Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 2018 Eugene MQG Meeting


We had another well attended sew day November 4th.  Lots of fun working on projects and eating yummy treats, especially the truffles from Euphoria Chocolate Company!!

Slow Stitch had 3 participants who met for handwork.  Don't forget it's the first Thursday of each month upstairs at the Market of Choice on 29th St. in Eugene. 

Looking into potential options for quilt retreat locations...Nela has some calls out to check on new locations.

Traveling Quilt Bee:

WOW, what great traveling quilts we created! 

Pat's quilt top

MIssy's quilt top

Janice's quilt top

Hillie's quilt top

Jenny's quilt top

Jill's quilt top

Susan's quilt top

Jackie's quilt top

Nela's quilt top

Linda's quilt top

Gail's quilt top

Penny's quilt top

Denise's quilt top

Ken's quilt top
Kim's quilt top

Sorrel's quilt top


We will plan to bring them again to the January Guild meeting, hopefully completed.


Announcements:

Mid Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show April 18-20, 2019 Salem Armory.  They contacted our guild and sent a flyer for their Fabracadabra quilt challenge, as well as information for anyone who wants to enter a quilt for showing.  Please contact EMQG for a registration form for the quilt challenge if you are interested.





Our guild has been contacted by ShelterCare to ask if we would like to provide a quilt for their annual auction.  Discussion about possibly having our Quilt Con 2019 quilt be donated to them.  Ken offered to find a local quilt appraiser who might provide suggested monetary worth of the quilt when completed so it can be given to the organization to assist with their bidding.  This also might be a marketing opportunity for our guild.  Win-Win!

Member survey results:

Ranking of events:
The order of ranking are as follows:  Traveling quilt, Show and Tell, Announcements, Monthly Project/Skill builder, UFO FQ Challenge.We decided to keep all of these events for next year.

Traveling quilt 2019:
Members present decided to have a ROW traveling quilt for 2019.  Either add a row across or down, depending upon the individual's preference.  Members who are interested in participating next year should bring their personal row to the February guild meeting.

Skill demonstrations:Members chose a skill and signed up to present at a meeting in 2019.


Eugene Gleemen Concert:
Ken announced that the group he sings in will be having a Christmas holiday concert on Sun Dec 2nd, 2:30pm at First Christian Church.



UFO FQ Challenge:
2 people completed their project for the month.  Janice was the winner of the fat quarters!

Missy's Sleepy Fox (3rd Story Workshop) pillow

Janice's Spice Market quilt

There are 6 participants challenging themselves to complete their task by next month!

Show and Tell:

Pat's "mistakes make a beautiful table runner"!

Linda's Christmas tree using her quick curve ruler

Linda's 12 days of Christmas

Gail's Benjamin Franklin BOM quilt completed!!!


Pat's Halloweenish quilt

and the back!

Phyllis and a beautiful flower panel

Phyllis's completed BOM Bee Quilt from several years ago

Jayne sharing a quilt she quilted for a group of Cottage Grove sisters

Hillie's gingerbread house, complete with indoor lighting

Don't forget next month's meeting is Show and Tell and the UFO FQ Challenge along with finger food potluck and games.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and see you in December!




Monday, November 12, 2018

Fall 2018 Retreat

Another great retreat at the Big K Ranch with the EMQG!  Here's some photos of our fun times!
























Sunday, November 11, 2018

November Meeting Reminder

Hello All!

Our November meeting is this Wednesday, November 14th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

Please remember to bring
  1. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  2. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  3. Your Traveling Quilt Top, so we can photograph you with it!
  4. Show and Tell item
  5. Items for the donation table

See you then!