Workshops for Everyone, 2021

Quilt by Amy Friend

At our January meeting, Susie and Mary let us know about great workshops throughout the rest of the year.

March 7- Amy Friend: Designing Paper Pieced Curves. Zoom meetup. Registration open now. $60 for members, $70 non members if available.
https://duringquiettime.com/2019/06/designing-paper-pieced-curves-workshop.html

May 23- Cindy Grisdela: Improv Puzzle Blocks. Zoom meetup. Registration will open February 25 (our next meeting). $60 for members, $70 for non members if available.
https://www.cindygrisdela.com/page1-2/

July 18- Marge Tucker: Modern Log Cabin. Zoom meetup. Registration will open April 29. $60 for members, $70 for non members if available.
http://margetuckerquilts.com/classes

September 12- Libs Elliott: Improv with Dynamic Stripes. Zoom meetup. Registration will open May 27. $60 for members, $70 for non members if available.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/clvv5w4dy9kpp6a/2021_Workshops.pdf?dl=0

CANCELLED——-November 7- Jean Impey: Spiderweb Quilt. This will be an in person workshop if possible. Stay tuned.

November 14- Daisy Aschehoug: Giant Nested Curves. Zoom meetup
Registration will open July 29. $60 for members, $70 for non members if available.
https://warmfolk.com/

January Meeting Fun

We enjoyed a great lecture from Amy Friend. Check out her work at her website https://duringquiettime.com/ . She is also offering us a discount on purchases for a limited time, please reach out if you don’t see it in the email. Now you can be inspired to make something for our spring challenge based on her talk, Alternate grids.

Great news on finances, OCMQG merchandise, workshops and more. So glad that so many of you made it to this meeting. It makes a difference. I will be posting additional information about workshops in the next post. You should also have more detailed minutes in your email.

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.