Monday, November 12, 2018

Fall 2018 Retreat

Another great retreat at the Big K Ranch with the EMQG!  Here's some photos of our fun times!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

November Meeting Reminder

Hello All!

Our November meeting is this Wednesday, November 14th (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. Your Traveling Quilt Top, so we can photograph you with it!
  4. Show and Tell item
  5. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Hope to see you this Sunday, November 4th!

Join us at our last Sew Day of the year.

When: Sunday, November 4th 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! 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Join us for our First Thursday Hand Sewing

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, November 1st, 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, October 21, 2018

October 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting

Recent fun happenings:

Sew Day Sept 22.  We had 10 people present at our sew day.

EMQG Retreat Oct 4-7.  We had 18 people in attendance and made good headway on our QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt.  Our idea of tube socks looks great, and the name "Old Technology" was chosen as it is reminiscent of computer punch cards. We also had about 73 blocks made for our 2019 donation quilt.  Fun times!

2019 Donation quilt:  We changed the block size to 7" rather than 10", so please make some more monochromatic blocks to a size of 7" UNfinished .


Next Sew Day:  Sunday November 4.  We have invited members of the Corvallis MQG to join us.

EMQG Retreat 2019:  October 3-6, Thursday through Sunday at The Big K Ranch outside of Elkton, OR.

Voting of officers:
The current EMQG officers agreed to throw their names in to remain as officers.  No other nominations were submitted, so voting commenced.  Kelly made a motion, Sorrel seconded it.  22 members were present and voted in the current officers to serve again in 2019.

Board meeting updates:
Dues will remain $35/yr for 2019.  Member fees will start being collected in December 2018.

A member survey was handed out and completed during the meeting.  The idea of updating business cards was suggested.  Topics to create additional EMQG member gatherings were briefly discussed, with one being the Oregon Quilt Block Trail.  Missy volunteered to research this as a potential group outing.

UFO FQ Challenge:

There were 3 members who completed last month's challenge.

Bonnie's log cabin block quilt

Janice's 'Bee block' Christmas tree quilt

Another Gypsy Wife section completed by Kim


Kim was the winner of the fat quarters.  8 individuals signed up for this month's FQ challenge.

Traveling Quilt Bee:

We celebrated the final addition to the traveling quilts.  It was decided to show the completed quilts at our January 2019 guild meeting.

Pat's medallion

Ken's medallion

Penny's medallion

Jackie's medallion

Susan's medallion

Janice's medallion

Gail's medallion

Nela's medallion

Denise's medallion

Kim's medallion

Linda's medallion

Jenny's medallion

Sorrel's medallion

Hillie's medallion

Jill's medallion

Missy's medallion

Show and Tell:

Anne's "Fast" table runner

Kelly with her completed "Red Pepper Quilt"(?)

Pat's table runner "Eclipse" by Valorie Wells

Pat with another beautiful table runner
And the back!

Phyllis' quilt from panels

Cat bag by Phyllis

Phyllis with an applique beauty!

Jayne and her "3D" quilt

Denise displaying her lovely quilting, Dream Big Dahlia

Until next time, happy sewing!


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kim's "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 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.  You can create your letters in whatever style you choose, lower case or capitals, and of which size you prefer.  Just remember to be consistent throughout as the letters will be mixed to spell words. 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! :-)

April letters:   E = 3 light or medium
                       E = 1 dark
                       K = 1 dark

May letters:  S = 2 light or medium
                     S = 1 dark
                     R = 1 light or medium
                     R = 1 dark

June letters:  T = 2 light or medium
                     O = 1 light or medium
                     D = 2 dark

September letters:  H = 1 light
                               W = 1 light
                               P = 1 light
                               A = 1 dark
                               I = 1 dark

And these letters placed together create:

Thanks Kim for the fun project opportunity!