Thursday, November 21, 2013

November Sew Day

Are you trying to finish some homemade Christmas gifts? Join us for our sew day on Saturday, November 23rd from noon till 6 PM at Market of Choice (upstairs).  Come and go as you please!  Bring your sewing machine and everything you need for the projects you'd like to work on.  We'll have an iron/ironing board, and cutting mat, but feel free to bring yours with you.  If you have an extension cord, bring that with you, too.  We're now accepting memberships for 2014. If you haven't joined us before, drop by for a visit -- we'd love to meet you!  

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October Meeting Recap

Meeting minutes

It's official! The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild is now a member of the national Modern Quilt Guild.  All present unanimously voted to join the mothership at our monthly guild meeting.  Yay!

The annual dues amount was voted on and passed at $30.   This membership is good through the end of 2014.

Modern Quilt Guild bylaws were voted on and approved unanimously.

Board members were elected for the following positions:

Connie Langevin, President
Lisa Nielsen, Vice-President
Christina Fox and Carol Terrill,  co-Treasurers
Caroline Press, Secretary

Connie pointed out that anyone who wishes is welcome to help out the guild, plan events, organization, or any other job you would like to do or to help with.  You do not need to be a board member to help out . If you have an idea or suggestion, please email any of us or bring up the idea at the monthly meeting.

This months swap theme was CMQG official colors which are lime, navy, orange and teal.

Here are the items we swaped at this months meeting:

Wow, they all color coordinate amazingly well.

Upcoming dates:

October Sew day 26th
The next guild meeting is November 13th
November Sew day is November 23rd, one week earlier due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Next months swap theme is Celebrations/Fireworks (Guy Faulks tie-in, no particular reason)

Monday, September 9, 2013

September Happenings

Thank you so much to those who helped make our day out at the Farmer's Market a great success!  We had such a great response from the market attendees and over 20 people expressed an interest in learning more about our little guild!

We have started two new activities: freebie table at the Sew Day and a lending library available at both events.  The freebie table is for you to pass on any fabric, patterns, etc that you don't want.  If you have books that you don't want anymore (quilting/sewing/etc related), consider donating them to the Guild lending library.  Members can check out books at meetings.

Our September events include our Monthly Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday, which is  Sept 11th, and our Sew Day on the last Saturday, which is September 28th.  Both will be at the Market of Choice meeting room.

Monthly Meeting, 9/11, 7pm
Our plan for this meeting had been to hold elections and vote on by-laws and dues.  We will have our usual meeting, including introductions, show and tell (bring all your summer projects!), secret swap (the theme is FALL), a short discussion of the elections/by-laws/dues, a fun tutorial, and a door prize.  Don't forget to work on your nametags -- and if you need fabric for it, you can pick it up at the meeting.

Sew Day,  Sept 28th Noon-6pm
Bring your machine and projects and sew with us!  Extra irons, ironing surfaces, rotary cutters/mats, and extension cords are always helpful -- just be sure to label anything you are sharing.  Bring anything you want to share for the freebie table.

BTW, if you have a fun technique or skill that you would like to share with the group at either event, please let me know.

See you on the 11th and the 28th and happy sewing

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

CMQG at the Farmer's Market!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the first anniversary event at the Corvallis Farmer's Market this past Saturday. It was so much fun. We had a beautiful booth thanks to the lovely organizers of the Farmer’s Market, Rebecca Landis and Vonda Peters.  And we had a little help from the fabulous sewn goods of our members.  It looked awesome if I do say so myself.  
#corvallismodernquiltguild booth  this is so fun.

It was fun to reach out to our community and we did seem to talk to people for the entire time we were there.  Who knew there would be this much interest in modern quilts!?
Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild 
  Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild 

Thank-you Corvallis!

We will be having our September meeting at the Market of choice meeting room, upstairs, on 9/11 at 7pm.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

August events

Wow, the summer is flying by!  Are you ready for August?  We have some great events coming up -- hope you can make it to them!

Right now -- Tote bag sewing for the tote bag swap!  This is for the meet-up in Portland later in the month.  We each get a half-yard of Robert Kaufmann's new denim line.  If you'd like to participate, I have extra fabric.  It just needs to be done by our meeting on August 14.

Aug 14 -- Evening Member Meeting -- 7pm -- Market of Choice
What's happening: Show and Tell, Monthly Swap (the theme is RED!!), Membership Talk about elections/by-laws/dues (to prepare for the election in September), and planning for our big event on Aug 31.

Aug 15-18 -- Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guilds Meet-up -- Portland
Join modern quilt guild members from all over the PNW (BC to Southern Oregon!) for a fun weekend of sewing, shopping, classes, and more.  You can go for a day or for the entire weekend.  Registration might be closing soon, so go to
for all the details.  We'll have at least five Corvallis members going... join us!

Aug 24 -- August Sew Day -- Noon to 7pm -- Market of Choice
Sewing, sewing, and more sewing!  If you get there first, please go ahead and get started.  Hope to see you there!

Aug 31 -- Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild 1st Anniversary Party at the Corvallis Farmer's Market!
Thanks to Lisa, we will have a booth at the Farmer's Market to showcase our growing guild and celebrate our one year anniversary.  We will need lots of people at the booth to answer questions and share information. We hope to have lots of quilting and sewing projects, in any phase of completion, to decorate the booth.  Additionally, there will be electricity and we hope to actually be sewing!  There is talk of a jelly roll race!  Come to the evening meeting to help plan this event.

Happy sewing & see you soon!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Guild events

Hello fellow quilters!

Our little guild is growing and we've set up some regular meeting times.  We hope you can join us!

May 8th -- Monthly Guild Meeting, 7pm, Northwest Hills Community Church, 3300 NW Walnut Blvd (in the foyer)
Our Monthly Guild Meeting is a chance to meet other fellow quilters (all levels are welcome!), learn about upcoming quilting events, share our latest creations to inspire others, and include a tutorial or presentation related to quilting and sewing. PLEASE NOTE: This is a change from our previous locations - a permanent location has not yet been found

May 25th -- Monthly Sew Day, 12pm to 7pm, Market of Choice meeting room (upstairs, above cafe)
Our Monthly Sew Day is a chance to get in a long block of sewing time with other quilters.  You bring your machine and current projects, and we'll provide an iron/ironing surface and rotary cutter/mat (although more are always helpful, just be sure to label them).

Future meetings:
June 12th -- Monthly Guild Meeting (second Wednesday evening of each month)
June 29th -- Monthly Sew Day (last Saturday afternoon of each month)

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Please note meeting locations may change until we have a regular location.

Happy quilting!

CMQG Member Lisa's bag
Lidia's Bag 2
because it's not always about quilts!  ;)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April meeting happenings ~

Items discussed at the 4/13 meeting Starfish service project for Family Tree Relief Nursery The Family Tree Relief Nursery will hold their annual luncheon on Mary 9th, and they asked us to help create starfish for decorations. The contact, Marie, says they would like them to each be unique, and can take about 10 minutes each. They need 250 by May 1! Once we get more details, we can bring supplies to the Sew Day and work on them there. PNW Modern Quilt Guild Meet-Up Save the date for a meet-up with other guilds in the PNW -- August 15-18 in Portland. More details will be passed along as I receive them. Oregon Summer Quilt Expo This quilting expo is taking place alongside the Sisters show, July 11-14. We have coupon postcards if you would like them. Oregon Gardens Show This show takes place in January, and I have forwarded the information to the group so that we can plan for it. Monthly Guild Swap We are going to start an optional monthly themed swap! I'm super excited about this and hope to see some fun interpretations! Our first swap will take place at our April Sew Day, on April 27th. The idea is that each month there will be a theme and those who choose to participate will covertly make something at home based on that theme. Some ideas include pin cushions, pillows, bags, mini quilts, kitchen towels, pillow cases, decorative handicrafts, etc, etc, etc. Have fun and be creative! Make something you would love to receive! Bring it to the meeting wrapped in some way -- a plain brown bag stapled or taped shut is perfect. For our first swap, I'm going to keep it simple and choose the Spring-related theme of Green! If you plan to participate, please email or call me by the morning of the meeting with the times you plan to be at the Sew Day, so we can make sure everyone is present when we hold the swap. Monthly/Annual Guild Bee Many are excited about this idea, but we will hold off on initiating it for a few months until we have a larger group. More info to come! Modern Quilt Guild National-Level Changes Thank you to everyone who participated in this discussion and shared their ideas and opinions. I was worried about how it would work out and it went great! As a group, we decided that we would like to officially join the group as soon as we have the numbers needed. We will re-visit this at the July meeting to choose the level of dues, take an official vote, and choose a board. At least 10 paying members are needed and we have at least 7 right now. Meeting Locations/Times/Dates Again, thank you to everyone who helped with this discussion! The decision we came to, at this time, was to keep meeting for a longer meeting every 4th Saturday. Everyone liked the Market of Choice location, and we decided we would meet there as much as possible. If the Market of Choice location was not available, we will meet at the Willamette Landing location. Board Members and Volunteers Thank you so much to those who volunteered on Saturday to help with the many aspects of running the guild! President: Connie Langevin Vice President: open Secretary: open Treasurer: open Publicity: Ellie Larsen (thank you!) Events and Programs: Meagan Karstensen Blog Management: Caroline Press Banner and Logo Design We talked about this and decided to brainstorm individually and talk at meetings but would like to have something completed by August (for the PNW meet-up). Thank you again to all who attended, and I look forward to seeing you on April 27th! ~ Connie

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sew Day coming up~ April 27th

Jan-Mar Filey Blake BOM
Beautiful blocks done by one of our members, Lisa
 Our next Sew day is coming up soon.

Corvallis Modern Quilt Day April Sew Day April 27 Noon - 6pm
Willamette Landing Community Room
3501 SE Midvale Drive, Corvallis

Facebook link to get the latest details:

Please Join us on Saturday, April 27th at the Willamette Landing Community Room for a fun day of sewing! If you have any finished projects you'd like to share, please bring them along, too. We'd love to see them and be inspired!

Don't forget to Like us on Facebook and let us know if you'd like to join our Google Group email list by emailing corvallismodernquiltguild at gmail dot com.

 Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Meeting and informal sew time

Join us on Saturday, April 13th at the Market of Choice Community Room!  We'll have a meeting to talk about guild matters at 1pm until about 2:30pm.  Then, we have the room reserved until 7pm if you would like bring your machine and have some sew time!

Our guild is growing and we have some decisions to make to help it along.  Additionally, the national Modern Quilt Guild is making changes and we need to talk about how that affects our group.  This all sounds serious, but we also have fun things to talk about like swaps, shows, blocks of the month, and more!

If you have any finished projects you'd like to share, please bring them along, too.  We'd love to see them and be inspired!

Oh, and did I mention we have some donated raffle items?    

Don't forget to Like us on Facebook and let us know if you'd like to join our Google Group email list by emailing

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March Sew Day and Guild Meeting

March Sew Day and Meeting

Do you need some time to get away and SEW?  Then join us for our monthly Sew Day!  The next one is March 23rd, 10am to 5pm.  We'll be at the Willamette Landing Community Room, 3501 SE Shoreline Drive, Corvallis.

Bring your sewing machine and projects and stay a couple hours or all day.  Other things to bring that might be helpful include cutting mat and cutter (one will be also be available), snack or lunch (we will have tea for all), and anything you use in your sewing.

This sew day also serves as our monthly meeting, so at 2pm we will take a break and chat about guild items.  It's also a great time to do a show and tell of your current and completed projects!  Please bring anything you'd like to share to inspire the rest of us.

Questions?  There are lots of ways to reach us! 
Phone: 541-286-5022
Or post a comment below!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Guild News

Did you enter something in the Creative Crafts Quilt Faire?  It would be great to have a large modern display!

Will you join us at the Faire this Saturday to spread the word about our guild?  Creative Crafts has said it is ok to have fliers to hand out to those who are interested.  It is 12pm to 2pm.  If you'd like more information on the event, check out   If you haven't made it to a meeting yet, please come introduce yourself on Saturday!

Our next scheduled meet is not until March 23rd since February was booked at the community room.  We are thinking about hosting an afternoon or evening at a coffee shop or other venue in early March.  If you are interested in joining in, please post a reply or email the guild at

Happy quilting!

Monday, February 11, 2013

February Sew Day

The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild is growing!  We hosted our February Sew Day on February 9th (future sew days will be on the 4th Saturday of each month) and enjoyed a day of sewing and sharing ideas.  

Lisa's fabric, chain-pieced
Connie's scrappy trip around the world
Christina's modern quilt top

We missed getting a picture of  Dana's beautiful tablecloth!

The Creative Crafts Quilt Faire 2013 is coming up -- are you entering a quilt?  Let's get some beautiful modern designs in there!  Check out the details at their website:

Join us next month, March 23rd, 10am to 5pm, for a distraction-free day of sewing!  We meet at the Willamette Landing Clubhouse Meeting Room.

Join us on Facebook!

Questions? Email

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sew Day coming up!! Jan 26th

Welcome to all our new Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild members.


We have a sew day scheduled for Jan 26th - that's this Saturday!
Details :

  • 9am - 5pm.  

  • Willamette Landing Meeting Room, 3501 SE Shoreline, Corvallis
  • Bring your machine and projects and stay to sew as long as you like. Or, stop by to say hi and give your input about our monthly meeting time.

    Hope to see you there!

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