November 2021 Meeting Recap

The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild (CMQG) Monthly Meeting started via Zoom at 7pm, October 11, 2021, with Pattie Dix presiding. 28 people attended including two guests. This was the make-and-take meeting that the guild has every November.

December meeting and gift swap: The guild has a special holiday meeting every December with a gift exchange. This meeting is normally held at a restaurant, but this year will be held virtually on Dec 9. This year’s gift is a pillow cover. Names have already been exchanged via Elftster. For a party game we want members to send in a picture of themselves as a child. We will see if we can match the pictures with the adults. Please send photos to CMQGphotos@gmail.com.

Downtown display:  The guild has a beautiful display of Christmas themed quilted objects in the Footwise Community Window, located at 301 SW Madison Ave. in Corvallis. The display is up until Nov 23.

Quiltcon Quilt: The theme this year is angles. Diana F designed the quilt and has finished the top and bottom with blocks made by her and other members. It looks terrific and is presently being quilted by Barb at Bolts to Blocks, who’s doing it at no charge to the guild. Thank you, Barb! It will be shipped to the Quiltcon convention and sold there for $300 to benefit The Women of Color Quilters Network and The Navajo Quilt Project.

Charity Quilts: Charity quilts are given to ABC House and should be at least 60 inches square and not be baby or holiday themed. Please get them to Sheila by December 1.

Queen of the UFOs: Lorna reported that the fund presently has over $200. The drawing will be held at the January meeting.

Book Club: The book club normally meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, but the November meeting will be held on Dec 1. This month’s book is The Rosie Project. Contact Janet if you wish to participate.

Sew Day: Sew Day is Nov 27, from 9 to 6.

Show and Tell: In the future send photos of show and tell items to CMQGphotos@gmail.com.

Program: Lauren of the Cotton Patch led our make-and-take program. We made cute little needle minders from fabric, English paper piecing papers, and ceramic magnets.

The meeting ended at 8:30

Submitted by Nancy Mandel, acting secretary.

October 2021 Meeting Recap

The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild (CMQG) Monthly Meeting started on Zoom at 7pm, October 14, 2021, with Pattie Dix presiding. 36 people attended including four guests. This was the annual business meeting that the guild is required to have.

Election for next year’s officers: Next year’s officers were elected. The incoming elected officers are Camille Ainsworth and Missy Rice Cook – co-presidents, Christina Harrison – treasurer, and Nancy Mandel – secretary. Ad hoc positions are Pattie Dix – membership, Diana Finkenaur – programs, Janet Kok – community quilts, Lorna Meyers and Susan Clark – swaps, Aimee Hobson – social media, Julie Robertson – sponsorships, Lorna Meyers – queen of the UFOs, Susan Clark – sew day, and Ann Geyer – ruler library.

Treasurer’s report: Christina H reported that in the 2021 fiscal year, the club had $5693 in income, $3651 in expenses and currently has $3074.94.

Downtown display: Pattie called for guild member’s Christmas and winter-themed quilts, pillows, runners, wall hangings, etc. to be displayed Oct. 28 – Nov. 23 in the Footwise Community Window, located at 301 SW Madison Ave. in Corvallis. Items should be of modern design rather than traditional. Contact Pattie if you have an item for display.

Membership: CMQG now has 53 members.

Quiltcon Quilt: The theme this year is angles. Diana created the design and divided it into 10-inch blocks (finished size). Most of the blocks have been turned in. The remaining few will be turned in soon and Diana will make the quit top. Also, members made blocks from the leftover scraps and Diana will use them in the quilt backing.

Hands-on Minigroup: The next meeting is Nov 7 at 10am, at the Keller Williams offices at 1121 NW 9thSt. There will be a limit of ten people so attendees must RSVP. To ensure the health and safety of members, all attendees must be masked and vaccinated against Covid 19.

Quilting conversations: We will postpone these until next year.

Charity Quilts: Charity quilts are given to ABC House and need to be finished by December 1. So far four of the charity quilts made from Hartman fabrics have been finished. Several more are in the process.

Needle book swap: 17 people participated.

December meeting and gift swap: The guild has a special holiday meeting every December with a gift exchange. This meeting is normally held at a restaurant, but this year will be held virtually. This year’s gift will be a pillow cover. There will be no pillow form since many of these will need to be mailed. Names will be drawn using Elfster but we will gather information about participants’ like and dislikes ourselves. Details will be on the website and in an email from Pattie D.

Presentation: Pam Raby gave a presentation on single-fold binding.

Show and Tell: Four people had show-and-tell items.

Book Club: The CMQG Book Club will meet at 7:00 pm on October 27th, to discuss Longbourne, by Jo Baker. The club normally meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month however the November meeting will take place December 1. Contact Janet if you want to be added to the group’s email list.

The meeting ended at 8:30.

Submitted by Nancy Mandel, acting secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 2021 Meeting Recap

The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild (CMQG) Monthly Meeting started at 7pm, Sept 9, 2021, on Zoom with Pattie Dix presiding. 18 people attended including one guest.

Nominations for next year’s officers: Nominations for elected officers are set. We still need a donation coordinator and more sew-day hosts (these are non-elected positions). Sheridan volunteered to be a sew-day host. Sheridan also volunteered to help with technology as she does that professionally.

Needle book swap: 17 people are signed up. We’ll open during the October meeting so make sure to mail early if your recipient lives out of the area.

Quiltcon Quilt: The theme this year is angles. Diana created the design and divided it into 10-inch blocks (finished size). She recommends using Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) to make these blocks and is giving presentations on FPP. We still need more volunteers to sew the blocks. Several people volunteered but we need a few more.

Sew Day: The next sew day is Sept 25, 9am to 6pm. Diana will do an FPP demonstration at 1pm.

Hand-sewing Mini-group: The next meeting is Sept 12 at 10am. Because of covid it will be in Pattie’s yard again, not the realtor’s office as previously announced. Members who have volunteered to make a Quiltcon block can pick up the fabric at that time if the member lets Pattie know she is coming.

Free Motion Textures Quilting Class: Christina Cameli is teaching this class to our guild on Sept 18. Christina taught a beginning free-motion quilting (FMQ) class to our guild in August that all participants agreed was excellent. The class description says participants should be of intermediate skill at FMQ but Pattie says that is not necessary. Participants just need to know how to set up their machine and the basics of FMQ. Ten people are signed up. There are still openings. The cost is $45 for members.

Charity Quilts: Charity quilts are given to ABC House and need to be finished by December.

Weeknight chat group: Because we are meeting via Zoom, members are not becoming acquainted with each other. To promote member interaction, it was suggested at last Sunday’s board meeting that we have a weeknight chat group. Derrith is taking the lead on this. She suggested calling it. “Quilting Conversations”. It would a one-hour weeknight meeting, separate from our monthly meeting. Ways to make this happen were discussed including breaking into smaller groups. It was also suggested that we have a 30-minute social time, beginning at 6:30 on monthly meeting nights. Pattie will start this at our October monthly meeting.

October Monthly Meeting: Pam Raby will give a presentation on single-fold binding. Next year’s officers will be elected.

Philomath Museum exhibit: The Mary’s River Quilt Guild has an exhibit of quilts by members that are now deceased.

Corvallis Arts Center exhibit:  There is an exhibit by the Portland Fiber Arts Guild.

Show and Tell: Two people had show-and-tell items.

Website: Pattie reminded attendees that our guild has an excellent website containing lots of information and urged us to use it.

Book Club: The book club meets on Sept 22.

Meeting presentation: Camille gave a presentation on “quilt as you go”. This is a technique in which you piece onto the batting.

The meeting ended at 8:30 pm.

Submitted by Nancy Mandel, acting secretary.