October 2018 Meeting

Board Spots and Volunteers – With the end of the year approaching we will be reaching out to all of you to see how you might be interested in volunteering for next year. The following positions are open: Hospitality Chair, Philanthropy Co-Chair, QuiltCon Charity Quilt, and a Vice President/Co President.  Please consider one of these opportunities and email the guild if you are interested.

2019 Budget and Bylaws– We went over Bylaw Changes as we have cleaned up some outdated information and positions that we no longer have. We also voted on a new Logo.  We will be emailing out the proposed budget and bylaws to members and will be voting on these at the November Meeting.

Membership Fees – We are glad to announce that we will be keeping out membership fees the same next year: $50 full year/$25 for half year.  We have also proposed that we start charging for guests that come to our meetings for $5 per meeting attended.


Ann shared about Orangewood and Donations for the Holiday Wish list.  Please bring donated items to the November Meeting with the Challenge quilts. (item list is attached).

Carr Fire Victims:  Quilt donations needed by the November Meeting do be donated on December 10th.

November Challenge – For November we will hold our annual philanthropy challenge! The challenge is to create a quilt based on a children’s, tween, or YA book or novel. Bring a new copy of the book that your quilt was based on. Each quilt and book donated with go to a child or teen at Orangewood Home for Children. Quilts must be a minimum baby size and must be quilted and bound.

Quilt Con Charity Quilt – We have a finished quilt top!! Thanks to the many guild members who made this possible.


Holiday Party – Mark your calendars: our holiday party will be held on December 9th 2018 at Julie’s House.  We will spend the afternoon with a potluck, a fun sewing project, and holiday cheer. We will be having a Yankee Swap of 5 fat quarters of quilting fabric. Please bring 5 high-quality fat quarters in a modern design. Sign up to attend so we have an idea of how many are coming.  We will have a potluck sign-up at the next meeting.

Block Lotto – One of our new members won last month’s pumpkin blocks.  This month’s block lotto is a foundation paper-pieced pattern (directions included).  We will also have a raffle for anyone who brings a past block lotto top to be entered in a raffle for a door prize.  It does not have to be a finished quilt but you will receive a bonus entry if it is!


Handmade Raffle – Thank you for Ann for the bag donations! Raffle items raise money for the guild.


Social Media – We are at 988 followers on Instagram.  Help us get to a thousand followers by sharing!

Workshop Opportunities – Beach Cities Quilt Guild is offering a workshop with Pam Dinndorf for her Mariposa pattern for the guild price for $40. Workshop will be held on Friday, 11/9 from 10-4 and will be at the Community Presbyterian Church, 32202 Del Obispo St. San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.  Workshop participants can attend the monthly meeting on 11/8 for no charge.

Show and Tell/Quilters Block

Jeanette F made this beautiful Gipsy Wife Quilt by designer Jen Kingswell


Jeanette also made this QR Code Inspiration quilt made from her own design. Scan the codes with your smart phone and music, inspiration, photos will appear.


Made from our Block Lotto blocks, Kathy M made this Wedding Ring Quilt designed by our own Cecile.


Kaylin showed off her Economy Paw Patrol for her nice with an American Doll version as well. This Jelly Roll Rug was also made by Kaylin.


Susie showed two finishes!


Trudy shared Baby Love and Happy Halloween



Helene’s quilt Happy Together


Amazon Smile – The website is exactly the same as Amazon except they just enter smile.amazon.com into the search bar. If they haven’t already signed up for the program, here are the instructions.

1.      Sign in to smile.amazon.com with your Amazon login info.

2.      Under “Your account” select “Your Amazon smile” and “change your charity”.

3.      In the “Find your charity” search bar type “Modern Quilt Guild, Trabuco Canyon” and click “search”.

4.      Click “select” next to “Modern Quilt Guild, Trabuco Canyon”.

5.      Shop to your heart’s content!

6.      Each time you place an Amazon order, use smile.amazon.com to have a portion of Amazon’s proceeds donated to our guild.

Upcoming Events

·         2018 Art and Crafts Bonanza:  Free Event! Sat, Nov 3 9-4 & Sun, Nov 4 9-3pm Clubhouse 4 in Laguna Woods. Enter through gate 5 & 6.

·         Quilt in Public:  3rd Sat in March (3/16/19).  More Details to come.

Next Sew In – November 4th, 1-5 PM at our usual location. Our Sew-Ins for 2019 will be held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 12-5 PM. We will not have a Sew-In in May 2019 as it conflicts with Mother’s Day.

Next Meeting – November 29th at 6:30 PM.


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Orange County Modern Quilt Guild Orange County, California The guild is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization