Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sew Day, Sew Day

Saturday 10/26
Our Sewing Room
Hope to see you there!!


Make sure you get a parking permit from OSR to park in the bank lot across the street. 
Any questions, leave a comment.   

Friday, October 18, 2013

October Show N Tell ... BOO!

Hello to October!

October Swap -- Monster Mash

Nancy shared a modern Halloween quilt.

and her itty bitty hexy flowers
Nelda's cat blocks from September bee are still trickling in.

Sherry made a string quilt on a foundation.


Pat shared a pumpkin quilt, postcards, and a fabric bowl she made at a class at the Hood River quilt show.


Jessica made a pillow.


Susan made a bag using “pet screen.” She also shared some fabrics she brought back from Africa.

Diana shared a pillow using a Jaybird Quilts pattern, and a stack-the-deck Halloween quilt top.

Linda made a fall wall hanging.

Susan made two handbags. She used Madrona Road scraps. For one of the bags she repurposed her daughter’s leather belt for the strap.

Kelly shared her experience making the Urban Chicken block...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Minutes

October 9, 2013 EMQG Meeting Notes


Presenters:  Diane and Kim

Reminder:  Please put at least $1 in the basket for Our Sewing Room.

Minutes:  Karen



The October swap was monster mash.

 The November swap is a potholder.



The McNail Riley House is now available on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, so we voted to move our monthly meetings to that location beginning in November.

The McNail Riley House is located on the corner of 13th & Jefferson. There are a few parking spots designated for the McNail Riley House. Please save those for loading/unloading only, and for people that have mobility issues. There is plenty of free parking in the fairgrounds lot across the street.

We have some important issues to discuss at our November and December meetings. Please try to attend.

Upcoming discussion items:

1.   Decide on what positions we need for the next year, and who will fill them (such as president, or presenter, VP, secretary, treasurer).

2.   Decide if we should join the Modern Quilt Guild.


Kelly brought up some topics to think about for our next meeting. She would like us to make some long-term goals. On her list would be:

1.   Having an annual speaker. Sometimes they’re booked 2 years out, which would give us time to raise money. Perhaps we could join with another guild to share the expense, or tie-in with the university.

2.   An annual retreat.

3.   A library to share books.

4.   Increase membership.

5.   Have an annual show.


Please think about long-term goals, and bring your ideas to our next meeting for discussion.



We may once again park in he US Bank parking lot, but you must get a parking permit from OSR. They have a limited amount of parking permits, so you have to check it out, and then return it at the end of the day. If you don’t get a parking permit, you’re likely to be towed.  Keep this in mind on Sew Days!



October is Diane’s bee month.

The Bee runs from January through December. You’ll need to sign up this December for the 2014 bee. If you haven’t participated in a bee before, you should give it a try. It’s a great learning experience.



Kelly demonstrated the UrbanChicken block. The PMQG used this pattern during their meet-up charity sewing event.


Kelly is using this pattern to make a donation quilt. The link to the pattern is posted above & in our previous blog post. If you’d like to donate a block, please use blue, turquoise, green, and orange for the 3 ½” squares, and Kona white for the white. Please bring your blocks to the December meeting.


Sew Day

October 26 at OSR

Friday, October 11, 2013

Urban Chicken block-- tutorial by Design Camp

Hi all here is the link to the Urban Chicken block that we talked about last meeting and here is a link to the picture of the blocks done during the charity sew at the PNWMQG Meetup.

Stay tuned for the Minutes from October, show and tell-- Be sure to think of your BIG DREAMS for our guild (coming in November)!!