Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting in February! There were quite a few new visitors and we all got to know each other better through the super-fun Quilt Olympics planned for us by Beth. Who knew there was so much quilty knowledge/physical prowess in our guild?

Our first block lottery of the year was an amazing success!  Almost 300 blocks were brought, which allowed us to draw 4 winners. Thanks to Debbie for spearheading this new, fun project!

We had a lot of fun show and shares, as well!

Sue was inspired by our block lottery choice and after perusing Pinterest, she went ahead and whipped up this awesome mini. How cool!

Leslie finished her president's challenge from last year in shades of periwinkle- very nice color choices!

Regina made this beautiful quilt with her own variation on a pattern she picked up. What a great way to use a beautiful fabric line!

Sarah shared another beautiful improv mini. She is a master of quilt as you go!

New member Eva brought this beautiful piece she made for her daughter. Love it!

Eva made this quilt from her son- her first quilt! She made it from triangle scraps. Awesome scrappiness!

Agnes made this STRIKING economy block quilt out of Amy Butler fabrics. How gorgeous!

And this month the board presented its first ACE leadership pin to Shirlene Davis, in honor of all she does for our guild, including coordinating our Winter Quilt Show presence and serving as past  president.

Monday, February 6, 2017

January Finishes Flaunted!

Our members were able to finish up some great work this month, getting the year off to a great start.

Becca finished this gorgeous mini for the Modern Quilt Guild Swap. Her partner is so lucky!

Here is a great look at the iPad case/bag that Jennifer made for her sister in law. She even designed it, herself! What great work!

Debbie made this beautiful piece for her daughter to take to a Walk to Emmaus Church Retreat this spring. 

Such wonderful work- thank you for sharing! Can't wait to see what else this year brings!

Friday, January 13, 2017

January Meeting Recap

We had a great kick off for 2017 at our first meeting of the year!

First we covered some updates regarding our major project of a gallery art show for the summer of 2018. Members have received info about this! If you are a member and want to be involved, reach out to Ann S or Agnes S.

We also introduced 2017's new board-

Karen Oyerly

Vice President
Debbie Wanzer

Leslie Lamb

Paula Melendy

Membership Coordinator
Becca Pool

Communications Coordinator
Ann White

Programs Coordinator
Beth Furnish

Get to know your board and find out how you can get involved! We are currently looking for people interested in helping with communications (social media), hospitality (greeting members and visitors at meetings) and charity projects.

Debbie W introduced a great new idea she had for involvement- a bi-monthly block lottery. Find out all this information on this page. 


Members brought some great projects to show off!

Melissa brought her flying geese quilt, which was so large it was hard to hold up properly! She even used solids that she has received at fabric swaps with the guild through the years. Beautiful!

Jennifer made an awesome tablet/laptop case for her friend. How lucky to receive such a great gift!

Jana made a simple but stunning large sawtooth star quilt. And the quilting is just breathtaking!  Be sure to enlarge the picture to see it properly.

Robert made fun gifts for his sisters this year- cactus pincushions!

Vicki made a modern table runner as part of a challenge with her small group. Simple and striking!

Agnes used different African dyed fabrics to make this gorgeous variation on a drunkard's path. The quilting is beautifully integrated!

Sarah is making mini quilts as part of monthly quilt diaries. I love this idea!

Ann W finished the president's challenge from last year- a variation of Alison Glass' Tessellation pattern.

We started off the year off right! If you've ever thought of joining our guild, come visit one of our  meetings! Next meeting is February 13 at 6:30 at the Northwest Library. Info is also in the blog sidebar.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

December Flaunt Your Finishes

Holidays can both hold us back from finishing our projects, and inspire us to get them out the door! Our members finished some big projects last month.

Vickie finished this Snow Day sampler just in time for Christmas and will be able to enjoy it throughout winter. The pattern is even by a fellow Okie- Jana Davidson. Wonderful!

Julie finished two darling winter-themed quilts- how perfect are they?

Chanda finished an adorable quilt for her niece, who is posing so proudly with it! What a great gift.

And Agnes finished some great Christmas projects- a beautiful large quilt with Moda Grunge and fantastic free-motion quilting. Such a statement piece!

She also made a yukata (a Japanese housecoat) for her son. Lovely!

 And she got festive with the Christmas colors in a 3-D pop up Christmas card! I love it!

Let's get 2017 kicked off and make some great art this year! 

Twas the season- December meeting recap

Now that the holidays have passed, it's time to reflect on how much joy and good times with friends they brought us.

Our December meeting served as our Christmas party, and I think it's safe to say everyone had a blast.

We had a homemade (not necessarily by you) gift exchange where we switched gifts as Leslie led us in "Twas the Night before Christmas- Quilter's Version". Everyone had a ton of fun, got and gave great gifts, and had marvelous food.

We even had some members bring some great shows to share!

Debbie brought this gorgeous, modern Christmas quilt made with Cotton + Steel's Garland line.

Karen's kids were coming into town this season, which inspired her to finish some holiday UFOs from years past!

Stacie also felt the thrill of finishing a long-time WIP, from the workshop with Shannon Brinkley. Fabulous!

Jennifer was also inspired by a local workshop to make this beautiful Kaffe Fassett wall hanging for fall.

Mandy made this beautiful tie-memorial quilt for her neighbor whose husband recently passed. What a precious gift!

We had a great year, and hope you'll join us for a fabulous 2017!

Monday, December 5, 2016

November Meeting Recap

The holiday season is in full swing, but our members are still taking the time to sew for themselves and for gifts! We had a great meeting in December and got to see and share a lot of beautiful projects.

First up we have members who are participating in the President's Challenge. The President's Challenge asks you to make a quilt that is 75% of any color, including shades, patterns, and variations.

Shirlene started out by sharing a mini-cousin of another quilt she has done. So modern and elegant!

Bob went big and bold in red and matchstick quilting

Stacy did a modern gray and orange variation on an Alison Glass pattern. So cool!

Susan made this remarkable black and greytone quilt with bold color accents- love it!

Karen used a beautiful fabric with red and purple gradients against a textured gray with funky quilting. Love!

Karen also made this amazing tribute to Prince! Head to the winter quilt show to see this beauty in person, because she quilted it with lyrics from his songs- yes!

Elizabeth is doing a beautiful modern cat block in memory of her beloved kitty. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Agnes used pieces of indigo that she hand died and raw edge appliqued with a technique taught to us by Melissa Averinos- so unique!

Beth used scraps from her stash and also used a reverse applique technique taught to us by Melissa Averinos to make this amazing tree. When combined with her beautiful free-motion quilting- it is breathtaking!

Vicki used blues to make this beautiful cross variation piece- I love how it turned out!

Ann S took some lessons from our color theory workshop a few months ago and made this striking quilt- I love those colors together!

Chanda made this gorgeous piece focusing on neutrals with pops of green. And the back was just as stunning!

Cameron made this visually stunning piece as a variation on one of the National Modern Quilt Guild's blocks of the month from this year- love it!

We also had so many delights from our regular show and share portion.

Shirlene was taking this BEAUTIFUL quilt to her grandmother as a present. And the quilting by Beth is the perfect touch!

Paula was feeling festive by finishing these adorable holiday minis to decorate her house!

Sue brought three different minis that show off such different aesthetics and personality- it's impossible to choose a favorite!

Emily brought two beautiful quilts- the first called Neptune. The colors are amazing and she made it without a pattern.

She also brought a beautiful fall leaves quilt, just in time for us to start feeling the season here.

Vicki did an amazing job on her quilt from the pattern Halo by Jen Kingwell. What a masterpiece! I could look at it for hours admiring the handiwork and fabrics!

Chanda shared this wonderful chipper baby quilt. What a lucky baby to have such a gift!

Karen made this awesome, roomy bag from beautiful Alexander Henry fabric featuring Frida Kahlo and Dia de los Muertos imagery. I wanted to take it home with me!

Beth  made herself a beautiful blouse that she says she might never take off. I don't blame her!

Evangeline did an awesome job paper piecing this Hillary block.

And she showed us this beautiful quilt! Great job, Evangeline!

One of our new members, Sarah, shared this beautiful improv quilt that she made as part of a charity project with her former guild in Austin. So beautiful!

Trina made this awesome owl quilt from a Elizabeth Hartman pattern for her sister. So beautiful with Kona solids on Essex linen!

Agnes was asked to take many ethnic fabrics from her neighbor's daughter's travels and make a quilt from it. It turned out beautifully! What a treasure this will be for the family.

Agnes also decided it was time to repurpose a wall hanging she just wasn't feeling. Now it's a pillow!

Jennifer designed this beautiful piece after being inspired by the recent Kaffe Fassett lecture in Oklahoma City. The colors are perfect and the quilting adds so much to it!

WHEW can you believe how productive our members are!? I can't what to see what our Christmas party holds!