Sunday, June 9, 2013

MRQG.....May 2013


Welcome to the


May 2013

Guest Speaker Tonight:




May 2013....Block of the Month









Jody has created a site called The Sisterhood of Quilters– for women who love the art and tradition of quilting. Be sure to check out Jody's newest fabric designs.


































































Keep up with Jody's latest news and appearances around Oregon & Washington by following her blog.



Show 'n Tell:




















































































MRQG Fundraiser....Pot holders:


Have you made a pot holder yet?



Chicken Pot Holder



New Member Meet 'n Greet:







































Photos Courtesy of Linda Brown


Submitted By MRQG Historian
LuAnn Kessi

After 4 years as Historian/Photographer, LuAnn will be stepping down the end of 2013.
The guild is in need of a new Historian.  Please consider volunteering for this FUN position.  LuAnn will be happy to give you some pointers and get you settled in as historian.  

MRQG Website CLICK HERE

Block of the Month Patterns CLICK HERE

Programs Calendar CLICK HERE


Mary’s River Quilt Guild
General Meeting May 23, 2013
President Beth called the meeting to order and welcomed our two visitors. 
Marcia of Program introduced our speaker Jody Houghton who is a fabric designer.  Jody shared how she became involved in arts and design which was an evolutionary process.    A number of quilts were shown using her fabrics and she shared information on ways quilters can create their own fabrics and have it printed at Spoonflower.com; she recommended Photo Shop programming for design work and grommetworld.com as a resource for some supplies.
Sisters quilt show is coming up and signup sheets were passed for volunteers to work on Friday and Saturday at the drug store.   The drug store would like to see fifteen larger quilts and about eight-five smaller ones to maximize impact.  On the guild website there are forms to be completed and quilts and forms should be brought to the next general meeting in June.
Chicks with Attitude reported that they have about 120 chicks made but if anyone is interested in making more, Wendy has supplies available.
Show and Tell included the Service Committee report and was followed by a break so that members could get a close look at Jody’s quilts and purchase fabrics.
Block of the month for May was the Hawaiian Shirt and baskets are June’s block.  The basket block would be perfect for potholders to add to the guild sales this summer.
Beth introduced Linda Jewett who has agreed to be the chair for Quilts in the Garden 2014.  She is looking for about five members to form a steering committee.  If anyone has ideas of garden locations that would be appropriate for the event, please let her know.  Also please consider joining the steering committee.
Hospitality reported on the gathering prior to the meeting at which new members were introduced to the guild board members and committee chairs plus they had a tour of the library and service committee storage areas.  There was a drawing for fat quarters and a gift certificate.
Round Robin advised that their next meeting is June 24th and Cindy did a spring cleaning of the free basket.  Anyone who has items that can be added to the basket is welcome to bring them to their meeting.
Publications report was about the new brochure for the guild.  It is advised that future membership forms will include a release (permission) to use pictures taken during guild programs  and thus insure that everyone is aware and comfortable with pictures that may appear on the guild web or in brochures for the guild.
Challenge has only two packets left – better hurry to get one.  Judy then advised that there are supplies available to make potholders and basket blocks are especially needed for the museum store sales.
Judy introduced information on the Touch Project, part of the sister city program between Corvallis and Uzhhorod, which is gathering supplies to make sewing kits.  Needed items are needles, small spools of thread, embroidery floss, pins, buttons and small scissors.  These will help people to take care of their own families and build income opportunities.
Program for June 27th is Rachel Greco sharing The Homeland Army: Women in World War I.   Rachel is well known to many as the owner of Grandma’s Attic in Dallas.
For Quilt County, Alice Hall of the Unitarian Church is looking for quilts that were a challenge or made because of a challenge.  Her contact information can be found in the May-June newsletter.  Marcia is looking for donations of small quilts that can be displayed and sold at the Wine Vault with the proceeds to be given to Permission to Play.
The guild is sponsoring a class by Phyllis Prom who was the speaker at our April meeting.  It will be held on June 12 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Marcia has class information and costs plus there is information in the current newsletter.  The class will be held at JanniLou’s.
The Philomath Scout Lodge is having a Quilt Show and More fund raiser on September 14-15 between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm.  The guild will rent a table so that potholders, Chicks with Attitude and guild members can display quilts or quilt items for sale.

Respectfully submitted,
Sharon Fries
Secretary

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