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Some Details

This Friday and Saturday is the Florida Cabin Fever's Quilt Fever 2011 quilt show.  If you'd like to enjoy the show as a group, meet inside the entrance (after purchasing your ticket) at 10:00am on Saturday.  At 10:15 we will get started, so if you come after that, you'll have to find us ;-)
The quilt show is located at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4602 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida.
The Modern Quilt Guild has announced the details of the second Project Modern Challenge.  Click on the links to read about the monochromatic challenge and the chance to win a Janome Horizon sewing machine.

It's not too late to consider taking a leadership role in the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.  Email your interest (or questions) in being the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Program Coordinator, Membership Coordinator or Charity Chair by Janua…

Sew Day So Fun!

Our January Sew Day was so much fun, which is no surprise to those of us who have been attending. We had a chance to talk and eat and collaborate....
to play with new toys...
to design new projects...
design new quilts...
to trim...
iron and cut...

sew by hand...

and by machine.
:) And one of us anyway feels like she keeps bringing back the same unfinished projects every month,

while others are really knocking the projects out!

OMQG January Sew Day

Date:  Saturday, January 15, 2011
Time:  10am-4:45pm Location:  Southwest Branch of the Orlando Public Library                   7255 Della Drive
                  Orlando, Florida Bring:  sewing machine
             project to work on
             tools needed-rotary cutter, rulers, scissors, etc.

RSVP by leaving a comment.    Let us know what snack you are bringing and if you can bring an iron, ironing board, extension cord or cutting mat.

Robert Kaufman Sponsored Solids Challenge

Robert Kaufman has generously provided our guild with their Dusty Palette charm packs for a solids challenge.  Details were discussed at our January meeting and charm packs distributed.

Inside the charm packs are a rainbow of fabulous colors!  See below for a sampling and go here if you'd like to see them all.
Kona® Cotton
K001-1065 Celadon Kona® Cotton
K001-1069 Champagne Kona® Cotton
K001-1080 Coal Kona® Cotton
K001-1255 Nutmeg
Kona® Cotton
K001-1099 Deep Rose Kona® Cotton
K001-1123 Dresden Blue

Kona® Cotton
K001-1285 Periwinkle Kona® Cotton
K001-1294 Plum Kona® Cotton
K001-1306 Raffia

What are you going to make with your charm pack?  Here are the guidelines for the challenge:

*Use the donated charm pack to create your idea of a modern quilt. *You may add an additional 1/2 yard of fabric if you so like. *There is no set size required, but the focus of the quilt should be the solids provided. *This is not a competition; no judging will take place. *The big reveal will be Monday, March 21st at ou…

January 2011 Guild Meeting

10 members were present for the January 5, 2011 meeting held in Maitland at the Sewing Studio from 10 am until Noon.
I.  Welcome -Rene welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the year. -The Minutes of the December 2010 Meeting were approved. -Michele provided the Treasurer's Report.  Our current balance of funds is $496.25 In March, paid members will be given OMQG logo tote bags and membership cards. -Birthday Fat Quarters were given to Judy.
II.  Quilt Challenge Robert Kaufman is sponsoring a solids challenge for interested chapters of the Modern Quilt Guild.  OMQG members who are interested in participating are being given Charm packs of 44 solids. Kauffman asks that we take photos of the challenge results and blog about our participation. Our plan is to reveal the completed quilts (or quilt tops) at our evening Social Event on March 21st. We want to have as few rules as possible so we have come up with the following:  By accepting the charm packet you are agreeing to use the pa…

Happy New Year!!!!

It's time to ring in the new year...time for new beginnings....time to set goals and resolutions. What quilting goals  have you set? How about including the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild in those goals....we have a great 2011 planned!
Find out more at Wednesday's (January 5) guild meeting from 10am-12pm at The Sewing Studio in Maitland.  Robert Kaufman is generously donating solid charm packs for our first challenge of the year, details of which will be revealed at the meeting.  Also up for discussion is January's quilt show, National Sew Day (March 15), OMQG's Sew-Cial to commemorate our one year anniversary, survey results, and upcoming officer elections.  Bring any new quilting books or tools you received for Christmas to show and tell.  If Santa didn't bring you any, bring in your favorite book or tool ;-)  As always, we love to see projects for Show and Tell.  Remember, it doesn't have to be completed.  It's great to see the progression of projects as well.�…