Orangewood Drive a great Success!

Our generous guild was able to donate 32 bags of toiletries to Orangewood after our December Driveway meetup. I understand the staff at Orangewood was so surprised and grateful. We also donated 23 book quilts! Other quilts were also donated this year including a drive for baby quilts. We hope to keep this generosity going in 2021. We have opportunities to make Charity quilts, quilt already made tops, continue to collect toiletries and more. Special thanks to Sheri and Diane for all the hard work they put into coordinating these projects. We couldn’t have done it without you!

January Events

We made it to 2021! Already this Sunday, January 10 is our first Sewcial. It is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Zoom information has been sent to your email. If you have any questions, please reach out at ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Jacquie Gering Workshop is coming up soon. It is on January 17. If you are signed up, you will have received information. I think this workshop is sold out but you can inquire at our email above.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our first meeting of the year, Thursday, January 28. We are lucky to have a guest speaker, Amy Friend. She will also present a workshop in March that you can sign up for now.

Please remember to renew your membership as soon as possible. We can accept paypal payments and checks. Please reach out in an email if you need more details. Quilt on!!

Sign up now for Amy Friend Workshop

Email ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you would like a spot at the Amy Friend workshop on March 7, 2021. The cost for members is just $60. (Not open at this time for non members, check at beginning of February or contact us.) It is a day long virtual workshop. Her website is http://www.duringquiettime.com.

This is her description of the workshop: Designing Paper Pieced Curves

“I love designing paper pieced curves. In this workshop, I will lead you through a series of exercises where you will design 6 paper pieced blocks, each with a different type of curve. Because you will be drawing your own blocks, everyone’s finished piece will be unique! We will also learn about modern quilt layouts that include negative space and alternate grid work. Using our paper pieced curves, negative space and alternate gridwork, we’ll each create an 18″ mini quilt or pillow cover. “

Holly Jolly Fun

Those that were able to make it to our December swap meet really enjoyed catching up. There were raffle items, block lotto exchanges, our toiletries drive for Orangewood, masks by Dawn and a look at our fantastic Quiltcon at Home quilt for 2021. It made us all hopeful for the coming year. So many wonderful quilty friends! Our next swap meet up will probably be in the Spring.

December Swap Meet

  • December 6th, 2020
  • Lisa Handley’s Driveway 
  • Party Time:  1 pm to 4 pm
  • Bring Chairs, and Stay Awhile!
  • COVID Safe Refreshments & Good Cheer
  • Holiday Mask (required) and / or Attire!
  • Raffle – $1 per ticket / 6 for $5
    • Drawing at 3:30 pm 
  • Drop off Philanthropy Items & Quilts
  • Drop off  November Challenge and Book for Orangewood
  • Hygiene Kits for Orangewood
  • Pick Up Items
  • Drop off Block Lotto/ Receive new Block Lottos
  • Any questions- ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com

November 2020 Book Challenge Entries


OC Modern Quilt Guild Members Only: cast your votes by clicking here.

Workshop with Amy Friend, March 7, 2021

Designing Paper Pieced Curves

In this live online workshop, Amy Friend will lead you through a series of exercises where you will design six paper pieced blocks, each with a different type of curve. Because you will be drawing your own blocks, everyone’s finished piece will be unique! We will also learn about modern quilt layouts that include negative space and alternate grid work. Using our paper pieced curves, negative space and alternate grid work, we’ll each create an 18″ mini quilt or pillow cover.

Updates will posted when registration opens.

Workshop with David Owens Hastings, October 25, 2020

Workshop: Inspired by Architecture – David Owen Hastings: Using photos of architectural elements, David will guide you through the steps to design a mini fabric quilt. We will use the quilt-as-you-go method, sewing the top pieces, batting and backing simultaneously. David will demonstrate facing your quilt, to give a more modern finish than traditional look.

davidowenhastings.com