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