November Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes  November 11, 2015

Presenter:  Phyliss Porter

Minutes:  Anne Robertson

Photographer:  Madyson


Sew Night and Sew Day have been cancelled for the rest of the year.


The elections for 2016 officers were held:  President is Kelly Duke, Vice President and Programs is Daisy Schrock, Secretary and Web is Malika Walker, and Swap/Bee Blocks will be shared by Phyliss Porter and Jayne Scoggin.  Thanks for stepping up and helping EMQG become better and better!


Dues for 2016 will be $25, the same as this year.  We will start collecting them at the December meeting so that we can pay the national Modern Quilt Guild dues early in January.
The December Meeting will be a fun time!  We will play the dice game again, so bring 10  6- inch squares of holiday fabrics if you want to play.  Bring a treat to share for the dessert bar.
Also, there will be the quilt raffle for the gray and turquoise modern quilt and the raffle for the Euphoria Chocolate $50 gift card – tickets can still be purchased!  All of the information will be posted on the blog.

Permission To Play Display at the Eugene Textile Center during October was a beautiful art display!  The public and staff were very appreciative and encouraging.  Thanks to Daisy Schrock and Pat Johnston for handling the project and hanging the pieces.  The pieces can be picked up from Pat.

Sampler Quilt for 2016:  Nela Barrow and Kim Olsen again presented the new block-of-the-month for next year.  Each month, a leader or team will present a 12” or 16” block using a particular skill at the meeting, as well as rounding up online tips and tutorials.  Interested
members can then make that block or another, using that “skill-of-the-month” with their own fabrics.  You can choose to make more blocks, with the extras going to the charity quilt (a color
scheme for that will be announced).  There is no participation commitment for the entire year – you can decide which months (or all!) you want to make.  The idea is that you will end up with blocks for a quilt and have stretched your skills over the year!  Bring any ideas for skills to
learn or teach to the December meeting and we will also have signups for the monthly presentations.  Remember you can join together to present as a team or present by yourself.

Nelda announced the signups for the Bee Blocks for 2016 will be continuing through December.  This program is going to be the same as this year and is separate from the new sampler quilt program (above).  Remember this is a monthly commitment for the entire year,
(although if you have to bow out later someone can usually be found to take your place).
Daisy was the Queen Bee for November and her blocks were made from bright batik solids as various sizes of a 9-patch within a large block.  The blocks turned out great!  Madyson, the December Queen Bee, passed out her packets, made from a black and white jelly roll, to make “hash-tag” blocks.  It will be fun to see the finished blocks.


November’s Swap theme was an apron or potholders, and there were some very fun creations
in a variety of styles.  Karen McClain announced the theme for December’s Swap is a
Christmas stocking or gift bag.  Get busy sewing, ladies!


Candi Smith, the new owner of Piece By Piece Fabrics, came to give us an interesting talk on
her trip to the Fall Quilt Market, as well as to reassure us the shop will remain pretty much the
same.  Quilt Market had new and exciting things with a strong presence of both the traditional
and modern.  Trends included Australian designers and patterns, applique of all kinds, new
tools and methods, quilting on home machines, easy garment sewing, and adding metallics to
quilts.  Candi followed up her talk with a drawing for some fun goodies.


The November theme was “Past” and there were some great pieces made using old memories,
family scraps, and crazy quilts.  Pat announced December’s theme will be “Flatten”.


Carol Prud’homme, a visitor:  Quilt (her first large one) inspired by one she saw at the Coburg Quilt Show, pieced and quilted by herself, made for her granddaughter in 2015.  Beautifully

Linda Delaplain:  “Lollipop Monkey” child’s quilt with minky for a backing, Christmas table runner made with charm pack squares, and a baby quilt of jungle animals in pastel colors.  All were pieced and quilted by herself in 2015 and were adorable.

Jayne Scoggins/Phyliss Porter:  Pair of child’s quilts for twins in bright colors with matching pillowcases.  Pieced by Phyliss and quilted by Jayne.

Brenda Olson:  Throw quilt in a modern style on a green background, pieced by Brenda and
quilted by Jayne.

Nela Barrow:  “Gypsy Wife” quilt (top put together at the EMQG Retreat), cat pillow made for the Michael Miller/Violet Craft Challenge, and “No Monsters” baby quilt from pattern by Anka’s Treasures.  All were pieced and quilted by herself in 2015.  Very fun projects to see.

Jen Fogerty-Gibson:  “Intersection” quilt of blocks made by EMQG members in appreciation for her work as president (put together and quilted at the EMQG Retreat).  She will bring it back in December so we can sign our blocks!

Justine Heavilon:  “Matisse in Translation” art quilt on a frame, a rendition of Matisse’s "Circus” painting.  The applique was done by hand, quilted by herself.  Very cool piece.

Jill McKenney:  Quilt top of cube blocks started about 2000.  Inspiring to get out those old UFOs!