Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Potluck Tonight

It's the Third Tuesday and we're having a potluck tonight! Check your email for the full information about location and what to bring.

Some announcements:

We're starting work on the QuiltCon charity quilt! A few of you got fabric for the blocks from Kristin, but I have the rest of the bundles to pass out. The turn around on this one is quite short: blocks are due back to Kristin or Lindsey by the third Tuesday in August. We're trying to get this one done before we're all in the middle of holiday sewing rush. This quilt will be shown at QuiltCon in Pasadena in Feb. 2016, and will be given to Ronald McDonald house for auctioning in their fundraising efforts. 
The Tutorial for the improv feather block is on Kristin's blog:

While you're there, check out Kristin's post about our exhibit at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! 

Meeting schedule for August: August 4th, first Tuesday, Tacos at Sonja's. August 18th, Third Tuesday. we'll either meet at the park or at a nice outdoor patio. stay tuned for details.

Other MQG events in August: Quilt knit Stitch is in Portland August 13-15. Sarah and I both have quilts in the Black To White (BTW) exhibit. I'm so excited to see it!

Seattle is hosting the PNW MQG Meetup August 20-23. I wish I could go! This sounds like a fantastically awesome time! They have some great activities and swaps planned. http://seattlemodernquiltguild.com/pnw-mqg-meetup/

And, a quick recap of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Our exhibit looked wonderful hanging there on Sisters Drug. I am always so proud of our group for putting together such a great group of quilts. I'm also always so happy that we make the extra effort to choose a challenge that makes our quilts look cohesive and have that visual impact. It really draws people in! I'm so! excited for our cool colors challenge for next year's show. Remember, the quilt show deadline has shifted so our finished quilts for that challenge, if you'd like to be included in the group exhibit at the show, will be due October 1st. 

We had a meetup in the park on the day of the show, and it was wonderful! We had many of our guild members attend, as well as members from Portland MQG, Seattle MQG, Corvallis MQG, Eugene MQG, Silicon Valley MQG, and Kansas City MQG. People came and went throughout the time, but I think overall we had about 25 people come join us. What a great time that was! I hope to do this every year. It was so nice to relax in the park and chat with MQG friends!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show --Come Join Us!

Saturday, July 11th is the 40th Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Come join the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild for some social and relaxing time in the park. We're meeting in the Village Green Park from 11am to 1pm on Saturday. Village Green Park is on Washington and Elm, just two blocks south of Cascade Ave.

Screenshot from google maps. Look for us in the North-west corner of the park. 

Village Green Park is short walking distance from the show. We'll have a blue pop-up, a bunch of chairs and quilts for sitting in the shade. We'll have refreshing lemonade and water. Bring your lunch or just bring yourself. 

All are welcome!! 

See you at the show! Don't forget to look around the show for our special exhibit, our 2015 challenge, inspired by the quilts of Gee's Bend. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Meeting Recap

We all loved Hillary's demo last night. Thank you Hillary!

Reminder about upcoming meeting dates this summer:
June 16th, third Tuesday: meeting CANCELLED
June 30th, fifth Tuesday: meet at the Lot (in Bend off Galveston) from 5pm to 7pm. 
July 7th: first Tuesday, Meeting CANCELLED
July 21st: potluck hosted by Susan. meet at 5pm, dinner around 6pm.
August 4th: potluck and tacos hosted by Sonja. Dinner at 6pm
August 18th: meeting in the park. 

Other COMQG events this summer:
June 10th: the final Scrappy Stash Buster hosted by Christy, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
June 13th: COMQG Sew day hosted by Erin, 11am to 5pm.
July 11th: MQG meetup at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, in Village Green Park 11am to 1pm

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Meeting Reminder

It's the First Tuesday of June, so we're meeting TONIGHT! at Quiltworks in Bend at 5pm till 8pm. We hope to see you there! We love having guests. 

What to bring:
--your listening ears! Hillary is going to do a set-in circles demonstration for us.
--some handwork (knitting, embroidery, binding, hand sewing)
--your nametag
--Dinner or drinks if you want. 
--finished or works in progress for show and tell. 

At 6pm we'll start our programs with a demo from Hillary. Thank you Hillary!

1) MQG news:
--Submit quilt for Houston show. http://www.callforentriesmodernquilts.com/
--ongoing challenges that some people are doing: Michael Miller glitz (for QuiltCon 2016) and Riley Blake (due by July 31st)

2) PNW MQG news:
--BTW for QKS submissions due June 12th.
--meetup in August. see seattle MQG page for all the details. http://seattlemodernquiltguild.com/

3) Central Oregon Quilting news:
--First Friday gallery reception at Quiltworks this Friday!
--SOQS coming up! Extended shop hours, extra classes, fun quiltiness in the community!

4) COMQG news:
--Gee's Bend challenge: we're all set for our display at SOQS. quilts need to be dropped off by July 1st. If you want, Corni will take your quilt for you! Bring it to the meeting to give to her. 
--Cool Color challenge: October 1st is coming up fast...
--Meeting schedule for the summer is different! 
June: no third tuesday meeting, happy hour for fifth Tuesday. 
July: no first tuesday meeting, meetup on quilt show day in Village Green Park, Third tuesday potluck at Susan's.
--Volunteer at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Thank you volunteers! We are all now registered for our volunteer shifts. Now all we have to do is show up at our allotted time and patrol the block where our quilts are hung. We don't know this area yet and may not know until the day of the show. 
--QuiltCon charity quilt plans. 
--upcoming Sew Day hosted by Erin. 

Show and Tell.
--Laurie finished the binding on the Blue Stars quilt (A charity quilt for Camp Erin) and the quilt looks amazing! I just need to finish sewing on the label. 

Giveaways: we got a donation from the Cloth Pocket, so we'll give those away at this meeting. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Meeting Reminder

It's that time again, the third Tuesday, so we're meeting at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters from 5pm to 8pm. Come around to the back of the store to the classroom, that's where you'll find us.

On the agenda, starting at 6.

Updates from the MQG
Updates from the PNW Guilds
Updates from our guild

What to bring:
yourself! We love guests!
a sewing project. There's plenty of room for machines and your project
Show and tell

Some things coming up for your calendar:
--Sew Day at Erin's on June 13th. Email her to reserve your spot.
--The final two Scrappy Stash buster project days at Christy's on May 27th and June 10th.
--We're starting to plan our Quiltcon 2016 Charity quilt. Kristin is heading this up, so look for information from her about how to participate.

Meetings are changing this summer:
June 2nd: meet as normal at Quiltworks. Come along to see a demo from Hillary on the circle sewing technique she just learned.
June 16th: NO MEETING
June 30th (fifth tuesday): stay tuned for information about a gathering. Happy hour or meeting in the park.
July 7th: NO MEETING
July 14th: potluck meeting at Susan's.
August 4th: meeting as normal at Quiltworks.
August 11th: stay tuned for information about a gathering. Happy hour or meeting in the park.
September - December: meetings as normal. First Tuesday at Quiltworks, Third Tuesday at the Stitchin' Post.

Corni just finished quilting our 'Blue Stars' charity quilt and it looks AMAZING. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Meeting Reminder: Tuesday May 5th at Quiltworks

We'll do our business portion of the meeting starting at 6.

On the agenda:

we are super lucky to have a member, Kristin talk to us about how to photograph quilts for juried exhibits. This should be a wonderful, informative presentation from Kristin!

Also on the agenda:
--Updates about the MQG. I just got notified of a couple of fun ways that we will be able to participate in QuiltCon 2016! We'll be discussing the challenge and also the charity program for QuiltCon 2016.
--Updates about quilting in Central Oregon.  Did you all shop hop?
--Updates about our Guild. Retreat, Scrappy Stash Buster, upcoming Sew Day.

What you should bring:
--your nametag to be entered into the drawing
--a hand sewing project to work on during the meeting/sew time. 
--dinner or drinks if you so choose
--Show and tell (my favorite!)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Meeting Reminder

UPDATE Monday April 20th::: 

It's that time again, the third Tuesday of the month. So we're meeting at the Stitchin' Post at 5pm. We're meeting at Quiltworks in Bend, from 5 to 8. We'll do the business portion of the meeting at 6.

On the agenda:
  • Show and tell
  • group discussion: favorite resources that aren't online. Maybe it's a book you love (maybe it's not quilting but it still inspires your quilting?), or a place? or a person. I know for many of us it's each other! 
  • Ongoing challenges:
--Black to White challenge for QKS, a challenge open to any MQG member in the PNW. see http://callforentriespnwmodernquilts.com/ for all the information. Due date in June
--MQG Riley Blake fabric challenge. Due date in July.
--COMQG cool colors challenge, due October 1st. 
  • Christy's scrappy stash buster next meeting is Wednesday this week, too! This is a just-for-fun quilt along, and many members are following along the pattern, some are just doing a few blocks. 
  • Upcoming Sew days/retreats:
May 1-3rd retreat hosted by Lindsey (that's me!)
June 13th sew day hosted by Erin. 

Remember to bring:
your show and tell
your sewing project to work on during the meeting. There's space for sewing machines or handwork.
your ideas for our group discussion--your face 'offline' resource
your nametag to be entered to win in the drawing for door prizes

Also remember that Central Oregon Shop Hop is coming up this week, starting on Thursday!

See you all there at the meeting! We love guests!