Wednesday, July 3, 2019

July Meeting Reminder

Our July meeting is next Wednesday, July 10th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

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

See you then!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

June 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting

We had a visitor from Pennsylvania join us today!


Eugene/Corvallis Meet-up for June 22nd is cancelled.  Hopefully we can get together next summer!

August Meeting Swap:  Make and bring a project 12" or smaller for our swap at the August Guild meeting.  The August meeting is traditionally a potluck with show and tell time, but a swap will be fun to add.  The meeting will be held again at Sladden Park, address is 925 Cheshire Ave, Eugene.  Park either on N. Adams St or Cheshire Ave.

October 3-6 Retreat deposit is due now (June 12).  There is a preference and dietary restrictions form available to fill out so make sure you complete it if you have specific needs.  Currently the registration is full but Nela will make a wait list in case someone drops out.  Please contact EMQG if you have further questions.

Ken, EMQG member, is providing a free instruction in "AnglePlay(tm)" working with rulers that create elongated triangles.  This will be held on Saturday June 29th at Our Sewing Room, 448 Main St. Springfield, 10am-4pm. Bring some fabric and your sewing machines and have some fun!

Lane County Fair held July 24-28 is looking for entries into the textile category.  Please check for specific details at  Entries are due July 2 if online or by mail, and in person during drop off days July 14-15, 2019.

Pioneer Quilter's Quilt Show, 'The Unbroken Thread', is being held in Cottage Grove Sept 19-21, and is also looking for quilts to show.  Go to

Monthly Skill Demo:

Fusibles and adhesives by Linda.

Linda presented on different types of fusibles and adhesives.  She provided a handout of many choices and had most of them there for a demonstration in how they can be used.  Some of us especially liked the batting seam tape product!

Eugene MQG Traveling Row Quilt:

Nela added to Daisy's quilt.
Janice added to Ken's quilt.

Jackie added to Kim's quilt.

Ken added to Nela's quilt.

Kim added to Janice's quilt.

Daisy added to Sorrel's quilt.

Sorrel added to Jackie's quilt.

UFO FQ Challenge:

There were 4 participants who completed this month's challenge.

Nela with her Good Night Moon quilt.

Hillie added 2 sides to her Skill Builder quilt.

Phyllis added the binding to her curved ruler quilt.

Bonnie pieced her FQ squares quilt top.

Hillie was the winner of the FQ's this month!!
Six members have signed up for next month's challenge.

Show and Tell:

Ken with his finished "Freda's garden" quilt.

String quilt block by Kim, fabric from the "donation table".

More fabric from "donation table" made into spider web blocks by Kim.

Gail completed a Star quilt requested, and originally started, by her daughter.

Sorrel finished her Minnesota fish quilt and Jayne quilted it for her.

Phyllis completed her panel and pieced border quilt.

Jayne pieced a Fat Quarter Sew Sampler.

Sorrel's completed Improv log cabin block, from a Denyse Schmidt QuiltCon 2019  class.

Next Meeting:  Wednesday July 10th at Eugene Garden Club, 6:30 social, 7:00 meeting.

Pat will be presenting on fabric dying.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

June Meeting Reminder

Our June meeting is next Wednesday, June 12th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

We are excited to have Linda talk about different fusible interfacing!

Please remember to bring:
  1. EugeneMQG Retreat deposit ($200/$300)
  2. The Traveling Row Quilt and bag of goodies, (if participating)
  3. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  4. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  5. Show and Tell item
  6. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

June First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, June 6th, from 10am until 12ish.  We'll be on the mezzanine (Market of Choice, 29th and Willamette) with our coffees/teas and projects. All are welcome to join in the conversation.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

May 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting


QuiltCon 2019 Charity quilt:  We had donated this quilt to ShelterCare for their Art Gives Hope auction and the quilt was sold to a woman who purchased it for her mother who is a quilter!  ShelterCare was able to gain some funds by this purchase to help their organization support individuals who need assistance with housing.  Win win!

Eugene/Corvallis Meet-up:  Tentatively planned for June 22 from 12pm -? at Sweet Earth Winery in Monroe, OR.  The swap will be a fabric basket. Hope to see you there!

Improv Workshop with Sherri Lynn Wood August 24-25, 2019.  It will be held at BJ's Quilt Basket in Bend. Sheri was a featured artist at QuiltCon 2019.

Sew Day May 18, 10am-4pm.  Eugene Garden Club.  $10 is cost, bring your sewing machine and projects to work on and have some fun!

EMQG Retreat 2019:  October 3-6 (Thursday afternoon through Sunday morning) at Big K Ranch in Elkton, OR.  This includes 6 meals, a cabin on site and an individual table for your space to sew.  Deposits are due by June 12 (June Guild meeting date) and there will be a capacity of 20 individuals.  Deposits will be $200 for a double, triple or quad cabin, and $300 for a single.  If paying by check, please make the check out to EMQG.   Total costs for the retreat will be $233 for a quad (2 people will be sharing one bed), $265 for a triple, $328 for a double and $519 for a single.

We have made some magnets and stickers of our membership logo ($3 each), so grab some before they are gone.

Bonnie shared that there will be a gala in November 2019 for Ballet Fantastique and is wanting to make a charity/donation quilt for them.  She will know more about their theme soon and is asking other members to join her in creating a design and constructing the quilt.

Monthly Skill Demo:

Cutting bias strips by Denise.

Denise presented on bias strip cutting and found a method she called "Quick Bias Strip Method" (see picture below of her handout).  This method made strip cutting on a bias really easy and fast.

Curved piecing by Jayne and Phyllis.

Jayne and Phyllis presented on curved piecing.  They used the 'Sew Kind of Wonderful' Quick Curve Ruler and demonstrated the variety of gentle curved piecing designs which can be made.  Phyllis showed her version of the pattern Rings Revival.



Eugene MQG Traveling Row Quilt:

Sorrel added to Daisy's quilt.

Kim added to Jackie's quilt.

Ken added to Janice's quilt.

Jackie added to Sorrel's quilt.

Daisy added to Nela's quilt.

Janice added to Kim's quilt.

Nela added to Ken's quilt.

 UFO FQ Challenge:

There were 5 participants who completed their challenge this month!

Janice showed her disappearing nine patch picnic quilt!

Anne finished the binding on her baby quilt!

Hillie added 3 different technique blocks to her skill builder quilt top!

Nela pieced her Trinket quilt from the Alison Glass Trinket SAL

Linda also completed the piecing of her red and white quilt, and showed a picture of it as it wasn't available to bring in person.

Anne was the winner of the fat quarters!! Congrats!

There are 5 participants for next month's challenge...happy sewing!

Show and Tell:

Linda showed a finished baby quilt!

Linda and her butterfly piece!

Linda with a black table topper...

and another one!

Bonnie speaking about her disappearing 9 patch charm pack quilt!

Denise showing her crazy quilt!

Pat and her hand appliqued Polygon table runner, adapted from Jennifer Sampou Polygon Quilts pattern

Jayne and a gentle curved pieces wall hanging...

and another; same block, different fabrics and placement!

Phyllis showing her gentle curved pieces design!

Nela displaying her completed pouch project!

Next Guild Meeting:  Wednesday, June 12th, at the Eugene Garden Club

Linda will be presenting on different fusible interfacing.

See you next time!!!