As you may or may not have noticed we now have a Flickr page! There is a button on top and if you click it you can view all of the photos from meetings from 2014! This is where all photos will be posted for your viewing pleasure!
There is a sign-in sheet is now available each month.
Question raised asking when our quilt guild would be officially joining the National Modern Quilt Guild…Jessica Beaudet, Shawna Haynes, Madyson John, and Phylis Porter volunteered to help create the bylaws for the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild which would allow us to join the National Modern Quilt Guild.Likely fees per person would be approximately $15/yr.
Question was raised regarding information to be placed on the EMQG blog.It was decided that information wishing to be posted should be brought to the board members who will then decide to allow/disallow it’s posting on the blog.
Pioneer Quilter’s Annual Quilt Show “The Unbroken Thread” is scheduled for April 22-27, 2014.Lois Scott is the featured quilter.
Lowell Pine Needlers will be displaying quilts at Our Sewing Room for Springfield’s Friday Art Walk.
Theresa May is a featured speaker at the EVQ meeting on March 20, 2014, 7pm.This is held at the Masonic Lodge across from Autzen stadium.
Jean Marie Fabrics is moving!110 Main St., Springfield.Official grand opening event is scheduled April 14-18, 2014.
March: Wrist pincushions.We had some really cute pincushions shared this month.Love the hedgehog!!!
Pat Johnston presented her “reverse rainbow wonky star” block.
It was requested that bee members identify themselves via a note on the block when the block is returned to the owner.
Kim Olsen presented 4 different methods for making flying geese.
SHOW AND TELL:
Kim Olsen:signature quilt; ocean waves
Pat Johnston: bag; black/white/colored scrap quilts x 2
Anne Robertson:brown/taupe quilt with circles in squares
Janice Hoffine:scrappy trip around the world; “happy scrappy”
Kesch Allen:modern baby quilt featuring elephants
Linda Delaplain:sunflower table topper hexagon shaped; sunflower table runner
Denise Nash:has been quilting on her long arm machine: red/white/blue quilt; solid cloth
We would like to introduce our April Queen Bee, Jessica Beaudet
Tell us a little bit of your quilting history and experience:
Hi, My name is Jessica. I am the grand-daughter of a quilter. I started my first quilt in the basement of my co-op house when I was 18. It was a lovely mix of corduroy, rayon, and polyester, hand-pieced and totally not square. I finally tossed it 3 years ago. It was a good move. I got involved in the quilting scene online in 2008 and did many swaps through flickr. Making many small quilts on a tight deadline really honed my construction skills and my binding has improved immensely. What does quilting means to you?
For a long time quilting was an escape from being a stay at home mom, something I did just for myself. Now it is one form of design expression for me as I explore pattern making and surface design. Why did you want to join our bee?
I love bees. I love making quilting projects with old friends and new friends and bees are a perfect way to do that.
What was the reason or thoughts behind your choice of block/design/project for the bee?
One of my favorite moments is making something in a new way and saying “OH! That’s how that works." I choose free form improv blocks for my blocks so that it pushes people to try something new that they might not otherwise try.