November 2017 Meeting

We announced the challenge for the November Philanthropy Quilt at the July meeting. We received many samples of digitally printed fabric from Hawthorne Threads who kindly donated these to the guild. The challenge is to design a quilt using the digitally printed fabric as inspiration, and to also incorporate it into the quilt. We also handed out Hawthorne Threads’s social media info for members to tag them on social media.The rules for the challenge were:

-Create a quilt in a size between baby (30 x 40) up to a twin (70 x 90)
-The quilt must be complete: quilted, bound, and labelled
-Design should be inspired by a Hawthorne Threads Digitally Printed Fabric and should include the fabric in the quilt top.
-If you are sharing your progress on social media, please include #hawthornethreads and #ocmqg in your comments along with your photo.

We had 13 participants for this month’s challenge!! Our new philanthropy chairwoman, Ann A., has chosen Orangewood Foundation to receive the beautiful quilts that were made. The Orangewood Foundation provides a safe haven for the foster children of Orange County. They also have a program for emancipated minors to help them successfully achieve their independence. The larger quilts that were made will be donated to that endeavor in conjunction with the Ambassador’s program that provides the resources for this worthy cause. Thank you to all of our members who participated and thanks to Ann for working to get the quilts to this worthwhile charity.

Our winners received gift certificates to Hawthorne Threads. Winners were:

First place: Barbara Knapp
Second place: Susie Johnson
Third Place: Mary O’Bannon

If you haven’t done so, please post a pic of your finished quilt on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ocmqg and #hawthornethreads.

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Membership Renewal for 2018

Renew your membership by December 31 and receive an “early bird” discount. Bring cash or a check made out to OCMQG for $45 to the Holiday Party. Or, you can mail your check to Sandy Pratt at 25592 Loganberry Lane, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

Holiday Party

Our Holiday Party is December 10th (Sunday) from noon to 4:00 and will be held at Julie’s house. Thank you Julie for volunteering to host the party!

* Bring a potluck dish to share along with serving utensils if needed.

* This event is BYOB: wine, sparkling wine, beer, and cider, but no hard alcohol please.

* We will be sewing a quilt for charity, Shannon is leading this project and preparing the quilt to be sewn at the party.

* We will also have a “Yankee Swap” of five fat quarters. They should be modern, quality quilting fabrics that coordinate together and that are relatively new. Please bring FQs wrapped. Participation is not required, but it’s always lots of fun!

* We will send out a party reminder with the approximate number of attendees to help you plan your potluck dish.

Modern Batik Workshop

Julie is having a workshop on modern batik using wax and water soluble dyes. The workshop is $35 and will be January 13th from 9:30 to 3:30 at Julie’s home in Villa Park. It includes lunch. Please see the attached flyer for detailed info on this exciting event!

Laura Heine Pattern Workshop

Our new Workshop Chairwoman, Elise, let us know about a workshop opportunity! Sew Vac Long Beach is having a workshop that will teach you how to make a Laura Heine collage pattern. The workshop is 2 days and is only $30 for both days. The dates are December 17th and January 7th, both Sundays, from 12:30-4:30. Those who are signed up are being encouraged to share their scraps at the workshop. Sew Vac has all the supplies you will need including some Laura Heine patterns. If you would like to sign up, send us an email. Dawn is attending and is open to carpooling from south OC.

Donations for Santa Rosa

Shellie will be mailing the items that were donated at the meeting, thank you Shellie!

QuiltCon Charity Quilt

Our charity quilt was quilted at the November Sew-In. Those who attended the sew-in got to help choose the thread and the pattern. Karen put the quilt on the longarm and we got to see the quilting in action! Thank you to Karen and all of those who were involved with this year’s charity quilt! It was thanks to the help from so many that this quilt turned out so beautifully and was so easy to plan and put together. If anyone would like to volunteer to add the binding or deliver the quilt to Pasadena, please let us know.

Handmade Item Raffle

Susie made some beautiful table runners for this month’s handmade item raffle—thank you Susie!

Our next Sew-In:
The Holiday Party replaces the December Sew-In.

Our next meeting:
January 25th 2018

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