Friday, August 28, 2015

Permission to play people

Members who have participated in Permission to Play have an opportunity to show their 12" quilts at Eugene Textile Center in October. Suzie Liles, the owner, is delighted to share our work. There is room to hang at least 20 pieces. If you'd like to share your work, please let Daisy know. You can bring 2 or 3 of your favorites to our next Guild meeting, Sept. 9th, or the sew night, Sept. 16th. The show will be hung on Oct. 1st. This is a great opportunity for our Guild to get some exposure with other fiber art communities. If you haven't participated before, there's still time to create something before the next Guild meeting. This month's theme is "Edges"; the last theme was "Heat". 


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August meeting

*photos to be added*


Meeting Notes   August 12, 2015


Presenter:  Madyson John

Minutes:  Anne Robertson

Photographer:  Madyson John

This was our annual picnic at Friendly Park and we enjoyed a lovely evening with good company and food.


Sew Night:  Wednesday, August 19 at McNail-Riley House at 6:30 pm

Sew Day:  Saturday, August 22 at Our Sewing Room from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

“The Quilters”:  a wonderful play about pioneer women and quilting is currently being performed by Cottage Grove Theatre.


Madyson announced that EMQG elections for 2016 are coming up soon.  All positions are open for election to any member who wants to run.  This year, our first entire year of being a full-fledged non-profit organization, we had 8 positions:  President, Secretary, Treasurer, Presenter (shared by two members), Blogger/Web/Photographer, Programs, Swap, BeeBlocks.  The board is proposing we consolidate down to 5 positions to spread the work more evenly.  Those would be:  President, Vice-President (to assist and cover for the President), Secretary/Web, Programs, Swap/Bee Blocks.  The treasurer and some of the blogging and web duties would be covered by the President and Vice-President. There is a potential for positions to be shared by two people. Please give serious consideration to running for one of these positions, especially if you have not already held a position!  All of the current position-holders will be helping the new people learn their roles after the elections, so there will be lots of help!  If you have questions about the positions, contact Madyson or the board (current position-holders).  Nominations will be held at next month’s meeting on September 9th with elections in October.

Coburg Quilt Show:  Madyson announced that we made $157 on our booth after expenses (vendor fee) and that any leftover items will be donated.

Madyson also gave a brief treasury report:  we have $5250 in the bank, but most of that is for the September retreat.  We still need to pay the remaining balance for the retreat which is approximately $4000.

Missy Downey mentioned she had been to some good quilt shops this summer in Marysville and Tumwater, WA.  Also, Linda Delaplain recommended the quilt shop in LaPine, OR.


This month was skipped, but Pat Johnston drew a theme for September: “Edges”.  Pat also said that the Permission to Play(12” by 12”) pieces were displayed at the winery meetup with the Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild in July and were well received.  She is returning the pieces to their owners at this meeting and future meetings, so please pick yours up from her.


Since this meeting was the picnic, there was not a program.  Pat announced some upcoming ideas for meeting programs:  The new Piece By Piece owner may be speaking about new quilting trends after Fall Quilt Market, a demonstration of the blog and web site using multiple laptop or tablet computers, Jessica Beaudet and perhaps others speaking on publishing patterns in magazines.


Nelda Copsey used a handy tree trunk to display the Bee Blocks for August, which were for Kim Olsen and reflected the theme of “Water”.   Various-sized blocks in blues and greens with lots of curvy strips were fun to see.  Next month’s Bee Blocks are for Jennifer Fogerty-Gibson and are 18” chevron blocks made from 5” squares.


The swap for August was a favorite notion or tool under $10, and there were a lot of different useful items, many unfamiliar to at least some of us!  Karen McClain announced September’s swap is fabric postcards or notecards, and there are several tutorials online.


Nelda Copsey:  Frog wall hanging made from bee blocks at Kathleen Culver’s Paper Dolls retreat, in 2015.  Very fun!

Linda Delaplain:  “Moose and the Cabin” quilt made for her son and his new wife, for their cabin at Crescent.  It was made from a Keepsake Quilting kit, with the addition of the cabin, in 2015.

Kelly Duke:  “Flowerpots” quilt from the pattern by Kim McLean.  Pieced and hand-quilted by herself in 2015.  Lots of bright colors!  

Pat Johnston:  “Jack’s Quilt”, a wall quilt of kites and pinwheels designed, pieced and quilted by herself for her grandson several years ago.  Very cute!

Doll chair rescued from Goodwill for $5 and re-covered with selvages – adorable!

Wonky rainbow star quilt made from her EMQG bee blocks, quilted by Jayne Scoggin.

Anne Robertson:  “Castles on the Horizon” quilt top made as a wedding present for her niece.  Pattern is by Michele Kuhnsfrom Moda Bakeshop, pieced by herself (and to be finished) in 2015. 

Denise Nash:  Denim picnic quilt, made from discarded jeans and a colored denim piece found at a Coburg Quilt Show vendor, designed to practice long arm quilting on denim.  Designed, pieced, and quilted by herself in 2015.

“The Sound of Snow Falling” wall quilt, pieced in a round robin with Judy Mason and Cathie Hurley, hand-quilted with metallic thread in 2015.  She is not a fan of metallic thread for hand quilting!

“Koi Pond” made from the “City Lake” pattern in Cherri House’s book, Urban Views, with the addition of goldfish.  Pieced by herself, quilted by her husband, Tom Nash, and she added thread-painted dragonflies darting over the water, in 2015.




Sunday, August 9, 2015

August's Meeting: Picnic in the Park

Hi all-

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 (this month is a $10 or less notion swap,)

August 2015 Board Meeting Minutes


August 2, 2015

Present: Madyson John, Pat Johnston, Daisy Schrock, Anne Robertson, Nelda Copsey

1. Elections for next year’s officers are coming up on October 14. The 2015 officers will help the 2016 officers get started. Current positions up for election: President, Secretary. Discussion was held about re-organizing some of the positions to more evenly distribute the workload. It is recommended to combine the Swap and Bee Block positions into one, add a Vice President position, and delete the Presenter position. The Vice President position would be to assist the President and step in when the President is unavailable for meetings, not to be the President- elect for the next year. The President or Vice-President will lead the meetings, rather than a Presenter. These are changes to the by-laws and they will be voted on at a meeting. The election and available positions will be discussed at the August meeting and, at the September meeting, members will announce their nominations.

2. Communications have continued to be a problem this year, and members have complained to board members. During meetings, talking in the back of the room is making it very hard for others to hear. Daisy is willing to learn how to do the blog to help improve general communications. Another suggestion was to provide paper copies of a membership email/phone list, perhaps asking members for permission first, to make it easier to contact other members. Daisy also suggested holding a brief training session during a meeting break (e.g. in the kitchen) with a few members at a time showing a Power Point tutorial of how to access the EMQG group on the Modern Quilt Guild web site. The Swap list on the blog needs to be up-to-date if changes are made and it was suggested to have paper lists available at the meetings. The blog should have a current list of upcoming quilting events (not just EMQG events), quilt show entry application information, and volunteer opportunities.

3. Treasurer’s Report needs to be given at the meetings and be kept current on the MQG group web site.

4. Retreat – Pat went to the retreat center a week ago and talked to Tina. She is sending out an email to all those who are registered for the retreat with the details. Daisy will be working out the menus with the retreat center.

5. Program suggestions for meetings were given to Pat and included the owner of Eugene Textile Center and demonstrations of tools/notions by local quilt shops. Also the suggestion of a field trip to the Eugene Textile Center to use the facilities for member demonstrations/classes of hand-dying or stamping fabrics – they charge a very reasonable fee which would be shared by those attending.

6. Nelda asked for a good definition of “modern quilt” for the Lane County Fair textile division. She was directed to MQG site and the EMQG blog.

7. Picnic for the August meeting will again be held at Friendly Park. Madyson will send out a reminder email.

8. Since Madyson has changed employment, she may not be able to get to meetings/Sew Nights until 7 pm or so. She gave the key to McNail-Riley House to Pat for the August Sew Night.

9. Board Meeting scheduled for October 11 has been cancelled. The next board meeting will be a potluck in early November at Daisy’s house and will include 2015 and 2016 members. After the September meeting, Madyson will send an email to pick a date.

10. Raffle Quilt – The raffle will be held at the September meeting with tickets available at the August meeting. The donation quilt was also displayed at the Coburg booth and drew lots of interest. We will be donating it to Womenspace, and they may raffle it as a fundraiser.

11. Ideas for 2016 were suggested and included a mystery quilt/wall hanging class including a variety of techniques and purchasing a display rack for EMQG to display quilts during meetings and events. The Raffle and Donation quilts for 2016 need to be organized early in the year with a general member to lead each of them, not board members.

12. Coburg leftovers – Madyson will bring them to the August meeting and the donors can have their donations back. Anything leftover will be donated.

13. Donation to EMQG - Bonnie Glass, a member and the owner of Euphoria Chocolate, has donated a $50 Euphoria Chocolate gift card to the guild. We will raffle it at a couple of meetings this fall. Daisy suggested a Chocolate Challenge to make wall hangings based on chocolate and to be displayed at Euphoria.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July Meeting Notes


Meeting Notes July 8, 2015

Presenter: Daisy Schrock

Minutes: Anne Robertson

Photographer: Jessica Beaudet


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

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 ( 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.


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,

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.


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!


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.


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.


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 or Madyson.
(pictures are from 2011 & 2009)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Meeting Notes June 10, 2015


Presenter: Madyson John

Minutes: Anne Robertson

Photographer: Madyson John / Jessica Beaudet


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

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 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 ( and many volunteers are needed to help. You will get a free fair pass for volunteering! Email Nelda with questions.


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: 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.


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!


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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 . 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!