Friday, December 6, 2019

November 2019 Eugene MQG

We had one guest join us today.  Welcome!


We had our final Sew Day on November 2nd with a good turn out of participants.  The guild has reserved 5 dates at the Eugene Garden Club for Sew Days in 2020.  Jan 11th, March 1st, May 30th, Sept 13th and Nov 7th.

Eugene 1st Friday Art Walk. We have been chosen to show our traveling quilts at the Euphoria Chocolates downtown store.  Bonnie is organizing this with her business.  She is hoping to show 7-8 quilts and is requesting the owners of the quilts be present to speak about them.  Speak to Bonnie if you are interested in participating.

Willamette Valley Quilt Festival:   January 31st and February 1st, 2020.  This is held at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.  We will have a booth at this festival and will be hanging the charity quilt we have created.  We need members to help at the booth in 2 hours shifts on both days.  Please sign up to help and also enjoy the quilt show!


2020 membership dues:  $35/yr.  Dues will be due by the December guild meeting.  If you would like to pay $40, the extra money will be used to help support anyone who is unable to pay the yearly dues and/or add to the general fund for the guild.

What skills do you want to see demonstrated next year?  Nela passed around a tablet for members to write down ideas and suggestions.

Maude Kerns Art Center has a members show "Art For All Seasons" currently on display.  Eugene MQG member Daisy has a quilt piece hanging in this show.  Go see it and support local artists!

Monthly Skill Demo:  'Inspired by a hanky', presented by Jill.

Jill had many of her personal hankies she has received or purchased over the years and showed ways in which to use them in quilts and art pieces.  She also had the members present choose one or several hankies of interest and discuss how they can spark an idea for a creative piece.

UFO FQ Challenge:

There were 3 people who completed their challenge this month.

Bonnie:  'Framed' quilt top

Susan:  'Antelope Canyon' quilt top
Janice:  2019 Row Quilt finished
Susan was the winner of the fat quarters!

Show and Tell:

Linda's 'Silver Bells' wall quilt for a charity at Shadow Hills Golf Club

 Linda's Christmas wall quilt

 Pat and her 'donation table strip blocks reinvented' quilt, quilted by Denise Nash

 Pat mad a 4th of July quilt for her husband, quilted by Jayne Scroggins

Kim finished the top of her Double Irish Chain quilt

 Susan made 'Kitchen Blues', quilted by Jayne Scroggins

 Susan showing her 'Saint Kits Polka', quilted by Jayne Scroggins

 Gail showing her 'Meadowland' quilt made for her sister

 Gail completed 'Glitter' quilt, pattern by Jen Kingwell

 Bonnie enjoying her Tula Pink 'Sugar Skulls' quilt

Next Guild Meeting:  Wednesday, December 11th at Eugene Garden Club.

Holiday Potluck and White Elephant UFO game.  Bring a project or kit you have haven't finished and swap it out for someone else's!
Potluck:  Savory or Sweet finger food. Please bring a plate, utensils, napkin and a cup or mug for yourself to use and enjoy the goodies!

See you there!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

December Holiday Meeting Reminder

Hello All!

Our December meeting is next Wednesday, December 11th (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 UFO project you no longer want to finish (started or not!) for our White Elephant Game. Please wrap as you would a gift (if participating) 
  4. Holiday Show and Tell item

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

Thursday, November 28, 2019

December First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, December 5th, 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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November Meeting Reminder

Our November meeting is next Wednesday, November 13th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

We are excited to have Jill show us how she is "inspired by a hanky"!

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. Show and Tell item
  4. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

October 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting

Four guests joined us this meeting!  Welcome!


EMQG Retreat recap:  18 members and one spouse had a grand time this year at the retreat held at Big K Ranch.  We were productive, finishing 3 charity quilt tops, some completing a zipper case (Oh How Sweet zipper case-free tutorial) lead by Nela, and everyone working on individual projects.  The weather was mostly sunny, the food was tasty, and of course the view was spectacular!  We can't wait until next year!

Missy presented a Fat Quarter Shop gift card from members to Nela as a 'Thank you' for organizing the retreat.

2020 QuiltCon Charity Quilt:  The top was completed at the retreat and Denise S. has offered to quilt it.  We passed around a writing pad on which to add inspirational words which Denise can use in the quilting process. 

Sew Day Saturday, November 2nd.  Last sew day this year.  $10/person, 10am-4pm.

The guild members voted on continuing Sew Days into 2020 and to have 5 dates including Saturdays and Sundays. 

2020 Board Member Elections:  

President:  Ken C.
Vice President:  Bonnie G.
Secretary:  Sorrel A.
Treasurer:  Linda D.
Photographer:  Janice H.

Missy made a motion to vote in all nominees.  Daisy seconded it.
Members present voted and it passed.  Congratulations to those elected and thank you for running! The new board members will start their term on January 1, 2020.

Info to share: 
Julie Johnson and her sister offered space to stay at Quilt Con 2020.  Email EMQG for Julie's number and details.  Quilt Con will be held in Austin, TX, Feb 20-23, 2020. 

Kim presented a picnic quilt to Nela as a thank you for being the EMQG President 2018 and 2019.  Members had made blocks and Kim spent time sewing it together and quilting it for her. 


Monthly Skill Demo: 

Jenny spoke and shared her story on hand quilting.  She had several quilts she has made through the years and offered pointers to members who may be interested in tools to use when hand quilting.  Bohin, a white mechanical pencil, Yli thread and wool batting were mentioned.


 UFO FQ Challenge:  

There were NO completions from this month so no winners were chosen.  The Fat Quarters advance to next months pot, and there are 3 individuals signed up for the challenge.

Show and Tell:

Penny shared her Halloween panel wall quilt.

Linda completed her Halloween panel wall quilt.
Linda shared a green table topper.

Next Guild Meeting:  Wednesday, November 13th at Eugene Garden Club, 6:30pm social, 7:00pm meeting.  Jill will be presenting a skill demo titled "inspired by a hankie".  See you then! 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

November First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, November 7th, 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, October 29, 2019