Thursday, May 30, 2019

June First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, June 6th, 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.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

May 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting


QuiltCon 2019 Charity quilt:  We had donated this quilt to ShelterCare for their Art Gives Hope auction and the quilt was sold to a woman who purchased it for her mother who is a quilter!  ShelterCare was able to gain some funds by this purchase to help their organization support individuals who need assistance with housing.  Win win!

Eugene/Corvallis Meet-up:  Tentatively planned for June 22 from 12pm -? at Sweet Earth Winery in Monroe, OR.  The swap will be a fabric basket. Hope to see you there!

Improv Workshop with Sherri Lynn Wood August 24-25, 2019.  It will be held at BJ's Quilt Basket in Bend. Sheri was a featured artist at QuiltCon 2019.

Sew Day May 18, 10am-4pm.  Eugene Garden Club.  $10 is cost, bring your sewing machine and projects to work on and have some fun!

EMQG Retreat 2019:  October 3-6 (Thursday afternoon through Sunday morning) at Big K Ranch in Elkton, OR.  This includes 6 meals, a cabin on site and an individual table for your space to sew.  Deposits are due by June 12 (June Guild meeting date) and there will be a capacity of 20 individuals.  Deposits will be $200 for a double, triple or quad cabin, and $300 for a single.  If paying by check, please make the check out to EMQG.   Total costs for the retreat will be $233 for a quad (2 people will be sharing one bed), $265 for a triple, $328 for a double and $519 for a single.

We have made some magnets and stickers of our membership logo ($3 each), so grab some before they are gone.

Bonnie shared that there will be a gala in November 2019 for Ballet Fantastique and is wanting to make a charity/donation quilt for them.  She will know more about their theme soon and is asking other members to join her in creating a design and constructing the quilt.

Monthly Skill Demo:

Cutting bias strips by Denise.

Denise presented on bias strip cutting and found a method she called "Quick Bias Strip Method" (see picture below of her handout).  This method made strip cutting on a bias really easy and fast.

Curved piecing by Jayne and Phyllis.

Jayne and Phyllis presented on curved piecing.  They used the 'Sew Kind of Wonderful' Quick Curve Ruler and demonstrated the variety of gentle curved piecing designs which can be made.  Phyllis showed her version of the pattern Rings Revival.



Eugene MQG Traveling Row Quilt:

Sorrel added to Daisy's quilt.

Kim added to Jackie's quilt.

Ken added to Janice's quilt.

Jackie added to Sorrel's quilt.

Daisy added to Nela's quilt.

Janice added to Kim's quilt.

Nela added to Ken's quilt.

 UFO FQ Challenge:

There were 5 participants who completed their challenge this month!

Janice showed her disappearing nine patch picnic quilt!

Anne finished the binding on her baby quilt!

Hillie added 3 different technique blocks to her skill builder quilt top!

Nela pieced her Trinket quilt from the Alison Glass Trinket SAL

Linda also completed the piecing of her red and white quilt, and showed a picture of it as it wasn't available to bring in person.

Anne was the winner of the fat quarters!! Congrats!

There are 5 participants for next month's challenge...happy sewing!

Show and Tell:

Linda showed a finished baby quilt!

Linda and her butterfly piece!

Linda with a black table topper...

and another one!

Bonnie speaking about her disappearing 9 patch charm pack quilt!

Denise showing her crazy quilt!

Pat and her hand appliqued Polygon table runner, adapted from Jennifer Sampou Polygon Quilts pattern

Jayne and a gentle curved pieces wall hanging...

and another; same block, different fabrics and placement!

Phyllis showing her gentle curved pieces design!

Nela displaying her completed pouch project!

Next Guild Meeting:  Wednesday, June 12th, at the Eugene Garden Club

Linda will be presenting on different fusible interfacing.

See you next time!!!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Please join us at our next Sew Day!

When: Saturday, May 18th 10am-4pm
Where: Eugene Garden Club (Where our meetings are held)
Cost: $10 fee 
What to bring: machine, machine cords, projects, rulers, rotary cutters
If you want to share, please bring: iron, ironing table, large cutting mat
What is provided: tables, chairs, extension cords and serge protectors.

We hope you can join us!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

May Meeting Reminder

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

We are excited to have Denise demonstrating making bias tape and Jayne and Phyliss demonstrating curved piecing!

Please remember to bring:
  1. The Traveling Row Quilt and bag of goodies, (if participating)
  2. Finished UFO FQ Challenge item (if participating)
  3. One Modern Fat Quarter for our UFO Fat Quarter Challenge (if participating)
  4. Show and Tell item
  5. Items for the donation table

See you then!