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!