Saturday, January 19, 2019

First 2019 Sew Day one week away!

When: Saturday, January 26th 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!



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 2019 Eugene MQG meeting




Announcements:

Emily from Rich's Sew and Vac of Albany came to speak about the Willamette Valley Quilt Festival being held Feb 1-2 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, OR.  Hours 10am - 5pm each day.  There will be over 300 quilts, many vendors, presentations and classes. Featured Quilter is Peggy Gelbrich. There is a grand prize drawing for a $3,000 sewing machine.  Also, they are taking donations of canned food for a charity.
For more information, go to www.willamettevalleyquiltfestival.com
EMQG will have a booth there and is looking for members to sign up to help with the booth during each day.  Please contact Nela if you are able to assist.




EMQG membership
2019 membership dues are being collected now through March meeting.  Please bring $35 cash or make a check out to EMQG and give to Susan or Nela.

Traveling Row Quilt 2019
Fill out a form and bring your finished row to February's meeting to join in on this fun event.

Quilt Con 2019 Charity Quilt was shown in its completion and it looks great! Thanks to the members who sewed, Jayne who quilted it, Gail who added the binding, and to Jill for volunteering to sew on a sleeve.  Good team effort by our members!



Our 2019 Donation Quilt was also shown in its completion!  Thank you to all who worked on this quilt.


EMQG Sew Day Saturday Jan 26th 10am-4pm  $10

MidValley Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2019 April 18-20 Salem. OR
For more information, go to www.midvalleyquiltguild.com/quilt-show.htm

Umpqua Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2019 April 26-28 Roseburg, OR
For more information, go to www.uvquilters.com/quilt-show


Monthly Skill Demo:
Bonnie presented on how to search the internet and find websites of interest to quilters.  She provided a handout and gave some handy tips when performing searches.



UFO Challenge:
There were 4 participants who completed the challenge.


Daisy squared up her blocks
Nela added the binding to her Stash Bee quilt

Denise quilted and added binding to her Traveling quilt
Missy made a Lisa the Unicorn pillow cover


Traveling quilt 2018 completions:
Eight individuals were able to find the time to complete their traveling quilt.  Take a look!

Janice's quilt

Pat's quilt


Hillie's quilt

Gail's quilt

Linda's quilt


Susan's quilt

Nela's quilt

Denise's quilt




Show and Tell:



Pat's 'Nico' quilt

Pat's 'Shenandoah' quilt

Linda with her ~2015 Bee block quilt
Linda's variation of 'River Rock' quilt

Bonnie with her Big Star improv quilt

Ken's 'Yellow Brick Road' on point quilt


Coming up next month:
Skill Demo-Applique presented by Daisy and Jackie.
Sharing of the first row for the traveling row quilt 2019.




















 




Thursday, January 3, 2019

December 2018 Eugene MQG Holiday meeting


We had good food, fun games and lots of laughing at our holiday meeting.  It was a great way to celebrate a fun year with our guild.

We played games including Bingo and Strip Poker;  there was a lot of fabric flying around the tables!




We also had an ornament exchange for those who chose to create some beautiful hand crafted ornaments.


Announcements:

Membership dues will be collected starting at the January meeting.  Please bring your completed membership form along with your $35 (checks made out to EMQG).

Willamette Valley Quilt Show, Linn County Fairgrounds Albany, OR Feb 1-2, 2019 10am-5pm.
EMQG will have a booth and is in need of volunteers to help with setup and to be present in 2 hour shifts.  Let Nela know if you are interested.

Traveling Row Quilt 2019
Nela spoke about the traveling row quilt 2019.  There was a form available for those who wish to join the monthly commitment.  Please contact her if you were not present or forgot to pick up a form at the meeting. Bring the completed form along with your finished row to the February meeting.

UFO FQ Challenge:
There were 6 participants who completed the challenge.   Nela was the winner of the fat quarters.
Kim's kitty pillow

and the back

Jenny's beauty

Bonnie's friendship star blocks

Nela's dresden plate variation
Linda with "chic picnic" quilt
Show and Tell:


Daisy finished her hand knitted quilt!

Pat with her "chic country" pillow


Linda with a finished Michael Miller challenge wall hanging

Linda with a new tree skirt

Guest Jessica with her Handcrafted Alison Glass/Kona gray improv quilt

Elizabeth with her hand quilted beauty!

Nela with her rail fence Christmas quilt




Nice work everyone!
See you in 2019!!



Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year and a meeting reminder

Happy New Year!!!

Our January meeting is next Wednesday, January 9th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

We are excited to have Bonnie Glass presenting information about internet searches/websites!

Please remember to bring
  1. Your 2019 Annual dues of $35 (cash or check made out to EugeneMQG)
  2. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  3. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  4. Your FinishedTraveling Quilt
  5. Show and Tell item
  6. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Friday, December 28, 2018

First Thursday of 2019 Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, January 3rd, 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.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December Holiday Meeting Reminder

Hello All!

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

Please remember to bring
  1. A savory or sweet finger food to share
  2. A plate, cup/mug, napkin for your personal use
  3. A handmade ornament for swapping, wrapped in a paper bag (if participating)
  4. 2 modern FQs and 8- 2.5" x WOF strips for games
  5. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  6. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  7. Show and Tell item

See you then! Remember we are starting with food at 6:30pm.

Monday, December 3, 2018

First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet this Thursday, December 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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting


We had another well attended sew day November 4th.  Lots of fun working on projects and eating yummy treats, especially the truffles from Euphoria Chocolate Company!!

Slow Stitch had 3 participants who met for handwork.  Don't forget it's the first Thursday of each month upstairs at the Market of Choice on 29th St. in Eugene. 

Looking into potential options for quilt retreat locations...Nela has some calls out to check on new locations.

Traveling Quilt Bee:

WOW, what great traveling quilts we created! 

Pat's quilt top

MIssy's quilt top

Janice's quilt top

Hillie's quilt top

Jenny's quilt top

Jill's quilt top

Susan's quilt top

Jackie's quilt top

Nela's quilt top

Linda's quilt top

Gail's quilt top

Penny's quilt top

Denise's quilt top

Ken's quilt top
Kim's quilt top

Sorrel's quilt top


We will plan to bring them again to the January Guild meeting, hopefully completed.


Announcements:

Mid Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show April 18-20, 2019 Salem Armory.  They contacted our guild and sent a flyer for their Fabracadabra quilt challenge, as well as information for anyone who wants to enter a quilt for showing.  Please contact EMQG for a registration form for the quilt challenge if you are interested.





Our guild has been contacted by ShelterCare to ask if we would like to provide a quilt for their annual auction.  Discussion about possibly having our Quilt Con 2019 quilt be donated to them.  Ken offered to find a local quilt appraiser who might provide suggested monetary worth of the quilt when completed so it can be given to the organization to assist with their bidding.  This also might be a marketing opportunity for our guild.  Win-Win!

Member survey results:

Ranking of events:
The order of ranking are as follows:  Traveling quilt, Show and Tell, Announcements, Monthly Project/Skill builder, UFO FQ Challenge.We decided to keep all of these events for next year.

Traveling quilt 2019:
Members present decided to have a ROW traveling quilt for 2019.  Either add a row across or down, depending upon the individual's preference.  Members who are interested in participating next year should bring their personal row to the February guild meeting.

Skill demonstrations:Members chose a skill and signed up to present at a meeting in 2019.


Eugene Gleemen Concert:
Ken announced that the group he sings in will be having a Christmas holiday concert on Sun Dec 2nd, 2:30pm at First Christian Church.



UFO FQ Challenge:
2 people completed their project for the month.  Janice was the winner of the fat quarters!

Missy's Sleepy Fox (3rd Story Workshop) pillow

Janice's Spice Market quilt

There are 6 participants challenging themselves to complete their task by next month!

Show and Tell:

Pat's "mistakes make a beautiful table runner"!

Linda's Christmas tree using her quick curve ruler

Linda's 12 days of Christmas

Gail's Benjamin Franklin BOM quilt completed!!!


Pat's Halloweenish quilt

and the back!

Phyllis and a beautiful flower panel

Phyllis's completed BOM Bee Quilt from several years ago

Jayne sharing a quilt she quilted for a group of Cottage Grove sisters

Hillie's gingerbread house, complete with indoor lighting

Don't forget next month's meeting is Show and Tell and the UFO FQ Challenge along with finger food potluck and games.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and see you in December!