February 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting

We had a fun meeting seeing all of the creations added to the traveling bee quilts and the show and tell items!  Check out the pictures further down on this page.

Nela called the meeting to order.  We had 2 returning members who renewed, and 2 visitors attending tonight's meeting. 


2/17/18 Sew Day  10am-4pm
Reminding those who wish to attend to bring their sewing machines, extension cords, surge protectors.  Someone will need to bring an ironing board and iron.  Cost is $10 for the day.  We will also be collecting monetary donations to go to the charity we selected at an earlier meeting, the local Alzheimer's organization.

QuiltCon 2018 Pascadena, CA
There are 5 members who will be attending this year!  We look forward to the pictures and stories they will have upon returning.

Our QuiltCon quilt has been completed and sent.  Thank you again to everyone who volunteered their time and skills in creating this wonderful quilt.  It will be shown at QuiltCon and then will be sent to the Las Vegas MQG to help support the survivors of the shooting last year. 

There is an opportunity to help victims of the Thomas Fires in Ventura, CA and information has been posted on the VenturaMQG website.  Nela brought hard copies of the requested block, Perkiomen Valley Block, and she made some to show.  Please check out one of the flyers or on the link above for more details on specifics of the block and where to mail them when completed.  Block deadline is March 15!

Financial Report:

Susan presented the treasurer's report for February 2018.  We will need to bring in more money to continue to sustain our guild in the future.
One idea, which began this evening was to bring items for purchase by members.  This could include fabric (yardage, scraps, precuts), quilting books and/or magazines in good shape, patterns, anything related to quilts which may be of interest to our members. The money would be collected at the time of purchase and would be deposited into the EMQG account.
There was also discussion about moving our mailbox to a different location which may be less costly.  

UFO FQ Challenge:

Members who wanted to participate placed their project statement and fat quarter into our fish bowl and later stood up in front of the members to announce the project they would complete before next month's meeting. Those who complete their project will bring it to next month's meeting for all to see to confirm it's completion, and then will be entered into a drawing to win the fat quarters collected at the last months meeting.   

Traveling Quilt Bee:

16 members are participating in the traveling quilt bee.  All were shown and the additions discussed, which was fun to hear and beautiful to see what everyone added to the medallions.

Linda's Medallion

Jill's Medallion

Ken's medallion

Gail's Medallion

Denise's Medallion

Hillie's Medallion

Sorrel's Medallion

Kim's Medallion
Missy's Medallion

Jenny's Medallion

Janice's Medallion

Jackie's Medallion

Penny's Medallion

Susan's Medallion

Skill Demo:  Blocks on Point

Kim shared a demo on making blocks on point. She discussed several methods, stressing to have the straight of grain on the edge as much as possible.  Members were encouraged to bring any projects with blocks on point to share next month. 

Show and Tell:

Justine's Dragon quilt
Janice's Flying Falcons quilt top

Sorrel's Floating Squares quilt

Nela's Birds In The Air quilt
Ken's Valentine Hearts quilt

Virginia's beginner's class quilt (UFO just finished!!)

Daisy's Crazy quilt
Jill's Heart/Hands mini quilt



Bolts to Blocks Grand Re-opening February 17, 2018 10am-4pm
950 SE Geary Ste C
Albany, OR 97322
(541) 704-0386

2018 Umpqua Valley Quilters' Guild Quilt Show
'Dreaming of Diamonds"
April 20-22, 2018 Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Douglas County Fairgrounds  Roseburg, OR

We finished our meeting with a Valentine's Day treat which included celebrating Virginia's Birthday!