Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Work In Progress Wednesday

Every week we feature some work in progress by a comqg member. Enjoy!

Cindy took a quilting class this fall and made this beautiful table runner. She styled it beautifully for this picture! Beginning Quilt Making --Table Runner was offered at Quiltworks. Quiltworks offers some great classes like this one, and a couple of our members are instructors. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Novel Idea... Read Together 2014

Every year, the Deschutes Public Library chooses a novel for their Novel Idea.  This year the book is The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. Quilts inspired by the book will be displayed at Quiltworks Gallery during April 2014.

From the library website:
“Dog Stars is a novel that centers around a soulful hero, Hig, as he lives through a grim and frightening post-apocalyptic world and finds his way to hope and love again,” said Novel Idea Project Director Chantal Strobel. “We believe our readers will find much to discuss in this poetic book and are excited to offer it to our communities throughout Deschutes County.”

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Meeting Recap

We had such a great time at the Stitchin' Post on Tuesday night. Many of us remarked that we got more chatting/socializing done than sewing: just as it should be!

I remembered to take some pictures during show and tell! Clockwise from top left: Laurie showed her curves quilt top, Erin showed her finished quilt, Christy is doing another Ohio Star quilt for our challenge, since her Ohio Wedding quilt is going off to New York!, and Amber worked on her MQG Riley Blake Challenge using a pattern from Quilting Modern. 

We even had a gift certificate door prize courtesy of the generous Stitchin' Post. Thanks!!

Other than upcoming due dates, we discussed future mini workshops/discussions we could have in the upcoming year. Christy's machine binding was one idea, as was the need for a holiday swap next year at this time. 

Bring your ideas to our 2014 planning meeting on Tuesday January 7th!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Work In Progress Wednesday

Every week we feature some work in progress by a comqg member. Enjoy!

Amber is working on the Cat Quilt-Along. This fun quilt made up of 25 different patchwork cat blocks created by Elizabeth Hartman. Click here for posts about the quilt along. There's one cat block for each day in December leading up to Christmas. Isn't this a fun project? 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Third Tuesday Meeting at Stitchin Post

We will have our final guild meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 17th from 5pm to 8pm at the Stitchin Post in Sisters.

We hope to see you there!

Don't forget your checkbook to pay dues for 2014. This will be your last opportunity to pay dues at a meeting before the due date.

Other stuff to bring: a project to work on, show and tell (finished quilts or works in progress), drinks or food if you will get hungry

We'll have sew time from 5pm to 8pm with a short interruption at 6pm for business and show and tell.


reminders about due dates:
  • Pay your dues by December 30th. 
  • Bring your ideas for charity projects to the guild meeting on January 7th. 
  • Finish your Riley Blake Challenge and bring to guild meeting February 4th. 
  • Finish your COMQG Ohio Star Made Modern Challenge by March 1st.
MQG Member pins

Thursday, December 12, 2013


UPDATE: The program will air today, the 12th. or check out you tube for the video segment:

At one of our Quiltworks November meetings, there was a film crew from myWindow. John and Justin were there filming a piece about quilting for the show. They interviewed Marilyn (Quiltworks owner) and Kayla (COMQG President). They also took a lot of footage of our meeting and us all working on our projects and show and tell. Kayla's interview included her speaking about why quilting is so important to her. It really resonated with all of us as we listened!

The program will air on myWindow on Wednesday, December 18th. Check it out!

myWindow is shown twice a day:

  • weekdays at 4:30pm on KBNZ
  • weekdays at 6:30pm on KOHD

Kayla's interview

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday

Every week we feature some work in progress by a comqg member. Enjoy!

Ohio Wedding 

Christy created this quilt for two challenges: the Double Wedding Ring Challenge hosted by the NYC Mod Quilt Guild and our COMQG Ohio Star Made Modern Challenge. She printed an Ohio Star on a solid fabric, and used this fabric along with other tan fabric (including her favorite beige suiting material!) to make the double wedding rings that fade into solid blocks at the bottom of the quilt. This quilt got many oohs and ahhs when it was shown at show and tell!

Go here to Christy's blog for more information.

And to see this quilt and the others for the Modern category of the DWR Challenge, go to the Metro Mod Quilters website here

UPDATE: Winners for the challenge were announced, and Christy's quilt was chosen as a Judges Choice Winner! Check out their post on the challenge winners for more information.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

MQG Member Pins

We are feeling very official!

Since we joined the Modern Quilt Guild as a guild, we received MQG Member pins for each of our members who were registered at the beginning of November.
We will be distributing these at guild meetings, so if you don't have one yet, you'll get one at the next meeting you attend.
For members who had not joined by the beginning of November, you'll get a pin when you pay dues for 2014. Pins will be mailed out early in 2014 for those members.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Quiltworks Exhibit

Please come see our 2 + 1 Challenge exhibit at Quiltworks Gallery during the month of December and January. A reminder about our challenge: we picked charcoal and lime as our two colors, and each quilt could include one other color. Look at all that grey and green in this shot:

We are so excited to see all the challenge quilts hanging together again. While looking at the quilts on Friday night at the opening reception, we realized that the display in the Quiltworks Gallery offers a different perspective on the quilts than the display at the Sisters show. The lighting is different, and it's possible to get up close to see the beautiful details of the quilting and piecing.

For more pictures of the individual quilts, see our post about the Sisters show and the Modern Quilt Guild post.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Quiltworks Quilt Gallery

This month, our 2 + 1 color challenge quilts will be hung as a group exhibit in the Quiltworks Gallery. We first displayed this group exhibit at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July 2013. We are so excited to be able to show this group exhibit again!

We invite you to visit our exhibit this month. Even better, plan to attend the First Friday Reception this Friday December 6th from 5pm to 7pm. Exhibitors will be honored, and everyone will enjoy appetizers and beverages.

COMQG members in front of our exhibit in July 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Quilt for Baby

We presented Kayla with a quilt for her baby at our meeting last night! Kristin and Erin picked out the fabrics for the blocks and distributed them to the group, and many of us made blocks. Tamra picked out the sashing, and Corni quilted it (stunning!) and also did the binding. It was truly a group effort and it turned out so beautiful.

Kayla just loved it and was so surprised (I still can't believe we kept it a secret!) and she said baby was jumping around in happiness as well.

Kayla and the quilt.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

First Tuesday at Quiltworks

It's that time again! 
It's the first tuesday and we're meeting at Quiltworks tonight at 5pm.

I hope you can all make it!

Katy is collecting dues for 2014. If you're planning on joining, you need to get $25 to her by December 30th. 

On the agenda (starts at 6) 
1) Riley Blake Challenge due date. Our guild due date will be February 4th,so that we can all see each others' finished products and take some pictures of all the completed projects!

2) COMQG Challenge due date. To be considered for our exhibit at the Sisters outdoor quilt show, Ohio Star Made Modern quilts must be done by March 1st.

3) Bring your 2 + 1 Challenge quilt to the meeting tonight to give to me for turning into Quiltworks tomorrow.
3a) plan on coming to Quiltworks for the First Friday Reception at 5pm. I can't wait to see all the quilts together!

4) Show and tell!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bonus Tuesday meeting!

With holiday sewing upon us, we thought it would be fun to have an additional meeting this tuesday at Quiltworks, and Marilyn has agreed! 

Please bring a project to work on, and food or drinks as you desire! Or just come to hang out. 

Quiltworks in Bend, November 26th, from 5pm to 8pm. 

we really hope you'll be able to join us!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Third Tuesday Guild Meeting

It's that time again! We will meet at Stitchin' Post in Sisters on Tuesday November 19th from 5pm to 8pm.

Please bring something to work on (there's lots of sewing space!) and come join us!

We'll do a short business meeting at 6pm
--Riley Blake Challenge progress
--COMQG Challenge progress
--Show and Tell

Sunday, November 3, 2013

First Tuesday in November

We hope to see you this Tuesday at our meeting.

November 5th from 5 to 8 pm at QuiltWorks in Bend.

Bring something to work on or just bring your dinner and hang out for the evening.

On the agenda....
Riley Blake Challenge Update
Sisters 2014 Update
Show and Tell

We hope to see you there!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

First Friday

Please join the QuiltWorks staff in honoring the group contributors at the QuiltWorks Gallery Reception on Friday November 1st, the First Friday of the month from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.
Refreshments are provided.
This is an event you won't want to miss!
Bring a friend and enjoy!
November Inspirations Small Quilt Show
We hope to see you there!!!


The results are in.....

You voted......   here is the new logo.

Monday, October 14, 2013


We hope to see you this week at Stitchin' Post!!

We will be meeting on Tuesday October 15th from 5 to 8 pm.
Bring something to work on and some show and tell.

We will also discuss.....
Logos... Still time to vote today and results tomorrow!
Riley Blake Challenge progress and update
Membership dues will be due sometime in December

Riley Blake Challenge Update

Hello MQG Members!
The Riley Blake fabric challenge is underway. Most of you have received your fabric and some of you have even started your project! We can’t wait to see what you make…
(Photo by LINDSEYKIESZ on Instagram)

Now for some exciting news! Riley Blake has offered up some fabric prizes. Here are the details with an updated deadline:
  • Deadline: February 17, 2014
  • Completed photos must be posted in the FINISHED forum here.
  • Members can make anything they want as long as it is quilted.
  • Add in any solids fabric or Riley Blake printed fabric.
  • You do not need to use all the fabrics given to you.
  • Upload and share your photos to the Fabric Challenge Forum on the Community site here.
  • Don’t forget to use the #mqgrileyblakechallenge on Instagram and Twitter!

Ten finalists will be announced February 19, 2014.
Riley Blake will pick three winners and announce the finally winners on February 24, 2014.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Fabric Challenge

Check out the latest blog post here for the updated rules and information

We have received our fabric, and the challenge is on! If you haven't gotten your fabric from Kayla, and you signed up back in August, email her to find out how to get it.

A few reminders about the challenge:

1) We all received 6 fat eighths from Riley Blake Designs Basics. some of our members swapped their pieces, some are planning on using all the fabrics. But, you don't have to use all of the fabric provided if you don't want to.
2) The challenge runs from now until December. Let's all plan to bring our finished products to our meeting January 7th, 2014 so we can show them off to each other!
3) The challenge is to use the Riley Blake fabric provided, any other Riley Blake fabric, and any solid.
4) Make anything quilted.
5) check out the community section of the Modern Quilt Guild site to find a place to post pictures and discuss the challenge with other mqg members.

For complete rules, check out the Modern Quilt Guild blog post.

For inspiration, check out the #mqgRileyBlakeChallenge hashtag on Twitter and Instagram!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

October is here... Time to Sew!

Hi all,

We hope to see you this week at QuiltWorks!!

We will be meeting on Tuesday October 1st from 5 to 8 pm.
Bring something to work on and some show and tell.

Also, the Riley Blake Challenge fabric arrived and it is ready for you to pick up if you signed up for the challenge.

We will also discuss.....
Membership dues will be due sometime in December
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013


We hope to see you at QuiltWorks for our first meeting of September.   5-8 pm

Things to talk about.....

Logos (bring yours if you came up with one)
Sew Down Portland
Riley Blake Challenge (for those who signed up)
Show and Tell

Monday, August 26, 2013


As promised.... a little late.   Here are some photos from the PNW Meet-Up in Portland.

We had a great time.  Nine members from COMQG were able to go to and we had a great time.  A big thanks to PMQG for putting this on, they did such a great job!

Shop Hop Time

Thursday Night Meeting in the Park

Social at Modern Domestic on Friday

Social at Modern Domestic on Friday

Thanks for coming on Tuesday

We had a great time sewing at the Stitchin' Post on Tuesday.  Thanks to everyone who came!
Here are a few of us with our great bags from the PNW Meet-up Tote Swap.

See you September 3rd at QuiltWorks!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tuesday Meeting

We hope to see you this Tuesday, August 20th, at our meeting.

Stitchin' Post from 5-8 pm.

We'll talk about:
-PNW Meet-up
-Sewdown PDX
-Fabric Challenge
-COMQG Quilt Challenge
-Show and Tell

Monday, August 5, 2013

First Tuesday Meeting August 6th

We hope to see you at the meeting at Quiltworks for the first Tuesday of the month. 5 pm to 8 pm, with a short business meeting and show and tell at 6pm. The rest of the time is for sewing!

Many of us are attending the PNW MQG Meetup next week. Check out their website!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

7/30 Meeting Notes

A few reminders of what we talked about last night. We had such a great meeting, thanks for coming!  I didn't take any pictures of our show and tell for the blog, but I did post some on instagram, which you can find in the link on the sidebar.

MQG Blog post about Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show:

We joined the MQG!
Check your email for your invite, and if you didn't receive it, contact Lindsey.

PNW MQG Meetup.
We distributed fabric and instructions for those who wanted to participate in the tote swap.
If you're planning on staying with Kayla's folks in Portland, then please let her know.
We will be planning a cookie-baking party soon, so we can bring snacks to the Modern Domestic event on Friday.

If you have logo ideas, get them to Kayla.
We will be voting/deciding on a logo at the first meeting in September.

Friday, July 26, 2013

5th Tuesday Meeting

We hope to see you at our meeting this Tuesday at QuiltWorks!
Tuesday July 30th from 5-8 pm
Bring something to work on and some show and tell.
We hope to see you there!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Exibit at Five Pines

We were asked to hang quilts in Five Pine Lodge out in Sisters.

The exhibit is called Make it Modern by the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild.

It will be up for the entire month of July as part of the Around the Block Quilt Walk.

Quilt Walk brochures with a map and list of participating businesses will be available at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce at 241 E. Main St., the Stitchin’ Post, and show sponsoring businesses in Sisters and Bend.

Here is peak at our exhibit.


Corni and Kayla with their quilts.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Featured Quilter in Sisters

Kristin Shields was the featured quilter this year at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Since she is a member of our group, we wanted to highlight her exhibit.