We had a good attendance at this meeting, with 2 new members joining and 2 visitors welcomed.
Our first sew day on February 17th was a success. Sounded like everyone had fun and the "quirks" of using our space for sewing and powering up the sewing machines and irons were all worked out. We also raised $90 for the local Alzheimer's association.
Some of the members went to QuiltCon in Pasadena, CA and brought back stories and ideas they gathered. It sounds that the lectures and classes were good, and there were a LOT of quilts. Check out the MQG website to see some of the quilts and the winners.
The Corvallis MQG has reached out to ask about continuing our meetup this year. In years past, this has typically been a midday gathering of members of both guilds to network, share ideas, exchange swap items and enjoy a potluck. (Of course there is wine tasting available as well as we have met at the winery in Monroe. Nela is looking at the dates of June 23rd or June 30th, dependent upon what is available at the winery. The date will be finalized and announced at a later time. Members are encouraged to provide ideas for swap items to create and share. Send Nela or the EMQG an email with your ideas.
Quilts Beyond Borders:
Pat is involved with creating necklaces using metal bobbins where are to be sold at the Houston Quilt Market with proceeds going to Quilts Beyond Borders. This organization helps youth in need, Syrian refugees, persons with AIDS among others. Please bring any metal bobbins you no longer need to the April meeting or contact Pat if you are unable to attend.
Eugene MQG Banner:
Pat, Janice, and Linda are creating a banner for our guild. Work in progress was shown during tonight's meeting and so far is looking great! Thank you SO MUCH for your work on this project! Can't wait to see the completed banner, maybe to take with us to the Corvallis Meetup?...
UFO FQ Challenge:
Nine people completed the challenge this month.
|Jill was the winner of the fat quarters with her pieced heart/hand quilt!!|
Traveling Quilt Bee:
We enjoyed all of the additions to the traveling quilts this month! Amazing creations!
Pat J. presented a demo on sewing CURVES. She had some great examples and made it look super easy to sew. You will find some sites listed below which she offered for ideas.
Pointers: Use a SHARP BLADE. Make sure FABRIC is always RIGHT SIDE UP.
Curved Piecing websites:
*Bloglovin' at blogspot.com
Teaginny Designs-curved placemat design
designstoshare- an easy curved placemat and table runner pattern
Man Sewing with Rob Appell
Show & Tell:
|Linda's Sidelights quilt|
|Kelly's 16 block donation quilt|
|Kelly's leaf donation quilt|
|Kelly's star donation quilt|
|Kelly's card trick donation quilt|
|Martha's silk fabric free motion quilt|
|Jill's square in a square quilt with Kaffe fabrics|
|Ken's Easter quilt|
|Sorrel's airshow bias strip pillow cover|
We had Jill show a quilt in progress and Denise showed 2 quilts but unfortunately pictures were not taken. Good work by all!!
See you next month! Happy sewing!!