Sunday, January 10, 2016

January 2016 Meeting Recap

It was great to see you all at our first meeting of the new year last Friday! We're excited about a fun year and growing our guild  we welcomed two new members at the meeting, Theresa and Pam! We’re excited to have you!

Charity Projects for 2016

Right now our goal is four charity quilts this year, one per quarter! 

Quarter 1/January: QuiltCon Quilt! Courtney has pieced the top, Caroline provided the backing and it's been handed off to Lisa to quilt.

Quarter 2/March: OSU Craft Center Quilt! For this quilt we will be doing a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt. Members, please make 2 blocks using fabric from your stash – finished blocks will be due at the March 11th Meeting.  There are a lot of tutorials out there, but here is the one Courtney used for her sample. NOTE: Please use 5" squares to make your block. Please make the center block white or low-volume white then alternate black and orange (prints or solids) blocks around the white.

Quarter 3/July: We’re looking for suggestions! Tanya suggested a donation to the Soroptimist International to be auctioned off at the annual Tea Fundraiser. If anyone else has ideas, let us know in the comments or by email.

Quarter 4/October: Hour Baskets for a local nursing home! Kelly shared that over the holidays she made a basket for her 96-year old Nana and learned it fit wonderfully on the back of a wheel chair! Here is the 1 Hour Basket Tutorial

Calendar of Events Review

Stay tuned for more details on these upcoming events!

March: shop hop
end of May/early June: Meet Up with Eugene Modern Quilt Guild
early August: Corvallis Farmer’s Market 

Pattern Show & Tell and New Year Goals

We’ve got lots of goals for 2016! Many of us want to finish projects and works in progress in addition to learning new techniques and expanding our skills!

Show & Tell Highlights

Linda made this pretty quilt for her mom. She used the block of the month from the Marys River Quilt guild, quilted each block individually and then pieced them together.

Christina shared two quilt tops she's finished recently!

If you haven't heard, Lisa got a long arm! She shared the first quilt she quilted on it, this fun and festive Christmas quilt. She also shared her free motion practice quilt. Looking good Lisa!

Theresa shared a SUPER soft and lovely quilt made from voile, and another made with linen. Both were beautiful!

Thanks for sharing ladies!

February Swap

If you’d like to participate in the swap for the February 12th Meeting, make a Market Bag and bring it to the meeting in a brown paper bag! Everyone who brings a Market Bag to swap will go home with one!

Thanks for a great first meeting of 2016 everyone!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

January 2016 Meeting

Hello Everyone!

We hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday season and new year. The board members met on Sunday and we are so very excited for what 2016 will bring to the guild! As a reminder, our next meeting is scheduled for January 8th however due to the term just starting it will be at Market of Choice. The time will remain the same, from 7pm to 8:30pm

The agenda is as follows:
Business Portion of the meeting
- Financial Review
- Charity Projects for 2016
- Calendar of Events review


Pattern Show and Tell - Bring your current hot pattern (not to share, just to show, unless it's free) OR bring your favorite tried and true pattern to show off
2016 Goals Roundtable
 - Includes top 3 things you do well and...
 - Top 3 things you are hoping to learn this year

REMINDER: If you haven't paid 2016 dues, please bring cash or check to this meeting. 

Thanks! We hope to see you there!