Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Social Media

Did you know that the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild  currently has 53 members!!!  That's quite a growth from our first meeting in March 2010 with 16 members!!  The word is getting out about our awesomeness!!!!

We're on Twitter!

Some of you may not realize that our guild has an online presence on various social media platforms. In addition to our blog here and our MQG Group page, make sure you check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Pinterest.  Let us know your "handle" on any of these social media sites so we can keep up with you as well.  Especially with so many new members,  we may have missed following someone.  Also, if you have a blog and it is not listed on our sidebar,  please let us know so we can add you.

and Instagram

We want to know: what is YOUR favorite form of social media?  Leave a comment here letting us know.  Again, there are prizes involved ;-)  Ask Leslie and Alejandrina, our previous blog comment winners!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More First Quilt Pics and a Winner

Thank you for sharing details of your first quilt here on the blog and pictures on Facebook, Instagram and Flickr!  Since not everyone is on Facebook, I am posting those pictures here for your viewing pleasure - with permission of course.

Alejandrina's first quilt
Beth's first quilt made
Cara's first quilt

Debbe's first quilt

Debra's first quilt

Joanne's first quilt

Judy's first quilt

Leslie's first quilt

Sue's first quilt
Maya's first quilt

Yvonne's first quilt

Zonetta's first quilt
If I have missed someone, please let me know.

Goodies for the winner
The Random Number Generator selected Alejandrina as our winner.   Congratulations Alejandrina!

Thursday, September 4, 2014


ORLANDO MODERN QUILT GUILD
MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
MAITLAND, FLORIDA

31 members and 7 guests were present.

Treasurer Report
Marge gave the report. The proceeds from last month’s auction were $1188.50.  We had $27.93 in expenses, leaving a total balance of $6205.25. We gained 5 new members this month.

Raffle Basket
The raffle basket is on hold until next month.

Education Coordinator

Cara reported she will be stepping down as the Program Coordinator at the end of the year, and Debbie King is in transition to take over as Coordinator.

Ellen’s free motion class will be held Saturday, September 6th, at the Dr. Phillips library from 10:00 til 1:00, alongside our regular sewing day. Donations will be accepted. A list of supplies is available here.

The retreat will be November 7-9, Thirteen women have signed up so far, the facility caps as 25.

Dec 5-6 is the Bumble Beans, Victoria Findley Wolfe class, 15 Minutes of Play.  It is from 10:30 - 4:40, and you can attend one or both days. The cost for members is $35. per day with a max of 22 students per day. Sign up begins today.

Please check with Cara to see if she has accounted for all of your UFO’s projects which you have completed. Sharleen finished all 6 on her list.

Blog Post
Leslie was the winner for the Blog Post comments on the website.





Quiltcon Charity Quilt
Beth presented options for the charity quilt and a sign up sheet for those interested.  She will also provide blocks for practice quilting on Saturday’s Freemotion class. The blocks will be donations for VA Charity quilts.



Charity Projects





Linda presented our results of the Beta House Charity Quilts, the guild made 36 guilts, 15 bibs and 2 cloths, they will be delivered Tuesday.

The next project is the Orlando Veterans Home in Lake Nona. The guild will make and donate 50 by 70 inch quilts. They have 116 residents, three are women.

Linda challenged us to make some red white and blue squares form Septembers BOM to donated next month toward the VA project, she also will begin organizing 4 groups to make some quilts.


Sunshine Committee
Pat and Judy volunteered to be the new Sunshine Committee.

Salon
OMQG's new Modern Salon will be at the Bernina Sewing Center in Lake Mary from 6:00 - 8:00 on September 11th. The discussion will be on the modern movement. We will continue to meet monthly, either the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of each month. This is our new get together, a casual time to meet in the evening and talk all things modern quilting.
Demo
Debra showed a demo on the Quilted box.  Instructions  can be found on the Seaside Stitches blog here.

BOM

Debra shared the October Block of the Month. A Scrappy Star, the instructions can be found on the blog by Clover and Violet here.




This months BOM Raffle was won by Sharlene.


Show and Tell




















"I wish I had made that" was won by Leslie.



Door Prizes
Rene, Pat and a guest won door prizes.



FOT
Debbe presented information on our Festival of Trees Quilt. It should be finished piecing this week by Yanick, then quilted by Beth, Mary will bind it, and Debra will make the storage bag. 

Other
Jane Hamrock announced she will have a trunk show at The Sewing Studio on September 20th from 1:00 - 3:00.
The meeting was concluded by12:00, to be followed by lunch at First Watch.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

This month's Block of the month can be found on the cute website Clover and Violet. Click her on Scrappy Star to see the pattern.  We will use vibrant fall colors for the outside, with a solid off white, or color of your choice star. It is a fun and fast block to put together for our Florida 'fall' season.


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.]

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!