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March Guild Meeting

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is about to kick off its second year!  Time sure does fly, doesn't it?  Thank you to all our members for making OMQG's inaugural year a great one!  Are you ready to get started on an awesome second year?  Here are some details regarding the March meeting:
When:  Wednesday, March 2, 2011              10am - 12pm Where:  The Sewing Studio, Maitland What to Bring:  If participating in BOM, your cross block(s)   Info here                        cash or check for renewing membership                        Show and Tell
Agenda: -February BOM turn in and drawing -New OMQG tote bags and name tags for renewing membership -March BOM sample block -Blogs and Flickr presentation -Other Guild Business -----Robert Kaufman challenge -----National Quilting Day -----March Sewcial -Show and Tell

Sew Day on Saturday

February's Sew Day is this Saturday, February 26th from 10am-4:45pm at the Southwest/Dr. Phillips branch of the Orlando Public Library.  
For those of you who have not been, come check it out.  The library provides a large private room with big tables and plenty of chairs.  There is great lighting, and we also accomplish quite a bit while enjoying each other's company and creativity.  
Please add a comment if you plan to attend, what snacks you are bringing, and if you are bringing an iron or ironing board.

OMQG First Anniversary SEW-cial on March 21

Hello Quilters!
It's time to plan our SEW-cial event to celebrate Orlando Modern Quilt Guild's one -year anniversary!
The event will be held on Monday night, March 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Dr.Phillips/Southwest branch of the Orange County Library System. (it will be in the same room that we have our Sew Days) The goal of this event is to celebrate and socialize, introduce ourselves to the community and prospective members, and to hopefully welcome that evening any new members who may want to join our group!
The planning committee is coordinating flyers to promote the event, a notice in the Southwest Bulletin ( local comm. newspr.) room setup and refreshments, table-top displays highlighting our first year including our charity quilts as well as an informational brochure to be given out to prospective members that evening.
What we need from YOU, our members is the following:
1. Your attendance! Please rsvp now and commit to being there to help us celebrate!
2. Let us know …

Thank you and congratulations

I want to congratulate all new officers, and thank all the returning officers.  I love this guild, and look forward to a great 2nd year.  I love the Sew Days with all the socializing, and seeing the ideas everyone brings.  I hope we continue to grow, and bring many other talented people into our group.  Thank you everyone.

Meeting Minutes, February 2,2011


I.  Welcome and Introduction      15 people in attendance      Approval of January Meeting Minutes      No Treasurer's Report as the Treasurer was unable to attend the meeting.      There were no birthdays in February so no February Birthday Fat Quarters to distribute.
II. Introduction of Officers for the new Year, March 2011 through February 2012      President: Rene      Vice President: Beth      Secretary: Kathryn      Treasurer:  Michele      Membership Coordinator: Julie      Program Coordinator for Workshops: Alejandrina (If you have suggestions send to Rene who will share with Alejandrina)      Program Coordinator for Meetings: Rene  (If anyone would like to volunteer for this position     please contact Rene.      Charity Coordinator: Beth
III. Guild Block of the Month      We are going to start having Block of the Month beginning with the March meeting.  A block is announced with general guidelines.  Participants put…

February's Block

We are implementing a new and fun Block of the Month program.  Each month will feature a different block.  The block chosen will be fun to make, require materials that can easily be found in your stash, fit our modern theme, and when put together results in a fabulous quilt.  At the next month's meeting, a drawing will be held from members who make blocks, and one lucky person takes home all the blocks!
February's block is a cross block. Block size is 6" unfinished, 5 1/2" finished. Tutorials can be found in various places including here and here.  Your cross can be wonky or not, made with solids or prints.
To ensure everyone's blocks play well together, use a white (or neutral light) fabric for the background....and think modern ;-)
Here is how I made mine:

You will need two outer strips (mine are white) approximately 3 inches wide and 6 inches long.  You will sew a contrasting strip in between.  My strip is 2 inches wide.  Yours can be narrower or wider.  It is u…