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~
April 24 /
May 22 (6 pm Joint
~ New Member / Renewal Application ~
Download the application
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'
Spray Starch Recipe.pdf
Valuable Tips for Quilt Storage
(Textile care and preservation expert)
are safe to use
to roll our quilts
no wider than the
48" noodle length.
Clear plastic containers
are safe for fabrics storage IF
the letters PP and/or PE 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 to
President's Challenge 2013-14
My President's Challenge and my President’s block
are being combined into one project this year.
My family has a long history of military service. My father (Howard Gentry)
served in World War II. My husband (Steve) spent seven and a half years in the
Army and my oldest son (Mitchell) spent four years active duty in the Army. In
addition, an uncle and two cousins made a career in the Navy. I have been taught
Duty, Honor, Country all my life.
I had heard of Quilts of Valor and then was inspired watching this years OETA’s
fundraising campaign featuring Quilts of Valor. The segment reported on a quilt
guild giving away Quilts of Valor to veterans at a quilt show they held.
I invite you to make a Quilt of Valor to be presented to a veteran or active
duty member of the military. I would like to present these quilts to military
members who are family members of our Quilt Guild members first. These quilts
will be displayed and given to the recipients in May 2014 at the conclusion of a
quilt show to be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.
Basic Quilt of Valor Requirements:
*Use good quality 100% cotton fabric
*Size: no smaller than 55x65 and no larger than 72x90 *Use low loft batting
(Cotton, 80/20 or poly from Pellon; Warm Company; Quilter’s Dream; Hobbs)
*Keeping a journal as you make the quilt is recommended. *Make a coordinating
pillowcase or bag in which to place your Quilt of Valor.
To learn more about Quilts Of Valor or get free patterns go to
"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
~ REMINDER ~
Have you started your President's Challenge quilt?
(More info in left column)
for the following positions:
Director of Programs Elect
Join the fun of working with
and helping your guild!
COQG BOARD MEETING
- April 22 - 6:30 pm
Mondays the week of Board meetings
9am - 3pm