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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.

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!

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.

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!

Meeting Minutes, October 5, 2011

AGENDA 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 c…