Monday, July 21, 2014

Saturday Sew Day Fun

Sew Day Pics from July19 at the SW Branch (Dr. Phillips) of the Orange County Library for your viewing pleasure.  It was great fun as usual.





Sunday, July 6, 2014

Christmas in July

As we begin making our Festival of Trees quilt project a reality, here are a few answers to FAQ:

The main fabric collection chosen is called 25th and Pine by Basic Grey for Moda fabrics. It incorporates many great holiday patterns and colors. The bag of fabric provided will include light, medium and dark colors along with a fat 8th from this collection. You will also have white houndstooth fabric to use which coordinates with the background of the quilt.


Each guild member is asked to make a 6.5 inch block that will be incorporated into the final design of our quilt. There is no design requirement for your block. Pick any pattern to create your block that will be added to the tree. (Try searching Google or Pinterest for 6.5" block pattern ideas!) Have fun being creative.

Here's a quick sketch of design for this quilt:
A Modern Sampler Tree
(Rough Draft made by Yanick in EQ7.)

You can make more than one block if you have enough remaining fabric in your bag. Try to incorporate white on the sides of one of your blocks when possible. You do not have to have a lot of white in your final block! (Extra blocks may be used to create a storage bag for the quilt auction winner.)

Bags with fabrics are available at Sew Days this month (7/7 in Maitland and 7/19 at Dr. Phillips) if you were unable to attend the July Guild Meeting. Contact Yanick by email or phone if you wish to have your set mailed directly to you.

Please use only the fabrics in the bags provided. If you need additional fabric, contact Yanick for assistance.

Blocks are due by August 6th. You can bring them to the August Guild meeting or mail them directly to Yanick.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
We look forward to seeing your block soon!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Meeting Minutes for July 2014

MEETING MINUTES
JULY 2, 2014
10 AM - 12 PM
MAITLAND, FL

AGENDA
29 members and one guest were present.

RAFFLE BASKET
Betty, last month's winner, showed the contents of the basket she brought.
The basket was won by Ede (who couldn't hold the basket and take a selfie at the same time.)

BLOCK OF THE MONTH
June's blocks were won by Marge.
Yanick displayed July's BOM.
Find the instructions for this block here.

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • The Sewing Studio is having a Fourth of July Sale--please support them for allowing us use of their space.  
  • Christmas in July is taking place at the Inspire! quilt shop in Deland on July 25 and 26. Fellow guild members Carolyn Friedlander and Margaret Travis will be featured.
  • The Row by Row Experience Shop Hop includes 37 Central Florida shops.  For more information, click here.
  • Cara updated the guild on our upcoming retreat, which will take place at The Quilt Place Retreat Center in Cocoa Nov 7-9.  Cost pp will be $240. 
  • Guild member Ellen will conduct a free motion quilting workshop at the Sept 6 Sew Day at Dr Phillips Library, from 10-1.  Sew Day will continue until 4:45 pm as usual.  You may attend Sew Day and not participate in the workshop if you prefer.
  • Victoria Findley of Bumble Beans will conduct a workshop for us on Dec 5 and 6.  More details to follow.
  • RaNae Merill will be holding a workshop on Mar 21.  More details to follow.
UFO PROGRESS
Remember to post photos of completed projects on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, or email them directly to Cara so that she may cross them off her list.

MICHAEL MILLER CHALLENGE
Remember to post your creation to the MQG website by July 25 to be eligible for the year of free fabric prize.  Some beautiful items have been made by our members using the challenge fabrics.
BETA HOUSE
An impressive number of quilts were collected for donation to Beta House.  Some examples:

FESTIVAL OF TREES QUILT
Yanick distributed fabric for the quilt and asked members to make one or two 6.5 inch blocks from it.  Some important things to remember if you are making blocks:
  • Blocks must be completed and turned in at our August 6 meeting.
  • Please do not incorporate other fabrics; use only the fabric provided.  You do not have to use all the fabrics, but definitely use the "fat eighth" and the white fabric.
  • You can create ANY block design as long as it is 6.5 inches unfinished.
  • Incorporate as much of the background fabric (white) on sides of block as possible.
  • Fabric will be available at both of July's Sew Days.
  • If you would like to make a block but won't be at the August meeting, please make sure you give your completed block to another member to bring, bring it to a Sew Day, or mail to Yanick.
BEE HIVES
Jodi asked all members who participated in our bee to display their blocks.  There is interest in doing more bees, with some modifications.  Information to follow.

Some samples of the blocks:


 SHOW AND TELL
Many more completed UFOs this month!


WISH I HAD MADE THAT
.......was won by Sharleen!
Meeting adjourned at noon.