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May 2024

The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild (CMQG) Monthly Meeting began at 7pm May 9, 2024, as an in-person meeting with Colleen Powers presiding. Thirty-five people attended, including two guests and one new member, Kim Thackray. For the first time the meeting was held at the Corvallis Museum in downtown Corvallis. Future meetings will be held there.


Karen Miller spoke on art quilts and her own journey as a quilter. She displayed many beautiful quilts that she has made over the years. Most featured fabrics she had dyed herself using the Japanese katazome method. This involves making original stencils and working with rice paste.

June Monthly Meeting:

We will have a lecture by Deborah Boschert on collage quilting. Deborah is an artist, author, and teacher. She creates art quilts with layers of fabric, paint, and stitching. The presentation will be via ZOOM, but we will be watching it together at the Corvallis Museum.

Personal Symbols in Art Quilt Collages Workshop:

Deborah Boschert will teach this workshop on June 29 via Zoom from 9am to 4pm. Deborah will share how she incorporates personal symbols into her art quilt collages. She’ll also share inspiring examples of other artists who use symbolic shapes and tips for developing your own visual language of personal symbols. The cost is $82 for members and $97 for non-members (including $2 service fee). Sign up on our website. It is recommended that attendees purchase a kit from Deborah for $30, but this should be done soon.

Future meetings:

We will have a meeting in July. JC Briar will make a presentation. We are always looking for presentation ideas and volunteers to make them. Let JC or Colleen know if you have an idea or would like to make a presentation.


Caroline Press spoke on her experiences at QuiltCon and showed some photos. She encouraged everybody to attend. QuiltCon 2025 will be in Phoenix from Feb 20 to Feb 23. Visit the QuiltCon website for details.

QuiltCon Quilt:

The 2025 Community Outreach Challenge for guilds has a theme of lines and bars with a lovely palette of greens, peaches and a dark blue. Let Colleen know if you would like to design or help design this quilt.

Book Club:

The book club meets monthly via Zoom at 7pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month (formerly it was the last Wednesday), which is May 22. This month’s book is The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner. The June book is The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater by Alana Okun. Contact Pattie Dix if you wish to participate. 

Virtual Sew Days:

There was discussion of suspending these due to low attendance. However, it has been decided to retain them. Christina Harrison will host in the morning and Susan Clark in the afternoon.

Show and Tell:

Several members displayed their work.

Ultimate Finisher Contest:

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. When you finish an item, please display it during show-and-tell and Marty Stowers 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 a portion of the pot (all the money collected). Sheets for the 2024 UF are available online. 

Upcoming Guild and other Quilting Events:

More information on these events is either above or on the website.

  • Sun May 19th: In-person Sew Day 10am – 4pm at Consumer Power – Optional theme is napkins for Green Girl or sew on your own project.

  • Wed. May 22nd: Book Club Group will now be on the 4th Wednesday each month 7 - 8:30pm

  • Sun June 2nd: Hand Sewing Group 10am – 1pm

  • Sun. June 9th: In-person Sew Day at Consumer Power, 6990 West Hills Road, Philomath, OR 10am – 4pm

  • Thursday, June 13th: Monthly Meeting– lecture by Deborah Boschert on ZOOM, but we will be watching together at the Corvallis Museum

  • Sat. June 15th: Coffee Creek Quilter’s Sale

  • Sat, June 29th: ZOOM Class with Deborah Boschert: Personal Symbols for Art Quilt Collage 9am – 4pm

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


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