EMQG June 2020 'Show and Tell'

Thanks to the 18 members who were able to join the Zoom meeting on Wednesday. We apologize for the delay in connecting, and are grateful to all of you who were able to wait for us while we figured out how to work around Zoom's connection issues.

Book for Phyllis
Linda Delaplain is finishing up the book for Phyllis's family. Jill and Jayne helped clean out Phyllis's studio and will be in touch at a later point in time if any help is needed in finishing any unfinished quilts of Phyllis's.

- The 'Sand 'n' Sea' Quilt Show in Coos Bay has been cancelled this year.
- The 'Unconventional Materials Challenge' is due in July.
- Please contact Linda Delaplain if you have any finished pillowcases to donate to Bags of Love.

MQG Charity Quilt
The theme for the MQG Charity Quilt Challenge this year is curved piecing. QuiltCon this year will be virtual, so the quilt will not be displayed for the public, but will be photographed and uploaded with the rest of the QuiltCon content. The guild discussed whether or not we'd like to participate this year. Kelly shared that quilt shops are having difficulty stocking black and white fabric right now, though it may be available again later in the summer or fall. The guild voted to continue to explore possibilities. Ken and Nela will work together to create a survey for guild members to gather ideas and come up with next steps.

Slow Stitch
There was a 'socially distanced' Slow Stitch meeting at River Road Park on June 4th. It was a lovely gathering, and we will plan to invite members for another socially distanced get together sometime in the next month.

Retreat Update
Nela confirmed that the center is available to host a retreat October 1-4, though our plans to hold a retreat are not confirmed yet. Nela will send everyone a survey to assess interest and individual comfort levels with attending the retreat. Plan for more info at the next meeting. 

June Mystery Blocks
There are two patterns for this month's blocks. Ken emailed them to guild members last Thursday. Janice recommends making sure to use contrasting fabrics on the 12" block.

Show and Tell

From Anne:

May Mystery Blocks

From Linda Delaplain: 

Front side of Letters from home quilt

Back of Letters from home quilt

Mystery blocks

From Linda Dye:

It’s been pretty slow in the sewing studio this month as the garden has needed too much attention but I have been trimming trimming trimming the solids challenge quilt Blocks. And I completed the two mystery challenge blocks for the month. I haven’t had a chance to work on the unconventional material challenge but I do have a great idea! And I’m looking forward to working on it as soon as I get the solid quilt a bit further along.

From Jenny:

Mystery blocks I’ve completed...trying to keep up!

From Lynda: 

I have been busy making masks – over 100 so far… donating all.

I finished a baby quilt using the Yellow Brick Road pattern and used my walking foot to quilt “organic curves.”  We had a Zoom baby shower a couple weeks ago.

I also finished a quilt top using the Lemon Pepper quilt pattern.  Both patterns were firsts for me.

From Denise: 

Most everything I am working on, with the exception of masks, is paper piecing. I have embraced this technique with a new enthusiasm.  This little cabin scene is about 7"x9" and will have two small borders around it.

A small paper pieced hanging. Two of the three paper-pieced portions, hummingbird and moth, are free patterns on lillyella.com. She is the same designer of Sorrel's "Wicked Weaver" from 2018. The echinacea is from a paper-piecing book by Elizabeth Smart.

For a "row robin". Theme is My Spring Garden.

From Jackie: 

Here are my latest mystery quilt blocks.

I also finally quilted this “Painted Forest” quilt. I had finished piecing the top a couple of years ago. I designed the back to use up all the rest of the fat quarters that I used on the front.

Also, here is a little bit of slow hand stitching I have been doing.

From Janice: 

Here are my samples of the mystery blocks for next month. You can see on the larger two blocks that the pink/green block does not have enough contrast. Choose your fabric wisely.

From Jill: 

From Gail: 

This quilt is about 16 inch square, made after taking Timna Tarr's class on mosaic quilting. I learned a fun new technique which feeds into my love of using tiny pieces of fabric sewn together.