Thursday, February 18, 2021

EMQG February Meeting

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild General Meeting

Business and announcements:

Reminder that we have one more month for the Paint Chip Challenge. If you have lost your paint chip colors contact Ken as he has the color cards and can provide you with your colors. We’re looking forward to seeing the finished projects for this fun challenge at the March meeting.


Bonnie is working on our new challenge to be presented in March. Bonnie is compiling a list of ‘virtual tour’ museums. Guild members will pick a piece of art that speaks to them for inspiration. Then, in three months, we’ll have show and tell with the inspiration piece and the project inspired by the art. Bonnie will send links to the museums via email.


Ken is going to the Global Quilt Connection at end of the month and will share information and new knowledge with us in March.


Look for the email with instructions for the March calendar challenge block which will be a shamrock.


Quiltcon is coming up and registration is still open.


Ken announced the Board has decided to have a ‘virtual’ (Zoom) retreat on Saturday, March 20 from 9AM – 3PM. In the morning Ken will lead us in a project to make a chicken pin cushion. For the rest of the ‘retreat’ we will work on any projects while having some ‘company’ in our sewing rooms. There will be some prep for the pin cushion beforehand and Ken will send the pattern so watch for an email and Zoom invite. 


Show and Tell - January and February challenge blocks:


Ann: Used blue scraps and might make them into individual table toppers or a runner

Linda Dye: Using Hawaiian scrap fabrics 

 Linda Delaplain: 


Nela: Used Shannon Brinkley fabrics





Show and Tell:


Tiny Dancer using the HexNmore ruler and was made in strips so no y or inset seams.

Second photo shows the reverse side fabric Gasleys by Alexandr Henry

Mid-Century modern panto called Bauhaus from Urban Elementz. Second photo shows close up quilting with orange thread. Ken used two layer cakes, cut 81 blocks, shuffled, and sewed them back together ala Karla Alexander method.



2020 mystery quilt top using green fabrics


Made more mystery quilt blocks


Finished a Color Collective BOM table runner called Pips


Wheel House quilt designed by Anna Maria Horner

Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt


Linda Dye:

NICU nursery donation baby quilt tops


a block New York Beauty Quilt by David Sirota 

A 23" block for International Quilt mini swap partner in Indiana

Received from International Quilt mini swap partner - Night Owl designed by tartankiwi


Wool applique on flannel – Live Life in Full Bloom from the Primitive Gathering wool box subscription

Susan: Antelope Canyon by Laurie Shifrin quilt and elephants on the reverse side in the second photo

Flipping Eights quilt top

Linda Delaplain:

Kimberbell design valentine bench pillow

Blue machine embroidered pillows

Quilt bee from Paramount

Valentine table runner, quilted on embroidery machine with red thread 


Made 6" blocks from the Sue Spargo Squash Squad Sew Along

 Jenny: Applique Friendship blocks from Pioneer Quilters and second photo closeup