Monday, October 8, 2012

September 19th—Summer Season Sendoff

** Edit**  October swap is Spooky things....November is LEFTOVERS **

September  19th—Summer Season Sendoff

 We met at Monroe Park in Eugene on 28th and Friendly.  Lots of desserts and savory eats for us and our families to enjoy.

Snack time!

We took a moment to introduce ourselves and our families.  A special welcome to Jenny’s partner, Virginia’s husband, Wanda’s son, and Jessica’s husband, daughter, and two sons!


1.      Karen suggested a fabric swap.  We fine-tuned the idea.

·         Swap in January

·         Bring enough fabric to share a piece (5.5 x 5.5 charm size) with each person participating

·         Challenge Quilt (details to be worked out in future meetings)

2.      Wanda announced an EMQG Retreat at OUR SEWINGROOM (OSR). 

·         Saturday, October 27, 9 am to 9 pm

·         Sunday, October 28, 9 am to 5 pm

·         $10 (or $5 for one day) PAID IN ADVANCE TO WANDA by OCTOBER 17 Meeting. 

·         Wanda’s cell 541-954-7555 or email (

3.      October 17th Meeting is at OSR on 5th and Main.  PLEASE BRING $1 FOR OSR’s MEETING JAR. Deanna will provide a tutorial on Hardinger.   Swap for October is Spooky things!
4.      November Meeting.  Wanda provides a tutorial on hand quilting.   Move meeting to the 14th & use ORS as our meeting place!  Swap theme is ‘LEFTOVERS’ for NOVEMBER.

5.      December Meeting. Lela provides a tutorial on Appalachian Quilts.

6.      Jenny is looking for another participant to attend QuiltCon in Texas.  Appears there are a number of EMQG members planning on attending the event.


Lillian added a twist to her swap item—it’s a block to be added to in November (and again in December).  Should be fun to see.

Cider rules the swaps!


Nelda showed her quilt.  It was a Mystery Quilt that her sister designed.  She sent instructions periodically and Nelda followed them, never knowing in advance what she was making. 
Nelda's mystery quilt

Karen shared the ‘hat’ her sister made.  Karen wore it to her daughter’s wedding.  She also noted that Nancy gave her a great tip for matching sashing—something Karen was having trouble with on a quilt she was making for her daughter’s wedding.

Facinating Karen and her MOTB Facinator!

Beautiful quilt!  What a special wedding present!

Vintage circus wedding quilt for Karen's daughter.

 Wanda shared a quilt she made using the Brioche & Baguette pattern that she modified.  She noted that our EMQG member Denise custom machine quilted it.
Wanda's South Eugene Auction quilt

Wanda also shared her adorable spider!

Wanda's Spider

Jenny shared a wall hanging she made while taking a class from Kelly at Piece by Piece.  The class teaches a technique by Jean Wells.    Lovely work Jenny!
Jenny's fun improv finish

 Jenn has been loving making some little hexies!  Such a fun hand project!

Jen has been loving the tiny hexies  

 A few more "banner blocks" trickling in...remember our October meeting is when they are due!  So if you have not made at least one, you have until the 17th.  It would be really wonderful if each of you could make at least 1 so we can all have a hand in making a wonderful banner to hang up at our meetings.

6" banner blocks!  Keep them coming!