April 2019 Meeting

Thank you to all who were able to make it to our April Meeting!  Welcome to our new members and guest.  We had 4 new members this meeting!OCMQG Retreat info– Date Change!!!  We had to change the date due to conflicts with the venue. New Date will be October 11-13. Email the guild if you are interested in coming to our first retreat!

Philanthropy– Ann A. shared a story of a little boy that didn’t like to read, curled up in a harry potter book and quilt made by Kathy Miller from our November Children’s book challenge.  Thank you to Ann A. for all the hard work she has put into philanthropy.  She will moving to Pennsylvania. We will miss you!

Block Lotto– Kathy Miller won last month’s block lotto. Tis month’s block lotto is a triangle paper-piecing block. Check out our April Block Lotto Blog to find out more!

April Challenge– we had 13 entries in this quarters challenge. We had some really great entries! Our winners were:

Check out the April Minimalist Challenge Blog for pictures of all of the entries!

Next Challenge:

·     August Challenge: A-symmetry design

  • 12 x 12 minimum
  • Group or Individual entries accepted
  • Must be finished and bound
  • Awards will be based on Member’s Choice, Best Use of A-Symmtery, Best Modern Design

Raffle Item:  Scissor Holder and collapsible bin made by Mary O. was won by Barbara K.

May Social – We will be a Spring Social on May 18th

Call for Quilts

Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds is accepting entries for an exhibit at Road to California, January 23 – 26, 2020. Exhibit entries are limited to SCCQG members of Member Guilds or Affiliate Members only.

Road to California is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2020. You are challenged to create a quilt that is inspired by this wonderful quilt festival and features a technique that was learned in a Road to California workshop  or uses a pattern/book and/or fabric purchased from a vendor at Road to California during the years 1995 – 2019.  Entries are due by November 1st.

OC Fair submissions are due May 24th. Visit the OC Fair website for more details

Website Revamp:  We have done a HUGE overhaul to our website.  Our new website is https://ocmodernquiltguild.com  Thanks to Dawn and Kaylin for all your hard work!

Show and Tell

Mark Your Calendars:

·     No May Sew In, Happy Mothers Day

·     Spring Social – May 18th

·     Thursday, May 30th:  Monthly Guild Meeting

·     Sunday, June 9th: Monthly Sew In, 12-5 at the Los Olivos Room (clubhouse 2)

·     Thursday, June 27th: Monthly Guild Meeting

·     August Monthly Meeting:  Next Challenge Quilt Due

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