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Nursing Home Visit

Tuesday we had a wonderful visit to the Health Center of Windermere in Orlando.  Approximately 25 residents and staff plus 8 people representing the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild got together to celebrate the Holidays with the presentation of gifts made by members of the guild. Beth did a wonderful job presiding as the Master of Ceremonies at this successful presentation. All the gifts were appreciated and the lap quilts in particular were a big hit with the residents. What follows are pictures from the event, many showing the residents with their new chair sized quilts.

Health Center of Windermere

Tuesday, December 14th is our visit to the Health Center of Windermere when we will distribute the items our guild has made for the center's long term residents.  Beth has been working hard making and collecting items as well as working with the HCW director to coordinate this event.  

PLEASE RSVP if you are planning to join us!   We will meet at 9am at the Panera inside Millenia Mall.  The Panera is located on the back side of the mall (upper level food court across from California Pizza Kitchen) and has it's own entrance.  This will give us a chance to socialize before heading over to the nursing home.   Health Center of Windermere is expecting us at 10:30 and will provide some refreshments.  Their address is 4875 Cason Cove Drive, Orlando.
Don't forget to wear festive attire for our group photo!

More Sew Day Fun

Once again our Sew Day was a day full of talk, laughter and sewing.  Here is a tiny glimpse into last Saturday, the 4th of December.

An Interview

Have any of you heard of Susan Brubaker Knapp?  If you've ever picked up an issue of Quilting Arts, then I am sure you have.  Thanks to a friend, I recently discovered she also has a website called Blue Moon River.  Susan's website is full of gorgeous eye candy!!!  There are also links to other great resources.

The best link, however, is to her blog which includes a wealth of information.  For example, I discovered this blog post  which features our very own Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy designs!  Susan interviewed Margaret during Quilt Market.  Go check out this blog post.  You will learn more about Margaret, see photos of our own Julie, and have a chance to win some great gifts!  (Hurry the giveaway ends soon.)
Clicking here will take you to a free tutorial on how to face your quilts.  Juanita showed us this technique at her workshop.  If you are like me, a refresher (and printed instructions) is greatly needed.

Sew Day Fun!

The November Sew day was a lot of fun.  We talked and sewed and talked.

And then we talked, collaborated, ate and talked some more.

Then we snacked some more, talked and even almost finished some projects.

I have a lot of UFO's so I am glad it is Sew Day again this Saturday, 12/4 from 10 am until 4:45 pm at the Southwest Branch of the Orange County Library System.  Hope you will join us!

December dates

We will NOT have our normal first Wednesday of the month meeting at The Sewing Studio in December. Instead, we will meet for coffee Tuesday, December 14th before delivering items to the nursing home.  We are still scouting the best place to meet, but it will be in the area of the Millenia Mall.

You can drop off your handmade items at The Sewing Studio, and I will pick them up.  Just make sure they are labeled with OMQG, and that you email me when you have dropped them off.  I will pick them up that same day.  
Better yet, bring them to Sew Day this Saturday, December 4th.  As usual, we will be at the Southwest Branch of the Orlando Public Library from 10am to 4:45pm.  

Saturday Sew Day

Join us tomorrow at the Southwest Branch of the Orlando Public Library for Sew Day.  We will be there from 10am-4:45pm sewing, chatting, eating and inspiring!
See you there!

Five Easy Steps to Navigating Our Site

Have you noticed our new look?  We have a new logo, banner header and button with warmer, richer colors!  There have been several questions about our new site including how to post comments, becoming a Follower, and where to find certain information.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to tell you in five easy steps how to navigate our site.  Here goes: Bookmark our site for easy reference (and to save time in typing the long name next time).  The site address is  Once you are here, at the top of your internet browser, click on Bookmarks then Add Bookmark and then you can name the bookmark (Orlando Modern Quilt Guild) and choose where to save it (Bookmark Folder).Explore the tabs underneath our header.  Home is the main page with the recent posts and tons of information.  About Us explains all about the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, our mission and how to email us.  Calendarlists dates of upcoming events and links to past event deta…

Global Quilt Project

The first Global Quilt Project quilt is now up for auction!  The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is listed as the designer of the quilt.  Last time I checked, the bidding was up to $450.  Go check it out and spread the word.  The auction ends November 19th which is World Toilet Day!

Upcoming Quilt Shows

Below is a list of quilt shows coming up in our area:
January 21-22, 2011 - Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Show.  This will be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4602 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida.  Our guild will meet inside the entrance at 10am on Saturday, January 22 to see the show as a group.January 28-29, 2011 - Showcase of Quilts presented by the Quilting Guild of the Villages, The Savannah Center, The Villages, FloridaFebruary 11-12, 2011 - Space Coast Quilters presents Quilting from the Heart X, Brevard Community College, Titusville, FloridaMarch 3-4, 2011 - Lake County Quilters Guild, Lake Receptions, Mt. Dora, FloridaMarch 10-12, 2011 - Seaside PieceMakers hosts Collaborations! and Carnival, Melbourne AuditoriumLeave a comment if you are interested in joining other guild members in attending any of these shows.  If you know of any other quilt shows or events going on in our area, post that information here as well.

Minutes of the Meeting on November 3, 2010

Minutes for Meeting of November 3, 2010

I.  Welcome

The Meeting was held at the Sewing Studio in Maitland and there were 13 members present.

Approval of Minutes
The October 2010 Minutes were approved without discussion.

Treasurer's Report
Michele reported that OMQG currently has a $601.25 balance in funds and 27 paid members.

Gifts were presented to Demo Hosts (Beth, Michele and Kathryn) from past meetings.  (Julie was not present.)

Bags of scrap fabrics and fat quarters were given to attendees.

II.  Demo
Rene presented string block techniques. The blocks in her charity quilt project were an example of string blocks.

III.  Other Guild Business

Field Trips- We discussed the possibility of a future road trip to Heartfelt Quilting in Winter Haven as well as attendance at the Florida Cabin Fever Quilters show (Jan. 21 and 22, 2011) as another field trip idea.

Challenge/Charity Project-the bags of scraps included many patriotic fabrics.  …

Quilty Inspiration

Today marks the start of the Fall 2010 Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Amy started this in 2009 to coincide with Quilt Market for those of us unable to make it to Houston.  I stumbled across the festival last year and spent way too much time on the computer, but the inspiration gained and the new bloggers discovered made it worth while.  I encourage you to head over there to see for yourself, and to enter your own quilt if you haven't already.  The festival runs until November 5th, and there are giveaways involved as well.

Meeting Minutes, October 6, 2010

We had a great meeting today at the Sewing Studio in Maitland with 8 members and 1 guest in attendance.

The Minutes of the September 2010 meeting were approved.
Michele gave the Treasurer's Report. We have 26 paid members and a balance of $576.25.
Charity Project Update-All the donated hand made items are due at the November Meeting. Heather turned a lap quilt. We would like to present the hand made items in person on December 14th.
The door prize was won by Judy.
The library has approved our room reservation for the first six months of 2011. Sew dates are Jan. 15, Feb. 26, March 19, April 30, May 14 and June 18th.
We have also requested three Monday evenings as possible dates for other programs and events. Those evenings are: March 21, April 11, and June 6.
The Birthday members, July and Margaret, were not present.
Rene, Hope, Michele and Kathryn presented their items each made with a fabric from the "ugly" exchange challenge.

A number of quilts were shared during  show and t…

Juanita Yeager Machine Quilting Workshop

On Saturday, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild had the wonderful opportunity to have a unique machine quilting class. The fabulous teacher was the very talented Juanita Yeager who gave us a memorable trunk show at our May meeting. Saturday, she came to our Sew Day location at the Dr. Phillips library and taught us tips and tricks while encouraging some of us to get over our fear of machine quilting. Juanita does beautiful work and makes intricate machine quilting on a home machine look very easy. We learned about lighting, ergonomics, needles, thread, batting, backing fabric, stabilizers, finishing and binding.

Juanita had everyone quilting their names right away. And then we moved on to different shapes and doodles. And some thread painting. She also demonstrated quilt show worthy quilt binding and her facing technique she uses to finish her quilts. There was ample time to practice our new skills and get hands-on assistance and encouragement from Juanita. Everyone had a great t…