December Holiday Meeting

The December meeting of the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild took place on Dec. 21st (one week later than usual due to inclement weather). President Kelly began it with a holiday surprise: fabric wrapped ornaments.  It was fascinating watching our members choose fabrics and then create patterns on their ornaments. A quick, fun, but sticky, project!

(Note: All photos taken by Daisy who is a none-too-reliable photographer. Sorry for the blurry shots, folks!)

Bee Blocks
Nelda announced that there were still a couple of openings for Bee blocks. Contact her if you are interested.

Kelly collected Bee Blocks for Phylis who could not be at the meeting. Adam distributed his Bee blocks which are due at the January meeting.

Elections, Part 2
Pat Johnston has volunteered to be Vice President/Programs for the Guild next year. The assembled members unanimously voted her into office. She gave a quick overview of some of the programs she’s planning for next year: In January, the new board will present their first quilt, followed by their latest quilt(s). In February, BJ Titus will be our guest speaker. We may have a spring fling road trip to Central Oregon when the weather is nicer so watch this space for more details. Pat will also be asking members of the guild to share their expertise and individual quilt stories.

New Product Description
Nelda shared her discovery of a water-soluble paper for foundation piecing. You can print your pattern on the paper in your printer, sew on the lines, and then wash the foundation away. This product is available at Piece by Piece Fabrics.

Monthly Swap
Daisy and Nelda had a two-person make-up swap of November pillowcases. 

Then others participated in the December exchange of a handmade ornament.

January’s swap will be anything that can hold goodies on your Super Bowl Snack Table, so a fabric bowl, coasters, placemats, a table runner, potholder, etc.  You can choose anyone of these items to make. The fabric does not need to be football-related; your item just needs to help with the treats.

Skill builder Blocks
Janice showed the pillow she made using November’s Economy Square.

The Coburg Quilt Show has been cancelled due to a lack of participation in leadership positions.

Daisy announced that the Oregon-region Studio Art Quilt Associates will be holding a conference at Lane Community College in October 2018. Expect more announcements in a year or so.

Show and Tell

The meeting ended with a of Left-Right Passing. Kelly brought bags of quilting-related goodies for each participant. Before anyone could become attached to their gift, we had to rapidly pass them left or right according to the die roll. Everyone went home with a little something.

Next Meeting: January 11th, 2017!