Friday, May 23, 2014

EMQG Meeting notes: May 14, 2014

EMQG Meeting notes: May 14, 2014 
Greeting:  Phylis
Minutes:  Missy
Photographer:  Shawna

Blocks turned in for Jessica were beautiful!
May Bee:  Daisy:  9 patch + blocks

Jennifer gave a BIG THANK  YOU to the board members, and especially to Madyson for working on the Bylaws for the EMQG to join the National Modern Quilt Guild (MQG).  Madyson and Jennifer also signed up with the state of Oregon for non-profit status, opened an account at Pacific Continental Bank and set up a post office box for the EMQG.

Jessica made the motion to accept the Bylaws.
Katie S. seconded the motion.
Voting commenced and it was passed that the EMQG would join the MQG effective 5/21/2014.  Cheering and dancing occurred!

Dues of $20 were requested by the June 2014 guild meeting of all persons wishing to join the EMQG.  Members who had already paid for individual memberships in MQG for this year were informed that they did not need to pay this year. 

Membership will be renewed each year and the MQG fiscal year runs January 1 through December 31.

Lillian has resigned from the position of treasurer.  Jennifer nominated Madyson for the position.  There were no other nominations or volunteers.
Missy made the motion to vote Madyson into office as treasurer.
Phylis seconded it. Voting commenced and Madyson was voted in as treasurer.

Karen spoke about the EMQG table at the Coburg Quilt Show.
We will be raffling off the Urban Chicken Quilt to help raise funds for the guild.  Shawna has offered to donate the batting, Madyson offered to donate the backing fabric, Denise W. has offered to quilt it and Jessica offered to bind it.  Yeah team!

Daisy spoke about graphic impact and how to maximize your “wow”.  People tend to scan an object starting in the top left corner and move diagonally down to the bottom right corner, so placing items of biggest impact/show are best placed along this line.  Also, dividing a top into sections such as into a 9-patch configuration and placing your impact pieces at the cross sections of the lines.  She also suggested when quilting in sections to make sure to avoid these areas when piecing seams so to not draw the eye to these joints. 
“Modern” is thought of as using negative space, allowing open spaces for more fancy quilting stitches.

This month’s swap was a potholder.  We had 13 participants who made some wonderful potholders, all different shapes and designs!  Good job members!!!

SHOW and TELL:  what creative talent we have!

Kelly:  She shared a green themed quilt made from extra blocks for the Urban Chicken quilt.

Janice:  Beautiful quilt in autumn colors with ½ square triangles.

Linda:  She showed a rug she made from strips of fabric with individual batting and the scraps were sewn together and zigzagged to make the rug. She is willing to do a presentation on this technique!!!

Julie:  Presented a green and yellow “disappearing 9 patch”. 

Denise:  a strip quilt she made for her mother.

Lillian:  Showed her civil war reproduction fabrics quilt, beautiful!

Nela:  Showed a small quilt using cute fabric with foxes…and ½ square triangles.
She also had a quilt with stars and flying geese.

Virginia:  Kapow pattern table topper using green, yellow and orange colors.

Justine:  She told a story about a small girl she works with in the smart reader program and felt her grandmother needed a quilt due to her commitment of taking good care of this girl…so she made a red poppies windowpane quilt.  Inspiring!

Madyson:  Shared a baby quilt with a zoo/giraffe theme.

Shawna:  Loves the Portland bridges and found some
great fabric with them represented, so she showed us her “keeper” quilt. 

Jenny:  She shared a blue/green Cynthia Bruntz quilt along she made.

Katie:  shared some potholder “puppets” she made.  Also she had her mother in law in town and helped her make her first quilt in black, yellow and gray colors, and got her hooked on quilting!  She also shared a Kaffe floral quilt she made. 

Phylis: She finished her Toes In The Sand quilt and it turned out fantastic!  Beautiful!