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!

Websites:

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.

Websites:
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

October meeting

Hope to see everyone next week, October 19, for our monthly meeting.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

September meeting notes

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild minutes for September 14, 2016



The meeting was called to order by President Kelly D. with 31 members present.  It was standing room only as half the chairs are being stored elsewhere while the work is being done on the building's flooring. Due to the floor renovation the next meeting will take place on October 19th, the third Wednesday, which is our scheduled sew night. 

2017's EMQG Board


The first item of business was to introduce the candidates for our 2017 Officers.
·         President: Linda D.
·         Vice President:  No candidate as yet
·         Treasurer: Adam R.
·         Secretary: Mindy R.
·         Bee Blocks: Nela B.
·         Swap Maven: Nelda C.
         Daisy gave a description of the duties of the Vice President which are to represent the President if the President is unavailable, to find guest speakers (who can be members) to make presentations to the Guild, and to coordinate any special Guild-wide activities. 
          The presence of a quorum was followed by a motion and seconded that the membership accept the new officers.  

Guest Speakers:


Linda D. and Phylis P. presented a demonstration of how a Scan and Cut machine is able to produce and cut out applique designs.  

Bee Block
Bee block kits were exchanged.


Skill Builder Block
The Skill Builder this month is “Wonky Letters” was presented by Kim Olsen. Links to letter-building quilting sites will be posted in a separately.

Next Year's Swap Items: 
Nelda passed out slips asking for Swap ideas for next year.  Please contact her if you have suggestions.

Donation Quilt
Nela announced the Blue & White charity quilt has been completed and has requested suggestions for possible recipient groups. If you know of a non-profit group that could use the quilt in their  work or could raffle it as part of their fundraising, please contact Nela or Kelly with the information. 

October Swap
Daisy S. showed a sample of the October swap: a one-hour fabric basket in
Halloween or Autumn colors. A link to the specific pattern to use is on the Monthly Swap page.

Geek/Fandom Swap:
Next the Geek/Fan swaps took place in an atmosphere of a holiday gift exchange. It was very exciting to see the creativity and which fandoms inspired the participants.











Show and Tell:
 Eleven members showed their quilted treasures for the final segment of the meeting.