Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Elsie Campbell Workshop, January 16, 2012 9am-4pm

There are a few seats available for Elsie Campbell's Fun with Flowers workshop.  This is a design class where Elsie will present ideas and the attendees will cut flower shapes using their own designs or by patterns, and will arrange the shapes on their selected background to make an original floral arrangement. Come and join the fun of making a beautiful quilt for hanging or snuggling.  To sign up contact Theresa Duval at duval229@gmail.com or 405-620-4107.  The cost of the class is $35 with most or all of the fabric and supplies coming from your own stash.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Party, December 19, 2011

The Annual Quilt Guild Xmas Party is Monday, December 19th at 7:00pm
Please join us as we celebrate another Holiday Season in Quilty Style!
The NAQG is providing all the makings for sandwiches and also soft drinks. Members will provide yummy treats and side dishes as a potluck. 
We will have a drawings for Quilty Gifts as well as a Story / Gift Exchange.
To participate in the Gift Exchange, you'll need to bring a wrapped Quilt Themed gift of $10 value or higher.

We're sure to have SEW much fun!    Let's Eat, Drink, and Make Merry! 
Any questions please call Kelli Howery, Chief Merry Maker.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 21

Come and join us for a sit and sew while we watch Stitched: The Film.  It will be fun!  We will also be taking reservations for the first four workshops in 2012:

January 16, 2012
Elsie Campbell, Ponca City, OK
Fun with Flowers

February 20, 2012
Brenda Perry, Denton, Texas

Those Amazing Stripes

April 16-17, 2012

Sally Collins, Walnut Creek, CA
Circle of Stars

May 21, 2012
Sabrina Diehl, Moore, OK
Doodle Quilting

Sunday, October 2, 2011

November 21, 2011 Meeting 7pm


The documentary 'Stitched' was the big talk in Houston. Stitched is a film that follows three quilters between 2009 and 2010 as they create their quilts for the judged show. It is a wonderful film, full of what really goes on in the big quilt shows (even showing scenes of the actual judging of the quilts for the 2010 IQA and AQS shows). The film shows honest opinions, moments of fun, and gets up-close and personal in the lives of the three quilters. 

In this 72-minute documentary, these quilters create their pieces to compete in the 2010 quilt show.  Stitched reveals stories of friendship, passion and art. It also highlights the divide between traditional and art quilters. Other quilting rock stars including Ricky Tims are interviewed in this film. Karey Bresenhan, Nancy Puentes O'Bryant, Jake Finch, Meg Cox, Libby Lehman and Mark Lipinski also make appearances.

Some of the film was shot in Paducah, Kentucky, the location of the nation's second largest annual quilt show hosted by the American Quilter's Society. Filmmakers also visited Randall in his Rochester, New York home and Hollis in her Hillsborough, North Carolina studio.

Here are some quotes from the film:

More than 60,000 quilters attended the show in 2010.
There are 21 million quilters in the United States.
Behind every stitch is a story. 
Many quilters go from sewing to quilting and more recently art to quilting.
In 2010, there was 3.58 million dollars spent on making and buying quilts.
Quilters spend more money on quilting than hunters, fishermen and golfers.

This fun-filled documentary highlights the bonds of friendship amongst quilters.  Bring your friends and your hand sewing projects for a sit ‘n stitch.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Billie Lauder - Monday September 19, 2011


September 19, 9am to 4pm, Fenn Hall

Start by making two four patch blocks at the same time. Now PUSH them in to other styles of four patches • organized and totally scrappy. Next step is to change the four-patch in to totally different quilt blocks such as the “Other” Nine-Patch, Controlled Nine Patches and a 16-Patch. Learn how to use your Layer Cake Squares. Perfect for ALL LEVELS.

Class starts at 9:00 am. Bring all of the items on the supply list and a heavy duty extension cord -if you have one (the guild has a few.) Contact Theresa Duval if you have any questions.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

August 15, 2011 Program

NAQG Members Quilt and Craft Garage Sale

Anything Quilt/Craft related. This is your chance to sell some of the old to make room/money for the new. If you are not using it, don't let it clutter your creative space. Give up some of your stash fabric, threads, buttons, crayons, beads, yarns, rubber stamps, paper, stencils, books, patterns, containers, sewing cabinets, machine . . . .Are you getting movitated yet? Or perhaps you have made some items that you would like to sell. For only $10.00 a table (this is money going to your guild) you and a friend can share a table and make yourself, AND someone else happy. Your rejects are someone else’s treasure. When the sale is over you will have the opportunity to donate your unsold items to ways and means; again benefiting your guild.

We will also have some quilt tops that have been donated to NAQG for auction/sale and the money will be donated to community quilts.
Contact: Colleen Bouchard 329-6449 to reserve your table. If you want to advertise the items you have for sale, send me an email at cbouchard@juno.com with your list.

One members list:

Fabric, Charm Squares and Fat Quarter Bundles, Crushed Walnuts in Quart Bags for Pincushions; Brand New Dritz Small to Large Plastic Containers (the Good ones), Books, Patterns, Homemade Pincushions, and More!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Don't forget tomorrow night is our Guild Meeting

Patti Shepard Winkler has a wonderful program and trunk show for us. Also, don't forget to sign up for next month's garage sale, or sign-up for the September Workshop:Billie Lauder's "Pushing the Four Patch".

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Board Meeting: July 5, 2011 at 7pm, McFarlin Church

Board members please plan to attend this meeting as there is much to discuss. We will meet in room 223.
NAQG Members are always welcome to attend.

Christmas Party: December 19, 2011

We need a Christmas Party Chair and Committee Members to plan the NAQG Christmas Party.
This is a great way to give back to your guild, forge new friendships, and explore (explode) your creativity.
Contact Theresa Duval or Colleen Bouchard for more information.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Quilt show Commitee Meeting tonight!

Posted By Michelle Lynch
I am looking forward going to the first Quilt Show 2012 Committee meeting tonight, June 13 at 7:00pm at McFarlin Methodist. It's time to get moving on another great show. We really need to get going on the Raffle Quilt/Opportunity Quilt (whichever you want to call it!) so we can sell lots of tickets.
Once again, I will be doing Quilt display and entries, and would like to encourage every guild member to enter a quilt. You are allowed to enter as many quilts as you wish, but we ask that multiple entries are prioritized so we know which ones to not hang if there are too many entries.
Our Quilt show has gained a favorable reputation due to the wonderful variety of talent in our guild as shown in the quilts and due to our hospitality to our Vendors. I hope everyone in the guild will participate and help us to have another successful quilt show. Remember that the success of the quilt show determines how much money we have available for future guild programs and speakers. A quilt show is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun and a great opportunity to build friendships with our fellow guild members. I hope to see many new faces on the committee!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A few seats left in Debbie Caffrey workshop -- sign up today!

Debbie Caffrey
June 20, 2010, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Fenn Hall, McFarlin United Methodist Church
Cost $35
Sign up today!

The QUILTER’S QUANDARY project workshop teaches rotary cutting, organization for stress-less piecing, precision piecing, and design concepts while making a stunning project. Quilters may choose to focus more attention on cutting, more attention on precision piecing, or a balance between the two, allowing them to work on the skills they need to develop the most.

Registration for this amazing class has begun and we have a few seats left. For more information, please contact Theresa Duval at duval229@gmail.com.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wish You Were Here!

Hardworking quilters are participating in Community Quilts right now! Come on down to McFarlin and join the fun! There's plenty of room, and we'll be here until 8pm.

Celeste Stonecipher
Community Quilts Chair

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Community Quilts Work Day

Come lend a hand Monday, May 16, when Community Quilts meets for a work day. Drop in anytime from 10am to 8pm and stay as long as you like. You'll be helping a great cause!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Note from the Grand Lake o' the Cherokees Quilt Guild

Dear Quilt Guilds,

We are a guild in NE OK, located in Grove, OK (Grand Lake) and we’re using email to reach out to let you know about our upcoming Quilt Show in July.  We have gone to a biennial quilt show and this year’s show is July 2, 3 & 4, 2011.  We are presently seeking quilt entries and also would like for you to mention our quilt show in your newsletters or guild meetings.  Should you have any questions, you can contact the Quilt Show Chair, Cathy @ 918-786-2573 or email at fourkings2@sbcglobal.net.

Thank you very much,
The Grand Lake O’The Cherokees Quilt Guild, Grove, OK. 

We also have a website that will give you more information at http://grandlakequiltguild.org and you can download the quilt entry forms.

Entries are sought for Grove, OK 4th of July Quilt Show.

Quilt Entries for Grove’s 2011 Quilt Show, July 2, 3 & 4, 2011, are being sought by the Grand Lake O’the Cherokees Quilt Guild.  Entry forms are due June 1st  with actual drop off of quilts on Thursday, June 30.  Quilt entries are open to anyone and quilts may have been made by someone other than the Exhibitor.

The Show will take place at the Grove Community Center, 104 W. Third, from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m. daily except Monday when closing is at 3 p.m.  Admission $4.00 – 12 and under free.

Proceeds from this show and the donation quilt drawing help to provide assistance to a number of community organizations and to help further the art of quilting through classes and workshops of the guild.

The Quilt Show will be judged by Alice McElwain from Bella Vista, AR, with ribbons awarded to the top three places in each category dependent on the number and quality of entries. Cash awards of $100 each for Best of Show and Viewer’s Choice.  Honorable Mention awards will be awarded at the discretion of the Judge.  There will be a non-refundable fee of $3.00 per quilt for non-GLOCguild members, fee waived for students.

Special events include a Small Quilt Live Auction with Clint Cunningham, on July 3, beginning at 2 p.m. and a Donation Quilt Drawing July 4, at 3:00 p.m.  In addition to approximately 100 quilts, the Quilt Show will have Door Prizes, Saleable Items in the GLOC “Boutique” along with Consignment Items by members and a variety of Vendors.

For Quilt Entry forms and show information, visit the show’s website at http://grandlakequiltguild.org or contact Cathy King, 918-786-2573, email fourkings2@sbcglobal.net .

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 16 is Community Quilting Day

I hope to see each of you on Monday, May 16th, from 10am to 8pm. We will have lots of things
going on and will be able to keep everyone busy. Come for an hour or two or
come for the day -- it will be fun.

We have a good supply of children's prints but we need more solid fabrics
to go with them. Please consider diving into your stash and donating bright
solid or "reads as solid" 100% cotton fabric to Community Quilts. We can use
scraps, fat quarters, yardage -- any and all will be gratefully accepted. I can pick
your fabric up or you can bring it to any meeting.

As always, thank you so very much for the work you all do for Community
Quilts. It's a joy to take the beautiful quilts to our recipients.

Celeste Stonecipher
Chair, Community Quilts

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Meeting Reminder: April - Marilyn Karper

Marilyn Karper presents Long-Arm Quilting: Start to Finish at our next regular members' meeting on Monday, April 18, 7pm at McFarlin Methodist Church. We hope to see you there!

Marilyn is president and owner of Karper Quilting Service and has been long-arm quilting since 1999. Take a look at the studio photos and quilt photos on her website.

Calls for photos, news, blog and website addresses

Call for photos: Please send photos of your quilts to normanokquilts@gmail.com. We'd like to add your quilts to the slideshow in the left sidebar. (And get rid of those strangers' quilts that keep appearing!)

Call for news: We'd love to let others know about your awards, retreats, trips, shows, and so on. Send to normanokquilts@gmail.com.

Call for blogs and web addresses: Send us your blog or website address so that we can list you and others can visit you. Send to normanokquilts@gmail.com.

Important! Add normanokquilts@gmail.com to your address book so that messages will not go to your junk or spam folders.


The Norman Area Quilters Guild has a new web presence! The new site has been designed to be useful, informative, and educational. Meeting schedules, workshops, officers' contact information, community quilts and new member pages are live, and we have lots of ideas for the future. We want this site to become your go-to reference for all things guild.

To start receiving email notices of posts (which will include meeting reminders, program descriptions, and more) look over to the right and find "Get New Posts by Email". Type in your email address and click the Submit button. That's it! From now on, when a new post is added to the site, you will receive an email. Stay current with your guild!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Marilyn Karper Presents Long-Arm Quilting

Marilyn Karper presents Long-Arm Quilting: Start to Finish at the April 18, 2011, members' meeting. 

Marilyn is president and owner of Karper Quilting Service and has been long-arm quilting since 1999. Take a look at the studio photos and quilt photos on her website.