Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Stitchin' Post meeting

We're meeting tonight at the Stitchin' Post.

It's been a few months since we've met there, and we're excited to be back for the fall.

We'll be in the classroom in back from 5 to 8, with our meeting agenda (short today!) starting at 6.

Remember to bring:

  • a sewing project to work on. Lots of room!
  • your nametag to win a prize in the drawing! We have a few gift cards for our meeting today.
  • items for show and tell. 
See you tonight!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wednesday Sew Night at Sew Many Quilts

The classroom is set back up and ready to go, so we will be having our sew night at Sew Many Quilts.

We will meet from 4:30pm until we are done!

Hope you can all make it!

Other happenings:

  • we'll start our regular third Tuesday at the Stitchin' Post next week! And then we'll be back to first Tuesday Quiltworks, third Tuesday Stitchin' Post as normal. 
  • PNW MQG meetup in Portland schedule released: 


  • Our Luxe fabrics have arrived, for those who signed up for the challenge. If you didn't get fabric you can still participate! If you did get fabric, plan on submitting your finished quilt to the show at QuiltCon.
  •  All the rules are here:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Potluck Tonight!

We're potlucking tonight!

Come join us. Check your email for more information, or contact us at COMQG at hotmail.com.  

Please bring your potluck dish, show and tell, your work in progress project that Sara's leading, your heart blocks for the quilt for Pulse, nametag. 

See you tonight, July 19th, at 5pm! 

Christy's show and tell from a few years back...

Friday, June 24, 2016

COMQG at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is on July 9th.

See our Cool Colors Challenge special exhibit!
Members with their Cool Colors Quilts at our show-and-tell meeting last fall.

Please join us for an informal MQG meetup in Village Green Park.
We'll be meeting in the northwest corner of the park, just a couple blocks from Cascade Ave, the 'main' street, from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
We'll have a blue canopy, and lemonade and water. Come enjoy some quiet time in the shade with your fellow MQG members.

meeting spot!

We had such a fun time last year! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Meeting Reminder

We're meeting at The Lot on Bend's westside, tonight (June 21st) starting at about 5. Trivia starts at 6 so bring your thinking caps!

Also bring:
--your completed your Heart blocks for the Quilt for Pulse
--your quilt for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show if you'd like Corni to deliver it for you. Don't forget your quilt needs a label!

Other things going on:

--See our guild special exhibit at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on July 9th!
--Come to the village green park on July 9th for a little break in the shade and meet up with other MQG members. We'll have lemonade and some shade. Bring your lunch or just come to chat. Look for the blue pop-up canopy and some quilts!
--Third Tuesday meeting in July, potluck at Susan's
--August 18-20
MQG Meetup, see Portland MQG blog for all the information and to register:
--August 2nd, dinner at Sonia's, bring a chair and a drink or desert to share.
--August 10th, sew night at Sew Many Quilts, 4 to 8.
--August 16th, third tuesday meeting location TBA

Monday, June 20, 2016

COMQG makes a Quilt for Pulse

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts and blocks for the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12, and MQG members around the world are invited to participate. The goal is to gather enough quilts to help not only the victims who survived, but the families of victims who perished, as well as first responders, nurses, police officers, etc.

The Orlando MQG is asking for a minimum of 102 quilts — one for each survivor, and one for the families of each victim who perished. Any quilts that surpass that number will be given to first responders, and then distributed to the LGBT community in Orlando via organizations like The Center and Zebra Coalition.

Rainbow hearts are the design theme, and members are asked to submit either finished quilts (strongly encouraged) or 10-inch blocks with at least one heart. We have decided to submit a finished quilt from the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild.  We are using the heart block tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew, found here

The plan is to try and collect 56, 10" finished heart blocks (10.5 inches unfinished) and make a quilt that is 70" x 80."  The blocks need to have a white / very light grey background fabric and then the heart itself can be any rainbow / primary color.  It can be solid or print!  If we collect many more than 56 blocks I can either work them into the backing or make a second quilt depending on how many blocks we get!

Anyone can make a block! Or five! :)

Sara or a board member will be collecting blocks at meetings. We'd like all blocks turned in by the August 2nd meeting (which will be at Sonia's house), so that Sara, Lorraine, and Kayla will have time to get the top and back pieced, and the thing quilted and bound. 

For more information, check out the Orlando MQG blog about it: 

and the MQG blog post: https://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/quiltsforpulse-charity-drive-with-the-orlando-mqg/

A few members have been busy making blocks already: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Meeting reminder and a few reminders

We're having a sew night on Wednesday, June 15th, from 4pm to 8pm at Sew Many Quilts.
Bring along your sewing project, we have plenty of time and room for machines and lots of work!

Also bring your quilts that need to be delivered to Sisters for display in the Quilt show. We'll be collecting these if you don't want to deliver your quilt yourself.

Other dates this summer:
Tuesday, June 21st, Third Tuesday meeting at the Lot in Bend from 5pm to 8pm. It's trivia night so bring your thinking caps!

Tuesday July 5th. Our normal first Tuesday meeting is cancelled because of Sisters Outdoor Quilt show.

Saturday July 9th. Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Come see our special exhibit of our Cool Color Challenge quilts.
Also join us for a MQG meetup in the Village Green Park around mid-day. Details coming!

NO sew day at Sew Many Quilts July 13th.

Third Tuesday meeting in July: July 19th from 5pm to 8pm, potluck at Susan's house. Details coming about what you can bring to share.

In August:

August 2nd: First Tuesday meeting 5pm to 8pm dinner at Sonia's!

August 10th: Sew day at Sew Many quilts, 4pm to 8pm.

August 16th: Third Tuesday meeting, 5pm to 8pm, location TBD.

August 18 to 21: PNW MQG meetup hosted by the Portland MQG. Registration is open now!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Meeting tonight!

Tuesday, June 7th, from 5 to 8pm at Quiltworks.

We'll do our agenda starting at 6.

Bring along your show and tell, your handwork project, your nametag, and your lovely self!

See you there!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Meeting tonight at Jackson's Corner

It's the third tuesday, and we're meeting at Jackson's Corner on the east-side tonight from 5 to 7 or so.

Come along with your show and tell and join us!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

sew night!

On Wednesday, May 11th, from 4pm to 8pm, we'll be meeting at Sew Many Quilts for a sew night. Come for all or part of the time, we're just sewing! Bring along your nametag, your sewing machine, a project, dinner, or just come to chat and hang out!

Monday, May 2, 2016

First Tuesday Meeting at Quiltworks

Come join us for our First Tuesday meeting! 

We'll meet from 5pm to 8pm, with our agenda including show and tell, starting at 6. 

Bring along: your nametag, a hand project for the sewing time before and after our agenda, your show and tell items

Members and guests are always welcome. See you there! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Come join us for our meeting tonight, April 19th, at the Stitchin' Post

Tonight, Tuesday April 19th, we'll be meeting from 5pm to 8pm at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters.

Come around to the backdoor to the classroom if the shop is closed when you get here.

We'll have plenty of time and space for sewing projects, so bring your machine if you'd like. We'll do our agenda and show and tell starting at 6.

Bring along your sewing project, your nametag, your show and tell items, and yourself!

See you tonight.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

COMQG Sew Night Tonight!

Wednesday, April 13th, from 4pm to 8pm we'll be meeting at Sew Many Quilts for some sewing! 

See you there!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Meeting reminder and the month ahead

Tonight, April 5th, from 5pm to 8pm we'll be meeting at Quiltworks in Bend. While you're there, be sure to visit the gallery and check out the quilts and other art inspired by the Novel Idea.

We'll do our agenda starting at 6pm, which will include a discussion of the upcoming challenge. Come with your questions about the challenge!

Please bring a hand work project to work on, anything you'd like to show & tell, your COMQG name tag, and your smiling self :)

For the month ahead we have our sew night at Sew Many Quilts next week on Wednesday April 13th from 4pm to 8pm.

Then our third Tuesday meeting at Stitchin' Post from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday April 19th. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Meeting Reminder

Come join us TONIGHT, Tuesday, March 15th, from 5pm to 8pm at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters. If the shop is closed when you arrive, come around back to the classroom door.

We'll be:

  • sewing (there's plenty of space for sewing machines in the Stitchin' Post Classroom!)
  • giving away another QuiltCon goodie bag, wear your nametag to be entered in the drawing
  • doing show and tell
  • covering any business or agenda items such as our upcoming challenge
Please come join us! We love guests!

Marilyn's Ohio Star quilt

Monday, March 7, 2016

Meeting Recap

Kayla led a great discussion about low volume fabrics and quilts. Check your email for her handout she made, and enjoy these links.

Marilyn shared this quilt, and pattern with us a couple years back. Notice her use of low volume fabric in the background. 

Remember, our challenge this year will focus on the use of expansive negative space and the use of low-volume fabrics. The discussion next month will focus on negative space.

A craftsy discussion of low volume:

a Flickr Low volume group:

A color theory post:

Rossie's discussion on this quilt goes right along with her information in the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club March lesson, and her post from a number of years ago:

And Malka Dubrawsky

Sew Night Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 6th, from 4pm to about 8 or 9pm, we'll be having a guild sew night at Sew Many Quilts.

Come enjoy their sewing space and enjoy a nice sewing time with friends. Bring along your sewing machine and project, or whatever you want to work on!  

See you there!

Monday, February 29, 2016

First Tuesday

Tuesday, March 1st is our next meeting! 5pm to 8pm at Quiltworks in Bend.

We'll start our agenda at 6.

On the list of items for discussion:
--a bit more about negative space and low volume fabrics.
--our next number for the WIP challenge that Sara's hosting.
--a QuiltCon recap
--Show and tell. Bring your finished object from last month's WIP challenge. Or bring any other show and tell, particularly if you have any quilts that make good use of negative space.

Bring along:
--yourself! We love to have guests.
--a hand sewing project (binding, embroidery, knitting, etc) We have lots of sewing time at our meetings!

See you there!
A bunch of COMQGers at QuiltCon.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

COMQG at QuiltCon

A bunch of us were lucky enough to attend QuiltCon last week in Pasadena. It was a great event, between the workshops, the quilt show, the lectures, and the wonderful exhibitors and vendors. We can't wait till Savannah in 2017!

We didn't all make it to the photo, but a few of us gathered in front of our charity challenge quilt which was hanging near the lecture hall doors.

The charity challenge was a group project led by Kristin Shields. Kristin wrote an improv feather tutorial, gathered blocks from guild members, and assembled the quilt top. Corni quilted it for us and as always knows the right thing to do to bring the quilt to life.

COMQG members in front of our Improv Feather Quilt

One of our members, Kristin Shields, had 4 quilts hanging at the show. Her Modern Improv Sampler won first place in the small quilts category. Congrats to Kristin!

Modern Improv Sampler, by Kristin Shields.

Read all about the other winning quilts in the show here on the MQG blog.

Palm trees and the Pasadena Convention Center

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Meeting Reminder

On Tuesday, February 16th, we'll be meeting at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters from 5pm to 8pm.

Bring along: yourself, your nametag, some handwork to work on during our ample sewing time, items for show and tell, food and drink if you want.

If you arrive after the shop closes, come around back to the classroom. 

We'll start our agenda at 6pm, which will include show and tell. 

See you there!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sew Night at Sew Many Quilts

Tonight is the COMQG sew night at Sew Many Quilts!  It starts at 4 and goes until we want to go home.

As always, you do receive 15% off all regular priced merchandise you purchase. We also have the kitchenette if you want to bring dinner.

Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Meeting Tuesday

It's February and we're meeting at Quiltworks in Bend on Tuesday, February 2nd, from 5pm to 8pm. 

Bring along: yourself, your nametag, some handwork to work on during our ample sewing time, items for show and tell, food and drink if you want.

We'll start our agenda at 6pm, which will include show and tell. 

See you there!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Meeting tonight!

Hi all!  The Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild will be meeting Tuesday, January 19, at 5-8pm at The Stitchin’ Post in Sisters.

Please bring:   
*Your fabric name tag
*Projects for show and tell
*Any projects completed for UFO challenge supervised by Sara — # 8 is due
*A project to work on—we have room for sewing machines

Business meeting — nah!  Let’s just get together and have some fun.  
Bring your "Show and tell".

Hope to see you at The Stitchin’ Post.  Come on through the back door

Monday, January 11, 2016

Wednesday Sew Day at Sew Many Quilts

On Wednesday, January 13th, from 4pm to 8pm, we'll have a sew night at Sew Many Quilts in Bend.

It's a sew night, so bring yourself, your sewing project, your sewing machine, and just sew on your own projects, and enjoy some chatting and social time.

See you there!

Cool color blocks that went into our COMQG banner, made a couple years ago.

Monday, January 4, 2016

January Meetings

Our improv feather QuiltCon Charity quilt.

Happy New Year!

We have two meetings in January, the first and third Tuesdays: 
Tuesday, January 5th, from 5pm to 8pm at Quiltworks in Bend. 
We'll start the agenda at 6pm.
Tuesday, January 18th, 5pm to 8pm at Stitchin' Post in Sisters.
We'll start the agenda at 6pm.

At meetings, we have a lot of social sewing time, so bring a project to work on. At our Quiltworks meetings, it's best to bring some handwork as space can be limited. 

Also bring along: 
drinks or dinner for yourself if you'll be hungry or thirsty
show and tell items. We love to see your projects!
your 2016 dues ($25)

on Wednesday, January 13th, we have a Sew Night at Sew Many Quilts.
From 4pm to 8pm, all you have to do is sew your little heart out. just bring your project and machine and use the Sew Many Quilts classroom.