Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sew Day, June 16, 2012

Don't you wish you were here?  Great day of fun, friendship, food and sewing!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Meeting Minutes, June 6, 2012

Orlando Modern Quilt Guild
Meeting Minutes
June 6, 2012
Sewing Studio, Maitland, Florida

I.     Sign In and Meet and Greet

24 members and guests were in attendance.

II.    The June Block of the Month was won by Judy.

Renee showed the August Block of the Month sample with white and brights.
Directions on making the Asterisk block are online.

III.   Valerie Goodwin Show and Tell

Members shared their completed or works in progress from the Valerie Goodwin Memory Map class.

IV.    Raffle Basket

The Raffle Basket provided by last month's winner, Rene, was won by Beth.

V.     Other Business

OMQG members recommended advertising the guild in the brochure for the Space Cost Quilters Quilt Show running Feb. 15 and 16, 2013.

Beth is updating the website. Additional information attached to the agenda distributed in the meeting.

There is no regular guild meeting in July, however, we will still have Sew Day in July.

The official guidelines as to what Modern Quilting is was shared and discussed with the attendees.

VI.    QUILTCON Challenge

Beth is encouraging OMQG members to participate in the QUILTCON Challenge and bringing their completed blocks to the August 1st meeting.  Beth will register the blocks and submit by the August 15, 2012 deadline. Beth distributed challenge specifications to those present at the meeting.

VII.  Donations

The guild was given a large quantity of fabric and several quilt related items.  A silent auction was held for three items won by Terry, Renee and Judy.  Members assisted sorted fabric and were able to make donations for any fabric wanted to keep for their own use. Funds were given to the guild's education fund. Other fabrics are to be used for donation quilts or to be donated.

VIII.  Show and Tell

IX.    Lunch at SoNapa Grille.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

August 2012 Block of the Month

August's BOM is the ever popular Asterisk block.  The tutorial for this scrappy block can be found on City House Studio's blog here.

Again, the completed block should be 12.5"unfinished to finish at 12" square when pieced with other blocks.  I would suggest making the last strips added a little wider than called for in the tutorial if your blocks tend to be shy of the 12.5".  You will then be able to trim then down to 12.5".

Use white solid fabric for the background and bright, fresh, modern fabrics for the strips.  Enjoy making these blocks.  They are easy and a lot of fun to make, but I will say they aren't as quick as I had expected.
You have two months to make this block as there will not be a guild meeting in July.