Monday, January 4, 2016

DECEMBER MEETING!!!!


**ANNOUNCEMENT**

Important Announcement:  Beginning with the next meeting - January 13, 2016 - the McNail-Riley House will have another group which is meeting right before the EMQG.  They have the house scheduled until 6:30PM, so please do not go inside until after 6:31PM. We are fairly speedy at getting chairs set up, so it should work out fine. Thanks for your cooperation!



EUGENE MODERN QUILT GUILD
Meeting Notes   December 9, 2015

Presenter:  Madyson
Minutes:  Anne Robertson
Photographer:  Madyson
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Art Quilt Show at the Emerald Art Center, 500 Main Street in Springfield, running until December 24th.  Daisy Schrock says the quilting is phenomenal and is a wonderful show.  It is also part of the December Second Friday Art Walk.
Rob Appel Reverse Applique Class will be held at Paramount Sewing and Vacuum on April 30th, Linda Delaplain announced.  It is an all-day class for $99.  See the Paramount web site for information.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
2016 Sampler Quilt:  Nela Barrow and Kim Olsen are kicking off the new EMQG program to teach and learn skills and techniques.  The January skill will be HST’s (Half Square Triangles).  They will be making up a 2016 calendar at the January meeting for signups to teach skills and ideas are welcome!
Lucky Spool Club:  Nela also announced there is a MQG challenge group which involves 12 skills over a year.  The cost for this challenge is $45 with the MQG discount and Nela will send out the link.
MQG Riley Blake Challenge: Linda and Madyson announced that the MQG is sending informational emails and signups will begin December 19th for the next Riley Blake Challenge.  This time they will be sending the fabric to the guilds instead of individuals, in order to manage it better.  Information is also on the Modern Quilt Guild web site.
Euphoria Chocolate:  Bonnie Glass, co-owner of Euphoria Chocolate and EMQG member, announced they have opened a new store at 945 Willamette in Eugene.  They are sponsoring the February First Friday Art Walk and she wants to hang 5 or 6 modern quilts in the windows to showcase the EMQG.  This is your opportunity to show off your modern creativity!  Email Bonnie at  bonnie@euphoriachocolate.com  for information.  Jenn Fogarty-Gibson and Daisy will work with Bonnie to organize this event and will send out an email with quilt dimensions.  There is limited display space, so bring your quilts to the January EMQG meeting for Bonnie to choose.  The quilters will need to be there for the First Friday Art Walk in order to answer questions from the public.
Bonnie also brought Euphoria truffles to our holiday dessert potluck – a delicious treat!

BEE:  Madyson was the queen bee for November and received her “Hashtag” blocks which are giving her a big head start on a friend’s birthday present.  Kathy Alexander has December’s bee and passed out Halloween fabrics to add to her October blocks from last year.  Nelda Copley has enjoyed leading the Bee for the last two years.  Jayne Scoggin and Phyliss Porter are taking over the Bee for 2016 and they presented the sign-up calendar.  By meeting’s end, they had it all filled in!
PERMISSION TO PLAY:  Pat Johnston presented one more piece for the November theme of “Past”, which used family photos printed on fabric.  Lovely effect!  The December theme is “Flatten” and they were some fun interpretations with flattened flowers and fabric pleats.  The theme for January is “Envy” – come up with some inspiration for your 12” by 12” art piece!




SHOW AND TELL:  
Linda Delaplain – Wall quilt made from a fabric panel by Maple Grove.
“Pine Grove” Christmas wall quilt from Timeless Treaures pattern.
Denise Nash – Christmas Star Mystery Quilt from the Craftsy web site; chain of stars pattern made with Christmas fabrics.
Pelican wall quilt done in a Coburg art quilt class
Susan Rogers – Dollhouse bag made for her granddaughter – a delightful fabric house!
Julie Johnson – A selection of recent projects: decorative fabric houses, coasters made from hexies, handbags made with scraps, strip-piecing, and thread painting, a market bag mad from a rice bag, and a special bag to remember the recent Paris tragedy.  Julie has been very busy!




Karen McClain – a nap quilt made for (and with the help of) her two-year-old granddaughter.
Carol Prud’homme, a new member – Wall hanging art quilt
SWAP:  Christmas gift bags, a garland, and a stocking were swapped - very fun!  Karen McClain is handing over the swap for 2016 to Jayne and Phyliss, and they announced the January Swap will be a 18” by 18” Table Topper.
PROGRAM:  We had lots of fun activities at this holiday meeting!  A delicious dessert potluck was set up with LOTS of goodies!  The Raffles were held:  B.J. Titus won the modern quilt (the turquoise and gray one made by many EMQG members) 

and Kelly Duke won the $25 Euphoria Chocolate gift card donated by Bonnie.  The “traditional” dice game of “Left Right Center” involving the trading of 6” fabric squares was held with much enthusiastic (and loud) participation!  Madyson solicited donations from Aurifil Thread, Jean Marie Fabrics and The Cloth Pocket and so we had drawings for thread, fabric, and other goodies!  Everyone went home with something!  
A great time was had by all!  And thanks to Madyson for all her enthusiasm and hard work this year!!


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