Monday, October 31, 2011

November Guild Meeting

Our next guild meeting is Wednesday, November 2nd at The Sewing Studio in Maitland from 10am-12pm. We will have a drawing for the November Blocks of the Month (rose blocks).   Also, don't forget to bring money for the quilt basket raffle and items for Show and Tell.  See you Wednesday!

Monday, October 24, 2011

October Sew Day

Another Sew Day with fabulous friends and food...

...and many projects in the works...

...all under the watchful eye of our mascot for the day, The Wonderful Lizard of Oz by artist Elaine LeCours.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October Sew Day

Don't forget this Saturday, October 22nd is Sew Day!  As usual, we will meet at the Dr. Phillips/Southwest Branch of the Orlando Public Library from 10am to 4:45pm.  

You know the drill:  Leave a comment if you plan to attend and what shared item (extension cord, cutting mat, food, iron, ironing board, etc.) you will bring.  Hope you can make it as Sew Day is always a great day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Modern Quilt Guild News

As you know, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is a branch of the Modern Quilt Guild.  Well, the MQG has been busy planning quite a few future events.  Here's a brief rundown of the latest:

Check out this survey the Modern Quilt Guild has compiled to learn more about ALL modern quilters.  As members of a modern quilt guild, it is important to share YOUR thoughts and input. The survey only takes a few minutes.  Based on the questions asked, I believe the MQG has some exciting plans in the works!

The Modern Quilt Guild is organizing a quilt exhibit at the Fall Market 2012!  This link has more information regarding the registration of quilts.  Start thinking of what quilt you'd like to enter (or what quilt you will make); the deadline for entries is  March 2nd, 2012.

Beginning in January, the Modern Quilt Guild will present 100 Days of Modern Quilting on their website featuring modern quilts and tutorials.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

November Block of the Month

November's Block of the Month is the liberated rose.  Blocks should measure 9.5" square unfinished.

Use at least three different fabrics in similar shades for the rose petals (which do not have to be red) and green fabrics for the leaves.

I highly recommend you check out this post from Sophie Junction which not only gives clear instructions for constructing the block, but also provides tips on making your rose look like a rose.

Bring your block(s) to the November 2th guild meeting for a chance to take home all the blocks!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Meeting Minutes, October 5, 2011

October 5, 2011
10:00 -  12 Noon
Sewing Studio
Maitland, Florida

I. Meet and Greet.
There were 18 attendees for today's meeting including three guests.

II. Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge
The challenge yielded numerous fun and modern blocks. We plan to use these blocks to make a charity quilt. Beth has volunteered to assemble the blocks and finish the quilt. Members also used the fabric to make other items. Pictures are below in Show & Tell. Thank you to FreeSpirit Fabrics for donating this fabric to the Modern Quilt Guilds.

III. Guild Basket
The basket was won by Donna Croff. Raffle ticket sales from the monthly guild basket total $98 as of October. This money will be earmarked for our education/workshop fund. Our Sew Day demos have netted $74 toward the fund.

IV. Charity Projects
Our December charity, The Orlando Community VA Center has requested 50" x 60" quilts. Other project ideas include: wheelchair quilts, lap quilts and walker bags. Plan to have your projects completed by the December 7 meeting. We will visit the center in December to present our goodies.

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is always accepting 9" x 12" or smaller quilts for their organization. Several of our members make quilts for this charity. Rene' has volunteered to register quilts for us so all we have to do is make little quilts. We would like to challenge everyone to make a quilt (or three!) and have a batch of quilts to send in February.

V. October BOM Lotto
Jodi won the colorful house blocks this month.

VI. Workshops
We have tentatively scheduled an applique workshop with Mary Sorensen for Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 10 am to 4:45 pm. The workshop will be held at our Sew Day location at the southwest branch (Dr. Phillips) library. Workshop cost and materials list will be available soon. At least 12 members expressed interest in the workshop at today's meeting. Beth is also looking into a workshop with 2010-11 OMQG member Marga Korioth. Marga uses dyes, paints and recycled materials to create beautiful wearable art and quilts.

VII. Flickr 3x6 Sampler Quilt Mini Bee
Jodi (aka Queen Bee) provided information and inspiration for her 3x6 Sampler Quilt Mini Bee on Flickr. Four times a year, the hive members make six 12-inch quilt blocks for their hive partners in their colors. Jodi has made and received beautiful blocks in the bee and invited all OMQG members to join in the fun. For more information, click on the link above. Heather joined the swap last quarter and had a blast.

VIII. Other Guild Business
  • Cabin Fever Quilt Guild will show the documentary film "Stitched" at its January 2012 meeting (time and place to be determined). If you are interested in seeing this film, leave a comment on this post and we'll send you the e-mail address for RSVPs.
  • Upcoming meeting presentations: November: Color Theory by Heather; December: Flickr by Jodi. If you have something to share with the group, please volunteer.
  • Sew Day Demos: To be determined. Volunteers are also needed for short demonstrations. Our next Sew Day is Saturday, October 22 from 10 am to 4:45 pm at the Dr. Phillips library.
  • November's Block of the Month will be a scrappy flower blossom. A link to a tutorial will be on our sidebar.
VIX. Show & Tell