OCMQG January 2022 Meeting Minutes

OCMQG Membership Meeting Minutes
January 27, 2022 (Zoom)

Maritza Rodriguez Farr, Co-Secretary

Board Members Present:  Cheryl Higley – President, Lisa Handley – Vice President, Susie Johnson – Workshops, Gail Sevilla – Membership, Kaylin Murray – Technical Support, Mary O’Bannon – Workshops, Kelly Hogan – Block Lotto, Sam Saturday – Social Media & Website, Maritza Farr – Co-Secretary , Elizabeth Wing – Co-Secretary, Janet Segner – Treasurer, Ruth Bailey – Facilities/Hospitality/Greeter

Members Attending: 32

Welcome – Cheryl Higley
Reviewed Zoom etiquette

Speaker Introduction – Susie Johnson

Speaker – Jacquie Gering
Jacquie spoke on Finding My Voice, An Artist Journey. Jacquie is a noted quilter and author with books on machine quilting. Jacquie started her journey by accident. She loves simplicity and lines. Jacquie shared her evolution through her quilts. Q & A held after her presentation. Membership enjoyed this fabulous presentation.

Challenges – Susie Johnson and Mary O’Bannon.  
The upcoming April quilt challenge will be held at the in person April Membership meeting. Focus will be on quilting – machine and/or hand quilting. Voting will occur at the meeting. Minimum size is 18” X 18”. Awards will include the following categories: Best Use of Quilting, Best Modern Design, and Members’ Choice.

Link for Challenges https://ocmodernquiltguild.com/guild-challenges/

2022 Membership Drive – Gail Sevilla

Most of the 2021 membership has renewed membership for 2022. We have an exciting year of activities and speakers in 2022. 

Dues remain at $50 per year. Payment can be made via PayPal or by check. Send checks for membership renewals or new membership to Janet Segner, Treasurer. (check email for address)

Any questions can be directed to Gail Sevilla, Membership.

QuiltCon 2022 Community Outreach – by Gail Sevilla 
OCMQG Quilt is now at Houston. Thank you to all the members who contributed blocks and the members who finished the quilt for display.

A special thank you to Julie McCluney for attaching the quilt sleeve and label, and paying for shipping to QuiltCon. Workshops – Susie Johnson and Mary O’Bannon
Our next workshop is a Zoom class with Carolina Oneto on March 20, 2022 from 1pm to 4pm. She will be focusing on Organic Shapes. Slots are available. Workshop will be opened to non-members on February 20th. See Carolina’s web page www.carolinaoneto.com 

Upcoming 2022 Workshops
May 15th – In person, Cecile Choi, Color Play
July 17th – Zoom, Audrey Esarey, Watercolor Quilt
September 11th – In person, Jean Impey, Spider Web

Workshop link https://ocmodernquiltguild.com/2022-workshops/

Scholarships – One scholarship is available for each workshop. Members only. A member is allowed to receive one scholarship per year. The process is confidential. A member, if not selected, may submit an application again. Link for scholarship form https://forms.gle/B2xY3sSkX7h9pWc48

Guest Speakers 2022 at Membership Guild Meetings
March – Tara Miller, Graphic Quilts of the 20th Century
May – Bill Stearman, BackPack Show
June – Audrey Esarey, Finding My Voice in Modern Quilting
July – Teresa Duryea Wong, Hello Modern Art, Meet Antique Quilts
November – Janneken Smucker, Amish Quilts

Block Lotto – Kelly Hogan
January Block Lotto link https://ocmodernquiltguild.com/2022/01/25/january-2022-block-lotto/

All prior Block Lotto link https://ocmodernquiltguild.com/block-lotto/

November 2021 Block Lotto winner was Jason.

Social Media – Sam Saturday
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook – OCMQG Quilters. A private group that is open to active members.  Request to join. Members may post. Link to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1751696078398807/

Instagram – @OCMQG.  Not available for members to post. Send an email to ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com or samantharae@gmail.com if you would like us to post something.

Remember to tag us @OCMQG on Instagram with your work.

Philanthropy – Lisa Handley
Lisa thanked everyone who has helped out with quilts and pillow cases.

Lisa requested that all projects that are completed be brought to the March in-person meeting. 

Many projects yet to be completed, so please consider picking up projects to complete at the March meeting.

QuiltCon 2022 – Cheryl Higley
February 16th – 20th in Phoenix, AZ.

QuiltCon requires either proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the start of the workshop or proof of full vaccination. All safety guidelines can be found here:


Upcoming Events – Cheryl Higley
Next month’s meeting will be held via Zoom on February 24th at 6:30pm. 

Members can share what they have worked on.

Door Prize – Fat Quarter Bundle won by Sandy Pratt.

Thank Yous – Cheryl Higley
Joy to the World Swap Meet was a huge success.
Thank you to Julie McCluney for sharing her beautiful home and garden for the event. 

Orangewood Foundation received:
8 quilts and books from the November book Challenge
5 quilts made by members
20 pillow cases
A significant amount of hygiene products

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