Tuesday, April 26, 2016

March Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

March Meeting 2016

Block of the Month

Show and Tell

The Program : Colleen Blackwood
Growing Creatively Through Quilting and Friendship

MRQG General meeting minutes
March 24, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:00 by Sherri.  Sherri is moving to Washington and this will be her last meeting as President.  Barbara Gordon will be taking over for her for the remainder of the year.

Welcome guests:  Deb from Alsea (friend of Colleen); Ann from Washington (friend of Cindy G.)
Announcements:  none

Committee Reports:

Challenge:  Judy reports there are still challenge packets available (5 packets/$10 each).  See Judy.

Sisters:  Marcia passed a clipboard asking for quilt sign-ups for display in the Pharmacy.

Books/Up, up and Away:  quilts for display at Library and Museum (need by first of June).

Setup/Take down:  signup at back table for future meetings.

Quilt county:   no report

2016 Raffle Quilt:  Jo announced tickets are available in packets for members to sell to friends and family.
Clipboard passed around for Safari volunteers:  April 22-30.  Watch for Sign-up genius.  Fabulous prize will be awarded to one lucky person who has helped to fill volunteer slots or sold individual packets.

2017 Raffle quilt:  no report

Secret Sisters:  Wendi reports that March was a spring fling gift steal.  Nice gifts stolen via white elephant rules.  April will be a progressive dinner:  Debbie – appetizers; Wendi – salads; Theresa – dessert.  Houses are in same neighborhood.

QnG:  Cheryl J. asking for volunteers and quilts to be displayed for the July 23 event.  Six gardens that are very different from each other.  Looking for small quilts/whimsical, quilts that fit a broad theme.  If you signed up last month, you don’t need to sign up again.

Round robin:  Cindy reminds that next meeting is April 25, 7 pm at Cindy’s house.  Photos will be on the blog.

Library:  no report

BOM:  Sharon F discussed next month’s block (butterfly).  Only 6 blocks this month.  Remember for every 10 blocks there is a $10 gift certificate added to the stash for an end of the year drawing from participants.  Sharon F.  won the drawing of the blocks for this month.

Hospitality:  Fat quarters won by Karen G.; Gift Certificate won by Cheryl J.

Program:   Next month is  Dodi Poulsen from Poulsbo, WA.  Dodi has been a quilt instructor for over 30 years and teaches throughout the country. She designs quilt patterns for all skill levels and has over 70 published patterns.  Dodi  designs fabric for Riley Blake Designs under the label Lullabelle, some of which can be seen at the Sashgals website.

Workshop:  Still openings in the Colleen Blackwood workshop at 9:30 Friday, March 25 at JLC.    Future workshops are sparsely filled making it cost prohibitive.  Please consider signing up for these enriching experiences.  (August 26:  Ann Shaw on fractured landscape; Sept 23:  Nancy Chong teaching at JLC day after guild).  Need more interest to have these workshops fly.

Service committee:  Lynn G. and committee members showed off some of the finished quilts that you have pledged to finish this year.  A few of these quilts will go for young adult’s having chemo and to the men’s cold weather shelter.  There are packets and items for sale as well as free items.  Thank you for helping the committee finish quilts by binding and quilting.  We appreciate your help.

Show and Tell:  Three members showed their quilts.


Program:  Colleen Blackwood, from Pendleton, Oregon is tonight’s speaker.  She is a quilt designer and teaches machine quilting.  She is teaching a workshop tomorrow at JLC.  There are still openings.  It begins at 9:30 a.m.  Colleen has patterns for sale.  She will take cash or check.  She has contributed to this guild for many years by buying raffle quilt tickets!  She has taught at Sisters for a number of years.

Next meeting is April 28.
Next board meeting will be May 4, 6:30 pm, location TBA.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Lisa U.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Round Robin

Welcome to MRQG
Round Robin -- Round One 2016

Gene's Block

Karen's Block

Jan's Block

Cathy's Block 

Judy's Block 

Libby's Block

Cindy's Block 

Dawnell's Block

Linda's Block

photos by Linda

February Meeting

Welcome to the Marys River Quilt Guild

February Meeting 2016

Block of the Month

Show and Tell

The Program

Reba Worotikan of Majestic Batiks

MRQG General meeting minutes
February 25, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:00 by Sherri.

Welcome guests:  1 visitor (Sue S).  1 new member (Linda M.)

Announcements:  Friendship blocks for outgoing members Carmen (blue) and Sharon (yellow and blue – no signature, please) are due March meeting.  You choose the block, it must be 8 inch finished (8 ½ inch unfinished).

Committee Reports:

Challenge:  Judy reports there are still challenge packets available.  See Judy.

Quilt county:   Thanks for filling out the interest sheet last month. 

2016 Raffle Quilt:  Jo announced tickets are available in packets for members to sell to friends and family.   First the quilt will be going to Gramma’s Attic then to Safari at JLC.  Carmen has set up the sign up genius for this year but is looking for someone else to manage.  Contact Jo.

2017 Raffle quilt:  Judy J. will organize the Judy Niedermeyer quilt that was donated to the guild .  She has obtained permission from Judy N. to use.

Secret Sisters:  Wendi discussed SS January meeting where they made mug cozies; February meeting discussed “log jamming.”  March is the annual “white elephant” gift exchange (nice gifts).  Hoping that by hearing about Secret sister events you will be inspired to join next year.

Class offering:  Debbie Garvin will be teaching a paper piecing class at Quilt Loft, March 26.  Pattern is art deco fans.   $35.  Contact Quilt Loft in Albany to sign up.

QnG:  Beth R. is asking members to participate in QnG.  The event occurs on July 23, 10-4pm.  Committee is still looking for 2 garden hosts, people to staff gardens, set up and take down, publicity, quilts.  Themes are (loosely defined):  a bit of whimsey, little wonders (max 24X24), contemporary, modern or art, celebrations (made for special occasions), journeys (depict memories, life journey).   Clipboards being passed to sign up for various volunteer jobs/shifts.  Beth encourages you to take a 2 hour shift, provide a quilt(s), if you can’t work the day of, we will find something for you to do ahead of time.  Beth hopes that everyone participates in our biggest endeavor of the year. 

Round robin:  Cindy G.  First exchange is February 29 at her house. 

Library:  Karen, a couple new books on Hawaiian contemporary quilts, Ky quilt project.  Karen would like help picking books.  Please contact Karen with your ideas (contact info on the website and in newsletter).

BOM:  Sharon F discussed next month’s block (magnolia bud).  Only 7 blocks this month.  Remember for every 10 blocks there is a $10 gift certificate added to the stash for an end of the year drawing from participants.  Shelly won the drawing of the blocks for this month.

Hospitality:  Phyllis announced that there is a new members gathering prior to next month’s meeting in the Museum Annex.  More info will be sent out. All New and newer members are invited.  New members will receive a personal invitation.  Drawings:  2 fat quarters went to Jan A.  Gift certificate went to Flo C.

Program:  Harriet discussed workshop chart that had been sent out over email.  There has been a lack of response and she was encouraging people to sign up.  Next month’s speaker is teaching a class at JLC the day after guild.  Ann Shaw teaches Ruth McDowell style quilting (fractured plants), possible workshop August 26.  Currently only 2 signed up.  Need at least 10.  Nancy Chong (appliqué) is teaching at JLC Sept 23 and if there is enough interest we could hold another workshop on the 24th.  Harriett needs to know by March 25.  If the timing for workshops is not good, please give feedback.  March speaker is Colleen Blackwood, from Pendleton.
She has instructed often at the Outdoor Quilt show at Sisters and will be teaching at JLC on March 26.  Contact JLC if you are interested in taking her workshop.

Service committee:  Carol F.  represented Service.  Clipboard being sent around to sign up to bind or quilt a quilt.  Currently creating quilts for ABC house, nursing homes, Furniture Share, Pastega House, and others.  We have several smaller quilts  pinned and ready for you to take.  5 quilts ready for long arm quilters.  Please remember to return the pins.  Please keep track of your hours and when you hand in the quilt we will give you a fat quarter.  We have made color coordinated packets for sale at reasonable prices and they are available on the back table.

Show and Tell:  Joyce showed our 1991 raffle quilt that a friend won and she has been trading back and forth between her ever since.  They both love the quilt .


Program:  Majestic Batiks (www.majesticbatiks.com)  Reba Worotikan from Corvallis started the company about 3 years ago and sells wholesale batiks to quilts stores.  She discussed the process of making her wax resist Batiks and the traditional use of color and design in Indonesia.
Next meeting is March 24.
Next board meeting will be March 2, 6:30 pm at the Wine Vault.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Lisa U.