Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Meeting Notes & Photos

EMQG Meeting Notes 7/7/14

Greeting:  Phyliss
Minutes:  Missy
Photographer:  Shawna & Madyson


Di Barrong, founder of Bags of Love, spoke about this organization she started to help children in need.  Bags and “butterfly” blankets are made and filled with goodies for children 0-17 yrs old.  She is always looking for volunteers as well as sewers of bags and blankets.  She left flyers of her organization and patterns of the butterfly blanket to share.  
Bags of Love can be contacted:  www.bagsofloveinc.orgoffice:  541 357-4957


Jennifer: Board meeting held 6/30/14.  It was decided that sponsorship is available if:  vendors provide a 10% discount to EMQG members and/or $100 money or material is donated per calendar year.

Shawna:  Received the EMQG postcards in the mail.  They look great!  1,000 count.

Karen: Coburg Quilt Show table…set up is from 7:00 -8:45am, looking for people to help with manning the table during the time of show and tear down.  Also, still asking for items to sell, magazines, fabric, books, etc…

Nelda: Lane County Fair is coming soon!  Still in need of some volunteers to help out pre, during, post fair dates.

Linda: Suggested a picnic for our August meeting.  It was decided by members at this meeting to hold our next guild meeting at Friendly Park.  It will be a potluck, family and friends are invited.  We will not hold any business but enjoy each other’s company, have our Bee blocks, swap items and show and tell!  Make sure to bring a blanket and chair!


Shawna:  Shared that she would like a “scrappy patch”. Please use 1/4" seams and do not trim. 


Itty Bitty Magnets!  Some cute and well made “small”!!! quilted magnets!  : )


Kathy & Nelda: A green and brown quilt she started in Pennsylvania and finished in Oregon!  Also a red, white and blue table topper/wall quilt.

Jennifer:  Low volume collage she hand quilted.

Madyson: Mini quilt she received from an Instagram mini quilt swap. She also finished her large Tula100 leopard print quilt patterned after Tula Pink's city sampler book and hand stitching!  Looks great!

Linda: Kaleidoscope table runner. 

A churn dash table runner.

Kathleen:  Marbled hand dyed fabric blocks, quilted by Susan M.

Denise and Tom:  "Modern” black block detailed with beading on a green background, a green baby quilt, a giant start quilt with apricot colors and another one in green, yellow and stripes they called “Desert sun”.  Very nice quilting detail!

Susan:  A grey, black and yellow quilt in which she used fabric with a drawing that her daughter had done.  She had the fabric printed through Spoonflower.  Another quiltwhich used panels of birds, again wonderful quilting detail.

SEW-IN:  Wednesday July 16th,  6:30-8:30pm.  McNailRiley house.

SEW DAY:  Saturday July 26th,  10:00am – 4:00pm.  Our Sewing Room.

Happy Summer!!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bags of Love

At our guild meeting last night (July 9th) Di Barrong from Bags of Love came and told us about all the amazing ways they are helping our community and how we can join in to help their cause.  

If you would like to make one of these bags email us VIA the contact us box to the upper right of the screen or at and we will be happy to send you the PDF of the step by step instructions. 

The butterfly blanket instructions can be found below. If you did not get a copy of the pattern and would like one we will have one of the patterns and paper to make you a template at our sew night on 7/16.

If you would like to know how else you can help or any more about their cause you can visit their website at  A big thanks to Di and all she does for our community! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Our July Queen Bee

We would like to introduce our May Queen Bee, Shawna H.

Tell us a little bit of your quilting history and experience:

I was born into the world of sewing & quilting. I sewed my first pillow at age 2 and was hooked! My mom and dad are both avid sewists & quilters. My mom owns Jean Marie's Fabrics, a local quilt shop here in town and has since long before I was born. It is truly one of the biggest passion and aspect of my life, it is not just my hobby, it is my career. I made my first queen size quilt in middle school and have made countless quilts since then. My biggest accomplishment so far in the quilting world is my Tula100.

What does quilting mean to you? 

Quilting is an art. It is truly one of the most remarkable art forms out there. No one but fellow quilters understand what all goes into the makings of a quilt. From a simple tie quilt with yard (yes, I have quite a few of those oldie but goodies), to a paper-pieced masterpiece, I love all quilts.

Why did you want to join our bee? 

Last year I got the chance to watch others but joined in the middle of the year so I was not able to fully participate. However, it looked like so much fun. I loved getting to see what everyone came up with and all the different blocks. I really wanted to have a quilt where it wasn't just my sewing, but fellow bee members & friends coming together to make a quilt.

What was the reason or thoughts behind your choice of block/design/project for the bee?  

As most of you know I am one of the busiest people you will meet. I have so many quilts and blocks on my "one day" list, but the sad reality is I will never get to it all. A couple years ago I fell in love with Juggling Summer by Zen Chic for Moda and bought a bunch of precuts at sample spree at Quilt Market thinking I would sew them up right when I got home..... Ha! It is a quilt I have been wanting forever, but have just not been able to get to it. I spent quite some time searching for a block that would work with the precuts and the scrappy look I had in mind. I choose grey for the solid blocks so that I could later add in some more color with the sashing and borders/binding.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 9th Meeting

Hello all!

Wednesday July 9th is the meeting! 

Please bring your swap item, any bee blocks and your show and tell! Bags of Love will be presenting this month.

We hope to see you all there! 

Meeting prep/set-up at 6:30, starts at 7
@ the McNail-Riley House - 601 W. 13th in Eugene

Monday, July 7, 2014

Coburg Quilt Show Info

Information for the Coburg Quilt Show 2014

Quilt Show:  July 26 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Enter a quilt

July 14 is the deadline to submit information for the Program Guide Book. Quilts are dropped off at the Coburg Elementary School on N. Coburg Road (next to the fire station) on Sunday, July 20 from noon-3:00pm, or Monday, July 21 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. You’re allowed to list your quilt for sale during the show (there is a commission fee of 25% of your selling price).

The entry fee is $5 for the first quilt, and $2 for each additional quilt. Entry forms are available on the Coburg Quilt Show website.

Quilts are picked up Sunday, July 27 at the Coburg Elementary School from 9:00am-1:00pm

Vendor Information

Set-up starts at 7:00am. We must be set-up and ready by 8:45am.

Vendors must be present all day. Takedown does not start until 4:00pm.

The $45 vendor fee was waived because we’re a non-profit. However, we must donate an item worth $15 for the Silent Auction.

Raffle Quilt

We’re raffling an Urban Chicken Block quilt as a fundraiser. The tickets will be $1 each or six for $5.


Volunteers are needed to help set-up and take-down our booth, as well as manning the booth between 9:00am-4:00pm.

Volunteer list (tentative)

Here are the list of people that have signed up to help at our booth:

Anne R
Kathleen C
Phyliss P
Madyson J
Jennifer FG
Kelly D
Pat J
Karen M

Please confirm that you’re still available to help, and tell me what hours you’d like to work.


Donation items are needed to sell at our booth. This is a good opportunity to clean up your sewing space. We could use any quilting or sewing related items:  fabric, books, magazines, patterns, quilts, quilt tops, charm packs. Even quart-size Ziploc bags of scraps. This is a great opportunity to purge your sewing room of unloved fabrics, or unfinished projects, to make room for new fabric that you can’t live without. PLEASE BRING YOUR DONATION ITEMS TO OUR JULY 9 MEETING. If you can’t make the meeting, please contact me to make arrangements to drop off your donation items.

A big thank you to the people that have helped with the raffle quilt, and have donated items to sell.

Please contact me at 541-968-1726 or if you have any questions, or want to help.