2020 - 2021
Oct 12 Our 1st Zoom meeting was great, with a wonderful presentation by
famed quilter Rhonda Dort.
Dec 7 OWQG Members Showcase via Zoom - Click here to open the PDF to view the entire showcase.
Jan 18 Cindy Grisdella - “Anatomy of an Improv Quilt”
Cindy shared her methods for designing and assembling an improv quilt. Choice of colors, shapes, assembly and quilting all factor into the creation of totally unique quilts. Cindy has a new book coming this fall.
Feb 1 Sarah Goer - "Rules and Options of Planned Improv Piecing".
Sarah shared her quilting journey and many examples of quilts she has created over the years using different improv techniques. Her unique binding methods and practice of never throwing a scrap away give her quilts character and style.
Updated 4/10/21: Sarah mentioned OWQG in her blog and displayed several examples of work completed by our members after attending her class. Check it out!
In her Feb. OWQG talk, she mentioned the following links;
Machine Bind Your Quilts Like a Pro:
Jenn Baker’s Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial:
Kelly Young’s Stash Statement (affiliate link):
Kim Lapacek @ Persimon Dreams - Project QUILTING 1-week challenges
March 1 Christina Cameli - “How should I quilt it?"
Quilts were shown from our own Guild members.
Christina will offered visual and verbal suggestions on
how she would quilt it using free motion quilting.
April 5 Robin Long - Mariners Compass
In 1992 Robin Long had a quest to make a Mariner’s Compass quilt for her husband, a submarine officer. She ended up developing a revolutionary new line of rulers, books, patterns, and techniques for making STRIP PIECED Mariners compass blocks in 16 sizes. You heard correctly; no PAPER PIECING involved! Her goal is to make Mariners Compass blocks accessible to all quilters.
The OW class certainly learned a lot from Robin - just take a look!
May 3 Adele Scott - Free Motion Quilting with Rulers; https://www.adelescott.com
Adele will introduce us to quilting with rulers, an exciting and easy way to free motion quilt on your own machine or longarm. Adele is adamant that “Yes! You ALL can do easy, successful, free motion quilting!” She will teach us what is available to help us with machine quilting, including learning about the new free motion quilting rulers, needles, threads, and other products that help to give you the best results for your stitching. Adele will offer troubleshooting advice, marking options, tips on how to handle those larger quilts when quilting by machine and more. Bring any questions you may have because Adele will offer a Q & A session after the lecture.
Be sure to download her FMQ Resource Guide;
June 7 Timna Tarr - Stitched Mosaics; www.timnatarr.com
Quilter, Teacher, Color Lover, Timna shared her background and many examples of how her personally designed quilts evolved from a simple circle in a square to multi-dimensional original works of art. She also shared her technique for creating a “Stitched Mosaic” from a photograph. She demonstrated how to make a pictorial quilt, by focusing on one small square at a time.
July 12 Quilter Heather Kojan will be returning to bring us a fabulous and useful presentation entitled “Quilt Remix: UFO’s, Orphan Blocks, and What was I thinking??!!” Fresh ideas for stale projects. Heather visited OWQG just 5 years ago, delighting everyone with her unique and inventive ideas and promises even more to come with this visit. Don’t miss this idea filled presentation at our July meeting. www.heatherkojan.com
August 2 Community Service Sew-in Day at Conley's UM Church
6 Groups will be looking for volunteers. Please sign-up early so set up of the
room can be pre-planned. Look for more info in the June Newsletter.
Pillowcases of Love
Quilts of Love
Highlights of our In-Person Meetings
Second Time Around Shop *
Plan on shopping between 9 am and 10 am. No shopping during the meeting. Cash & checks are appreciated. Credit cards can only be used if the purchase exceeds $25.
Pre Meeting Demos - 9:15am *
Tips, techniques, or a new spin on an old pattern taught by our very own members
Remember, the guild is always looking for members to do pre-meeting demos. Just think about a quilting/sewing project that you would like to share with your OWQG members and give JoAnne Tetrault a call.
Guild Business Meeting - 10am
Show & Tell or Show & Ask *
Held at the end of the guild business meeting, this is an opportunity for members to share completed works, works in progress, ask questions or show quilting finds.
* - not held when meeting via Zoom
While you are cleaning out your sewing room and rearranging your stash, consider your donations carefully. Second Time Around will take QUILTING fabric/items only. You can bring your donations to the Second Time Around table before the meeting or contact Mary to arrange a pick up of a large donation. (Please find another place to donate those general sewing items/ deco/upholstery fabric & garment fabric/craft items/needlework items, books, and magazines.) If you have a question, contact Mary Deeter.
FOR SALE Bulletin Board
Found near the Second Time Around tables. Members may place advertisements for things they wish to sell, free of charge. Postings limited to 4" x 6" cards.
Please date all advertisements and remember to remove the card once the item has sold. If an item has not sold after 3 months, the ad will be removed.