Monday, July 22, 2013

July Show n' Tell

Get ready for a picture bonanza, lots of great finishes this month!  A big thanks to Missy for being photographer!

Kathleen's quilt in which her husband picked out the colors!

Cindy shared a disappearing 9-patch.

Denise shared a finished Habitat challenge quilt....gave to Kelly for her foster children charity.  

 Tracy shared an appliqued wall hanging.

Bonne shared a “quilt as you go” table topper—she likes to try something new. She also showed us a quilt using the “Sidelights” pattern, and a transition quilt.

  Jennifer shared her “bee” quilt top from last year; she asked for help deciding on the back.

Susan showed us Phyllis’s quilt that she quilted, and  baby quilt that she made for a co-worker along with a onesie, baby hat, and sweatshirt. She couldn’t find any fabric that she liked for the baby clothes, so she bought a sweatshirt in the men’s department that she cut up. Pretty clever!

 Missy shared a baby quilt that she made for a co-worker.

Diane’s young granddaughter modeled a dress.  Adorable!  

Diane also shared a baby quilt for her niece using HST to create a zig zag pattern.

July Red White Blue swap!   Those churn dashes are itty bitty!

Tracy's bee block for July!

See you in August!  

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 10, 2013 EMQG Meeting Notes

Diane was the meeting presenter.

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


We had four new faces at our meeting:

Cindy lives in Marcola. She has been quilting for years and years.
Shawna from Jean Marie's Fabrics; has access to fabric!  
Madyson recently moved to Eugene; she heard about EMQG from Piece by Piece.
Deanna moved back to Eugene.


The July swap was red, white & blue.

The August swap is needle cases.


Nelda, the Textile Coordinator at the Lane County Fair, brought packets for the people that volunteered to help with the Fair.

Parking signs – Wanda warned us that the City of Springfield has put up parking signs, and has contracted out parking enforcement. Effective around the first of September, they will enforce 2 hour parking. As they get more information, they will pass it along.

Our August meeting will be held outdoors at Friendly Park in Eugene (2721 Monroe St.). It will be a potluck meeting; sweet or savory; families are welcome to come; bring a blanket or a chair.

September meeting – please contact Kelly, our Glorious Organizer, if you have any ideas for our September meeting.


Most of our meeting was focused on whether or not we should officially join The Modern Quilt Guild. The discussion was led by Denise and Kelly.

Our deadline to join is by the end of the year. If we decide not to join we have to change the name of our guild. It could be something like, “The Modern Quilters of Eugene.”

Fortunately, people have the option to join as individuals, or as a group.

Our discussion focused on the requirements for joining, the benefits, and the reasons not to join.

If we join the MQG we’d be required to pay dues based on the number of people in our group. We’d also have to do the paperwork to register as a non-profit group, have by-laws, officers, a tax ID number, maintain a bank account, and file annual statements.

Some of the benefits of joining are:  discounts, early bird registration for events, permission to use the MQG logo, access to leader materials, participate in challenges, a blog button.
Some of the reasons for not joining were:
It will cost money to join. We’d have to charge membership dues, or have a fundraiser.

Will anyone volunteer for the new positions, such as treasurer?

People like our informal format. Many people are members of, or have belonged to, more formally organized groups.

Many of our members are very prolific quilters, others are not. Would the less active members still be welcome if we joined the MQG?

We took an informal vote to see how many people were interested in joining. One person was in favor, but the majority were not, and quite a few were still undecided and would like to hear more information from other Modern Quilt Guild's. 

We’d like to have more discussion at our next meeting. We’d like to sit down with Jessica and Jenny to draft/discuss possible by-laws.


July is Tracy’s bee month.

Upcoming Events

July 13, 2013  Sister’s Quilt Show

July 24-28  Lane County Fair

Thanks Karen for great note taking, we really appreciate it!

Stay tuned for the Show and Tell post with pictures. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Trippin scrappy style! Rehash to get you in the mood for Wednesday...

June was a scrappy trip sew party... Kelly brought in many of her "trips" she has made and each was unique and a FABULOUS way to bust the scraps!

Here is a process shot of the assembly of my first block... once you figure out that first one-- (how ever long it takes!) you are golden! Lillian and I both made a few-- we weren't too chatty-- I promise! ;)

By the end of the night our "Little Green House" group finished 12 and they are SO fun to play with!

Thanks Kelly for a fun night!  If anyone else has a little tute to share, or a desire to lead a mini workshop talk to Kelly... we'll get you on the calendar.  If you want to be a part of the "Little Green House" crew (LGH crew-- representin'!)... see you Wednesday!  Hand sewing projects are welcome too!


(next month... the update will be even more prompt!  i.e. i won't lose the pics in my iPhoto app!)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sew Night

Sew Night


McNail-Riley House

601 E. 13th in Eugene
6:30-8:30 pm

Bring your sewing supplies and a project to work on.  

We will provide irons/boards & a cutting mat.   

Bring a snack to share if you would like.  

Parking is limited with 5 spots beside the house and more across the street in the fairgrounds lot. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Membership information for joining the MQG

Greetings!  Below are some links to information regarding joining the Modern Quilt Guild officially...
Give it a read and think of some questions and we can discuss it during Wednesday's Meeting.

Membership packet info

poke around the MQG website (Agnes' quilt is on the front page!)


Monday, July 1, 2013

PNW MQG Meetup August 15-18

Hi there!
The signups are live on the PMQG web site.  From the PMQG:

"We hope you will join us this summer for the 2nd annual PNW MQG meet up 
August 15th-18th, 2013
in Portland, Oregon

the cost is just $20 until July 14th (and $25 after that)

There are 9 participating MQGs

Here is what we have planned: 
(last revised 6/19/13  *subject to change - check our Meet up page for current info)
Thursday, August 15th, 7 - 9pm
Annual PMQG Picnic Meeting at Laurelhurst Park

Friday, August 16th
Mini Classes @ Modern Domestic 12:30 - 5:30
Kick-off Party @ Modern Domestic 6:00 - 8:00

10 - 6pm Charity Sew @ Modern Domestic
9 - 9pm Open Sew @ Fabric Depot
Dinner option tba

Brunch option tba

More Details:
  • Hotel: Red Lion Inn at the Convention Center Hospitality Suite hosted by Just Quilting & Bolt Fabric Boutique
  • Sewmobile shuttle service available all day on Saturday between Hotel, Modern Domestic and Fabric Depot.
  • Sewing Machines available to use for Fabric Depot from Montevilla Sewing Center Annex
  • Shop Hop!
Special Thanks to our Sponsors
In Kind
Doesn't it sound like fun?!  I signed up today!

I am sending an additional email out to everyone who expressed interest in the meetup at the June meeting.  At this time there is no lodging arranged other than what the Portland guild has set aside at the Red Lion hotel.  I did notice on the online registration that there is a space to note if you are interested in a guest room at some one's house or camping.  Depending on the amount of people interested and their commitment level, we could look in to renting a place through VRBO or another rental site.  Things will fall in to place as we figure out who is coming.  Hope you can make it!


A bit of business:

We are in search of a person or group of people to be the sew day hosts until Jan. 2014.  It is a fun job.  Your responsibilities are:  talking with someone at Our Sewing Room to get the 4th Saturday on the calendar, and then showing up on the designates Saturday to sew, be friendly, and collect the monies of the people sewing with the EMQG.  The normal hours that we sew on Saturdays are 10-5, you do not need to stay for the whole time and could even chose a proxy if something comes up.  Please consider taking over this job ASAP.  Thanks!