October 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting
Recent fun happenings:
Sew Day Sept 22. We had 10 people present at our sew day.
EMQG Retreat Oct 4-7. We had 18 people in attendance and made good headway on our QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt. Our idea of tube socks looks great, and the name "Old Technology" was chosen as it is reminiscent of computer punch cards. We also had about 73 blocks made for our 2019 donation quilt. Fun times!
2019 Donation quilt: We changed the block size to 7" rather than 10", so please make some more monochromatic blocks to a size of 7" UNfinished
Next Sew Day: Sunday November 4. We have invited members of the Corvallis MQG to join us.
EMQG Retreat 2019: October 3-6, Thursday through Sunday at The Big K Ranch outside of Elkton, OR.
Voting of officers:
The current EMQG officers agreed to throw their names in to remain as officers. No other nominations were submitted, so voting commenced. Kelly made a motion, Sorrel seconded it. 22 members were present and voted in the current officers to serve again in 2019.
Board meeting updates:
Dues will remain $35/yr for 2019. Member fees will start being collected in December 2018.
A member survey was handed out and completed during the meeting. The idea of updating business cards was suggested. Topics to create additional EMQG member gatherings were briefly discussed, with one being the Oregon Quilt Block Trail. Missy volunteered to research this as a potential group outing.
UFO FQ Challenge:
There were 3 members who completed last month's challenge.
|Bonnie's log cabin block quilt|
|Janice's 'Bee block' Christmas tree quilt|
|Another Gypsy Wife section completed by Kim|
Kim was the winner of the fat quarters. 8 individuals signed up for this month's FQ challenge.
Traveling Quilt Bee:
We celebrated the final addition to the traveling quilts. It was decided to show the completed quilts at our January 2019 guild meeting.
Show and Tell:
|Anne's "Fast" table runner|
|Kelly with her completed "Red Pepper Quilt"(?)|
|Pat's table runner "Eclipse" by Valorie Wells|
|Pat with another beautiful table runner|
|And the back!|
|Phyllis' quilt from panels|
|Cat bag by Phyllis|
|Phyllis with an applique beauty!|
|Jayne and her "3D" quilt|
|Denise displaying her lovely quilting, Dream Big Dahlia|
Until next time, happy sewing!