Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sew Day, December 2012

Well we have such good cooks within our group that the food started to disappear on Saturday faster than I could get a photo.

Elf supervised the small but merry group.

We had many projects in the works throughout the day and that did not stop us one bit with our eating, chatting, laughing and general holiday cheer.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 2012 Meeting Minutes

OMQG Meeting Meetings
10:00 AM to 12 Noon
Sewing Studio in Maitland

I.     Sign In, Meet and Greet
13 members were in attendance
The meeting was conducted by Linda.

II.    Raffle Basket-We are skipping December and the November winner will bring the Raffle Basket to the January Meeting.

III.   For our holiday celebration we had wonderful assorted finger foods through out the meeting and the formal meeting was followed by a social hour.

IV.    Block of the Month

The December Blocks were won by Alejandrina.

Michele showed a sample of the January Block.  It is to be done in Orange, Blue and Purple on a white background; 12.5 inches unfinished.  A tutorial is now available on the OMQG website.

V.     Classes and Other Business

Attendees of the Carolyn Friedlander class discussed the class and Mary showed the blocks she created with Carolyn's pattern.

It was also announced that there will be a class with Ellen Linder on double reverse applique in February.  More information to come.

A suggestion was made that the guild either purchase a sample card for Kona Cotton solid fabrics or perhaps ask if the fabric company would donate a color card to the guild.

The upcoming Modern Quilt Guild challenge using Madrona Road fabric by Violet Craft for Michael Miller was briefly discussed.  We hope to have the fabric available for participants at the January Meeting.

Mary was asked and agreed to do a discussion at the February meeting on her experiences with pattern making/publishing.

V.     Show and Tell

VI.   Optional Holiday Gift Exchange
When possible the gift maker and the recipient were photographed together.

January 2013 Block of the Month

Our January BOM is the Modern Strings block in blue, orange, purple, and white. You can find the recipe to this block right here. Your trimmed block should measure 12.5" x 12.5". Just add enough white to get to that size. Bring it to the January 2, 2013 meeting and put your name in for a chance to win them all. If you make two blocks, you'll get two chances. Have fun!