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 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!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Meeting Reminder

It's that time again, so we're meeting on the Third Tuesday, March 17th from 5pm to 8pm at the Stitchin' Post. 

On the agenda, starting at 6pm:
1) Last week was the first meeting of the Scrappy Stash Buster Group. We'll get an update. Remember, the pattern is here:
2) Registering Quilts at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Website. We need to register our guild challenge quilts:
Register yours NOW!
3) Fabric Nametags! Get your COMQG logo fabric from Kayla at the meeting. Wear your finished nametag to the first meeting in April to have a chance to win the QuiltCon Goodie bag!
4) Sew day at Erin's in April. Erin will host a guild sew day and potluck on Saturday, April 4th
5) Retreat.  Lindsey will host a retreat May 1st -3rd.
6) Challenge:Have you thought about our Cool Color challenge yet? Bring your ideas and questions for a discussion. 

Bring along: 
--your sewing machine or sewing project, or anything you want! There's plenty of room for sewing. 
--your show and tell

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Scrappy Stash Buster Project

Christy is hosting the Scrappy Stash Buster Project. 

Meetings start tonight! We'll be working on this until June. 
Things are flexible: make one block, or make all 12, or make more! 

We'll be working on the Half Square Triangle BOM created by Jeni Baker:

This is just for fun, for us to work on a project together and maybe swap some scraps and have fun together. 

How to sign up: follow the instructions in the email sent last week, or email

Friday, March 6, 2015

Meeting Notes

We had a great meeting on Tuesday. If you need more information about locations, or where to sign up for any event, look at your email, sent to members. Or email with questions. 

Action item!
-We distributed fabric with our COMQG logo. Make a nametag with this logo fabric, and wear it to our first meeting in April, and you'll be eligible to win a QuiltCon goodie bag! Trust me, it's pretty awesome!
-keep wearing your nametags at future meetings, we'll have giveaways for people wearing nametags only. 

-we voted, and cool colors won!
-due date is October 1st. 
-Challenge requirements: use entirely cool colors. A pop of warm colors is acceptable, but the quilt should be primarily cool colors. The quilt should be lap size: approximately 50-70 inches by 50-70 inches. 

Update from QuiltCon
-recap of QuiltCon. We had 6 members attend and had a great time!
-Kristin's blog has some great recaps:

here are the COMQG members at QuiltCon with our charity quilt.

Christy's scrappy stash buster
-Meeting dates are Wednesdays: March 11, March 25th, April 22, May 6, May 27, June 10, from 6:30 to 8:30.
-Pattern we'll be following is the Half Square Triangle Block of the Month by Jeni Baker at In Color Order. 
-check your email for further instructions if you have already signed up. 

Sew day at Erin's in April
-Erin will host a guild sew day and potluck lunch on Saturday, April 4th from 11am to 5pm.

-Lindsey will host a retreat May 1st -3rd

BTW challenge for Quilt Knit Stitch:
-we have the option again this year to make a quilt to submit to the juried show at Quilt Knit Stitch. This year's theme is Black to White (BTW, get it?), and the link for all the information and entries is here:

Save the date, more information coming:
--Meetup at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show planned
--PNW MQG meetup in Seattle August 20-23
--COMQG 5 year anniversary party at Quiltworks in November. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Meeting Reminder

It's the first Tuesday in March, and we're meeting at Quiltworks in Bend on March 3rd, from 5pm to 8pm.

At 6pm we'll do the business portion of our meeting, and we have a packed agenda!

On the agenda:
-we'll announce our challenge
-Report from QuiltCon
-upcoming sew days and a retreat
-upcoming scrap quilt meetings

Please bring:
-a hand sewing project
-a quilted nametag for show and tell. We'll be discussing making new fabric nametags with our guild logo, bring yours along to show us!
-other show and tell

We hope to see you there!