Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ohio Star Challenge at Quiltworks Gallery

Hurry! You still have to the end of the month to see our Ohio Star Made Modern Challenge quilts at the Quiltworks Gallery. This is the third and last planned exhibit for this challenge. 

Here are the challenge quilts tucked in along the wall behind the store's display quilts along the banister. What a wonderful gallery and a wonderful honor to be displayed here!

Starting at the end of the room, is Lindsey's and Kayla's quilts, Then (unpictured) is Laurie's to start the next wall. Marilyn's is next along the wall, followed by Corni's and Erin W's and Sarah G's and Sarah P's. 

Then we have Susan's and Kristin's. On the third wall is Janice's, Erin B's, and Tamra's 

Sabine's was hung in a place of honor on the stairs. 

Look at all the shining stars!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting, as usual! Plenty of time for chatting and plenty of space for sewing!

We discussed a little bit of business:
  • Members should have received an email that has information about how to nominate someone (or yourself) for a board position. Our new board will start in January, but having nominations now and elections in October will allow us some overlap and time to plan for next year. 
  • We shared thank you letters we have received from charities that received quilts from us last year. 
  • Stay tuned here and to your email for plans for the September 5th Tuesday sewing evening. 

Most of us worked away on quilt bindings, but Crystal was working on an American Doll dress from a class she's taking. 

And Kristin wow-ed us all with her beautiful quilts in progress that she was working on. Take a look!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Third Tuesday at the Stitchin' Post

Fall is in the air, can you feel it? Since summer is over, we are back to our normal schedule which means the third Tuesday in Sisters at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters!

Who: YOU! Members and guests!
What: A COMQG meeting
When: Tuesday, September 16th, 5pm to 8pm
Where: At the Stitchin' Post. Come into their classroom through the backdoor if the store isn't open.
Why: It's the third Tuesday!

What to bring:
  • Yourself
  • Show and tell: we love to see works in progress, older quilts, newer finishes, fabric, anything really!
  • Charity quilt blocks to give to Susan. She'd like these back by the beginning of November. 
  • A sewing project to work on. There's plenty of time for sewing at our meetings!

On the agenda (we start the business portion of our meeting at 6pm);
  • Nominations and elections for the 2015 board members will be coming soon
  • Show and tell
  • Charity quilts discussion for 2015
  • Upcoming member survey 

Questions? Email Comqg at hotmail dot com.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday Recap

Thanks for coming to the meeting. 

First Friday at Quiltworks
     Friday September 5th from 5-7pm
     COMQG is featured group
      Tami MacArthur is the featured quilter
Elections: nominations this month. Please check your email.
Susan is collecting blocks for her group charity quilt. Please get them to her by November 1st.
Marilyn would like to have a sew day for charity. More details to come. 
Kristin had a quilt accepted into the Houston show!
Challenge quilts for COMQG are underway. Hillary had some clothing fabric to share.
Thank you all for your patience with me tonight! 
Kristin's house quilt, full of memories.

Keith's quilt for a kids charity. He tried a new long arm pattern on it.

Keith's quilt that was in the Sisters Show

Sarah G's swoon quilt top

Susan's quilt top, in progress.

Tamara's quilt she made for her daughter to take to college. She's going to be living in the French immersion dorms. 
Bernadette's awesome cat quilt top.

Friday, August 22, 2014

My first quilt

Welcome to our new blog series where we're featuring the first quilt made by guild members. Today it's Kayla, our guild president. Enjoy!

I made this quilt in 2007. I didn't know anyone who quilted, but I thought I may enjoy it. I was really looking for something to give me short breaks between my research at the time. 

I learned a lot from this quilt. It's best not to make your first quilt with tiny 1.5x3" flying geese. It's best to iron. Lots of prints are not great. It's nice to have different tones. Flannel backs may not be best for a cotton top. Flannel bindings are even worse. I also learned the difference between piecing and quilting because at the time I had no idea that a machine could sandwich the layers together, so this quilt is actually tied. 

We call it the ugly quilt, but cannot seem to part with it. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mt. Bachelor Quilters' Guild: Quilt Show in the Park

The Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild had their quilt show this past weekend.
 It was a great show! Hopefully you were able to stop and see the quilts.

They invited our group to have a special exhibit.

Meeting in the Park! Recap.

Thanks all for a lovely evening in the park last night!

Things we discussed: 
--look at the blog (right up there ^^) 
for information on the Gee's Bend inspired quilt challenge for 2015
--Look for an email asking for nominations for the board members for 2015
--next month we'll return to our normal schedule of First Tuesday Quiltworks, Third Tuesday Stitchin' Post.

Hillary made the Modern X quilt and is working on quilting it.
This was a free pattern by Christa Watson that was distributed
to MQG members back in March. 

Hillary was also working on this cute My Little Pony cross stitch.

This was Bernadette's first meeting, and she brought her first quilt
 (made a few years ago) for show and tell. 

Kat's showed us some samples from her recent booth, including a
kid's sample quilt and a Christmas sample quilt

Kayla and Lindsey's Star Fall Quilts

Laurie's quilt

Lindsey's Tula 100 blocks in a quilt (and Logan the golden retriever)