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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
EVENTS AND NEWS:
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
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).
SHOW AND TELL:
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.
DOOR PRIZE WINNERS: Cecile and Jo
BLOCK LOTTO WINNER: Sue Fukuda
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