Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December Holiday Meeting Reminder

Hello All!

Our December meeting is next Wednesday, December 12th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

Please remember to bring
  1. A savory or sweet finger food to share
  2. A plate, cup/mug, napkin for your personal use
  3. A handmade ornament for swapping, wrapped in a paper bag (if participating)
  4. 2 modern FQs and 8- 2.5" x WOF strips for games
  5. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  6. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  7. Show and Tell item

See you then! Remember we are starting with food at 6:30pm.

Monday, December 3, 2018

First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet this Thursday, December 6th, from 10am until 12ish.  We'll be on the mezzanine (Market of Choice, 29th and Willamette) with our coffees/teas and projects. All are welcome to join in the conversation.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting

We had another well attended sew day November 4th.  Lots of fun working on projects and eating yummy treats, especially the truffles from Euphoria Chocolate Company!!

Slow Stitch had 3 participants who met for handwork.  Don't forget it's the first Thursday of each month upstairs at the Market of Choice on 29th St. in Eugene. 

Looking into potential options for quilt retreat locations...Nela has some calls out to check on new locations.

Traveling Quilt Bee:

WOW, what great traveling quilts we created! 

Pat's quilt top

MIssy's quilt top

Janice's quilt top

Hillie's quilt top

Jenny's quilt top

Jill's quilt top

Susan's quilt top

Jackie's quilt top

Nela's quilt top

Linda's quilt top

Gail's quilt top

Penny's quilt top

Denise's quilt top

Ken's quilt top
Kim's quilt top

We are missing Sorrel's quilt top, hope to see it next month...

We will plan to bring them again to the January Guild meeting, hopefully completed.


Mid Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show April 18-20, 2019 Salem Armory.  They contacted our guild and sent a flyer for their Fabracadabra quilt challenge, as well as information for anyone who wants to enter a quilt for showing.  Please contact EMQG for a registration form for the quilt challenge if you are interested.

Our guild has been contacted by ShelterCare to ask if we would like to provide a quilt for their annual auction.  Discussion about possibly having our Quilt Con 2019 quilt be donated to them.  Ken offered to find a local quilt appraiser who might provide suggested monetary worth of the quilt when completed so it can be given to the organization to assist with their bidding.  This also might be a marketing opportunity for our guild.  Win-Win!

Member survey results:

Ranking of events:
The order of ranking are as follows:  Traveling quilt, Show and Tell, Announcements, Monthly Project/Skill builder, UFO FQ Challenge.We decided to keep all of these events for next year.

Traveling quilt 2019:
Members present decided to have a ROW traveling quilt for 2019.  Either add a row across or down, depending upon the individual's preference.  Members who are interested in participating next year should bring their personal row to the February guild meeting.

Skill demonstrations:Members chose a skill and signed up to present at a meeting in 2019.

Eugene Gleemen Concert:
Ken announced that the group he sings in will be having a Christmas holiday concert on Sun Dec 2nd, 2:30pm at First Christian Church.

UFO FQ Challenge:
2 people completed their project for the month.  Janice was the winner of the fat quarters!

Missy's Sleepy Fox (3rd Story Workshop) pillow

Janice's Spice Market quilt

There are 6 participants challenging themselves to complete their task by next month!

Show and Tell:

Pat's "mistakes make a beautiful table runner"!

Linda's Christmas tree using her quick curve ruler

Linda's 12 days of Christmas

Gail's Benjamin Franklin BOM quilt completed!!!

Pat's Halloweenish quilt

and the back!

Phyllis and a beautiful flower panel

Phyllis's completed BOM Bee Quilt from several years ago

Jayne sharing a quilt she quilted for a group of Cottage Grove sisters

Hillie's gingerbread house, complete with indoor lighting

Don't forget next month's meeting is Show and Tell and the UFO FQ Challenge along with finger food potluck and games.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and see you in December!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fall 2018 Retreat

Another great retreat at the Big K Ranch with the EMQG!  Here's some photos of our fun times!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

November Meeting Reminder

Hello All!

Our November meeting is this Wednesday, November 14th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

Please remember to bring
  1. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  2. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  3. Your Traveling Quilt Top, so we can photograph you with it!
  4. Show and Tell item
  5. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Hope to see you this Sunday, November 4th!

Join us at our last Sew Day of the year.

When: Sunday, November 4th 10am-4pm
Where: Eugene Garden Club (Where our meetings are held)
Cost: $10 fee 
What to bring: machine, machine cords, projects, rulers, rotary cutters
What is provided: tables, chairs, cutting mats, irons and ironing boards, extension cords and serge protectors.

We hope you can join us! 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Join us for our First Thursday Hand Sewing

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, November 1st, from 10am until 12ish.  We'll be on the mezzanine (Market of Choice, 29th and Willamette) with our coffees/teas and projects. All are welcome to join in the conversation.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

October 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting

Recent fun happenings:

Sew Day Sept 22.  We had 10 people present at our sew day.

EMQG Retreat Oct 4-7.  We had 18 people in attendance and made good headway on our QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt.  Our idea of tube socks looks great, and the name "Old Technology" was chosen as it is reminiscent of computer punch cards. We also had about 73 blocks made for our 2019 donation quilt.  Fun times!

2019 Donation quilt:  We changed the block size to 7" rather than 10", so please make some more monochromatic blocks to a size of 7" UNfinished .


Next Sew Day:  Sunday November 4.  We have invited members of the Corvallis MQG to join us.

EMQG Retreat 2019:  October 3-6, Thursday through Sunday at The Big K Ranch outside of Elkton, OR.

Voting of officers:
The current EMQG officers agreed to throw their names in to remain as officers.  No other nominations were submitted, so voting commenced.  Kelly made a motion, Sorrel seconded it.  22 members were present and voted in the current officers to serve again in 2019.

Board meeting updates:
Dues will remain $35/yr for 2019.  Member fees will start being collected in December 2018.

A member survey was handed out and completed during the meeting.  The idea of updating business cards was suggested.  Topics to create additional EMQG member gatherings were briefly discussed, with one being the Oregon Quilt Block Trail.  Missy volunteered to research this as a potential group outing.

UFO FQ Challenge:

There were 3 members who completed last month's challenge.

Bonnie's log cabin block quilt

Janice's 'Bee block' Christmas tree quilt

Another Gypsy Wife section completed by Kim


Kim was the winner of the fat quarters.  8 individuals signed up for this month's FQ challenge.

Traveling Quilt Bee:

We celebrated the final addition to the traveling quilts.  It was decided to show the completed quilts at our January 2019 guild meeting.

Pat's medallion

Ken's medallion

Penny's medallion

Jackie's medallion

Susan's medallion

Janice's medallion

Gail's medallion

Nela's medallion

Denise's medallion

Kim's medallion

Linda's medallion

Jenny's medallion

Sorrel's medallion

Hillie's medallion

Jill's medallion

Missy's medallion

Show and Tell:

Anne's "Fast" table runner

Kelly with her completed "Red Pepper Quilt"(?)

Pat's table runner "Eclipse" by Valorie Wells

Pat with another beautiful table runner
And the back!

Phyllis' quilt from panels

Cat bag by Phyllis

Phyllis with an applique beauty!

Jayne and her "3D" quilt

Denise displaying her lovely quilting, Dream Big Dahlia

Until next time, happy sewing!