Saturday, April 16, 2011

Minutes April 13, 2011

EMQG Minutes – April 13, 2011

EMQG Quilt Show:
Grow as a person and a quilter! Mary Jo at the Our Sewing Room has offered to hang our Guild’s quilts in the studio. During the EMQG Sew Day on May 28, we are invited to hang a quilt that you are willing to leave on display for about three months. (If you are not willing to commit to this amount of time, let Jessica know as there is some flexibility.) We discussed a Viewing Soiree for the following Thursday, June 2, invited friends and family to a reception to celebrate our creativity. We could bring refreshments to share. Other future options for quilt display could be the Eugene Library or the Springfield Library.

Preparing for Hanging: Jessica will check to see how our quilts need to be prepared for hanging at Our Sewing Room. May’s meeting will feature tips and options for preparing your quilt with a sleeve or other hanging technique.

Solid Challenge: Challenge participants received a Robert Kaufmann “Brights” Solids pack. Instructions for the challenge are on the EMQG blog:

You may piece just the top if you are unable to finish the quilt project. Due date is our July 13 EMQG meeting.

April Sew Day: Due to Easter Weekend our sewing Saturday has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 30. A reminder that there is a monthly calendar tab on the EMQG blog that has all our scheduled activities including Sew Nights and Sew Days.

Computer Tutorials: Jessica will be bringing her computer to all Sew Days and Sew Nights for anyone who would care to review how to navigate the EMQG blog or Flickr or other sites that are referenced at our meetings.

Monthly Swap: This month we swapped charms – cute covered buttons, fabric whimsies, beads, metal charms and created dangles. Thanks to everyone who participated. It will be fun to see our creations from these treasures. Next Month’s Swap will be pouches – small fabric bags with a zipper or some type of closure. Ideas for future Swaps include Totes and Aprons.

Fabric Sale: This Saturday, April 16 starting at 9am, there will be a fabric “garage” sale at Our Sewing Room. Fifteen vendors will be offering fabric and notions for sale. One sales table has goods being sold from a recently deceased quilter who asked that her stash be sold to help offset the cost of her funeral.

Upcoming Events: Quilter’s Safari Shop Hop – April 22 – May 1
Pioneer Quilters have a show at the Lane Co. Fairgrounds April 9-17

Cindy’s Challenge: Cindy has offered up a challenge for a Fence Rail quilt. Due date is our meeting on June. 8.

Show and Tell and other fun news: Several people shared recent quilts, blocks and projects. We learned about Spoon Flower a site to upload your original art to be turned into printed fabric. Our very own Jessica is published! See her two two projects with directions in the current edition of “101 Patchwork Projects” magazine. Congratulations!

We talked about printing EMQG business cards to hand out and have available at various quilt stores or other businesses were like minded folks frequent. Several people offered to donate to help offset this cost. And remember that there is a printable flyer on the EMQG website.

Next meeting is Wednesday, May 11. Our May Sew Night is Thur., May 5 and our meeting is Wed., May 11.

Minutes taken and submitted by Laurie (Thanks!! you were SO fast!)
Posted later than desired by Jessica (sorry, technology sometimes is not my friend.)