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 MaryFons. 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, MargeTucker: 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.
Thank you to everyone who came to our June meeting including our 9 guests!! Welcome our new members Irene, Janet, Laura, and Lucinda! We are excited to have you all. Looking forward to you sharing your quilts in the future.
We were so excited to have our first meeting at the new Cosmic Quilting!!! Karen was so kind to let us meet there considering she had just moved in that day. She shared with me her vision of the new studio. AND we are excited to announce, after actively searching for a place to meet for months– Karen has agree to let us meet there permanently!! We have a new home for the Orange County Modern Quilt Guild. We are growing each month and the space will be invaluable. THANK YOU – KAREN!
Help us find your quilty photo shares on IG by using Hashtags – #. Karen monitors these # often to find pretty and interesting things to share. (She loves seeing what OCMQG peeps are making!)
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If you’d like to help with social media – writing an article or tutorial for our blog or finding events/photos/tutorials to share, taking pictures at our meetings – please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Shellie for winning the May Block Lotto!!! And we are looking forward to see the improvisational blocks for June at next month’s meeting. Here are the instructions for those who signed up on our blog or Crosscut Blocks by A Quilters Table for more tips on block construction. Can’t wait to see who wins! If anyone has suggestions for a future month’s block lotto, please let us know. We are looking for ideas. If you’d like to participate in next’s month’s lotto, it only costs a $1 / block (we provide some material).
Please keep those blocks and quilts coming for Blocks for Orlando project. See our blog article for more information on the project and blocks. Karen A will be collecting blocks at the next sew (7/10) and the July 28th meeting. If you have a completed top, please bring to Karen Miller as she has offered to quilt any completed quilt for free. Additionally, if you have batting, backing or binding to donate, they are accepting that as well. Thank you for your time and energy – Love is Love is Love!
QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge
Thanks Susan for the update on the 2017 Quilt Con Charity Quilt! Thank you Bunnie for sharing your work “Listen,” which looks amazing. Reminder: Words are due to Susan at this month’s sew or the July meeting. If you can’t make either, please be sure get them to Susan some other way. Additionally, if you have any leftover fabric, please bring it to the July meeting. Be sure to join us at the August sew to help design and put together the quilt! For more information, please see our blog post QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge.
Show off your mad quilty SKILLZ
We are looking for individuals who would like to demo a technique at an upcoming meeting. What can you share with the group? Tips on block construction, binding, label making, appliqué, precise cutting, improv, fun with colors, pillow making, bag making, how to find swaps on-line, etc…we’d love to see it!
·The challenge is due at the July 28 meeting!
·The Weekend Sew is scheduled for July 10, 2016 at Cosmic Quilting 12 to 4.
·See you our next meeting, July 28th, 2016 at Cosmic Quilting