Tuesday, April 7, 2015

LUKE Hayes Workshop

Luke Haynes Workshop

April 12, 2015
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
(with an hour for lunch)

Newport Hills Clubhouse
1900 Port Carlow
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Learning how to "Permission to quilt"

We are going to take clothing or just our own stash and work organically to create a small quilt top. LUKE will walk the class through a series of steps that will deconstruct and reconstruct fabric into something greater than the sum of its parts. we will be working with abstract forms and learning how to harness fabrics that may be a little outside of the normative quilting oeuvre.  

What you Need:

·         two matching garments or pieces of fabric 1/2 yard or bigger that match and a contrast fabric that is 1/4 yard or bigger.

·         LUKE suggest shirts from goodwill if you don't have anything at home you need cut. I would shy away from stretchy, thick or to slippery, as those are more difficult to work with.

a sewing machine,

a rotary cutter,

a cutting mat,

a ruler no less than 24"

black thread or thread to match the main color of the project

and access to an iron with ironing board, preferably one per 2-3 students or more.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

OCMQG - March Meeting Recap

What is your favorite part of Spring?  That's what we asked our members at the meeting this month.  Some of the things us quilters like about Spring are the longer days, the beautiful gardens with brighter flowers, things seem fresh and clean, children playing outside, and yummy summer fruit.

We have a winner to our "BLOOM" challenge - Susan.  Congratulations and enjoy your gift certificate to Cosmic Quilting.

We got a Philanthropy update from Bunnie.  We are up to 45 pillowcases - Woohoo!  Additionally, Bunnie distributed 4 quilt kits from Choc - looking forward to getting those back.  And Sharon graciously agreed to bind our Christmas Quilt that Karen quilted.

What's coming up...
  • LUKE Haynes workshop - April 12th.  If you haven't signed up yet, there is still time.
  •  Our Next Challenge for July - Theme:  "WATER"
    • Any size
    • Due at July meeting
  • Keep making those Pillowcases!
  • Our next meeting is going to be held at Cosmic Quilting on April 30th!
See you next month!