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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.  …