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Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild, Inc.

COQG was the dream of Betty Jo Haines, founder and first president. Our first meeting was held in April 1980, with 30 present.

Guild meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month, 10 am and 7 pm (except November and December, which meet on the third Thursday). May and December are joint meetings and begin at 6 pm.

Membership is open to all who have an interest in quilts and we would love to have you join us!

 Meetings are held at:
 
St. John's Methodist Church
1755 N. Meridian Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK.

Click here for a map  
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Mark Your Calendar:
Meeting Dates:

2014-15:
Yearly dues:
Regular - $35
               Senior (65+) and Junior (17-) - $30
~Download renewal application below~

2014-15:  
July 24 / Aug 28 / Sept 25 / Oct 23 /
Nov 20 (3rd Thursday) / Dec 18 (3rd Thursday) /
Jan 22 / Feb 26 / Mar 26 / Apr 23 / May 28 (6 pm Joint meeting)

                 
~ New Member / Renewal Application ~

Download the application here



~ President's Challenge 2014-15 ~
Lee Wells

"2 1/2" Strips Challenge"

I want to challenge all COQG members to make a quilt using 2 1/2" strips.  You may use fabric from your stash or purchase jelly rolls to make the quilt.  You may then sew your strips together or subcut them to make the design you choose.  At least 3/4th of the quilt must be from strips. 
 
The quilt must be at least 36"x40", but can be any size larger.  It must be finished to hang at the May 28, 2015  meeting.

Some traditional designs could be 4-patch, 9 patch, log cabin, braids.  Any design that comes from your 2 1/2" strips OR you can use strips in your sashing and your borders.  Members who like applique might choose to use strips for your background and then applique.

  There are ideas in magazines, books and individual patterns or you can make up your own design. 

I am hoping everyone will participate. So let's have fun sewing and see how many styles of quilts we can make.

Challenge:

Fabric: 2 1/2" Strips
At least 3/4th of quilt must be 2 1/2" strips
Size: 36"x40" or larger
Deadline: May 28, 2015 meeting

  

Homemade Starch/Sizing Recipe

The "Redneck Quilter" (Bonnie Bowman) has graciously shared her recipe for starch/sizing.  As this is a "Redneck" recipe, let us know if you develop the 'perfect' ratio!
Download Recipe Spray Starch Recipe.pdf
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Valuable Tips for Quilt Storage
from
Martha Spark

(Textile care and preservation expert)

Swim Noodles are safe to use to roll our quilts that are
no wider than the 48" noodle length.
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Clear plastic containers are safe for fabrics storage IF the letters PP and/or PE appear on the bottom next to the triangle.
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It is not recommended to use Space-Saver type plastic bags for long term quilt storage as the compression of the fibers will cause strain and breakage over time.  A better option is to wrap quilts in clean, white cotton sheets as textiles need to breath.

 


COQG Sponsored Charity

"
Our Sister's Closet"
2209 W. I-240 Service Road
Walnut Square Shopping Center
(NW Corner of I-240 & Penn Ave.)

Hours:
Monday-Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Closed Sunday


Please donate lightly used clothing and
accessories as well as decorative home items. 
Books are always appreciated.

Our Sister's Closet has been COQG's charity of choice since 2009 - Please consider donating items to benefit the
YWCA Women's Shelter BEFORE having a garage sale.

~Have you considered donating a quilt for the YWCA's Purple Sash Fundraiser auction?  Contact Cindy at Our Sister's Closet.

All donations are tax deductible



The Winter Quilt Show - OKC

Presented by Quilters, Stitchers & Crafts Expo
http://www.qscexpos.com/oklahoma.htm

~ REMINDER ~

HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR COQG MEMBERSHIP?
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Raffle Quilt
"Piece, Love, Joy"
Beautifully made by
Zolalee Gaylor

$1.00 each or 6 for $5
Drawing held
July 24th evening meeting
For tickets Contact
Linda Willams and Lois Lyon

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Quilts of Valor Presentation CD
available for $5
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Check out 2014-15 Block Lotto info
on Block of the Month page
in Members Only Area
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Quilt Show

Celebration of Quilts 2015
July 17-18, 2015
OK State Fairgrounds
Cox Pavilion

**Chairman Karen Baker
is in need of
Committee Members ASAP!
See Quilt Show Committee page
for openings**
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COQG MEETING

JULY 24
"Christmas in July"

PROGRAM
Christmas Quilting Demos

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JULY 25
WORKSHOP
"Christmas Gifts"
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COQG BOARD MEETING
Monday - July 21 - 6:30 pm
St. John's
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HEARTWARMERS PROJECT
Mondays the week of Board meetings
9am - 3pm