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!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Meeting Recap

Last week we had a great meeting!

We had some visitors (we LOVE guests!) and some great show and tell. Thanks to Corni and Kayla for the pictures. 

It looks like a couple of people are working on their Cool Colors Challenge quilts! Janice's quilt and Sara's great log cabin blocks. I can't get enough of the blues and greens in our cool colors quilts!

And Corni made these houses!

And this awesome T-shirt quilt by Sabine. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Meeting Reminder

It's September tomorrow! 
And the first Tuesday is September 1st, so from 5pm to 8pm we're meeting at Quiltworks. 

Starting this month, until next summer, we'll resume our normal schedule of First Tuesday Quiltworks, Third Tuesday Stitchin' Post. Plus sew days and gatherings now and again.

For the meeting, bring along:

yourself! members and guests are welcome
a hand sewing project or binding or embroidery or knitting...
show and tell! we love to see works in progress, finished projects, whatever!

Cool Colors due date is October 1st. but, we won't have our meeting to photograph the quilts until probably the first week of October. I'm still waiting on the quilt show to hear on the official deadline. 

Susan's hosting a retreat at the beginning of October!

Show at quiltworks in October. Let's all plan to attend First Friday gallery reception.

5th anniversary party at Quiltworks first Tuesday in November. 

Friday, August 28, 2015


We've been having so much fun this summer and not updating the blog much!
So we're going to have recaps all week long of some of the fun things we did. 

We had a couple potlucks, a pretty horrible performance at trivia at the Lot :), a meetup in the park at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, and a meeting at a brewery. We love the shops that host us for meetings during the rest of the year, but it's nice to give them a break from hosting us during their busy time, and enjoy some other meeting places around Central Oregon. 

Starting in June, Hillary did a demonstration of a set-in circle technique.

Susan hosted a potluck with a great show and tell. This was right after Quilter's Affair, so we got to see some projects from classes people took.

Sonja hosted a taco feed at her house, and show and tell was lovely in her backyard under the shade of the big trees.
Here Kayla's asking for quilting advice for her stitch and flip quilt.

Kat made this with a jelly roll!

Patricia just wow-ed us all with her quilt and her free-motion quilting.

Sarah is working on her cool colors challenge quilt. How's yours coming along?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Scrappy Stash Buster

We've been having so much fun this summer and not updating the blog much!
So we're going to have recaps all week long of some of the fun things we did. 

Starting early this year, Christy hosted six Scrappy Stash Buster meetings.

 The idea was to work on the Half-square triangle Block of the Month tutorial by Jeni Baker. Christy gave us a loose plan, but everyone kind of did what they pleased: some people made the whole quilt, some made a few blocks, some didn't make it at all and just came to the meetings to hang out and chat. 

This project was really fun. It used up some scraps, it was fun to gather for some fun sewing, 

There was a lot of cutting and fabric choosing...

...and some gorgeous finished blocks...

..and some people's turned out so cool!...