Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April meeting notes

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April 10, 2013 EMQG Meeting Notes

Phyllis and Diane were the presenters at our meeting. They need a volunteer to run the May 8 meeting. [Crystal and Jenny volunteered]

Phyllis talked about a new beginning for our guild. With new leadership and more people holding positions, it gives us a chance to think about what direction we’d like to go. People of all skill levels are welcome, we want to be an inclusive group.

She introduced people that have volunteered for the new positions.

Presenters (run the meetings):  Phyllis & Diane
Webmaster: Denise
Bee coordinator:  Kim
Meeting notetaker:  Karen & Jen
Meeting Photographers: Nelda & Missy
Facebook & Swap Mosaic:  Jessica
Swap:  Nelda
Kira:  Master email list coordinator

We’re adding a 6:00pm business meeting each month before the regular meeting. Feel free to attend and bring dinner if you want. Everyone is welcome to attend.

We’re still looking for a permanent meeting place, preferably free. Once we have some possibilities, everyone will get a chance to vote on location, date, etc. For the short-term we’ll remain at Our Sewing Room. Wanda and Lela set up the chairs a little different at this meeting, and it worked out really well. We can seat more people, and see better. Volunteers are welcome to come early and help set up chairs.

If you arrive early and want to work on a project, please put some money in the money basket. The normal rate is $1/hour or $5 for all day.  

Quilt Show

2nd Friday Art Walk Springfield:  Quilts requested to hang at Our Sewing Room April 27 More Info here.   .


Phyllis also gave a quick explanation of how the swaps work. The swap item of the month is listed on the EMQG calendar on our blog. If you want to participate bring your swap item in a plain brown paper bag.

The April swap item was something recycled.

The May swap is a Mothers day theme, or something pastel.  Keep an eye out for the mosaic for ideas!


Crystal handed out her fabric packets for April.


Kelly, our Glorious Organizer, has demonstrations planned for upcoming meetings. She also brings flyers for upcoming events in our area.

In May, Wanda will demo the Studio Pro cutter available at Our Sewing Room. 

Kelly has planned an extended Show & Tell for our June meeting. She’d like everyone to bring one of their first quilts and a more recent modern quilt. If you don’t have a finished quilt, it’s okay to bring a quilt top.

Wanda works at Our Sewing Room, and recently had several gentlemen come in that needed their pants hemmed. She gave us a “demo” of trying to explain to them where to hold the measuring tape, so that she could get the proper measurement of their inseam.  

Show and Tell

We saw quilts from: Wanda (a quilt she designed for a class she is teaching), Lela, Diane shared “Harvey,” Diane, Nancy L., Nancy J., Pat, Tracy and Denise. Watch for them to be posted on in a follow up post here on the blog.

Upcoming Events

Sew Day:  April 27 at Our Sewing Room in Springfield. Cost $5  10 am - 5 pm

Pioneer Quilters and Lane County Historical Society and Museum present: “Our Quilting Family,” April 23-28, 2013. Jessica Beaudet is speaking on WED, April 24 at 12 noon about “The Modern Quilt Movement & Trunk Show.”

Quilters Safari:  April 26-May 4, 2013

Sew Day:  May 25 at Our Sewing Room in Springfield. Cost $5 10 am - 5 pm

July 13, 2013  Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show