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Hello! I am Heidi Lindsey. I’ve been a member of EVQ for about 20 years. I enjoy all aspects of the quilt-making process, except for laying out the quilt sandwich for basting. That is what I call Quilter’s Yoga. It’s a workout! I especially like to reduce a pattern and make a miniature version of a larger quilt. Often when I’m making a quilt, I think to myself, “Wouldn’t this be cute small?!” Then I get out the graph paper and start designing the miniature version.
Besides quilting, I also dabble in card-making and beading. My husband and I enjoy downhill skiing, boating, hiking, and camping. We love the outdoors and are thankful for what we have in Oregon. It’s a beautiful place to call home!
Secretary: Lisa Allard
My mother bought me my first sewing machine when I was eight years old but I did not start quilting until 1996. My first quilt was paper pieced tulips -it looks exactly like the picture in the book, has pencil marks that won’t wash out, is quilted terribly, and it is still one of my most cherished quilts. Quilting has become a bit of a family affair. My mother and sister are my staunchest supporters and best sewing partners a girl could ever have. My favorite method is machine applique (LED light boards rule and I still can’t sew a straight line) and I love flora and fauna. I call myself a colorist since color and pattern are my favorite things about quilting. If I don’t have at least forty different fabrics in a quilt, it isn’t colorful enough for me. I hope to continue to quilt flowers, trees, houses, and animals for many years to come.
Treasurer: Peg de Montmorency
Programs & Workshops:Cheryl Brewer and Patrice Baker
I learned to sew when I was around 12 when I took a home ec class in the summer. I made a few things, but didn’t really start sewing until I had kids.
I decided to make my daughters Halloween costumes when my oldest daughter was four. Beauty and the Beast had just come out and she wanted to be Belle ( the pattern wasn’t even out yet). So, I tried my best to make her a dress fit for Belle. I saw everything I did wrong. When I gave it to her she said “ you’ve made all of my dreams come true!” Ok, how can you stop sewing when they tell you that? I continued to sew a lot of their clothes for years, but a friend was interested in quilting. Being a good friend I dabbled a bit in quilting but soon needed to go back to work. Quilting was on the back burner until I retired a year ago. As soon as I retired, I joined EVQ.
I am enjoying learning different techniques, and I haven’t decided yet what I like best.
My name is Patrice and I have been quilting for 7 years. Before that I couldn’t work a sewing machine let alone sew two pieces of fabric together. I enjoy quilting for a cause! I am into many different styles of quilting, but applique has caught my fancy lately. I am an advid dachshund lover and participate in dog shows, field trials and obedience. Heck, sometimes I prefer dogs to people!
Birthday Club:Patty Sombs
Challenge/Block of The Month: Karen Klemme & Sandie Massett
I began sewing at about the age of 8 on my mother’s Singer Featherweight making doll clothes. At 12, I enrolled in a “summer school” sewing class at the Jr. High School and continued sewing clothing until I took my first quilting class in 1976 – before the days of Olfa cutters! I subscribed to a quilting newsletter that was actually printed using a mimeograph machine! Oh dear, those were the days! But it wasn’t until I moved to Oregon in the mid 1990’s with my five sons that I started quilting using their old Levi jeans. When I moved to Coburg in 2004, I moved right next door to a quilter involved with the Coburg Quilt Show. She invited me to join the committee – and I was hooked on quilts! I started making non-denim quilts and have probably made about 60 so far – I have 2 that I’ve kept for myself, all the others were made as gifts for family and friends, for charities, raffle quilts, or were sold.
Please see Sandie Massett photo/quilting journey under RESOURCES/PUBLICITY
Community Service: (Chair)Pamela Reim, Marilyn Collis, Sherry Galloway and Lela Moore
I guess some of us just have textiles in our blood. By age 8 I was sewing doll clothes & by age 12 clothes for myself. Always loved most crafts, even had my own business, Folkline Designs, selling macrame windchimes & accessories to stores & on the beach in Santa Barbara. I began quilting in 1999 & have been collecting fabric ever since! I added a longarm in 2005. I enjoy plays, my garden & quilt hops. Community Service has been a great way to interact more with EVQ members & our local community organizations. It is a true joy to help make & deliver
I started sewing before kindergarten. One of my fondest memories is of the front porch of our house learning to sew with a needle and any scrap of fabric I could get my hands on. My dad brought home a treadle sewing machine. My mother was born blind, so Dad was my teacher. I got good at it, so when I was 10 he bought an electric “Singer Slantomatic”. I was in heaven. When he took me for the free lessons they were not thrilled to have a child in class, but they quickly realized I was an “old soul” who could really sew.!!! My first quilt was for my first child (50 years ago). I didn’t have much time or money for quilting back then. My interest took off when at work 40 years ago, we had to discard discontinued design samples of fabrics. Some almost a yard. That’s is when my fabric addiction started.
I’ve been a member of the Emerald Valley Quilter’s Guild for 2 years. Although my first quilt was completed in 2012, I’ve really only been a productive quilter since retirement – three years ago. I have learned so much from the classes I’ve taken at the guild and from my fellow quilters in Laura Lowe’s satellite group. I particularly enjoy paper-piecing, but am always excited to learn new skills. I am a retired elementary school teacher and moved to Eugene with my husband and dog 3 years ago. The beauty of the mountains and trees of Oregon never ceases to amaze me. I love the fabulous hiking, cycling trails and walks on the Oregon beaches.
Intra-guild:(Chair)Michelle Marroquin, Nancy Sucamele and Sheila Bess
Librarians: Judy Coats & Arlene Kuebler
I’m Gayle Decker and have the privilege of being Parliamentarian for the last year and a half. I started quilting in 1974. A group of friends got together and hand quilted our quilt tops at the Lane County Museum. Later I worked at fabric stores or departments and was able to make a lot of quilt samples for them. I will admit that my quilting really took off when the rotary cutter and mat were invented. Most of the quilts that I’ve made have gone to my daughter and her family. It is like visiting old friends when I go visit them. I am fortunate to have a sewing room where I can keep my machine up all of the time and have storage, a cutting surface and an ironing station. My only roadblocks to getting things done are two cats who want to help. My favorite thing about the Guild is the great variety of talents and interests that my fellow members exhibit. They keep me inspired
Quilt Show 2020: (Chair)Laura Lowe and (Co-Chair) Linda O’Bryant
Resources/Publicity Chair: Sandie Massett
I come from a military family and have lived across the states but I consider Eugene my home because I’ve live here longer than any place…twenty one years! What a beauctiful spot on this Earth! I am happily married to a wonderful guy, we have a son and the most darling granddaughter
I started sewing in the second grade with the influence of my grandmother. I started quilting in 1981, and I would say that traditional is my favorite style of quilting but I don’t limit myself. I just bought a longarm and I can tell you it’s an adventure and a whole new experience that I’m enjoying. I’ve been an EVQ member for twenty fun years and have met many lovely people and have made many friends. Quilting is a beautiful art in many ways
Retreat 2019:(Chair) Nancy Sharp and (Co-Chair) Teri Harter
Raffle Quilt Construction:Ken Casey and Mindy Reeves
Raffle Ticket Sales:Patty Sombs
Satellite Chair:Bev Harrison
If I don’t sew, I get very cranky!! When I was 14 I discovered that sewing was my great de-stressor and I have been quilting for the last 35 years. I’m pretty traditional in my tastes, but getting more and more intrigued by modern quilt designs. I am easily bored by making the same block over and over again, so I enjoy scrappy quilts. I particularly love paper piecing, but don’t shy away from applique. And I am a longarm quilter who loves to hand quilt too! Art quilts baffle me because I prefer to follow patterns although I almost never do one verbatim…I like to add my own touches. I have been in EVQ since 2000, and have served on many committees as well as President. I belong to 4 satellite groups and three quilt groups, because I think it’s lots more fun to sew in a group than all by myself. I like to teach what I have learned and it’s inspiring to see what others are doing with quilt designs, techniques, colors and fabrics.
Secret Pals:Laura Lowe
Travel Club:Linda O’Bryant
Webmaster: Laura Lowe
I started quilting when I was about 9 months old, ok I sat on my moms lap while she quilted quilts on a frame for McKenzie Willamette Hospital children unit. I made my first quilt in 1976 for my first niece. I am married to my amazing husband, George who is a fabraholic! No, he doesn’t quilt but loves surprising the quilters in our family with fabrics. We enjoy camping (the RV kind), our visits to Hawaii and spending time with our family. We have nine grandchildren, and love spending time with them and being active in their lives. Our daughter Mindy started quilting about nine years ago after I suggested she think about quilting and look in the studio as one day it would be her inheritance. I love making Judy Niemeyer patterns, collecting Tula Pink Fabric, making collage quilts, I love Laura Heine patterns. I have recently found my self submerged in a love with Bonnie & Camille fabrics. I love long arm quilting and helping others show their piecing work off. I have two long arms and some days it’s pretty noisy in the studio. I have served on the EVQ board as Secretary, Programs and Workshops and most recently the 2017-2019 guild President. I am currently the webmaster, and excited about it. Keep checking out the web, I have some new features coming up later this summer.