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November 19, 2011 Sew Day

Sew day kicked off with a demo by Kathryn on printing on fabric.
We had a good size group and the room was humming with conversation.   Members shared their experience and knowledge.
Some worked on donation quilts while others worked on individual projects.

It was Heather's last sew day before she moves out of state.  We will miss her greatly.

December Sew Day

Don't forget this Saturday, November 19th 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!

December Block of the Month

December's Block of the Month is called Scot's Plaid and comes from the book 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks.  The size of the block when pieced should be 8.5" square to finish at 8" square.  Colors for this block are to be warm, earthy tones with a neutral fabric for the large corner piece.

I made two sample blocks in two different warm color schemes.  

 Jelly rolls work great with this block as, besides the one neutral piece, all other pieces are 2.5" wide.  For one block, you will need one 4.5" square of a neutral fabric, two strips 2.5"x4.5" of a medium fabric, one 2.5" square of a dark fabric, two strips 2.5"x6.5" of a light fabric, and one 2.5" square of a medium or dark fabric.  Remember to use warm, earthy tones.

Sew one 2.5"x4.5" strip to one side of the 4.5" square, and press towards the strip; sew the other 2.5"x4.5" strip to the dark 2.5" square, and press towards the strip; trim if necessa…

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 nur…