April 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting

We had four guests join us tonight.  Welcome!!


Our QuiltCon 2019 charity quilt has been donated to ShelterCare in Eugene.  They are excited to receive it and will be placing it in their fundraising event Art Gives Hope held on April 25th.  See more about ShelterCare's event here:  http://www.sheltercare.org

Riley Blake challenge through the Modern Quilt Guild has 2 EMQG members participating this year.  Looking forward to their creations!

Redwood Empire Quilters Guild in Eureka, CA is holding their Heart of the Redwoods Quilt Show July 27-28, 2019.  They sent postcards to us to help get the word out.  See more info here:  https://reqg.com

Pioneer Quilters Quilt Show:  Change in date and venue this year.  Sept 19-21, 2019 at Cottage Grove Armory.  See more info here:  http://pioneerquiltersquiltshow.blogspot.com/2019/ 
Catching up on February UFO winners:  Daisy's name was drawn from the fish bowl of participants in last months challenge!

Donation Quilt 2019:  Missy shared the blocks again and asked members to help decide on fabric for the sashing between the blocks.  Members voted on a dark teal as first choice, followed by a golden color as second choice.  The blocks and sashing material will be present at our next Sew Day on May 18th with a request to have assistance to start sewing the sashing and blocks together! Can't wait to see those blocks Pop!!  

Next Sew Day:  Saturday May 18th, 10am-4pm.  $10 donation to help cover the costs of the space.

Monthly Skill Demo:

Hexies by Penny and Kathy.

Penny shared a way to make hexagon blocks with machine sewing.  She presented the method by Peg Spradlin titled Hexie Magic Blocks (can be found in Quiltmaker magazine Nov/Dec 2014).  

Kathy demonstrated her method of hand sewing hexie blocks "flat" on the back side so that no stitches show on the front.  Such a nice effect! 


Kathy also had a guest, Michelle, show her method of machine sewing hexies together.  

Eugene MQG Traveling Row Quilt 2019:

Janice added to Sorrel's quilt

Kim added to Daisy's quilt

Sorrel added to Ken's quilt

Jackie added to Nela's quilt

Daisy added to Janice's quilt

Ken added to Jackie's quilt

Nela added to Kim's quilt

UFO FQ Challenge:

2 individuals completed their challenge for this month.

Jill with her Japanese 9 Patch Pizazz

Nela and her Dresdan Flowers quilt
Nela was the winner of the fat quarters.

Five people have challenged themselves to complete a task for next month!

Show and Tell:

Pat creating a quilt from fabric purchased from the sale table!

Pat with 3 table runners using fabric purchased from the sale table.

Pat's wonky trees using her hand dyed fabrics.

Michelle, guest,  showing her One Block Wonder quilt.

Anne with a baby quilt, quilted by Jayne Scoggins.

Kelly with a "Summer Wedding" quilt for a First Anniversary quilt gift.

Nela with a wedding quilt, quilted by Denise Shoup.

Nela with her finished "Meadowland" quilt from Then Came June.

Jill showing her Hexigarden quilt which was quilted by Jayne Scoggins.

Jenny completed her Eugene MQG Traveling Quilt 2018, quilted by Cynthia Brunz.

Next Guild Meeting:

Wednesday, May 8th at the Eugene Garden Club.  6:30pm social, 7:00pm start time.  
There will be two Skill Demo presentations: Faux piped binding by Denise N. and curved piecing by Jayne and Phyliss.

See you then!!