Sunday, January 29, 2012

February 2012 Meeting

Our next guild meeting is Wednesday, February 1st at The Sewing Studio in Maitland from 10am-12pm. Bring your February blocks for the BOM drawing.  Rene' will be collecting the Priority: Alzheimer's quilts made for our AAQI Crayon Challenge.  If you haven't made one yet, it's not too late to get started! See this post or go here for more information.  Also, don't forget to bring money for the quilt basket raffle and items for Show and Tell.  See you Wednesday!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Workshop on Saturday

Just a reminder, that Saturday is the Mary Sorensen workshop for registered members. An email has gone out with specific directions to the Windermere Library.  It would be helpful to leave a comment with any food item you plan to share.

Please also leave a comment if you did not receive the email or have further questions.  See you Saturday!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

February 2012 Block of the Month

February's Block of the Month is once again a 12.5" square to finish at 12".  This block is a simple yet bold block named Spool, and an example can be found in the book Modern Blocks.  

For our purposes, the background should be a dark gray, black, navy or other fabric that reads as such, and a solid white fabric used for the thin strips.   Good choices for the center square (thread) fabric include large-scale modern fabrics, graphic prints, or tone-on-tone textured type fabrics.  

Two different examples have been shown here.  Have fun making these blocks, and let me know if you have any questions.  Bring your block(s) to February's meeting for an opportunity to win them all!

Friday, January 6, 2012

January 4, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes
January 4, 2012
Sewing Studio
Maitland, Florida
10 AM til 12 Noon

I.   Sign In, Meet and Greet

There were 17 attendees at the January meeting.

II.  Guild Basket Raffle
As the December Basket Raffle winner, Rene provided the Basket full of goodies for the January Raffle.   It was won by Kathryn, who will provide the February basket.  The purpose of the Raffle Baskets is to raise additional funds for guild programs and workshops.

III. Block of the Month

The January Blocks in Blue, Green and Blue Green were won by Alejandrina who promptly withdrew her name.  The second drawing resulted in Judy winning the blocks.

Rene announced the block for February. It will be a 12 1/2 inch block unfinished in a color combination of grey, navy or black with white. A sample block will be posted on the website.

IV.  Flickr Demo

Jodi gave a very detailed and useful demo on Flickr.  She talked about the pros and the cons, how to get started, how to add your photos to groups, how to find the OMQG flickr group as well as showed how quilters are collaborating and inspiring others through the use of Flickr.  Some of the Flickr groups for quilters that she shared included Quilting Bee Blocks and Fresh Modern Quilts. We also had a brief introduction to Pinterest.

V.   Mary Sorensen Workshop
The workshop will be held at the Windermere Library on January 21.  You can arrive as early at 10 am to get set up.  The workshop begins at 10:30. If you have not signed up yet, there are a few slots left, so contact Alejandrina for information and Michele for arranging for payment.

VII.  Other Guild Business

AAQI - The next OMQG challenge is to make and bring your Alzheimer's donation quilt to the February meeting.  Part of the challenge is to use the colors of the two crayons drawn by each participant at an earlier meeting. The maximum donation quilt size is 9 by 12 inches.  For more information on donation quilt requirements and sleeve suggestions visit the Donation Quilts page of AAQI site.

Elections - Our guild's year starts in March, so elections will be held in February for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  If you have an interest in or questions about a leadership position please phone or send Rene an email no later than January 11th.

VII. Show and Tell