Crystal and Jenny were the
presenters at our May meeting.
Reminder: Please donate $1 to OSR for attending the
The May swap was a Mothers day
theme, or something pastel.
The June swap is a mug rug.
Kelly is offering to teach us how
to make a Scrappy Trip Around the World block on June 19 at the McNail Riley
House from 6:30-8:30pm. Information is posted on the EMQG blog, or contact
Nelda is the Lane County Fair
Textile Coordinator. The fair runs from June 24-28.
She is looking for volunteers to
assist with setup, etc. around July 17-20. She’d also like volunteers to
provide demonstrations. Volunteers will receive a free pass to the fair.
Entries are now open if you’d like to enter a project in the fair.
Sharon reminded us that the CoburgQuilt Show is July 27. She encouraged us to enter a quilt in the show.
Jessica posted some information on
our blog regarding the Portland Modern Quilt Guild. They invited us to their
meeting because they’re having a special guest speaker, Jacquie Gering.
Charlene handed out her fabric
packets for the bee.
Wanda gave us a demonstration of
the Accuquilt Studio cutter available at Our Sewing Room. They currently have
two dies. One die cuts 2 1/2” strips, the other die makes five blocks of
varying sizes. Wanda showed us a quilt that she made using the 5-block die.
It costs $5 to use the cutter for
an hour. What a bargain and timesaver.
Wanda recommends pressing your
fabric before running it through the cutter. She also trimmed her fabric (fat
quarters I think) down to approximately 14”. You can use about nine layers of
fabric at a time. If you use too many, it may not cut completely through all of
OSR plans to add more dies in the
near future. They will also have an adapter so that you can bring in dies from
other brands of die cutting machines to use on the Studio cutter.
Show and Tell
Nelda shared a table runner; Ruby
showed us a quilt that was her first stack-and-whack; Sharon made a quilt for
her granddaughter using the Shadow Play pattern; Missy showed us a quilt that
she made for her niece.
Note From Wanda
Wanda appreciated Deanna's help in
the set up of furniture before the meeting. She was totally surprised and
pleased that while her back was turned all the tables and chairs were back in
their place. Many thanks to Deanna and the rest of you!
May 25 EMQG Sew Day at Our Sewing Room in
Springfield. Cost $5. Punch cards are available (the cost is $20 for $25 worth
of sewing time). When you fill up your punch card, put it in the drawing for a
chance to win sew time.
You will need: Sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, seam ripper (A MUST), rotary cutter and ruler. Of course your fabric...a minimum of 6 2-1/2 inch strips to make 1 block, more if you want to be ambitious and make more blocks. OSR has their new Studio Go! to cut the strips for you, so give that a Go!
Kelly will supply: Cutting mats, iron and ironing board. Interested? Questions? Contact Kelly
Apparently I have been out in the sun a bit too much this week... I forgot that THIS Wednesday is the our monthly meeting for May (I thought it was next week ZOINKS!)
This month Wanda is doing a demo of the AWESOME Studio GO! cutter. Alice and I tried it out last week and it made short work of a stack of fabric-- I am now awash in 2.5" strips! Scrappy trip along anyone? And it was easy enough for a 3 AND A HALF year old to crank 10 layers of fabric through.
Our swap is Mother's Day, pastels.
Again, I apologize for not reading the calendar right, the second Wednesday (chat at 6:30 and meeting starts at 7:00) totally snuck up on me.
Shameless quilt spam of a quilt I rescued last week for $30!!
I received the most wonderful invite from the PMQG's president Michelle. She wrote:
"We have a few things going on that I wanted to tell you about:
Our next meeting is Thursday, May 16th and
you probably know that Quilt Market is in town that weekend. We have
Jacquie Gering speaking (!!!) and Alissa Haight Carlton is also speaking
about MQG membership. If you or any of your guild members would be
interested in joining us please let me know. We have limited space, but I
wanted to extend an invite, since it is a great opportunity to ask
Alissa questions about membership.
We are also co-hosting a meet and greet Friday, May
17th at Modern Domestic. This is open to anyone and should be alot of
fun. Then on Saturday, May 18th there is a MQG party at the Convention
Center, which I believe is also open to anyone. Lots of stuff happening
And (there is more!) we are co-hosting three classes
at Modern Domestic. There is still space left in the class with Carolyn
Friedlander on Monday May 20th. Here is the link
We teamed up with PNCA
to bring two weekend workshops to Portland June 29-30. They have
extended a class discount ($100 off either of these classes) to ANY
member of a MQG (this has nothing to do with MQG membership, just if you
are part of a guild somewhere). We have a class with Cherri House and
another with Eliza Fernand. Here are the links for members only. The
regular website will have the more expensive classes.
The links for PMQG members to sign up for the workshops are live!
PNW Meet up Friday August 16th - 18th (Our guild meeting in on Thursday Aug 15th if anyone wants to come to that too)
We are hosing a fun weekend in Portland. Last year Seattle hosted
this event with us and the Vancouver MQG. We are extending the
invitations this year to you, Corvallis, Frasier Valley and Seattle and
Thats it for now. Looking forward to connecting!
Workshops at PNCA are really fun... if you are at all interested this is a great price and a worthwhile experience. I am going to connect with the PMQG and investigate the PNW meetup-- it is going to be really fun. Email me (Jessica) if you are at all interested (and your level of interest) so I can begin to figure out logistics and things.