September’s Monthly Meeting Recap

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)

Secretary: Dawn

Treasurer: Shelly

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…

T-Shirt Quilts!

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:

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Mary Anne brought some lovely inherited pieced arcs to Quilters Block – What would you do with these pieces?

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Janet is wondering if more quilting is needed in the medallions.

 

 

 

 

Block Lotto

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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.

 

 

 

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Photo, piecing, and quilting by Verena at einfach bunt…

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!)

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