27 Jul

July general meeting

At our July general meeting, we covered a lot of business:

  • New charity quilt for Kapiolani Hospital
  • Upcoming guild activities:
    • July 18 sew-in
    • August 19 general meeting
    • September 11-13 Woman Expo!
    • September 16 general meeting
    • October 17 Weekender bag workshop
  • Our new guild library will be open soon!
  • 2015 Woman Expo business: new guild banner, sitting the expo, helping with setup/takedown, submitting quilts for display

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After the business was taken care of, Nancy F. gave a wonderful demonstration of how to attach quilt sleeves! She showed us a couple of different methods; plus, she told us about different hardware we could use to hang our quilts. It was a fantastically organized and informative demonstration!

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At show and tell, Nancy F. shared her adorable OMQG-themed pressing mat.

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She also showed us her first EPP project ever — a beautiful wheel block for which she drafted her own templates!

And her amazing mini quilt using English paper piecing. #oahumqg

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Next, Megan and Alli modeled the tanks they made at our Eucalypt tank workshop. 😀

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Nancy L. shared the sweet X and O quilt she made for her friend.

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Emily wowed us with her modern baby quilt!

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Then she showed us the biiiig quilt she made for her friend.

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Mai and Alli displayed the totes they made at our Poolside tote workshop.

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Finally, Alli shared the June medallion quilt she made from the Modern Medallion Workbook.

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22 Jun

Eucalypt tank class at Hidden Yardage

This past Saturday’s Eucalypt tank class at Hidden Yardage was so fun! OMQG treasurer Megan taught us how to make Megan Nielsen’s Eucalypt tank top.
Eucalypt tank class at Hidden Yardage

I forgot to take enough pictures, but we learned so many things. We learned about srs truing up of fabric — I’d previously only done the match-selvedges-and-eyeball-the-grain method. 😀 Laurie (one of Hidden Yardage’s owners) showed us how to snip into the selvedge so we could rip to find the crosswise grain. Then she folded it so that the newly ripped edge was on the top, and she held up the fabric to see if the selvedges were matching up while hanging. If they weren’t, she tugged on the bias to get them matching up!
cutting and measuring

On the sewing side of things, Megan showed us how to serge the first step of our French seams to save time. She also showed us how to serge the first step of our rolled hems to save time again. That saved me two steps out of five on my previous rolled hems, and that’s a lot considering I often do this on circle skirts!
sewing in the Eucalypt class

We had such a blast in this class; thanks to Megan for teaching us and Hidden Yardage for hosting!
a finished Eucalypt top!