Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 2017 Meeting Recap

It was fun to start the new year with all of you at the meeting on January 12th! We're delighted to meet the new year and see what happens with the guild. 

QuiltCon Quilt



This is our first quarter charity quilt, and the guild did a great job of piecing starts. Ann pieced the quilt top and Lisa from Upstairs Birdie will quilt this. We are still looking for backing fabric. Linda will be binding it after the quilting is done. It is so beautiful to see in person, and we are all looking forward to seeing it in finished!
   
Quilt Resolutions for 2017

We discussed our quilting goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. 

The various techniques we're interested in learning are free motion quilting on the domestic, long-arm or mid-arm, applique, paper piecing, sewing a bag, and sun prints. 

We've all got various UFOs to finish. 😉 There are lots of babies arriving whom will need new quilts, babies already here that deserve memory quilts from their castoff clothes.

With an eye toward planning, some of our members are looking to improve their fabric selection processes.


Lastly, it's difficult to be a great sewist and stay on track in a messy sewing room, so several members are looking to organize or set up a sewing room in the new year.

Show & Tell Highlights

There were a lot of beautiful projects shown by the end of the meeting. We unfortunately did not capture photographs of everything, so if anyone has images they want to pass on, please do.


Linda showed one of the boxy bags she made with fabric she sun printed this summer. 



Janet told us all about her visit with her daughter in Burkina Faso over the holidays; bringing fabrics she purchased and a dress she had made while she was there.
Tanya brought a quilt top that her son pieced using the jelly roll racing method. She then quilted and bound it for him, and it turned out wonderfully.



Diana made a woodland quilt with an appliqued deer made for a friend’s baby.

 

Tuesday brought a doll that she made following directions from a make-along doll subscription from wee wonderfuls. She sewed the doll, and then once a month she'll receive a pattern for an outfit to sew for the doll. She also made a very excellent backpack by taking a class on the creative bug website. 

Karla  shared some pillow covers she sewed for a friend who made her a painting.


General Announcements

Stephanie told us about an upcoming show at The Art Center. It's an open exhibition, where the entire community is invited to submit art on February 4th, between noon and 4pm. Check out their website for more information.
 
Looking ahead to February

Connie from Pacific Rim Quilt Company will briefly discuss Hawaiian quilts. There will be no swap, but we'd love to see what you made with fabric from the "yard of fabric" swap.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 2016 Meeting Recap

New Date! New Location!

Our June Meeting was held at our new location! The First Alternative Co-op South Store has allowed us to use their community room on the SECOND THURSDAY of each month for our monthly meetings and again on the FORTH SATURDAY for our sew days!  


Modern Hexagon Quilting with Caroline

Big thanks to Caroline for sharing her love of hexies with us! She shared her tips, tricks + supply list, how to make the hexagons and how to prepare and quilt your top! 



If you were't at the meeting but would like a hand-out please see Sarah and she can get you a copy!  THANK YOU CAROLINE!

Calendar of Events Reveiw

June 25th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: CMQG/EMQG meet up at Sweet Earth Vineyards! Please bring an appetizer or a dessert to share, your quilts to show off and your tote bag (inside a brown paper bag) to swap! 

August 6th: Corvallis Farmer's Market

August 19th - 21st: Pacific Northwest Quilt Guild Meet Up - more details here and register here!

September 22nd - 24th: Northwest Quilting Expo - If you'd like to show your quilts at this expo, please have them to Courtney by September 20th. Quilts will need a 4" sleeve attached.

Q3 Charity: 1-Hour Baskets! We are making 1-Hour baskets for local nursing homes - they fit perfectly on the back of a wheel chair! SO HANDY! We'll be providing the fusible fleece for this project. Please see Sarah at any meeting or sew day for your fleece! Hour baskets will be due at the September Meeting. Make as many as you can! 



Show & Tell Highlights










Looking Ahead to July


July's swap is HEXAGONS! Swappers choice on what you make, but it absolutely has to have hexies on it!

Monday, June 6, 2016

May 2016 Meeting Recap

Business Review

No business this month, we had a pop-up shop and book sale instead! HUGE THANKS to Dana from Winter Creek Cloth treating us to a fantastic pop-up shop with piles and piles of fat quarters in every color of the rainbow!




Calendar of Events Reveiw

June 25th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: CMQG/EMQG meet up at Sweet Earth Vineyards! Please bring an appetizer or a dessert to share, your quilts to show off and your tote bag (inside a brown paper bag) to swap! 

August 19th - 21st: Pacific Northwest Quilt Guild Meet Up - more details here!

August 6th: Corvallis Farmer's Market 

September 22nd - 24th: Northwest Quilting Expo - If you'd like to show your quilts at this expo, please have them to Courtney by September 20th. Quilts will need a 4" sleeve attached.

Q3 Charity: 1-Hour Baskets! We are making 1-Hour baskets for local nursing homes - they fit perfectly on the back of a wheel chair! SO HANDY! We'll be providing the fusible fleece for this project. Please see Sarah at any meeting or sew day for your fleece! Hour baskets will be due at the September Meeting. Make as many as you can! 

Show & Tell Highlights

Janet is making a mini quilt with paper pieced tea pots! She's hoping to make about 30 tea pots. They are fantastic Janet!





Lisa shared a top secret surprise quilt. Beautiful job, Lisa!




Dana was passing off a finished top to have Lisa with Upstairs Birdie quilt for her. Hoping we get to see the finished quilt at the next meeting Dana! It is gorgeous!!




Don created this original mini quilt called "Cat Surprise!" each quilt square can be flipped to the other side and the backing is made from cat fabrics. So creative and fun, Don!




Looking Ahead to June

A reminder that there will be NO swap or sew day in June. Instead, we'll be having our meet-up with Eugene Modern Quilt Guild on our scheduled sew day and swapping tote bags then. Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 2016 Meeting Recap

Business Review

The QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge has been announced. Please follow the link for full details, including color requirements. If you'd like to volunteer to help Courtney & Sarah with project planning, please let us know! This will be our Quarter 4 charity quilt. 

We also discussed possible education topics for future meetings. Some ideas included: marking quilt patterns on quilts for free motion quilting, how/where to start designing your own patterns and a binding tutorial. If you have a suggestion, please feel free to email the guild.

Calendar of Events Reveiw

June 25th: CMQG/EMQG meet up at Sweet Earth Vineyards - we will be swapping totes
August 19th - 21st: Pacific Northwest Quilt Guild Meet Up - more details coming soon
August 6th: Corvallis Farmer's Market
September 22nd - 24th: Northwest Quilting Expo - If you'd like to show your quilts at this expo, please have them to Courtney by September 20th. Quilts will need a 4" sleeve attached.

Do you have any calendar suggestions? If so, email corvallismodernquiltguild@gmail.com and we'll get your suggestions added to our calendar (calendar tab is at the top of this page).


Presentation Review

We had a great presentation from Teresa Coates on interfacing! Teresa brought along samples of different interfacings, explained how and when to use which type based on project (t-shirt quilt, bag/basket, clothing, etc.). She also shared her tips for successful fusing - time (count to 10), use steam, apply pressure and let it cool before touching it!



Teresa is a member of the Portland Modern Quilt Guilt, an employee of Fabric Depot and blogs at crinkle dreams. She is full of knowledge and kindly answered a slew of questions about quitting and sewing in general. Thank you Teresa!

Show & Tell Highlights

Our 2016 QuiltCon quilt has returned! If you know an organization that would enjoy this bright, fun quilt please let us know!




Our Quarter 2 charity quilt is ready to hand off to Lisa for quilting! Thank you to everyone that made blocks and special thanks to Shelia for piecing the top at Sew Day last month and to Linda for piecing the back! 





Don shared some blocks for a quilt in-progress! He hopes to have this finished for show and tell at our May Meeting.



Michelle finished piecing the top of this adorable quilt she's making her niece. Looks amazing Michelle!




Susan shared a quilt top made from a swap she was in. For this swap, she provided the center square to each participant and they had creative control of the coordinating fabrics. Nice job Susan!



Lisa shared this fun Rebel Quilt! This quilt was raffled off to help a friend of hers who is going through cancer treatments. Wonderful Lisa!




Our April swap was pin cushions - so cute!



Looking Ahead to May

The May swap will be FAT QUARTERS! Feel free to bring several - bring a fat quarter, get a fat quarter!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

March 2016 Meeting Recap

Business Review

We collected the quilt blocks for the OSU Craft Center quilt tonight and passed them off to Shelia to piece. If you haven't turned in your blocks, but would still like to participate, please let us know as soon as possible so we can get them to Shelia to begin piecing it!




Quarter 3 charity will be 1-hour baskets. The guild will provide the fusible fleece needed for this pattern. We will have it available at our July/August/September meetings and sew days.

Caroline donated a quilt to the guild and in turn, we donated the quilt to Tanya on behalf of the Corvallis Soroptimist. It will be a part of a tea fundraiser in the spring. 




Calendar of Events Review

March 26th: Sew Day location change! March Sew Day will take place at Benton Hospice. They are located at: 2350 NW Professional Drive (see map below).





June 25th: CMQG/EMQG meet up at Sweet Earth Vineyards
July/August/September: Pacific Northwest Quilt Guild Meet Up - Date/Time TBD
August 6th: Corvallis Farmer's Market

Do you have any calendar suggestions? If so, email corvallismodernquiltguild@gmail.com and we'll get your suggestions added to our calendar (calendar tab is at the top of this page).


Presentation Review

So you want to join a swap!  Caroline shared everything you need to know about swaps from: how to find them, things to think about before you join, how to be a good swapper, etc. 

Courtney talked briefly about hashtags and how to use them. Her handout also included the Instagram handles of our CMQG members. 

If you missed the meeting and would like a copy of the handouts, let us know at the next meeting or sew day.

Show & Tell Highlights:

Caroline shared her hexagon floor mat! BEAUTIFUL!! 



Shelia has been working with scraps and playing with her quilting. She made this great little mini!



Carol made this pretty shabby chic quilt for her daughter. The back is black minky - so soft!!



Janet is working on this quilt for a friend who is retiring. The friend loves the ocean, but lives a long way away, so Janet is making her an ocean inspired quilt! It's so fun - can't wait to see how you quilt it, Janet!



And one from the polaroid block swap - so many fun blocks!!



Looking Ahead to April

Our April swap is PIN CUSHIONS! If you need some inspiration, we've collected a bunch of fun ideas over on our Pinterest page!