Monday, December 8, 2014

MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 3, 2014
MAITLAND, FL

The meeting was called to order by President Yanick.  29 members and 2 guests were present.

TREASURER'S REPORT
Marge reported that as of Nov 30, our balance is $7157.29.

RAFFLE BASKET
The fabric-rich basket was won by Debra (and her lucky sister!)
 UPCOMING EVENTS
Cara asked that she be notified of all completed UFOs by the end of the day (Dec 3.)  A drawing will be held and prize awarded at our holiday party on Dec 20.  A new UFO challenge, headed by Kelly, will be coming in 2015!
The guild will be making another field trip to the Suwanee Valley Quilt Shop in Trenton on Feb 7.  There are many other shops in Trenton as well, including antiques and cross-stitch.  More details to follow.

OMQG purchased an ad in the Space Coast quilters program for their bi-annual show, which takes place Feb 13 and 14 in Titusville.  Deadline to enter the show is Jan 16.

Florida Cabin Fever quilters also have an upcoming show on Jan 23 and 24.  Submissions will be accepted until Dec. 7.  

ELECTION PROCESS COMMITTEE
Zonetta updated the group on the committee's progress.  If you are interested in running for a board position, please review the positions available and their responsibilities on the OMQG website under the "about us" tab.  The deadline to become a nominee is Jan 7.  All nominees will be asked to introduce themselves at our Jan meeting.  Voting will take place at our Feb meeting, by written ballot, and new officers will be announced at the end of that meeting.  Absentee ballots will be available via email from Jan 26-Feb 2 (dates approximate).  Email Karol or Julia to get an absentee ballot.
CHARITY PROJECTS
Linda will continue to accept quilts for the veteran's home until February.  Dimensions should be between 48-50 x 60-70 inches.  They can be red, white, and blue, but don't have to be.  Masculine colors are preferred but we do want to make sure the few women there also have appropriate quilts.  Debra needs some more 10in red, white, and blue blocks to complete the quilt she is making with the donated blocks; please email her if you have some, or can make some for her.

Our projects for Days for Girls are also ongoing.  Sharleen has fabric for the liners; contact her to get some.

Our quilt at OMA's Festival of Trees was seen by over 32,000 people!

Marge displayed the finished top for our Quiltcon challenge quilt.

BLOCK OF THE MONTH
This month's blocks......
....were won by Yanick!

Instructions for January's block are posted on our blog.

HOLIDAY PARTY
Our guild holiday party will be held on Dec 20, from 10-4:30 at the Dr Phillips Library (Southwest Branch).
Please bring a potluck dish to share, and any sewing projects you wish to work on.  We will have a gift exchange featuring mini-quilts (example shown below.)  Quilts should not be bigger than 18" on any side; participation is optional. Please bring your quilt in a brown paper or gift bag.
SALON
 The next Modern Quilting Salon will be held on Dec 11 from 6-8 pm at the Bernina Sewing Center in Lake Mary.  Bring an example of your favorite style of modern quilting.  This may be the last salon to be held for a while, due to conflicts with the space, and Yanick's schedule, so come while you can!

DOOR PRIZE
....was won by Susan.

SHOW AND TELL
 WISH I HAD MADE THAT
...was won by Sharleen!

Lunch at Brio followed the meeting.






Wednesday, December 3, 2014

January Block of the Month

For January, we'll do a very simple block in "winterish" colors: grays and blues with white background. Light tones seem nicest, but of course any shade will do. The block is a double chevron design:




Here is what multiple blocks look like:



It makes a 12 1/2 inch block. The instructions are here and it's so easy you may want to do more than one.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MEETING MINUTES
November 5, 2014
Maitland, FL

The meeting was called to order with 32 members and 4 guests present.

UPCOMING EDUCATION EVENTS
  • Cocoa Beach quilt retreat takes place Nov 7-9.  Attendees may want to carpool.
  • Victoria Findlay Wolfe workshop will take place on Dec 5 and 6 from 10:30 - 4:30 at the Dr Phillips Library.  Supply list can be found here.  There are still 5 spots available on Sat. and registration for those spots is now open to non-members.  Cara will order lunch for the group; if you have dietary restrictions, please let her know ASAP.  Please bring old phone books for paper piecing.
  • Cara asked if there was interest in another field trip to the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe.  She will check available dates.
  • UFO's need to be completed by our Dec 3 meeting.  Prize will be awarded at our Sew Day Holiday party on Dec 20.
BLOG POST RAFFLE
  • Cara was the winner.
  • Remember to read the OMQG blog and respond to posts to have your name entered in our monthly raffle!
TREASURER'S REPORT
  • Our current total assets are $7766.25 
RAFFLE BASKET
  • The winner was Kathryn.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
 QUILTCON CHARITY QUILT
  • A number of members contributed blocks for the quilt.
    Thanks to all who have volunteered to design, piece, quilt and bind this quilt.
CHARITY PROJECTS
  • Quilts for the Veteran's Home in Lake Nona will be collected by Linda at any time between now and February.  Approximately 50 x 70 is the desired size.  Color scheme can be either red, white, and blue, or any combination of masculine colors.  Members may submit either finished quilts, or 12.5" blocks in red, white, and blue, and Linda will assemble these blocks into quilts. Members may also bring in the "quilt as you go" free motion quilting blocks distributed at a previous meeting.  Beth's long arm machine is available for quilting charity quilts if anyone would like to use it.
NEW BIG SISTER/LITTLE SISTER PROGRAM
  • Since our guild is growing so quickly, we will assign new members a "big sister" who will acquaint new members with the guild's programs, and answer any questions they may have.  A survey will be sent soon asking for veteran members to volunteer.
HOLIDAY PARTY
  • Our annual holiday party will be held on Sew Day on Dec 20, at the Dr Phillips Library, from 10-4.  Please bring a potluck dish to share.  Also, if you would like to participate in a gift exchange, bring a mini quilt (no bigger than 18" on any one side)  in a brown paper or gift bag.  (Ideas for mini quilts can be found on our OMQG Pinterest page.) Prizes will be awarded for our UFO winners. Alissa volunteered to be the "MC" for our games.
MODERN QUILTING SALON
 REGIONAL MODERN QUILT GUILD REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS
  • Information on current nominees for our region's representative to the national Modern Quilt Guild can be found on the MQG website.  Ballots for voting will be sent to all members on November 10, and must be returned by November 14.
 OMQG ELECTION PROCESS/NOMINATING COMMITTEE
  • Zonetta, Julie and Karol have agreed to serve as this year's committee.  Please look on the OMQG website for descriptions of all available OMQG board positions.  More information will be presented at future meetings.
BLOCKS OF THE MONTH
  • Leslie won this month's blocks; Beth collected them for her.
  •  Instructions for this month's block can be found here.
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Florida Cabin Fever quilt show will take place Feb 23 and 24.  Registration is now open for submissions.  December 7 is the deadline for registering.
 SHOW AND TELL

 WISH I HAD MADE THAT.....

 ....was won by Rene.

Meeting adjourned at 11:50 am.