October 2022 Meeting Recap

The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild (CMQG) Monthly Meeting was a hybrid meeting via Zoom and in-person at the Corvallis Community Center. It started at 7pm, Oct 13, 2022, with Missy and Camille presiding. There were 19 in-person attendees and 6 Zoom attendees.

Election: This was the annual business meeting that the club is required to have.  We also elected officers.  Our incoming elected officers are co-presidents – Camille Ainsworth and Diana Finkenaur, treasurer – Andrea Tribolet, and secretary – Nancy Mandel. Appointed positions are web master – Ann G, membership – Pattie D, ruler library – Ann G, raffle prizes – Nancy M, book club – Missy C, social media – Aimie H, community quilts – Janet K, ultimate finisher – Lorna M, and swaps – Susan S.

Name Tags: We have been using stick-on/throw away name tags. It would be better if each of us made a re-useable name tag or used the one we made during a meeting a few years ago. There are instructions on-line to make name tags.

Help with meeting setup: We need members to help with room setup and refreshments (cookies). We rent the room for two hours, 6:30 to 8:30 and would like the first ½ hour to be social time, so we must be prompt with setup and take down. Pattie D sent around a signup sheet.

Raffle winners: Chris S and Diana F were this month’s raffle winners.

Sew Powerful purse program: JC B informed us about this program and has made some lovely purses for it. Sewists in the US and beyond make small purses which are sent to Zambia where they are filled with reusuable menstrual products and given to schoolgirls, enabling them to remain in school all month long. Women in Zambia are employed to make the products that fill the purses. JC will send an email with more information, or you can look at the Sew Powerful website.

Community Quilt: The next community quilt has pinwheel blocks in various sizes and features a blue-print fabric. Blocks were due on Sept 30.

Quiltcon Quilt: Every year our guild participates in a quilt challenge sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild. Together we make a quilt which is displayed at the national convention (Quiltcon) in February. Diana F is leading this project and many people brought their blocks to the meeting and gave them to her. She needs them by Oct 22. She will sew the blocks together and Barb of Bolts to Blocks will do the quilting. A photo of the quilt needs to be sent to Quiltcon by Dec 15.

November 10 Meeting: The November meeting is always a make-and-take meeting where we make a craft during the meeting. If anybody has any ideas what we could do this year, please contact Camille.

December 8 Meeting: The December meeting is a holiday party where we do a special swap (see Holiday Swap) and dine together. This year it will be in the Corvallis Community Center and will be a potluck.

Holiday Swap: Each participant will make a mini-quilt (96 to 144 inches perimeter) in the theme and shape their recipient chooses. Recipients will be chosen at random by Elfster on Oct 28. You will know who you’re giving a quilt to, but you won’t know who is making a quilt for you. Members have until Oct 27 to sign up.  Camille will send out details.

Block of the Month (BOTM): Lorna is leading this activity. We are making blocks from the book Quilt Improv by Lucie Summers. Our eighth block is Log Cabin on page 28. Participants will display their blocks during show-and-tell in November. Colleen P has completed all the blocks and sewn them into a quilt top! She displayed it during show-and-tell.

Sew Days: The club has two Sew Days a month, one online via Zoom on the second Saturday of the month, and one in-person at Consumer Power on the 4th Saturday. Our next Sew Days are in-person on Oct 22, and online on Nov 12. Because of Thanksgiving there will be no in-person Sew Day in November.

Show-and-tell: Fourteen members had show-and-tell items this month.  Please send photos of show-and-tell items for the November meeting to CMQGphotos@gmail.com .

Book Club: The book club meets monthly at 7pm on the last Wednesday of the month which is Oct 26. This month’s book is The Anomaly by Herve le Tellier.  Next month’s book is The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. Contact Missy if you wish to participate.

Hand Sewing Group: The Hand Sewing group will meet on Nov 6 at Pattie D’s home from 10am to 1pm. It was held outside this summer but will be indoors in November. Contact Pattie for more information.

The meeting ended at 8:10.   Submitted by Nancy Mandel, secretary

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