Join our Mailing LIst

August 2021

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021

January 2022

February 2022


Orange County Quilters Guild monthly meetings feature interesting guest speakers and special events. Here is the list of upcoming programs.

Note: During the Pandemic, our meetings are being held virtually. Each guild member and pre-paid guest will receive a Zoom link a day or two before the General Meeting. So, be sure OCQG has your email (if you do not see the email in your Inbox, check your Junk and/or Spam folder)!

Note:  If you are not currently an OCQG member, you may still attend one of our meetings by clicking on the secure online link to pay the $5 guest fee (once we are meeting again in person, guest may pay in person at the check-in table): Click here to pay Guest Fee

2021 Program Schedule


August 10 Brenda Gael Smith, Serendipity Patchwork and Quilting

Driven to Abstraction via Zoom

Brenda creates textile works made from a rich palette of her hand-dyed fabrics complemented by intensive stitching. Much of her work is inspired by the colour and patterns of the natural world with a focus on her surroundings at the “other” Copacabana in Australia and her New Zealand homeland. Using a process of abstraction, Brenda strives to capture the essence of her subjects in simplified form. Working improvisationally, she refines line, shape, color and texture to evoke a sense of place, express an idea, highlight an issue or elicit an emotional response.

September 14 Ana Buzzalino

The Fibre Artist in Me via Zoom

This is the story of how Ana started quilting and the progress from traditional quilting to art quilting and surface design. She is a creator, maker, fibre and mixed media artist, surface designer, teacher, lecturer and lives in Canada.
While showing different examples of her work, Ana talks about the importance of having a passion and feeding that passion with constant experimentation and play in the hopes of influencing participants to add some of the techniques to their own repertoire. Her love of layers and texture combine in creating original work. She achieves results using a combination of different surface design techniques such as monoprinting, hand-painting, free-motion stitching and hand-stitching, amongst others to achieve the effects she is searching for.
October 12 Teresa Duryea Wong

Native American Indian Quilts: 150 Years of Sewing and Survival via Zoom

Join Teresa as she covers American Indian culture beginning in 1880 when Native lands were taken away, buffalo herds were decimated, forced relocations were happening all over North America and the educational system changed dramatically. American Indians spent the next few decades learning to adapt. As Western missionary women made their way into the lives of American Indian communities, they taught quiltmaking skills and provided fabric and supplies. American Indian women with adept needle skills adopted Western patchwork quilts and eventually made quilts that reflected their own cultural heritage. These quilts provide an outlet for both art and survival. For the Plains Indians in particular, the eight point Morning Star became a beloved and repeated pattern. Learn how the transference from sewing buffalo hides and other natural materials to quilting took place and see the beautiful quilts made in this period.

November 9 Cyndi McChesney

Panel Palooza in person

Cindi McChesney has been fascinated with quilts and quilt making for most of her life. She has owned a quilt store, taught quilting classes and made custom quilts for customers and galleries throughout the northeast. Today, Cindy teaches and lectures all over the world. She is the Administrative Assistant for Ricky Tims, Inc. and enjoys the fast-paced work arranging travel, lectures, and exhibits for Ricky.

December 14 OCQG Members

Member Showcase 


2022 Program Schedule

January 11 Jennifer Rapacki

Creativity Unleashed: Modern Technology for Quilters in person

Based in Denver, CO, Jennifer Rapacki is a tech-savvy fabric artisan specializing in combining traditional quilting techniques with technology driven designs and inkjet printing on fabric. Jennifer teaches Computer Design using Photoshop Elements for Quilters, Electric Quilt, and FraxHD (a fractal iPad app). She also teaches more traditional techniques: Fabric Weaving, Tatting, and Peekaboo Fabric, A New Twist on Reverse Applique. In her lecture, Creativity Unleashed: Modern Technology for Quilters, she presents many of the possibilities when using a computer as a design tool for quilts along with some samples of her more traditional techniques -- fabric weaving and reverse applique.

February 8 OCQG Annual Business Meeting and Potluck - OCQG Members Only
Printed on Saturday July 24th 2021 02:23:03 AM - from our Website