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Unruly Workshop

Don't forget this Saturday is our workshop with Tonya Ricucci (FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS) from 10am to 4:30pm at the Dr. Phillips/Southwest branch of the Orlando public library.  There will not be a Sew Day this day.  An email went out to all registered participants with last minute details and reminders.  If you registered for the workshop, but did not receive an email, please let me know.


Remember to email the group with the shared items (food, drink, cutting mat, iron, etc.) you plan to bring. Can't wait for this workshop!

First Evening Sew Day

OMQG held our first ever evening time Sew Day.  I think I got almost as much done in one evening as I usually do in a longer daytime sew day. As always it is great to have a chance to consult and laugh with other quilters as we work on our projects.

Sew Evening

Don't forget we are having a Sew Evening this month, and it is tomorrow!!!!  
As with our Sew Days, we will meet at the Southwest/Dr. Phillips branch of the Orlando Public Library.  However, this time we will meet from 6pm to 9pm.  
Hope to see you there!  Leave a comment or email if you plan to be there, and let us know if you can bring an iron and/or ironing board.  Sure hope I'm not sewing alone ;-)

Mug Rug Swap

As discussed during the April meeting, we are having our very first swap!   If you want to participate, make and bring a mug rug to the May 4th meeting wrapped in a brown paper bag, and you will take home a mug rug created and made by a fellow OMQG member!  Easy and fun!
1. a drink & a snack, 2. Selvedge Mug Rug, 3. camp 1, 4. IMG_4935, 5. After 5 Mug Rug, 6. Ticker tape mug rug, 7. Mini Quadrilateral Quilt Mug Rug, 8. My Mug Rug Collection - Sue made me this one, 9. Tweethearts_2

What is a mug rug you ask?  Basically it is an oversize coaster.....a cute spot to set your beverage of choice and a snack.  As you can see from the above pictures, mug rugs are not just for coffee ;-)  The mug rug I brought in as a sample was about  6" by 10", but they can range in size anywhere from 4"x6" to 6"x10".  You can make your mug rug square, rectangular, round, heart shaped, egg shaped, etc.;  you can sew a binding on it or use the pillowcase method; you can machine…

May Block of the Month

Please note:  This post has been edited to correct the block size.


May's block of the month is a red and white offset stacked strip block.  (Suggestions for a shorter, more clever name are welcome.)  Lately, combinations of red and white quilts have shown up everywhere!  I am sure the recent Infinite Variety exhibit has something to do with that.  If you have not seen these gorgeous quilts, I encourage you to visit this link.  They are incredible!  There is also a free app available for iPod and iPad.  
This month's block is 10"9 1/2" square unfinished and made with red and white fabrics. In keeping with our fun, easy, and can be made with scraps on hand approach, here is how I made my block:

From your stash, pull out strips/scraps of red fabrics and solid white fabric.  Cut strips of red fabric 6 1/2" by 2".  Your white fabric should also be 2 inches wide and can vary in length from 4 -6 inches long.   For each block you will need six strips of red fabric and …

Just one Star block QOV

Moda is participating in "just one star", to make blocks for QOV.  This is great way to contribute, without having to make an entire quilt.  Here is the link for their pattern and info.
http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/2011/03/just-one-star.html

April 6, 2011 Meeting Minutes

15 people were present for the April Meeting at the Sewing Studio in Maitland. The Meeting was held from 10 am until 12 noon.
I.     Welcome        -Since the treasurer could not attend the meeting, there was no treasurer's report this month.        -The minutes from the March meeting were posted online, and there were no questions or comments about them.        -The Block of the Month drawing was held for the green and white mosaic blocks, and they were won by LInda Mullins.
II.     Rene presented the Block of the Month for the May Meeting.  The strip block is to be completed in red and white, and the instructions will be posted on the OMQG web site.

III.   We will have a Mug Rug swap at the May Meeting.  There are no specific requirements for this.  If you want to participate bring one with you to the May Meeting in a brown paper bag. Make them larger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat.  The sample Rene showed was roughly around 8 by 10 inches.

IV.    Favorite Quilting tool or …

Post our favorite tools.

We had some really great tools presented at the guild meeting. Lets post them here, and we'll have a central place to look for them.

Mine is: my small, blunt tipped scissors, on a retractable holder, clipped to my shirt.
My second is:  my stackable tool/thread holder to carry my sewing/quilting stuff around.

April Guild Meeting

Here are the details for April's meeting:
When:  Wednesday, April 6, 2011 10am-12pm Where:  The Sewing Studio, Maitland, Florida What to Bring:  If participating in the Block of the Month, your mosaic block(s) Info here                           Your favorite/can't live without quilting tool/notion                           Cash or check for renewing membership if haven't already                           Cash or check for April 30th workshop-more details at meeting                           Copy of Agenda (sent via email)                           Show and Tell
Agenda: -April Block of the Month turn in and drawing -May Block of the Month sample  -Mug Rug Swap for May -Favorite quilting tool/notion discussion -Discuss upcoming workshop with Tonya Ricucci/Unruly Quilter -Other guild business -Show and Tell
Please help us out by leaving a comment or emailing if you plan to attend so we will know how many chairs to set up.  Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday!