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