OCMQG Membership Meeting Minutes
June 30, 2022
Laguna Woods Village
Board Members: Cheryl Higley, President, Lisa Handley, VP, Janet Segner, Treasurer, Elizabeth Wing, Co-Secretary, Maritza Rodriguez Farr, Co-Secretary (Zoom), Gail Sevilla, Membership (Zoom), Ruth Bailey, Hospitality/Facilities, Kelly Hogan, Block Lotto (Absent), Sam Saturday, Social Media/Website (Zoom), Susie Johnson (Absent) and Mary O’Bannon, Workshops, Kaylin Murray, Technical Support
Membership Present: 18
Guests Present: 3
Zoom Participants: 13 (includes speaker)
INTRODUCTION: Cheryl Higley, President. Zoom will be open for the entire meeting versus just the speaker portion of the meeting. Guests welcomed.
SPEAKER – AUDREY ESAREY: Audrey is a modern quilter, teacher and pattern designer whose work has been around the world. She has received awards at AQS Paducah, QuiltCon, Houston International Quilt Festival, and recently won the Young Emerging Artist Award at Quilt National ‘21. Her Watercolor Study #6 won 1st prize for small quilts at QuiltCon Together 2020. We are holding a Zoom workshop with Audrey on July 17th, 10am to 3pm (PST) where we will learn how to make her Watercolor Quilt. Go to www.ocmodernquiltguild.com to register and pay for this workshop or email us at OCModernQuiltGuild@gmail.com for assistance. Cost is $60 for members and $70 for non-members. (Great time to become a member!) Audrey’s website has information on patterns, etc. The pattern for the workshop is available for purchase on her website www.cottonandbourbon.com.
Audrey started quilting in 2005 and described her amazing and creative journey. She began quilting a series of quilts and started with her Radial Quilts – Offset Radial, Red Hot Radial, Repelling Radial (QuiltCon Reject and Houston Judges Award), Retro Radial, Indigo Radial, Obtuse Radial etc. Indigo Radial was her first pattern developed. Many beautiful award winning quilts. She also began exploring optical illusions quilts. She also has a series of quilts – Angular and Straight Seams; Watercolor Quilts; and her newest in progress Modern Loops. Audrey showed how use of threads including metallic threads in quilting dramatically changed the quilts’ appearance.
She uses Adobe Illustrator and EQ8.
BLOCK LOTTO: Turn in your completed blocks for drawing. Winner takes all completed blocks. Purchase blocks for next month. Go to the guild website for information details on the block etc.
Block Lotto winner – Leslie
PHILANTHROPY: Lisa Handley. Fabric from the closing of Needle in a Fabric Stash available for purchase ($2/yd – $1 goes to guild, $1 goes to OCF hygiene product needs). We sold $140 in fabrics during the meeting. Philanthropy projects available for pick up and completion. Thank you to those returning completed projects – 2 quilts and 15 pillowcases. Thank you to all who are supporting our philanthropy efforts.
SWAP MEET: Our Summer Swap Meet will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 10:30am to 2:30pm. There will be lots of fabric for sale. Please bring hygiene products for donation to the OCF for foster youth and youth who have exited the child welfare system. There will be tickets to purchase for several raffle prizes and a game of Left, Right, Center. For the game, the OCMQG will be providing the fabric. How can you miss such a great event?! Bring snacks to share with those attending.
Please sign up to bring items needed for the Swap Meet. Email us if you can help.
QUILTS FOR VETS: Jason Titus. Jason is the Lead on this wonderful and heartfelt project. Small quilts for wheelchair veterans at the VA Hospital in Long Beach are needed. These small quilts can be made quickly and should be fun and rewarding. Currently the Basic Team consists of Jason Titus, Carrie Olsen, Maritza Rodriguez Farr, Ruth Bailey, Betty Altstadt, and Cheryl Higley. Please let us know via email if you are interested in joining us in making quilts for veterans at the VA in Long Beach. There are no quotas or deadlines, but we would like to complete 2 to 3 quilts per month for donation. Size of quilts should be approximately 34 to 36 inches wide X 42 to 45 inches long. Any pattern is welcomed. Color preference is red, white and/or blue – patriotic. Variations are acceptable too. Batting can be cotton, wool, or 80/20 cotton/poly. There are no special requirements for the backing. Flannel is okay too. Jason will also put together kits, but you are welcomed to use your stash and donate quilts. Thank you in advance to all and Jason for his lead on this project. Label ideas will be forthcoming.
QUILTCON COMMUNITY OUTREACH QUILT: MaryAnne S. Each guild submits to the Modern Quilt Guild a quilt. MaryAnne explained the kits and that each triangle is paperpieced. Gail Sevilla has been the lead and put together all the kits. You only make the triangles and return them at the Swap Meet or at the July meeting. Another meeting will be scheduled to put together all the triangles and create the quilt top. Anyone is welcomed to participate in putting together the top too. If you would like a triangle kit(s), please email OCModernQuiltGuild@gmail.com.
AUGUST MINI CHALLENGE: Cheryl –
Quilts must have a total perimeter of 119 inches or smaller.
Winners will receive a $30 gift card or future workshop credit.
Prizes will be awarded for:
Best Modern Design
Best Use of Color
LEADERSHIP BOARD RECRUITMENT: We are starting to look at the needs for our 2023 Board. Please consider volunteering for an office. Look at our website information and By-Laws and feel free to reach out to us if you have questions. Our guild can only exist with a Board and membership working as one team.
DOOR PRIZE WINNERS: Cheryl H. and Barbara (Winners must be present)
SHOW AND TELL: Elizabeth Wing made a lovely quilt as a gift. Discussed the challenge of working with colors that are preferred by the recipient vs the quilter.
NEXT MEETING: July 28, 2022, 6:30pm
Minutes prepared by Maritza Rodriguez Farr, Co-Secretary