Thursday, June 18, 2020

On Thursday June 18th the board organized a small gathering to test the idea of having a "Park No Machines Required" sew day. It was held at Shadywood Park in Hillsboro. Each board member invited one member to join, we had 14 in attendance. It was a great success with masks and distancing. The board will work to create more opportunities having the 25 person limit set by the state. Stayed tuned for updates. 

We used this opportunity to present Sue Nichols her President's Quilt. We have lots and lots of creative members who made this a wonderful memory of her time. We wish we could have had a full meeting to make the presentation.  

Sunday, March 15, 2020

All Meetings CANCELLED

The March monthly guild meeting and all activities scheduled for the Senior Center are cancelled due to corona virus safety.  Watch this space and your email for further updates as we have them.

Monday, March 9, 2020


My Photo Local professional quilter and pattern maker Kelly Cole will join us at the March meeting.  Kelly is inspired by all things vintage, from farmhouse kitchens to feedsack fabrics and everything in between.  Read more about Kelly on her blog at http://bluebirdsews.blogspot.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Our next general meeting will be held on Monday, February 17 at 6:30 pm.  Our guest speaker will be Christine Martell.  She describes her work as follows:  "As a professional artist, I work in a variety of mediums. My current work involves photography and free-motion machine embroidery to create fiber artworks that bring to life my love of nature. Trees have been a lifetime love affair but as I travel, I find myself becoming attached to the all the natural images around me, the ocean, the sunrise and sunset, flowers, and mountains. Each place has its own natural backdrop of beauty. I spend as much time photographing and editing as I do sewing the images. My current work is cross-disciplinary allowing me to combine my love of photography, digital art, printmaking, and textiles to create truly one of a kind expressions."  Read more about Christine and see examples of her work at https://christinemartell.com
These workshops may still have spaces open; if you are interested contact R. Voelker.

WORKSHOPS

Mr Domestic
January 25 or February 1
Weave Your Own Adventure Workshop
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $40
Location:  North Plains Senior Center

Pineapple Quilts with Robbie Berg
Sunday, February 16
Cost:  $40
Location:  North Plains Senior Center

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

January 20, 2020 General Meeting Minutes


Meeting Minutes

Westside Quilt Guild General meeting
January 20, 2020

The meeting was called to order by Marilyn Alexander, Vice President, at 6:30 pm

Sunshine & Shadows
None

Ways & Means
Not present

Treasurer
Penni asked if anyone accepted cash for a new membership at the quilt show? This might have happened on Saturday. She has no record of the transaction or information on who joined.

Birthdays
January and February birthday celebrants were asked to stand and be recognized. There was one member whose birthday was not in the newsletter; Jan’s birthday is today. The membership sang happy birthday to the group.

Education
In March and April there will be two sessions at two different elementary schools, working with girls learning to sew. Their project will be using batiks and if you have any bright batiks (no smaller than a fat quarter), please donate to this cause. They are also looking for fun buttons to embellish the projects. See Susan Greathouse or Bev Halperin if you have donations.
Westview High School in Beaverton is starting a sewing program. The teacher in charge is looking for willing volunteers to help. You will be required to have a background check prior to working in the school. Check with the school for details.

Mini Raffle
At the sewing weekend Denise brought all items for the mini raffle and asked several attendees to make mini raffle bags. Tonight’s choices are: wool grab bag, black floral fabric, butterfly and plaid fabric, wildflower panel and a mystery grab bag.

Two Pins
Not present

Mini Moments with Annie
Not present

Newsletter
Jayne has stepped down as the editor, Sharon Kennedy will be the new editor. Items for the newsletter are due no later than the Friday following the Board Meeting. (Board Meetings are the first Monday of the month). Submit items to Sharon via e-mail;  sharonFromOregon@yahoo.com
Raffle Quilt
Ann Laffin won the Quilt Show Bird Raffle Quilt. She has it in the break room and would like those who worked on it to sign it for her.


2020 challenge
Mona Van Loo is leading the 2020 Guild Challenge, in her absence Carrie Townsend stepped in to kick it off. This year’s theme is: ANGLES. The requirements are: Anything that speaks an angle to you, could be half square triangles, flying geese or your interpretation. It needs to be a finished size 12” x 12”, quilted and bound. DUE DATE June Guild Meeting. Carrie suggested you break out of your comfort zone and try something new. Any questions should be directed to Mona.

Robbie’s Pineapple Class
Robbie Berg will be teaching a Pineapple Quilt class on February 16th . There are currently 18 signed up for the class, if it fills up, Robbie will offer another class. The class is $40 and includes the ruler.

Membership
Tonight, there were 11 guests, 2 new members with a total of 118 present. Parking space winner: Deneece Hildebrandt.

Charity
Marilyn mentioned there are members in the guild who have longarm quilting machines and they are willing to help quilt some of the charity quilts however, if you are able to do your own quilting it would be appreciated. Carolyn Drosd has 15 pieces of batting tonight for charity quilts, see her at the break. If you need supplies; backing, batting, fabric for a charity quilt contact Carolyn, Marcia Elliot or Nancy Stober.
Connie: The first charity sew day of 2020 is March 14th at Jessie May in North Plains starting at 9:00 am. Helene Knott will the instructor. The quilts will be a log cabin round robin; each person will add a strip to a block, pass it to the next person and so on until the block is complete. At the end of the day there will be a pile of log cabin blocks to assemble into quilts.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the February meeting, with more details in the newsletter. The second charity sew day will be in October with Peggy Gelbrich.

Charity Quilts
Members shared five quilts they made for charity.

Retreats
The Oregon Garden retreat will be held February 21-23, 2020 and there was one cancellation. If you are interested in this space it is $215 for a shared room, see Connie or Ruth. The camping retreat will be June 5-7th at Stub Stewart State Park. Connie has reserved RV spaces and cabins, with estimated cost of $200-210 for RV and $175 for cabins. This will include lodging, lunch and dinner and the sewing space. Breakfast will be on your own. Due to power issues the retreat will be limited to 12-15 attendees. More information will be in the newsletter. The reservations are through Sunday, you will be allowed to stay Sunday night and leave Monday morning.




Program
Tonight’s program is “Winter”, which includes any project you have that reminds you of winter, quilts not required. Please take a moment to tell us about your project(s). Place your projects on your chair for others to view during the break. Our members showed 63 projects.
The March guest speaker will be Christine Martel, fiber artist, photographer, nature lover.
The April guest speaker will be Kelly Cole, collector of vintage fabrics.

Mister Domestic workshops, will be Saturday January 25th and due to high demand, February 1st. He will be teaching off of both patterns at each class. Ruth will send out a PDF of the patterns. There are still several who have not paid, please see Ruth at the break.

BREAK

Approval of December minutes. Any additions or changes? Motion to accept, seconded Minutes approved

Show & Tell
10 members showed 12 projects. Christine Sheridan shared two blocks she made for a project in Australia; the blocks will be made into quilts for those who lost their homes. For more information: Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild. Martha Robertson shared a hand spun, dyed wool coverlet made in the 1800’s.

Mini Raffle
$54
Panel: Maureen Welborn
Wool pack: Jami Stevenson
Butterfly fabric: Patti Dobbs
Black floral fabric: Linda Hall
Mystery grab bag: four mini charms packs, one snowman charm pack, Linda Hall

Block of the Month
This month’s block, Bear Paw, five were made and won by Deneece Hildebrandt
Next month: “Love in the Mist” light blues and white. Debbie gave out all the patterns, it will be published in the newsletter. For the new members: make a block, turn it in, put your name in the drawing and if it is picked you get all the blocks. Did you make more than one, put your name in for every one you made.

Door Prizes
Visitor: Pam Hockman
Diane Attia
Flo Christiansen
Christina Todd
Jeri Trembly
Wanda Parrish
If you have something to donate items such as fabric and tools are welcomed.

Upcoming Events
No Machines Required are the fourth Wednesday from 3:00 – 9:00 pm at the North Plains Senior Center. 


The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 pm


Respectfully submitted, 
Heidi Nesheim, Secretary








Meeting Minutes

Westside Quilt Guild General meeting
January 20, 2020

The meeting was called to order by Marilyn Alexander, Vice President, at 6:30 pm

Sunshine & Shadows
None

Ways & Means
Not present

Treasurer
Penni asked if anyone accepted cash for a new membership at the quilt show? This might have happened on Saturday. She has no record of the transaction or information on who joined.

Birthdays
January and February birthday celebrants were asked to stand and be recognized. There was one member whose birthday was not in the newsletter; Jan’s birthday is today. The membership sang happy birthday to the group.

Education
In March and April there will be two sessions at two different elementary schools, working with girls learning to sew. Their project will be using batiks and if you have any bright batiks (no smaller than a fat quarter), please donate to this cause. They are also looking for fun buttons to embellish the projects. See Susan Greathouse or Bev Halperin if you have donations.
Westview High School in Beaverton is starting a sewing program. The teacher in charge is looking for willing volunteers to help. You will be required to have a background check prior to working in the school. Check with the school for details.

Mini Raffle
At the sewing weekend Denise brought all items for the mini raffle and asked several attendees to make mini raffle bags. Tonight’s choices are: wool grab bag, black floral fabric, butterfly and plaid fabric, wildflower panel and a mystery grab bag.

Two Pins
Not present

Mini Moments with Annie
Not present

Newsletter
Jayne has stepped down as the editor, Sharon Kennedy will be the new editor. Items for the newsletter are due no later than the Friday following the Board Meeting. (Board Meetings are the first Monday of the month). Submit items to Sharon via e-mail;  sharonFromOregon@yahoo.com
Raffle Quilt
Ann Laffin won the Quilt Show Bird Raffle Quilt. She has it in the break room and would like those who worked on it to sign it for her.


2020 challenge
Mona Van Loo is leading the 2020 Guild Challenge, in her absence Carrie Townsend stepped in to kick it off. This year’s theme is: ANGLES. The requirements are: Anything that speaks an angle to you, could be half square triangles, flying geese or your interpretation. It needs to be a finished size 12” x 12”, quilted and bound. DUE DATE June Guild Meeting. Carrie suggested you break out of your comfort zone and try something new. Any questions should be directed to Mona.

Robbie’s Pineapple Class
Robbie Berg will be teaching a Pineapple Quilt class on February 16th . There are currently 18 signed up for the class, if it fills up, Robbie will offer another class. The class is $40 and includes the ruler.

Membership
Tonight, there were 11 guests, 2 new members with a total of 118 present. Parking space winner: Deneece Hildebrandt.

Charity
Marilyn mentioned there are members in the guild who have longarm quilting machines and they are willing to help quilt some of the charity quilts however, if you are able to do your own quilting it would be appreciated. Carolyn Drosd has 15 pieces of batting tonight for charity quilts, see her at the break. If you need supplies; backing, batting, fabric for a charity quilt contact Carolyn, Marcia Elliot or Nancy Stober.
Connie: The first charity sew day of 2020 is March 14th at Jessie May in North Plains starting at 9:00 am. Helene Knott will the instructor. The quilts will be a log cabin round robin; each person will add a strip to a block, pass it to the next person and so on until the block is complete. At the end of the day there will be a pile of log cabin blocks to assemble into quilts.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the February meeting, with more details in the newsletter. The second charity sew day will be in October with Peggy Gelbrich.

Charity Quilts
Members shared five quilts they made for charity.

Retreats
The Oregon Garden retreat will be held February 21-23, 2020 and there was one cancellation. If you are interested in this space it is $215 for a shared room, see Connie or Ruth. The camping retreat will be June 5-7th at Stub Stewart State Park. Connie has reserved RV spaces and cabins, with estimated cost of $200-210 for RV and $175 for cabins. This will include lodging, lunch and dinner and the sewing space. Breakfast will be on your own. Due to power issues the retreat will be limited to 12-15 attendees. More information will be in the newsletter. The reservations are through Sunday, you will be allowed to stay Sunday night and leave Monday morning.




Program
Tonight’s program is “Winter”, which includes any project you have that reminds you of winter, quilts not required. Please take a moment to tell us about your project(s). Place your projects on your chair for others to view during the break. Our members showed 63 projects.
The March guest speaker will be Christine Martel, fiber artist, photographer, nature lover.
The April guest speaker will be Kelly Cole, collector of vintage fabrics.

Mister Domestic workshops, will be Saturday January 25th and due to high demand, February 1st. He will be teaching off of both patterns at each class. Ruth will send out a PDF of the patterns. There are still several who have not paid, please see Ruth at the break.

BREAK

Approval of December minutes. Any additions or changes? Motion to accept, seconded Minutes approved

Show & Tell
10 members showed 12 projects. Christine Sheridan shared two blocks she made for a project in Australia; the blocks will be made into quilts for those who lost their homes. For more information: Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild. Martha Robertson shared a hand spun, dyed wool coverlet made in the 1800’s.

Mini Raffle
$54
Panel: Maureen Welborn
Wool pack: Jami Stevenson
Butterfly fabric: Patti Dobbs
Black floral fabric: Linda Hall
Mystery grab bag: four mini charms packs, one snowman charm pack, Linda Hall

Block of the Month
This month’s block, Bear Paw, five were made and won by Deneece Hildebrandt
Next month: “Love in the Mist” light blues and white. Debbie gave out all the patterns, it will be published in the newsletter. For the new members: make a block, turn it in, put your name in the drawing and if it is picked you get all the blocks. Did you make more than one, put your name in for every one you made.

Door Prizes
Visitor: Pam Hockman
Diane Attia
Flo Christiansen
Christina Todd
Jeri Trembly
Wanda Parrish
If you have something to donate items such as fabric and tools are welcomed.



Upcoming Events
No Machines Required are the fourth Wednesday from 3:00 – 9:00 pm at the North Plains Senior Center. 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 pm

Respectfully submitted, 
Heidi Nesheim, Secretary




General Meeting Minutes

Westside Quilt Guild General Meeting
October 21, 2019

The meeting was called to order by Sue Nichols, President, at 6:30 pm

Opening                                                                                   
The parking lot is full, thanks to everyone for coming out.

Sunshine & Shadows
Sue Hauser’s fourth granddaughter was born two weeks ago today.

Ways & Means
Renee...logo merchandise is available for sale at the break.
Nancy…Boutique…lots of wonderful items will be available at the quilt show. “Thank you very much”.  If you have something for the boutique call or email Nancy. She has forms tonight if you want to place items on consignment.

2019 Quilt Show
Marilyn announced that it is almost quilt show time! Reminder; it is November 2nd and 3rd at Tuality Health Education Center (334 SE 8th Ave at Baseline). Volunteers come in at 9:00 both days, there will be a check in table and a name tag. There is a need for more volunteers who can do heavy lifting, talk to Mary Lafler. Quilt drop off is October 31st 2 pm-7 pm and November 1st 10 am-12 pm. Set up will start at 2:00. If you are helping to hang quilts please bring a step stool or small ladder. Volunteers get free admission.  Quilt pick up is at 4:45 pm on Sunday. If you can’t remember what you volunteered for see Marilyn. Jean has the block kits for those who pre-ordered. If you missed out, they will be available at the show for $12. If you have donations for the raffle basket see Shirlene. Try to keep parking around building to a minimum to leave room for our guests. There are free parking structures across Baseline and one next to the building (southside).




Mini Raffle
Jami filled in for Denise. The choices are a set of towels and embroidery patterns, layer cake(Courtyard by Moda), American Spirit quilt kit with flags, Christmas panel, and a bundle of Christmas fabric.

Birthdays
In order to shorten the length of the meeting the birthday announcements were dropped. Sue decided they needed to be brought back. Those with October and November birthdays were recognized.

UFO Challenge
The deadline for the challenge is next month! The November program will be UFOs, if you have entered yourself in the UFO challenge be sure to bring your completed items next month. Remember if you had them on your list but gave them away, they still count! We are doers and finishers!!  You will get a ticket for all projects completed.

Two Pins
There will not be any until January.

Charity Quilts
No charity quilts to show. Next month for charity sewing it will be in a different room, there will be a sign posted at the Springs as where to go.
Where do the charity quilts go?  Camp Erin, Tuality Hospital and Cares Northwest.

Mini Moments with Annie
None

Holiday Party
Carrie is the chairperson. It is our December 16th meeting. There will be more information in the newsletter, including what food you are to bring, based on your last name. She has 19 volunteers helping. If you agreed to make a centerpiece see Carrie. The gift exchange is something quilt related, homemade, books, fabric, tools, and so on the price limit is $10. Carrie shared the gift she received last year.


Membership
Lori….18 visitors, one new business member and 143 in attendance. Parking spot:  Elizabeth Schneider.

Program
Mr. Domestic Mathew Boudreaux
There were lots of requests to Sue to have him as a speaker. He opened by saying, “I am amazed and humbled by having so many interested in seeing what I have to say, I’m just a goober and a dad”. He spent his time sharing his journey and hoping others will join him in spreading joy and positivity. He will teach a WQG exclusive weave class on workshop January 25th, called the “Weave your own adventure class”. You will leave with the class doing something you never thought you could do!!

Connie
Connie acknowledged all the time Sue Hauser has dedicated to being the Program Chairperson and asked the membership to her a hand for her 6-8 years of work. If Sue was your advisor, you will need to contact Connie for any questions. Tonight the Oregon Garden Retreat sign ups begin, it is Feb. 21-23, 2020. Charity sewing with Irena Swanson is November 23rd at Jessie May.  There is still lots of room for signing up, the event is free. Alton Collins had filled our spot, and asked why we didn’t sign up for retreat. After lots of conversations, it was determined it was not going to work in 2020, but will do it again in 2021. The camp out retreat will be in June.  (after break note: Oregon Gardens Retreat had 60 spots available and all have been taken with two on a wait list. This has never happened on the first day of sign ups.)

BREAK

Minutes
Approval of September minutes. Any additions or changes? Motion to accept, seconded, minutes approved

Show & Tell
11 members presented quilts for show and tell.


Mini Raffle
Made $70

Block of the Month
Marilyn had two blocks from September and one from August.
Nine blocks were made this month. Winner: Denise Hildebrandt
Next month’s is Scrappy Star in red.

Door Prizes
Winners:  Six door prizes with really cool bags donated from Sisters quilt show. No door prizes in December. Donations are always accepted but please no books or magazines. Winners: Flo Christiansen, Christine Sheridan, Laurie Anderson, Peggy Raines, Stephanie S., Lynette Walters

Announcements
Be sure to read your newsletter
Next Board meeting, 1st Monday, November 4, 2019
The next general meeting will be conducted by one of the vice presidents, Sue will be unavailable.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:44 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Heidi Nesheim, Secretary

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

February, 2019 Guild Meeting- 2019 Challenge Quilts Revealed



February is an exciting month with the Westside Quilters!  It's the month our challenge participants reveal their entries in our annual challenge contest. 


 




The guild is in it's 12th year so this is the #12 Challenge.
 
Must be 12" x 12"
Any colors- this is 12 fabrics, not 12 colors
Solids or prints
Background counts as a fabric
Binding counts as a fabric
Backing and label are NOT counted in the 12 fabrics
Must have top, batting, and backing
Members may submit up to 3 entries



 Prizes?  Of course!
We will be awarding a prize for the viewers' choice, Best Use of Theme, as well as 2 random draws.  Everyone has a chance to win!

So you don't think you're work is up to snuff?  NOT TRUE!  We all love to see the vast array of quilts made by our members.  We want to see YOUR  interpretation of this theme.  Join in the fun and bring an entry!



These 4 sample blocks were made by Mona Woo, who is coordinating this event.  Thanks for the inspiration, Mona!



Bring your entry to the February, 2019 Guild Meeting.

Block of the Month- Bring to February, 2019 guild meeting

The February Block of the Month is "Slashed".  Use scrappy colors with good contrast.

If you want to play along, make a block (or blocks) and bring them to the February general meeting.  For each block you bring, you get one entry in the drawing.  At the end of the meeting, a name will be drawn and that lucky quilter will receive the whole pile!





Tuesday, February 5, 2019

January, 2019 Guild Meeting- Christina Cameli

January, 21, 2019
Christina Cameli


 We started off the new year with Christina Cameli.  Christina entertained us and amazed us with her large trunk show of quilts made with a wedge ruler. She also showed us that we can get beautiful results quilting our creations on a domestic sewing machine.

 Christina is a quilter who loves spreading excitement and confidence to other quilters! She free-motion quilt on her own home machine. She loves teaching free-motion quilting so much that she wrote some books about it! Then she started playing with wedge quilts, so she wrote about that too!
 

Christina is happiest working without patterns, using up scraps and not taking things too seriously. She's a single mom and quilting is just a part-time thing for her., In the "real" world she's a nurse-midwife and loves her job.

                           
Christina will be giving workshops on free motion quilting on a domestic machine on March 23, 2019 and a workshop on making a wedge quilt will be scheduled for the fall.  For information, contact Sue Hauser or Ruth Voelker.


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Block-of-th-Month- Bring to January Meeting

BOM's are always fun- especially when you have the chance to bring one, and come home with a whole hand full!  Bring one (or more) string quilt blocks to the January guild meeting. For each block you enter, you have one chance in the drawing to win them all.  Below is a tutorial for making this month's block.

This great tutorial is from the blog, "A Quilting Life".



Photos via A Quilting Life
Here is a simple tutorial for creating string quilt blocks using a muslin foundation:
**Cut 10 ½ inch square muslin for foundation piece
**Strips are Scrappy – your choice of color and width
Supplies:
·         Start by saving strips and strings of fabric. Don’t worry about trimming them to any particular size — a good variety of sizes looks best in a string quilt. Strips ranging in size from 1 1/4” to 2 1/2” are a good choice. Although smaller strips can be used, they don’t show up well after seam allowances are taken into consideration, and larger strips tend to take up too much of the block. Squares of fabrics can also be used for string blocks — they are perfect for using on the corners of the blocks.

·         You’ll also want to collect fabric for your foundation squares. A thin muslin fabric works best. Using this method will result in a quilt top that is a little bit heavier than normal, however, you can use very thin batting or even a piece of flannel in place of batting to keep your finished quilt from becoming too bulky.
·         Another idea to save on bulk is to skip the batting completely and use flannel or corduroy for the quilt backing.
·         These squares can be cut to any size depending on the size you want your finished block. Add 1/2” to your desired finished block size. For example: cut 8 1/2” squares to end up with 8” finished blocks.


Begin by placing one strip of fabric face up diagonally across your foundation piece. Secure the strip to the foundation using a couple of pins or a few dots of appliqué glue. You can also use an acid-free glue stick to secure the center strip. This step is important to prevent shifting before the strip is secured on both edges to the foundation.

Add a second strip of fabric, right sides together, to the center strip. Sew through all layers using a 1/4” seam allowance. Press to set the seam, then open up and press the top strip open.
Continue to add strips in this manner until one side of your foundation is completely covered with strips.
Then, begin to use this same method to cover the remaining half of the foundation square.
Once your square is completely covered with strips, turn it over and trim the strip pieces with the edges of the square