June 2022 Meeting Recap

The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild (CMQG) Monthly Meeting started via
Zoom at 7pm, June 9, 2022, with Missy and Camille presiding. 25 people
attended including one guest.

Speakers: Our speakers were our own members that attended Quiltcon this
year. Quiltcon is the Modern Quilt Guild’s annual national convention. It
was held in Phoenix in February and several of our members attended.
Caroline, Joyce, Kim, Diana, and Susan shared photos of their favorite quilts
at Quiltcon. There was such a huge variety of wonderful quilts that there
were no quilts in common among their selections.

Quiltcon 2023: Several of our members are planning to go to Quiltcon 2023
which will be in Atlanta in February. Even if you don’t go you can enter
quilts in the show. In particular, the Windham Ruby+Bee Challenge features
quilts using at least four of six solid fabrics by Ross and Wrigley. Winter
Fabrics, owned by CMQG member Dana McCluer carries those fabrics. The
theme of this year’s MQG Community Challenge quilts is Gradient. Our
quilt will use the yellow to blue shift. Diana has volunteered to design the

No July Meeting: There is no July Meeting to allow members to attend
classes at Quilters Affair in Sisters that week, culminating in the show on
July 9.

Swap with Central Oregon MQG: We are going to swap Noodleheads Open
Wide Zip Pouches. This is a free pattern on the Noodlehead website. If you
plan on attending Sisters and think you will want to swap, please send Camille
an email to let her know. She would like to get a rough count of attendance. This will be a blind swap, that is there will be no assigned recipients. Even if you don’t want to swap, you are welcome to come and just hang out. This is on Saturday, July 9 at 10:30am in Washington Park.

Raffle winners: Lynn, Christina, Joyce, and Amber were this month’s raffle

Display at Museum: We have been invited to exhibit our quilts at the
Corvallis Museum from July 15 to October 2. This is a great opportunity to
educate the public about modern quilting. The museum curator needs to
know what quilts to expect to plan the display. Janet sent a form to fill out if you wish to participate. Please send it to her at by June 14. Quilts must have hanging sleeve.

Demos at Museum: We have been invited to give demonstrations in the
Museum during the July and August Art Walks. Art Walks are on the third
Thursday of each month which will be July 21 and August 18.

Community Quilts: The next community quilt has pinwheel blocks in
various sizes and features a blue print fabric. We need members to make 16
inch, 12 inch, and 6 inch blocks. Janet will supply more information. A
previous community quilt, the Mary’s Peak Quilt, was given to the Corvallis
Museum and will be raffled off after being displayed.

Block of the Month (BOTM) for August: Lorna is leading this activity. We
are making blocks from the book Quilt Improv by Lucie Summers. Our fifth
block was Crazy Triangles on page 22 and our sixth block is Cross Block on
page 24. Participants will display their blocks during show-and-tell in
August. This is a fun challenge. We will be meeting in person in August so
please bring your blocks to the meeting.

Sew Day: Sew Days are now both in person and online. The On-line Sew
Days will be via Zoom on the second Saturdays of each month and the in-
person Sew Days will be at Consumer Power on the 4th Saturday. Diana will
speak on quilt coats at the June 25 in-person Sew Day.

Book Club: The book club meets monthly at 7pm on the last Wednesday of
the month which is June 29. This month’s book is The Little French Bistro
by Nina George. Next month’s book is Stardust by Neil Gaiman. Contact
Janet if you wish to participate.

Hand Sewing Groups: We have started this activity again and have one
group in Corvallis and one in Albany. This is a great way to meet fellow
members and have an opportunity for casual conversation. The Corvallis
group meets on the first Sunday of the month (July 3) at Pattie’s and the
Albany group on the third Saturday (June 18) at Draper Park (across the
street from Carol Terrill’s house).

August Monthly Meeting: This will be an in-person meeting on August 11 at
7pm at Chintimini Park near the Corvallis Community Center. Erica
Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting will be doing a trunk show of quilts.
Please bring a camp chair or quilt to sit on. Show and Tell will be in person
instead of with photos.

August Swap: This will be an in-person blind swap. There will be no
assigned recipients via Elfster. The swap item will be four coasters, four to
five inches in size. They don’t need to be identical but should coordinate.
Bring them in a plain brown paper bag. Susan C. is heading this activity.
Out-of-town members can participate using Susan as a proxy.

Community Booth at Farmer’s Market: On August 27, we will be at the
Corvallis Farmer’s Market and will have a jelly roll race charity quilt contest
and demo.

The meeting ended at 8:30.

Submitted by Nancy Mandel, secretary

Apr 14 Mtg — Is There Such A Thing as Too Much Fabric?

Date:  Thursday, April 14, 2022
Time:  6pm Pacific Time
Members–please note the earlier start time
Join the CMQG for our April meeting when we host Kim Smith Soper from FeelGoodFibers.com. Kim will share ideas for sorting, storing, and organizing scraps, as well as tips for de-stashing and how to be a more intentional fabric shopper. Kim will also talk about how you know when you are holding onto too much fabric. Come with questions for a lively discussion. We meet online using Zoom. Guests will receive the Zoom link via email the morning of the meeting.
CMQG members:  No charge/no need to register
Guests: $5

March 2022 Meeting Recap

The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild (CMQG) Monthly Meeting started via Zoom at 7pm, March 10, 2022, with Missy presiding and Camille handling the Zoom session. Forty-two people attended including two new members.

Guest Speaker: Blair Stocker, author of Wise Craft Quilts and inventor of the Ruby Ruler was our speaker and will teach a class on Saturday, March 12. Blair spoke on the importance of value (relative lightness and darkness) in quilts. She showed us examples of quilts where the fabrics had been sorted into two piles (light and dark) and quilts where the fabrics had been sorted into three piles (light, medium, and dark). She explained how a fabric can be considered dark when next to one fabric and light when next to a different one. The class will be “Find the Value in Your Stash”.

Raffle winners: Caroline and Joanne were this month’s raffle winners.

April Monthly Meeting: The April meeting will start at 6pm instead of our usual 7pm. This is to accommodate our guest speaker who is in New York. She is Kim Smith Soper of FeelGoodFibers.com and she will speak on Managing Your Stash.

Swap:  The club’s next swap is a glasses case that is also perfect as a rotary cutter holder. The swap takes place at our April meeting. Eleven people are participating. Lorna and Susan lead this activity.

Community Project for 2022: We are making bags for the Cancer Center. Janet is leading this project. The bags are Smart Bags by the Quiltsmart Company. These bags are made from a pattern printed on fusible interfacing which you fuse onto your fabric. Janet has lots more of this available. Contact her if you wish to make bags.

Block of the Month (BOTM) for March: Lorna is leading this activity. We are making blocks from the book Quilt Improv by Lucie Summers. Our third block is Chained Pieced Strips on page 18. Participants will display their blocks during show-and-tell in April. Please send photos of your blocks to CMQGphotos@gmail.com.

Sew Day: Sew Day is online and is the 4th Saturday of each month which this month is March 26. It will start at 9am and end 4 to 6ish depending on participation.

Ultimate Finisher: Projects on your sheet should be finished to be checked off. We discussed how to handle projects that our jointly made. Usually this means pieced and bound by one person and quilted by another. We need to discuss this further.

Ruler Library: Ann says we have three new rulers in our ruler library. See the website for the list. Contact Ann if you wish to borrow one.

Show-and-tell: Show-and-tell was great again and included this month’s BOTM.  Please send photos of show-and-tell items by for the April meeting to CMQGphotos@gmail.com .

Book Club: The book club meets this month at 7pm on the last Wednesday of the month which is March 30. This month’s book is The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis. Next month’s book is The Law of Similars by Chris Bohjalian. Contact Janet if you wish to participate.

Virtual Retreat: Janet and Carol W. are hosting a Virtual Retreat, which has been rescheduled to take place April 1 – 2. There will be prizes, a group project, and many hours to sew together. Camille has sent out one invitation and will soon send out another. They need to know how many participants to plan for. There is no charge.

The meeting ended at 8:45.

Submitted by Nancy Mandel, secretary