Thursday, January 31, 2019

February First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, February 7th, from 10am until 12ish.  We'll be on the mezzanine (Market of Choice, 29th and Willamette) with our coffees/teas and projects. All are welcome to join in the conversation.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

First 2019 Sew Day one week away!

When: Saturday, January 26th 10am-4pm
Where: Eugene Garden Club (Where our meetings are held)
Cost: $10 fee 
What to bring: machine, machine cords, projects, rulers, rotary cutters
What is provided: tables, chairs, cutting mats, irons and ironing boards, extension cords and serge protectors.

We hope you can join us!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 2019 Eugene MQG meeting


Emily from Rich's Sew and Vac of Albany came to speak about the Willamette Valley Quilt Festival being held Feb 1-2 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, OR.  Hours 10am - 5pm each day.  There will be over 300 quilts, many vendors, presentations and classes. Featured Quilter is Peggy Gelbrich. There is a grand prize drawing for a $3,000 sewing machine.  Also, they are taking donations of canned food for a charity.
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EMQG will have a booth there and is looking for members to sign up to help with the booth during each day.  Please contact Nela if you are able to assist.

EMQG membership
2019 membership dues are being collected now through March meeting.  Please bring $35 cash or make a check out to EMQG and give to Susan or Nela.

Traveling Row Quilt 2019
Fill out a form and bring your finished row to February's meeting to join in on this fun event.

Quilt Con 2019 Charity Quilt was shown in its completion and it looks great! Thanks to the members who sewed, Jayne who quilted it, Gail who added the binding, and to Jill for volunteering to sew on a sleeve.  Good team effort by our members!

Our 2019 Donation Quilt was also shown in its completion!  Thank you to all who worked on this quilt.

EMQG Sew Day Saturday Jan 26th 10am-4pm  $10

MidValley Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2019 April 18-20 Salem. OR
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Umpqua Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2019 April 26-28 Roseburg, OR
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Monthly Skill Demo:
Bonnie presented on how to search the internet and find websites of interest to quilters.  She provided a handout and gave some handy tips when performing searches.

UFO Challenge:
There were 4 participants who completed the challenge.

Daisy squared up her blocks
Nela added the binding to her Stash Bee quilt

Denise quilted and added binding to her Traveling quilt
Missy made a Lisa the Unicorn pillow cover

Traveling quilt 2018 completions:
Eight individuals were able to find the time to complete their traveling quilt.  Take a look!

Janice's quilt

Pat's quilt

Hillie's quilt

Gail's quilt

Linda's quilt

Susan's quilt

Nela's quilt

Denise's quilt

Show and Tell:

Pat's 'Nico' quilt

Pat's 'Shenandoah' quilt

Linda with her ~2015 Bee block quilt
Linda's variation of 'River Rock' quilt

Bonnie with her Big Star improv quilt

Ken's 'Yellow Brick Road' on point quilt

Coming up next month:
Skill Demo-Applique presented by Daisy and Jackie.
Sharing of the first row for the traveling row quilt 2019.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

December 2018 Eugene MQG Holiday meeting

We had good food, fun games and lots of laughing at our holiday meeting.  It was a great way to celebrate a fun year with our guild.

We played games including Bingo and Strip Poker;  there was a lot of fabric flying around the tables!

We also had an ornament exchange for those who chose to create some beautiful hand crafted ornaments.


Membership dues will be collected starting at the January meeting.  Please bring your completed membership form along with your $35 (checks made out to EMQG).

Willamette Valley Quilt Show, Linn County Fairgrounds Albany, OR Feb 1-2, 2019 10am-5pm.
EMQG will have a booth and is in need of volunteers to help with setup and to be present in 2 hour shifts.  Let Nela know if you are interested.

Traveling Row Quilt 2019
Nela spoke about the traveling row quilt 2019.  There was a form available for those who wish to join the monthly commitment.  Please contact her if you were not present or forgot to pick up a form at the meeting. Bring the completed form along with your finished row to the February meeting.

UFO FQ Challenge:
There were 6 participants who completed the challenge.   Nela was the winner of the fat quarters.
Kim's kitty pillow

and the back

Jenny's beauty

Bonnie's friendship star blocks

Nela's dresden plate variation
Linda with "chic picnic" quilt
Show and Tell:

Daisy finished her hand knitted quilt!

Pat with her "chic country" pillow

Linda with a finished Michael Miller challenge wall hanging

Linda with a new tree skirt

Guest Jessica with her Handcrafted Alison Glass/Kona gray improv quilt

Elizabeth with her hand quilted beauty!

Nela with her rail fence Christmas quilt

Nice work everyone!
See you in 2019!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year and a meeting reminder

Happy New Year!!!

Our January meeting is next Wednesday, January 9th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

We are excited to have Bonnie Glass presenting information about internet searches/websites!

Please remember to bring
  1. Your 2019 Annual dues of $35 (cash or check made out to EugeneMQG)
  2. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  3. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  4. Your FinishedTraveling Quilt
  5. Show and Tell item
  6. Items for the donation table

See you then!