Saturday, January 31, 2015

Block of the Month

We are starting a block of the month activity which will get us to try something new. Piece the block at home and bring it to the February meeting. We will draw one winner from everyone who brings in a block, and the winner gets all the blocks. 

It would be great if the winner would make a quilt from the blocks which could be exhibited in a future meeting Show and Tell and/or in a quilt show. The quilt can be donated to one of our philanthropies, or kept.

February's block is a Circle of Squares. The tutorial can be found at the link below. Make it using a solid white background and scrappy print squares.


First Meeting of the New Year - Welcome to 2015!

On Thursday, January 29th we had our first meeting of 2015 and it was action packed!  We accomplished a lot of business and shared some creativity.

We began our meeting with a ice breaker asking members what they would like to see in 2015, here were some of the responses.  Our goal is to make as much of this happen as possible and we are off to a good start:

More workshops
More lectures
Color, Design to create ideas
Work with other guilds to bring in great guest speakers
Block of the month / Skill builder
If someone attends a training session, share topic
Share books and ideas from the book
A challenge of some sort
Anything that we are learning - a teachable item
The Batting Lady

Congratulations to Kaley for having one of her quilts accepted into QuiltCon!  We wish her luck!

Upcoming Events:
  • At our February Meeting, we will be hosting The Batting Lady.  She will make a presentation on different types of batting.  Stay tuned for where our meeting will be held, either at Moore's or Cosmic Quilting.  We will let you know.
  • Block of the month - "Circle of Squares"  - Due at February Meeting - Details to follow
  • Our Quarterly Challenge due at our March meeting - "Blooms"  Maximum size - 41"
  • Luke Haynes Workshop - April 12th "Permission to Quilt" - Cost TBD

We elected new officers - Congratulations to Janet and Linda, Our Co-Presidents; Barbara, Our Program Director; Kathy, Our Treasurer; Lisa, Our Secretary; and Bunnie, Our Philanthropy Chair

Thanks to Moore's for hosting us!  See you in February!


Friday, January 9, 2015

Road to California Carpool January 24th

Carpool with OCMQG to Road to California on Saturday, January 24th!

The Quilt Show is scheduled to open at 9 am and is open until 6 pm. Is 8am too early too meet?

Comment below if you want to carpool with your locale and we'll arrange a meeting spot that's convenient for us to meet to drive together.

Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase
“The Best in the West”
at the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario CA