Ocean Waves Quilt Guild, Inc.
2022 - 2023
June 5 Julia Graves
July 10 Mary Molettiere
Mary (OWQG Member) will share a trunk show of her award winning quilts.
August 7 Community Service Sew-In Day
Looking Back 2021-2022
Sept 13 Mary Reddington
Our very own Mary Reddington will be bringing us back together at our first in a long time, in-person Guild meeting, with a journey in time. We will be traveling through stories and quilts from the very first quilt that Mary made to her present day projects. There is so much to see and hear and learn from that you will want to red-pencil circle the 13th of September so you don’t miss this meeting! Mary promises lots of laughter and we can all use that as we meet each other again in person!
Oct 4 Carole Carter
Carole will introduce us to "Scrap Dancing", a program of ideas to use up the bits and pieces left over from other projects, along with free patterns. Topics covered include scrap saving systems, color matching, small projects up to larger projects with many ideas for gift sewing, home decor and more, featuring her Scrap Dance pattern line.
How many scraps of material have you saved? Do you have uneven pieces from cutting, partial yard leftovers, old clothes you can’t stand to give away because of the fabric or a pretty embroidery, bits and pieces of this and that? Do you buy 4 yards of fabric when the pattern calls for 3?
“I’m going to use up all these pieces before I go buy anything else.”
“This year, I’m going to make all my holiday gifts.”
Have you ever said any or all of these things?
There is a way to use those scraps, but there are a few things you need to know. Large pieces all the way down to 1-inch square can be successfully used given the right project. Scrap Dancing can show you how!
Don’t miss this informative jam-packed quilting presentation and check out her website, http://frommycarolinahome.com.
Nov 1 Kitty Wilkin
Quilt Your Life: Milestone Quilts for Every Moment. What do you get when you combine journaling with quilting, and add a little bit of photography? Milestone quilts! Come explore the world of quilts created to mark milestones, and see why these quilts are a fun and meaningful solution to joyful sewing in this busy world. Join Kitty as she shares her journey through the world of milestone quilts, beginning with the milestone quilt she created for her third child to mark his first year of life, and including many other life events that can be documented through the creation of a quilt—from family adventures to miles run and hiked through the course of a year. Leave feeling inspired and ready to document your days through quilt-making, one attainable goal at a time. http://nightquilter.com
Dec 6 Holiday Luncheon - postponed until April 2022
Jan 3 Kelly Ashton - postponed to July 2022
Feb 7 Karen Combs - Postponed
QUILTS OF ILLUSIONS; Explore the world of optical illusions with Karen as she shows you some of the wonderful quilts that she has created and shares tricks and tips how to make them. This virtual lecture is a beautiful and inspiring trunk show. There will be time for questions after the lecture.
Mar 7 Tina Craig
EPP vs FPP: The Showdown
Do you know the difference between English Paper Piecing and Foundation
Paper Piecing? This trunk show of 30 quilts will explore the pros and cons of
both methods and will conclude with an audience vote to declare a winner.
April 4 Guild 25th Anniversary Luncheon
Our Quilt Show team will provide a presentation detailing the plans to date for the show which will be held in April 2023. There will be a 2023 Quilt Registration and Ribbon information Powerpoint presentation.
May 2 Community Service Showcase
A presentation by Marilyn White and her members who will give an overview of all of the opportunities for service
Cracker Swap - members who participate will swap with their partners
Show and Tell
June 6 Leni Wiener
Leni Levenson Wiener is a figurative fabric collage artist primarily interested in human body language. She is an international instructor and speaker who has written four books and numerous magazine articles. In addition, she coaches emerging artists to help them find their unique artistic voice.
July 11 Kelly Ashton (rescheduled from January)
Sixty Degrees of Inspiration; Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, & More! Based on Kelly’s book, Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More: Skill- Building Techniques for 60-Degree Patchwork, this lecture / trunk show is loaded quilts and ideas to spark your creativity! You’ll see a variety of antique and vintage quilts that leant inspiration to Kelly; you’ll become familiar with the shapes (more than hexagons, diamonds, and triangles!) that morphed into the 80+ blocks found in the book; and, you’ll see many quilts born from the blocks. https://kellyquilter.com/
August 1 Community Service Sew-In Day
Bring your machine and lend a hand to the many projects our community service teams work on throughout the year. Details available, click here.
9:30am - (when meeting in person)
Second Time Around sales
Community Service tables - pickup/drop off projects, etc.
10am - Monthly Meeting (check calendar or newsletter for location)
Business Meeting (minutes, financial & Board reports)
Guest Speaker (see above)
Show & Tell
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.