Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Featured Member of the Month....

The Central Oregon Modern Quilt Group is ever growing and we would love for you to join us!

Each month, for the next little while, we will feature one of our members on here so that you can get to know us a bit more.  

Each post will be up the first of the month.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Class Preview Party!

at The Stitchin' Post in Sisters

this Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm

We hope to see you there!!

One Day Only
Saturday, August 25
9 am to 6 pm
Check out the quilting, fabric crafts, knitting & crochet classes, and workshops being offered this fall and winter.  Class samples will be on display to inspire you! 
Register for classes at Preview Party and get 10% off your class registration fees.  Register online anytime and save.  (Discount does not apply to Clubs, Workshops, Retreats, Special Events and/or C-Ticket purchases.
Don't delay...
some classes are already full!

Clubs starting up soon~
The introduction of our fall class catalog means new Clubs are starting up in September!  Check out these fun options:
Afghan Block of the Month
Meets 1st Saturdays
10-10:30 am
Dear Jane
Meets 3rd Thursdays
5:30-7:30 pm
Jingle Belles
Meets 2nd Tuesdays
9 am-Noon
Journey to Inspired Art Quilting
Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, Mar 9 and Apr 13 (no Feb meeting) Noon to 4 pm
There is also an online club available!
Lucky Charms
Meets 3rd Tuesdays
9 am-Noon
Meets 3rd Saturdays
8:30-9:15 am
Saturday Sampler
Meets 2nd Saturdays
8:30-9:15 am
Wool Club
Meets 2nd Mondays
10 am-Noon
Checker Notions~
Judy, from Checker Notions, will be at Preview Party from 10 am to 2 pm demonstrating some new and favorite notions.  Judy always has something fun to share!

Parking Lot Sale~
12th Annual
Quilter's Stash & Swap
Parking Lot Sale
Saturday, August 25
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Stop by our parking lot and check out the treasures fellow quilter's have for sale!  You will find fabulous buys on patterns, books, fabric, notions, knitting supplies and anything related to fiber crafting.
All tables are there should be plenty of "good stuff" for everyone!

Absolutely Beginning Quilting~
Classes with Lawry Thorn
Mondays  ~  6 pm to 9 pm
Sep 17, 24, Oct 8, 22, 29
and Nov 12
This is it...THE best starting place for new quilters!  Lawry teaches everything a new quilter needs to know:  how to accurately measure, safely cut with a rotary blade & ruler, block construction, sashings, measuring borders for straight quilts, layering, quilting & binding. 
Pass this information along to your friends who want to learn how its done because...
Friends Don't Let Friends Quilt Alone!

The Stitchin' Post and Twigs Home & Garden
311 & 331 W. Cascade Ave • Sisters, OR 97759 • 541-549-6061  •
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New from Craftsy...

A little bird told me at Quilters' Affair in Sisters this year that we may be able to find some fun new classes on Craftsy soon.......

...... guess what they are here!!    Elizabeth Hartman has two clases on there and I can see that big orange word below has already caught your eye.    Yes, one of them is FREE!

Go to to find out more

Here is the link to Elizabeth's other class as well.

What could be better than free?

Say hello to the Creative Quilt Backs class, and goodbye to featureless, boring backs! Unlike quilt tops, backs are often overlooked as an opportunity for increasing the intricacy and beauty of a quilt. Join renowned quiltmaker Elizabeth Hartman, and learn a smattering of techniques to make your quilt backs just as vibrant and appealing as your tops. This class is 100% free, so enroll today, and easily learn new quilting skills.

Make perfectly fitting backs every time with Elizabeth’s valuable equation. Quilters often avoid using lovely large-scale prints on their quilt backs because larger prints tend to show seams. Elizabeth will teach you her glue stick trick to fearlessly match up large-scale prints for a seamless appearance.

She’ll also show you how to create a precisely pieced strip on the back of your quilt with designs echoed from the front. Next, Elizabeth will demonstrate a stash-buster technique to turn your scraps into textured quilt backs. Then, she’ll walk you step-by-step through choosing a theme or colorway, and using it as a guide for creating an improvised quilt back from stash fabric.

Finally, learn how to take a design from the front of your quilt and recreate it on the back as a gorgeous giant block.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tuesday is here!!!

We will meet this Tuesday August 21st

QuiltWorks from 5 to 8 pm.

Project this meeting:  

making name tags!

Sabine was so gracious to stitch everyone's name so that we could make some name tags. 
Bring some scraps to add and share if you like.  

Meeting agenda for 6:00 pm

Show and Tell
September meeting schedule
Review of SOQS
Make name tags

Friday, August 17, 2012

Sisters..... here we come!

I was very excited to get my class schedule in the mail this week from the Stichin' Post.

Not only was I going to be able to see all the great classes that will be offered.... there on page 4 was a bit about COMQG!!!

If you are looking to join and live in Sisters, hopefully you will be able to join us.

Starting the month of September we will be meeting the first Tuesday in Bend and the third Tuesday in Sisters.

Thanks so much to QuiltWorks for helping us get started and the Stichin' Post for letting us expand into more of Central Oregon!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

COMQG + PMQG on display

We had such a great time at the QuiltWorks first Friday show!!!

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild is on display with Portland Modern Quilt Guild upstairs in the gallery.   The display will be up the entire month of August and we invite you all to check it out if you haven't already!

COMQG decided to do a challenge for this display and here's how it worked.   At one of our meetings we all picked a fat quarter of fabric for the shop and put them in a basket.  One of our members drew one out and that is what we all were to use in some way.  

It turned out great!  Table runners, baby quilts, art quilts, aprons, pillowcases, coasters...... I think we all found a way to be creative.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

First Tuesday in August

We hope to see you at QuiltWorks tonight!!

We will be sewing out little hearts out from 5 to 8 pm.    Please bring a project to work on as well as some show and tell.

At 6pm we will have a brief break from sewing for.............

- show and tell
- August 3rd Tuesday Project
- Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2013 discussion

Friday, August 3, 2012

First Friday

We hope to see you tonight!!!
COMQG will be on display in the QW gallery

QuiltWorks logo

First Fridays are always fun at QuiltWorks!
- Friday, August 3rd -

Join us from 5PM to 7PM for a fun-filled First Friday Gallery Reception. Diane and Mary Ann have prepared two new exhibits and we're ready to show them off!
Featured Quilter Joan Metzger will show quilts described as "exquisite" and "simply brilliant". We think you'll agree.
And you'll really appreciate The Featured Group Exhibit, too. The Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild and The Portland Modern Quilt Guild have partnered in a combined show to introduce you to the "The Modern Movement" in quilting.
And while you're here, sample Mary Ann's delectable appetizers. Enjoy a beverage. Win a door prize!
And at 6PM, Marilyn will announce the winners of July's special "Landscape Quilts" voting! With over 1,000 votes, the top three vote-getters will certainly deserve QuiltWorks gift certificates!
Did we mention a sale? During the event, get 20% OFF all notions, books and patterns!