Monday, December 23, 2013

Meeting Notes


12/18/13 EMQG Meeting Notes

 

Presenters:  Phyllis and Diane

Minutes:  Karen

Photographer:  Jessica

 

Discussion

 

Please try to attend the January meeting as we’ll be electing officers for 2014. We’ll be posting information on our web site prior to the meeting about the positions we think we need to fill, and the possible duties of the each position.

 

Please try to make and wear a name tag to our meetings so new members and guests can learn everyone’s names.

 

Announcements

 

Jessica shared some breaking news from the PMQG. They’re planning a meet-up and exhibit in Portland in 2014. They’re brainstorming to come up with ideas for a Pacific Northwest challenge for August 2014.

 

Thanks to Viki for donating some quilting books to anyone that wanted to take them.  

 

Swap

 

The December Swap was an ornament, holiday or winter theme.

 

 
Entertainment

 

We had refreshments and played a “strip game.”

 

For the strip game, we passed around three 2 ½” X WOF strips. The game is played using dice that are coded for left, right, or center. The last person holding a strip gets to keep all of the strips that end up in the center. Kelly was the winner. You should have seen her excitement at winning.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wednesday night meeting postponed!



Since we are living in a winter wonderland currently, it is in our best interest to postpone this weeks meeting of 12/11/2013 until next Wednesday 12/18/2013.  Same time, same place. 

We realize this will be an inconvenience for some of you, but our driving safety is an issue here. 

That said, we will still do our year-end celebration!  Bring a treat to share if you would like. 

We will still hold our strip party for our December meeting. Bring 3 strips (or a group of 3 strips) to our meeting. The strips should be 2 ½" by WOF. We’ll play a dice game using the strips. This is an opportunity to get rid of some unwanted (ugly) fabric that’s taking up space in your stash.


We will hold off on voting for new positions until the new year as attendance will most likely be down for this meeting.  This will give you more time to think about volunteering if you have been on the fence about it! 
 

  • Presenter (aka President)
  • Program director (aka Glorious Organizer)
  • Photographer
  • Take minutes
  • Swap organizer
  • Bee organizer
  • Treasurer

Bring any Urban Chicken donation blocks that you have done...if you haven't had time, well now you have an extra week to work on them!

Same goes with postcards for the swap!  If you have not gotten yours finished and in the mail, you still have a week to do so.  I do know that some participants have not received a postcard yet....hint hint!  The post office charges a little bit more for handling because they are not machine fed, but they will mail them. 

Also let's turn in all those outstanding bee blocks that you might have yet to finish and the ones due this month.  Finish up this years bee and be ready to start a new one in January! 


See you all next week, 12/18/2013!  Stay safe out there!


PS:  If you would like to help with setting up the room for the meetings please arrive at 6:15 to help. 



Monday, November 18, 2013

Show 'n Tell


We had a full house for our new location...the excitement of the group was wonderful!
 
 
 
 
A few Urban Chicken blocks came in -
deadline is 12/11/13 so there is still time to make one.
 


 
November brown bag swap was potholders, just in time for the holidays.
 


 
 
Pat gave a wonderful talk on handmade postcards, thanks Pat! 
Here are the instructions.
 
 
 

 

Jessica brought back some fun door prizes from Quilt Market.

 
 

 
 
 
 
Kathleen – pillow and table runner  Our queen of paper piecing!





Kelly - Showed us that all reds do go together!
 
 
 
 
 
Kim – St. Louis 16 patch...have you caught this craze yet?  
 

 
An improv "stick" quilt for a friend to represent all the sticks he threw for his dog. 
 
 

 
 

Pat – a “green & pink” quilt from her stash. 



 
A wonderful table runner made using the Squedge ruler...oh and her "whizzy whacker"! 




Phyllis – infinity scarf.  A great and quick scarf.  She took the class at Piece by Piece.
 
 
 
 
 

Denise  used a “Quick Curve” ruler; Urban Tiles pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful.
 



 
 
 
Linda – a quilt to wrap around your shoulder for a sick friend; a holiday panel; a snowflake table topper






Katie – Halloween quilt all from her stash of; baby quilt
 

 

Tracy - Showed us a gorgeous scrappy Steampunk quilt, which she quilted and then appliqued on the center circles.  



Also a darling “tumble” quilt.   Both of these are hanging on the wall at Piece by Piece if you would like a closer look!


 

Sew Opportunities

It is coming up to crunch time on those holiday projects and the way the calendar falls this month we have 2 opportunities to sew this week!







Wednesday night 11/20 we have McNail Riley house available from 6:30 to 8:30.   Bring whatever sewing supplies you need.  There is room for 14 sewing machines to plug in.  Perfect opportunity to bring some hand sewing and just enjoy the company!  Snacks are always welcome and there is a kitchen - we just have to take our trash home with us.


Saturday all day 11/23 sew day at Our Sewing Room 10:00 to 5:00.  They supply us with all we need, which is so wonderful.  Bring your own machine if you would prefer.  Snacks are welcome there too along with some fun restaurants for lunch breaks. Come all day or just for a little bit. 

So wow 2 sewing opportunities this week!  Yay!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

November Minutes


 

November 13, 2013 EMQG Meeting Notes

 

Presenters:  Phyllis and Diane

 
Minutes:  Karen

 

Swap
The November swap was a potholder.

The December swap is holiday, or a holiday ornament.

 

Discussion
Kelly and Jessica presented some information about joining the Modern Quilt Guild. We discussed the paperwork and financial requirements, as well as the additional structure it would add to our guild. One possible obstacle is getting people to volunteer to fill the positions needed to run our guild. It was suggested that perhaps two people could share a position.

 
It will cost about $15 a year, per member to join.

 
Benefits:

 

Discounts on events and activities

Resource: Information available on MQG’s website for members, such as forums, tutorials, challenges, swaps, shows & juried shows, opportunities to get on committees, an opportunity to combine new technology with quilting, access to teachers, a framework for leadership

 

We voted on whether or not to join, and the results:

YES:  27  Whoo hoo!

undecided:  2

no:  1

 

Next month we need to vote on new officers. The positions or titles may have to change once we officially join the MQG.

 

Several people mentioned that serving on the guild was a growing opportunity for them, and would like to see more people take advantage of the opportunity to volunteer for a position in 2014. Be prepared to volunteer!

 

We’re going to need:

 

Presenter (aka President)

Program director (aka Glorious Organizer)

Blogger/Web site

Photographer

Take minutes

Swap organizer

Bee organizer

Treasurer
 
Think about what you might like to do from the list above and leave a comment.  Madyson and Shawna were eager to team up for the blogger/web site position (thanks ladies!!).  Who else is willing to step up?

 

Bee
November is Phyllis’s bee month.

 

Show and Tell  (picture post to come)


 
Demo
Pat gave a demonstration on making postcards. She was inspired by the postcard display at the Sister’s Quilt Show, which inspired a swap for our group.

Post card demo file

If you’re participating in the next swap, you must MAIL a postcard to your recipient BEFORE our December meeting. (We exchanged names & addresses at our meeting)

 

Sew Day
November 23 at Our Sewing Room in Springfield

 

Upcoming Events
We’d like to make our December meeting a holiday or end-of-year party. Please bring refreshments.

 
Strip party for our December meeting. Bring 3 strips (or a group of 3 strips) to our meeting. The strips should be 2 ½” by WOF. We’ll play a dice game using the strips. This is an opportunity to get rid of some unwanted (ugly) fabric that’s taking up space in your stash.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pattern for Sale

Have you all received the most recent newsletter from MQG. 

Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild has come up with a brilliant plan to raise money for their guild!

 
 
See their blog post here and purchase the pattern here

Monday, November 11, 2013

Reminder

Meeting Wednesday night, same time, different place! 



Remember we are now meeting at McNail Riley House
 
 6:30 for meet & green, 7:00 meeting starts.
 
 
 
 
601 W 13th, Eugene, across from the fairgrounds.  Corner of Jefferson and 13th.

Parking is available across the street in the fairgrounds lot and some street side parking.  There are 5 slots in the parking lot of the Lincoln School Condos that are marked for those who help with set up and are disabled. 


On the agenda for Wednesday night:


 Discussion items:
 

1.   Decide on what positions we need for the next year, and who will fill them (such as president, or presenter, VP, secretary, treasurer, blogger).

2.   Decide if we should join the Modern Quilt Guild.


Long-term goals:

1.   Having an annual speaker. Sometimes they’re booked 2 years out, which would give us time to raise money. Perhaps we could join with another guild to share the expense, or tie-in with the university.

2.   An annual retreat.

3.   A library to share books.

4.   Increase membership.

5.   Have an annual show.


Please think about long-term goals, and bring your ideas to our next meeting for discussion.







Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sew Day, Sew Day

 
 
 
 
 
Saturday 10/26
 
Our Sewing Room
 
10-4
 
 
Hope to see you there!!


 

 
Make sure you get a parking permit from OSR to park in the bank lot across the street. 
 
Any questions, leave a comment.   
 


Friday, October 18, 2013

October Show N Tell ... BOO!


Hello to October!



 
October Swap -- Monster Mash



Nancy shared a modern Halloween quilt.


 
and her itty bitty hexy flowers
 
 
Nelda's cat blocks from September bee are still trickling in.
 
 
 

Sherry made a string quilt on a foundation.


 
 

Pat shared a pumpkin quilt, postcards, and a fabric bowl she made at a class at the Hood River quilt show.
 


 
 




Jessica made a pillow.

 
 
 

Susan made a bag using “pet screen.” She also shared some fabrics she brought back from Africa.





 
 
Diana shared a pillow using a Jaybird Quilts pattern, and a stack-the-deck Halloween quilt top.
 


 
 
Linda made a fall wall hanging.


 
 
Susan made two handbags. She used Madrona Road scraps. For one of the bags she repurposed her daughter’s leather belt for the strap.
 


 
 
Kelly shared her experience making the Urban Chicken block...
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Minutes


October 9, 2013 EMQG Meeting Notes

 

Presenters:  Diane and Kim

Reminder:  Please put at least $1 in the basket for Our Sewing Room.

Minutes:  Karen

 

Swap

The October swap was monster mash.

 The November swap is a potholder.

 

Discussion

 
The McNail Riley House is now available on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, so we voted to move our monthly meetings to that location beginning in November.

 
The McNail Riley House is located on the corner of 13th & Jefferson. There are a few parking spots designated for the McNail Riley House. Please save those for loading/unloading only, and for people that have mobility issues. There is plenty of free parking in the fairgrounds lot across the street.

 
We have some important issues to discuss at our November and December meetings. Please try to attend.

 
Upcoming discussion items:

 
1.   Decide on what positions we need for the next year, and who will fill them (such as president, or presenter, VP, secretary, treasurer).

2.   Decide if we should join the Modern Quilt Guild.

 

Kelly brought up some topics to think about for our next meeting. She would like us to make some long-term goals. On her list would be:

1.   Having an annual speaker. Sometimes they’re booked 2 years out, which would give us time to raise money. Perhaps we could join with another guild to share the expense, or tie-in with the university.

2.   An annual retreat.

3.   A library to share books.

4.   Increase membership.

5.   Have an annual show.

 

Please think about long-term goals, and bring your ideas to our next meeting for discussion.

 

Parking

 
We may once again park in he US Bank parking lot, but you must get a parking permit from OSR. They have a limited amount of parking permits, so you have to check it out, and then return it at the end of the day. If you don’t get a parking permit, you’re likely to be towed.  Keep this in mind on Sew Days!

 

Bee

 
October is Diane’s bee month.

 
The Bee runs from January through December. You’ll need to sign up this December for the 2014 bee. If you haven’t participated in a bee before, you should give it a try. It’s a great learning experience.

 
 

Demo

 
Kelly demonstrated the UrbanChicken block. The PMQG used this pattern during their meet-up charity sewing event.

 

Kelly is using this pattern to make a donation quilt. The link to the pattern is posted above & in our previous blog post. If you’d like to donate a block, please use blue, turquoise, green, and orange for the 3 ½” squares, and Kona white for the white. Please bring your blocks to the December meeting.

 

Sew Day

 
October 26 at OSR

Friday, October 11, 2013

Urban Chicken block-- tutorial by Design Camp



Hi all here is the link to the Urban Chicken block that we talked about last meeting and here is a link to the picture of the blocks done during the charity sew at the PNWMQG Meetup.

Stay tuned for the Minutes from October, show and tell-- Be sure to think of your BIG DREAMS for our guild (coming in November)!!

--Jessica

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Saturday 9/28/2013
Our Sewing Room
10:00-4:00
$5.00

Whose going?  Leave a comment!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

September Meeting Pix



 

Bee blocks 


Nelda was the presenter (those are her kitty blocks for the bee)



Karen's quilt for her new granddaughter -- adore those elephants!



Kelly's swapped back from the PNWMeetup bag swap!

And a great finish!  Love the corners!



Shawna showing her Rock Candy pattern from Little Jaybird Quilts and the Sidekick ruler.


  
Pillowcase swap!


Tracy won!  

Giveway sponsored by Shawna of Jean Maries Fabrics.  Thanks!!


Thanks for the great meeting ladies!  If you were not there you were missed!