Tuesday, October 7, 2014

September meeting recap and info

Greetings CMQG’ers I’m a little behind on Septembers blog post.

Here are some upcoming events:

Oct Meeting
Friday, Oct 10
ReNew Church 7-8:30 pm
1677 SW 35th St, Corvallis

Oct Sew Day
Sat Oct 25th
Crossroads Church
2555 NW Highland Dr.
Corvallis, OR 97330

Medallion block challenge:  
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:  Polka dot fabric
2:  Orange

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!

The swap theme for the next meeting is 'Fall' .. Bring any item in a brown paper bag to swap with your fellow guild members. It can be anything with the theme – ‘fall’.

If you are participating in the Quiltcon quilt challenge please bring your fabric requirements to the meeting this Friday. We are making slash and insert blocks in the Quiltcon colors. Please see this blogpost for details on how to make the block.

New Board positions will open up for voting in November. Want to be a part of the Modern Quilting movement? Now’s your chance to make a difference. Run for a board position.

This month, our Vice-Prez Lisa showed us how easy it was to do free-motion quilting using the supreme slider and the quilt halo.  I can't wait to try this at home.