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!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January News

CMQG October meeting swap

It's 2014! Can you believe it?

The CMQG is ready to start the new year. We will be having our month meeting this Wednesday, January 8th at 7pm.

NOTE - there is a LOCATION CHANGE!!!!
Our usual meeting spot was booked, so this month only we will be meeting at:

NEW LOCATION! (Just for this meeting)
Re:New Church
1677 SW 35th St, Corvallis, OR 97339

On the agenda:
Brown Bag Swap: Mug Rugs!

Some links to mug rug ideas if you want some inspiraton:

Show & Tell: Bring your Riley Blake Challenge projects, and anything else you want to show.

Topic: CMQG in 2014!  Where are we going, what are we planning?  And what are YOUR ideas?

Door prize: Extra pack of Riley Blake Challenge fabric!

January Sew Day ~ will be held at Market of choice on January 25th starting at noon.

And finally a pic from December's meeting at Big River Restaurant in Corvallis

#corvallismqg holiday meeting at Big River in #corvallis