Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November meeting wrap-up

Can you guys believe it is November already? It's practically turkey day!  Yikes.

Here's our wrap up for the Nov meeting:

Introducing our new CMQG Board members for 2015:

Prez: Lisa Nielsen
Vice-Prez: Camille Ainsworth
Secretary: Caroline Press
Treasurer: Dana McClure

Congrats to all the new and returning board members.  2015 is going to be a great year!


Caroline gave us a summary on her Sewtopia experience and shared her swag wealth with the rest of the guild.  

Thanks to everyone who has sewn up their Quiltcon charity block.  There is still time to complete your block if you haven't yet.  I will accept blocks at the Nov sew day and at the Dec meeting.  Quiltcon charity quilt block instructions can be found here.  

Upcoming Events

Nov Sew Day
Sat Nov 22nd
noon-6 Crossroads Church
2555 NW Highland Dr.
Corvallis, OR 97330

Dec Meeting 
Friday, Dec 12th 
7:30-9pm
The Old Spaghetti Factory - we will meet for our annual holiday dinner.  Won't you join us for some festive fun!

Nov 20-22 10-5 at the Portland Expo Center
Jan 23-25, Oregon Garden
Quilt entries due Jan 9th
Click here for details



Don't forget to work on your medallion quilt challenge if you are participating.
This months challenge is:
1) purple fabric
2) Use a hexagon shape


Show and Tell





CMQG Nov mtg



Monday, November 3, 2014

Oct meeting recap

Oct Recap


Lisa gave us a summary on her Northwest Quilt Expo experience.

Don't forget - Board Member positions are open and we will vote at the November meeting. Want to be a part of the Modern Quilting movement? Now’s your chance to make a difference. Run for a board position.

Board Positions are:
President
Vice President

    Secretary
      Treasurer

      Membership Bylaws can be found here.

      Quiltcon charity quilt block instructions can be found here.  Don't forget to bring your completed blocks to the meeting.  

      Upcoming Events

      Nov Meeting 
      Friday, Nov 14
      ReNew Church 7-8:30 pm
      1677 SW 35th St, Corvallis


      Nov Sew DaySat Nov 22nd
      noon-6 Crossroads Church
      2555 NW Highland Dr.
      Corvallis, OR 97330

      There is no Swap theme for Nov.  

      Don't forget to work on your medallion quilt challenge if you are participating.  
      This months challenge is:
      1) paper piecing
      2) churn dash block or design
      
      
      
      

      Tuesday, October 7, 2014

      September meeting recap and info

      Greetings CMQG’ers I’m a little behind on Septembers blog post.

      Here are some upcoming events:

      Oct Meeting
      Friday, Oct 10
      ReNew Church 7-8:30 pm
      1677 SW 35th St, Corvallis

      Oct Sew Day
      Sat Oct 25th
      noon-6
      Crossroads Church
      2555 NW Highland Dr.
      Corvallis, OR 97330

      Medallion block challenge:  
      We've changed up the rules a little bit.  If you don't want to make a medallion quilt, you don't have to.  It can be a traditional block quilt, or a row quilt or a Medallion quilt or anything else you can think of.  We are adding different challenge blocks to each month. So this month the challenge is to add a block/strip/border containing:

      1:  Polka dot fabric
      2:  Orange

      If you are making a medallion quilt, add a border containing those elements. If you're doing a block quilt, make 2 or more blocks with those elements.  If you're doing a row quilt, your new row(s) should contain those elements.  The process is up to you.  This allows for more flexibility in the quilt you end up with.   You can do one or both elements, it's up to you!
       

      The swap theme for the next meeting is 'Fall' .. Bring any item in a brown paper bag to swap with your fellow guild members. It can be anything with the theme – ‘fall’.

      If you are participating in the Quiltcon quilt challenge please bring your fabric requirements to the meeting this Friday. We are making slash and insert blocks in the Quiltcon colors. Please see this blogpost for details on how to make the block.


      New Board positions will open up for voting in November. Want to be a part of the Modern Quilting movement? Now’s your chance to make a difference. Run for a board position.

      This month, our Vice-Prez Lisa showed us how easy it was to do free-motion quilting using the supreme slider and the quilt halo.  I can't wait to try this at home.





      Monday, September 22, 2014

      Quiltcon Challenge quilt block Instructions



      Cut out a square of the block size you intend to make plus an inch or two.  For example, my block will be around 12” finished, so I’ve cut out a 14” block to start. image   Then you’ll cut strips of fabric to insert. The width can be anything. Here I’ve cut 1” , 2” and 3” strips of fabric.  You’ll only need 2 strips  and they need to be at least a couple of inches longer than your block  - 16” long in my example. image



      Place the strips over the block in a pleasing orientation. This is where you decide how you want the finished block to look.  Once you’ve place your strips, remove the first strip and set it aside. We’ll only sew on one strip for now.  Place the strip over the spot you want it to be and pin it in place w/ the right-sides facing.  image Then go ahead and sew it into place right over the block using a ¼” seam allowance. Try not to stretch the seam at this point. It'll stretch easily since it's probably cut closer to the bias and on an angle) image

      Now you’ll cut along that seam allowance. Line up the ruler w/ the ¼” seam allowance and cut the larger 14” block. image image

      Using your iron, Press the strip flat image and then line up the cut portion of the 14” block piece (the piece you just cut off) right sides facing and sew another ¼” seam. imageimage Press seams flat. image    Press the block open.  It should look like this.

      Next you’ll place the second strip on your block and repeat the process.
      imageimage image If your strip is wider, you may wish to place the larger portion of the cut block at an angle to create an insertion strip with uneven width. image image If the block looks a little wonky at this point, that's ok. We are going to trim it later. Finally, trim your block down to the desired size. Here i've trimmed by finished block to 12". image And here is my finished block all trimmed up and looking perfect. image And here is one I've made using the quiltcon colors: image

      Monday, August 25, 2014

      August meeting Recap




      This months meeting was held at the Riverfront on 1st in Corvallis.  It was so nice to sit outside on the grass and enjoy the beautiful summer weather.  
       
      Reminder that we will be at the Corvallis Farmer’s market this Saturday (Aug 30th) in lieu of our regular sew day.  The farmer’s market starts at 9. Members should be there between 8-8:30am for set up.

      Medallion block challenge:  
      We've changed up the rules a little bit.  If you don't want to make a medallion quilt, you don't have to.  It can be a traditional block quilt, or a row quilt or a Medallion quilt or anything else you can think of.  We are adding different challenge blocks to each month. So this month the challenge is to add a block/strip/border containing:

      1:  Embroidery
      2:  Circles

      If you are making a medallion quilt, add a border containing those elements. If you're doing a block quilt, make 2 or more blocks with those elements.  If you're doing a row quilt, your new row(s) should contain those elements.  The process is up to you.  This allows for more flexibility in the quilt you end up with.   You can do one or both elements, it's up to you!


      The swap theme for the next meeting is still 'Fire and Ice' as we only have one participant this past month.


      Show and Tell for our August meeting:



      Upcoming events:

      CMQG is at the Corvallis Farmer's Market Saturday  Aug 30th
      for our 2nd Anniversary! Riverfront on 1st st in Corvallis

      Our Sept meeting date is Friday Sept 12th at the ReNew Church. 7-8:30pm
      677 SW 35th St, Corvallis

      Thursday, July 17, 2014

      July Meeting Recap

      In the News:

      The Michael Miller challenge deadline has been extended to July 25th.  So there is still time to get those last minute challenge quilts/projects done! Big prizes this time.  You have one week! Go!

      Medallion block challenge has started.  
      We've changed up the rules a little bit.  If you don't want to make a medallion quilt, you don't have to.  It can be a traditional block quilt, or a row quilt or a Medallion quilt or anything else you can think of.  We are adding different challenge blocks to each month. So this month the challenge is to add a block/strip/border containing:

      1:  Flying geese
      2: Yo-yos.

      If you are making a medallion quilt, add a border containing those elements. If you're doing a block quilt, make 2 or more blocks with those elements.  If you're doing a row quilt, your new row(s) should contain those elements.  The process is up to you.  This allows for more flexibility in the quilt you end up with.   You can do one or both elements, it's up to you!

      State fair quilt submission deadline is approaching ~ Aug 7th.  Don't forget to sign up if you're planning on submitting a quilt. A complete Exhibitor handbook can be found here

      The swap theme for the next meeting is 'Fire and Ice'


      Upcoming events:

      Sew day is Saturday  July 26th at Crossroad's church 12:00-6:00
       2555 NW Highland Dr. Corvallis, OR 97330

      Our Aug meeting date is Friday Aug 8th at the ReNew Church. 7-8:30pm
      677 SW 35th St, Corvallis
      Join us for Happy hour at Sky High brewing 160 NW Jackson Ave, Corvallis, Oregon 97330 if you like at 5:30.  We are having our Aug meeting outside on the Riverfront, downtown Corvallis, just south of the fountain from 7-8:30.

      Quilt.Knit.Stitch is happening in Portland Aug 14-16.   Click here to find out more

      Quilts in the Garden event is happening in Corvallis on Aug 16th.  This event is organized by the Mary's River quilt guild.

      We will be at the Corvallis Farmer's market on Aug 30th in downtown Corvallis.  Come see us there.

      What you missed at our July meeting:

      Lisa demonstrated how to make perfectly pieced and matched bindings.  Thanks Lisa!


        If you'ld like to learn more, you can visit A Quilter's Table to see her tutorial. 



      Show and Tell:



      Lisa's finished quilt for her hubby.  Beautiful Lisa!

      Camille's finished star quilt!  Gorgeous quilting in person



      Dana's new bag - almost done and her center medallion block
      Camille's new clutch samples.
      Linda's pretty Sunprinted fabrics

      Friday, July 11, 2014

      June Meeting recap

      Our June meeting coincided with the end of the OSU quarter, so there were lots of relieved faces around the table despite the fact that our meeting occurred on Friday the 13th.  I'm happy to report that everything went off without a hitch.

      In the News:

      The Michael Miller challenge deadline has been extended to July 25th.  So there is still time to get those last minute challenge quilts/projects done! Big prizes this time.

      Bring a finished center block in July for the next challenge.  We'll start the Medallion block challenge at the July meeting if you are playing along.

      The swap theme for the next meeting is 'Beach'

      Upcoming events:

      Sew day is Saturday  June 28th at Crossroad's church 12:00-6:00
       2555 NW Highland Dr. Corvallis, OR 97330

      Our July meeting date is Friday July 11th at the ReNew Church. 7-8:30pm
      677 SW 35th St, Corvallis

      If you are interested in carpooling to the Sister's quilt show on Saturday, send an email message to the group or email me at trilliumdesign1 at gmail (leave out the spaces).

      We will be at the Corvallis Farmer's market on Aug 30th in downtown Corvallis.  Please join us there.

      Challenges:

      Connie has challenged everyone to enter a quilt into the Benton county fair.  We would love to do a large Modern Quilt Guild display as a group.

      We would also love to do a display at the Fall Festival and would love any feedback on this.

      What you missed at our June meeting:

      Glue Basting! Have you tried it yet? I demonstated this gem of a technique at the meeting and it works like a charm. I am glue basting everything from now on - well ok, many things!

      If you are interested in trying this yourself, the fine tips can be purchased from Christy at Purpledaisiesllc.com

      Show and Tell:
      I need some pictures !!