February 2020 Meeting

OCMQG February Meeting Minutes February 27, 2020 

A big welcome from OCMQG to our new members and our guests. Thank you for coming! 

Members shared their experiences at Quilt Con! Members enjoyed the variety of charity quilts in shades of gray! They attended lectures and met new designers. Overall they had a great time! 

We welcomed Jeff Warner, who shared his Quilter’s Journey and Truck Show. Jeff Warner has been a stitcher for 35 years. Entirely self-taught, he began by taking his clothes apart and using the pieces as patterns on new fabric. In 1991, he caught the quilt bug, and turned his attention away from clothing and into quilt piecing. Jeff has worked as a theatrical lighting designer since the early nineties, as well. He has used his sewing skills to create immense scenery pieces for the stage. Quilts took a hiatus for a few years. In 2002, he changed gears and began creating custom leather clothing, bags and accessories. In 2013, he came back to quilting with new ideas for an old style. Jeff specializes in Bargello quilts and is currently writing his first pattern featuring the unique design and simple construction of this old classic. Follow him on social media by following his hashtag at #jeffwarnerquilter 

Membership Update: If you have not submitted your new membership dues, please contact the guild email so we can get you in touch with Kaylin, our membership chair. We have to send our dues to MQG and we need to make sure that our membership numbers are accurate! The new 2020 Directory is attached for your reference! 

Workshop Policies: We have created a Workshop Policy that was reviewed with the guild. You can find the policy attached. 

Workshops: There are a few workshops that we have scheduled for 2020! We will have Cecil’s Color Theory on 4-4-20 from 10-4 (there are only 1 spots available!), Natalie Barnes 7-25-20 on Modern Piecing (Sign Ups will be in April), Jean Impy 9-12-20 on Spider Webs (Sign Ups will be in July). Please email ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com to sign up! We will also have sign ups at future guild meetings. 

Retreat: We have some locations options. However if you are interested in attending a Guild Retreat possibly in October, please contact the guild email! 

Block lotto: Congrats, to Sue F. and Dana L., who won last month’s blocks! This month’s block lotto directions is attached or youtube tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LN8q01GYZM . Please tag #OCMQG when posting online so we can see your blocks! 

Handmade Raffle: This month’s Handmade Item was a bag by Julie M. Thank you! A big thank you to all that have volunteered for each month’s raffle items. 

Challenges: April Challenge is coming up! The theme is “Opposites” and due at the April 30th meeting. Minimum size is 12×12 and much be finished and bound! We already have members working on their entries and we cant wait to see them! Members get a ballot and can vote for 3 entries Best Modern Design, Best Representation of Opposites, and Members’ Choice. We will be also having a Fundraiser in conjunction with our Challenges for Orangewood. Please bring donations of hygiene items. Bags and list of items will be handed out at the March Meeting. 

Fabric Drive: If you are looking at going through your stash and would like to donate you unwanted fabric, please bring to the next meeting! We will be using the fabric for philanthropy quilts! Thank you in advance for all your donations! 

Holiday Quilt Volunteers: Thank you to Karen M. for volunteering to quilt our holiday party quilts and Renee for offering to bind them! Thank you ladies! 

Social Media: Instagram 101 – We talked about Social Media. Using hashtag (#) boosts our following numbers. We can use for donations and designers for future use. Many members have 2 accounts, one personal and one public, to allow other followers to see your work and hashtags. Tagging #OCMQG will allow the guild and other hashtag followers to see your work. This is also a great avenue to share ideas, brainstorm, connect with other quilters, etc. If you need assistance in creating or setting up your Instagram pages, please see a Guild Board member at the next meeting and we will be happy to help! 

Color Theory Study: Our president shared about the author of The Quilter’s Field Guide to Color by Rachel Hauser. It is a hands on workbook for Mastering Fabric Selection. Rachel will be hosting a 6-month “follow along” that runs from March 2020 to August 2020. She will use themes and exercises in the book for us to use color together in what she is calling Quilter’s Color Quest. Check out http://www.stitchedincolor.com for more information. You will also want to subscribe to the blog and can follow #quiltersfieldguidetocolor and #quilterscolorquest on Instagram. What would be your color? 

Quarterly Sew-In: We are looking for a place to hold our quarterly sew ins. We are having trouble finding space as nothing available in Laguna Woods for 2020. If you have any ideas, please email the Guild! 

Upcoming Events 

• International Quilt Festival – July 9 -11th – Class information is up. Enrollments will open in early spring. More info at https://www.longbeachcc.com/events/international-quilt-festival-long- beach/ 

• OC Fair Submissions are due by May 29. See attached for details 

• The Camarillo Quilters Association Quilt Show on 4/24-25/20. More info at https://www.camarilloquilters.com 

• Grunge Contest by Moda, due in August, is an opportunity for original work, as no patterns are allowed! See attached flyer. 

• Color Theory Study: March 2020 – August 2020 

• Quilt with Color – San Diego’s Quilt Shop Hop 3/6 – 3/14 • Next monthly meeting – March 26th, 2020