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 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 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!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 2016 Meeting Recap

We started the meeting off by giving our QuiltCon 2015 quilt to CARDVA (a local organization that serves & supports woman and children in crisis).

Our next charity project is the quilt for the OSU Craft Center. Blocks are due at the March 11th meeting. Please see the January Recap post for a link to the disappearing nine patch quilt block pattern and details. Here are a few of the blocks we've collected so far. It's looking great!

Calendar of Events Review

June: CMQG/EMQG meet up
July/August/September: Pacific Northwest Quilt Guild Meet Up
August 6th: Corvallis Farmer's Market

Please send an email to if you have suggestions for other events that should be added to our calendar (the calendar tab is at the top of this page).

Rope Bowl Presentation

Our friend Amber, a member of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, taught us how to make rope bowls this month! She brought along a lot of fantastic samples, talked about all the different ropes available, shared her tips & tricks and showed us how to start & end bowls. Look for a blog post on Amber's blog soon. Thanks so much, Amber!!

 Show & Tell Highlights

Looking Ahead to March

In March we're swapping polaroid quilt blocks! Please bring 6 polaroid blocks in a brown paper bag to swap. Also in March, Caroline will be presenting on social media.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

January 2016 Meeting Recap

It was great to see you all at our first meeting of the new year last Friday! We're excited about a fun year and growing our guild  we welcomed two new members at the meeting, Theresa and Pam! We’re excited to have you!

Charity Projects for 2016

Right now our goal is four charity quilts this year, one per quarter! 

Quarter 1/January: QuiltCon Quilt! Courtney has pieced the top, Caroline provided the backing and it's been handed off to Lisa to quilt.

Quarter 2/March: OSU Craft Center Quilt! For this quilt we will be doing a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt. Members, please make 2 blocks using fabric from your stash – finished blocks will be due at the March 11th Meeting.  There are a lot of tutorials out there, but here is the one Courtney used for her sample. NOTE: Please use 5" squares to make your block. Please make the center block white or low-volume white then alternate black and orange (prints or solids) blocks around the white.

Quarter 3/July: We’re looking for suggestions! Tanya suggested a donation to the Soroptimist International to be auctioned off at the annual Tea Fundraiser. If anyone else has ideas, let us know in the comments or by email.

Quarter 4/October: Hour Baskets for a local nursing home! Kelly shared that over the holidays she made a basket for her 96-year old Nana and learned it fit wonderfully on the back of a wheel chair! Here is the 1 Hour Basket Tutorial

Calendar of Events Review

Stay tuned for more details on these upcoming events!

March: shop hop
end of May/early June: Meet Up with Eugene Modern Quilt Guild
early August: Corvallis Farmer’s Market 

Pattern Show & Tell and New Year Goals

We’ve got lots of goals for 2016! Many of us want to finish projects and works in progress in addition to learning new techniques and expanding our skills!

Show & Tell Highlights

Linda made this pretty quilt for her mom. She used the block of the month from the Marys River Quilt guild, quilted each block individually and then pieced them together.

Christina shared two quilt tops she's finished recently!

If you haven't heard, Lisa got a long arm! She shared the first quilt she quilted on it, this fun and festive Christmas quilt. She also shared her free motion practice quilt. Looking good Lisa!

Theresa shared a SUPER soft and lovely quilt made from voile, and another made with linen. Both were beautiful!

Thanks for sharing ladies!

February Swap

If you’d like to participate in the swap for the February 12th Meeting, make a Market Bag and bring it to the meeting in a brown paper bag! Everyone who brings a Market Bag to swap will go home with one!

Thanks for a great first meeting of 2016 everyone!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

January 2016 Meeting

Hello Everyone!

We hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday season and new year. The board members met on Sunday and we are so very excited for what 2016 will bring to the guild! As a reminder, our next meeting is scheduled for January 8th however due to the term just starting it will be at Market of Choice. The time will remain the same, from 7pm to 8:30pm

The agenda is as follows:
Business Portion of the meeting
- Financial Review
- Charity Projects for 2016
- Calendar of Events review


Pattern Show and Tell - Bring your current hot pattern (not to share, just to show, unless it's free) OR bring your favorite tried and true pattern to show off
2016 Goals Roundtable
 - Includes top 3 things you do well and...
 - Top 3 things you are hoping to learn this year

REMINDER: If you haven't paid 2016 dues, please bring cash or check to this meeting. 

Thanks! We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday Party and Membership Info

Join us for our annual CMQG Holiday Party this Friday, December 18th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Block 15 Restaurant in the Game Room! 

This month we're swapping pillow covers. They don't need to be holiday themed but since this is a holiday party, lets wrap them like a real gift instead of the usual brown bag!! 

Please also bring a non-perishable food item/canned good for donation to a local food pantry. 

And lastly, don't forget it's time to renew your current CMQG membership (or join for the 1st time!). Please see our "buy now" option here on the blog to pay online. If you would prefer not to pay online, you can bring cash or check to the party on Friday. Please be sure to renew by 12/31. 

We hope to see you Friday!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

November Sew Day

November Sew Day is tomorrow!
OSU Craft Center
Saturday,  November 28th
12:00 - 5:00