Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September Meeting Reminder

Our September meeting is next Wednesday, September 11th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

We are excited to have Ken demonstrate quilt binding!

Please remember to bring:
  1. The Traveling Row Quilt and bag of goodies, (if participating)
  2. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  3. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  4. Show and Tell item
  5. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Join us at our next Sew Day!

When: Sunday, September 8th 10am-4pm
Where: Eugene Garden Club (Where our meetings are held)
Cost: $10 fee 
What to bring: machine, machine cords, projects, rulers, rotary cutters
If you want to share, please bring: iron, ironing table, large cutting mat
What is provided: tables, chairs, extension cords and serge protectors.

We hope you can join us!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

September First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, September 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, August 21, 2019

August 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting

Annual Potluck in the Park
 



 

Announcements:

October 3-6th Retreat.  The final payment for the retreat will be due by September 11, date of our next meeting.  Please email Nela or EMQG if you have forgotten your remaining balance.  Nela showed the zip pouch which will be a retreat project and she will make up kits for those who would like to join in.  Cost of a kit (not including the fabric) will be $15.

2020 Charity quilt blocks are due at the September 11th meeting. Please make your word block and be sure to follow the color choices on the swatches handed out at our last meeting. If you did not receive one, please contact EMQG via email. 

EMQG sew day:  Our next sew day is scheduled for Sunday, September 8th.  10am-4pm at Eugene Garden Club.  Hope you can attend and have some fun!

Board Member elections for 2020 is scheduled for voting on October 9th.  Please submit candidate names at our September meeting, or you can email EMQG if you are unable to attend. Board members include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Photographer.

Daisy shared information about a fiber show now being held at Maude Kerns Art Center.  #OMG That's Fiber?  High Fiber Diet Group Show.  Hurry to see it as it closes August 23.



Member swap:

An item of no side being longer than 12" was chosen as a swap item this month.  We had 10 members join in.  See the selection of wonderful items including a tea cosy, zipper bags, wall hangings and bowls below.




Eugene MQG Traveling Row Quilt:

Ken added to Kim's quilt.

Daisy added to Ken's quilt.

Kim added to Sorrel's quilt.

Janice added to Jackie's quilt.

Nela added to Janice's quilt.

Jackie added to Daisy's quilt.



Unfortunately we do not have a photo of Nela's quilt, which Sorrel added to.

UFO FQ Challenge:  

No one had finished their challenge project for this month, so the fat quarters remain in the pot for next month's winner.  There are 6 participants signed up so far for September. 

Show and Tell:

Susan with her finished blue and off white quilt.

Linda with her "Lily Pond" wall hanging.

Linda's hand sewn big stitch flowers and machine applique flowers.

Bonnie with her "ugly" quilt which her husband Loves!

Denise showing her ice dyeing mandala.

Enjoying Denise's blue ice dyeing fabric.

Darcy showing her beautiful wall hanging.

Next guild meeting will be Wednesday, September 11th at Eugene Garden Club.  6:30pm social, 7:00pm meeting time.  Ken will be presenting a demonstration on binding. See you then!





 






Wednesday, August 7, 2019

August Potluck Meeting Reminder

Hello All!

Our August meeting is Wednesday, August 14th(6:30-8:30) at Sladden park, 925 Cheshire Ave, Eugene, OR.  It's in the Whitaker on the north side of the railroad tracks between Adams St and Jackson St, parking on street.

Please remember to bring
  1. Food or drink to share
  2. Plate and utensils
  3. "Smaller than 12in" swap item in a brown paper bag (optional)
  4. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  5. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  6. The Traveling Quilt Bee goody bag (if participating) 
  7. Show and Tell item

See you then!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

August First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, August 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, July 21, 2019

July 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting




Announcements:

August meeting will be a potluck at Sladden Park in Eugene. Please bring food or drink to share, a plate and silverware, and a chair or blanket on which to sit.
There will be a swap for those who want to participate:  a project that is smaller than 12" on any side. This can be a mini quilt, small bag or whatever your heart desires, just remember Modern fabric/theme.  Make sure to place your swap item in a plain brown bag.

EMQG 2019 Retreat:  October 3-6, we have 20 members and one spouse attending.

2020 Charity Quilt blocks to be made by members. Nela handed out a small swatch of the three monochromatic colors that were chosen for our QuiltCon 2020 charity quilt, and instructions of what to create.  If you did not receive an instruction sheet and swatch sample, please contact Nela at the EMQG email address to request yours.



Tone on tone of the same color is fine, just check it to the samples provided.


We will be looking at nominating officers for next years guild, to be voted on in October.  Be thinking about which position you might be interested in serving our guild.

Monthly Skill Demo:  Unfortunately our planned skill demo was cancelled this month. 

EMQG Traveling Row Quilt:

Jackie added to Ken's quilt.

Daisy added to Kim's quilt.

Ken added to Sorrel's quilt.


Sorrel added to Janice's quilt.

Kim added to Nela's quilt.

Janice added to Daisy's quilt.

Nela added to Jackie's quilt.

UFO FQ Challenge:

There was one participant who had nearly finished this month's challenge and was the only one to bring it to the meeting.  Kim!, and she took home all of the fat quarters!

 
Kim and her gypsy quilt section!

There are 7 individuals who have bravely challenged themselves for next month!  Good luck and get sewing!

Show and Tell:

Ken made a Christmas stocking quilt.

Ken created a "spooky" skeleton panel wall hanging.

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Linda made a minky backed baby quilt and a nice machine embroidery table topper.


Denise played with Claudia Pfeils' "fill in circles" machine quilting.


Denise and her version of Karla Alexander's Red Onion pattern.

Next Guild meeting:  Wednesday, August 14th at Sladden Park, 150 N Adams St, Eugene.  See you then!




Wednesday, July 3, 2019

July Meeting Reminder

Our July meeting is next Wednesday, July 10th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.


Please remember to bring:
  1. The Traveling Row Quilt and bag of goodies, (if participating)
  2. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  3. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  4. Show and Tell item
  5. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

June 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting



We had a visitor from Pennsylvania join us today!

Announcements:

Eugene/Corvallis Meet-up for June 22nd is cancelled.  Hopefully we can get together next summer!

August Meeting Swap:  Make and bring a project 12" or smaller for our swap at the August Guild meeting.  The August meeting is traditionally a potluck with show and tell time, but a swap will be fun to add.  The meeting will be held again at Sladden Park, address is 925 Cheshire Ave, Eugene.  Park either on N. Adams St or Cheshire Ave.

October 3-6 Retreat deposit is due now (June 12).  There is a preference and dietary restrictions form available to fill out so make sure you complete it if you have specific needs.  Currently the registration is full but Nela will make a wait list in case someone drops out.  Please contact EMQG if you have further questions.

Ken, EMQG member, is providing a free instruction in "AnglePlay(tm)" working with rulers that create elongated triangles.  This will be held on Saturday June 29th at Our Sewing Room, 448 Main St. Springfield, 10am-4pm. Bring some fabric and your sewing machines and have some fun!

Lane County Fair held July 24-28 is looking for entries into the textile category.  Please check for specific details at AtTheFair.com.  Entries are due July 2 if online or by mail, and in person during drop off days July 14-15, 2019.

Pioneer Quilter's Quilt Show, 'The Unbroken Thread', is being held in Cottage Grove Sept 19-21, and is also looking for quilts to show.  Go to http://pioneerquiltersquiltshow.blogspot.com.

Monthly Skill Demo:

Fusibles and adhesives by Linda.


Linda presented on different types of fusibles and adhesives.  She provided a handout of many choices and had most of them there for a demonstration in how they can be used.  Some of us especially liked the batting seam tape product!
























Eugene MQG Traveling Row Quilt:

Nela added to Daisy's quilt.
Janice added to Ken's quilt.

Jackie added to Kim's quilt.

Ken added to Nela's quilt.

Kim added to Janice's quilt.

Daisy added to Sorrel's quilt.

Sorrel added to Jackie's quilt.

UFO FQ Challenge:

There were 4 participants who completed this month's challenge.

Nela with her Good Night Moon quilt.



Hillie added 2 sides to her Skill Builder quilt.

Phyllis added the binding to her curved ruler quilt.

Bonnie pieced her FQ squares quilt top.

Hillie was the winner of the FQ's this month!!
Six members have signed up for next month's challenge.

Show and Tell:

Ken with his finished "Freda's garden" quilt.

String quilt block by Kim, fabric from the "donation table".

More fabric from "donation table" made into spider web blocks by Kim.

Gail completed a Star quilt requested, and originally started, by her daughter.

Sorrel finished her Minnesota fish quilt and Jayne quilted it for her.

Phyllis completed her panel and pieced border quilt.


Jayne pieced a Fat Quarter Sew Sampler.

Sorrel's completed Improv log cabin block, from a Denyse Schmidt QuiltCon 2019  class.



Next Meeting:  Wednesday July 10th at Eugene Garden Club, 6:30 social, 7:00 meeting.

Pat will be presenting on fabric dying.