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 nursing home prefers that quilts be 50 by 60 inches, and lap and wheel chair size quilts are also welcome. These quilts are to be turned in at the December meeting.

V.      Mary Sorensen Workshop
Alejandrina gave details for the Mary Sorensen needle turn workshop which will be held in place of our January Sew Day.  The location is the Dr. Philips location (SouthWest Library) of the Orange County Library System on January 21.  The workshop begins at 10:30 and please arrive by 10:00 for room set up. The workshop is limited to 20 people.  Interested meeting attendees signed up and paid ($25.00) for the workshop. Paying guild members have first priority and if there are any places left over, the workshop will be opened up to non-members for a $50.00 fee. If you are interested and have not yet signed up please contact Alejandrina.

VI.     Other Guild Business

          Guild Directory-Rene presented a copy to each meeting attendee of the guild directory listing the name, photo, and contact info for each member.  If anyone would like to change the picture that is used in the directory please email a photo to Rene.

          December Sew Day-The food of the December Sew day should be more winter/holiday themed and we will show the movie, "Stitched, the film." Rene will check with the library to make sure there is the needed equipment for showing the DVD.  We will also have a swap for anyone who is interested.  Bring a small item you have made, such as a pin cushion, mug rug, zipper pouch, or pot holder, just for a few examples, in a brown paper bag to exchange.

          February AAQI Challenge
The guild challenge for February is for participants to make an Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative donation quilt.  "Rules" related to size, sleeving methods, etc. were distributed to meeting attendees. For additional information feel free to contact Rene, our AAQI goddess.
          Door Prize: Pretty in Patchwork Doll Quilts, Lark Books.
The door prize was won by Kathryn.

VIII.  Show and Tell


  1. We are a busy and talented guild! Great post and pictures, Kathryn!

  2. oh - I miss going to the meetings, this looks like fun! great show and tell!


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