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!