Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

OMQG Funraiser

The Community Engagement Committee has come up with a fundraiser hosted by the OMQG to support the anti-racist work that is necessary and ongoing in our country. We encourage you to join us in donating a handmade item to be auctioned off during the fundraiser!
What: donations of any handmade item are accepted. The committee recommends a mini quilt out of the "Moxie" foundation paper pieced block from the "Tattoo Quilt" pattern by Happy Sew Lucky Shop, (feel free to modify the word to one of your choosing, like "BLM" or "ally" or the like) or one of the Social Justice Sewing Academy Blocks of the Month like this cool "Number 2 Pencil" block with free pattern, or other SJSA Blocks seen here. We are also happy to accept other donations like throw or baby quilts, quilted pillows, potholders, tote bags, or other handmade objects.


When: the donated items are due by August 1st. You will submit pictures and an item description via email, no need to turn in your physical object. The online auction will take place in early August.

Where: the auction will take place on Instagram, similar to the hugely-successful Mister Domestic fundraiser seen here. The auction will be promoted by the guild and guild members across social media channels, but official bids must be placed on instagram. 

How: You will submit your photos of the finished item.
Auction Item Submissions can be submitted via this google form below:

They will be posted on the OMQG Instagram page. The person with the highest bid at the close of auction will be responsible for making a donation to one of the following charities, within 48 hours of auction close:  NAACP, ACLU, BLM, Million Hoodies, The Innocence Project, Equal Justice Initiative. You as the maker will be responsible for messaging with the winner and ask for a screenshot as proof of their donation. Once this is complete, you will calculate shipping, get reimbursed for shipping by the buyer through PayPal, Venmo, etc, and then ship the item to the winner. **If you do not have Instagram, Emilly Phillips will act as a point person for your listing.**

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

April Meeting & Sew In Day

Hello OMQG Members and Retreat Attendees,
After careful consideration, we have made the decision to cancel some upcoming OMQG events in an effort to "flatten the curve," or reduce transmission of coronavirus in our community as much as possible. Our March Sew Day this Saturday, 3/14, is canceled, as well as our upcoming general meeting on Tuesday, 4/7, and April Sew Day, on 4/11.
We are working to secure a virtual meeting on Wednesday, 4/7, through the MQG website and will update you as we have details. Now might be a good time to ensure you have access to the MQG website, and perhaps take some of this stay-at-home time to explore the many great resources available to you on the MQG website! The sale of Tula Pink event tickets will be postponed until further notice.
We have also decided to cancel this year's spring retreat.  This is due in part to additional withdrawal requests that put us right at our minimum number, but also the evolving nature of other cancellations in the community. While our gathering would have been small and lower risk, with the frequent community health updates and activities being canceled that affect family, kids, and work schedules, we want to ensure we can offer everyone their money back given the potential of additional changes over the next couple of weeks. We would like to thank Calvin Crest for refunding our deposit given the extenuating circumstances, and look forward to planning a retreat there in the future. We will also use this opportunity to plan an even better Fall retreat, which we hope you will all be able to make! Retreat attendees: we will be working with Alex to issue refunds of the retreat fees you have paid. Look for an email communicating the details in the next week.  
Our most valuable resource is you, our members, and we want to keep you all in good health! Our plan is to resume normal activities in May. We will touch base with you well before then.
Janelle Vogler, OMQG Co-President on behalf of the OMQG Executive Board and Retreat Committee