Monday, April 1, 2024

April 2024 Meeting


Monday, April 8th, 6:30 p.m.
OSU Extension Office in OKC
2500 NE 63rd St.

Collaboration is Fun

Whether you’re a seasoned collaborator or brand new to collaboration, we invite you to sit back and enjoy a candid discussion on the topic with Karen Bolan. At the April meeting you’ll get to view over 25 stunning collaborative quilts while Karen shares tips on how to successfully design, manage, and participate in collaborative quilting projects.

Get ready for a discussion on different types of collaborative quilt projects, as well as how to deal with difficult situations. We’ll see you on the 8th! 

Meet the Speaker

Karen Bolan is a quilter living in Northern California. Drawn to the layers of design and expression possible in quilting, she loves the learning that comes from experimenting and endeavors to find efficiencies in both processes and use of materials.

Karen's designs are out-of-the-box, and integrate a love of geometry, experimentation, interconnection, depth, and texture. Her work has been featured in multiple magazines including Curated Quilts, Modern Quilt Guild Journal, Make Modern, and Modish Quilter, and her quilts have been exhibited at several local and international shows including QuiltCon, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the de Young Museum.

Round Robin Kickoff

We'll be kicking off this year's Round Robin at the April meeting and can't wait for everyone to sign up!

We'll share what it's all about, how it works, and answer any questions you have before getting started. 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

March 2024 Meeting

Monday, March 11th, 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Library (Room A)
5600 NW 122nd St.
OKC, OK 73142 

What Happens When We Die?

No, we're not talking about the philosophical question. We're talking about something much more important...

Like most sewists, quilters, and crafters, Amy Jo Garner has accumulated an ample supply of fabric, notions, and other materials. And as someone who often acquires stashes of secondhand textiles and supplies, she has spent a lot of time thinking about the people who once owned the fabric, patterns, notions, and sewing machines that she ended up with.

Did they know that their families would abandon their treasured stash in a storage unit? Did they expect it to get dumped in a thrift store donation box? Did they realize that whoever had to empty their sewing room would put a large portion of the contents in a dumpster?

Amy Jo Garner is a sewist and fiber artist who found herself starting a small secondhand textiles resale business more than a year ago when she found that she was ending up with more textiles, patterns, and other sewing items than she could possibly use in her own art practice. 

Amy stores these unwanted materials in her home, her studio, and in a climate-controlled storage facility, because the world is already overrun with textiles destined for the landfill or the incinerator.

Join us on Monday, March 11th, at 6:30 at the Northwest Library in OKC. Amy wants to start a conversation about how we - as creative people - can make a plan for what should happen to all of our cherished textiles, tools, notions, patterns, and machinery once we pass from this world.

Let's call it 'Crafty End-of-Life Planning.' We'll see you on March 11th!

QuiltCon 2024 Recap

Several of our members attended QuiltCon last month in Raleigh, North Carolina. For those of us with FOMO, we'll get to live vicariously through their recap at the March meeting. We can't wait!

Thursday, February 1, 2024

February 2024 Meeting

Monday, February 12th, 6:30 p.m.

Carriage House at Overholser Mansion
405 NW 15th St, Oklahoma City

Member Spotlight
The February Guild meeting will be Monday, February 12th, at 6:30pm at the Carriage House at the Overholser Mansion in OKC.

This month we will be shining the spotlight on 3 of our incredible members - Jacob Patrick, Dorinda Gouw, and Jen Basford. We can't wait to see and hear all about their quilting journeys!

We'll see everyone on the 12th!

Monday, January 1, 2024

January 2024 Meeting

Monday, January 8th, 6:30 p.m.
Carriage House at Overholser Mansion
405 NW 15th St, Oklahoma City
A Good Old Fashioned Modern Bed Turning
Bring your favoritest (that should really be a word) quilt you made/finished in 2023 (or whenever, we won't know the difference) to show everyone. Be prepared for lots of "Ooooohhh!!!"s and "Ahhhhhhh!!!"s...

Reflect. Reward. Refocus.
After our bed has been thoroughly stripped we'll reflect on what 2023 meant for us and how we want to focus our intentions in 2024.

Spoiler alert: It'll likely involve a lot of quilting...

We'll see everyone on the 8th!