15 people were present for the April Meeting at the Sewing Studio in Maitland. The Meeting was held from 10 am until 12 noon.
-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.
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 notion discussion.
-There were so many interesting favorite tools, notions, and tips on how to do things easier that we have added a page to the web for you to comment about your favorite tools. Please add to the comments if you shared something at the meeting. Even if you were not at the meeting we welcome you to add to the discussion.
V. Other Guild Business
-The workshop with Tonya Ricucci will be held on April 30th in lieu of our regular Saturday Sew Day. The workshop, in which she will cover several techniques, will run from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm at the South West Branch Library (Dr. Phillips) of the Orange County Library System. The cost for members is $15.00 and the cost for non-members is $30.00. Attendees are not required to purchase Tonya's Book, Word Play, to attend the class, however if you are interested it is currently available through Amazon. You can read more about Tonya and her work here. If you plan to attend you must notify Michele and get payment to her no later than April 20th.
-We have the library meeting room at South West (Dr. Phillips) booked for OMQG for April 11 from 6 pm until 9 pm. Our president, Rene, asked if we would like to hold an alternate sew evening on this date and time. Since a number of people indicated that they would attend, that will be our first ever Sew Evening.
-During Show and Tell Beth showed everyone the OMQG's long arm quilted patriotic donation quilt. Alejandrina will add the label and then it will be ready to go. We decided that we would utilize a personal contact from the Veterans Hospital in Tampa to select an injured military person to receive the quilt in conjunction with Memorial Day.
-Beth requests that if any guild member decides to make a donation block for Quilts of Valor take a photo of it and contact Beth who would like to show the blocks made by OMQG members.
-The door prize was won by Sonia Kennedy.
V. Show and Tell