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 !!






Monday, May 12, 2014

May Meeting Recap


Table runner Swap
image


Corvallis Modern Quilt guild welcomed two new members this month - Welcome to Camille and Glory and to our first time visitor Peggy!
We are growing! and we're pretty excited about it!

Next months Swap theme is Black and white and accent color of your choice.
Bring an item that fits this description in a brown paper bag to swap with a fellow CMQG'r at next months meeting. This is a blind swap.

Connie, our prez, gave a report about the Lebanon trip.

Our challenge for next month ~ Bring a finished center block of your choice for a challenge quilt.
We will be adding onto this over the next few months. This will be your quilt, so make it however you like. Connie will be challenging us to add to it over the year. Details at the next meeting.

May Sew day is Saturday May 24th 12:00-6:00 at Crossroads church ~ 2555 NW Highland Dr. Corvallis, OR 97330

Our next meeting, is June 13th at Renew Church in Corvallis (this is our new home!)
 Thanks to the folks at the Renew Church for letting us use this space. We are so grateful!

CMQG will be at Chintimini senior wellness exhibit 5/28th 3-7pm. Come and see us.
2601 NW Tyler Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97330

This month we brought in our favorite notions:
Marvy marking pen 422
Bias tape maker
Bobbin saver
Bodkin
Wonder clips
Kwik klip
Magnetic pin holder
Mini Iron
Rotary cutter
Tab Slot Drunkard’s path templates
Seam Fix Seam ripper
Quilt clip
Not shown, Hera marker, Walking foot, Robert Kaufman app for iPhone Aunt Becky's finger guard

Linda showed us her finished mini quilt for the Robert Kaufman Modern Metallics challenge for Quilt.Knit.Stitch.
 Nicely done Linda.  Sorry about the blurry photo.

Connie gave us a little curved piecing demo to show us just how easy curves can be. Indeed they were.

Hope to see you at our next Sew Day or meeting!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Member Spotlight: Caroline Press

Well, our small guild is slowly growing, and we've welcomed several new members lately.  Guess it's time to start introducing everyone so we can all get to know each other a little better.  

Meet Caroline Press, Secretary 



How long have you been quilting, and who/what inspired you to start? I have been quilting since 2010. I was inspired to start by Tula Pink.  Her fabric line Neptune had just come out and I wanted to make a quilt with it for my mother-in-law who lives at the beach.  The fabrics were just her colors and I knew she would love the quilt for her home. I hadn't ever quilted anything before but I just dove in and did it.  I practiced free-motion-quilting on a few doll quilts I made for my daughter and after that I felt I could complete the quilt. I couldn't have done any of this without the internet and countless bloggers who posted videos and photo tutorials of their step-by-step process. 

What is your favorite part of quilting? Probably choosing fabric. I love putting color stories together and dreaming up the designs. Sewing the first block is always fun but the rest is pretty mechanical. I do like hand-sewing on the binding mostly because I know the end is in sight and I do love pulling a finished quilt out of the dryer for the first time! 

What is one quilting technique that you would like to learn? Trapunto. Never done that before and I do like to play with textures. 

Do you have any other hobbies, crafty or otherwise? Oh yes. I am the craft queen. There probably isn't a craft I haven't tried but I try to limit myself to only a few, simply because I don't have the time for it all.  I do enjoy knitting a lot and always have. Other hobbies include skiing which I enjoy immensely, and interior design. 

Do you have any social media sites? 
Blog: www.trilliumdesign.blogspot.com
Etsy: www.trilliumshoppe.etsy.com
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/trilliumFacebook
Instagram: http://instagram.com/trilliumdesign
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/user/814093/