Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July meeting - meetup with Eugene MQG

Meet Up Details

Where: Sweet Earth Vineyards, 24843 Kyle Rd. Monroe, 



When: July 18th, 2015 12—2 

What to bring: 

 Quilts to show! Sweet Earth has a wonderful area for 

hanging quilts and extra clothes line available as well. 

 Snacks to share! This will be a very informal potluck. 

Any snacky food is encouraged.

 Money for wine! Sweet Earth has tastings available 

for $5 (includes 5 tastes) which is waived with a pur-
chase of wine. You can also buy glasses of your favor-

 Totes to swap! We will be having a swap between the 

guilds and the theme is totes! Bring a tote in a brown 

paper bag to swap with one of your fellow guild 


 Water to drink! This is taking place in July so make 

sure to bring a water bottle of some sort. Sweet Earth 

does have a small air conditioned tasting room and 

the area we will be occupying is shaded.

The winery is pretty easy to find, driving south on 99W go to Monroe, turn right on Alpine Rd (I'm pretty sure I remember a sign saying Sweet Earth, but it's right after Dairy Mart), drive 3 miles or so to Kyle Drive and take a left. The winery is on Kyle Drive about 1.5-2 miles in. You can also get there taking Bellfountain to Alpine as well. 

Lots of people have asked about carpooling and I think that is an excellent idea! The winery has a decent amount of parking, but carpooling will be helpful. 

Thanks and I look forward to seeing everyone!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

LOCATION meeting change for June 12th

This month (June) our meeting place will be back at the ReNew church at 7pm on June 12th.  This is tentative as we do not yet have confirmation of this location.  Please check back frequently.

Our meeting days/times will be in flux over the summer months so please check the calendar (right side-bar) frequently for updates.

There will be NO meeting July 10th, instead we will meet-up with the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild on July 18th.  Sweet Earth Winery, time TBA.

Sew days are:

June 27th 12-5pm at OSU Craft Center
July 25th 12-5pm at OSU Craft Center
There is no Sew day in August.  Instead we will have a booth at the Corvallis Farmer's Market date/time TBA

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MQG Quilting Challenges, 2015

Upcoming Quilt challenges for 2015 open to all our members

Riley Blake challenge - fabric for this challenge has already been sent out.

Details for the challenge can be found here.  This challenge ends in July 2015

Michael Miller Glitz Fabric Challenge for Quiltcon West

Details for the challenge can be found here

Deadline is Nov 30, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

We have a New Home!!

The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild is happy to announce that we have a new home! We have partnered with Oregon State University's Craft Center.  Our meetings and sew days will now take place on the OSU campus in the Craft Center which is in the new Student Experience Center. The Craft Center is a beautiful new space, very well lit and is perfectly set up for a sewing studio! We are so very happy with this new collaboration.  Starting THIS SATURDAY  (May 23rd) we will have our monthly Sew day in the Craft Center. The craft center is located on the bottom (basement) floor of the Student Experience center.  Members please go to the North (back) Entrance (this is the only entrance that is open on Saturdays).

Please view the OSU Parking MAP here - it is updated with the new building location and will show you where you can park

Meetings will remain on the 2nd Friday of the month and will also take place at the craft center however due to OSU's schedule there will be some alterations to the meeting schedule so please check the Google Calender ----> on the right sidebar to be sure.

Won’t you join us!?  We would love to see you.  All members of the Corvallis and surrounding community are welcome to attend. Come see what the Modern Quilt Guild is all about.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 ~ The year ahead

2015 ~ It's a new year, we have new officers and a new plan for the Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild

To start, I've added a google calendar to the right-hand side on this blog page. You should be able to see all the events we have coming up this year.  This will be updated periodically as we change specifics, but you should be able to see everything we will be doing listed there.

Here's a synopsis:

  • Meeting - January 9th
  • Sew Day - January 24th
  • Meeting - February 13th
  • Sew Day - February 28th
  • Meeting - March 13th 
  • Sew Day - March 28th
  • Meeting - April 10th
  • Sew Day - April 25th
  • Meeting - May 8th
  • Sew Day May 23rd
  • Meeting - June 12th
  • Sew Day - June 29th
  • Meeting - July 10th
  • Sew Day - July 25th
  • Meeting - August 14th
  • ***Corvallis Farmers Market*** NO SEW DAY (Details to be announced at a later date)
  • Meeting - September 11th
  • Sew Day - September 26th
  • Meeting - October 9th
  • Sew Day  October 24th
  • Meeting - November 13th
  • Sew Day - November 28th
  • Holiday Party - December 11th (Details to be announced at a later date) 
We plan to update this with specific information as we book speakers and so on for those dates.  So stay tuned.

The Swap idea for February is to make a Thread Catcher/Scrap catcher
Here's a link to some ideas/tutorials so you know what we are making. Remember to bring it to the Feb. meeting in a brown paper bag - this is a blind swap.  

In News and Events - Quiltwork Patches is having Strip club stash buster.  Contact Quiltwork Patches for more information is you are interested.

CMQG is now on Pinterest.  If you are an avid Pinner, please follow us on Pinterest.  I will be adding more and more to this page over the next few months.

Quiltcon - it's just over a month away!  We did manage to finish our charity quilt on time and we couldn't have done it without your help! A huge special thanks goes out to Lisa for quilting it and to Linda for adding a sleeve, label and mailing it to Austin! Without these ladies - this project would not have been done on time.  Thanks girls!

Lisa presented a sampling of nametag ideas - we will be crafting these at our January Sew Day (Jan 24th noon-5 at Crossroads Church 2555 NW Highland Dr.)   She created a Pinterest board you can follow to get some design ideas and inspiration.

Show and Tell:

We had a great turnout at the January meeting and saw lots of great quilts, tops and other items made by our members.

Check it out:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Quiltcon 2015 Charity quilt project

Quiltcon is the bi-yearly conference of the Modern Quilt Guild.  This year they had a challenge to make a quilt for charity using the quiltcon color palette and an alternate grid design.

I thought it would be fun if the quiltcon charity quilt we made reflected our home town so I chose the theme of 'confluence' for our quilt which represents the confluence of rivers that meet here in our hometown of Corvallis, the Mary's River and the Willamette River. This gives a little nod to our roots.  Corvallis means "heart of the valley" so we've added a little heart to the quilt.  

I thought it would be appropriate to make a somewhat wonky and improvisational quilt block along the lines of the shattered slash and insert block designed by the queen of modern quilting herself, Jacque Gering.  We took elements of her block and made ours even easier by inserting 2 slashes of fabric to represent the two rivers in Corvallis.  Each member chose colors from the quiltcon palette and proceeded to make a block or blocks however they preferred using the slash and insert method.  The quiltcon fabrics were graciously provided by one of our members, Dana McCluer who runs Wintercreek Cloth.  

Methods for block construction were posted in a tutorial post you can find here.

After the blocks were returned, I sewed them all together in an offset design with lots of negative space.  The quilt was quilted by Lisa and finally Linda Brown added a sleeve, label and binding. 

Unfortunately, we didn't get any good daylight shots due to our very busy (over the Christmas holidays) time schedule.  Lisa and I will try to get a good post of the quilt at Quiltcon.  Here is the finished quilt:

 We will be donating this quilt to a local Corvallis Charity.  

~ Caroline Press, Secretary Corvallis MQG

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 McCluer

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 
The Old Spaghetti Factory - we will meet for our annual holiday dinner.  Won't you join us for some festive fun!

SWAP for Dec is a gift which can be anything that you might like to get yourself - totally up to you - there is no theme.

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