

EMQG Meeting Notes 7/7/14

Greeting:  Phyliss
Minutes:  Missy
Photographer:  Shawna & Madyson


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.  
Bags of Love can be contacted:  www.bagsofloveinc.orgoffice:  541 357-4957


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!  : )


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.

Happy Summer!!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bags of Love

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 eugenemqg@gmail.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! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Our July Queen Bee

We would like to introduce our May Queen Bee, Shawna H.

Tell 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.

What 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.

Why 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 the bee?  

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.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 9th Meeting

Hello all!

Wednesday July 9th is the meeting! 

Please bring your swap item, any bee blocks and your show and tell! Bags of Love will be presenting this month.

We hope to see you all there! 

Meeting prep/set-up at 6:30, starts at 7
@ the McNail-Riley House - 601 W. 13th in Eugene

Monday, July 7, 2014

Coburg Quilt Show Info

Information for the Coburg Quilt Show 2014

Quilt Show:  July 26 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Enter a quilt

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

Vendor Information

Set-up starts at 7:00am. We must be set-up and ready by 8:45am.

Vendors must be present all day. Takedown does not start until 4:00pm.

The $45 vendor fee was waived because we’re a non-profit. However, we must donate an item worth $15 for the Silent Auction.

Raffle Quilt

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 our booth:

Anne R
Kathleen C
Phyliss P
Madyson J
Jennifer FG
Kelly D
Pat J
Karen M

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 karenmccl@gmail.com if you have any questions, or want to help.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lane County Fair

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
Host Monitors


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 contact us! 

Please either email EMQG or contact Nelda directly to sign up:

Nelda: nlcopsey@gmail.com
EMQG: eugenemqg@gmail.com


Paper entry deadline: June 27
Online entry deadline: July 9
Please visit www.atthefair.com for more information!