Thursday, April 10, 2014

March Minutes

EMQG Meeting notes:  March 12, 2014

Presenter:  Phylis Porter

Welcome greeting by Jennifer Fogerty-Gibson

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. 


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

Phylis Porter:  apron; baby quilt featuring giraffes; Bee quilt 2013

Justine Heavilon:  shared the tool Gypsy Quilter, which can be used to help stabilize fabric for free motion quilting