Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting at the Stitchin' Post last week.

It was our Cool Colors challenge due date, and we saw some beautiful quilts! Yesterday, I submitted our group exhibit application for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

a pile of challenge quilts

most of the members who made quilts made it to the meeting. Don't they look great all together??

We also saw our quilted (Thanks Corni!) QuiltCon charity quilt, which will be taken and displayed at QuiltCon West in February 2016, and donated here locally next year. Kristin has led this project, with the improv feather design tutorial, and assembling the top, and she will attach the binding.

Improv with intent QuiltCon charity quilt.

UFO Challenge
This is the second month of the UFO (unfinished object) challenge. Remember, to participate in this challenge all you have to do is make a list of 10 unfinished objects that you're working on. Feel free to join in at any time! Each month we'll draw a number and that's the project in your list to finish by the next month. We do the reveals for finished projects and the drawing for the next month at the Third Tuesday meeting.

Each finished project will get you a ticket to a final drawing for great prizes at the end of the challenge. Bring your finished project to the grand finale and get an additional ticket.

Due at the Third Tuesday Meeting in November: Project #7. This due date was extended until the Third Tuesday meeting in December. We'll be meeting at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin for this meeting.

Due at the Third Tuesday Meeting in December: Project #5.

2016 Board
The nominating committee met and gathered input and nominations from the guild. We'll vote on these nominations at the First Tuesday Meeting in December.

December Meetings/Sew Days
First Tuesday meeting at Quiltworks in Bend
Tuesday, December 1st, 5pm to 8pm.
We'll start our meeting agenda at 6pm.
Bring your nametag, a handwork project, and show and tell items.

Sew day at Sew Many Quilts in Bend
Wednesday, December 9th, 4pm to 8pm.
Just come for all or part of the time and do some sewing!

Third Tuesday meeting at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin in Bend.
Tuesday December 15th, 5pm to 8pm.
We will enjoy our holiday tradition of gathering at Dogwood in Downtown Bend for our Third Tuesday meeting this month only.
Bring your UFO finished projects #7 and #5, and any other show and tell.

In January we will resume First Tuesdays at Quiltworks, and Third Tuesdays at Stitchin Post. Stay tuned for information about a sew day (or night) in January.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Meeting Reminder

Hope to see you all at the meeting tomorrow!
Third Tuesday, November 17th, at the Stitchin' Post, from 5 to 8. 

It's also our Cool Colors Challenge due date. 

If you are unable to attend, and would like to be included in our challenge exhibit, and you haven't already, please send Lindsey a photo, including your Quilt Name, and the quilt measurements in inches. I'll be submitting our Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Special Exhibit application, complete with all the quilts in the exhibit, on Wednesday. 

If you'd like to carpool out to the Stitchin' Post from Bend,a few folks are gathering at Sew Many Quilts parking lot at 4:50pm tomorrow to carpool out to the Stitchin' Post. 

Other things on the agenda for tomorrow:
QuiltCon quilt show entries are due November 30th!
We'll do our nominations and voting on board members at our first meeting next month. Tuesday, December 1st, from 5pm to 8pm at Quiltworks. 

Don't forget to bring: 
Remember your nametag as we have another Stitchin' Post gift card as a door prize to give away to members who are wearing their nametags!
Also bring your sewing machine, sewing project, dinner, knitting, whatever you want to work on, or just come to hang out!

Hope to see you all (and your beautiful challenge quilts!) tomorrow!

A shot of our challenge quilts hanging on Sisters Drug at the 2015 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

COMQG Celebrates 5 Years!

On Tuesday, November 3rd, from 5pm to 7pm, we'll be celebrating COMQG's 5 year anniversary where it all began for us, at Quiltworks in Bend. 

Come for sweet treats and mingling, and see our 2015 Gee's Bend Inspired challenge quilts hanging in the gallery. 

At 6pm, we'll have a couple of announcements and introductions, and also show and tell! 
If you want to participate in show and tell, bring along one quilt (or picture of a quilt, or a quilt story) that shows your early work. For some of us this might be the first quilt you ever made, or a quilt that you think shows your transition to a more modern aesthetic. 

Everyone is invited! Bring a friend! Help spread the news! We'd love to see current members, past members, or just anyone who is interested in our guild! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Meeting Reminder

Third tuesday meeting TONIGHT at Stitchin' Post. 5pm to 8pm, agenda starts at 6.

Don't forget to bring:
1) your nametag! You need your nametag to be entered in the drawing for door prizes, and this month Stitchin' Post generously donated us a gift card! 
2) a sewing project or something to work on.
3) show and tell
4) a list of Works in Progress (WIPs) or Unfinished Objects (UFOs) to participate in the challenge that Sara is organizing. come to the meeting (or read Sara's email) for more information. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Meeting Reminder

It's October so we're meeting at Quiltworks in Bend on October 6th from 5pm to 8pm. 

We'll have lots of time for handsewing projects, and cover our agenda starting at 6pm.

Bring along your handsewing project, some food to snack on if you want, and your show and tell.

See you there!

While you're at Quiltworks, be sure to check out our quilts hanging in the gallery upstairs. Our Inspired by Gee's Bend challenge quilts are hanging there and we couldn't be more proud!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting tonight!

So many Cool Colors quilts in progress for show and tell!

Kristin has nearly finished the QuiltCon charity quilt top. Doesn't it look great!

Kim made this for her grandson...

...and she also made this stunner!

And here's her cool colors challenge quilt. Amazing!

...and the back. 

Laurie brought this to share and may use this for her cool colors challenge. This picture doesn't show all the beautiful paisley or the lovely cool blue well at all! 

And Corni made this improv quilt for her cool colors challenge. Can you see the pop of warm color in the sea of cool! Stunning!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Meeting Reminder

It's the Third Tuesday this week so we're meeting at the Stitchin' Post on Tuesday September 15th from 5 to 8pm. Come around to the back door to the classroom if you arrive after the shop closes at 5pm. 

We'll start our agenda at 6pm.
  • upcoming retreat October 2 - 4
  • Cool Colors challenge quilts are due in early October. We are still figuring out when our challenge photographs and measuring party is. 
  • upcoming Gee's Bend challenge quilts at Quiltworks for the month of October. Susan is coordinating collecting quilts and descriptions for the show.
  • COMQG 5th Anniversary Party at Quiltworks on November 3rd.
  • our plans for nominating and electing a board for 2016
  • Show and tell!
Bring along:
  • a sewing project. We usually have plenty of time and space for sewing with machines or by hand.
  • show and tell
  • your COMQG nametag to be eligible for winning our giveaways.
  • yourself and a friend! We love guests!
Hope to see you there Tuesday!