EMQG December 2020 Meeting Recap

EMQG – Dec 9 Meeting

Announcements and Discussion


Paint Chip Challenge colors were mailed last week. Everyone at the meeting said they had received their colors. Ken has a master list, so please let Ken know if you haven't received your membership renewal form and paint chips. 


Ken thanked Sorrel and Janice for service to the board. In 20201, Linda Dye and Darcy Davis will take over as Secretary, and Anne Robertson will take over as the Photographer. 


Several members expressed looking forward to staying connected in 2021, and we all hope that we will be able to meet in person soon. 


Missy reported that she saw Phyllis’s daughter-in-law, Holly, who expressed how much she appreciated the memory book, and being able to see Phyllis with her quilts. Missy and others recognized how special it is to have the photo archive of the quilts with the quilters from our in-person meetings. 


Holiday Gift Ideas and Show and Tell


Jenny had the completed top of a Lucy Boston EPP quilt on her design wall. 


Darcy is finishing her Mystery Quilt to gift to her youngest step-son to take to college. 


Sorrel is gifting her Minnesota quilt to her in-laws, several zipper pouches to friends and family, and maybe some home made Asian plum sauce. She shared her Christmas Trees quilt that Ken quilted for her this week. 


Janice is sewing microwavable rice bags to give as gifts. She made a baby quilt top called ‘Streaks of Light.’ Janice shared: This baby quilt was made for a great nephew to be born this month. The pattern is called Streaks of Light and was in the December 1995 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. I saved the pattern 25 years ago and I still like it. This was sewn as a Leader/Ender project while working on other quilts. 

Nela is making drawstring bags using a pattern by Jeni Baker of In Color Order. She made a 2x4 quilt (pattern by Film in the Fridge) and used fabric from 5 different collections of Rifle Paper Company. 


Jackie is using old Christmas fabric to sew 16”x16” napkins for gifts. She sewed a cushion as a housewarming present for a friend using wool applique. She also shared an in-progress redwork project. 


Kim shared a Trip Around the World block out of Christmas fabric (pattern/technique by Bonnie Hunter).


Linda Delaplain is making pouches using free-motion quilting on wool fabric. She finished a gnome bench pillow (applique, pattern by Annie’s Patterns), two Christmas pillows on her embroidery machine (pattern by Kimber Bell), and aprons for her granddaughter and daughter-in-law using Portland fabric. 


Missy is making pillowcases for her nieces and nephews using fabrics representing their particular interests. She’s also making masks out of Christmas fabric to gift to family and friends. 


Anne is sewing masks out of Christmas fabric. She finished a Christmas quilt that she has been working on for 4 years, and it will be a gift to her husband. The quilt uses fabric from Maywood highlighting prints by Tom Browning, a favorite artist of Anne and her husband. The pattern was a free pattern released by Maywood to go with the fabric, though Anne changed some of the details. Anne worked on this quilt at two retreats, and it was quilted by Jayne Scoggin. 


Ken made a beer quilt for his nephew, using some beer panels and aboriginal fabric. He also made a baby quilt, and a wedding gift to a former student. 

Ken's design for his nephew who's paternal side is from Australia/New Zealand.

Ken's design of baby quilt. Diaper bag is called Pocket Parade from Quilts Illustrated (GREAT bag designer from Phoenix).

Lemon Pepper

Yellow Brick Road

Denise sent in two quilts. This one doesn't have a binding yet. It is a wedding gift for a nephew and his new wife.

This is for a Modern Quilt Guild swap and will go to my swap partner in Indiana. It is not yet bound. 23" square.

Daisy sent in photos and information about three recent finishes. She wrote:

I finished three bed size quilts in November, one queen for me and two stashbusting twins for donations. 

The dark blue queen is made with the Blue Jeans Quilt pattern from AllPeopleQuilt. It's quilted in a wide spiral.

The two twins are Blizzard Quilts, a very old Internet pattern. (The Way Back machine has a hard time finding it.) It's a fun no-brainer project. Cut strips, cross cut, chain piece. Both quilts are quilted in vertical straight lines, 3" apart.

I've included photos of the twin backs because they're so different and were made from well-aged stash.