2021 - 2022

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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,

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.

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

                   Trunk Show

                   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.

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.





Sept 12       Jessica Vandenburgh

                    Jessica’s Trunk show

Jessica will share her journey into quilting and designing her very own patterns and tools. 

Oct 3           Cathy Anderson 

                    Trunk show

Cathy will share her quilting journey and the path to Cutie patterns. She will show just how many different quilts can be made with these intuitive patterns. 



Nov 7          Barbara Persing

                    Pictorial Art Quilts

Barbara shares her unique journey of becoming a Master of Arts quilts. She will share various techniques and the products that she uses to produce them. 

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Looking Back...


Oct  12         Our 1st Zoom meeting was great, with a wonderful presentation by

                     famed quilter Rhonda Dort.

Nov 2        Our 2nd Zoom meeting featured a fun and informational talk by RaNae Merrill,                              quilter, author, and teacher.  Class Information

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; 

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;

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.

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.

  • Angel Gowns

  • Pillowcases of Love

  • Teddy Bears

  • Quilts of Love

  • Patriotic Quilts

  • Heart Pillows


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Meeting Highlights


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.

Guest Speaker


                                             * - not held when meeting via Zoom​