Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July Meeting Notes

EUGENE MODERN QUILT GUILD 

Meeting Notes July 8, 2015

Presenter: Daisy Schrock

Minutes: Anne Robertson

Photographer: Jessica Beaudet

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

We will be collecting and organizing stuff to sell at our Coburg Quilt Show booth! Or bring your own project to work on.

Sew Day: Cancelled for July due to Coburg Quilt Show being the same day

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: July 11, 9 am-4 pm www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org

There will be a meetup from 11 am to 1 pm of Modern Quilt Guilds at Village Green Park, and Madyson is organizing an EMQG group to go to the show just for the day, planning to arrive at 9 am. Madyson will email those signed up for the carpool.

Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild Meetup: Saturday July 18, 12-2 pm

EMQG and CMQG are meeting for a fun get-together at Sweet Earth Vineyards in Monroe. A tote bag swap will be held so get busy sewing! Bring a quilt you would like to show as there will be clotheslines to hang quilts on. Wine tasting will be available and the event is open to others besides MQG members, so bring a friend. Email EMQG (eugenemqg@gmail.com) or Madyson if you are going and whether you are participating in the tote bag swap, just so they have a head count. There will be carpooling arranged and emails will be sent with further information to those who are signed up to attend.

Coburg Quilt Show: Saturday, July 25 Volunteer signups were held for staffing the EMQG booth throughout the day (in shifts or all day) – thanks for stepping up and helping out! Jenn Fogerty-Gibson is loaning us her booth and Daisy is loaning us her quilt rack to display our Raffle Quilt. Also, an ice chest or two with cold water or drinks would be great. Emails will be sent to those who have signed up. We need stuff to sell! Bring it to Sew Night, email EMQG or Madyson for pick up, or bring to the booth the morning of the Coburg show. See blog post from July 9th for more information.

Lane County Fair: July 22 – 26 Nelda Copsey, the Textile Coordinator, asked for volunteers to help out. Many volunteers are needed to help, and you will get a free fair pass for volunteering! There are several opportunities and dates available, including helping the judges on July 15th, setup after that, and during the fair itself. Email Nelda with questions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

August EMQG Meeting/Picnic: Our next meeting will be our annual picnic at Friendly Park at 27th and Monroe. It will be a potluck so bring a favorite dish to share, family members or guests, and lawn chairs. We will still do our usual Show and Tell, Bee Blocks, and the Swap!

Julie Johnson announced that the Portland Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Show is still in need of help (paid!). It is being held August 13 – 15 at the Oregon Convention Center and was a great show last year, which was the first time. Go online for more information, www.quilts.com

Daisy, stepping in for Pat Johnston, read the list of those signed up for the September EMQG Retreat. There is still room if anyone else wants to go or wants to bring a friend, but Pat will need the full payment very soon. Email EMQG or Pat if interested.

Raffle Quilt: The top is done and looks great – thanks to all those who made blocks and sewed them together!! Madyson showed it and handed it over to Denise Williams who is doing the quilting on it. Jessica will be doing the binding. We will be displaying it at the EMQG booth during the Coburg Show and selling raffle tickets, with the drawing to be done later in the year. Part of the proceeds will be going to Womenspace.

An email from the Modern Quilt Guild was sent recently to members about the Triangle Quilt Challenge for QuiltCon 2016. Several EMQG members have already signed up.

BEE:

Jayne Scoggin received her blocks for July, and they turned out great. Kim Olsen is the Queen Bee for August, and passed out her block packets. Her theme is “Water” and so the fabrics are blues and greens. She is wanting curved strips pieced together into whatever size block you end up with. They will be fun to see next month!

PERMISSION TO PLAY:

Daisy stepped in for Pat Johnston. Pat will be displaying Permission To Play pieces at the Coburg Quilt Show. The theme for July was “Heat” and we saw a great piece using some hand-dyed fabrics. Stay tuned for the next theme.

SWAP:

July’s swap was a tote bag. There were some fun bags, including a pie tote. Karen McClain announced the August swap will be to bring a favorite notion or tool, costing no more than $10.

SHOW AND TELL:

Donation Quilt: Susan Miner showed our donation quilt (the scrap quilt with blocks of black and white fabrics framing bright colored strips) now that she has finished the quilting and it looks wonderful! It will be on display in our Coburg Show booth. The charity we had planned on donating it to, has folded, so we are looking for suggestions of other charities.

Susan Miner: “Vintage Redux” table runners. Susan has had the pattern published (!) in Generation Q magazine available at Barnes & Noble. The table runners are made using a dish towel in the center. Designed, pieced, and quilted by herself in 2014.

Marilyn Davis: Kid’s quilt top in bright primary colors. She is a beginning quilter and this is her first project! Pieced by herself in 2015.

Linda Delaplain: Runner and place mats for a wedding present. She partially followed a pattern, pieced and quilted them by herself in 2015.

Lap-sized quilt made from a magazine pattern. She put it together using a quilt-as-you-go method. Pieced and quilted by herself in 2015.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show-- July 11, 2015

Hi Adventurers!
Madyson is organizing an EMQG group to go to the sistersoutdoorquiltshow  (just for the day) She is planning to arrive at 9 am. If you are interested in carpooling, email eugenemqg@gmail.com or Madyson.
(pictures are from 2011 & 2009)







Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Meeting Notes June 10, 2015

EUGENE MODERN QUILT GUILD

Presenter: Madyson John

Minutes: Anne Robertson

Photographer: Madyson John / Jessica Beaudet

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Second Friday Art Walk: Friday June 12, 5-8 pm at Our Sewing Room

Kathleen Culver will be the honored artist with all her quilts displayed. Her husband will also be showing his woodcarvings for the evening. Kathleen’s quilts will be displayed for two months, so drop by and take a look!

Sew Night: Wednesday, June 17 at McNail-Riley House at 6:30 pm

Raffle Quilt: We will begin sewing the blocks together so bring any blocks (completed or not!) you still have, or bring your own project to work on.

Sew Day: Saturday, June 27 at Our Sewing Room from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Continue putting the Raffle Quilt together.

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: July 11, 9 am-4 pm www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org

There will probably be a meetup during the day of Modern Quilt Guilds, and Madyson is organizing an EMQG group to go to the show just for the day, planning to arrive at 9 am. If you are interested in carpooling, email eugenemqg@gmail.com or Madyson.

Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild Meetup: Saturday July 18, 12-2 pm

EMQG and CMQG are meeting for a fun get-together at Sweet Earth Vineyards in Monroe. A tote bag swap will be held so get busy sewing! Bring a quilt you would like to show as there will be clotheslines to hang quilts on. Wine tasting will be available and the event is open to others besides MQG members, so bring a friend. Email EMQG or Madyson if you are going and whether you are participating in the tote bag swap. See the EMQG blog (June 4 entry) for more details.

Coburg Quilt Show: Saturday, July 25 We need several volunteers to staff the EMQG booth throughout the day (in shifts or all day). Jenn Fogerty-Gibson will again be loaning us her booth to use. An ice chest or two with cold water or drinks would also be great.

Lane County Fair: July 22 – 26 Kathy Langston announced for Nelda Copsey that Textile entries are open for registration online (www.atthefair.com) and many volunteers are needed to help. You will get a free fair pass for volunteering! Email Nelda with questions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Raffle Quilt: We need to have the quilt done before the Coburg Quilt Show so that we can display it and sell lots of raffle tickets! The actual raffle will be held later in the year. Missy Downey is donating the batting for the quilt, Denise Williams volunteered to quilt it, and Jessica Beaudet volunteered to do the binding. We are donating half the proceeds of the raffle to a charity and Madyson suggested Womenspace. Pat Johnston made a motion, it was seconded, and the members voted and passed the motion to donate to Womenspace.

The Cloth Pocket: www.theclothpocket.com They have contacted Madyson and are offering EMQG members a 20% discount online. The discount code is on the EMQG blog under “Local Shops & Guilds”. They also sent items for door prizes!

Julie Johnson announced that the Cottage Grove Theatre is putting on a play later this year, “The Quilters”, about pioneer women. It promises to be a good show.

PERMISSION TO PLAY:

Pat showed the June pieces following the theme of “Dot”. As usual, they were creative! Solids, dot-to-dot, and a shadowing technique using sheer fabric were used. The July theme was drawn and will be “Heat”. An appropriate theme for the middle of summer, so time to get creative!

SWAP:

Pat took over for Karen McClain. June’s swap was “Curve”, which only had two participants, but were a lovely mini wall-hanging and a fun mini bag. July’s swap will be a tote bag. Make two – one for the Corvallis Meetup and one for the EMQG swap!

BEE:

Kathy Langston stepped in for Nelda. Phyliss Porter was June’s Queen Bee and received a nice variety of blocks, all of different designs. Jayne Scoggin is July’s Queen Bee and passed out her block packets. The blocks ended up kind of complex so she has already done some cutting and sewing and included instructions. They will be 14.5 inch blocks made from 4 smaller blocks.

SHOW AND TELL:

Jessica Beaudet: “Meridian” bag using two quilt blocks incorporated into a leather bag. The quilt pattern is Jessica’s and has just been published by Alison Glass Designs. Pieced and quilted by herself in 2015. Jessica may be doing a class later.

Julie Johnson: “Painted Leaves” pieces from the class taught by Jayne at the last Sew Day. Pieced and quilted by herself in 2015.

Side Note by Jayne: “Several attended the Sew Day class and it went well. It was fun to get to know people!”

Jayne Scoggin: “Art Deco Roses” wall hanging. Designed, pieced, and quilted by herself in 2015. Possible future class idea.

Kelly Duke: “Giant Swoon” large quilt in green and yellow, for her nephew who is graduating from UO. He won a “Biggest UO Fan” award so it is a very fitting quilt for him! Pieced and quilted by herself in 2015.

Missy Downey: “Dimensions” baby quilt top in pink using hourglass blocks for a co-worker’s first baby. Pattern by Amy Ellis, pieced by Missy in 2015.

PROGRAM:

We had a very informative and interesting program from Milly of Paramount Sewing on Threads and Needles. Milly answered a variety of questions from several members. She is a wealth of information and did an excellent job of explaining the reasons behind her recommendations. She passed out helpful handouts covering both topics. We will see if we can get copies to post for those interested.

DOOR PRIZES:

In a fun end to the meeting, names were drawn from those present for some door prizes. Pat donated two mini-buckets of thread which were very cute (and useful!). Madyson handed out several prizes donated by The Cloth Pocket of fabric packets and patterns. And a visitor/new member won one of them!

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:


Standing in for Karen, the organizer of the special presentations, Pat presented Madyson with a quilt’s worth of blocks, made by members, in honor of her recent wedding and hard work as EMQG president. At the May meeting, Karen presented Jenn Fogarty-Gibson with a similar batch of blocks, also made by members, in honor and gratitude for her past service as EMQG president. Both sets of blocks were made from members’ fabrics using the on-line tutorial, “Intersection Block” at www.filminthefridge.com . And both ladies were a bit over-whelmed, so we were successful at being sneaky, thanks to Karen!

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


EUGENE MODERN QUILT GUILD
Meeting Notes   May 13, 2015

Presenter:  Daisy Schrock
Minutes:  Anne Robertson
Photographer:  Missy Downey
UPCOMING EVENTS:
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, www.atthefair.com  
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, www.quilts.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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.

BEE:


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.

PERMISSION TO PLAY:


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!

SWAP:
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”.
 


PROGRAM:
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.


SHOW AND TELL:
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

Bring:
-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!

-Jessica

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 jscoggin@yahoo.com 

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.