September 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting


We had 11 people in attendance at our Sunday Sept 8th Sew Day.

Our 2019 Quilt Retreat is coming up Oct 3-6.  Final balance is due now.  There are 18 members attending and one spouse also joining in.  Should be fun!

2020 Charity Quilt blocks are due, please bring them to the retreat if you have not finished it, or want to make more.  If not attending the retreat, contact Nela for how to send it to her. Here is a bunch that we have so far.

Bonnie shared that the December Eugene 1st Friday Art Walk with be including the Euphoria Chocolate Company downtown store and she would like to hang the traveling quilts for that event.  The quilts which will be on display will be coordinated at the November meeting.

Bonnie also organized a charity quilt for Ballet Fantastique, including Sugar Skulls by Tula Pink.  She distributed packets for members to sew and then drop off by Sept 30th at the Euphoria Chocolate Company Factory store, located at 4090 Stewart Rd.

2020 Board Elections will be voted on at the next meeting.  Candidates currently are as listed:

President:  Ken
Vice President:  Bonnie
Secretary:  Sorrel
Treasurer:  Linda D.
Photographer:  Janice

If anyone else would like to submit their name for any position, please send an email to EMQG and your name will be included on the ballot.

Skill Demo by Ken: "Fast and furious binding demo"

Ken demonstrated a fun way to use glue to help with holding the binding in place.  He also showed several different ways to apply the binding including samples of different stitching, as well as the use of accent piped binding.

Eugene MQG Traveling Row Quilt:

Nela added a section with purple.

Janice added a row at the top to mirror the flying geese below.

Kim added a row to the bottom.

Sorrel added another row to the top and also added the back.

UFO FQ Challenge:

3 1/2 people (Kim started her challenge) completed their project this month.

Denise quilted her hand dyed mandala.

Kim started a kitty baby quilt.

Bonnie completed her framed blocks.

Hillie finished her skill builders quilt!
Hillie was the winner of all of the fat quarters from the fish bowl, 2 months worth of FQ's!!

There are 3 people who have challenged themselves so far for this next month.  Good luck everyone!

Show and Tell:

Sue with her "goofy" churndash.

Sue's log cabin quilt.

Kelly with a Jack's Chain beauty.

Gail completed her Meadowland quilt by Then Came June, quilted by Jayne.

Susan with a garden mandala quilt, quilted by Denise Shoup.

Another garden mandala quilt by Susan.

Linda with a hummingbird square in square design.

Linda with another one of her creations!

Missy showing her traveling quilt from 2018, quilted by Jayne.

The back with Jayne's lovely detailed quilting.

Sorrel with a quilt she's calling "colors of LA"

The back of Sorrel's beautiful quilt.

Next guild meeting will be Wednesday, October 9th at Eugene Garden Club, 6:30 social, 7:00 meeting.  Jenny will be presenting on hand sewing and quilting.  See you then!

Ken's go to glue!