Thursday, October 21, 2021

EMQG October 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

EMQG General Meeting



Ken informed us that dues will remain $25 for 2022 since we are not paying rent due to covid.


Program Leaders for 2022:

Diane & Glenna have volunteered to be Program Leaders for two months in 2022. The guild needs other EMQG members to volunteer for other months. Thanks Diane & Glenna!


Pat suggested a guild challenge idea for January using quilting magazines for reference. Stay tuned for details. And thanks, Pat!


Virtual Sew Day:

Our next virtual sew day will be on October 23rd. Ken will send the Zoom link closer to the event.


December Meeting:

Bonnie is working on our holiday Zoom meeting to be held on December 8th. when we will show our ugly fabric challenge projects! Bonnie will send a participation package to everyone who RSVPs. Please include your address or let Bonnie know if you would prefer to pick up your package. 


Global Quilt Connection:

Look for an email from Ken forwarding info from Global Quilt Connection. The email includes four videos of quilting instructors explaining how and what they teach. Ken is trying to gather info from the guild on instructors and topics that guild members want to see. We can combine our guild with another small guild to share costs.


EMQG Board 2022:

Board members were nominated, seconded and voted on for 2022 and will be: 

President: Nela

Vice president: Sorrel

Treasure: Linda Jo

Secretary: Missy

Photographer: Ann


Quilt Show News:

Quiltcon – please get blocks to Eugene Mail Box by 10:30 tomorrow


Quiltopia – Nov 5&6 at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem


Old Aurora Colony Museum 49th annual quilt show ends this weekend



Show and tell:

Calendar BOM:

Linda Del – Pumpkin block

Jenny – Pumpkin block

October Show and Tell:

Pat – Selvage quilt

Jackie – ‘Portraits’ by Anna Maria Horner and
quilted by Nela

Kim – Showed a double Irish chain using cat and dog fabrics for a work friend. A photo will be posted on next month’s blog.


Halloween/Fall Show and Tell:

Jenny – Bats and Boo’s Pat Sloan designer

Ken –‘Hocus Pocus’ table runner with quilted spider webs

Ken – Kit was from Monica’s Beads and Quilting in Palm Desert

Ken – Made from a charm pack

Sorrel – Pumpkin pillow

 Sorrel – Spider medallion quilt from a guild challenge

Sharon – Witch made for daughter ‘
Goose Tales’ with fabric by Riley Blake

Susan P. – Monsters at the door wall hanging

Susan P. - Attic window

Linda Del – Wall hanging panel made in 2019 

Linda Del –Dresden star made in 2016 from a Missouri Star pattern and quilted with variegated thread

Linda Del – “Frightful Neighborhood” pattern by Cathey Laird of Cathey Marie Designs

Linda Del – Stripeology ruler quilt from a pumpkin layer cake. The back is Tim Holtz ‘Words’.

Quilted by Marcia Strickland 


Jackie – ‘Pumpkin Patch’ lap quilt designed by Julia Popa 

Ann – Fall table runner with three maple leaf blocks (front and back)


Ann – Halloween runner (front and back)

Pat – Wall hanging with fabric that Pat hand dyed

Pat – Pumpkin banner

Pat – Quilted by Susan Minor


Pat – ‘Fly’ wall hanging that hangs in the kitchen 

Pat – ‘Boo’ Machine appliqued with a 2” border 

Friday, September 10, 2021

September 2021 EMQG General Meeting

EMQG General Meeting

September 8, 2021


Slow Stitch met in the Rose Garden Thursday, September 2nd.


Ken explained our meetings will continue to be via Zoom, possibly until next spring.


Nela explained she has put together packets for the Quiltcon Community Outreach Quilt Challenge. The theme is ‘angles’ and we will make Stars and have six colors to use. Each packet should make at least three blocks and need to mix/match the colors (one star color and one background color). Blocks need to be 4”, 8” and 12” finished sizes so make them 4 1/2", 8 1/2" and 12 1/2". Nela asks that you press seams open unless you choose to do paper piecing. Stars can be wonky and have any number of points. Blocks need to be completed and returned to the guild mailbox by the next meeting on October 13th. Please make sure to return all leftover fabrics.


Volunteering for next year’s leadership roles are:

President (aka Puppet Master): Nela

Vice President (aka assistant Puppet Master): Sorrel

Secretary: Missy

Treasurer: Linda Jo

Photographer: Anne

Helper with program and activities: Jill

Official voting will be help at next month’s general meeting.


The next Zoom sew date will be Saturday, September 25th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. More details and a Zoom link to follow.


Show and Tell:

Block of the month

Anne – Apples

Linda Del – Will make a table runner with four July blocks

Linda Del – June lady bug

Linda Del – Apples will be a wall hanging

September Show and Tell:

Linda Del – a charm pack that started in the middle

Linda Del – Loved the ladies and the sayings

Linda Del – Lots of tula pink fabrics. Quilted by Ken

Jenny – Used tula pink fabric to make a project bag for the EVQ retreat

Jenny – Masks for the EVQ retreat using Tula Pink ‘Curiouser” and ‘Elizabeth’ fabrics


Jenny – Four Lori Holt patterns

Ken – Submission for the Rocky Mt Quilt Museum Men’s Show. Pattern is “Storm at Sea” by Marti Michell. Fabrics were by Kate Fassett, Tula Pink and Marti Michell. Blocks are 12” and the completed quilt is 68”x58”. Ken quilted it with matching thread.


Bonnie – Spiderman quilt for a friend’s son likes super heroes. Finished quilt is 46”x67” and was quilted by Nela.


Sunday, August 15, 2021

EMQG August 2021

EMQG General Meeting

August 11, 2021 via Zoom


Ken apologized for moving the meeting to Zoom due to the heat. The current plan, depending on Covid issues, is to meet at the Garden Center for the September meeting. 


Ken announced that election of officers for 2022 is just around the corner. Anne has agreed to stay on as photographer (thanks Anne!) but open positions are president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Please let Ken know if you are interested. All current board members are willing to help get new members up to speed.


Ken introduced the September calendar block, Four Apples, and demonstrated how to create the stems. Directions will be sent via email.

Ken will send a swatch of fabric for the Ugly Fabric challenge to anyone who would like to participate. Projects are due for the December meeting.


Nela announced the Community Outreach Challenge project for Quiltcom 2022. The theme is Angles. Nela will get the required materials for anyone interested in working on it. Jill has a mathematical template for creating stars which will be included to create our ‘angles’. 


Show and tell

Calendar blocks:

Brenda's June ladybugs were hand pieced

Brenda's July pinwheels were also hand pieced

Brenda's August watermelon

Jenny's July red white and blue pinwheels

Jenny's August watermelon with a gingham tablecloth and cross-stitched seeds


Anne's July tabletop made of four blocks sewn together 

Anne's August watermelon using tula pink and Elizabeth Hartman fabric for the rind


Kim's August watermelon

Show and tell:

Ken will be teaching a class in Arizona. The quilt design is Crown and Anchor by designer Doug Leko. The fabric will be from the Tim Holtz line. The background is created using ten different blacks!

Jenny – Made mostly with fabric from her stash, the quilt is going to a relative in San Diego who wanted something monochromatic with ocean blues. This was quilted by Kelly.

Jenny's chosen artist for the Art Inspired challenge is Yayoi Katsuma, a contemporary Japanese artist.

Anne – Art Inspiration Challenge 

The first photo is Anne's block with the inspiration art, Farbige Staffelung by Spohie Taeuber-Arp pictured below.


For Show and Tell Linda Del also showed small baskets that she embroidered on her machine and Pat showed fabric she painted with Speedball ink as well as a wool bee pin cushion.