Pet Bed Instructions

Community Quilter Workshop

This coming Saturday (3/23) is the Community Quilters Workshop.  Workshop hours are 9 to 3 in the Fellowship Hall at Atonement.

We mentioned that Twy will be teaching a class on making Pet Beds.  There will be many other activities as well.  For a complete run down please check out our last blog post:

Saturday Workshop & Quilt Show Registration

We are posting the Pet Bed Instructions permanently under Activities on the OCQG home page.

Pet Bed Instructions:




Saturday Workshop & Quilt Show Registration

Community Quilter Workshop

This coming Saturday (3/23) is the Community Quilters Workshop.  Here’s everything you need to know.

Workshop hours are 9 to 3 in the Fellowship Hall at Atonement.  You can come and go as you are able.  We will take a break for lunch around noon with pizza provided by Community Quilters.  You need to bring whatever you would like to drink for the day.

Work tables will be set up around the room and you can pick and choose what you want to do.  You will have the opportunity to make a dog/cat bed, learn to tie a quilt, design a quilt top, learn how to “sandwich” a quilt to prepare it for quilting, add borders to some small quilt tops we have received, and make burp cloths.  You can participate in any or all of these activities throughout the day.

Here is the supply list for making dog/cat beds:

Sizes are:   Large 30”X36”

Smaller 18”X 30” or 20”X 24”

You need: 2 pieces of fabric the size you choose.  You can use fleece for both pieces or fleece for top and a sturdy fabric on the bottom.

Bring stuffing, fabric clippings and poly batting scraps to fill along with fabric scraps.

Sewing Machine with size 90 needle or Jeans needle.

WALKING FOOT & tools you use when sewing.

You will also need to bring your sewing machine if you want to sew a burp cloth or add borders to a small quilt.  

We will supply all the fabric and cutting tools needed for the day.  All you need to bring is your sunny disposition and your joy of doing something for others.

I hope all of you will plan to spend some time with us on Saturday.  See you there!


Here are some photos taken at the First Thursday of the Month  Community Quilter meet-up at Ruth’s Family Fabrics.


Quilt Show Registration

You can begin registering your quilts for the quilt show now.   Registration closes on July 5th.  On the Home Page of the guild’s webpage you’ll find all the information you need to register your quilts under the Heading Events.  Choose Quilt Show.

If you go into Categories, you’ll get the Category Decision Tree that walks you through the decision process for where your quilts should go.  This link will take you there.

If you go into  Policies, you’ll find the rules for entering and the descriptions of each category.  Here’s the link for Policies.

Both of these forms are printable if you prefer to work from a hard copy.

When you’ve read the Policies and have decided on the correct Category for your quilt click the Registration link.  This will take you to an online form to fill out.  Here’s that link

You’ll receive a confirmation email from me within a few days with the name of your entry and the registration number which was given to your quilt.  After you get the confirmation email  please take a photo of your quilt and email it back to me.  Be sure you provide your name, the quilt’s name and entry number with the photo.  I’ll send another email to you to confirm that I have the photo.

If you need assistance with registering or photographing your quilt, or if you have a friend who has quilts that need entering  but doesn’t use a computer don’t worry.  We’ll be setting up times in your area to offer personal help and photograph quilts.

Feel free to email or call me with any questions. Jackie Stankey, Darcy de la Rosa, Jean Amundson and Nan Scott are also able to help with any questions you have.  In fact they know infinitely more than I do at this point.  By July 5th  I’ll know a lot more than I do now.

Thank you!



Phone: (925) 963-7097.






2020 Retreat Committee:   

Buttons Needed!  The Retreat Committee is requesting button donations.  We need 1″-2″ buttons for a retreat project.  We will have a button container at the upcoming guild meeting for any buttons that you may want to find a new home for.

Gail Chipman

Community Quilters

No. 1

Please be sure to attend our March guild meeting to learn everything you always wanted to know about Community Quilters.  The program is “Community Quilters 101,” and we will have speakers and displays and a lot of information about this outreach program.  See you there!

No. 2

The response to our call for Oncology and Cardiology bags has been overwhelming!  I have over 50 in stock right now, and that is after a large delivery of both types of bags less than 1 month ago.  So our stock is full, and we can refocus on other items for awhile.  Many many thanks to all of you who made these little bags.  I have been told that when the patients go through the stack to pick out the one they like the best, it is a high point on an otherwise difficult journey.

Our community quilters have been very busy on 1st Thursdays making quilt top kits, and we are getting very short on some colors, specifically blues, grays and yellows that are solid or read solid, and are of good cotton quality. We use these fabrics as borders and sashings, so 1 yard pieces or larger are preferable.  So please go through your stash and donate what you can.  You know, this makes room to go out and buy some new stuff!  Thanks so much!

Sue Stephenson

Quilts for the Recreation Center

Just a reminder to bring quilts to hang at the Rec Center.   The quilts must have hanging sleeves.  The theme this time is pretty spring flowers.


Debbie Mosley

Barn Quilts Workshop – April 12th – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Join the Barn Quilt craze!

Painting Barn Quilts is a popular, lively 6 hour class with guided instruction taking you through the process of Barn Quilt painting from beginning to completion.  You will choose a quilt pattern from more than 3 dozen offered, or you may bring a favorite (instructor will evaluate the difficulty).  You will leave with your own masterpiece, ready for hanging and possibly the inspiration to participate in a Barn Quilt Trail in your neighborhood. Your Barn Quilt will be completely waterproof and finished at the end of class.  Barn Quilts add so much personality to  a barn, house, garage, garden shed, pump house or fence, and make great gifts. One is rarely enough!

The cost of the workshop is $55.00 for supplies and $35 for instruction and $10 for room rental.  The workshop will be held at the Newport Visual Arts Center on the 2nd floor.  The class size is limited to 20 and signup will take place at the March 14th Guild meeting.  A deposit of $75 is needed at the time of registration with the remainder due at the April 11th Guild meeting..



Supply List:

Please Bring an apron, or wear painting clothes.  It is not a messy class, but there’s no sense taking a chance!

6″x24” quilters ruler

Lunch as needed, water and snacks!

Thank you!

Janet DeSau

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