April 2016 Block Lotto

At April’s meeting, we introduced Block Lotto.

Here’s how it works: We provide some/all of the fabric (quilt cotton quality) and you pay $1 for each block’s worth of fabric. You make the block and bring it to the next meeting, then names will be drawn to see who gets all the blocks!

Big Thank YOU! to our President, Janet, for pulling the directions together and making the sample blocks.

Here are the  fabric choice guide lines  and directions for making the blocks.


April Block Lotto – Flip Flop Block

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There’s always something going on in the quilty world we live in. Please check our calendar pages for additional events.

Here’s a bit of what our social chair, Margie, has brought to us:

Call for entries:

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Image from Ontario Museum of History & Art

Ontario Museum of Art & History: Modern Quilt Exhibit – Upcoming Events

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Now through June 15, 2016

When: December 1-January 22, 2017

Applications, information,  contact: ghawley@ontairo.ca.gov






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Image from LA Quilt Show website

The LA Quilt Show – The show is August 13 & 14 at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles: CALL FOR ENTRIES: March 1 – July 31, 2016 August

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Local Museum Exhibits

Pasadena Museum of History’s Crossing the Atlantic Quilt by Quilt exhibit is showing now through May 15th. Cost is $7 per person.


July 2016 Challenge

If you had 18″ x 18″ of space to play with and make a modern design, what would you do?

Choose a favorite block design or improv? Create a minimalist quilt or choose a technique you’ve just learn to create your own pattern?

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Google Images: Modern Art Mini Quilts
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Google Images: Bee Sewcial

This quarter’s challenge is all about showing the world your interpretation of a modern mini. So show us what inspires you and what you create! Share on IG/FB #18ModernMini #OCMQG

And, since there are always rules ….here they are:

  1. You must be a member of OCMQG to participate
  2. The quilt must be at the OCMQG July Monthly Meeting
  3. The quilt must be 18″ x 18″ and completed
  4. The design must be modern

March 2016 Meeting

Here’s the recap from March’s Meeting.

Once again we had a great turnout for our March meeting – Thank you to Cecile for hosting us at the Sewing Party! (Reminder – The Sewing Party Studio Open House is always the 2nd Saturday of the month – Next one on May 14)

Block Lotto

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Snapshot of Block Lotto Gallery

We talked about the Block Lotto – and passed around an interest list.  If you weren’t able to make it to the meeting and would like to participate, please let us know.  We will have fabric at our April meeting, a block to make – those participating bring a $1 for every block you want to enter.  And in May – we will draw for all the blocks and hopefully someone will walk away with a quilt. (photo above is from Block Lotto Gallery and shows what you can do with the blocks!) 

Congrats to our March Challenge Winners


Left: 1st Place went to Shellie Rancilio for a Modern Star and Modern Log Cabin Combo. Middle: 2nd Place went to Kathy Schwager
Right: 3rd Place went to Gail Sevilla

July Challenge

Our July Challenge is an 18″x18″ Mini Quilt. It must be modern and it can be anything you want. Please see the Challenge Page for more details. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful Mini Quilts!


QuiltCon 2016 Charity Quilt

We decided as a group to donate our QuiltCon Charity quilt to PCRF – Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation!  Thank you Susan for assisting us in getting our quilt to this amazing organization.

Give Aways!

Gail and Kathy were double winners! Thank you to JayBird Quilts for donating some beautiful patterns and to Art Gallery for donating fabric.



Our Social Chair (Butterfly) Margie brought us a lot of great information from fellow guilds (thank you, Margie!)

Our next Sew is at Cosmic Quilting on April 10 – that’s a week from today.

Our next Meeting is on April 28th at Charrisse Consign Design

Looking forward to see everyone soon and Keep on Quilting.