Sunday, July 24, 2016

July skill builder

2016 July EMQG Skill Building BOM.docx

2016 Eugene MQG Skill Building BOM

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Topic: Partial Seams & Y-Seams

Presenters: Nela Barrow

Objectives: Learn how to create blocks with partial and y-seams.

Realize that partial and y-seams are doable.

Tutorial websites/videos

Partial seams

Y Seams

Framed Tilt-a-Whirl block (Unfinished 16.5” block)Untitled.jpg

Cutting requirements:

Blue fabric:                 2- 14.5” x 2” strips

                        4- 4.5” x 8.5” rectangles

Pink fabric:                4- 2.5” squares

                        1- 4.5” square

                        2- 14.5” x 2” strips

White fabric:                4- 2.5” squares

Follow the following tutorial for the middle of the block.

I have changed the sizes, so refer to the list above.  

Once you have completed the tilt-a-whirl block, add your longer strips.  You will be adding these strips using the same technique as you did for the tilt-a-whirl block.  These are sewn on with partial seams.  Look at the first tutorial in the list above to help with the outer strips.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July Meeting Roundup

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild ~ Minutes: July 13, 2016 (written by Malika)

Attendees: 22 members plus one guest. Two new members joined the EMQG prior to the meeting being called to order. Four members signed up for the Show and Tell segment of the meeting which included five quilts.

Skill Builder: Partial Seams
Nela Barrow presented the July Skill Building BOM with the objective of realizing that partial and y-seams are doable. The hand out and the Tutorial websites/videos should result in a framed Tilt-a-Whirl unfinished 16.5” block.

Bee Blocks created for Malika.

Donation Heart Blocks for Orlando MQG
The discussion of how we want to handle the Orlando donation blocks finally settled on placing the completed blocks in a package and mailing them to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for their use and distribution. Interested members are asked to make a 10" heart block using any color. Rainbow colors are encouraged. This pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew is simple and fast. Completed heart squares should be dropped off at Piece by Piece Quilt Shop before Monday, August 1st.

Show and Tell

Area Quilting Workshops
Daisy announced Art Quilt Workshops being presented at the Eugene Textile Center by Jane Dunnewold, author of the classic surface design book, Complex Cloth, in August. On Aug. 4th she will be teaching a one-day workshop ($125) on Creative Strength Training, her latest book. On Aug 5th-6th she will be teaching a two-day workshop ($250) on A New Approach to Color. Contact Eugene Textile Center, 541-688-1565, for more information.

On Sunday August 7th, Jane will be giving a lecture at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem. The lecture will start at 1 PM and will be followed by a trunk show and book signing. The lecture is open to the public. Tickets $10.

Next Meeting: PICNIC August 10th!
Daisy also reminded us of the Annual EMQG Picnic meeting which will take place on Aug. 10th at Friendly Park, 27th & Monroe in Eugene at 6:30 pm. Bring a dish to share, your own plate and cutlery, a beverage, and your show-and-tell. In addition to Bee Blocks and a new skill builder block, we will have a sewing/quilting notions swap. To participate in the swap bring a notion (or two), valued at no more than $10, concealed in a bag or other opaque covering.

Upcoming Swaps
September Swap - Big Reveal for the Fandom/GEEK swap
October Swap will be a 1-hour fabric basket – details to follow on the EMQG Blog.
November Swap will be a standard pillow case.
December Swap will be a handmade ornament.

Kelly then requested that members should consider if they are interested and willing to serve the Guild in an official capacity as our new board members will be elected in September.

Upcoming Quilting Events:

Quilts in the Garden in Corvallis is July 23rd. Check the Marys River Quilt Guild’s website for information.
Sit n Sew is Tuesday, July 26th, up on the mezzanine at the Market of Choice on Willamette & 29th.
Coburg Quilt Show is July 30th.
Emerald Valley Quilt Show is Oct 1-2 at the Lane County Fairgrounds

Monday, July 11, 2016

June Meeting Minutes

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild ~ Minutes: June 8, 2016 (prepared by Malika) 
Meeting was called to order by President Kelly promptly at 7 PM with 25 members and 6 guests (5 from Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild) in attendance. Ten members signed in for the Show and Tell segment of the meeting.
Guild announcements and discussions:
Our official photographer, Missy, would not be available so attendees were welcome to use their cell phone cameras for their own photos of presentations.
Kelly reminded all to bring their completed skill building blocks from previous months to the July meeting for completion of the donation quilt. This includes the 17” Dresden Plate squares.  This month’s skill building squares was presented by Daisy was English Paper Piecing.
Kelly asked for raised hands by those who were successful in signing into the Modern Quilt Guild web site and were willing to couch others how to do it as well.
The group was queried as to who was interested in participating in the Coburg Quilt Show with no responses given.
 Nelda made an announcement regarding the July 20-25 Lane County Fair Registration is open on line and Parking is a fund raiser for the Lane County Mounted Patrol.
The joint Corvallis & Eugene Modern Quilt Guilds Lunch Pot Luck will be held July 25th with the wine tasting starting at noon and finishing with the tote bag swap.
A drop-in Sit & Sew will happen on June 28th from 10:30 until 2 PM at the Willamette St. Market of Choice           
Bonnie Glass offered updates and encouragements to  those of us who are participating in the Fandom Swaps in preparation for the September reveals. During the Show & Tell portion of the meeting Shawna Haynes shared some of the mini quilts she has received over time for Fandom Swaps or Geek Swaps.
Mindy Reeves, Jayne Scoggin, Brenda Olson, Linda Delaplain, Denise Nash, Jill McKenney, Bonnie Glass and Susan Rodgers also participated in the Show and Tell sharing.
The Quilts in the Garden quilt show in Corvallis will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM on July 23rd. 
The next meeting of the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild will take place at 6:30 pm om July 13th at the McNeil-Riley House on West 13th Ave.

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