Friday, August 24, 2012

August meeting recap


We met on the grass around the EWEB fountain.  Delightful!  Jessica started the evening with cooling treats.  Yum!

Ice cream treats! 

Kesch had a package of quick threading 80/12 needles for sewing machines.  Missy volunteered to try them and will report back. 

BEE NEWS:  Lillian handed out Jennifer’s August Bee Blocks.  Deanna collected Karen’s completed July Bee Blocks.  Gorgeous collection of blocks!

Karen's blocks based on this tute

My version of Jenn's block : )


1. Lane County Fair.  Check out the fair!  There were a number of entries from EMQG members....

Some of #eugenemodernquiltguild 's best!!! Ribbons all around!!

2. September Meeting. Save the date—September 19.  Dessert potluck at the Friendly Park (28th and Monroe)   Family and friends are invited.  SWAP COLOR is “cider”. 

3. October Meeting. October 17.  Place to be announced. SWAP COLOR/THEME is “ghoulish”.  Deanna will provide a tutorial on Hardanger.  While Deanna plans to provide fabric swatches to us to practice with, we need to bring thread and needles.

4. November Meeting. November 21.  Place to be announced.  SWAP COLOR/THEME is “leftovers”.  Wanda will provide a tutorial on hand quilting.  Wanda plans to provide swatches for us to practice with.

5. December Meeting. December 19. Place to be announced.  Lela will provide a tutorial on Appalachian quilts.

6. AUGUST SEW DAY is Saturday, August 25th at Our Sewing Room, 5th and Main in Springfield, 10am-5pm.  Hope to see you there!

7. Monroe Quilt Show. September 1-2, 12-5 at Sweet Earth Vineyard.  Check it out at

8. NW Quilting Expo. September 20-22.  Lets plan a road trip!!

9. EMQG Banner Reminder. Don’t forget to make a 6 ½” (unfinished) square.  Any color, any style. Eager to see our new banner—complements of Denise and YOU!

This is just an what you want...maybe those Farmers Wife QAL blocks that you started (ehem...) and will never finish for an entire quilt....not pointing any fingers here...hee hee
There were potholders, bags, pillowcases, and pin cushions to name a few...obviously all of us taking pix forgot to get a group shot of the swap items : (



·       Wanda started off with a lion ‘animal blankie’ designed for little fingers to explore textures while they drift off to sleep.

Wanda's Lion lovie
 She has a pattern that she is willing to share that includes an alligator and other cute animals.

·       Kim showed a baby quilt, Rose for Tennessee, and several blocks.  She tried to stay busy—our thoughts are with her as she copes with the death of her dad.

Kim's lastest baby quilt
You can do something similar with  this tutorial.  
Kim's rose blocks

Very pretty!

 ·       Missy showed her ‘grocery’ bag that she designed.  Really cool!

Missy and a purple "plastic" bag

·       Kesch  displayed her ‘solids challenge’ from a year ago.  She finally figured out how to turn her triangles into butterflies.

Look how her quilting turns the triangles into butterflies!  Love it!!

Next Kesch and her daughter Zaide showed a black/white/red quilt that young Zaide made.  The quilt was birthday present for Ketsch’s13 year-old nephew.

Kesch and a strata quilt for a 13yo boy.

·       Deanna displayed her quilt from her ‘Beginning Quilt Making’ class at Piece by Piece. It’s a wild quilt with lots of machine quilting—both walking foot AND free motion. 

Deanna's first FMQ quilt! 
·       Denise displayed a jellyroll quilt embellished with a mustache!  Cute!


Denise peeking from behind her jelly roll (self-race!) (she won!)
Virginia showed a dustbowl, Bull Durham quilt.  The colored fabrics were from seed sacks and flour sacks.  The sashing was made of Bull Durham tobacco bags.

Virginia's Tobacco pouch star quilt from the 20-30's