Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Show and Tell

Someone has been playing with hexies! 

Bee blocks

Kim --- Bee coordinator & her latest (below)

Kim's Latest

Kelly, our Glorious Organizer, organized an Oldest/Newest show and tell. It was an interesting show and tell.

Lynda shared a new quilt, Sidelights pattern

Linda's oldest front

Lynda's oldest front and back

Linda's oldest back

Nelda's latest and oldest

Nelda brought a quilt she made in the 1990s

Kathleen's Oldest and latest

Kathleen -- Newest in Gold & oldest made in 2005 when she started quilting (greens & purples)

Jessica's latest 3

Jessica's latest

Jessica's latest 2

Jessica brought a quilt from 1995 or so that she started hand quilting; after about 3 1/2 blocks, she decided to finish it by tying it; she also shared a St. Louis 15 or 19 patch; Mardi Gras; and a jelly roll race.  

Jessica's oldest

Ann's latest

Anne's -- latest & oldest

Ann's oldest

Sheila's latest

Sheila -- her latest

Sheila's latest 2

Sheila has been quilting forever; she shared a hand quilted project from the 1980s (below); she has a blog “license to quilt,” where you can find a free pattern for a table runner

Sheila's oldest

Deanna's oldest!!

Deanna's latest 2

Deanna shared a potholder she made in high school (bright green above); she had no sewing experience at that time; she also shared a new disappearing 9-patch (below), her “Simon” quilt (yellow & black)

Deanna's latest

Jenny's oldest

Jenny's oldest detail

Jenny brought in a Dresden plate quilt made with scraps from her mother; it was quilted by hand and took years; her modern project was from an online blog (A Bee in my Bonnet) that posted directions for rows every two weeks

Jenny's latest front

The back...adorable bee!

Jenny's latest back

Karen's latest

Karen -- Newest and Oldest

Karen's oldest

Nancy's Latest

Nancy -- Newest and Oldest

Nancy's oldest 

Virginia's latest

Virginia has been quilting for four years, she shared her first quilt (above) and a new project using pastels, which was something new for her as she usually chooses bright colors

Virginia's oldest

Wanda's latest

Wanda shared her “Honeymoon” quilt which is a wedding gift, and her quilt using “little black dress” fabrics plus other fabrics from her stash.

The gorgeous quilting shows up on the back. 

Wanda's latest back

Kelly's oldest

Kelly -- oldest

Kelly shared her first quilt she made in high school that she hand quilted

Kelly-- latest (above & below)

Phyllis' latest

Phyllis shared the quilt she made in our 2012 bee -- bee-utiful!

Whew, that is a lot of creativity ladies!  Well done!

Monday, June 24, 2013

June Meeting Notes

June 12, 2013 EMQG Meeting Notes

Phyllis was the meeting presenter. She welcomed three new attendees: Bonne, Susan, and Anna.

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


Nelda is our Swap organizer. The Swap items for the upcoming month are posted on our blog.

The June swap was a mug rug.

The July swap is red, white & blue.

Kelly is demonstrating 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 EMGQ blog, or contact Kelly. Bring your sewing machine and fabric (6 strips, 2 1/2” by 22”.

Nelda is the Lane County Fair Textile Coordinator. June 28 is the deadline for entries. July 15 is the date to bring in your items.

Jessica shared some information regarding the Portland Modern Quilt Guild. They are planning a meet-up in Portland. The PMQG is hosting the event August 15-18.  Last year it was held in Seattle. Talk to Jessica if you’re interested in attending, or helping her organize the logistics.

The schedule: 
  • Thursday is optional
  • Friday – workshops and demonstrations at Modern Domestic from 9am-4pm; there will also be a swap at Modern Domestic
  • Saturday – open sew at Fabric Depot from 9am-9pm (bring your sewing machine), a Charity Sew quilt at Modern Domestic (tentative); dinner Saturday night
  • Sunday – shop hop and open studios; the cost is around $18 for sew days, etc.

More information will be coming soon, check our blog for updates.

July EMQG meeting – come prepared to discuss whether or not we want to join the Modern Quilt Guild. Information has been posted online, so do some reading ahead of time.


Kim is our Bee coordinator. Some Bee participants had to drop out, but fortunately several new people have joined.

Upcoming Events
June 22 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 10, 2013, EMQG meeting

July 13, 2013  Sister’s Quilt Show

July 24-28  Lane County Fair

Monday, June 17, 2013

Scrappy Trip Sew Along

This is the week!

Packing up @xxnicke's and my April #healcircle blocks for mailing!

(image from Flickr)

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

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June is here! Mug Rug Swap and the oldest/newest show!!

Greetings Friends!
It is that time again!! We are meeting next week (6/12).  We are doing a oldest/newest show... this means YOU need to bring your oldest quilt (made by you!) and your newest one.  It will be so fun to see if and how our own styles have changed (I know mine have.)
In addition we will be having a mug rug swap and I (Jessica) have an announcement regarding the PNW MQG meet-up coming up Aug 15-18. For advance info check this out.  PMQG is hosting and they have a survey on their blog and we have been discussing on Facebook.  So far I am the contact for this event in Eugene, if anyone else is interested in helping (having an opinion, figuring out details etc) let me know, the more the merrier.  I will be doing a head count for interested individuals next week so give it some thought.
Now, the question is what new quilt to bring..... hmmmmm.