Mid-Century Mod Theme Interpretation / A Brief Statement: Mid-Century Mod emphasizes the look and feel of mid-20th century design. Artists are asked to draw inspiration from this period, reflecting their own exposures or from the work of artists such as Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Victor Vasarely, Frank Stella, etc. Where did you find the inspiration for your Mid-Century Mod quilt?
If you are interested in submitting a quilt, entries are due August 30, 2016. More information regarding this show and the entry process can be found here: Entry Rules for Quiltfest
LA Quilt Show
Entries for the LA Quilt show are due and must be delivered to CRAFTED no later than July 31st, 2016 at 6 PM PST. Submission form and rules can be found on their website: Submission Rules and Form
Other shows in the area (call for entries are closed):
Thank you to everyone who came to our June meeting including our 9 guests!! Welcome our new members Irene, Janet, Laura, and Lucinda! We are excited to have you all. Looking forward to you sharing your quilts in the future.
We were so excited to have our first meeting at the new Cosmic Quilting!!! Karen was so kind to let us meet there considering she had just moved in that day. She shared with me her vision of the new studio. AND we are excited to announce, after actively searching for a place to meet for months– Karen has agree to let us meet there permanently!! We have a new home for the Orange County Modern Quilt Guild. We are growing each month and the space will be invaluable. THANK YOU – KAREN!
Help us find your quilty photo shares on IG by using Hashtags – #. Karen monitors these # often to find pretty and interesting things to share. (She loves seeing what OCMQG peeps are making!)
#ocmqg #mqg #modernquilts
#quilts #quilting #quiltguild
If you’d like to help with social media – writing an article or tutorial for our blog or finding events/photos/tutorials to share, taking pictures at our meetings – please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Shellie for winning the May Block Lotto!!! And we are looking forward to see the improvisational blocks for June at next month’s meeting. Here are the instructions for those who signed up on our blog or Crosscut Blocks by A Quilters Table for more tips on block construction. Can’t wait to see who wins! If anyone has suggestions for a future month’s block lotto, please let us know. We are looking for ideas. If you’d like to participate in next’s month’s lotto, it only costs a $1 / block (we provide some material).
Please keep those blocks and quilts coming for Blocks for Orlando project. See our blog article for more information on the project and blocks. Karen A will be collecting blocks at the next sew (7/10) and the July 28th meeting. If you have a completed top, please bring to Karen Miller as she has offered to quilt any completed quilt for free. Additionally, if you have batting, backing or binding to donate, they are accepting that as well. Thank you for your time and energy – Love is Love is Love!
QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge
Thanks Susan for the update on the 2017 Quilt Con Charity Quilt! Thank you Bunnie for sharing your work “Listen,” which looks amazing. Reminder: Words are due to Susan at this month’s sew or the July meeting. If you can’t make either, please be sure get them to Susan some other way. Additionally, if you have any leftover fabric, please bring it to the July meeting. Be sure to join us at the August sew to help design and put together the quilt! For more information, please see our blog post QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge.
Show off your mad quilty SKILLZ
We are looking for individuals who would like to demo a technique at an upcoming meeting. What can you share with the group? Tips on block construction, binding, label making, appliqué, precise cutting, improv, fun with colors, pillow making, bag making, how to find swaps on-line, etc…we’d love to see it!
·The challenge is due at the July 28 meeting!
·The Weekend Sew is scheduled for July 10, 2016 at Cosmic Quilting 12 to 4.
·See you our next meeting, July 28th, 2016 at Cosmic Quilting
It’s been a couple of weeks since the shooting in Orlando occurred. In an effort to help the survivors and the victims families, the Orlando MQG has started a quilt drive.
Thank you to Kathy, Cathy, and Morgan for the two tops and stack of blocks that were dropped off at the June meeting. Thank you to Karen @cosmicquilting, who has volunteered to quilt the tops on her long arm.
Our guild is collecting materials to send to the Orlando MQG. Karen A. will be at the July 10th Sew, as well as the July 28th Meeting to collect materials.
We can send the following:
Blocks (make 1. make a bunch. any quantity) – 10″ square
Tops (at least 48″ x 60″ but no larger than a twin) – Please include a label
Completed quilts – Please include a label
Important Date: July 28 – Karen A. will be collecting all materials to send in one package to Orlando MQG. If you wish to make something, but cannot make these meetings, please email Karen at email@example.com.
For the blocks/tops/quilts, here is what the Orlando MQG blog says:
Can I use a block other than the one you showed?
By all means, do your thing. I chose the block so everyone could take part. I know there are plenty of heart blocks out there and feel free to use anything you’d like. I only ask that your quilt includes a heart or hearts of some sort, and that its mostly brights and/or rainbow. I chose brights and rainbow to represent not only the LGBT flag, but also ALL of the different people affected by the event. I also want them to be cheerful, and want the recipients to know that these are created with love, given with love, and in using them, they will be covered with love. I want them to be comforted knowing that even strangers care and that they did not go through this without the support of others
If you make many of these blocks, you’ll end up with many HST – which Jay Bird Quilts has created a large heart block to use those scraps. Six blocks can make one quilt that is just about a twin quilt. #BigHeartBlock
Cut 2 – 1″ strips for each block, approximately 15.5″ long. These should be longer then the diagonal of the 10″ square blog
Sew one strip to the long side of the first triangle. Press.
Sew the long side of the second triangle to the other side of the strip.
Cut the square in half diagonally, across the center strip.
Sew the second strip to the long side of the first triangle. Press.
Sew the second triangle to the strip. The photo below shows how to center the pieces so the cross pieces are closely aligned. These DO NOT need to be perfectly aligned. Press.
7. Repeat step 4, then step 5 (shows aligning the cross)
Flip up to see if alignment is how you want it
Et Viola! Finished Block Lotto block.
You might be wondering … where’s the improv in this one block? Well, for me it’s about not having (and not trying to have) that cross *perfectly* aligned. Which can be difficult if you’re used to perfectly matching points.
The other part is actually cutting into a block, across something you’ve already pieced together. That’s another huge step for someone who’s never done improv.
If you are the winner, you have some options:
Sew the blocks together in a traditional manner and quilt. Pretty….
2. Or continue with more improv. Sew together as in the above picture, then using a 6.5″ square ruler, cut the fabric into smaller squares, and re-assemble!