We had a ton of fun at this month’s meeting. T-Shirt Quilts, Show and Tell, Quilters Block, Block Lotto Fabulousness, Workshop Sign-Ups, changing of the guard….
Upcoming Events (see Calendar for more details):
10/9: Weekend Sew. Bring your projects or help us finish our QuiltCon Charity Quilt. A volunteer is needed to do the binding, once the quilting has been finsihed
10/15: We’ve been invited to celebrate LAMQG’s anniversary with quilt show and party at St. Andrew’s Luthern Church in Van Nuys, 5-9 PM
10/27: Monthly Guild Meeting. Same bat-time, same bat-place
11/17: Annual Philanthropy Challenge: Make a quilt that goes with a children’s book
12/3: Latifah Saafir’s Design Your Own Bias Tape workshop. See your email for details
12/11: OCMQG Holiday Party! Mark your calendars.
Call for Officers and Volunteers!
Our lovely officers are ready to pass the torch. They’ve done a wonderful job for us, but it’s time to let them sit back and enjoy. We’ve had some folks volunteer to step in their shoes:
Co-Presidents: Karen (behind the scenes stuff) and Bunny (lead the meetings)
Open: Membership Chairman/Secretary – Our guild is growing and we need help keeping track of our members. this role is responsible for keeping a list of members and maintaining OCQMG’s member’s access on the MQG mothership site.
Open: Occasional Event Lead – Have an idea for an event you would love to do with the guild? Or maybe there’s a charity near and dear to your heart that needs some quilty love? This position is a one-time-event (rather than year long) lead that would coordinate a specific event or charity drive. You’d be in charge of the event, calling for any additional helpers, and executing. (Think how Quilts for Pulse was done – everyone made a few blocks, but one person coordinated the gathering of materials and mailing to Orlando MQG).
Now the fun stuff…
Janet, our fearless leader, asked for folks to share their experiences with making T-Shirt quilts.
Trudy, Helene, Gail, Holly, Shannon, and Shelly all shared their awesome tips. Check out the TShirt Post under Resources – Quilt Tips.
There was much oooing and aahhhing over show and tell:
Mary Anne brought some lovely inherited pieced arcs to Quilters Block – What would you do with these pieces?
Janet is wondering if more quilting is needed in the medallions.
Twists! Everyone did such a lovely job on these half-rectangle blocks in Halloween colors. Congrats to Karen M for winning this month’s blocks.
October’s Block Lotto is “Confetti.” Check the Block Lotto page for information on this month’s block.
Please recommend a block and colors for the upcoming months – See any of our officers for suggestions.
Random Give Aways…
Thank you to Cecile for donating a lovely Fat Quarter bundle (which Karen A forgot to photo…sorry Cecile!)