Thursday, April 19, 2018

Announcing - Malka Dubrawsky Lecture & Workshop

Hello everyone!

We are excited to announce Malka Dubrawsky as a guest speaker in June! Malka (@stitchindye) will be speaking at our Guild meeting on June 7th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge.*

Malka will also be teaching a class on her pattern "Medusa" on Saturday, June 9th **

The Saturday workshop will be from 10am-4pm at New Haven Methodist Church, located at 5603 South New Haven Avenue in Tulsa. The cost for the workshop is $65, plus the pattern and fabric. 

Patterns can be bought at Malka's Etsy shop. The cost is $12 for the PDF version or $18 for a paper pattern to be mailed to you. 

You have the choice of using your own fabrics and just purchasing the pattern OR you can get one of her kits for $110.00. The kit includes the pattern and all of the print fabrics. However, you do have to provide the solid background fabric. (The pattern calls for 2 3/4 yards for background and binding.) Please have all of your fabrics at the time of the class due to the nature of how the pattern is put together.

RSVPs are required as space is limited! 

If you are current member of Tulsa MQG, sign up on Member Planet. If you are not a member of Tulsa MQG but would like to sign up for the workshop, please email and pay via PayPal to the same email address. Payment must be made by May 3rd to reserve your spot. 

Any questions? E-mail us at

We hope to see you there!

*Visitors may attend up to two monthly Tulsa MQG meetings free of charge. Any meeting over two is $5.00/meeting

**A minimum number of sign-ups are required for the workshop to take place. If you sign up and the minimum number of participants is not reached, your registration will be refunded to you. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

April Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to our April meeting!
We had several visitors in attendance this month. We hope you enjoyed your time with us!
We started off our meeting with our monthly 10-minute tip. Carol did a really fun 10-minute tip on a technique she used to make a t-shirt quilt using grid interfacing + basting spray. With the grid printed on the interfacing it helps to keep everything square and you can easily sew your sashing to the T-shirt. Thanks Carol! 
Lots of announcements this month: 
  • Don’t forget our April 21st Sew Day in Broken Arrow at Sew Much More Fabrics. 9:00a-3:00p. $5.00. Sign up on Member Planet. 
  • April 15th is the Green Country Quilt Show submission deadline. Get those forms turned in! 
  • May 19th we’re doing an Epic Sew Day from 9a-9p at Hogan Taylor (our old meeting location by Utica Square.) $10 for the day. Sign up on Member Planet. 
  • We’re going to do a "Mug Rug" Swap with the NW Arkansas Guild! We’ll have a form available for members to use to sign up. Sign-ups are due in May. We’ll get our name assignments in June and then Show & Tell in August before we send them off to their Guild. They’ve never done a Swap before and several of our members haven’t either, so this will be a fun challenge. 
  • The Vice President's Mini Quilt Challenge is due in May. To participate, turn to page 74 in a magazine and use that page spread as inspiration for a mini, 30” or less. No sign-up required; just bring your mini to show off at our May 3rd meeting! 
  • At our June meeting we will be having a guest speaker - Malka Dubrawsky. On the following Saturday, June 9th she will be teaching a workshop on one of her quilt patterns. More details will be coming soon. Cost for the Saturday workshop will be $65, plus the pattern and materials. Her website is 
  • Retreat sign-up is still available. Sign up on Member Planet! We’ll be offering t-shirts in the near future. 
  • The NW Arkansas Guild is having their first Quilt Show this weekend, April 13 & 14th if anyone is available and interested in going over. 
For the April meeting, members were encouraged to bring a piece of fabric, a quilt top or an unfinished project that they’ve fallen out of love with or are just ‘stuck’ on. Several members showed some unfinished projects, or partly finished projects and received lots of feedback from the group. Discussion took place on deviating from an original plan in order to ‘just get it finished’, the option of donation and even, feeling the freedom to throw something away. I know that thought of throwing something away is ‘shock and horror’ and ‘never!’ to some of us, but sometimes we just need to be able to let things go in order to make ourselves more free. And that’s okay! Be free! Do what YOU need to do, whether that’s hanging on to every unfinished project until the end of time, keeping it on your design wall until the creative process kicks in, donation, or kicking it to the curb. 🙂
Speaking of more spring cleaning and getting rid of things, we’re planning to do a Garage Sale in May at the monthly meeting. Have sewing related items you no longer want/need? Guild members are welcome to put a price on them and bring them to the May meeting and put them up for sale. (Any money you make will be your own; this is not going back to the Guild as a fundraiser.) 
Happy sewing and creating, everyone! And, we'll see you at the Sew Day later this month!

Show & Tell
We've been having such a great turnout for Show & Tell this year! At our April meeting we had 10 NICU quilts shown off & turned in, plus another 16 quilts and 1 patchwork bag. Great work everyone!

NICU Donations

More great Show & Tell projects
Julie's Bordered Nine Patch
Julie dyed this fabric at an indigo class and is showcasing
it in this beautiful original-design quilt.

Judy visited with her daughter Kim and showed us "Polaris" - a donation quilt for the upcoming Green Country Quilt show.
One of two quilts Kim showed off - a woodland-themed
baby quilt she's making as a gift. 

And this stunner!

Patti's triangle mini 

Another 100 Days, 100 Blocks finish!

Patti took a Sheri Lynn Wood class and out of that, created
this beautiful masterpiece!

Lora's "Squiggles" quilt

Carol's "Atomic Starburst" quilt using Tula Pink's Holiday Homies fabrics

Julie's patchwork bag

And her amazing horse quilt!

Pam show off two more baby quilts she completed this month.

And lastly, our three final donation quilts to Youth Services of Tulsa were finished up this month by Deena. 

Happy Sewing!
The Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild