Thursday, May 23, 2013

Reminder - SEW Day

Saturday, May 25 from 10:00-5:00
at Our Sewing Room, Springfield
Cost is $5

Friday, May 17, 2013

Lillian with some of the bee blocks. 

Wanda demo with Accuquilt Studio Cutter

May Swap

Charlene bee block for May

Our presenters for the evening

Show n' Tell


Ruby Stack & Whack


Sharon   Shadow Play


Thanks to Missy & Nelda for their photography skills!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 8 Meeting Notes

May 8, 2013 EMQG Meeting Notes
Crystal and Jenny were the presenters at our May meeting.

Reminder:  Please donate $1 to OSR for attending the meeting.

The May swap was a Mothers day theme, or something pastel.

The June swap is a mug rug.

Kelly is offering to teach us how to make a Scrappy Trip Around the World block on June 19 at the McNail Riley House from 6:30-8:30pm. Information is posted on the EMQG blog, or contact Kelly.

Nelda is the Lane County Fair Textile Coordinator. The fair runs from June 24-28.
She is looking for volunteers to assist with setup, etc. around July 17-20. She’d also like volunteers to provide demonstrations. Volunteers will receive a free pass to the fair. Entries are now open if you’d like to enter a project in the fair.

Sharon reminded us that the CoburgQuilt Show is July 27. She encouraged us to enter a quilt in the show.

Jessica posted some information on our blog regarding the Portland Modern Quilt Guild. They invited us to their meeting because they’re having a special guest speaker, Jacquie Gering.

Charlene handed out her fabric packets for the bee.

Wanda gave us a demonstration of the Accuquilt Studio cutter available at Our Sewing Room. They currently have two dies. One die cuts 2 1/2” strips, the other die makes five blocks of varying sizes. Wanda showed us a quilt that she made using the 5-block die.

It costs $5 to use the cutter for an hour. What a bargain and timesaver.

Wanda recommends pressing your fabric before running it through the cutter. She also trimmed her fabric (fat quarters I think) down to approximately 14”. You can use about nine layers of fabric at a time. If you use too many, it may not cut completely through all of the layers.

OSR plans to add more dies in the near future. They will also have an adapter so that you can bring in dies from other brands of die cutting machines to use on the Studio cutter.

Show and Tell
Nelda shared a table runner; Ruby showed us a quilt that was her first stack-and-whack; Sharon made a quilt for her granddaughter using the Shadow Play pattern; Missy showed us a quilt that she made for her niece.  

Note From Wanda

Wanda appreciated Deanna's help in the set up of furniture before the meeting. She was totally surprised and pleased that while her back was turned all the tables and chairs were back in their place. Many thanks to Deanna and the rest of you!

Upcoming Events
May 25  EMQG Sew Day at Our Sewing Room in Springfield. Cost $5. Punch cards are available (the cost is $20 for $25 worth of sewing time). When you fill up your punch card, put it in the drawing for a chance to win sew time.

July 13, 2013  Sister’s Quilt Show

July 24-28  Lane County Fair

Thanks Karen for your great wrap up of the meeting!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Local upcoming events

Lane County Fair textile submissions start  May 1 and close June 28, 2013.

Our own Nelda is the textile coordinator at the fair this year.  

Nelda also is looking for volunteers & some people to do demonstrations during the fair.  

Interested?   Questions? 

Contact Nelda

Also...more fun to be had...

(image from Google Images)

Kelly is offering to teach us EMQGuilders how to make a 
Scrappy Trip Around the World block!

June 19 at the McNail-Riley House
601 E. 13th in Eugene
6:30-8:30 pm

See this tutorial at Quiltville blog

You will need:  Sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, seam ripper (A MUST), rotary cutter and ruler.   Of course your fabric...a minimum of 6 2-1/2 inch strips to make 1 block, more if you want to be ambitious and make more blocks.   

OSR has their new Studio Go! to cut the strips for you, so give that a Go!

Kelly will supply: Cutting mats, iron and ironing board. 

Interested?  Questions?

Contact Kelly

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Meeting TOMORROW, May 8!

Hi all,
Apparently I have been out in the sun a bit too much this week... I forgot that THIS Wednesday is the our monthly meeting for May (I thought it was next week ZOINKS!)

This month Wanda is doing a demo of the AWESOME Studio GO! cutter.  Alice and I tried it out last week and it made short work of a stack of fabric-- I am now awash in 2.5" strips! Scrappy trip along anyone? And it was easy enough for a 3 AND A HALF year old to crank 10 layers of fabric through.

Our swap is Mother's Day, pastels.

Again, I apologize for not reading the calendar right, the second Wednesday (chat at 6:30 and meeting starts at 7:00) totally snuck up on me.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Events up NORTH!

Shameless quilt spam of a quilt I rescued last week for $30!!
I received the most wonderful invite from the PMQG's president Michelle.  She wrote:
"We have a few things going on that I wanted to tell you about:
PMQG stuff:
Our next meeting is Thursday, May 16th and you probably know that Quilt Market is in town that weekend. We have Jacquie Gering speaking (!!!) and Alissa Haight Carlton is also speaking about MQG membership. If you or any of your guild members would be interested in joining us please let me know. We have limited space, but I wanted to extend an invite, since it is a great opportunity to ask Alissa questions about membership. 

We are also co-hosting a meet and greet Friday, May 17th at Modern Domestic. This is open to anyone and should be alot of fun. Then on Saturday, May 18th there is a MQG party at the Convention Center, which I believe is also open to anyone. Lots of stuff happening that weekend!

And (there is more!) we are co-hosting three classes at Modern Domestic. There is still space left in the class with Carolyn Friedlander on Monday May 20th. Here is the link

June Classes
We teamed up with PNCA to bring two weekend workshops to Portland June 29-30. They have extended a class discount ($100 off either of these classes) to ANY member of a MQG (this has nothing to do with MQG membership, just if you are part of a guild somewhere). We have a class with Cherri House and another with Eliza Fernand. Here are the links for members only. The regular website will have the more expensive classes.

The links for PMQG members to sign up for the workshops are live!

Save the date!
PNW Meet up Friday August 16th - 18th (Our guild meeting in on Thursday Aug 15th if anyone wants to come to that too)
We are hosing a fun weekend in Portland. Last year Seattle hosted this event with us and the Vancouver MQG. We are extending the invitations this year to you, Corvallis, Frasier Valley and Seattle and Vancouver again.

Thats it for now. Looking forward to connecting!
Workshops at PNCA are really fun... if you are at all interested this is a great price and a worthwhile experience.  I am going to connect with the PMQG and investigate the PNW meetup-- it is going to be really fun.  Email me (Jessica) if you are at all interested (and your level of interest) so I can begin to figure out logistics and things.

Have a Beautiful weekend!