Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Minutes July 2021 General Meeting

 July 7 OMQG Meeting Minutes


Ede covered a couple of important issues:

·       Next meeting is August 11 in person at the Sewing Studio

o   Please email the Guild at to let us know if you plan to come

o   Masks are required

o   Reminder that no food or beverages allowed at the Sewing Studio

·       Maitland Library sew days are resuming August 9 

o   Bring a mask in case it’s needed

Daisy Aschehoug of Warm Folk presented a great overview of her quilting evolution and design process

Marge gave an update on Jacquie Gering class

·       Will be held at Maitland Community Center

·       Sign-ups available until August 15; after that will be open to the public

·       20 people per class per day

·       $80 per class – send check to Kathy Aber or via Paypal

·       Two classes: 

o   Sept 24, 10am to 4pm - Improv and walking foot class

o   Sept 25, noon to 6pm - sashiko-inspired class

Marge gave an update on the Retreat

·       Sign-ups proceeding nicely – make sure to get signed up soon if you want to attend

·       Will set up a zoom meeting in August for those who volunteered to help

Ede talked about August meeting “scrap-a-palooza”

·       Bring gallon-sized baggie of scraps – can be themed or not!

Ede solicited for help with open positions

·       Aradria has had to resign as social media and library chair

·       Can be two separate positions – please let Ede know if you can volunteer



Tuesday, July 6, 2021

July 2021 Newsletter


Issue 63

It's the dog days of summer, so hopefully you're enjoying the A/C while you're sewing something beautiful!  I am so excited to announce that we are returning to IN PERSON meetings starting in August!  We will be back at our usual location, the Sewing Studio in Maitland--and they are very excited about our return!  Please note there is a date change for August--we will meet August 11, at 10 am, rather than Aug 4. 
Two important notes about this meeting:
  • We are still discussing the maximum number of people Sewing Studio will allow.  Right now, they have suggested a maximum of 50, but they are willing to work with us on a final number.  To help us, please email the guild, if you are planning on attending the August meeting.  This is not a formal RSVP, we are just trying to gauge interest . If we do determine that we will have to limit the number of members attending, it will be necessary for you to sign up.  We don't have the details worked out yet, so please watch your email carefully.
  • We ask that you wear a mask for this meeting, for the comfort of all our members.  This will help ease the transition to being together in person again.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • Also, please keep in mind that Sewing Studio does not allow any food or drink other than water in our meeting room.
We are also returning to in-person Sew Days!  The Maitland Library currently has us scheduled for Aug. 9 and September 13, from 10-5.  Bring your machine, bring a snack, and enjoy sewing in the same room with your fellow guild members.  Our virtual Sew Days will continue as well, although they won't take place on the days in-person sew days are scheduled.  
See you on Zoom this week and then LIVE in August!  Can't wait!

YouTube Channel
Pinterest, Orlando Modern Quilt Guild

Zoom code and calendar will sent out via email on July  5 

                                        Marge Cree, Chairman 

 Please join us for the July meeting,
this Wednesday at 10:00 am.

 Daisy Aschehoug from Warm Folk will join us !!

Part trunk show, part slide show, and part story hour, this lecture contains her life history for the past decade in quilting.
She will share details on her design inspiration, a walk-through of her digital design process, and describe the how and why of the most important moments in her quilt career - good and bad.
You'll also get sneak peeks at current projects that she is not posting on social media. It's will be a fun hour full of stories and colorful quilts.



Daisy lives in Nesodden, Norway and has been making quilts since 2010 and designing quilts for magazines since 2016.

Scrapapallooza ! 

As part of our celebration of meeting in person again in August, we'll be having a 


on August 11, at the 10:00 Wednesday meeting 
( don't forget the meeting date change !)

 Bring a gallon-size baggie full of scraps (it has to be closed--no scraps spilling out the top, please!) They can all be from one color family, all novelty prints, all juvenile, all holiday......or just a total grab bag.  

It's Scrapapallooza!  

Bring one, take one home.............and only one per member, please!

    "Solar Flare" Quilt-A-Long

    The kickoff of the Solar Flare QAL was held on June 16, and there are so many color palettes being used by the group!  The video is available on the Guild’s YouTube channel if you’d like to watch:

    The July Solar Flare QAL zoom meetings schedule:

    July 5 at 7:00 pm
    July 27 at 2:00 pm

    We’ll be sharing our cutting progress, any new tips and tricks, and checking in on the schedule to see if adjustments need to be made.  We’ll also spend time working on the quilts.

    For more information, about the quilt a long and the Solar Flare quilt ,  
    check out the blog post 

      Do you enjoy posting on social media?      

      Would you like to lend the guild a helping hand? We need YOU to be our new social media coordinator. If you are interesed and can help , please send us an email  at the guild email address here!       

        Registration for MQG Members opens August 4th, 2021. 
        Here' the link for  all the exciting classes they are offering !
          Where can you find the recordings of meetings and slide shows if you can't attend the general meeting?  - Check out the blog and YouTube ! 

            JULY 2021 CALENDAR 

            Full size calendar without zoom codes 
            Print in landscape mode at 100% for best results.
             calendar will be sent to members on Monday, July 5,        
            with the Zoom code and passwords . 




                We'll be meeting at the Sewing Studio on August 11 at 10 am in person!  The Sewing Studio has set a 50-person limit, so we'll need to gauge interest - please email the Guild at to let us know if you plan to attend. 

                Masks are requested in order to make everyone feel comfortable for the first in-person meeting indoors.  See President Ede's note above for more details.
                  Quiltfolk Magazine is releasing Issue 19: Northern Florida on July 1....
                  It will highlight some quilters you may be familiar with including 

                  Friedlander and Carole Lyles Shaw! 

                  You can get a sneak peek of some of the amazing folks you’ll find within it's pages on their website:
                  they have provided a 20% discount code specific to our guild: use code OMQGQF19

                       July Calendar Includes 
                       Virtual Sew Days and Embroidery Group 

                    Check your email on Monday, July 5th for calendar and Zoom codes for Zoom meeting 

                      NOVEMBER RETREAT



                      If you haven’t already signed up for the November Retreat, please do so! 



                      Wyndham Ocean Resort, Daytona Beach FL


                      Thurs. Nov. 4, 2021
                      Monday Nov 8, 2021

                      If you need a room-mate,  please email Ashley Gottshalk
                      (her email is in the OMQG roster) 

                      You can find complete information and details  to sign up for the retreat in the May or June newslette


                        Upcoming Sewing Studio Exchange Day -
                          July 19, 2021 

                        Please let me know if you need me to collect or distribute something for you. I am in the Sewing Studio parking lot from 10:00 am -11:00 am each exchange day. 
                        This will be the last exchange day, as we are meeting in person starting next month.  

                          • As a member of the Orlando MQG, are you receiving the newsletter, but not the member emails ? Or vice versa ? Sometimes the email systems do not agree . Most of the time it is fine , but if you are not receiving either one , please email me here, and we'll try to get it resolved ! The  most important thing you can do to insure delivery is to add our address, to your address book on your email account. 
                          • If you want to return or check out a library book,  please let us know and we'll meet you at the Sewing Studio in Maitland for the Third Monday Exchange this month . Go to our blog and see the list of books available to borrow or look at "What's On the Bookshelf" below. If you can't find what you want, make a recommendation to our Wish List  HERE 
                          •  The August meeting will be August 11, 2021,10:00 am at the Sewing Studio ( please note date change for August only!) 
                          •  If you have an item for Show and Tell at the next meeting ,  Dont foget to post and tag it If you use social media;  please tag it #orlandomqgshowandtell.  
                          • July in- person sew days are canceled , but lots of virtual sew days are happening. Please see information in the newsletter article, or take a look at the calendar . In person Sew Day will resume August 9 at the Maitland Library. Stay tuned for more details ! 
                          • A link HERE  is for the Blocks of the Month (all current and past blocks with instructions) calendar dates, minutes and more can be found on the Guild blog HERE 

                            Jacquie Gering’s follow-up to her bestselling Walk, she offers new patterns to take your walking-foot quilting to the next level. Based on survey responses from her students, she includes examples of the same quilt top quilted in different designs to help you select the quilting patterns that are just right for your latest finished project. Packed with more point-to-point designs, sashiko-inspired machine quilting, and innovative repeated concentric simple shapes, Walk 2.0will appeal to any quilter who wants the control of a walking foot, but the look of beautiful custom quilting. 


                            Sew fifteen inspired designs with strong lines and quilted curves! Laced with retro-inspired circles and bold stripes, these modern quilts leave an unforgettable impression. Piecing circles, half circles, and quarter circles is easier than you think, and the authors will teach you to add movement and depth two ways―through easy strip sets or stripe-printed fabric. These aren't your typical Drunkard's Path quilts, but distinctive quilts for adventurous quilters! With block-based patterns, some improvisational piecing, and designs ranging from beginner-friendly to complex, there's something for everyone.

                            • Move beyond common circle-quilt designs to tackle curved piecing with ease

                            • Add stripes to curved piecing and use color to add depth for a simple way to make complex quilts

                            • Piece block-based layouts and improv designs ranging from simple to advanced


                            Quilty Happenings, and other things !

                            Thank you for being a part of The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild. We appreciate you taking the time to read our newsletter and hope you find it as interesting as we do!

                            President:  Ede Nault
                            Vice President:  Debra Jalbert
                            Secretary:  Paula Kennedy, Assistant Dawn Vanderwolf  
                            Treasurer:  Kathy Aber 
                            Community Outreach: Sue Kenard 
                            Education Coordinator: Marge Cree
                            Member-at-Large:  Love Sullivan
                            Founding Officers and Board Members:
                            RenĂ© Martinez and  Michele Lancaster

                            Questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the newsletter are welcome! If you have any quilty news or content you'd like to share, please email Paula Kennedy , Secretary.  Constructive feedback is always welcome!
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