Monday, November 18, 2013

Show 'n Tell

We had a full house for our new location...the excitement of the group was wonderful!
A few Urban Chicken blocks came in -
deadline is 12/11/13 so there is still time to make one.

November brown bag swap was potholders, just in time for the holidays.

Pat gave a wonderful talk on handmade postcards, thanks Pat! 
Here are the instructions.


Jessica brought back some fun door prizes from Quilt Market.


Kathleen – pillow and table runner  Our queen of paper piecing!

Kelly - Showed us that all reds do go together!
Kim – St. Louis 16 patch...have you caught this craze yet?  

An improv "stick" quilt for a friend to represent all the sticks he threw for his dog. 


Pat – a “green & pink” quilt from her stash. 

A wonderful table runner made using the Squedge ruler...oh and her "whizzy whacker"! 

Phyllis – infinity scarf.  A great and quick scarf.  She took the class at Piece by Piece.

Denise  used a “Quick Curve” ruler; Urban Tiles pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful.

Linda – a quilt to wrap around your shoulder for a sick friend; a holiday panel; a snowflake table topper

Katie – Halloween quilt all from her stash of; baby quilt


Tracy - Showed us a gorgeous scrappy Steampunk quilt, which she quilted and then appliqued on the center circles.  

Also a darling “tumble” quilt.   Both of these are hanging on the wall at Piece by Piece if you would like a closer look!


Sew Opportunities

It is coming up to crunch time on those holiday projects and the way the calendar falls this month we have 2 opportunities to sew this week!

Wednesday night 11/20 we have McNail Riley house available from 6:30 to 8:30.   Bring whatever sewing supplies you need.  There is room for 14 sewing machines to plug in.  Perfect opportunity to bring some hand sewing and just enjoy the company!  Snacks are always welcome and there is a kitchen - we just have to take our trash home with us.

Saturday all day 11/23 sew day at Our Sewing Room 10:00 to 5:00.  They supply us with all we need, which is so wonderful.  Bring your own machine if you would prefer.  Snacks are welcome there too along with some fun restaurants for lunch breaks. Come all day or just for a little bit. 

So wow 2 sewing opportunities this week!  Yay!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

November Minutes


November 13, 2013 EMQG Meeting Notes


Presenters:  Phyllis and Diane

Minutes:  Karen


The November swap was a potholder.

The December swap is holiday, or a holiday ornament.


Kelly and Jessica presented some information about joining the Modern Quilt Guild. We discussed the paperwork and financial requirements, as well as the additional structure it would add to our guild. One possible obstacle is getting people to volunteer to fill the positions needed to run our guild. It was suggested that perhaps two people could share a position.

It will cost about $15 a year, per member to join.



Discounts on events and activities

Resource: Information available on MQG’s website for members, such as forums, tutorials, challenges, swaps, shows & juried shows, opportunities to get on committees, an opportunity to combine new technology with quilting, access to teachers, a framework for leadership


We voted on whether or not to join, and the results:

YES:  27  Whoo hoo!

undecided:  2

no:  1


Next month we need to vote on new officers. The positions or titles may have to change once we officially join the MQG.


Several people mentioned that serving on the guild was a growing opportunity for them, and would like to see more people take advantage of the opportunity to volunteer for a position in 2014. Be prepared to volunteer!


We’re going to need:


Presenter (aka President)

Program director (aka Glorious Organizer)

Blogger/Web site


Take minutes

Swap organizer

Bee organizer

Think about what you might like to do from the list above and leave a comment.  Madyson and Shawna were eager to team up for the blogger/web site position (thanks ladies!!).  Who else is willing to step up?


November is Phyllis’s bee month.


Show and Tell  (picture post to come)

Pat gave a demonstration on making postcards. She was inspired by the postcard display at the Sister’s Quilt Show, which inspired a swap for our group.

Post card demo file

If you’re participating in the next swap, you must MAIL a postcard to your recipient BEFORE our December meeting. (We exchanged names & addresses at our meeting)


Sew Day
November 23 at Our Sewing Room in Springfield


Upcoming Events
We’d like to make our December meeting a holiday or end-of-year party. Please bring refreshments.

Strip party for our December meeting. Bring 3 strips (or a group of 3 strips) to our meeting. The strips should be 2 ½” by WOF. We’ll play a dice game using the strips. This is an opportunity to get rid of some unwanted (ugly) fabric that’s taking up space in your stash.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pattern for Sale

Have you all received the most recent newsletter from MQG. 

Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild has come up with a brilliant plan to raise money for their guild!

See their blog post here and purchase the pattern here

Monday, November 11, 2013


Meeting Wednesday night, same time, different place! 

Remember we are now meeting at McNail Riley House
 6:30 for meet & green, 7:00 meeting starts.
601 W 13th, Eugene, across from the fairgrounds.  Corner of Jefferson and 13th.

Parking is available across the street in the fairgrounds lot and some street side parking.  There are 5 slots in the parking lot of the Lincoln School Condos that are marked for those who help with set up and are disabled. 

On the agenda for Wednesday night:

 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, blogger).

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

Long-term goals:

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.