What a great meeting! We had about 25-30 people and a few new members have signed up! Welcome, ladies. We also had a wonderful new meeting space at Charrisse Consign Design in Laguna Niguel – thank you, Charrisse!
Hens and Chickens, an auxiliary of the Golden State College Foundation, came by to show us their opportunity quilt. They are raising funds for the college – past giving has gone to scholarships and campus improvements.
This is the opportunity quilt – It’s 88″ x 103″ and was designed, constructed, and quilted by the members of Hens and Chickens. Tickets on the drawing of this quilt are available through any Hens & Chickens member or can be purchased through the Golden West College Foundation (714) 895 8316 ($1 for 1, $5 for 6)
Helen did a great demo showing us her One Block Wonder (stack and whack) quilts and how she created them. She really enjoys how you don’t really know what the blocks/rows will look like until after you’ve pieced them together. She is sometimes surprised out certain colors in the fabric will “pop” in the quilt when this method of cutting and piecing is used. Thank you, Helen!
Choosing where to cut
Piecing to keep the piecing correct
We then moved onto SHOW AND TELL, which lasted the entire night. Pictures are up on our Instagram and Facebook; details will be coming out shortly on each of the photos. Get ready for an overshare on the feeds. Here are a few of the lovelies!
The Splendid Sampler Block Station by OCMQG Member
Block 2, The Splendid Sampler by Kathy S.
Block 4, The Splendid Sampler by Kathy S.
QuiltCon class Making Faces, by Barbara
QuiltCon class Color Theory by Bunnie
QuiltCon Class Sizzix Curves by Monica
QuiltCon class Stretch Hexi and Tumbler by Monica
QuiltCon class Needle Turn Applique by Susan
QuiltCon class Facing East by Janet
QuiltCon class FMQ by Karen M.
QuiltCon class hand applique by Janet
QuiltCon class Block printing by Monica
We now have a Facebook group called OCMQG Quilters. This is a closed group for our members only, so please keep what’s in the group in the group. Click on “Join” and you should be accepted within 24 hours.
March 13th: Weekend Sew at Cosmic Quilting. Bring whatever project you’re working on.
March 22nd: The MQG is having a free webinar: Freedom from Perfection & Procrastination. This is FREE if you are an OCMQG member; log into the MQG site and sign up!
June 16th-19th / June 23rd-26th: Southern California Quilter’s Run
QuiltCon 2017: If you’re thinking about going, now is the time to get hotel reservations if you want to be close to the convention center. Please check the website for hotel blocks and room rates. Also note that Savannah is pedestrian friendly, so if you’d like to walk or bike to the convention center, you can do that!
June 1: QuiltCon 2017 Catalog is published. Figure out what classes you want to take and make a list of backup options.
June 15: Deadline for quilt entries. Ontario Museum of Art and History is accepting entries for their “Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions” show, which starts on December 1, 2016. Please contact Georganna Hawley for applications and addition information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
June 25: QuiltCon 2017 Member Registration opens. KNOW WHAT CLASSES YOU WANT TO TAKE. MARK YOUR CALENDAR. SET AN ALARM. Popular classes fill up fast.