Sunday, November 15, 2020

EMQG November 2020 Meeting Recap

 EMQG Meeting Minutes – November 11, 2020

Thanks to all of you who joined us on Zoom last week! It was great to see everyone. 

‘Modern Fiesta’

Nela, Ken, and Janice named our QuiltCon Charity Quilt ‘Modern Fiesta.’ Ken finished the quilting, Jenny and Kathy finished the binding and sleeve, and Nela took photos to submit for QuiltCon. The final size is 58”x70.”

QuiltCon is entirely on-line this year. There are different viewing packages available, and remember that MQG membership is included with your EMQG membership. More QuiltCon info here.


EMQG Membership 2021

Ken will send 2021 membership forms in the mail to all current members. Please email us if you're interested in joining the EMQG next year and don't receive forms from Ken in the next couple of weeks. Because of the suspension of most of our overhead costs (our facility rental), we are decreasing our sliding-scale membership rates to $25-40 for 2021. Please mail your membership info back to the EMQG mailbox or mail directly to Linda Delaplain. We hope everyone stays with us for 2021. Enrollment forms are due back before the end of January. 


Paint Chip Challenge

Ken will include paint chips for The Paint Chip Challenge. You can make anything you want, and include whatever fabrics you’d like, but the two colors sent should be the predominant colors in whatever you choose to make. The Paint Chip Challenge is due at the March 2021 meeting.

2021 Plans

Some ideas in the works for 2021:

- Art Masterpiece Challenge 

- Ugly Fabric Challenge

- mini lessons and workshops

- Possible retreat or sew days via Zoom

Please let anyone on the board know if you have any other suggestions or requests


Show and Tell

Jackie created this EPP wall quilt based on a Tara Faughnan quilt she saw in a catalog. 


Missy is making progress on the Mystery Quilt blocks. 


Denise finished several projects this month.

EVQ Mystery Quilt

Cabin in the Woods, paper pieced

Cows, paper pieced, pattern from Patterns by Shaley

From Denise: 'Ashes and Flames' was pieced on my 1948 Featherweight during our 13 day evacuation due to wildfires.

detail of 'Ashes and Flames' 

Sew Kind of Wonderful pattern, pieced and sold by Mickie Broy. Quilted by Denise.

Anne is working on a skill-builder challenge offered by The Fat Quarter Shop that includes a weekly 9” block. Each block is by a different designer, and FQS offers video tutorials of each block. 


December 2020 Meeting

Please bring to the December 2020 meeting:

- a favorite quilty holiday gift or project (any theme or item – just something that you’ve enjoyed making or receiving as a gift)

- since we won’t have a potluck this year, we encourage members to bring a treat to enjoy during the meeting. Send us the recipe of what you’re making, and we’ll compile to share with the rest of the guild. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

EMQG October 2020 Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who was able to join the meeting on Zoom.

Dues for 2021: A motion was made and passed unanimously to reduce dues for 2021 only to $25 since the guild is not paying rent to the Garden Club. Dues can be paid on a sliding-scale, $25-$40, to cover the cost of EMQG's membership with MQG.

2021 Board Elections: The following board members were elected for 2021:

President:  Ken Casey

Vice President:  Bonnie Glass
Secretary:  Shared – Darcy Davis and Linda Dye
Treasurer:  Linda Delaplain
Photographer:  Anne Robertson

2021 Challenges: Ken introduced three challenges for 2021

January – April: Paint Chip

In November each member will be mailed the membership form plus two paint chips. The challenge will be to make something in the colors of the two chips. Members accepting the challenge may also choose one other fabric color and can make anything they choose, ie. quilt, pillow, purse, etc. Nela also suggested reaching out to other members and sharing fabrics. 

April – August: Art Masterpiece

August – December: Ugly Fabric

Ken will reach out to other Guilds for ideas on a year long project. 

2020 Mystery Quilt: Five members (Anne, Missy, Linda Delaplain, Jill, Glenna, and Jackie) showed their finished quilt tops!

Ann's Mystery Quilt

Show and Tell:

Ken: Ken showed his October “Calendar Quilt” by Kim Schaefer

: Showed her finished baby quilt “Tube Socks”

Linda Delaplaine: Showed a Thanksgiving panel wall hanging and two quilts tops for her niece's twin boys.

Denise: Showed a paper piecing wall hanging “Two Calfs”, an improv done while being evacuated “Flames and Ash, a small Nicholas Balls metallic experimental small quilt

Phyllis: Jill reminded members about remaining books and fabrics from Phyllis and Ken has agreed to store them. Books will be used as a lending library.

2020 Quiltcon Charity Quilt: The 2020 Charity quilt needs to be bound and quilted and is due in November. Members who made blocks can forward leftover fabrics to the mailbox. Jenny will bind and Ken will quilt.

Nela delivered last years Quiltcon quilt to Shelter Care where it will be used for a fundraiser.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

EMQG September 2020 Meeting Recap

Thanks to all of our EMQG members who joined our Zoom meeting this month. We had to cancel our plans to meet at the park due to wildfire smoke, and appreciate everyone's pivot to meeting on-line. 

Mystery Quilt

Ken and Janice shared the final layout of the Mystery Quilt. There are a few more blocks to complete before assembly. They are all made with Flying Geese or Half-Square Triangles. 

Ken, Janice, and Linda shared their completed Mystery Quilt tops. 

Linda Delaplain



Ken emailed members with information about constructing the remaining blocks, and instructions on how to assemble the quilt. Note: for continuity with the rest of the quilts, please keep Q1 and Q6 in the same locations as the suggested layout, but feel free to be creative with the rest of the layout, if you'd like

Board Elections

Board elections will be held in October. Members are welcome to stand up for any position, and the Secretary and Photographer positions are definitely open. We do not have an official Nominating Committee this year, but feel free to talk to any board member if you're interested in stepping up for any role, or if you have any questions about responsibilities or time commitment. 

Charity Quilt Blocks

Last reminder to submit any Charity Quilt blocks by Friday of this week. You can deliver to the EMQG mailbox at 1436 Willamette Street #185 (tell employees that it's for Nela). 

Show and Tell

There were several great projects shared at the meeting by Diane, Kim, Jackie, Ann, and Linda Delaplain. Sharon sent in these photos to share (thank you, Sharon!): 

Just for fun, John Lennon at a sewing machine. 

Sharon's Charity Quilt Block

Triangulated Quilt

We hope everyone is doing OK. We're so grateful for the connections and friendships we have within this group. The board will be in touch soon about October plans, including whether or not we can plan on another outdoor meet up or two while the weather allows. 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

EMQG August 2020 Meeting Recap


Thanks to everyone who joined us at Sladden Park for an in-person meeting. About 20 EMQG members attended, and there was plenty of space for physically-distanced seating, plus a great view of everyone's Show and Tell. 

QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge Update

Solid fabrics are hard to find in any store right now. Piece by Piece has one of the needed colors, but the rest of the colors are sold out locally. Word is that the soonest solids will be restocked is in November, so we will have to make-do with other fabrics that match the assigned colors (refer to Kona white, clementine, lapis, and peacoat). Use what you have, as long as it's close. 

The theme is 'curves,' and you're welcome to make any curved block you want, any size you want, as long as it is a square. Blocks are due before or at the September meeting. We need at least 20 more blocks to proceed with making a top. 

Facing Demonstration

Ken provided a demonstration on how to finish a quilt by facing. Photos and instructions will be included with Ken's email to EMQG members. 

Mystery Quilt Blocks

This month there are 3 8" blocks offered - please choose TWO to make for your quilt. The remainder of the blocks and the layout will be revealed in September. 

Several members brought Mystery Quilt show and tell. 





Notebook Covers

We didn't do an August swap this year, but we did reveal the notebook covers that we wanted to do for a swap. We hope EMQG members will make one for themselves, or to gift to a friend. These are a great project for trying out new ideas - we'd love to see what you make! Ken will send links to free tutorials in his email. 

Show and Tell


Denise has been testing patterns and working on paper piecing projects. 

For an 'Oregon' quilt; paper piecing pattern by Shaley

From the dying workshop in Philomath with Camille Ainsworthy. 

A '999' quilt (9 inch blocks, 9 weeks, 9 blocks), from a sew along through Something to Crow About

From a pattern by Kohatu

Pattern by Shaley

Pattern by Shaley

Pattern by Shaley


Janice shared a bear paw quilt and Mary Englebright baby quilt.



Jenny shared a 9-patch made from scraps, a scrappy star quilt titled 'Charismatic Kesey's Cosmos,' and a llama baby quilt for her great-granddaughter. 


All of Diane's quilts are quilted by Susan Miner. 

From a class with EVQ

QAL with Juicy Juice fabrics. 

Brown Bird Designs QAL

Alison Glass QAL with tiny paper piecing



Mina's table runner, inspired by the colors of Fiestaware. 


Bonnie's king-sized Solids Quilt Challenge. She's waiting for one more fabric to piece the back.