Monday, December 7, 2015

This week and Next

This week, we have a Sew night at Sew many Quilts, Wednesday December 9th 4 to 8pm.
Bring your sewing machine or whatever project, and just sew your little heart out!

Next week we'll have our holiday gathering at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin, downtown Bend, Tuesday December 15th at 5pm. Look for us upstairs.
Bring show and tell and come join us!

Dues are due this month! 2016 Member dues, $25, are due to the treasurer before the end of the year. This is so we can pay our dues to the Modern Quilt Guild by the beginning of 2016. 

Little trees we made using a Noodle head tutorial a few years back. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting at the Stitchin' Post last week.

It was our Cool Colors challenge due date, and we saw some beautiful quilts! Yesterday, I submitted our group exhibit application for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

a pile of challenge quilts

most of the members who made quilts made it to the meeting. Don't they look great all together??

We also saw our quilted (Thanks Corni!) QuiltCon charity quilt, which will be taken and displayed at QuiltCon West in February 2016, and donated here locally next year. Kristin has led this project, with the improv feather design tutorial, and assembling the top, and she will attach the binding.

Improv with intent QuiltCon charity quilt.

UFO Challenge
This is the second month of the UFO (unfinished object) challenge. Remember, to participate in this challenge all you have to do is make a list of 10 unfinished objects that you're working on. Feel free to join in at any time! Each month we'll draw a number and that's the project in your list to finish by the next month. We do the reveals for finished projects and the drawing for the next month at the Third Tuesday meeting.

Each finished project will get you a ticket to a final drawing for great prizes at the end of the challenge. Bring your finished project to the grand finale and get an additional ticket.

Due at the Third Tuesday Meeting in November: Project #7. This due date was extended until the Third Tuesday meeting in December. We'll be meeting at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin for this meeting.

Due at the Third Tuesday Meeting in December: Project #5.

2016 Board
The nominating committee met and gathered input and nominations from the guild. We'll vote on these nominations at the First Tuesday Meeting in December.

December Meetings/Sew Days
First Tuesday meeting at Quiltworks in Bend
Tuesday, December 1st, 5pm to 8pm.
We'll start our meeting agenda at 6pm.
Bring your nametag, a handwork project, and show and tell items.

Sew day at Sew Many Quilts in Bend
Wednesday, December 9th, 4pm to 8pm.
Just come for all or part of the time and do some sewing!

Third Tuesday meeting at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin in Bend.
Tuesday December 15th, 5pm to 8pm.
We will enjoy our holiday tradition of gathering at Dogwood in Downtown Bend for our Third Tuesday meeting this month only.
Bring your UFO finished projects #7 and #5, and any other show and tell.

In January we will resume First Tuesdays at Quiltworks, and Third Tuesdays at Stitchin Post. Stay tuned for information about a sew day (or night) in January.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Meeting Reminder

Hope to see you all at the meeting tomorrow!
Third Tuesday, November 17th, at the Stitchin' Post, from 5 to 8. 

It's also our Cool Colors Challenge due date. 

If you are unable to attend, and would like to be included in our challenge exhibit, and you haven't already, please send Lindsey a photo, including your Quilt Name, and the quilt measurements in inches. I'll be submitting our Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Special Exhibit application, complete with all the quilts in the exhibit, on Wednesday. 

If you'd like to carpool out to the Stitchin' Post from Bend,a few folks are gathering at Sew Many Quilts parking lot at 4:50pm tomorrow to carpool out to the Stitchin' Post. 

Other things on the agenda for tomorrow:
QuiltCon quilt show entries are due November 30th!
We'll do our nominations and voting on board members at our first meeting next month. Tuesday, December 1st, from 5pm to 8pm at Quiltworks. 

Don't forget to bring: 
Remember your nametag as we have another Stitchin' Post gift card as a door prize to give away to members who are wearing their nametags!
Also bring your sewing machine, sewing project, dinner, knitting, whatever you want to work on, or just come to hang out!

Hope to see you all (and your beautiful challenge quilts!) tomorrow!

A shot of our challenge quilts hanging on Sisters Drug at the 2015 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

COMQG Celebrates 5 Years!

On Tuesday, November 3rd, from 5pm to 7pm, we'll be celebrating COMQG's 5 year anniversary where it all began for us, at Quiltworks in Bend. 

Come for sweet treats and mingling, and see our 2015 Gee's Bend Inspired challenge quilts hanging in the gallery. 

At 6pm, we'll have a couple of announcements and introductions, and also show and tell! 
If you want to participate in show and tell, bring along one quilt (or picture of a quilt, or a quilt story) that shows your early work. For some of us this might be the first quilt you ever made, or a quilt that you think shows your transition to a more modern aesthetic. 

Everyone is invited! Bring a friend! Help spread the news! We'd love to see current members, past members, or just anyone who is interested in our guild! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Meeting Reminder

Third tuesday meeting TONIGHT at Stitchin' Post. 5pm to 8pm, agenda starts at 6.

Don't forget to bring:
1) your nametag! You need your nametag to be entered in the drawing for door prizes, and this month Stitchin' Post generously donated us a gift card! 
2) a sewing project or something to work on.
3) show and tell
4) a list of Works in Progress (WIPs) or Unfinished Objects (UFOs) to participate in the challenge that Sara is organizing. come to the meeting (or read Sara's email) for more information. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Meeting Reminder

It's October so we're meeting at Quiltworks in Bend on October 6th from 5pm to 8pm. 

We'll have lots of time for handsewing projects, and cover our agenda starting at 6pm.

Bring along your handsewing project, some food to snack on if you want, and your show and tell.

See you there!

While you're at Quiltworks, be sure to check out our quilts hanging in the gallery upstairs. Our Inspired by Gee's Bend challenge quilts are hanging there and we couldn't be more proud!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting tonight!

So many Cool Colors quilts in progress for show and tell!

Kristin has nearly finished the QuiltCon charity quilt top. Doesn't it look great!

Kim made this for her grandson...

...and she also made this stunner!

And here's her cool colors challenge quilt. Amazing!

...and the back. 

Laurie brought this to share and may use this for her cool colors challenge. This picture doesn't show all the beautiful paisley or the lovely cool blue well at all! 

And Corni made this improv quilt for her cool colors challenge. Can you see the pop of warm color in the sea of cool! Stunning!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Meeting Reminder

It's the Third Tuesday this week so we're meeting at the Stitchin' Post on Tuesday September 15th from 5 to 8pm. Come around to the back door to the classroom if you arrive after the shop closes at 5pm. 

We'll start our agenda at 6pm.
  • upcoming retreat October 2 - 4
  • Cool Colors challenge quilts are due in early October. We are still figuring out when our challenge photographs and measuring party is. 
  • upcoming Gee's Bend challenge quilts at Quiltworks for the month of October. Susan is coordinating collecting quilts and descriptions for the show.
  • COMQG 5th Anniversary Party at Quiltworks on November 3rd.
  • our plans for nominating and electing a board for 2016
  • Show and tell!
Bring along:
  • a sewing project. We usually have plenty of time and space for sewing with machines or by hand.
  • show and tell
  • your COMQG nametag to be eligible for winning our giveaways.
  • yourself and a friend! We love guests!
Hope to see you there Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Meeting Recap

Last week we had a great meeting!

We had some visitors (we LOVE guests!) and some great show and tell. Thanks to Corni and Kayla for the pictures. 

It looks like a couple of people are working on their Cool Colors Challenge quilts! Janice's quilt and Sara's great log cabin blocks. I can't get enough of the blues and greens in our cool colors quilts!

And Corni made these houses!

And this awesome T-shirt quilt by Sabine. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Meeting Reminder

It's September tomorrow! 
And the first Tuesday is September 1st, so from 5pm to 8pm we're meeting at Quiltworks. 

Starting this month, until next summer, we'll resume our normal schedule of First Tuesday Quiltworks, Third Tuesday Stitchin' Post. Plus sew days and gatherings now and again.

For the meeting, bring along:

yourself! members and guests are welcome
a hand sewing project or binding or embroidery or knitting...
show and tell! we love to see works in progress, finished projects, whatever!

Cool Colors due date is October 1st. but, we won't have our meeting to photograph the quilts until probably the first week of October. I'm still waiting on the quilt show to hear on the official deadline. 

Susan's hosting a retreat at the beginning of October!

Show at quiltworks in October. Let's all plan to attend First Friday gallery reception.

5th anniversary party at Quiltworks first Tuesday in November. 

Friday, August 28, 2015


We've been having so much fun this summer and not updating the blog much!
So we're going to have recaps all week long of some of the fun things we did. 

We had a couple potlucks, a pretty horrible performance at trivia at the Lot :), a meetup in the park at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, and a meeting at a brewery. We love the shops that host us for meetings during the rest of the year, but it's nice to give them a break from hosting us during their busy time, and enjoy some other meeting places around Central Oregon. 

Starting in June, Hillary did a demonstration of a set-in circle technique.

Susan hosted a potluck with a great show and tell. This was right after Quilter's Affair, so we got to see some projects from classes people took.

Sonja hosted a taco feed at her house, and show and tell was lovely in her backyard under the shade of the big trees.
Here Kayla's asking for quilting advice for her stitch and flip quilt.

Kat made this with a jelly roll!

Patricia just wow-ed us all with her quilt and her free-motion quilting.

Sarah is working on her cool colors challenge quilt. How's yours coming along?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Scrappy Stash Buster

We've been having so much fun this summer and not updating the blog much!
So we're going to have recaps all week long of some of the fun things we did. 

Starting early this year, Christy hosted six Scrappy Stash Buster meetings.

 The idea was to work on the Half-square triangle Block of the Month tutorial by Jeni Baker. Christy gave us a loose plan, but everyone kind of did what they pleased: some people made the whole quilt, some made a few blocks, some didn't make it at all and just came to the meetings to hang out and chat. 

This project was really fun. It used up some scraps, it was fun to gather for some fun sewing, 

There was a lot of cutting and fabric choosing...

...and some gorgeous finished blocks...

..and some people's turned out so cool!...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Charity Projects

We've been having so much fun this summer and not updating the blog much!
So we're going to have recaps all week long of some of the fun things we did. 
Making quilts for charity is something that is really important to our guild. We love to pass along the quilt love. 

This summer we have donated three quilts: one to the Ronald McDonald House that was raffled off at their auction at the Ghost tree invitational, and two to Camp Erin campers. 

This summer we've been working on our charity challenge quilt for QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena!
Here's all the information about the challenge:

Kristin offered to take the lead on this group project of improv with intent. A bunch of guild members made feathers with her tutorial:

The blocks have all been collected and now we'll start on the fun process of putting the top and back together before sending it to our amazing member Corni who will quilt this one for us. 

In July we sent away two quilts to Camp Erin, a camp for grieving children. Unfortunately I only grabbed photos of our blue stars quilt. I hope these quilts brought joy, comfort, and love to the campers who got to use them and take them home from camp this summer. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

COMQG Summer Rewind Post 2

We've been having so much fun this summer and not updating the blog much!
So we're going to have recaps all week long of some of the fun things we did. 

Today it's the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

We had an informal MQG Meetup in the park. We had members from Seattle, Eugene, Portland, Corvallis, Central Oregon, and Kansas City MQGs come by. Look for this to be a regular feature for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in the future. It was so nice to spend a few minutes relaxing in the park in the shade with fellow MQG members.

Of course, seeing our Inspired by Gee's Bend challenge quilts hanging on Sisters Drug was a special honor. Our quilts looked amazing and we received so many compliments.  

And finally, Tula Pink's quilts were hung at Five Pine lodge on Sunday, and it was a pretty wonderful experience, seeing the quilts hung so beautifully in with the trees and wildflowers!

Monday, August 24, 2015

COMQG Summer Rewind Post 1

We've been having so much fun this summer and not updating the blog much!
So we're going to have recaps all week long of some of the fun things we did. 

First up is a recap of some shows that happened in August with COMQG guild members:

We displayed our Inspired by Gee's Bend challenge quilts. There's just nothing better than an outdoor quilt show!

on the left is Lindsey's, right is Susan's.

Left to right: Susan's, Kayla's, Sarah's. 
Thanks Kayla for the pictures!

Another fun thing a couple of us did was participate in the Black to White Challenge for a special exhibit at Quilt Knit Stitch in Portland a couple weeks back. 

Here's Sarah's picture of someone admiring her beautiful quilt 

...and Lindsey's in the middle of this picture. Thanks Sarah for the pictures!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Quilters at Craft

We had a great meeting last night in the Central Oregon sunshine along the Deschutes River at Craft Kitchen and Brewery.

Some things discussed at the meeting:

--Remember that next month we resume normal meeting schedule so we'll be at Quiltworks on September 1 from 5pm to 8pm for our First Tuesday meeting.

--Susan has organized a retreat for us in Sunriver! Check your email for all the details and how to RSVP.

--Coming up in October, our Gee's Bend challenge quilts will be shown in the Quiltworks Gallery. To show our support and involvement, please plan to attend the gallery reception on First Friday from 5 to 7pm at Quiltworks on October 2nd

We collected the last of the improv feather blocks using Kristin's tutorial! They all look so great! These will go into our QuiltCon charity quilt for display at QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena, and we will donate the quilt to a local charity. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Meeting Reminder

We have our third tuesday meeting on Tuesday the 18th (that's tomorrow!). 

Since during the summer we like to take advantage of the nice weather, we're going to be meeting at Craft Kitchen and Brewery ( at 5pm. We have a reserved table outside on their beautiful patio with the river view. They also have happy hour with some great food specials until 6, so come early to take advantage of that. 

Bring along: your finished feather block for the QuiltCon Charity Challenge quilt, some hand work if you want to stitch and enjoy the view, yourself!

See you there!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Potluck Tonight

It's the Third Tuesday and we're having a potluck tonight! Check your email for the full information about location and what to bring.

Some announcements:

We're starting work on the QuiltCon charity quilt! A few of you got fabric for the blocks from Kristin, but I have the rest of the bundles to pass out. The turn around on this one is quite short: blocks are due back to Kristin or Lindsey by the third Tuesday in August. We're trying to get this one done before we're all in the middle of holiday sewing rush. This quilt will be shown at QuiltCon in Pasadena in Feb. 2016, and will be given to Ronald McDonald house for auctioning in their fundraising efforts. 
The Tutorial for the improv feather block is on Kristin's blog:

While you're there, check out Kristin's post about our exhibit at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!
Meeting schedule for August: August 4th, first Tuesday, Tacos at Sonja's. August 18th, Third Tuesday. we'll either meet at the park or at a nice outdoor patio. stay tuned for details.

Other MQG events in August: Quilt knit Stitch is in Portland August 13-15. Sarah and I both have quilts in the Black To White (BTW) exhibit. I'm so excited to see it!

Seattle is hosting the PNW MQG Meetup August 20-23. I wish I could go! This sounds like a fantastically awesome time! They have some great activities and swaps planned.

And, a quick recap of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Our exhibit looked wonderful hanging there on Sisters Drug. I am always so proud of our group for putting together such a great group of quilts. I'm also always so happy that we make the extra effort to choose a challenge that makes our quilts look cohesive and have that visual impact. It really draws people in! I'm so! excited for our cool colors challenge for next year's show. Remember, the quilt show deadline has shifted so our finished quilts for that challenge, if you'd like to be included in the group exhibit at the show, will be due October 1st. 

We had a meetup in the park on the day of the show, and it was wonderful! We had many of our guild members attend, as well as members from Portland MQG, Seattle MQG, Corvallis MQG, Eugene MQG, Silicon Valley MQG, and Kansas City MQG. People came and went throughout the time, but I think overall we had about 25 people come join us. What a great time that was! I hope to do this every year. It was so nice to relax in the park and chat with MQG friends!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show --Come Join Us!

Saturday, July 11th is the 40th Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Come join the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild for some social and relaxing time in the park. We're meeting in the Village Green Park from 11am to 1pm on Saturday. Village Green Park is on Washington and Elm, just two blocks south of Cascade Ave.

Screenshot from google maps. Look for us in the North-west corner of the park. 

Village Green Park is short walking distance from the show. We'll have a blue pop-up, a bunch of chairs and quilts for sitting in the shade. We'll have refreshing lemonade and water. Bring your lunch or just bring yourself. 

All are welcome!! 

See you at the show! Don't forget to look around the show for our special exhibit, our 2015 challenge, inspired by the quilts of Gee's Bend. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Meeting Recap

We all loved Hillary's demo last night. Thank you Hillary!

Reminder about upcoming meeting dates this summer:
June 16th, third Tuesday: meeting CANCELLED
June 30th, fifth Tuesday: meet at the Lot (in Bend off Galveston) from 5pm to 7pm. 
July 7th: first Tuesday, Meeting CANCELLED
July 21st: potluck hosted by Susan. meet at 5pm, dinner around 6pm.
August 4th: potluck and tacos hosted by Sonja. Dinner at 6pm
August 18th: meeting in the park. 

Other COMQG events this summer:
June 10th: the final Scrappy Stash Buster hosted by Christy, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
June 13th: COMQG Sew day hosted by Erin, 11am to 5pm.
July 11th: MQG meetup at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, in Village Green Park 11am to 1pm