Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March Meeting Recap

The March meeting gave us a great time of getting to take on each other's unfinished project challenges. In an activity we called WIP 911 (WIP- works in progress), three members brought unfinished projects or blocks that they needed help getting unstuck on.

Sarah brought some blocks she received in a sewing bee, and members had ideas not only for layout, but also for chopping the blocks up and making them more blocks with more continuity.

Stacie brought a quilt she'd finished and sandwiched probably 10 years ago- and still loves!- but can't figure out how to quilt it. We heard several great suggestions including an orange peel design, and also to take into account that the bold fabrics might obscure any overly detailed quilting. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth brought in old quilt blocks from a swap that she never really loved. They are all stockings in different sizes, and  our group suggested everything from making a Christmas tree silhouette out of them, to hanging them on a quilted clothesline, to making it into a tree skirt.

It was a fun activity and good to get all of our creative juices flowing!

In some GREAT news, our charity quilt for Quiltcon 2017 has been found! It was lost in the postal system and sadly never made it to Savannah (so sad!), but we are happy it is safe and with us now.

We also had a great bunch of show and shares!

Sue is the queen of awesome minis, and she brought in three great ones this month, all in very different styles. Loving the thread spool mini!

Sarah brought in her quilt journal for February. Love how unique these all come out!

Jennifer made an adorable heart quilt featuring musical fabrics for her musical family!

Diane brought a quilt she finished for a client with great triangle quilting-

And a beautiful almost-finished quilt for her son and future daughter-in-law as a wedding present.

Mandy brought in a great tote that she made with the help of a class from fellow guild member Karen Munger. So stylish and usable!

And Sarah was awarded an ACE pin for Art! Woo hoo!

Thanks to everyone for another great meeting! Don't forget to order a t-shirt and sign up for our retreat in June (more info in our newsletters/Facebook group).

Monday, March 13, 2017

Order OKC Modern Quilt Guild T-shirts!

The OKCMQG will be having t-shirts printed with the OKCMQG logo!  Shirts will be a pre-order, so don’t dawdle or you’ll miss out!  We will be taking orders until April 12th, and t-shirts should be ready in time to be picked up at our May Meeting.

The shirts will come in Ash (light grey), Athletic Heather (medium grey) and White, and are a unisex shirt in sizes XS to 3XL.

T-shirt details:

§  Ash is 99% combed ringspun cotton, 1% polyester
§  Athletic Heather is 90% combed ringspun cotton, 10% polyester
§   White Blend is 52% combed ringspun cotton, 48% polyester
§  unisex sizing; retail fit
§  fitted at bicep; shoulder taping
§  sideseamed


Shirts will be $25.

Out of town and can’t make our meetings?  No worries – we can ship the shirts to you!  Please use the Shipped to You button for ordering so that shipping is included in the order.

We are super excited for these!  Order yours today!

Button for Shipped Shirts- Have your shirt delivered to you! Shipping is $5 extra.


Button for Picked Up shirts- Pick up at a meeting!


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!