Sunday, September 25, 2016

Swap questions and 4th Tuesday Sit and Stitch

Next Year's Swap

Nelda will be coordinating swaps next year. She'd like to know:

What was your favorite swap?
What would you LIKE to receive in a swap?
What would you NOT like to receive?
Suggestions for swaps?

4th Tuesday Sit and Stitch

We'll be meeting on the mezzanine at Market of Choice (29th & Willamette) from 10:30-1, this Tuesday, Sept 27th, for Sit and Stitch. Grab your handwork project(s), a beverage from the barista, and join us for companionship and project progress.

posted by Daisy

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sept. Meeting and Election for 2017 Officers

We'll have several exciting events at our next meeting, this Wednesday, Sept. 14th, at the McNail-Riley House on the corner of 13th & Jefferson.
Elections for next year's officers! We have a full slate of volunteers. Please come and support them.
Guest Speakers: Linda D. and Phylis P. will be demonstrating the wonders of their Scan & Cut machines.
GEEK/Fandom swap - The Big Reveal! Swappers, you've had three months to make something wonderful for your secret partner. We're all anxious to see what you created!
Skill Builder Series - If you've created any of the blocks in this year's Skill Builder series, please bring them to this meeting to show. We'd like to see how folks are coming along. If you have several loose blocks, you could pin them to a sheet so we can see the "quilt".
Plus, Bee Blocks and Show-and-Tell!
Doors open at 6:30 pm; meeting starts promptly at 7 pm.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

August Quilting Potluck

We had a marvelous turnout for our annual picnic on August 10th with delicious food and a notions swap, and much show-and-tell. We also had several wonderful people volunteer to serve on next year's EMQG board. Come to the September 14th to help elect them!

This month's Bee Blocks involve half-square triangle on paper foundations.

Show And Tell

posted by Daisy

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Picnic in the Park!

The annual EMQG picnic will be this Wednesday, Aug. 10th, at 6:30 pm in Friendly Park, intersection of Monroe St and West 27th Ave. Bring a dish to share, your own plate & eating utensils & beverage, and a lawn chair or quilt for seating. We will have our usual meeting at the picnic including show-and-tell and the monthly Bee Blocks.
Swap: We'll be doing a Notions Swap at the picnic. Bring a quilting notion (or two) of no more than $10 value in a plain bag and take home a different one. This is a great way for all of us to learn about new tools and notions. 
We will also be soliciting nominations for next year's Guild officers. Here are the job descriptions: 
President: Organize monthly meeting agenda; preside over monthly meetings; coordinate guild committees; first point of contact with the Modern Quilt Guild.
Vice President/Programs: Act as president when the president is unavailable for guild activities; organize guest speakers/workshops (currently, 4 per year); organize annual picnic and December social; promote social activities within the guild.
Secretary/Membership: Write monthly meeting minutes/notes; maintain paper records (minutes, bylaws, membership rosters, etc.) of the guild; maintain membership records with the MQG; prepare attendance and Show &  Tell sign-in sheets before meetings; post monthly minutes and note on the MQG website and the EMQG blog.
Treasurer: Maintain guild checking account; process any income, including new member fees; write checks for guild expenses; update and maintain any necessary legal paperwork for non-profit status; prepare quarterly report of guild finances.

posted by Daisy

Sunday, July 24, 2016

July skill builder

2016 July EMQG Skill Building BOM.docx

2016 Eugene MQG Skill Building BOM

Month: JulyUntitled.jpg

Topic: Partial Seams & Y-Seams

Presenters: Nela Barrow

Objectives: Learn how to create blocks with partial and y-seams.

Realize that partial and y-seams are doable.

Tutorial websites/videos

Partial seams

Y Seams

Framed Tilt-a-Whirl block (Unfinished 16.5” block)Untitled.jpg

Cutting requirements:

Blue fabric:                 2- 14.5” x 2” strips

                        4- 4.5” x 8.5” rectangles

Pink fabric:                4- 2.5” squares

                        1- 4.5” square

                        2- 14.5” x 2” strips

White fabric:                4- 2.5” squares

Follow the following tutorial for the middle of the block.

I have changed the sizes, so refer to the list above.  

Once you have completed the tilt-a-whirl block, add your longer strips.  You will be adding these strips using the same technique as you did for the tilt-a-whirl block.  These are sewn on with partial seams.  Look at the first tutorial in the list above to help with the outer strips.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July Meeting Roundup

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild ~ Minutes: July 13, 2016 (written by Malika)

Attendees: 22 members plus one guest. Two new members joined the EMQG prior to the meeting being called to order. Four members signed up for the Show and Tell segment of the meeting which included five quilts.

Skill Builder: Partial Seams
Nela Barrow presented the July Skill Building BOM with the objective of realizing that partial and y-seams are doable. The hand out and the Tutorial websites/videos should result in a framed Tilt-a-Whirl unfinished 16.5” block.

Bee Blocks created for Malika.

Donation Heart Blocks for Orlando MQG
The discussion of how we want to handle the Orlando donation blocks finally settled on placing the completed blocks in a package and mailing them to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for their use and distribution. Interested members are asked to make a 10" heart block using any color. Rainbow colors are encouraged. This pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew is simple and fast. Completed heart squares should be dropped off at Piece by Piece Quilt Shop before Monday, August 1st.

Show and Tell

Area Quilting Workshops
Daisy announced Art Quilt Workshops being presented at the Eugene Textile Center by Jane Dunnewold, author of the classic surface design book, Complex Cloth, in August. On Aug. 4th she will be teaching a one-day workshop ($125) on Creative Strength Training, her latest book. On Aug 5th-6th she will be teaching a two-day workshop ($250) on A New Approach to Color. Contact Eugene Textile Center, 541-688-1565, for more information.

On Sunday August 7th, Jane will be giving a lecture at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem. The lecture will start at 1 PM and will be followed by a trunk show and book signing. The lecture is open to the public. Tickets $10.

Next Meeting: PICNIC August 10th!
Daisy also reminded us of the Annual EMQG Picnic meeting which will take place on Aug. 10th at Friendly Park, 27th & Monroe in Eugene at 6:30 pm. Bring a dish to share, your own plate and cutlery, a beverage, and your show-and-tell. In addition to Bee Blocks and a new skill builder block, we will have a sewing/quilting notions swap. To participate in the swap bring a notion (or two), valued at no more than $10, concealed in a bag or other opaque covering.

Upcoming Swaps
September Swap - Big Reveal for the Fandom/GEEK swap
October Swap will be a 1-hour fabric basket – details to follow on the EMQG Blog.
November Swap will be a standard pillow case.
December Swap will be a handmade ornament.

Kelly then requested that members should consider if they are interested and willing to serve the Guild in an official capacity as our new board members will be elected in September.

Upcoming Quilting Events:

Quilts in the Garden in Corvallis is July 23rd. Check the Marys River Quilt Guild’s website for information.
Sit n Sew is Tuesday, July 26th, up on the mezzanine at the Market of Choice on Willamette & 29th.
Coburg Quilt Show is July 30th.
Emerald Valley Quilt Show is Oct 1-2 at the Lane County Fairgrounds

Monday, July 11, 2016

June Meeting Minutes

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild ~ Minutes: June 8, 2016 (prepared by Malika) 
Meeting was called to order by President Kelly promptly at 7 PM with 25 members and 6 guests (5 from Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild) in attendance. Ten members signed in for the Show and Tell segment of the meeting.
Guild announcements and discussions:
Our official photographer, Missy, would not be available so attendees were welcome to use their cell phone cameras for their own photos of presentations.
Kelly reminded all to bring their completed skill building blocks from previous months to the July meeting for completion of the donation quilt. This includes the 17” Dresden Plate squares.  This month’s skill building squares was presented by Daisy was English Paper Piecing.
Kelly asked for raised hands by those who were successful in signing into the Modern Quilt Guild web site and were willing to couch others how to do it as well.
The group was queried as to who was interested in participating in the Coburg Quilt Show with no responses given.
 Nelda made an announcement regarding the July 20-25 Lane County Fair Registration is open on line and Parking is a fund raiser for the Lane County Mounted Patrol.
The joint Corvallis & Eugene Modern Quilt Guilds Lunch Pot Luck will be held July 25th with the wine tasting starting at noon and finishing with the tote bag swap.
A drop-in Sit & Sew will happen on June 28th from 10:30 until 2 PM at the Willamette St. Market of Choice           
Bonnie Glass offered updates and encouragements to  those of us who are participating in the Fandom Swaps in preparation for the September reveals. During the Show & Tell portion of the meeting Shawna Haynes shared some of the mini quilts she has received over time for Fandom Swaps or Geek Swaps.
Mindy Reeves, Jayne Scoggin, Brenda Olson, Linda Delaplain, Denise Nash, Jill McKenney, Bonnie Glass and Susan Rodgers also participated in the Show and Tell sharing.
The Quilts in the Garden quilt show in Corvallis will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM on July 23rd. 
The next meeting of the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild will take place at 6:30 pm om July 13th at the McNeil-Riley House on West 13th Ave.

posted by Daisy

Friday, June 24, 2016

Reminder: Meetup with the Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild

What to bring:

Quilts to show! Sweet Earth has a wonderful area for hanging quilts and extra clothes line available as well.

Snacks to share! This will be a very informal potluck. Any snacky food is encouraged.

Money for wine! Sweet Earth has tastings available for $5 (includes 5 tastes) which is waived with a purchase of wine. You can also buy glasses of your favorite.

Totes to swap! We will be having a swap between the guilds and the theme is totes! Bring a tote in a brown paper bag to swap with one of your fellow guild members.

Water to drink! Sweet Earth does have a small air conditioned tasting room and the area we will be occupying is shaded.

The winery is pretty easy to find, driving south on 99W go to Monroe, turn right on Alpine Rd (I'm pretty sure I remember a sign saying Sweet Earth, but it's right after Dairy Mart), drive 3 miles or so to Kyle Drive and take a left. The winery is on Kyle Drive about 1.5-2 miles in. You can also get there taking Bellfountain to Alpine as well. 

See you all tomorrow!

posted by Daisy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June skill builder

2016 June EMQG Skill Building BOM.docx

2016 Eugene MQG Skill Building BOM

Month: June

Topic: English Paper Piecing (EPP)

Presenters: Daisy Schrock

Objectives: Learn the advantages of English paper piecing.

Learn how to create templates, baste the pieces and whipstitch pieces together.

Tutorial websites

For this month’s block

The instructions for EPP this month’s ‘Plus Sign’ shape are at

PDF of Plus Sign templates:

English Paper Piecing tutorials


Completely Quilted: How to English Paper Piece

Shape Up: Sue Daley’s English Paper Piecing School (15 video series)

How to English Paper Piece (AngiesBitsandPieces)

Blog posts:

Monday, June 20, 2016

Saturday Meet Up with Corvallis MQG at Sweet Earth Vineyard

The Eugene MQG will be meeting with the Corvallis MQG this Saturday, June 25th, at Sweet Earth Vineyards, 24843 Kyle Road, just outside Monroe, from 1-3 pm. The vineyard's tasting room opens at noon and will remain open till 5 pm so there will be plenty of time for sampling before or after the meet up.

We will begin the potluck and other meet up activities at 1 pm, so please plan to arrive before that time. Bring a dish to share, a modern quilt to put into the pop-up quilt show, and your tote for the swap concealed in a brown paper bag.

Parking is very limited. Please carpool if at all possible.