Saturday, December 13, 2014

Meeting Recap

Wow, we really had some amazing show and tell at our last meeting!

Some dates to remember: 
the end of January (the 30th) is the day your challenge quilt needs to be finished to be considered for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Finished means having the quilting and binding finished for photographs that will be submitted to the show on the 31st. 

Our next meeting will be at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin on the third Tuesday, December 16th, at 5pm. Come along for some holiday festivities! 

Kayla brought along the quilt top for our COMQG QuiltCon charity quilt. After this was taken, I sewed on the borders, and it was sent along to Corni for quilting! We shouldn't have any trouble getting it in the mail in time for it to arrive in Austin by the deadline. 

Hillary showed off her finished space invaders quilt. Her 'lightning-bolt-echo' quilting looks amazing!

Susan showed off her finished Starfall quilt. A bunch of us in the guild made this quilt, it has been so fun to see them all!

Another charity project! Susan distributed these block kits to members this fall, and has pieced together the top. Isn't it amazing!

Kristin brought along one of her QuiltCon show submissions and we were all blown away. It's gorgeous!

Sarah is working on her challenge quilt back, and it's all these gorgeous silk scarves. Can't wait to see what she comes up with!

Kayla made this t-shirt quilt for a cousin, and look at that awesome back!
Kayla's bed quilt, obviously totally amazing!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2015 COMQG Board

Lindsey - President

Susan - Vice President

Corni - Secretary
Jeanne - Treasurer

Monday, December 1, 2014

Meeting Reminder - Tuesday December 2nd

We hope to see you all at our first Tuesday meeting.
We will be at QuiltWorks from 5 to 8 pm.
Bring something to work on and some show and tell.
On the agenda:
Announce the new board for 2015
Collect dues for 2015
Show off the progress of the next charity quilt
2015 Group Challenge

Meeting Recap

If you missed the meeting in Sisters we hope to see you in Bend. 

We discussed: 
QuiltCon charity quilt
2015 Challenge
Started accepting 2015 dues
Show and tell from Kim

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!

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.