April 2018 Meeting

We welcomed new members and visitors to our April meeting!  We had 2 new members join!  Welcome to the Guild!

Social Media:  Our Social Media guru, Kaylin, shared social media updates.  Instagram reached over 800 followers.  Facebook has a group and a like page, also post to like page for your work to be seen.  The group is a private group and other non-members cannot see it. The Show and Tell sign ups have also been updated to include members social media handles to share and tag online.  Thank you Kaylin!

Facebook:

  • Please like us on Facebook: here: https://www.facebook.com/orangecounty.modernquiltguild/
  • As part of your dues you receive access to our members only private Facebook Group. You can request access here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1751696078398807/ (or search OCMQG Quilters on Facebook)
    • This is a private group and only other members of OCMQG can see what you post. This is a great place to:
      • post about your progress of your latest challenge quilt
      • ask about quilters block
      • discuss carpooling to our next event
      • ask questions about Block Lotto etc

Instagram:

  • Please follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ocmqg/
  • You can also follow the hashtag #OCMQG
  • Please use #OCMQG in your posts so we can all see all of the beautiful quilts you are working on! We may even pick some to repost!
  • Please also post pictures of your block lotto, or send them directly to our OCMQG account so we can share them
  • If you are looking for a story from the last meeting check our profile, our meetings since March have been archived there!

Twitter:

  • Please follow us: https://twitter.com/OCMQG
  • Please use #OCMQG in your posts so we can all see all of the beautiful quilts you are working on! We may even pick some to repost!

Membership Update:  We are still continuing to update our membership contact information.  Please see Mary if you haven’t updated yours yet!

Thomas Fire Quilts – Gail shared that they are no longer taking blocks but would gladly take finished quilts.  They have a waitlist of over 500 people still waiting for quilts.  They are also needing help with long arm quilting.  As some families need bigger quilts and they are getting difficult to sew on the domestic machines.  For more info, go to the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild site.

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Gail shows a Thomas Fire donation quilt

OC Fair Submission:

  • Registration opened March 1st.  Entries are submitted online for acceptance.
  • Entry fee of $5 per entry.
  • Entry Deadline June 1st.  Notified of acceptance by June 11th.  Drop off of accepted quilt by June 23rd.
  • Entries must be completed within the last 2 years.  Entries must be a completed product.
  • Quilts that are larger than 36 inches are limited to one per person.
  • More Information can be found at here or here under fiber arts.

Field Trips:

 May 5th button making by Julie has been cancelled. The June 2nd Ice Dying with Julie has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date that will hopefully work better.

May 8th Purl Soho Field Trip.  Karen Miller will be setting up time and lunch location.  Purl Soho carries knitting, fabric and other craft supplies.  More information will be emailed out to the guild.

Block Lotto – HUGE turn out for our March Block Lotto.  Kathy won all the wonderful blocks!  This month’s block lotto is a foundation strip piecing to create a 12 in block.

Raffle Give Aways – Made by Lisha!  Thanks Lisha!

Quarterly Challenge:  Our May Quarterly Challenge is due at the next meeting!  Remember that it is to be no larger than 24 x 24 using tenants of modern quilting.  Can’t wait to see all the entries!

Member Shares:  Jannette shared a Facebook Page, Just wanna quilt, which is a group about the quilting community and information is gathered for a research projects.  There is also a podcast that consists of conversations with hobby quilters to famous quilters and everyone in between.

 Next Weekend Sew – June 3rd 1-5pm.  Bring your own projects or work on philanthropy.  Please note that the location for the meetings will be different than the locations for the Sew-Ins! Sew-Ins will be held in Clubhouse 2, up the hill from Restaurant 19, in the Los Olivos room. Also, after the April Sew-In, the remaining 2018 Sew-Ins will be on the FIRST Sunday of the month. Sew-Ins will now be from 1:00 – 5:00