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
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/
Feb 7 Karen Combs
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.
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
Be sure to download her info guide;
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. Second Time Around will be in the house! Look for more info in the June Newsletter and contact Marilyn White to sign up.
Pillowcases of Love
Quilts of Love
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.
Second Time Around & Community Service tables *
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