Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday: First Quilt

Are you familiar with Throwback Thursday on social media where people post pictures of themselves from "way back"?  I like the idea of a quilt version and have sometimes posted on my personal Instagram account pictures of quilts I have made years ago.


The first quilt I ever made was in a class at Queen Ann's Lace (Kissimmee LQS now closed) back in 2004 where our class of four each made a rail fence lap quilt.

AmERICa
I named the quilt AmERICa for my son Eric and the patriotic fabrics used.  I don't now what I was thinking by using red, white and blue variegated thread for quilting my very first quilt ever, but you know what they say "Go bold or go home"!  I used my walking foot and quilted straight lines going diagonally across each block.

Do you remember the first quilt you ever made?  Leave a comment describing your first quilt for a chance to win the next door prize in our getting to know you series.  I don't believe you can include a picture in your comment (correct me if I'm wrong), but please share a picture of your first quilt on our Facebook or Flickr page and/or tag us on Instagram and Twitter.

I look forward to reading about YOUR first quilt ever made.  [Also, feel free to email me (I'm in the directory) if you are having issues leaving comments on the blog.  If you are reading this through a blog reader app such as Bloglovin' that may be the problem.  Try going to our blog website directly and then typing in your comment.]

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Member blogs

I don't know what's happened with this page, but none of the links now connect to the blogs.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Modern Quilting Salon

Have you ever wished you could meet in the evenings to discuss modern quilting? Have you wanted to have more social time with guild members or to meet new people also interested in modern quilting?

Well, the wait is finally over!

Starting in September, we will have an evening Modern Quilting Salon to discuss all things about the modern quilting movement. Each month, we will gather to share ideas on style, design, and color in modern quilting.

There is no cost to join us and you don't have to be an Orlando Modern Quilt Guild member to attend. The meeting is open to all ages, skill levels, and experience. Bring a friend if you wish.

Please meet us at the Bernina Sewing Centre on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6:00 PM 8:00 PM.

Address:
3593 Lake Emma Road
Lake Mary,FL 32746
407-805-9300

Directions:
I-4 Exit 98 (Lake Mary/ Heathrow Exit) They are 1 block east off of I-4 in the Lake Mary shopping plaza. Next door to Office Depot.



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The winner is....

The Random Number Generator picked Leslie Gale from the comments left on our Favorite Color post!  Thank you everyone for participating.

prize package

A package will be going in the mail to you Leslie with the above goodies!

Monday, August 11, 2014

QuiltCon Quilt Show


The Michael Miller Challenge was a fantastic opportunity
for some of us to get our feet wet in quilt competition and entry.
It may have been the first time for some, but there are
also others who have entered shows previously.
Whichever the case, here is another opportunity to shine.

November 30th 2014 is the deadline for the QuiltCon Quilt Show, there are fabric and quilting challenges, as well as a variety of categories.  You can even enter a quilt that has been made in the past four years! What a terrific way to be involved with Quiltcon and the MQG community.

Getting Started is easy. Here is the link to the QuiltCon Quilt Show Entry Process! Maybe YOU can enter or encourage another Orlando Quilt Guild member to enter.

Friday, August 8, 2014

September Block of the Month

This month's block is a variation of the Hugs and Kisses design, to be done in rich pinks and purples, with a white stripe. The block finishes at 4 1/2 inches and the tutorial is here.




The real pattern becomes apparent when you put multiple blocks together, like this:


To participate in the September BOM drawing you only need to make one of the 4 1/2 inch blocks, but since it's so easy, you may want to try your hand at making several. That way you'll have a better chance of winning them all.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Meeting Minutes

MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 6, 2014
MAITLAND, FL


AGENDA


21 members and 5 guests were present.  Our guests included 3 members of the newly formed Lakeland Modern Quilt Guild.  Glad you could join us, and welcome to MQG!

BLOCK OF THE MONTH
Last month's blocks were won by Michelle!
Alejandrina showed September's block of the month.  For the tutorial, click here.




MICHAEL MILLER CHALLENGE
Regular show-and-tell did not take place, due to our auction, but members showed their completed quilts for the Michael Miller fabric challenge.
AUCTION

The rest of our meeting was taken up by our first ever auction!  There were some great bargains to be had, and we raised $1,118 for our education fund.  Thanks so much to everyone for donating, organizing, and shopping!
Meeting adjourned at 11:30.