Friday, December 29, 2017

Happy New Year and Thank you!

Happy New Year!

As 2017 comes to an end, I want to say thank you to Linda, Pat, Adam, and Mindy for serving on the Eugene MQG Board this year.  This year brought a new and improved location for our meetings, a great fundraising event in June and a fabulous December Holiday party. Thank you for all you have done for our guild!!

Eugene MQG Traveling Quilt Bee 2018

Eugene MQG Traveling Quilt Bee 2018

Instructions: you will need to use quilt shop fabrics!

This will be your favorite bee ever! It will stretch your thinking, strengthen your skills and try your abilities. Please follow the rules and HAVE FUN!

1. You will start your own quilt. The size of your medallion should be 16-20 inches tall/wide.  It does not have to be square.  Be sure to use the style/colors you want used in your quilt as this will be a jumping off point for the other bee members.

2. You will need to choose a theme for your quilt.  It can be as detailed or as vague as you want.  Some examples I have come across are: geeked out, fairy tales, rainbow, triangles, stars, some of my favorite things, etc...
You will also need to choose colors for your quilt.  Again, be as detailed or as vague as you'd like.
The more specific you are the more likely you will be to end up with something you really love. But if you want to be vague, that's great. You can also include fabric to be used in your quilt.

3. For those of you that know what a round robin bee is, this is not that.  Please do not add to all sides of the quilt.  Choose only one or two sides to add to. Pay attention to how much you are adding. If the quilt is 34 inches on the side you choose to add to, then you'll need to add 34 inches.  Do not make a 12 inch block and assume that someone else will fill in the rest.  Do not make any of the quilts super long and skinny. We want these to be usable.

4. You will need to find a journal/notebook/binder. Something to use to document your quilt. This will travel with the quilt. Include your color choices.  You can add swatches of fabric as well.   Also describe your theme.  As you get each quilt each month, please include small fabric swatches you use, designs you make/use, anything about what you added and include a few sentences about yourself in each one. This will make the quilts that much more special.

5. As you fill out the form please, please be honest! Remember that the answers you give will determine the quilt you get in the end.

6.. Bee Time Table:
  • January Meeting  (January 10, 2018): Bring your medallion, questionnaire, journal, fabric(optional), and quilt label in a large ziploc bag.
  • Round 1 (February 14th) Your added side(s) to the medallion you received in January, along with all the goodies in the ziploc bag.
  • Round 2-8: Bring to monthly meetings
  • October 10, 2018: Return completed quilt top to owner
  • December 12, 2018: Share completed quilts

7. If at any time you are unable to come to a guild meeting, please make arrangements to have the quilt bag at the meeting.  You can either send it with someone else, or call/email Nela to figure out a plan. 

Eugene MQG Traveling Quilt Bee 2018 Questionnaire

Due: January 10, 2018 (Along with your medallion, quilt label and journal in a giant ziploc bag)

Instagram Username: 
Pinterest Username: 
Phone Number:
Email Address: 

What colors, designers, themes and patterns would you like to see in your quilt? (Example: Red, white and blue quilt with star blocks... Or Rainbow colors with traditional blocks. Be as vague or specific as you'd like to be)

What style of quilting do you like? (Example: paper piecing, applique, improv…)

List anything you absolutely do not want in your quilt (colors, designers, patterns, etc) For example I do not want Civil War Era fabrics in my quilt or I do not want "little kid" fabric or I absolutely do not like brown.

If you have any questions please email Nela (

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Slow Stitching Group

First Thursday Slow Stitchers will meet from 10 am-noon on Dec. 7th on the mezzanine at the Market of Choice on 29th & Willamette. Bring your handwork (or not), buy a beverage from the cafe, and join us upstairs for some conversation and crafting.

Monday, November 13, 2017

2018 Officers

At our last meeting the following members were voted as officers for 2018. Congratulations and thank you to those that volunteered.

President - Nela Barrow
Program Chair - Kim Olsen
Secretary - Missy Downy
Treasurer - Susan Creed
Photographer - Janice Hoffine

Donation of fabrics to Santa Rosa

At our last meeting it was suggested that we might want to donate fabric to the Santa Rosa Modern Quilt Guild for those quilters that lost their homes. After checking the online site they indicated that they were overloaded with fabric donations at this time.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Election of Officers

We will be voting on officers at our November meeting. Currently we have the following volunteers for these positions:

President - Nela Barrow
Vice Chair/Program Coordinator - Kim Olsen
Secretary - Missy Downey

We still need a volunteer for Treasurer. Please let me know if you are interested.

November Meeting

Just a reminder that our November meeting is this Wednesday, November 8. We have a speaker coming to talk about Terial Magic and its uses.

If you have any quilt/or sewing items that have words/pictures printed on the fabric from a printer we would like you to bring those to share. The rep from Terial Magic will have some examples but it would be nice to see other projects that have used words on them. 

Terial Magic is a unique liquid fabric stabilizer that is revolutionizing the fabric arts. By infusing the fabric threads, Terial Magic turns fabric into a fray-free, paper-like material that can be manipulated in ways that were previously unavailable to fabric artists.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hand Stitching Group Meeting

First Thursday Slow Stitch meeting this Thursday, Nov. 5th, from 10 am till noon(ish), at Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette. Bring some handwork, purchase a beverage from the cafe, and join us on the mezzanine for some stitching and much chatting. No handwork? No worries. Bring yourself and join in the conversation. This is a drop-in when you can group. Hope to see you!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Picnic/ Meeting on August 9

This months meeting is our annual potluck. We will be meeting at Sladden Park this year. It is located in the Whitaker neighborhood at 925 Cheshire Ave. Take N Jackson St off of 1st Ave, then go to Cheshire Ave.

You are welcome to bring family members or guests to the potluck. Bring your favorite dish, a lawn chair, plate, and silverware.

We will be doing our usual show and tell. Also remember to bring you bee blocks if you are doing one.

Hope to see you all there.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Table Sale

Don't forget June 11th is our Table Sale at Our Sewing Room (corner of Main St. and 5th) in Springfield.  We were there Saturday afternoon setting things up and WOW is there a lot of items to look through.  Lot's of people selling some great stuff, I just might have picked up some things during set up.  We are already off to a great start and tomorrow looks like it will be a fun time all around.  Make sure you stop by, look around and say hi.  There are some nice quilt seed, storages items, quilt tops, book, magazines and everything else A to Z...oh and LOTS of fabric.  We hope to see you all there.

Table sale will be 10-4, Sunday June 11th at Our Sewing Room, 448 Main St, Springfield, OR 97477.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Activities

We have quite a few activities scheduled in June so thought I would do a post to remind everyone.

Sunday, June 11 - Table Sale at Our Sewing Room, 10-4

Wednesday, June 14 - Monthly Meeting, 6:30

Wednesday, June 21 - Sew night at Green House hosted by Kelly, 6:30

Saturday, June 24 - Meetup with Corvallis at Sweet Earth Vineyard in Monroe, 1-3, Swap item is mini quilt (12-18 in) suggested theme is something with words

Thursday, May 11, 2017

April 2017 Meeting Pictures!

Our April meeting was full of excitement with our new location at the Eugene Garden Club and with it, brought the presentation of a thank you gift to our prior president (Kelly Duke) as well as many beautiful Show and Tell items!