What a great turn out for our 18 x 18 mini quilt challenge! We had 11 entries.
Congratulations to our first place winner – Irene, our second place winner – Karen, and our third place winner – Dawn.
Karen’s Improv X
Dawn’s Pen Pal
Our November Thanksgiving Challenge
This is our annual philanthropy challenge! Create a quilt inspired by a children’s book or make a quilt and find a children’s book. Due at our November meeting – November 17th (the third Thursday of the month due to the Thanksgiving Holiday). All books and quilts will be donated to www.PCRF-Kids.org. Please share with us as you work on it via social media with #storybookchallenge16. Post coming out soon with more details.
Congratulations to Kathy Chevalier for winning the Block Lotto!! Look for instruction to this month’s block lotto via our blog.
Blocks for Orlando
Top by Kathy S
Top by Karen A
Top by Cathy M
Thank you to our members who have donated blocks, tops, quilting, and binding: Gail, Morgan, Kathy S, Cathy M, Karen M, Karen A, and Susan M.
We are continuing to collect blocks and quilts for Orlando (see dates below for deadlines). Karen Miller of Cosmic Quilting has agreed to quilt any quilt for Orlando (please bring batting and batting). Thanks for Susan M. for agreeing to bind the almost done quilts.
8/14: Unfinished quilts are due at the August Sew (8/14). This includes blocks, binding, backing. Karen A. needs to ship these out on 8/15.
8/14: Tops to be quilted need to be given to Karen Miller no later than the August Sew (8/14)
8/25: Finished quilts are due at the August Meeting (8/25). This means you’ll need to coordinate with Karen Miller to get the top and bind the quilt.
QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt
Look at the wonderful word blocks that have come back from our volunteers! We will be gathering at Schoolhouse Classroom & Meeting Space (23011 Moulton Parkway, A-15, Laguna Hills) on August 14th, Noon-4 PM to determine block placement and start on quilt assembly.
You are welcome to participate, even if you have not worked on a word.
Life by ….
Always by Cecile
The by ….
You’ve by Gail
Listen by Bunnie
To’s by ….
Punctuation by Susan
Heart by Shellie
Demo – Continuous Bias Binding (with a rotary cutter!)
Thank you Karen A. for your amazing demo of continuous bias binding! We appreciate you passing on your knowledge to the group. If there is something you would like to demo – please let us know. We enjoy sharing knowledge.
Make a parallelogram
Along the grain, mark 2″ from edge on both sides (selvedge edges)
For 2″ binding, measure 2″ from bias edge and cut between marks
Continue cutting across…
Extend ‘cut” by marking fabric to the cut to the selvege. Shift fabric to create tube
Sew tube together
Press seam open. Complete cuts
Pile o’ Binding!
Instructions will be up on the resources page shortly.
Octagon Shimmer Make up Class
For anyone who has taken the Octagon Shimmer class with Cecile – here is an opportunity to get help finishing your project. Cecile will be holding a makeup class on August 28th for free from 10 to 4 in Bunnie’s clubhouse in Newport Hills. There is a 12 person limit so if you are interested, please contact Cecile directly to sign up at email@example.com
Free Quilting and Sewing Classes
Thank you Sandra for joining us at our meeting to share with us the opportunity of free classes at the Orange campus of Santiago Community College. If you are interested please contact Sandra at Sandrajohnsondesigns@gmail.com. The quilting classes are on Tuesday and the Sewing Classes are on Wednesday from 4 pm to 9 pm. It’s at no cost except for the $2.00 parking fee.
For more information, when it becomes available: Older Adult Programs (“older” meaning older than 18 years)
Creative Webinar: Definition Modern Quilt with Mary Fons
The Road is looking for volunteers for the 2017 event. Check out their website for more information.
Show and Tell and Going Green
Happy Kaffe by Sharon
Completely Dottie by Susie
Completely Dottie by Susie
Interleaf patter by L. Craner; block by Holly
Full size Inter Leaf by Holly
Old Blue by Sharon
Squares by Mary Ann
Surf by Mary Ann
Hexies for a Man by Shannon
Sampler by Susie
Thanks to everyone for the show and tell of all those amazing quilts. Keep them coming. And big thanks to Molly for all the fabric she shared with the group.
Next Sew: Sunday, August 14th at Cosmic Quilting
Next Meeting: Thursday August 25th at 6:30 pm at Cosmic Quilting
Open Studio: Cecile’s studio will be open prior to our meeting on Thursdays from 4 to 6. Be sure to stop by while you are in the area to pick up some really good fabric. Cecile’s Studio is located just around the corner from our meeting at 23181 Verdugo Dr. Suite 102 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Tip #1: Log in. When you joined the OCMQG, you should have received information on how to sign into The MQG.
Tip #2: When you first “land” on the site, there’s a menu along the top of the site. Hover over the menu word to see what’s included. For example, if you hover over Education, you’ll see Events, Teacher & Lecturer Directory, Blog, and Resources. If you hover over Events, you’ll see QuiltCon East, QuiltConWest, Webinars Future, Webinars Past, and Calendar
Tip #3: Once you’ve clicked a menu item, scroll down. Under Events, the top portion looks like it’s only a list of events. If you scroll down, you’ll see links to past webinars
Tip #4: Be patient and be prepared to click on every menu item to find what you’re looking for….(possibly have your beverage of choice handy)
Tip #5: BE AWARE THAT ONCE YOU LOG IN AND GO INTO COMMUNITY, THE MENU CHANGES.
Notes on The MQG landing page:
About: Basic answers about what The MQG is all about
Education: The education landing page shows upcoming events, then past webinars
Community: This is where the menu changes, if you’re logged in. See below.
Notes on the Community Site:
Home: This does NOT take you back to the MQG site. It takes you to the home page of Community
Galleries: Photos of pretty modern quilts. 😀
Events: This is DIFFERENT than the one under Education. This is a list of upcoming events (oddly, from most future event to most near event) and includes webinars and other guild events (if the guild posts their events through The MQG site; OCMQG does not)