Did I get your attention with the image above? It is by Libs Elliott from her website https://www.libselliott.com/. Libs will be teaching at a workshop on September 12, “Improv with Dynamic Stripes”. Registration is now open.

We have Marge Tucker teaching a workshop on July 18, “Modern Log Cabin”. A few openings remain, non members welcome. Write to us at ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Our June meeting was wonderful with a lecture by Malka Dubrawsky. We also got excited about creating our Community Outreach quilt for Quiltcon 2022. Kelly shared with us great information about literature for young adults and kids in preparation for our November challenge. Kelly is also keeping our Coat Quilt along running. She welcomes your photos and input.

We are very pleased to be offering scholarships for members who might not otherwise be comfortable spending on our workshops. Our latest minutes has the details and the link to the form to apply.

This Sunday, July 11, is our Sunday Sewcial. We would love to hear about what you have been doing. It is not just limited to sewing but that is the excuse we use!

I think you can see that our Guild has been very agile in adapting to the challenging year plus that we have been on Zoom. It has allowed us to have the chance to offer more workshops and speakers than ever before. In some small ways, it has allowed our treasury to grow and in return, we have been creative in ways to give back to the guild. We are so glad that you have continued to participate!

Our next meeting is July 29, 6:30 PST. We do not have a guest speaker but are planning a lot of interesting content. We would love to share projects that you are working on. It is also the first day to submit a quilt for our August Improv challenge. We will also begin to accept registration for our last workshop of the year, Daisy Aschehoug, “Giant Nested Curves”.

See you again soon! Keep sewing!


This gorgeous quilt was made by our guest speaker for our June meeting, Thursday, 24th, Malka Dubrawsky. Malka will share insight on “Designing a Quilt”. To my mind, the one above is perfection. Guests are welcome for a $5 donation. Go to our meetings page to find the links to pay. Meetings start at 6:30 pm, PST

My apologies for being late in posting this. You may have missed our June Sunday Sewcial on June 13. Our next sewcial will be July 11.

We are accepting registrations for our workshop with Marge Tucker, “Modern Log Cabins” on July 18th. Non members are also welcome at this time. Libs Elliott will be teaching us “Improv with Stripes” on September 12. This open to members only at this time but check around August 12 for non members.

Lot’s of activities for members right now. We have our next challenge, Improvisation, open for entries on July 29 through August 13. Kelly is hosting a Quilt coat sew along. See #ocmqg.quiltcoat.along2021. It is open to everyone everywhere! Email us if you want to get in touch with Kelly, ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

We have also begun the planning for our Community Outreach Quilt for 2021. You can look forward to hearing more at this month’s meeting.

Thanks to all our members so being so open and enthusiastic in participating with the guild even though we have been distanced. We look forward to seeing all of you at our August 22 Swap Meet/Summer Social!!!

Great to see you!

We enjoyed seeing so many of you at our May meeting. Cheryl Brickey (above) shared so much input on the inspiration and challenge of designing the quilting on our work. Our words block lotto was a big success. We are looking forward to receiving members input for the community charity quilt for Quiltcon 2022. https://www.quiltcon.com/community-challenge

Workshop registration is open for Marge Tucker, Modern Log Cabin on
July 18, http://margetuckerquilts.com/classes . Also, we opened registration for September 12 workshop with Libs Elliott, Improv with Dynamic Stripes,
Each of these classes is $60 and given via Zoom. We will open to non members a month before if there are openings.

We see your smiling faces and thank you for contributing and participating in our guild. We look forward to seeing you at our meet up on August 22. Please always feel free to reach out to any of us at ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Workshop Update

Unfortunately, we have had to change plans for our November workshop. Jean Impey is not available for a zoom workshop. We are very fortunate to book Daisy Aschehoug of Norway for a workshop titled “Giant Nested Curves”. The date for the workshop is November 14. Sign ups will begin July 29. She has a beautiful clear modern style that I think you will really enjoy learning about.

Current registration is open for Marge Tucker, “Modern Log Cabin” on
July 18. The Libs Elliot workshop, “Improv with Dynamic Stripes” will be September 12 with registration opening at our next meeting, May 27. All of our workshop are offered to members at $60. If there are openings, we open to non members about a month before at $70. We will be posting on instagram when those workshops are open to non members.

May News

Quilt by Susie Johnson

We trust everyone enjoyed our April “Swap Meet. So great to see friends and quilts in the wild. We will meet again in person on August 22.

Our next meeting is May 27, 6:30 zoom with guest speaker Cheryl Brickey. Cheryl’s talk is “Quilt as Desired”. She will give us inspiration on choosing that final element, the quilting. Please know that we welcome guests. To cover our costs, a nominal fee of $5 is charged. The form is under our heading meetings including a link to paypal. We have many great speakers ahead: Malka Dubrowski, Teresa Duryea Wong, Carole Lyles Shaw and Mary Fons. Follow us on instagram @ocmqg.

We may have a spot or two for our workshop with Cindy Grisdela, May 23. We are accepting reservations for members to our July 18 workshop, Marge Tucker: Modern Log Cabins. The cost is $60. Reach out by email to reserve a spot. We will open to non members closer to the date.

Many of us are now vaccinated. The outlook is starting to brighten. We are grateful that you have continued to participate and make our guild strong.

April 2021 Challenge – Alternative Gridwork


Best Use of Alternative Grid Work

Best Use of Modern Design and Members Choice


It’s April!

We made it. The months go by and hopefully, many of you are vaccinated and feeling optimistic.

We have our Sunday Sewcial, this Sunday, April 11, 10 am until 3 pm. As usual, our Show and Tell is at 1 pm. Please drop by and say hi.

Don’t miss out on catching up at our Spring Fling on April 17 from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be exchange of block lottos, raffles, submit your quilts to see in person and more.

Our monthly meeting is on April 29, zoom link to come in your email. We are having the guest speaker Cindy Grisdela to inspire us about Improvisational design. She is also presenting a workshop on May 23. Registration is open now.

So glad you are part of our guild! We look forward to seeing you soon.

March Opportunities

The year is moving right along. We have our March Sewcial this Sunday, March 14 from 10 am to 3 pm. Join the Show and Tell at 1 pm. Just stick yourself in and say hello. We would love to hear how you are doing and what quilty things you might be up to.

Our next meeting is the last Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 pm. We are so grateful that everyone is hanging on with our Zoom meetings. We look forward to seeing you. Maybe you will win a door prize?

Look for zoom links in your email. If you know someone who would like to attend, have them reach out in our email, ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com for a link.

Our Challenge, Alternative Gridwork inspired by Amy Friend, has begun and the entries can be accepted from March 25 until April 16. Voting begins shortly afterwards. You can participate with something as small as 18″ on the sides. Prizes will be given during the April meeting for Best Representation of Alternative Gridwork, Best Modern Design and Member’s Choice. Amy Friend’s website is https://duringquiettime.com/ for inspirtation.

Credit for above image- Image by ju Irun from Pixabay

February Meeting Tonight

Hopefully, you have received your zoom link. We will have lot’s of catching up to do. What did you think of Quiltcon? What have you been working on? Learn what workshops are coming up and you can sign up for the May workshop with Cindy Grisdela. See you tonight!!

Quiltcon Meetup

It’s true, we decided to add a signature cocktail for our Quiltcon Cocktail Hour on Friday, February 19 at 6:30 pm. Of course, you don’t have to drink and certainly, this is a zoom meetup, NO driving. Please join us just to say hello to some familiar and hopefully some new faces to share what is going on these days. We can share excitement about Quiltcon or anything else that you might want to talk about. We have learned we are social animals and need contact. If you have not received the zoom link in your email, please reach out at ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com. We welcome those from other guilds or anyone interested in saying hi! (Please do have an identifying name in your zoom sign on.)