August 2011 Meeting Minutes

Orlando Modern Quilt Guild
Meeting Minutes
August 3, 2011
The Sewing Studio, Maitland, Florida

I. Welcome
21 members and guests were in attendance.
Membership cards were distributed. Most local quilt shops offer guilds 10% off purchases. The Sewing Studio gives us 15% off regular priced merchandise on meeting days.
The bank balance is $1,143.33 which includes a $65 deposit of funds received from Sew Day demos. The funds will be earmarked for our education fund.

II. Guild Basket Raffle Drawing
As another way to build our education fund, we raffled off a basket filled with goodies. Terry launched our guild basket drawing by providing the first basket. Leslie was the lucky winner of the basket and we raised $34 for our education fund. Leslie will fill the basket for the September meeting.

III. Blocks of the Month 
We had two months of BOMs to show off. July's block was a disappearing four patch in red, white, and blue.
Rene' was the winner of the July blocks.

August's block was a wonky star in black and white and primary colors.
Leslie was the winner of these fun blocks.

Linda C., who won the May blocks, put them all together into a beautiful quilt with a custom label.

The September block will be a wonky tree in a holiday theme. More details will be available under a separate post.

IV. Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge
Details of the challenge were outlined and fabric packages were distributed. Thank you to Free Spirit Fabrics for donating to the Modern Quilt Guilds. We love free fabric!
Challenge participants are making a 10.5" (10" finished) block of their choice that will be combined with other member blocks into a charity quilt. As a bonus challenge, we'll be using the leftover fabric to make a mug rug, pincushion, mini quilt, needle book, or other small project of your choice. The challenge deadline is October 5, 2011 (our October meeting).

V. September Swap
Since the May Mug Rug Swap was so popular, we're doing another swap for September. To play, make a 9" x 12" (approximate) mini quilt to trade. Bring the mini in a brown paper bag to the September meeting and you'll get to go home with a mini made by a fellow OMQG member.

VI. Other Business
Project Modern: Challenge 4 is the fourth and final challenge for the Modern Quilt Guild. The theme is "Find Your Own Voice." Participants are encouraged to make a quilt using their own design. There are awesome prizes and a chance to win a Janome sewing machine.

100 Days of Modern Quilting begins in September. Participants are asked to submit a photo of their modern quilt along with the story behind it. Also, if you've found a great online tutorial, they're looking for those too. Submissions are due by August 30, 2010.

There is a sign-up sheet for member meeting presentations and Sew Day demos. If you have something to share, please let us know.

A young woman named Sara came by the meeting to donate two large boxes of her mother's fabric.  She asked that we make something beautiful with them and share the photos with her.  Rene' will sort through the boxes and distribute the fabric.

VII. Show and Tell

The August Sew Day will be held Saturday, August 20 from 10 am to 4:45 pm at the Dr. Phillips Library. Our next guild meeting will be held Wednesday, September 7 from 10am to noon at The Sewing Studio.


  1. Thanks Michele for posting pictures and minutes from the meeting. It was nice seeing so many members in attendance. I've missed y'all ;-)

  2. Wow...looks like a lot of great blocks, and "show and tells". Sorry I had to miss it, but....the cruise I took was wonderful!


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