Friday, May 30, 2014

Important Dates

Important Dates....

Just a reminder about some upcoming dates for QuiltCon, quilt shows, and challenges.  Let us know if you have any questions. 


June 1:  QuiltCon schedule released 
June 13:  Last day to join as member to receive QuiltCon discounts
June 17:  Discount code and registration tutorial sent to all members
June 24:  Registration open for all MQG members
July 1:  Registration open to non members 
July 30:  Last day to cancel QuiltCon registration and receive a full refund

Quilt Entries

May 30:  Submissions for MQG Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival open 
July 1:  Submissions forQuiltCon quilt show open
July 27:  Submissions for MQG Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival close
Nov 30:  Submissions for QuiltCon quilt show entries close

Fabric Challenges

July 25:  Extended due date! Photo of project must be enteredhere 
Aug 1:  winners announced!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

COMQG Banner

This week for Work in Progress Wednesday, we're highlighting the blocks we are all making for the COMQG Banner.

Kayla has been handing out bundles of cool, solid (or near-solid) fabrics for us to make blocks that will surround a printed COMQG Logo. The banner will be quilted, and will be our guild representation at future quilt shows and guild events.

Everyone who is a member should make a block, or a few! Be a part of COMQG history! You have until June 3rd to get the blocks to Kayla. Since they're just little 6.5 inch blocks, you can whip one up in no time!

Here's some of the fabrics.

and some of the blocks Kayla has received already:

and some more blocks:

Christy posted hers on IG:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Video Thursday!


The video we watched was Alabama Public Television: Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend

On Thursday the 29th, Christy has invited guild members to her house for a video night and desert. Bring a sweet treat to share, and we will be watching the PBS documentary, The Quilts of Gee's Bend. We're particularly excited because we'll be seeing the Gee's Bend Quilts at Quiltcon next year.

Please come join us! Check your email for information, and if you have any questions, shoot the guild an email.

See ya there!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ronald McDonald House

Last year we donated a quilt to the Ronald McDonald House here in Central Oregon. 

They auctioned it off to help raise funds for the house. It was such a fun collaboration we decided to do it again. 

Thanks to all our members for helping out!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday Meeting - Recap

We had a great meeting on Tuesday. Thanks to all who came!
Susan was binding her garlands quilt.

Kay was making zipper flowers.

Corni showed us her finished top.

Laurie made this quilt from repurposed clothing.

Paige was working on a store sample. 


On Sunday, we had an awesome Sew Day!

Katy kindly snapped a bunch of awesome pictures. By the looks of things, everyone had a blast and did a lot of sewing! Yay for sew days!

Christy made some awesome cookies:

Erin looking very hard at work!

Christy is working on a fun project!


Cindy working away

Katy made this awesome T shirt quilt with some wonky stars

Callie came along too!



And Laurie working on some binding

Work in Progress Wednesday

Every Wednesday, we feature works in progress by guild members. Enjoy!

Today we're featuring the Michael Miller MQG fabric challenge. 

Tamra made this table runner. The neutral solid really brings out the cheery colors, don't you think?

And Katy is working on some blocks from this Modern Monday Series from

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Meeting Reminder: Third Tuesday at Stitchin' Post

It's the third tuesday, and you know what that means! It's a COMQG meeting at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters.

When: Tuesday, May 20th at 5pm, business at 6pm
What: A COMQG Meeting
Who: you! Members, and guests are always welcome

What to Bring: a sewing project (there's plenty of room to spread out!)
                       show and tell
                       yourself! See ya there!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WIP Wednesday: More TShirt Quilts

So many people are working on T shirt quilts right now!

Katy's is so great!

And Shannon is working on this one inspired by sampler quilts. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting last night! Thanks all for coming!

We weren't very good at smiling for photos but the quilts look amazing!! Here are some of the Modern Metallic Challenge Quilts:
Hopefully we'll get to see some of these at Quilt! Knit! Stitch! in Portland in August.

Events this month:
  • Sunday, May 18th, COMQG Sew Day at Erin's. Look for an email from Erin. You'll need to RSVP to Erin, and she will also coordinate who will bring ironing boards and other sewing supplies.
  • Tuesday, May 20th, 5pm to 8pm. Meeting at Stitchin' Post, business at 6.
  • Thursday, May 29th, 7pm. Movie night at Christy's. Christy is going to have us over to watch a movie about the Gees Bend quilters. Bring a desert or just yourself! Look for an email for more information. 

Upcoming Due Dates:
  • Tuesday, June 3rd, COMQG banner blocks. read on for more information about the banner. 
  • Tuesday, July 15th, COMQG due date for Michael Miller Challenge. Bring your finished quilted item to the meeting for show and tell.
  • Friday, July 25th, updated MQG deadline for Michael Miller Challenge. 

COMQG Banner
  • Make a block for the COMQG Banner! The banner will be a small, rectangular quilt, with our logo in the center, and blocks that we make as a border. 
  • Kayla distributed packets of fabric and instructions for making a block. The completed blocks need to be returned to Kayla on June 3rd or before. 
  • If you weren't at the meeting, and want a fabric packet, please contact Kayla to receive yours. It will be fun if all our members can make a block.
  • The fabrics chosen are all solids, or textured solids, in cool colors, and the banner is going to look great, and be truly a collaborative effort.

Work in Progress Wednesday

A bunch of us participated in the Michael Miller fabric challenge for the Wish Upon a Card contest at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show.

Look at these great cards!




Erin W's 

And a few of them all together! 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Meeting Reminder

It's the first Tuesday!

We will meet at Quiltworks in Bend on Tuesday, May 6th from 5pm to 8pm. Business and show and tell starts at 6.

what to bring along:
--Your finished Modern Metallic quilt for show and tell
--Handwork or a hand sewing project
--Other show and tell

On the agenda:
--Modern Metallic quilts need to be submitted for the show by the end of the day on May 6th.
--Quiltcon registration information.
--Ohio Star Made Modern challenge and Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show registration and information. Have you registered your quilt yet?? if not, contact Kayla.
--MQG Michael Miller challenge updates.
--Show and tell.
--Upcoming COMQG Sew Day at Erin W's on Sunday May 18th.

We really hope to see you there!


Friday, May 2, 2014

The Power of Collaboration: Cotton + Steel

What if you had a business pitch that you thought was epic.  You got four of your peers together to collaborate and make it happen?  You developed five different lines of fabric that worked cohesively together.  Well that's what Melody Miller has been up to with her friends:

They are getting ready to launch a new division of RJR Fabrics called Cotton + Steel this May 15th!

image courtesy of 

This ten minute video will inspire, tempt, and move you.  Even if you're not buying this line; it's a great story of possibilities realized and the strength and power of collaboration.

Cotton+Steel from Gregory Miller Pictures on Vimeo.

All five lines are available for pre-order through PinkCastleFabrics.  
You can see a sneak peek of the folded fabric on Instagram #sneakpeekfriday

Does your creative process involve collaboration?  
How might you use creative feedback? 
Who would you be most excited to work with?

Maybe you should ask someone today!
~Live Inspired