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!