Thursday, March 28, 2019

April First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, April 4th, 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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

March 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting



We had 5 guests join us this month!

First Thursday Slow Stitch day:  There were 6 members who came to sew and share conversation last week.   Bring your hand sewing projects and come join us upstairs at Market of Choice on 29th St in Eugene, 10am-2pm.

Sew Day March 3.  Eight individuals came to sew and have fun at our recent sew day.  The next scheduled sew day is Saturday May 18, 10am-4pm. $10 to help cover the costs of the space.

Retreat 2019:  We have reserved the dates October 3-6 at the Big K Ranch near Elkton, OR.  This is the same location where we have held our retreat the previous three years.  More details will be shared as we get closer to the date.

Linda and Janice shared that they will have some quilts on display at the Long Tom Grange during the Daffodil Drive Festival.  It sounds to be a great weekend to take in this festival near Junction City!

EMQG member Sorrel was in Nashville and enjoyed a day at QuiltCon 2019.  She found our charity quilt among all of the quilts.

Monthly Skill Demo:

Kim presented on foundation paper piecing and also the flying geese block.

Eugene MQG Traveling Row Quilt 2019:

Sorrel added to Kim's traveling row quilt

Kim added to Ken's traveling row quilt

Ken added to Daisy's traveling row quilt

Daisy added to Jackie's traveling row quilt

Jackie added to Janice's traveling row quilt

Janice added to Nela's traveling row quilt (bottom L scrappy one)

Nela added to Sorrel's traveling row quilt

UFO FQ Challenge:

Four individuals completed their challenge this month. 
"Happy" by Janice, quilt using Double Trouble blocks from Sew Katie Did

Baby quilt by Daisy

Jill and her wonky blocks from years ago

Nela also completed her Dresden flower quilt top (it's on the quilting frame)

There are four people who signed up for the challenge next month.

Show and Tell:
Pat with her "oh scrap" wall hanging, from the book Quilt Talk by Sam Hunter

Pat's quilt with Double Trouble blocks from Sew Katie Did

Pat and her completed Splendid Sampler from Pat Sloan

Linda finished a quilt she is calling "Orange Sherbet"

Linda's Quick Curve Ruler table topper
Phylis made a pillow with her Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler

Tote Bag made by Phylis

Daisy's long ago group block exchange  "Real Quilters Don't Do Housework"

Kim made a wedding quilt for her daughter and new son-in-law!
Kelly with her Ghastly Christmas quilt

Next Guild meeting is Wednesday April 10th.
Skill demo with Penny and Kathy:  Hexies and English Paper Piecing hexies.

See you then!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Our March meeting reminder

Our March meeting is next Wednesday, March 13th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

We are excited to have Kim demonstrating Flying Geese and Foundation Paper Piecing!

Please remember to bring
  1. Your 2019 Annual dues of $35 (cash or check made out to EugeneMQG), if you haven't paid yet.
  2. The Traveling Row Quilt and bag of goodies, (if participating)
  3. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  4. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  5. Show and Tell item
  6. Items for the donation table

See you then!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

February 2019 Eugene MQG meeting

We had one new guest, who participated in our quilt raffle, and WON!  Congratulations Renee!!
We raised $224 for our charity of choice this year, Ophelia's Place.


Willamette Valley Quilt Festival was well attended.  We had a booth which had some traffic but hope that next year we will have more visibility.  We had our charity quilt hanging and were able to sell raffle tickets to help raise funds for donation.  Thank you to all the members who helped at the booth.

EMQG membership dues are still being collected through the March guild meeting.  Cash or checks made out to EMQG for $35 are accepted.

Next Sew Day is Sunday March 3rd.  10am-4pm.  $10

Pioneer Quilter's Show will be held in September this year at the Cottage Grove Armory.

Monthly Skill Demo:  Applique by Jackie and Daisy

Jackie presented hand applique using interfacing and Daisy spoke about machine applique techniques.  They both did a wonderful job describing their techniques and options to use.  Some pictures are shown below.

Traveling Row Quilt 2019

Seven members joined in this year for the traveling row quilt and they presented the idea and first row of their quilt.

Sorrel, "Tropical Breeze" mix of batiks and white

Daisy, vertical rows of reds/oranges near bottom, whites near top
Kim, brights and fabric blocks that remind you of your favorite song
Ken, blocks from Elizabeth Hartman's Patchwork City
Jackie, blocks and negative space with navy as the background
Nela, light/medium/dark blues with a signature color added

Janice also joined in but we did not capture a picture of her row.

UFO FQ Challenge:

There are 4 participants who completed the challenge.

Hillie, completed her skill builder blocks

Nela with her Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt finished!

Janice's zig zag quilt, showing the back (which she likes better!)

Anne, sew sampler blocks from Fat Quarter Shop made into a tote bag.
Hillie was this month's winner of the fat quarters!

Next month there are 6 participants challenging themselves to work on a UFO.

Show and Tell:

Jackie and her completed traveling quilt 2018.

Sorrel showed her completed traveling quilt 2018.
Sorrel with a quilt for a niece that she and her mother pieced.

Kelly with her big basket quilt.

Nela and her "I heart you" quilt

Next month's meeting is March 13 at 6:30pm.  Kim with presenting on foundation paper piecing and flying geese.  See you then!