Monday, August 30, 2010

Workshop with Juanita Yeager

Saturday October 2, 2010 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM 
Southwest Branch of the Orlando Public Library

Machine Quilting & Great Endings class with Juanita Yaeger.  This class is filled with all the tips and tricks for machine quilting as well as how to apply a blue ribbon winning binding or facing to your quilts.  Those of you who attended Juanita's trunk show at our May meeting saw Juanita's incredible quilting skills.  Links to Juanita's website and blog are under the Links tab at the top of our site.

Cost for Members who have paid their dues is $30.  Cost for Members who have not paid dues and for Non Members is $55.  Please leave a comment below if you have any questions and also if you plan to attend.  You can mail your check made payable to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild to Michele Lancaster, 6641 The Landings Drive, Belle Isle, FL 32812.

Click on the tab above for more details and the supply list.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Charity Project

I contacted the "Health Care Center of Windemere" to get information about the residents.  They have about 120 residents at any one time. When we broke them into different categories, they have many "rehab", and other residents that have family and friends in the area, and really are not alone.  
There are about 25 females, and 5 male residents who are "long term", and have little or no family and friends in the area.  At the Aug. meeting we decided to focus on these individuals for our Christmas project.  
I will provide a stocking for each resident, and I'm working on crochet capelets. I'm also making some lap quilts, and I will make pillow cases. I will post some links to items that may be fun to make.  If you know you are going to make something for this community, please post here.  If you know something you would like to make, but need help finding a pattern or whatever, please let me know.  
I am posting some links to items members had mentioned possibly making.
Let's see if we can't make this a wonderful Christmas for these elderly residents! (And have fun doing it)!



Friday, August 27, 2010

Recap of Field Trip

Yesterday's field trip to the Quilt Shop of Deland was a blast!!!   Thank you Hope for organizing this group activity, and Michele for taking pictures.  Rebecca, Kathryn, Hope, Rene', Michele, Beth and Julie were in attendance (posing below with quilt shop owner Judy).  

Judy Hansen and her staff were very accommodating of our group.  Dawn demonstrated all the cool things you can do with yo yo makers.  Judy demonstrated the Supreme Slider and Quilt Halo while giving tips on quilting in general and with metallic thread.  It was an exciting day also in that we got a sneak peek at Judy's new fabric line still in's a beauty; Judy had also just found out that she will be featured in Fabric Trends for Quilters magazine...very cool!; and there was a videographer on hand to record our every move....coincidental? ;-)

Every one in our group left with a fat quarter and pattern of our choosing from Judy's Bella Flora line, a bag of oversized charm squares, and fabric and instructions to make fabric flowers.  Of course, all of us took advantage of the sales going on in the store, and I think each of us left with a shopping bag full of goodies.  After an exhausting few hours of shopping and learning, we enjoyed lunch together at The Main Street Grill.  Our group sure knows how to have fun!!!

Our next guild meeting is Wednesday, September 1 at The Sewing Studio in Maitland from 10am to 12pm.  See you there!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quilt Shop of Deland

Thursday, August 26 is our guild's field trip to the Quilt Shop of Deland.  We will meet at the store at 10am.  Judy has special plans for our group, and we will have time to shop.   Afterwards, we lunch together (12:15) at The Main Street Grill.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

QuiltFest 2010

September 23, 24, and 25 are the dates for this year's QuiltFest, Inc. in  Jacksonville.  Anyone interested in going?  More information can be found at

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Project Modern

The Modern Quilt Guild has just announced a new challenge!  Here is an excerpt describing the challenge:  

"Do you love to create modern quilts?  Do you like the challenge of coming up with your own design or unique modern spin to a traditional design?  If so, have we got an announcement for you!

The Modern Quilt Guild is thrilled to launch Project Modern, a year long series of exciting quilting challenges!  Project Modern will be made up of four challenges that will span from September 2010 to September 2011."

Click here to read more.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Introduce Yourself

Members please take a minute to tell us something about yourself including the following:
  • How did you hear of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild?
  • What draws you to modern quilting?
  • Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced quilter?
  • Why are you interested in joining the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild?
  • Your blog URL if you have one.
  • Besides quilting what activities do you enjoy?
  • What types of workshops, speakers, challenges, etc. would you like the guild to offer?
  • Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
Read the other comments to learn about your fellow guild members.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August Minutes

August 4, 2010
10 AM - 12 Noon
Sewing Studio in Maitland, Fl.

There were 8 members and 1 guest present. The meeting was conducted by Rene.

Welcome to members and guests.

August Birthdays-Kathryn was present.  Others with August  birthdays, Laura, Robin, Leah and Jaime, were not present.

A Book Exchange was held.  The exchange is intended for you to get to swap a quilting book you are no longer interested in with someone else's book.

Beth gave an update on the Charity Project.  We agreed that we would focus on items for the long term residents of the facility who have limited resources and no family.  This is about 25 women and 5 men. The type of items that we will work on include scarves, hats, socks, crocheted and quilted ornaments, pillow cases, eye glass holders and walker totes.

Kathryn gave an overview of the July Meeting Minutes which have been posted online for the previous month.

Michelle gave the Treasurer's Report.  We have $736.25 in the checking account, and we currently have 20 paid members.

In August in place of the Sew Day we will have a field trip.  Interested members will meet on August 26th (Thursday) at 10 am at the Quilt Shop of Deland.  The visit will be followed by members meeting for lunch. (Each person pays for her own lunch.)  Please let Hope know if you plan to attend the trip so she can make lunch reservations in advance.

Magrit will do a demo at the regular September 1st meeting.  Sew Day in September is scheduled for September 18th. 

The October Sew Day is being replaced with a workshop by Juanita Yeager on machine quilting.  This will be on October 2nd at the South West (Dr. Phillips) branch of the Orange County Library System. The Guild will help cover the cost of the workshop for members with members paying $35.00 and non-members paying $55.00. We need to have a minimum of 10 attendees.  Please let Hope know asap if you are planning to attend.

The regular October Meeting will be held on October 6th at the Sewing Studio in Maitland. 

Ugly Fabric Challenge-A number of members brought an "ugly" fabric from their stashes in plain paper bags. Participants exchanged bags (without peeking at the fabric) and have agreed to make anything they wish with the uglies and bring the results to the regular October 6th Meeting.

The Door Prize was won by Michelle.

The Demo on watercolor/soy milk fabric painting was presented by Kathryn. There was also a lengthy discussion on printing digital images on fabric.

The meeting ended with a Show and Tell session.

Monday, August 2, 2010

July Minutes

July 2010 Meeting Minutes
Orlando Quilt Guild
Saturday, July 17, 2010 10 AM - 4:45 PM
South West Branch Library

We had 11 people total present for our combined meeting/Sew Day held at the South West Branch of the Orange County Library System. Hope conducted the meeting.

Birthday Fat Quarters were distributed to Carolyn, Heather, Hope, Linda, Rene and Susan. (Other birthday people, Alicia, Bonnie, Clare, and Melissa K. were not present.)

Treasure's Report
Michelle updated the group telling us there are 17 paying members and then an additional 3 joined during the meeting bringing us to 20 paid members. There are 54 total online members. Michelle further reported that we have $661.25 in funds.

August Meeting
The August Meeting will be held at the Sewing Studio on August 4th, from 10 AM until 12 Noon. We will replace the Saturday Sew day in August with a field trip to the Quilt Shop of Deland on Thursday, August 26th.  We will meet at the Shop at 10 am.

Rene did a demo of a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle quilt. This type of quilt is also called a Confetti or Ticker Tape quilt. Scraps were shared and a number of people choose that as their project to work on for Sew Day.

Show and Tell and Door Prize
Julie showed us two beautiful quilts she was making from a combination of commercial fabrics and clothing from her grandmother. The door prize was won by Barbara.