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.


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

Show and Tell:
I need some pictures !!

Monday, May 12, 2014

May Meeting Recap

Table runner Swap

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
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? 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

March Meeting Notes

Our leader was absent so Lisa and I muddled through. 

We welcomed 4 new people to our guild meeting.  Welcome to Lisa,  Sarah, Kelly, and Mancy! 
It was so nice to see fresh faces. We hope you will join us again.

The fabric for the Metallics challenge for Quilt-Knit-Stitch in August in Portland has been received from Robert Kaufman.  It needs to be cut and will then be distributed. Possibly by March Sew day

There is no update for the fabric for the Michael Miller Modern QuiltGuild Challenge.

Membership cards arrived and were distributed.  Anyone who joined in the first round received their card.  We have cards for a couple of members who were not present.

Upcoming Events

March Sew day is  3/22 at Market of Choice in Corvallis.  
922 NW Circle Blvd #110, Corvallis, OR 97330 Corner of 9th and Circle
This month we are doing a  pillowcase challenge.  Bring your spare fabric and sew up some pillowcases for a good cause. They will be donated to a local charity.

Some useful Pillowcase tutorials can be found here:

Here's an easy pillowcase tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

.... and some others for the Million Pillowcase Challenge

Don’t worry about not knowing how to sew them, there will be plenty of us present who can show you how it’s done!  Bring your sewing machine and some fabrics.

April's meeting will be held April 9th from 7-8:30 at the ReNew Church in Corvallis
Please NOTE this is another location change (this will probably keep happening until we find a permanent home)
1677 SW 35th St, Corvallis, OR 97339
The Swap theme for the April meeting is "Spring"

April sew day is April 26th and we will be in Lebanon at Santiam Scrappers from 10-11.
CMQG will present a few modern quilts and talk about the Modern Quilt movement.  Anyone is welcome to join us. Please email the google group for carpool info. (CMQG email at right sidebar) or leave a comment below

After Lebanon, we'll return to Market of Choice and have Sew Day until 6pm.

Show and Tell

Lisa showed us her very first quilt
Lisa's first quilt

And so did Courtney

 Courtney's first quilt

Well done ladies!

Tutorials for sewn and swapped items are here:

Dana use this cute pattern to make an Origame Drawstring Bag. Frances Newcombe's blog Belly Buttons Boutique which I guess she got from mairuru's blog and it is called Cute Origami Drawstring Bag. Super simple and it just takes two 16" squares and a little string.

My tote was the Multi-tasker Tote pattern by Anna Maria Horner

See you at Sew Day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

March Events

This months meeting will be held at
Natural Grocers in Corvallis,
1235 NW 10th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
Also the time has been moved up to 6:30.
Natural Grocers Closes at 8pm and we need to be out of there promptly
Please NOTE that this is a location change.  We will NOT be meeting at Market of choice this month.
Sew day this month will be on
March 22 at Market of Choice from noon-6pm

Thursday, January 23, 2014

January Meeting recap

CMQG January meeting minutes

We have a challenge this month for all our members.
Get your name tags done! 

Our monthly Sew Day is coming up this Saturday – that’s January 26th, so it’s a perfect opportunity to finish/start your nametag! (noon till 6pm at the Market of Choice community room, upstairs past the elevators, 9th St in Corvallis)

Lisa recapped the board planning meeting

Start planning now!
March sew day is pillowcase sew day. 
March 22nd bring your fabrics and come make pillowcases for a  local Corvallis charity.  No experience necessary. We will show you how.

Santiam scrappers trunk show is taking place on April 26th.  We will be in Lebanon to talk about modern quilting April 26 – please join us.

CMQG will be at the Corvallis farmers market August 30 again this year.  Save the date!

Mission statement
:   To support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art education and community
(credit to the MQG mothership)

Potential speakers:  We would love to hear your feedback on any potential speakers you would like to see at your next CMQG meeting.  Please email us your ideas.

Some ideas we are currently considering:
An expert in sewing machine repair – someone who could come show us the basics of machine maintenance
Someone from a local charity that makes quilts
Linda Johannson - local fabric artist

To do – we need to step up our Pinterest presence. Caroline is doing this. If you don’t already use Pinterest, go check it out!

Field trips

Pacific Northwest meet-up coming up in August.  Date TBA
Spring shop hop or a coast shop hop were suggested.  Carol is organizing, if you want to join us, please let her know. (email CMQG)
Sisters Quilt Show! Want to join us! Let us know.

Stitches in bloom potential van trip up there.  Please let us know if you’re interested in going along
Potential new meeting space needed. Market of Choice space is limited and not always available.  We are looking into other spaces for our meetings and sew days.

Mug rugs were swapped.
 Corvallis MQG mtg ~ Mug rug swap   
 Aren’t they gorgeous?
Corvallis MQG mtg ~ Mug rug swap Corvallis MQG mtg ~ Mug rug swap

Dana (Winter Creek Cloth) gave us some pretty Kate Spain mini Charm packs.

Dana wins the door prize this week.

We have 2 new members! Yay.  Welcome to Courtney!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone from other quilt or craft guilds in the area.  Our meetings are open for anyone to attend. Meetings are always the 2nd Wednesday of the Month and our Sew Days are the last Saturday of every month.
Lisa mentioned the Astronomical quilt challenge.  Several members are participating. We invite you to join us.

Next months meeting (February) will be a pouch swap.  Any kind of pouch is eligible. 

That's it for today!  See you are Sew Day!