Saturday, May 15, 2021

EMQG May 2021

Ken: As announced in an email earlier this week, the board made the difficult decision to cancel the October 2021 retreat.  We are rescheduled for fall of 2022. 

There are two Slow Stitch meetings scheduled at the Rose Garden. One on May 20 and one on June 17. Both are from 10am – noon. Bring a chair and your handwork and enjoy the company of your fellow Guild members.


Also scheduled is a Zoom Sew-a-thon on Saturday, June 19th. Let’s Zoom together live from our sewing ‘studios’ from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Ken will send the Zoom link closer to the event.


The June meeting is on the 9th and we are hoping to be live and in person! If anyone has a suggestion for a safe outdoor meeting place for our evening June, July and August meetings, please let a member of the board know. More details to follow as we finalize the meeting place.


Attention all Guild members with a long arm! Ken will compile a list of Guild members interested in being hired for long arm quilting projects. If you are interested in being added to the list send Ken an email. Ken will send the list out to all Guild members.


Reminder to everyone that the Modern Art inspired challenge projects are due for the July meeting. Hope everyone is having fun researching and picking an artist for inspiration!


Global Quilt Connection – Ken sent out the list with the link. Guild is automatically registered so there is no cost for members to attend. It looks like a great opportunity with great modern quilt artists.


Calendar blocks: 

Linda D. – Colorful tulips but hasn’t decided if one of the tulips will be upside down.

Bunny and carrot (made with bunny fabric)


Also made the calendar block tulips

Show and Tell:

Rush: A new member who found us on line! Welcome Rush!

Hoop Sister; “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” Embroidery and appliqué; It’s hanging on the wall in grand daughter’s bedroom

“Sun Water and Sand” designed by her cousin Hillary Bobker (pattern not for sale)

Linda D.:

Floral wall hanging panel

Sew Kind of Wonderful block a week – Used hombre fabric with green, blue, gold and purple to make the 12’ square 


Missouri Star “Side Kick” with Riley Blake layer cake. The quilt was made for a nephew who lives in Idaho.



Spin Cut Sew from Quilt Con with designer Angela Walters free motion quilt challenge

“Meandering Paisleys” using a jelly roll of African fabric

59x73” Made for MIL’s for 70th birthday

The denim fabric on back shows the quilting

Melissa McQuory’s Happy Quilting sewalong “Roundabout”

Used two colors pantagraph in center

Cotton and Bourbon designer Audrey Esarey

“Watercolor Circles” – quilt 32”x32”

This was a 6 hr Zoom class using two sets of fabric colors

Nela: Also took a Zoom class taught by Tara Faughnan on color and design “Give and Take”

Jenny B:

Spring Brook “Blossoms”  BOM through Coriander Quilts