President’s Challenge 2016-2017

COQG 2016-17 President Lois Lyon President’s Challenge
“Nursery Rhymes” 

The rules are simple:
~ No larger than crib size (suggested crib size 42″x60″) and as small as you wish.

~Due at the May 25, 2017 COQG joint guild meeting.

Each month I will suggest titles, starting with the letter “A” and continuing.  I will list 10 each month for 10 months just to give ideas. I know you can think of more, but I did find about 80.

Here goes:

– A Tisket A Tasket            – Did You Ever See A Las-sie        – Goosey, Goosey Gander                                  –Humpty Dumpty

– Baa Baa Black Sheep      – Frère Jacques                                –Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush    –Hush Little Baby

– Bye Baby Bunting           – Froggie Went A Courting            –Hey Diddle Diddle                                            –I’m A Little Teapot

– Cinderella                         – Georgie Porgie                              –Hickory Dickery Dock                                      –Itsy Bitsy Spider

– Cock-A-Doodle Do          – Gingham Cat and Calico Dog    –Hot Cross Buns                                                 –It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

So get your creative juices flowing and I know we will have some wonderful entries!
(Yelp…The little ditties are running through your mind right now….right?)

Lois Lyon COQG President 2016-17

Note:  Congrats to Marilyn Karper – Winner of last year’s challenge “Flying High”

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COQG was the dream of Betty Jo Haines, founder and first president. Our first meeting was held in April 1980, with 30 present, and we currently maintain a membership of over 400. We would love to have you join us!

COQG’s purpose is to stimulate an interest in quilts, to promote and advance the art of quiltmaking, to conduct educational programs and services in all aspects of quiltmaking, and to help preserve our quilt heritage and traditions.

COQG schedules a variety of workshops and educational programs covering a wide range of quilting topics for the membership. The guild publishes a monthly newsletter with information on upcoming programs and special events, Block of the Month, and other information. COQG maintains a well stocked library for members’ use. The guild offers Grant monies to persons pursuing research on quilt related subjects, such as cloth, patterns, antique quilts, etc.

The monthly meetings include announcements, member Show and Share, door prizes (donated from members and the monthly vendors), quilt related programs from local and national teachers, a Ways and Means table to purchase COQG cookbooks and pins, Kansas City Star Volumes, magazines, etc., an extensive Library, Heartwarmers charity project quilts, and vendors from Oklahoma quilt shops.

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.

All meetings are held at our new location – Wiley Post Air Park – Clarence E. Page building (maroon awning), located on the northeast section of the airport property, at N.W. 55th ST. / N. Rockwell Ave.,  Bethany, OK.

Click here for a map

Membership is open to all who have an interest in quilts.

You are welcome to visit our monthly meetings to learn more about us and don’t be surprised when you make lifelong friends along the way!

Contact us for more information:

PO Box 23916
Oklahoma City, OK 73123

Email President Lois Lyon\


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The Heartwarmers Project began in 1991 as a project to make quilts for distribution by several organizations throughout the Oklahoma City area. These quilts serve as “security symbols” for children in traumatic situations, and over 9,000 juvenile and baby quilts have been distributed.
The Heartwarmers Project is an essential part of maintaining a 501.3c non-profit status for COQG.


                                       1991-2015             9,403 /9,403

2009-2010                                                                                                  538 / 388
Batting (cotton) – 9 bolts
Bleached muslin backing – 10 bolts + 15 yards 

2010-2011                                                                                                  373 / 229
Batting (cotton) – 5 bolts
Bleached muslin backing – 6 1/2 bolts

2011-2012                                                                                                   345 / 205  
Batting (cotton) – 8 bolts
Bleached muslin backing – 10 bolts

2012-2013                                                                                                   403 / 225

2013-2014                                                                                                   314 / 180

2014-2015                                                                                                    310 / 220
Batting (cotton) – 6 bolts

Plus –   4 afghans, 6 toys, 1 pillow case and 1 book






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We love our new location at Wiley Post Air Park – Clarence E. Page Building.
Please join us.
Thursday – November, 2015
7 pm
*Be sure to bring you own drink and any snacks.*

COQG Location - Page
Coming from the South?
Turn LEFT (west) at light – Philip J. Rhoads Ave./ N. Rockwell Ave.
There is a left turn lane at the light.

(You will see these signs)     COQG Location South Sign

COQG south entrance

Turn RIGHT (north) at AirGas and drive straight into Clarence E. Page Building parking lot.
You will see the burgundy awning.

AirGas      DSCN9939

Coming from the North?
Turn RIGHT (west) on Tulakes Ave. from N. Rockwell Ave.
(You will see these signs)

COQG north entrance     COQG Meeting Sign-North entrance

As you follow the street west, you will see the backside of the building on the south.
Turn south at first street-Philip J. Rhoads Ave.
Pass the white mailbox.

Turn left (east) at first entrance into Page parking lot.
COQG Meeting-Clarence E Page Building 


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COQG Sponsored Charities

Positive Tomorrows

The show committee is please to have chosen Positive Tomorrows as the charity we will donate 30% of the proceeds from the raffle quilt ticket sales. Please do your part in raising money for this worthy organization. Our mission is simple: educating homeless children and their families for life. We use education to help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. We help in three main ways:

Removing Barriers Supporting the Family Educating the Homeless Child Check out the Positive Tomorrows Needs List on their website. Learn how you can get involved with Positive Tomorrows!

Our Sister’s Closet
2209 W. I-240 Service Road
Walnut Square Shopping Center
(NW Corner of I-240 & Penn Ave.)
Monday-Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Closed SundayPlease donate lightly used clothing and accessories as well a 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

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Valuable Tips for Quilt Storage from Martha Spark

Martha Spark is a 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 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 breath.

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