Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May Meeting

Hello All!

Our May meeting is one week away, Wednesday, May 9th (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!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

April 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting





There was one guest and one new member who joined this month.  We had a lot of "quilt magic" to look at this evening.  Fun, Fun, Fun!

Announcements:

Our Eugene MQG banner is completed!  Thanks to Linda, Pat and Janice, the new banner for our guild was shown and it is great!!  Nice work ladies!!




June 9 Sew Day 10am-4pm
Sew day will be held at the Eugene Garden Club (our regular meeting spot).  It will be $10 for the day.  Bring your machines, surge protectors, extension cords and accessories and have a fun day with your guild members and/or others.  Check with Nela about the need for irons and ironing boards.
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. 

June 30  Corvallis Meet-up  (time to be announced closer to the 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
Nela discussed the Meet Up which will be held in Bend this year. For more information please go to:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6nYPDDAfyNOXjRToEQaBnfMsDNNqxVhkcSPJfKgZm8KzRUA/viewform




Sorrel provided information about a woman who is requesting 6 1/2" unfinished blocks of the cat block pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  She is making a quilt for each of her deceased daughter's classmates and hopes to have them completed before the end of the school year....June!!! Please look on Instragram @christypugh for the story, and you can find the pattern at Janome.com (cat block pillow).  Sorrel has offered to collect the blocks at the May meeting and mail them all together.

Donation 2018 quilt:
Kim finished sewing together the blocks in the layout chosen by members of the guild.  All that is left is the quilting and binding.  Jill has offered to provide the batting and Pat has provided the backing fabric.  We are still looking for someone(s) to finish the quilting and binding. 



Presentation:
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. 

The first month, which was not presented well, had 3 light/medium letter 'E' s, and one dark 'E' and one dark 'K'.

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


UFO FQ Challenge:

We had 4 people complete the challenge this month.  Kelly was the winner chosen for the fat quarter blocks submitted!  10 participants joined for this next months challenge!  Keep on finishing those projects!!!


Traveling Quilt Bee:

They are growing!!! Fun to see all of the creative additions!  Nice work everyone!!


Denise's Medallion


Jackie's medallion

Pat's medallion

Jill's medallion
Ken's medallion


Jenny's medallion
Kim's medallion


Gail's medallion
Susan's medallion


Sorrel's medallion
Hillie's medallion


Linda's medallion
Missy's medallion


Nela's medallion
Janice's medallion


Penny's medallion






Show and Tell:
Jill's hexagon quilt
Doris showing her applique Flower garden by Kim McClean

Kelly's Star donation quilt
Kelly's Squares in Square donation quilt
Kelly's log cabin completion!

Kelly's Snail Trail variation donation quilt
Linda's wall hanging with hand embroidery!



Mary's Winnie the Pooh quilt finished for her granddaughter!

Nela's space "glow in the dark" Michael Miller fabric challenge


See you in May!






Friday, April 27, 2018

First Thursday Slow Stitching Group

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet this coming Thursday, May 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.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

April Meeting

Hello All!

I can't believe that we are already into April and our meeting is this Wednesday, April 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

See you then!


Saturday, March 31, 2018

First Thursday Slow Stitching

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet this coming Thursday, April 5th, 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, March 27, 2018

March 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting

We had a good attendance at this meeting, with 2 new members joining and 2 visitors welcomed.



Announcements:

Sew Day:
Our first sew day on February 17th was a success.  Sounded like everyone had fun and the "quirks" of using our space for sewing and powering up the sewing machines and irons were all worked out.  We also raised $90 for the local Alzheimer's association.

QuiltCon 2018:
Some of the members went to QuiltCon in Pasadena, CA and brought back stories and ideas they gathered.  It sounds that the lectures and classes were good, and there were a LOT of quilts.  Check out the MQG website to see some of the quilts and the winners.

Corvallis Meet-up:
The Corvallis MQG has reached out to ask about continuing our meetup this year.  In years past, this has typically been a midday gathering of members of both guilds to network, share ideas, exchange swap items and enjoy a potluck.  (Of course there is wine tasting available as well as we have met at the winery in Monroe.  Nela is looking at the dates of June 23rd or June 30th, dependent upon what is available at the winery. The date will be finalized and announced at a later time.  Members are encouraged to provide ideas for swap items to create and share.  Send Nela or the EMQG an email with your ideas.

Quilts Beyond Borders:
Pat is involved with creating necklaces using metal bobbins where are to be sold at the Houston Quilt Market with proceeds going to Quilts Beyond Borders.  This organization helps youth in need, Syrian refugees, persons with AIDS among others.  Please bring any metal bobbins you no longer need to the April meeting or contact Pat if you are unable to attend.

Eugene MQG Banner:
Pat, Janice, and Linda are creating a banner for our guild.  Work in progress was shown during tonight's meeting and so far is looking great!  Thank you SO MUCH for your work on this project!  Can't wait to see the completed banner, maybe to take with us to the Corvallis Meetup?...


UFO FQ Challenge:

Nine people completed the challenge this month.



Janice
Linda
Anne
Missy


Kelly
Sorrel



Susan
Nela



Jill was the winner of the fat quarters with her pieced heart/hand quilt!!



There are 6 participants who have joined the challenge for the coming month.  Good luck and can't wait to see the finished products!


Traveling Quilt Bee:

We enjoyed all of the additions to the traveling quilts this month!  Amazing creations!

Ken's medallion
Kim's Medallion
Jenny's Medallion


Nela's Medallion
Jill's Medallion


Gail's Medallion
Jackie's Medallion





Susan's Medallion
Missy's Medallion
 
Linda's Medallion
Denise's Medallion




Hillie's Medallion



Janice's Medallion
Pat's Medallion

Penny's Medallion
Sorrel's Medallion






SKILL DEMO:

Pat J. presented a demo on sewing CURVES.  She had some great examples and made it look super easy to sew.  You will find some sites listed below which she offered for ideas.

Pointers:  Use a SHARP BLADE.  Make sure FABRIC is always RIGHT SIDE UP.



Curved Piecing websites:

*Bloglovin' at blogspot.com    
        Teaginny Designs-curved placemat design
* ETSY
         designstoshare- an easy curved placemat and table runner pattern
*modernquiltrelish.blogspot.com
*bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com
*thelastpiece.typepad.com
*stitchintherapy.blogspot.com
*thequiltingedge.com
*peainpod.typepad.com
*redpepperquilt.com
*YouTube
         Man Sewing with Rob Appell




Show & Tell:

Linda's Sidelights quilt
Kelly's 16 block donation quilt

Kelly's leaf donation quilt
Kelly's star donation quilt


Kelly's card trick donation quilt
Martha's silk fabric free motion quilt





Jill's square in a square quilt with Kaffe fabrics
Virginia's foxes!!!


Ken's Easter quilt
Sorrel's airshow bias strip pillow cover

We had Jill show a quilt in progress and Denise showed 2 quilts but unfortunately pictures were not taken.  Good work by all!!

See you next month!  Happy sewing!!