Friday, April 16, 2021

EMQG April 2021

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild 

April 2021

Ken: The Calendar Challenge May block has been sent out. The block is two tulips. Ken suggested you measure your flowers when you’re finished as his block was smaller at the top when he was finished.


Nela: The retreat this year will be Thursday Sept 30 – Sunday, Oct 3 

Please fill out on line questionnaire as soon as possible, even if you will not attend, so Nela has a head count. Masks are required.


Ken: The All Star Virtual Sampler Platter Event presented by the Global Quilt Connection is coming in May. The EMQG has paid for our entire guild to attend so no cost to members. This event will help familiarize everyone using Zoom, as well as have 18 quilting instructors demonstrating quilting techniques. The dates are Saturday May 22 and Sunday May 23

Ken: Reminded everyone about the Artist/Museum challenge and wondered how many have enjoyed looking through the museums to search for an artist. Jenny said she wanted to choose a woman artist so has looked at MOMA and one of the French museums. Denise said she has looked at some of the museums. Linda Jo has looked at all of them and has artist in mind. Missy went to a couple of them, including the Louvre.


Ken also reminded everyone that you can pick any artist or work that isn’t in the museums listed. Quilters can make anything they want, such as a quilt, a bag, or stuffed animal. When submitting a photo of the finished work, please include a photo of the inspiration artwork.


Ken: An in person Sit and Sew has been scheduled for next Thursday, April 22 at 10 am.


Missy: Suggested a topic for a future meeting How to organize your ‘sewing’ room. We all agreed it would be a useful topic.


Ken: Ken and Kelly have library of books from Phillis that will soon be available to check out.


Jill: Donated chairs from the Sewing Room to the Garden Club. 


Calendar Quilt Show and Tell:

Ann: Made two blocks this month. For April, a pink watering can made from scraps. The back ground was a jelly roll.

Also did three bunnies and carrots for a table runner.

Jenny: Also did two blocks for April. A black watering can with watering can fabric from fat quarter shop and a pink bunny and a carrot fabric carrot.

Linda: April purple watering can with yellow background

Glenna: March shamrock in all greens

Bonnie: April bunny and carrot

Brenda: (new member) Finished three blocks. January star, February and a March shamrock

Chickens Show and Tell:

Linda: Purple and red top knot attached with a metal fork pin

Anne: Blue and yellow chicken with ribbon top knot. Fabric was quilted with decorative stitch.

Darcy: 'Darcy's Barn made three chickens this month. One with chicken fabric and button eye. The large chicken was filled with beans and sent to her mom. The smaller chicken was filled with rice and sent to her sister. 

April General Show and Tell:

Jackie: Made a baby quilt for the friend of her son that has a scrappy binding.

Janice: Finished last year’s solid challenge – the big circles are pieced and smaller circles are applique. Inspiration was the graphic from a beer can.

Ken: Made a quilt using Alexander Henry Wrangler Pinup fabric for an ex student who is a DJ and singer in Nashville.