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February 2023 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, Feb 9, 2023, with Camille & Diana presiding. There were 20 in-person attendees and seven Zoom attendees.

Program: Susan C demonstrated how to finish a quilt with a facing instead of a binding. This technique has the advantage of creating a clean edge, one where the design goes to the edge of the quilt instead of having the narrow frame that a binding creates. Susan gave a great demonstration; she made it look easy.

Membership: Pattie reported that renewals for 2023 end on February 25th. All members attending have renewed: thank you!

Community Project: Janet shared the donated quilts that people had made for the Unity women’s shelter. We will be sewing Sew Powerful Purses for the first group donation project. The purses will be collected by April 1st. There are free patterns to download for the purses. Janet will be sending an email with further information.

Name Tags: In the past we’ve used stick-on/throw away name tags. While we still have those available, we encourage people to bring their own name tags. Those who do get to put two tickets into the raffle drawing.

Mar 9 Meeting: We will have demonstrations of three hand sewing techniques, Boro, Sashiko, and Slow Stitching.

April Meeting: Libs Elliott from Toronto, Canada will be our guest speaker, via Zoom. Libs creates quilts and patterns using generative software. Learn about her at her website This program will only be open to current members of CMQG and be Zoom only.

Ultimate Finisher: Every year members can enter this contest for $10 a sheet. You can list up to ten projects on your sheet and can purchase more than one sheet. Sheets and checks are sent to Lorna. When you finish an item, please display it during show-and-tell and Lorna will check it off your list. Items can be added to your list during the year. For each finished project you have one chance of winning the pot (all the money collected). There was $160 in the 2022 UF pot and it was won by Janet. Sheets for the 2023 UF were passed out at the meeting and are available online. Next year there will be three winners: the first name drawn will received 50%, the second 30%, and the third 20% of the pot.

Sew Days: Usually the club has two Sew Days a month, one virtual via Zoom and the other in-person at the Consumer Power Incorporated facility (CPI). There will be Virtual Sew Days on Feb 25 and March 26 from 9 to 4pm. The next in-person Sew Day is March 19th from 10 to 4pm. CPI is at 6990 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis.

Show-and-tell: Seven members had Show-and-Tell items this month. As usual the Show-and-tell was a lot of fun. We encourage members to bring items they have completed to the meeting or send photos of them to

First time grandmas: Missy and Lorna are both first time grandmas (Lorna’s daughter is expecting twins!) The guild surprised them both with a quilt made for them, to note the occasion. Thanks to everyone who took part in the process.

Book Club: The book club meets monthly at 7pm on the last Wednesday of the month, which is Feb 22. This month’s book is Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. The March book will be The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Contact Janet if you wish to participate.

Workshops: The Guild is going to have a workshop with Jackie Gehring on quilting with a walking foot on Sept 16 and Oct 14. Carolina Oneto will teach a transparency design workshop on Nov 4. These are both nationally known quilting experts, and these classes will be via Zoom.

Hand Sewing Group: The hand sewing group meets the first Sunday of the month at Pattie’s home. Contact Pattie for more information.

Quilt Exhibit at Philomath Museum: We will be exhibiting quilts from July 29 through September 9 at the museum. We can do demonstrations and can donate a quilt for raffle. There will be a private reception on July 28th that will not be open to public. We can attend with our family and friends. More information to come.

Guild Dye Day – Saturday, July 29, 9-1 at Maxtivity in Philomath. Camille asked for interest in this; most members were interested in participating.

The Swap: The swap was a tortilla warmer. Three people participated.

Snacks: Since there is little time to enjoy the snacks people have been bringing, we decided to stop formal sign ups. Informal snacks are always welcome!

The meeting ended at 8:30. Submitted by Nancy Mandel, secretary

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