OCMQG Membership Meeting Minutes
July 28, 2022
Laguna Woods Village
Board Members: Cheryl Higley, President, Lisa Hanley, VP, Janet Segner, Treasurer, Elizabeth Wing, Co-Secretary, Maritza Rodriguez Farr, Co-Secretary (Zoom), Gail Sevilla, Membership, Ruth Bailey, Hospitality/Facilities, Kelly Hogan, Block Lotto, Sam Saturday, Social Media/Website, Susie Johnson and Mary O’Bannon, Workshops, Kaylin Murray, Technical Support
Membership Present: TBD
Guests Present: 1
Zoom Participants: TBD (includes speaker)
Welcome – Cheryl
Zoom will be open for the entire meeting versus just the speaker portion of the meeting.
Guest Speaker – Teresa Duryea Wong
Teresa Duryea Wong is an author, lecturer, and historian. She is the author of five nonfiction books on quilts and textiles and is a staff writer for the Modern Quilt Guild Journal, Quiltfolk, Curated Quilts, and contributes to several other magazines. Teresa is a member of the International Advisory Board of the International Quilt Museum and in 2021 was named the Scholar in Residence for Visions Art Museum in San Diego. She is also a quiltmaker and antique quilt collector. Learn more at: https://TeresaDuryeaWong.com
Teresa spoke on “Hello Modern Art, Meet Antique Quilts.” Teresa spends a lot of time thinking about the Modern Quilt Movement and antique quilts. Its color and form echo each other throughout time. She gave a wonderful lecture on modern artist from the New York School of Art and the Modern Art Movement. She covered different antique quilts and modern quilts in a beautiful presentation. Teresa has written 5 books. Definitely look into her publications.
Show and Tell – Members
Gail Sevilla showed us some beautiful quilts from her classes with Irene Roderick and one she creatively cut up from other projects. She provided some beautiful inspiring words too!
Jason Titus showed us his beautiful creations and one quilt he wants to remake (we all can relate to the latter).
Susie Johnson shared she saw a quilt on IG from @3rdstorywrokshop and decided she would make it. Her quilt has lovely colors, shapes and great negative space placement. Susie recommends people look up Audrey Esarey’s facing technique on her website www.cottonandbourborn.com
Julie McCluney shared an outstanding quilt from a pattern by Judy Niemeyer. Ideas on final finishing and color were shared.
Susie Johnson shared our next in-person workshop, Sunday, September 11th is with Jean Impey called Spider Webs. Jean’s website is www.sewjean.com so check her out. Go to www.ocmodernquiltguild.com to register and pay for this workshop or email us at OCModernQuiltGuild@gmail.com for assistance. Payment method prefered is Zelle, but check or PayPal are ok. We incur fees with PayPal, which is why we no longer want to use it.
The block lotto was a disappearing nine patch (inspired by Bill Stearman’s Trunk Show). Instructions are found here: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/disappearing-nine-patch-quilt-2821751
August Mini Quilt Challenge – Cheryl
Quilts must have a total perimeter of 119 inches or smaller.
Winners will receive a $30 gift card or future workshop credit.
Best Modern Design
Best Use of Color
Voting privileges are for in-person members.
Must be present to enter your quilt.
Lisa Handley reported a total of $1035 dollars have been raised selling fabrics received from A Needle In A Fabric Stash closing its brick and mortar location. (Online sales are still available for the latter.) Fifty percent of the funds will be used to purchase hygiene products for the Orangewood Children’s Foundation. We sold approximately 500 yards of fabric!
Swap Meet = $626.00
Private Sales = $269.00
Guild Meetings = $140.00
Total Fabric Sales – YTD = $1035
At our Swap Meet we received numerous amounts of donated hygiene products for the Orangewood Foundation too!
Quilts for Vets – Jason Titus presented our new philanthropy endeavor which is making quilts for vets at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. He is already working on quilts and has received quilts for donation as well. He is working on developing quilt labels for the donated quilts. Looking at already made labels or printable labels which a quilted can sign once they finish their quilt to be donated. Jason can be contacted through the guild email at OCModernQuiltGuild@gmail.com.
Elizabeth Wing is also starting a new philanthropy effort by making Isolette Covers for the Kaiser NICU in Orange County. She showed us some beautiful quilts she has already made. Reach out to Elizabeth through the guild email at OCModernQuiltGuild@gmail.com.
Cheryl Higley gave special recognition to guild members who had submitted quilts to the Orange County Fair and had received some recognition.
Jason Titus – Best Modern Quilt
Gail Sevilla – Theme Quilt Award
Maritza Rodriguez Farr – Honorable Mention
The Orange County Quilt Guild was in attendance to show their special raffle quilt and sell tickets to our membership. Jennifer Kerr thanked us and loved all our quilts presented!
Winners of the door prizes were Lisa Handley and Susie Johnson
August 4 – 6 Quilt Festival in Long Beach
Next Membership Meeting is August 25th.