Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday Party and Membership Info

Join us for our annual CMQG Holiday Party this Friday, December 18th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Block 15 Restaurant in the Game Room! 

This month we're swapping pillow covers. They don't need to be holiday themed but since this is a holiday party, lets wrap them like a real gift instead of the usual brown bag!! 

Please also bring a non-perishable food item/canned good for donation to a local food pantry. 

And lastly, don't forget it's time to renew your current CMQG membership (or join for the 1st time!). Please see our "buy now" option here on the blog to pay online. If you would prefer not to pay online, you can bring cash or check to the party on Friday. Please be sure to renew by 12/31. 

We hope to see you Friday!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

November Sew Day

November Sew Day is tomorrow!
OSU Craft Center
Saturday,  November 28th
12:00 - 5:00

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November Meeting

Friday, November 13th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
OSU Craft Center

If you're participating in the swap, be sure to bring your swap item (Hour Basket) in a brown bag. 

Courtney is planning on piecing our QuiltCon Charity Quilt this weekend, so please be sure to bring your blocks!  If you are unable to finish your blocks for any reason (life happens), please let us know as soon as possible so we can arrange for the blocks to be made in time. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

October Sew Day

Sew day is this Saturday! Due to the OSU football game (#gobeavs!) we have a location change this month - we will meet at Market of Choice grocery store in the upstairs meeting room - take the stairs or elevator to the right of the coffee counter. We'll meet at our usual time: 12pm to 5pm. Any questions please ask! We hope to see you there!! (*a note from MOC - no outside food or drink is allowed. thanks!) 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October Meeting

Quilt made by Caroline Press (TrilliumDesign)
Join us for our monthly meeting this Friday, October 9th, 7PM-8:30PM at the OSU Craft Center in the Student Experience Center.  Bring your finished or in-progress quilts, bags, pillows, etc., to share. Our swap this month is a fall-themed mug rug.  If you're participating in the swap, please bring your item in a brown paper bag.  Please remember to bring your charity blocks to this meeting.  We need to get these blocks pieced (by Courtney) and then on to the quilter (Camille and her mom) as soon as possible. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

September News

Since we've had issues with some of our members not receiving our emails, I'm posting our last group email here, minus the bit about Pam's class since that info was just posted. 

Hi Everyone!  Lots of info in this newsletter, so sit down with your favorite drink and enjoy :) 

First, I'd like to thank Caroline for donating her awesome Rebel Quilt to be raffled off as a fundraiser for the guild!  So generous!! The winner, Karen Keller of Covington, Washington, was announced last night on Instagram. A big thanks to Sarah & Courtney for doing such an amazing job of organizing this fundraiser and to everyone who posted on their various social media sites! 

Our meeting last week was held outside, just west of the OSU Craft Center.  Unfortunately, not everyone received the email that I sent out regarding our change in location due to the Craft Center being closed. In addition to the email, I also posted it on Facebook and Instagram; however, I neglected to post it on our blog.  I apologize for that, and we are looking into a different email program as there have been way too many instances where members are gettingsome emails but not all emails.  This just isn't acceptable, and we will work through this as quickly as possible.  If you'd like my cell # to reach me regarding our meeting/sew dates or anything else, please send me a separate email, and I'd be happy to give that to you.  

Our Farmers Market event was a success!  Thank you to everyone who participated by being at the event and/or donated items. I've requested an earlier date for next year's event to hopefully avoid the bad weather. We had quite a few people who filled out our interest forms, and Courtney has been in contact with all of them.  We even had one of those quilters show up for our meeting!  

QuiltCon Charity Quilt -- We have decided on the Magic Triangles block Magic Triangles Tutorial This block takes two 10" squres of white and two 10" squares of a color to make one block.  This is the color palette recommended by The Modern Quilt Guild  Dana will be cutting 10.5" squares of white and the five colors to be used.  She will bring fabric to the September Sew Day on the 26th as well.  The cost of the fabric will be covered by the guild.  This was okayed by our treasurer who was present at the meeting :) (no names mentioned).  We will use a coordinating print for backing & binding (print to be decided).  Courtney has offered to piece the quilt, Camille's mom has agreed to quilt it, and Linda has offered to bind it. Thank you ladies!  We will need these blocks to be turned inno later than the October meeting. We don't want anyone to be stressing about this quilt over the holidays again.  

If you haven't stopped by our Quilt County display, please do! It's at Oregon Coffee & Tea at the corner of 2nd and Madison in Downtown Corvallis.  Thanks to everyone who donated items to display and also those who helped set up the display!  I will get details on when we can take it down.  It's scheduled to be there through the end of September.  

Have you thought about being on the CMQG board for 2016?  I know some of you have, and we discussed this at the meeting last week.  If you are interested in running for a board position or would like to nominate someone else, please email the board at  We will accept nominations until October 1st. Voting will be onlinethis year, and the deadline to vote will be October 15th.  

Our December meeting will be replaced with our holiday party on December 11th.  Do you have any suggestions for places in town that might have a separate room for large groups?  I checked with Block 15 regarding their game room.  They said that their policy is  not to reserve the game room on weekend evenings due to the high volume of customers in the restaurant. But, since I requested it so early and was the first request for a holiday party, they have offered two options - either a lunch reservation on December 11th (most of us work so I don't think that will work) or Saturday December 19th due to the end of the term at OSU.  So....if anyone has any other suggestions or would like to weigh in on either of these options, please reply as soon as possible. 

OK, last but not least......the swap for October will be a fall-themed mug rug. If you aren't familiar with what a mug rug is, it's basically a large coaster or a small placemat - just big enough for a cup/glass/bottle of your favorite drink and a small snack.  Just google it or search on Pinterest. So much out there!   The swap for November will be hour baskets (find the tutorial on Craftsy at Hour Basket by Hearts & Bees  (posted by Kelby Sews on Instagram, who is half of Hearts & Bees).  And the swap for the holiday party is a pillow cover, any size from 14" to 20" This does not need to be holiday themed, just something beautiful and fun and modern! 

Oh my goodness....I think I'm done now.  I hope I haven't bored you, but it was a very busy meeting with lots of information to share. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  


Sequoia Class with Pam Raby

It's time to sign up for the Sequoia class with Pam Raby!

October 31st from 9:30 till 4:30
JanniLou Creations
1243 Main Street, Philomath

Cost of class is $25
You will also need to purchase the following from Pam:
Sequoia pattern  $10.95
V Block ruler $15.00

JanniLou Creations in Philomath has offered their shop for the day, so let's show them some love while we're there, okay?  

Please reserve your spot as soon as possible, as class size is limited to 12. 
First-come, first-served.
 RSVP by clicking here  
Once you have completed the form and selected the submit button, another page will open for you to pay using PayPal or credit card. 

Please do not contact JanniLou's to RSVP for the class. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Rebel Quilt Raffle

As a fundraiser for the Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild, our wonderful member Caroline has kindly donated a Rebel Quilt for us to raffle off. The raffle for this beautiful quilt will run through September 15th at 6pm PST. Please refer to all details below!
DETAILS: Ticket prices are 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. To purchase tickets, please leave your paypal email address and the quantity of tickets you'd like to purchase. We will email you within 24 hours with your invoice and raffle ticket numbers. This quilt was handcrafted by our amazing guild member Caroline (Instagram: @trilliumdesign), using the Rebel Quilt pattern by Libs Elliott. Long arm quilting was done by Sarah at CrinkleLove. The quilt measures 72" x 72". The raffle will be open from Saturday, August 29th through Tuesday, September 15th at 6:00pm PST. Proceeds from the raffle will go towards our guild activities which include making quilts for the community and bringing in teachers for continuing education. Again, tickets are 1 for $5 and 5 for $20! You really don't want to miss out on this beautiful quilt! Whoever wins is incredibly lucky!

Friday, August 28, 2015

We'll be sewing outside at the Corvallis Farmers Market tomorrow (yes, with all the wind and rain we're expecting!) from 9 till 1. Find us in the tents at 1st & Jackson. We'll be giving away a V&Co collection of Aurifil thread (donated by Aurifil ) and a Fat Quarter Bundle of Garden Project by Tim and Beck for Moda (donated by Winter Creek Cloth). Stop by to say hi and find out more about our guild. And don't forget to stop by and check out our Quilt County display in the windows at 2nd & Monroe. Thanks to Casey, Dennis, Miriam & Jordan Collett of Oregon Coffee & Tea for letting us use their windows. Make sure to stop inside their shop and check it out while you're there!

Monday, August 10, 2015

August Meeting

Here's the plan for this month's meeting on Friday, August 14th: 

Happy Hour/Dinner @ Sky High Brewing & Pub
160 NW Jackson (behind Sibling Revelry) between 1st & 2nd Streets

As they don't take reservations, please reply to either the email that was mailed out today or to our Facebook post (but not both), so that I can give them a number when I arrive around 5:15.  

We'll head over to Riverfront Park across 1st Street at approximately 7:00 PM
Bring a quilt to sit on or share; your EPP, knitting, crocheting, hand quilting, or whatever you want; and something to swap.  This month's swap is "swapper's choice" (thanks for the reminder, Tanya!).  Bring whatever you'd like to swap with someone. Just make sure it's something you'd also like to receive :) Maybe you have some items you've made to have on hand as gifts - bags, napkins, etc.

Let me know if you have any questions, and don't forget to reply to the email or Facebook post to let me know if you'll be able to join us.  

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