Tuesday, March 22, 2016
This year's show is called The Unbroken Thread, and the featured quilter is Ann Rogers Pfrender. There will be daily speakers, demonstrations, a quilter's boutique, a raffle & more!
Date: April 5 - 10
Time: 10am to 4pm each day
Location: Lane County Historical Museum, 740 W 13th Ave., Eugene, OR (fairgrounds)
Admission: $7 per day OR $15 for a show pass
For more information, visit the Pioneer Quilt Show website here.
Posted by Shawna Haynes
Monday, March 21, 2016
- Our EMQG president, Kelly, called the meeting to order promptly at 7pm and welcomed our new guest, Ruby Tarkington.
- Announcements were made and housekeeping issues were addressed by Kelly in lieu of a guest speaker:
- Kelly is looking for volunteers to assist with reviewing of the 2014 by-laws with the intent of updating them for our current needs. Three members volunteered.
- Only the January skill building blocks will be used for a donation quilt. The other monthly blocks are for members to create for personal use.
- Consensus was reached that the Guild will NOT pursue making a raffle quilt this year. If a specific need for fundraising arises, the group will revisit the idea or other fundraising methods.
- There are 7 butterfly quilts (for Bags of Love) that need to be finished. We will plan to finish them at next week's sew night as they need to be delivered to Bags of Love. Daisy will finish cutting them before sew night.
- We will be having our first "Sit & Sew" luncheon at the Market of Choice on 29th and Willamette on March 29 from 10am to 1pm. This is a social event that encourages members to come, hang out, grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee and do some hand sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, etc.
- EMQG members that attended QuiltCon West gave recaps and highlights of their experiences. They all reported it as being a positive, entertaining and amazing event. Jayne showed the buttons she collected and Kim said it was the best time she has had in years! Kathy told us that the quilters were encouraged the "find their voice" and look for inspiration.
- The March Skill Builder Block of the Month was "Improv Free Form" and Shawna was the presenter. The instructions are in the March Skill Builder post and were handed out at the meeting. The block is a free form, straight line style that is great for scrappy and bold looks.
- If you are following along with the Skill Builder Block of the Month program, please bring your completed blocks to next month's meeting (April), so that we can share them and see everyone's work so far! A group photo is wanted!
- The swap for March was iPad covers and there were some amazing ones! April's swap is decorated tea towels!
- March Permission to Play was "Going in Circles" and April's is "Transparency".
- The March bee blocks for Pat J. were turned && everyone turned in a block!!!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016
The smaller i-pad is 10-1/2" x 6-1/2". Add an extra 1" all around for the cover.
The larger i-pad is 13-1/2" x 8-1/2". Add an extra 1" all around for the cover.
Happy Sewing! Can't wait to see what people create!
posted by Daisy
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Jill's Bee Blocks were shown on the design wall as members returned them completed.
The meeting was opened by Kelly Duke with a few "housekeeping announcements".
- There will be no break during the meeting to facilitate keeping to the established 90 minute time frame.
- We are trying a new seating arrangement to aid in visibility for all.
Our speaker for the evening was Shawna Haynes of Jean Marie's Fabrics,(and a member of our guild), who gave us some informative insight on how fabrics go from design the the shop keeper's shelves, and the changes to the process in the last decade.
Note that members may donate a blue January block for a charity quilt.
Three Permission to Play Blocks for the Feb. theme of Variation were shown by Jenny Bonynge (hearts), Pat Johnston (circles) and Phylis Porter ( Cat in water paints).
And this one from one of our newest members, Loralie.
============================================================ It is worth mentioning that if any of us are interested in participating in the October Quilt-Away at the Big K Guest Ranch in Elkton you should contact Pat Johnston [541-345-8687] as soon as possible to reserve a space.
Posted by Malika with Photos by Missy
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Here are some photos from the event:
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Topic: Flying Geese block
Presenter: Daisy Schrock
Objectives: Learn to make flying geese blocks without triangle pieces
Learn the sew-and-flip method to create a single block.
Learn the no-waste method to create four blocks at a time.
How-to-sew-Flying-Geese four methods, includes charts for common size units for each method
Craftsy How to make flying geese three methods
Proposed Quilt Block (16” finished)
The sample was made with white and blue fabrics, using the sew-and-flip method. To make the “chevrons”, you will need blocks that alternate the color of the goose. One block will have a goose the color of the background (white) with a sky of the main color (blue). The alternate block will have a goose in the main color (blue) and background (white) sky.
Cut four 4½” x 8½” rectangles in the main colorway for the geese.
Cut eight 4½ squares in the background color for the sky.
Cut four 4½” x 8½” rectangles in the background color for the geese.
Cut eight 4½ squares in the main colorway for the sky.
Make 8 flying geese blocks. Alternate blocks to create the chevrons.