OCMQG April 2022 Meeting Minutes + Photos

OCMQG Membership Meeting Minutes
April 28, 2022
Laguna Woods Village

WELCOME: Lisa Handley, Vice President. A ‘penny’ ice breaker was held and members shared lovely and amusing memories. 

GUEST:  Gail Sevilla, Membership introduced Arlene Stevens representing the California Heritage Quilt Project. She is also a member of the Inland Empire Quilt Guild. The California Heritage Project is eager to build its membership as other states have already started, so they can begin documenting quilts. Efforts have already been made and quilts have been documented from 1850 – 1945.  People interested in being part of the California Heritage Project are encouraged to contact them at www.chqp.org to learn about planned Board meetings in the summer

TREASURER: Janet Segner had no new updates. 

WORKSHOPS: Susie Johnson presented Cecile Choi from Sewing Party who will be presenting the next in-person workshop on Mary 15th, 9:30am – 3:30pm on Color Play. Cecile described how color can change a pattern and showed examples of what to expect in the upcoming workshop. There are still openings. Please email the guild at ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you are interested in registering. Cecile’s website is www.Sewingparty.com

Organic Shapes Workshop (Zoom) with Carolina Oneto is scheduled for June 11th, 1pm – 4pm. We have openings. Email the guild if interested in registering. 

Watercolor Quilt Workshop (Zoom) is scheduled for July 17th. Email the guild if interested in registering. In addition to the registration fee, there is a $12 pattern required.

APRIL QUILT CHALLENGE: Each participant presented their quilts to the members.

Betty – used pattern called Spinning Wheel. Did hand and machine quilting with different threads.

Carrie – did different machine quilting techniques.

Jo – did machine quilting and machine embroidery.

Sam – called her quilt Give Me A Squeeze. It was an exploration of design for a larger planned quilt.

Susie J – created a quilt inspired by an art piece. She did echo and reverse quilting from the piecing. Did machine quilting.

Mily – did a llama quilt. Did straight line quilting and circles in areas to highlight fur. 

WINNERS – Winners are to email the guild advising where they would like their gift certificate from.
Best Use of Quilting – Carrie
Best Modern Design – Susie J
Members Choice had a tie – Betty and Mily

BLOCK LOTTO: Kelly Hogan presented the upcoming block lotto sewing technique Korean Patchwork/Bojagi. The https://ocmodernquiltguild.com  block lotto section has information on the technique and construction.

Arcacia Quilt Guild is having a David Owens Hastings workshop. If you were not able to attend ours, this is an opportunity to participate. 

The Modern Quilt Guild has just announced the 2022 Make-A-Difference Challenge. Proceeds will benefit “Oceana” to protect and restore the oceans of the world. All of our members are automatically also members of The Modern Quilt Guild. www.themodernquiltguild.com is their website, which contains all the information for the Challenge. Their website also has a lot of other valuable resources.

Orange County Fair Quilt Challenge – deadline is May 27th. Go to the OC Fair 2022 website for additional information and submission guidelines.

The Orange County Quilt Guild is holding its Quilts in the Garden event May 7th from 10am – 3pm at Kiwanis Land Park 9840 Larson Avenue, Garden Grove. There will be quilts, opportunity baskets, and a “garage sale”. Entry fee is $10.

LENDING LIBRARY: Kelly Hogan introduced the beginning of the Lending Library. Donations of rulers, books, etc. are welcomed. The Guild plans on using some of the bank rebate funds for additional purchases. More information will be provided in future meetings.

BEGINNER RESOURCES: We have received some inquiries on beginner quilting classes and the following resources for classes were presented

Jordan Fabrics
Missouri Star
Modern Quilt Guild Website
Orange Quilt Bee, Orange, CA
Saddleback Community College

SEW-IN OCMQG EVENT PLANNED: Kelly Hogan is planning a Philanthropy Collaborative Sew-in. It will be held late May or early June. Quilts will be sewn in teams for the Orangewood Children’s Foundation youth. More information to follow.

PHILANTHROPY: Lisa Handley received 8 pillow cases and 2 quilts (the latter need binding). 

Jo – delightful black, red and white quilt. She got the fabric from one of our going green events.

Susie – her first quilt was made from the Modern Log Cabin workshop. Colorful quilt. Used fabric from her stash – warm and cool colors. Did Sashiko quilting. Her second quilt was from the Libs Elliott workshop. Used one focus fabric plus black and cream. Also did Sashiko quilting. Her third quilt was from an online workshop called Pebble Pop. Beautiful focus fabrics used in each of the large circles. All the circles were made using an improv technique. 

Mily – presented a stunning quilt. Great use of fabric and colors.



NEXT CHALLENGE – MINI QUILT CHALLENGE: Look at Curated Quilts for ideas.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Gail Sevilla has one of her quilts highlighted in the Red issue of Curated Quilts! Congratulations Gail!

NEXT MEETING: May 26th at 6:30pm. Please arrive early so you can meet other members! Meetings are a great way to not only meet members, but to see the work of others during show and tell as well as Challenges. SPEAKER – the May meeting speaker will be Bill Stearman the “BackPack Show”.   www.billstearman.com

Minutes prepared by Maritza Rodriguez Farr, Co-Secretary

April 2022 Block Lotto

Pojagi – Korean Patchwork

Pojagi is an ancient Korean textile art form. The first documented mention of it was in AD 42, so it is about 2,000 years old – much older than western quilting. A pojagi (po) is a cloth that is used to wrap, carry and store things. Reversible patchwork is the most unique option of pojagi. It is very different from western quilting because the seam are finished on both sides. The best way to view these items is with light shining through them. It gives the impression of stained glass. Designs tend to be geometric and random rather than the shapes and repeating designs of western quilts. The techniques involved in pojagi are now used for many things beyond wrapping cloths. You can see them in table linens, clothing, and other decorative pieces. (Source – Epida Studio)

1) Take a piece of the linen. Have another scrap of the same length. Have one fabric have a larger seam allowance than the other fabric (if top fabric is ¼ inch, have the bottom piece poke out a ¼ more (1/2-inch total).

2) Sew the pieces together. (Alternatively, sew a ½ inch seam. Once sewn, trim one of the two ½ seams to ¼ inch so you can fold the larger seam over the smaller seam.)

3) Press the fatter bottom seam allowance over the raw edge of the top shorter seam allowance.

3) Press the fatter bottom seam allowance over the raw edge of the top shorter seam allowance.

4) Open the seam. You will fold the fat seam over the raw edge of the short seam. Topstitch down.

5) On one side of the finished piece, you see two stitching lines. On the other side, you only see one stitching line, but the seam is finished on both sides. All the raw edges are tucked away inside. – This is very similar to flat fell seam used in garment sewing, like on jeans.

For more information straight from the source, please see:

1) 8 Minute Introduction – Hansan Ramie Patchwork 한산모시조각보 Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2014

2) A close up showing the process with Raime and hand stitching

3) Another demo – designing and then sewing multiple pieces coming together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slhCg9bLrKk and

4) For a deep dive and additional stitching techniques by Bojagi Artist Taerim Claire Jeon : 30 Minutes Introduction and Tutorial from
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvuijvNPnpU and

For English Language Tutorial:

1) Epida Studio – Modern Pojagi Simple Seam Tutorial

2) Flat Fell Seam – The art of Pojagi on It’s Sew Easy with Rebecca Kemp Brent

3) 101 Patchwork Projects: Pojagi Seam Technique

4) Flat Felled Tutorial Seam

COLORS: The fabrics included in all the kits are warm neutral tones.

These blocks are due at the May 26, 2022 meeting. Each block turned in at the meeting counts for one entry to win all the April blocks.

OCMQG March 2022 Meeting Minutes + Photos

Thank you to all of you who were in attendance or participated via Zoom for our first in person membership meeting. Your participation ensures our guild is a success. Your beautiful quilts also made the meeting extra special. Thank you to all and we look forward to seeing you at our next in person meeting on April 28th. 

Maritza Rodriguez Farr, OCMQG Co-Secretary

OCMQG Membership Meeting Minutes
March 31, 2022
Laguna Woods Village

WELCOME: President Cheryl Higley welcomed all in attendance back to LIVE OCMQG meetings!  For many of us, both new and “seasoned” members, it’s the first time we’ve seen each other face to face.

GUEST SPEAKER (via Zoom):  Tara Miller, www.quiltdistrict.com or Facebook “The Quilt District”
Mary O’Bannon introduced us to Tara Miller 

Tara’s fascinating talk focused on quiltmaking in the context of 20th Century mainstream “women’s sphere” and “women’s work” in the United States as well as societal norms for each period of history. Beautiful examples of quilts crafted throughout the century were presented in 25-year increments, with commentary on society’s impact on both quilt design, function and fabric choices. She did not disappoint! An important message from her presentation “Our soul is reflected in what we create.”

The Leadership Board was introduced to the members by President Cheryl Higley.  

Our 2022 Board Members are:

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

Total membership for 2022 to date is 48.

To those of you who rejoined – thanks for holding on through Covid!
Welcome to our new members, we’re so happy to have you!

Janet was out of town, but we have been assured that our Guild finances are in tip-top shape!

Guild banking was switched from Wells Fargo to Chase, and we have received the “new account bonus” of $300 – which will be used in various ways for the benefit of our members.

We are encouraging everyone to use Zelle for all Guild payments.  This method is free to the Guild, while PayPal charges a fee.  Eventually, we will transition solely to Zelle. 

Please see the link below to OCMQG Membership FAQs page for ways to pay with Zelle through various banks:

And, YES…the Guild will still accept personal checks for workshops (and cold hard cash for Block Lotto)!

CHALLENGES: April is our “Focus on Quilting” Challenge:
Bring your completed quilt with fabulous quilting to the LIVE Membership meeting on April 28th.

These quilts must be a minimum of 18” x 18” and must be SELF-QUILTED – by hand, domestic machine, longarm – or a combination.

Awards will be given in 3 categories:
Best Use of Quilting
Best Modern Design
Members’ Choice

Current Challenge information can be found at:

Future Challenges (details to come as we get closer to the dates):
August – Mini Quilt
November – Annual Book Challenge

Mary O’Bannon reviewed the lineup of upcoming speakers and Workshops

Membership Meeting Guest Speakers:
May – Bill Stearman, “BackPack Show”  www.billstearman.com
June – Audrey Esarey, “Finding My Voice in Modern Quilting”  www.cottonandbourbon.com
July – Teresa Duryea Wong, “Hello Modern Art, Meet Antique Quilts” www.thirdfloorquilts.com
September – Rachel Derstine, “Keep it Simple But Pack a Punch”
November – Janneken Smucker, “Amish Quilts”  www.janneken.org

Workshops (please note LIVE vs ZOOM before signing up!):
May 15th LIVE – Cecile Choi, “Color Play”  www.Sewingparty.com
June 11th ZOOM – Carolina Oneto, “Organic Shapes”
July 17th ZOOM – Audrey Esarey ($12 pattern), “Watercolor Quilt” www.cottonandbourbon.com
September 11 LIVE – Jean Impey, “Spider Web” www.sewjean.com
October 30 & Nov 6 (two ½ days) ZOOM – Rachel Derstine, “Keep it Simple But Pack a Punch”

Important workshop links:
See the link below for all upcoming workshop info:

Cecile Choi workshop scholarship form: https://forms.gle/913dgDGoQQhzCcDdA

Carolina Oneto workshop scholarship form: https://forms.gle/QAwu4T7FiKJqetCGA

Be sure to watch your OCMQG emails for workshop sign up information!

Kelly offered the April Block Lotto kits – “Cheater Hexies, No Y-Seams” – for sale, and the response was very positive. There may be some kits left, please email Kelly for information at  kel.hogan@gmail.com.  The “hexie” instructions can be found in the link below:

Your completed “hexies” should be returned to Kelly at the April Guild meeting, and the winner will be drawn that evening.

At the April meeting, Kelly will also be offering kits for “Korean Patchwork/Bojagi”. Kits are $2 each, or three kits for $5 (please bring cash to pay).

Don’t wait too long..this one is going to be very popular!

After many months of (mostly) viewing each other’s accomplishments only virtually, we were excited to see so many beautiful completed quilts! Though we ran short on time, there was no shortage of oohs and aahs. We look forward to seeing those quilts we didn’t have time for, as well as additional creations, at our next meeting.

During Show and Tell, the beautiful OCMQG Community Outreach quilt that had been entered in QuiltCon was presented as a surprise gift to our wonderful Ruth Bailey as a thank you for her many years of service. We hope this quilt, which Ruth had expressed a very strong interest in, will bless her with many warm memories and be a reminder that she is so appreciated.

Sam got a chance to let us know about the Orange County Fair Quilt competition…it’s coming up quickly, we know that MANY of you have gorgeous quilts to show off – and what better place than the OC Fair?

Info on OC Fair competition entries:

Kelly reviewed this new benefit to our members – a “library” of books and quilting related tools that members may check out at the meeting and return at  the following month’s membership meeting. If you have quilt rulers, tools, pattern books, etc. that you would like to donate, please bring them to future meetings. 

Lisa was happy to announce that we had 13 beautifully completed pillowcases, and one completed quilts returned. Don’t forget to check the philanthropy table at each meeting and see if there’s a project waiting for you to dive into! Also, bring in those “orphan blocks” and completed quilt tops to the Guild meetings. We love to give!

Elizabeth drew tickets for three great little prizes. The door prize is something we’ll do at each meeting – no purchase is necessary, just be sure to sign in for the meeting as we’ll be picking winners from the list of attendees in the future.

We look forward to seeing all of you at our next OCMQG meeting on Thursday, April 28th!

March 2022 Block Lotto

Cheater Star Hexagons

March’s Block Lotto is inspired by Calvin and Carolyn’s star hexagon quilts.

Each kit includes three pre-cut hexagons in neutral colors and a rectangle of printed taupe fabric.

  1. Out of the taupe rectangle, cut six equilateral triangles. These should be 2.25-inch triangles.
  2. Sew the triangles on opposite sides of the hexagon. Repeat with the other two hexagons. Once you have sewn on the triangles, you may need to trim dog ears. You should have 3 diamond shaped blocks once you have sewn the printed triangles to the solid hexagon.

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Once all diamonds are complete, sew each of them together, matching points in a row with the hexagons. The end result will be a hexagon quilt with no Y seams!

For a completed quilt using a similar technique, check out Stitched in Color:

COLORS: The fabrics included in all the kits are warm neutral tones.

These blocks are due at the April 28th, 2022 meeting. Each block turned in at the meeting counts for one entry to win all the March blocks.

OCMQG February 2022 Meeting Minutes

Below are the OCMQG Membership Meeting Minutes for February 24, 2022. Please email us at ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

Maritza Rodriguez Farr, OCMQG Co-Secretary

OCMQG Membership Meeting Minutes
February 24, 2022 (Zoom)

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: 31

Welcome : Cheryl

Welcome – Zoom Etiquette

Next meeting on March 31st, is in person at Laguna Woods Village, 19 Restaurant & Lounge, Gate 12, 24122 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637, Rooms 1 & 2

Speaker will present via Zoom – Tara Miller on Graphic Quilts of the 20th Century,   Zoom link is for the speaker portion of the meeting only. 

Membership dues must be received by March 1st. $50 via PayPal or check. Send checks for membership renewals or new membership to Janet Segner, Treasurer. (check email for address)

April Challenge – quilt minimum size is 18” X 18”. Quilting must be done by the member. Can be done on a domestic machine, by hand or long arm machine. Award categories – Best Use of Quilting, Best Modern Design, and Members’ Choice

Under the Challenges ocmodernquiltguild.com website see some of the Webinars on quilting available through the Modern Quilt Guild. The Modern Quilt Guild website has many other resources too. 

Future Challenges – 
August – Mini Quilt Challenge 
November – Annual Book Challenge

Upcoming Workshops:
See the OCMQG website for details and Sign-up

Carolina Oneto – March 20th
Cecile Choi – May 15th
Audrey Esarey – July 17th
Jean Impey – September 11th
Rachel Derstine – two day workshop, October 30th and November 6th

Guest Speakers for 2022:
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

Show and Tell by Members:
Janell Searles, Jason Titus, Carol Stanley, Susie Johnson, Kelly Hogan

QuiltCon 2022:
All winners can be seen on QuiltCon.com. Please see the following instagram names and websites that provide details about the slides on QuiltCon presented at the meeting.

Best of Show: Hillary Goodwin @entropyalwayswins
Susan Manson @modernmanson
Lolo @lolomakesthings
Navajo Quilt Project- frenchgeneral.com
Michelle Wilkie   @ml_wilkie
Laura Loewen    @quiltfortco
Candace Murray   @sewlegacy
Nicholas Ball   @quiltsfromtheattic
Brittany Burton   @brittanybowenburton
Latifah Saafir      @latifahsaafirstudios
Patti Coppock    @patticoppock
quiltcon.com    tab to see winners 
@curatedquilts  (interviews in front of quilts with makers)
@carriebloomston (lecturer and fabric designer)
Roderick Kiracofe @roderick752 (collector and author of books on quilts)

QuiltCon 2023 will be held in Atlanta

Block Lotto:
February – Art Gallery No Waste Stroked Flying Geese.

At the March meeting bring cash to purchase one block kit for $2 or three block kits for $5. Thirty (30) kits will be available for purchase per month:

March – Cheater Hexies with No Y-Seams
April  – Korean Patchwork / Bojagi
May – Square Circles Block 

Social Media:
Facebook – Orange County Modern Quilt Guild and OCMQG Quilters
Instagram – @ocmqg (if you do not have Instagram, you can now view our Instagram posts via the menu on our website)

Lending Library:
The OCMQG is looking for a volunteer to help set up and manage a lending library for books, tools, rulers, etc for members of the guild. Items would be picked up and dropped off during in person meetings. If you are interested in volunteering, please email the guild at ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com 

Please bring your pillow cases, quilts still needing binding, etc. to the March in person meeting.

Please consider donating any incomplete blocks, quilt tops etc to the guild for philanthropy projects.

Block Lotto February Winner – Gail Sevilla

Door Prize Winners – Shannon S. and Cheryl Higley

March in-person meeting final reminders:
Speaker via Zoom – Tara Miller

Dress in quilted clothing (optional)

Arrive as early as 6pm, but no later than 6:30pm, meeting start time

Mission Viejo Library Quilt Exhibit date extended through March 2022. Quilts by our member Jeanette Floyd are on display.

2022 OC Fair Competition Entries Open

Hello Modern Quilters, it’s that time of year again – applications are now open for the OC Fair!

Throughout the year we’ve seen countless stunning works from our talented members. Now it’s time to show it off!

Entries for fiber arts are open now through May 27th, 2022. Want the details on how to enter? Keep reading…

OC Fair 2022 Competition Entry FAQs

What are the OC Fair competition guidelines?
Competition guidelines can be found here:

Where is the Modern & Art Quilts category?
The section for Modern & Art Quilts is listed under Home Arts & Hobbies > Fiber Arts
Click here for the Fiber Arts category guidelines: https://bit.ly/3ppqTji

Where is the application to submit for Modern & Art Quilts?
You can fill out your entry form beginning here:

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February 2022 Block Lotto

Stroked Flying Geese

February’s Block Lotto is a free pattern from Art Gallery called Stroked Flying Geese.

This block is a spin on No Waste Flying Geese.

Find the instructions for the Stroked Flying Geese here: https://www.agfblog.com/2021/06/stroked-flying-geese-tutorial.html

COLORS: Use any fabric you like! 

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

January 2022 Block Lotto

Half Square Triangle Round Up

There are so many ways make half square triangles! Try one of these techniques, hopefully at least one is new to you!

Since we are meeting on Zoom this month, our January block lotto is free to all members, as you’ll supply your own fabric.

COLORS: Please use solid fabrics. Everyone is picking their own fabrics, so let’s stick to solids so the final contributions will be able to work together. 

We would highly suggest using dark and light of the same color, for example try:

  • Navy Blue and Sky Blue
  • Royal Purple and Lavender
  • Forest Green and Mint Green

SIZE: There’s no limit to the size of half square triangle you’d like to make! You can choose any size HST. Let’s aim for that an be trimmed and squared up to inch increments (finished HSTs of 2 inch, 3 inch, 4 inch, and so on). Therefore, your block would 2.5 inch, 3.5 inch, or 4.5 when turning in at the March meeting.

HST Tutorials

Gathered.how – How to make half square triangles
Homemade Emily Jane – Easy Half Square Triangles video
Blossom Heart Quilts – HST Tutorial and Maths Formula
Blossom Heart Quilts – HST Tutorial: Strip Method
Coral + Co. – Half Square Triangles 4 at a Time
Sew Easy – 8-at-a-Time Triangle Squares video
Amy Smart – 16-at-a-Time video
Quilters Candy – 32 Half Square Triangles at Once
Fat Quarter Shop – Tiny Half Square Triangles

HST Resources

Midnight Quilt Show – Stress Relieving Half-Square Triangle Quilt
Lo and Behold Stitcher – How to Trim Half Square Triangles
Inquiring Quilter – Trimming HSTs the Fast Way
Lee Heinrich – How to Sew Together HSTs Without Losing Points video
Just Get It Done Quilts – Making a Perfect Half Square Triangle Block video