Tuesday, December 17, 2013

January 20, 2014: Darcy Ashton

Oklahoma's own Darcy Ashton will be the guest speaker at the January 20th guild meeting, showcasing her designs and quilts.  Darcy will also hold a workshop that day from 9:00 to 4:00 teaching her design, "Pigs in a Blanket".  The cost for the class is $20 plus $8.50 for the pattern, and you can still enroll by contacting  Carolyn Miltiadou or Vicki Borycki.  To obtain the supply list, just click on the link below:

Supply List

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December 16, 2013 - December Christmas Pot Luck

The annual Christmas pot luck is Monday, December 16, starting at 6:00 p.m. rather than the regular meeting time of 7:00 p.m.  Meat and drinks are provided by the guild, so bring a side dish or dessert.  Back by popular demand, we'll be exchanging two potholders, so bring these wrapped.  Also, for the /Left/Right story game, bring a wrapped quilt/sewing related gift (around $10.00) for exchange.  Both gift exchanges are optional, so if you don't have time to make some potholders or shop, just come and join the fun anyway.  See you Monday!

Friday, October 25, 2013

November 18 - Demo Derby

November's guild meeting will be the annual Demo Derby.  Come and see demos on quilting shortcuts, tips and tricks!  December's meeting will be the annual Christmas pot luck, starting at 6:00 at McFarlin.  Gift exchange of quilt-related item around $10.00, as well as two pot holders for exchange.  Be sure to write your name and date on the pot holders so the recipient will know who made them.    Holiday season is upon us! 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

October 21 - Barbara Baker Trunk Show

Barbara Baker will present the trunk show previously scheduled in May.  Barbara was prepared to show her quilts after a day-long workshop, but the May 21st tornado pre-empted her show!  Barbara is an excellent quilter who taught at Patchwork Place, and who coordinates the Patches Clubs at Catering Creations.  She also assisted with the construction of our 2014 raffle quilt. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Guild Book Promotion

Until December 31, 2013, our guild has the chance to earn money through the
"Give My Guild $100,000 Challenge.  For every qualifying book purchase, the guild will receive half the purchase price in refund.  Most books in this promotion are a third of their original cost.  Help the guild earn money while you save on the price of quilting books.  Visit the website:  www.quiltwithmarcibaker.com and click into the "challenge" field.  When ordering, use the code, NAOK1085 so the guild will get the credit for your purchase. 

September 16 - The History of the Sewing Machine - Liz Bergey

Join us for an interesting journey through the history of the sewing machine.  Liz Bergey, guild member and professor at OU, will bring us this informative lecture. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

August 19 - Picnic in the Park Quilt Challenge

Our next guild meeting will feature the "Picnic in the Park" quilt challenge.  No, we won't be having an actual picnic, but will have a mini quilt show to showcase the quilts or other items those participating in the challenge have created.  Everyone present will receive tickets to vote on their favorites.  Winners will be awarded with ribbons and cash prizes for first, second and third place!  This challenge was established to raise money to offset the missing Ways and Means table the first half of the year, and to give an opportunity for members to enter quilts into a "non-threatening" mini quilt show.  Join the fun in August.  Can't wait to see what everyone's creativity will bring!

We will NOT have an official workshop on the 19th, but will be using Fenn Hall from 10:00 to 4:00 to work on Disaster Relief quilts.  Bring your sewing machines to work on your projects.  We'll have a few kits for you to work on if you don't have one of your own.  We may need to tie some of the pieced tops, and if so, we'll have work stations set up and supplies for quilt tying.  See you in August!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

July 29 - Special Community Projects Work Day

Norman Neighbors in Need, a task force of Norman Area Quilters Guild, will meet again on the 29th  to work on quilts for the Disaster Relief project.   All community members are welcome to join us.   Please bring your sewing machines for a day of working on quilt tops.  We'll have kits for the 10-minute (bow-tie) block quilts if you need something to work on.   We'll also having batting we can cut for those of you who can quilt the pieced tops.    Lunch is provided for $5.00.  Thank you, Kim, for generously donating your work room for us! 

Catering Creations is located at  3750 W. Main, Norman OK. 
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
See you There!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

July 15 - Debbie Maddy

Debbie Maddy
Debbie Maddy is the guest speaker at the July 15 guild meeting.  Debbie will also facilitate a workshop on her pattern - Chicks & Stars, or Memories. To view the quilt options, click on the Supply List highlighted in blue below.   Her methods use no Y seams to easily create complicated-looking blocks.  To register for the workshop, contact Carolyn Miltiadou.  The workshop cost is $35.00 and space is still available.  The cutting class supply list and cutting instructions may be accessed by clicking on the Supply List.  Check out Debby's Website as well!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

June 17 - NAQG Birthday Party!

We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Norman Area Quilters Guild, so come join us for a party.  We'll have a panel of some of the charter members of the guild, and great show and share time, and, of course, good refreshments worthy of a birthday party!  The party starts at 7:00 p.m. at McFarlin Methodist Church.   Be sure to bring 1-2 finished quilts or quilt tops from a class you've taken anytime in the past sponsored by NAQG.   See you there!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

May 20 - Barbara Baker

Barbara Baker is our guest speaker for May, who will be doing a trunk show for the evening program.  Many of you know Barbara as a teacher for Patchwork Place, and as the coordinator of the ongoing Patches Clubs here in Norman.  Barbara will also teach a day class from 9:00 - 4:00, on Debbie Maddy's  Labyrinth pattern. 
To sign up for this class, contact Sharon Dries.  Cost for the class is $20 plus purchase of the pattern if you don't already have it.

We'll be making the lap size (58" x 58") in classs, or you may work on any of the sizes listed in the pattern (lap through king).  The supply list  for all the sizes,  and cutting instructions are linked below.  The cutting insstructions are those Barbara teaches, so be sure to pre-cut your fabrics using her guidelines, not the ones listed on the supply list.  This is a beautiful quilt designed by Debbie Maddy and uses no Y-seams!  Barbara will have patterns for sale in the class, but please let Sharon know if you want to take the class ASAP so we can have enough patterns for everyone. 

Barbara's Cutting Instructions                    Supply List

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 15: Charlotte Hickman

Charlotte Hickman has always been a fiber enthusiast using both yarns and fabrics.  Since her retirement from school teaching and administration, she has become completely addicted to the world of quilting.  Charlotte lectures and teaches workshops on fabric painting, dying, piecing and appliquéing techniques. She is also an experienced, award-winning quilter and educator, specializing in art quilts. Her quilts are meticulously sewn and quilted on her home domestic sewing machine.  Charlotte will present a truck show at our evening meeting, and will host a workshop on her pattern, “Irisis”, using machine applique techniques.  To enroll in the workshop, contact Sharon Dries, Program Chair

The blog promotion catch phrase for April is, of course, "April Showers", and boy do we need more of them!   Be sure to mention this to our Vice President, Judith Clark, when you receive your door prize ticket to get an additional ticket. 
The supply lists for the Labrynth class for May's workshop, and for the "No Y Seams" workshop scheduled for July may be printed for those of you who want to prepare for these classes.  They are located under the Category "Meetings and Programs" located on the left column of the blog home page.  Just select this tab, then go to the program listings for May and/or July and select the "supply list".  

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 18, 2013: Susan Masters

Susan Master will be the presenter at the March guild meeting.  Susan is a 4th generation quilter who designs quilts and teaches at Sooner Quilts in Guthrie and at Bernina of Oklahoma City.  Susan holds a Masters of Arts in Design and Production from Baylor University and continued her studies at Yale and the La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy.  She has won numerous ribbons at quilt shows and belongs to many regional quilt guilds.  She is the 2003 winner of the Teaching Scholarship from the Ogallala Quilter's Society.  Her business, Texas Prairie Quilts, currently publishes over 15 patterns including her new Folded Facets Design Series. 
WORKSHOP:  Susan will present an all-day workshop for the guild March 18 at McFarlin from 9:00 to 4:00, teaching The Teapot from her Folded Facets Series.  To join the workshop, contact Sharon Dries at sharondries@cox.net
Supply List for Workshop:  Workshop Supply List

To encourage members to read the blog, the guild board voted to give an extra door-prize ticket to members who have found the secret phrase and to tell it to the Vice-President, Judith Clark, who hands out door prize tickets.  For March, the secret phrase is "Irish Eyes Are Smiling".  Be sure to state this phrase to Judith at the March guild meeting to receive an extra door prize ticket!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

February 18 - Lola Jenkins - "The Journey Continues"

Workshop:  2/18 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McFarlin:  "Fabric Collage"
Evening Meeting:  7:00 p.m.
Contact Sharon Dries, Program Chair, to enroll in Lola's class. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

January 21, 2013: "Applique Your Quilt" by Joan Boehrer

January's program will be "Applique Your Quilt" by our own Joan Boehrer.  The program starts at 7:00 1/21/13 at McFarlin.  Joan will also host a workshop January 21 from 9:00 to 4:00 to teach us how to design our own applique.  The cost of the workshop is $20.  Please contact Sharon Dries, Program Chair, at (405) 793-9546 or email her at sharondries@cox.net to sign up.  Click here for the workshop supply list:  Supply List

Remember to bring 3 yards of red, white and blue fabric for the "Picnic  in the Park" contest in August.  Anyone wanting to participate should bring three 1-yard cuts of fabrics in red, white and blue.  Ideally, you would bring one yard in each color, but if you only have one or two of the colors in your stash, then just double up on them.  In February, we'll bring fabric packs of red, white and blue for guild members to purchase for $15.00 (All proceeds go into the general program funds).  Members purchasing packs are to use these fabrics and may add one more yard of their choosing to make a quilt or other item(s).  At our August general meeting, we'll display all the items and have members present vote on their favorites.  Prize money will be awarded to first, second and third place.  Start thinking of patterns you want to use for your "Picnic in the Park" contest quilt.