Monday, November 17, 2014

Meeting Reminder

It's the Third Tuesday, and we're meeting at the Stitchin' Post.

Come join us! We meet from 5pm to 8pm in the classroom at the back of the shop. We love visitors.

On the agenda: 

Turn in your completed house block for the COMQG QuiltCon charity quilt challenge. The blocks need to be returned to Kayla by Thursday, the 20th (yes, that's in three days!).

Lots of sewing time! Come and enjoy a lovely evening of sewing and conversation!

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WIP Wednesday: QuiltCon Charity Quilt

Welcome to the series where we feature works in progress by guild members. Enjoy!

Today we're featuring the charity quilt challenge for QuiltCon. Check out this for more information.

It all started with the color palette given by the challenge. We ordered a bundle from The Intrepid Thread to get us started:

The challenge was to use an alternate grid (this concept is covered thoroughly in this MQG blog post), which is fun, but we also thought it would be fun to use blocks of different sizes. In the past we've done these group projects with random block sizes, but this time we chose certain sizes, but there's three sizes. Blocks will finish at 12 inches, 8.5 inches, and 5 inches. Based on this idea, Kayla drew up this sketch that is just amazing! We are using the cool colors (grey, blue, greens), for the large blocks and the teeny ones, and the warm colors (red, orange, yellow, purples) for the medium blocks. It should look great and really striking! All of our blocks will be a house of some kind. 

then we cut up fabric for bundles, and have been distributing those bundles these last couple of weeks. If you haven't gotten a bundle and still want to make a block, contact Kayla. Bear in mind the due date for the blocks is coming up on the 20th of this month. 

Some people have already made their blocks! We can't wait to see how they all come together. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Meeting Reminder

It's that time!

Who: you!
What: COMQG meeting.
When: Tuesday, November 4th, 5pm to 8pm. Come anytime! We'll do a bit of business discussion and show and tell starting at 6pm.
Where: QuiltWorks in Bend.

Bring: some handwork, or a sewing project to work on, show and tell, yourself!

On the Agenda:
Inspired by Gee's Bend Challenge update
Pick up fabric packets for making a block for our QuiltCon charity quilt.

See you there!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Meeting Reminder. See you Tuesday at the Stitchin' Post

Meeting reminder! Third Tuesday, October 21st at 5pm to 8pm at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters. 
Come to the back door, the classroom. We will be there! If the door is locked, knock! If you can't come right at 5pm, that's fine, we have informal meetings where people come and go!

On the agenda:
--lots of sewing time! We have lots of space for sewing at the Stitchin' Post. 
--board nominations
--show and tell. Bring along your works in progress, finished quilts, anything you want to share!
--distributing fabric for members to make blocks for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt

We hope to see you there! Members and guests are always welcome! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Meeting ReCap

Sabine's quilt for her granddaughter

Sally's quilt from Quilters' Affair

Sally's Starfall Quilt

Janice's tree skirt

Laurie's retro flower quilt

Lindsey's Toes quilt

Lindsey's Hawks quilt

Hillary won a book from Susan Beal and some Pendleton wool!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Meeting Reminder

See you for the First Tuesday meeting at Quiltworks in Bend!

What: COMQG meeting
When: Tuesday, October 7th, 5pm to 8pm.
Where: Quiltworks in Bend
What to bring: yourself! Also bring a hand-sewing project.
Show and tell: bring a finished project, a work in progress, a block, a book, something to share and discuss.

On the agenda: guild board nominations, upcoming charity projects, show and tell, and a fun give away! Susan Beal at West Coast Crafty has donated her new book, Hand-Stitched Home to our guild to give away at a meeting!

Do you check the #comqg hashtag on Instagram? Kayla posted about this book yesterday!

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!