Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Meeting

Our January meeting is tomorrow, weather dependent. I will get a message out tomorrow after we see what the weather does. Don't forget to bring Adams bee block. The swap is a bowl. The new board members will be doing a showing of their first quilt and most recent with a little information about themselves. Hope you all can make it.

Monday, January 2, 2017

December Holiday Meeting

The December meeting of the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild took place on Dec. 21st (one week later than usual due to inclement weather). President Kelly began it with a holiday surprise: fabric wrapped ornaments.  It was fascinating watching our members choose fabrics and then create patterns on their ornaments. A quick, fun, but sticky, project!

(Note: All photos taken by Daisy who is a none-too-reliable photographer. Sorry for the blurry shots, folks!)

Bee Blocks
Nelda announced that there were still a couple of openings for Bee blocks. Contact her if you are interested.

Kelly collected Bee Blocks for Phylis who could not be at the meeting. Adam distributed his Bee blocks which are due at the January meeting.

Elections, Part 2
Pat Johnston has volunteered to be Vice President/Programs for the Guild next year. The assembled members unanimously voted her into office. She gave a quick overview of some of the programs she’s planning for next year: In January, the new board will present their first quilt, followed by their latest quilt(s). In February, BJ Titus will be our guest speaker. We may have a spring fling road trip to Central Oregon when the weather is nicer so watch this space for more details. Pat will also be asking members of the guild to share their expertise and individual quilt stories.

New Product Description
Nelda shared her discovery of a water-soluble paper for foundation piecing. You can print your pattern on the paper in your printer, sew on the lines, and then wash the foundation away. This product is available at Piece by Piece Fabrics.

Monthly Swap
Daisy and Nelda had a two-person make-up swap of November pillowcases. 

Then others participated in the December exchange of a handmade ornament.

January’s swap will be anything that can hold goodies on your Super Bowl Snack Table, so a fabric bowl, coasters, placemats, a table runner, potholder, etc.  You can choose anyone of these items to make. The fabric does not need to be football-related; your item just needs to help with the treats.

Skill builder Blocks
Janice showed the pillow she made using November’s Economy Square.

The Coburg Quilt Show has been cancelled due to a lack of participation in leadership positions.

Daisy announced that the Oregon-region Studio Art Quilt Associates will be holding a conference at Lane Community College in October 2018. Expect more announcements in a year or so.

Show and Tell

The meeting ended with a of Left-Right Passing. Kelly brought bags of quilting-related goodies for each participant. Before anyone could become attached to their gift, we had to rapidly pass them left or right according to the die roll. Everyone went home with a little something.

Next Meeting: January 11th, 2017!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sit n Stitch, Tuesday, Dec. 27th

Fourth Tuesday Sit n Stitch will meet Dec. 27th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30(ish), on the mezzanine at Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette. Grab a beverage from the barista and join us with your handwork. No current handwork project? No problem. Come for the conversation.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday Meeting on Wednesday!

Annual holiday meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the McNail-Riley House!
Many of our members may be out of town or have other commitments, but if you're in town and free for the evening, come and join us for show-and-tell, monthly swap, snacks and Kelly's surprise.
Three cheers for Pat Johnston who has volunteered to be Vice-President/Programs next year! We need to formally vote her into office.
Membership dues ($25) for next year are due. We'll have forms at the meeting. 
There are still openings for next year's Bee Blocks. Contact Nelda if you'd like to participate. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Meeting Postponed to Dec. 21st

Due to the inclement weather, we're postponing our monthly meeting to December 21st.  Stay warm and safe.

We'll see everyone next week on Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December meeting

A little reminder of our December meeting Wednesday 14, at 6:30. Bring a treat and your ornament to swap. If we have snow we will meet the following Wednesday, will update if needed. Hope to see everyone tomorrow. Kelly

Friday, December 9, 2016

November 2016 Meeting Notes

Bee Block Openings!!!
If you are interested in participating in next year’s Bee Block exchange, please email Nelda immediately. There are openings for February, April, May, June, and December.

Meeting Notes

Kelly opened the meeting with 21 members and one guest in attendance.

Skill Builder Block
Nela explained how to foundation piece this month’s Skill Builder economy block.

Nela also reported on progress with the donation quilt that will be going to QuiltCon in February. She asked for help with binding and applying a label and sleeve.

Bee Blocks
Phylis received her Bee Block squares from last month and BJ explained how to sew her strip blocks.

Nelda, next year’s Bee Queen, sent around a signup sheet for the 2017 Bee blocks. There are still openings for February, April, May, June, and December.  If you are interested, please contact her ASAP.

Monthly Swap
This month’s swap was a standard pillow case. The December swap item is a handmade holiday ornament.

Due to an uneven number of participants, Nelda and Daisy will have an additional swap at the December meeting.

Geek/Fandom Swap Art Pop-Up
Members of the guild who participated in the geek swap were invited to display their items  at Euphoria Chocolates downtown during the 1st Friday Art Walk on Dec. 2nd .  Members can drop off their items during regular business hours from Monday Nov. 28th thru Thurs. Dec. 1st.  There will be truffles! Bonnie will send out more details.

Show and Tell
There was a very lively show and tell.

Our next meeting will be our annual Holiday Social on Dec. 14th. Snack items are welcome! Kelly has promised us a surprise program.                              

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 9th

The Eugene Modern Quilt Guild is meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 9th, at the McNeil-Riley House on the corner of 13th & Jefferson. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. This month's swap item is a standard pillowcase. Please use modern fabrics.

Some lovely quilt photos from last month's meeting:
Our donation quilt.  Can you find your block?

Fabric bins for the swap

Show and Tell quilts

See you at the meeting!  Posted by Daisy

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October skill builder

Eugene MQG Skill Building BOM

October 2016

Drunkards Path Block

Presented by Missy Downey

Drunkards Path is essentially sewing a curve. I found the tutorial from

Crazy Mom Quilts easy to follow and helpful. I have listed several others which may appeal to you as well.

I love all of the variations which can be created by the placement of your

blocks…check out Pinterest for lots of great ideas!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wonky Letters Skill Builder

Wonky Pieced Letters

Presented by Kim O.

Let yourself play at making wonky letters! Just like when you were first learning to print your alphabet, learning to make letters in fabric takes some time and practice.

It's fun! Give it a go! Play with some fabric. Good for your brain to think how to form letters/numbers from the inside out. Write words, make your initials, include the year you made your quilt.

http://scrapsandstrings.blogspot.com/2009/01/strip-pieced-letters.html (Be sure to check her tutorials page as well)

Look at "Word Play Quilts" by Tonya Ricci of Lazy Gal Quilting for more great ideas.

Fabric requirements: This is really going to vary for each person. Lynne of Patcherymenagerie suggests cutting lots of strips of varying widths to begin with. I think a few to start is a good idea. Making sure you have value difference is important: Dark and Light, so the letters will show.

posted by Daisy