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:

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!