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
Mark Your Calendar:
Regular - $35
(65+) and Junior (17-) - $30
~Download renewal application below~
Oct 23 /Nov 20 (3rd Thursday) /
(3rd Thursday) /
Jan 22 / Feb 26 / Mar 26 / Apr 23 / May 28 (6 pm Joint
~ New Member / Renewal Application ~
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~ President's Challenge 2014-15 ~
"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.
Fabric: 2 1/2" Strips
At least 3/4th of quilt must be 2 1/2" strips
**NOTE: The strips may be sub-cut as needed
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!
Spray Starch Recipe.pdf
Valuable Tips for Quilt Storage
(Textile care and preservation expert)
Swim Noodles are safe to use to
roll our quilts that are
no wider than the 48" noodle length.
Clear plastic containers are safe for fabrics storage
IF the letters
appear on the bottom next to the triangle.
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
COQG Sponsored Charity
"Our Sister's Closet"
2209 W. I-240 Service Road
Walnut Square Shopping Center
(NW Corner of I-240 & Penn Ave.)
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