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January Guild Meeting

Our next guild meeting is Wednesday, January 4th at The Sewing Studio in Maitland from 10am-12pm. We will have a drawing for the January Blocks; Jodi will lead a discussion on Flickr; pick up your copy of our Member Directory.  Also, don't forget to bring money for the quilt basket raffle and items for Show and Tell.  Contact Rene' if you are interested in serving in a leadership role when our third year begins in March.  This post has information on roles and duties.  See you Wednesday!

December Sew Day

The December Sew Day was extra special as we used it to celebrate the holiday season. The food was better than ever.  To take a peek at a sampling of the wonderful food you missed check out Michele's blog.

Some of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild members participated in a blind exchange of handmade gifts.
Some of the time we sewed (in between eating and chatting) and some of the time we watched a great film, Stitched, the Film, and much of the time we multi-tasked and did several things at once.



Beth and Michele won door prizes.

It really was a wonderful day of friends, food, and laughter.

December 2011 donation

On Tuesday, 12/13/2011, four of our members went to the Orlando Veterans' Nursing Care Center to donate quilts for our annual charity event.
Donna, Linda, Leslie and Beth took 27 handmade quilts and 3 crocheted blankets to the center, and passed them out to resident veterans.  The quilts were well received, and "made the day" for a number of the residents.
It was a wonderful feeling to do this for our vets, and I will remember it for a long time.

January Sew Day

Saturday, December 17 is our Holiday Sew Day!!!!  We will meet at the Dr. Phillips/Southwest Branch of the Orlando Public Library from 10am to 4:45pm.  In addition to the usual working on our projects, we will show the DVD Stitched The Film, Behind Every Stitch, there's a Story.  If you would like to participate in a gift exchange bring a small item you have made (such as a zipper case, mug rug, etc.) wrapped so no one knows what's inside.  
It is helpful to leave a comment if you plan to attend and what shared item (extension cord, cutting mat, food, iron, ironing board, etc.) you will bring.  Sure hope to see you at this holiday-themed Sew Day!!!!

January Block of the Month

This month's block is a chance to make a 12.5" block (to finish at 12") of your choice in the analogous colors of green, green-blue, blue. 

In Color Order has an informative post on the topic of choosing fabrics in analogous color schemes.
Bring your block(s) to the January 4th guild meeting for a chance to win all the blocks!

Meeting Minutes, December 7, 2011

Orlando Modern Quilt Guild
Meeting Minutes
December 7, 2011 from 10 am - 12 Noon
Sewing Studio, Maitland, Florida

There were 12 people in attendance.

I.  Welcome and Meet and Greet

II.  Guild Raffle Basket
The raffle tickets are sold to benefit our Education Fund.  The basket for December was donated by Michelle and won by Rene.

III. BOM
The Block of the Month for January is quilter's choice.  Make any 12.5 unfinished block in the analogous color scheme of blue, blue green, and green.  For more info on the use of analogous colors see:  In Color Order

The December Blocks of the Month were won by Linda.
IV. Flickr Discussion Jodi's discussion on Flickr has been postponed until January due to a lack of a viewing screen.
V. Charity Quilts Beth updated the group on the charity quilts (many were shared at the December meeting) which will be delivered to a local VA Nursing Home on December 13.  Any remaining "female" quilts, will be donated to several residents without families at a W…

December Guild Meeting

Our next guild meeting is Wednesday, December 7th at The Sewing Studio in Maitland from 10am-12pm. We will have a drawing for the December Blocks.   Also, don't forget to bring money for the quilt basket raffle, charity quilts for the Orlando VA Community Living Center and items for Show and Tell.  See you Wednesday!

November 19, 2011 Sew Day

Sew day kicked off with a demo by Kathryn on printing on fabric.
We had a good size group and the room was humming with conversation.   Members shared their experience and knowledge.
Some worked on donation quilts while others worked on individual projects.



It was Heather's last sew day before she moves out of state.  We will miss her greatly.

December Sew Day

Don't forget this Saturday, November 19th is Sew Day!  As usual, we will meet at the Dr. Phillips/Southwest Branch of the Orlando Public Library from 10am to 4:45pm.  
You know the drill:  Leave a comment if you plan to attend and what shared item (extension cord, cutting mat, food, iron, ironing board, etc.) you will bring.  Hope you can make it as Sew Day is always a great day!

December Block of the Month

December's Block of the Month is called Scot's Plaid and comes from the book 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks.  The size of the block when pieced should be 8.5" square to finish at 8" square.  Colors for this block are to be warm, earthy tones with a neutral fabric for the large corner piece.

I made two sample blocks in two different warm color schemes.  

 Jelly rolls work great with this block as, besides the one neutral piece, all other pieces are 2.5" wide.  For one block, you will need one 4.5" square of a neutral fabric, two strips 2.5"x4.5" of a medium fabric, one 2.5" square of a dark fabric, two strips 2.5"x6.5" of a light fabric, and one 2.5" square of a medium or dark fabric.  Remember to use warm, earthy tones.


Sew one 2.5"x4.5" strip to one side of the 4.5" square, and press towards the strip; sew the other 2.5"x4.5" strip to the dark 2.5" square, and press towards the strip; trim if necessa…

OMQG Meeting of November 2, 2011

Guild Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
10 am - 12 noon
The Sewing Studio in Maitland, Florida
I.       Sign in: meet and greet.
17 members and 2 guests were in attendance.

II.      Guild Basket Raffle
Donna, who won the October gift basket, shows three Molas from which the winner of the November basket may select one.
Michele demonstrates the mola she selected as winner of the October basket. $40.00 was earned for the guild's educational fund from the gift basket raffle tickets.

III.     November Block of the Month
Beth won the November BOMs and promptly donated them to Rene.
          December Block of the Month
Rene announced the December BOM. The color theme is neutral background with warm earthly colors. The unfinished blocks are 8.5 by 8.5 inches. She said that 2.5 inch jelly rolls work well with this block design for which directions will be posted on the OMQG website.

IV.     Holiday Charity Project
Beth updated guild members on the holiday charity project.  The VA nur…