Thursday, December 26, 2019

January First Thursday Slow Stitch

First Thursday Slow Stitching group will meet next Thursday, January 2nd, 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.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

December 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting

Happy Holidays!

We had a nice December gathering and enjoyed some good food, beautiful quilts, a white elephant orphaned project gift exchange, fabric gifts, and lots of laughter and friendship.  See our fun below:


Sew days 2020:  Scheduled for January 11, March 1, May 30, Sept 13 and Nov 7.  Mark your calendars and hope that you can make it!

Eugene 1st Friday Art Walk:  January 3, 2020.  Bonnie is looking for traveling quilts to show during the evening art walk at her downtown Euphoria Chocolate Company business.  Please contact her if you are interested.  She would like you to be present to discuss your quilt to the art walk participants.

Willamette Valley Quilt Festival:  January 31 and February 1, 2020.  Please sign up to work at the EMQG booth, see Nela for details and times which still need to be filled.  Also make sure to go and enjoy this quilt festival in Albany.

2020 Membership dues:  $35 or $40, whichever you can afford.

Show and Tell:

Darcy and her finished "Chase the sun" quilt.

Nela with her "Snowflake" quilt, pattern by Modern Handcraft.

Ken's finished "Namaste" quilt.

Ken showing the facing border he used.

Ken's "Yellow Brick Road" on point.

Changing of the guards:

A big THANK YOU to the 2018-2019 EMQG board members for all of your hard work the last 2 years to make our guild fun and grow.

Missy, Nela, Susan, Janice, Kim

Next Guild Meeting:  Wednesday, January 8, 20202 at Eugene Garden Club.  Social at 6:30pm, business meeting at 7:00pm.

Have a fantastic holiday and ring (or blow!) in the New Year in style!

Friday, December 6, 2019

November 2019 Eugene MQG Meeting

We had one guest join us today.  Welcome!


We had our final Sew Day on November 2nd with a good turn out of participants.  The guild has reserved 5 dates at the Eugene Garden Club for Sew Days in 2020.  Jan 11th, March 1st, May 30th, Sept 13th and Nov 7th.

Eugene 1st Friday Art Walk. We have been chosen to show our traveling quilts at the Euphoria Chocolates downtown store.  Bonnie is organizing this with her business.  She is hoping to show 7-8 quilts and is requesting the owners of the quilts be present to speak about them.  Speak to Bonnie if you are interested in participating.

Willamette Valley Quilt Festival:   January 31st and February 1st, 2020.  This is held at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.  We will have a booth at this festival and will be hanging the charity quilt we have created.  We need members to help at the booth in 2 hours shifts on both days.  Please sign up to help and also enjoy the quilt show!


2020 membership dues:  $35/yr.  Dues will be due by the December guild meeting.  If you would like to pay $40, the extra money will be used to help support anyone who is unable to pay the yearly dues and/or add to the general fund for the guild.

What skills do you want to see demonstrated next year?  Nela passed around a tablet for members to write down ideas and suggestions.

Maude Kerns Art Center has a members show "Art For All Seasons" currently on display.  Eugene MQG member Daisy has a quilt piece hanging in this show.  Go see it and support local artists!

Monthly Skill Demo:  'Inspired by a hanky', presented by Jill.

Jill had many of her personal hankies she has received or purchased over the years and showed ways in which to use them in quilts and art pieces.  She also had the members present choose one or several hankies of interest and discuss how they can spark an idea for a creative piece.

UFO FQ Challenge:

There were 3 people who completed their challenge this month.

Bonnie:  'Framed' quilt top

Susan:  'Antelope Canyon' quilt top
Janice:  2019 Row Quilt finished
Susan was the winner of the fat quarters!

Show and Tell:

Linda's 'Silver Bells' wall quilt for a charity at Shadow Hills Golf Club

 Linda's Christmas wall quilt

 Pat and her 'donation table strip blocks reinvented' quilt, quilted by Denise Nash

 Pat mad a 4th of July quilt for her husband, quilted by Jayne Scroggins

Kim finished the top of her Double Irish Chain quilt

 Susan made 'Kitchen Blues', quilted by Jayne Scroggins

 Susan showing her 'Saint Kits Polka', quilted by Jayne Scroggins

 Gail showing her 'Meadowland' quilt made for her sister

 Gail completed 'Glitter' quilt, pattern by Jen Kingwell

 Bonnie enjoying her Tula Pink 'Sugar Skulls' quilt

Next Guild Meeting:  Wednesday, December 11th at Eugene Garden Club.

Holiday Potluck and White Elephant UFO game.  Bring a project or kit you have haven't finished and swap it out for someone else's!
Potluck:  Savory or Sweet finger food. Please bring a plate, utensils, napkin and a cup or mug for yourself to use and enjoy the goodies!

See you there!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

December Holiday Meeting Reminder

Hello All!

Our December meeting is next Wednesday, December 11th (6:30-8:30) at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene, OR 97401.

Please remember to bring
  1. A savory or sweet finger food to share
  2. A plate, cup/mug, napkin for your personal use
  3. A UFO project you no longer want to finish (started or not!) for our White Elephant Game. Please wrap as you would a gift (if participating) 
  4. Holiday Show and Tell item

See you then! Remember we are starting with food at 6:30pm.