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Sew Day, December 13, 2013

There were many busy elves at the December Sew Day and Holiday Party held at the Dr. Phillips library. 
Kathryn's beautiful art quilt with her hand printed fabrics.

Yanick was busy making gift card cases and coffee sleeves for her family.
Ellen was fabricating (get it?) gorgeous ornaments from strips of fabrics. They look so intricate, but she was whipping them up quickly.
Marge selected a layout for the ornament blocks that Yanick really won, but owed to Marge. There are some deals going down during our monthly meetings! Marge finished the top complete with red sashing. It looks fantastic. Do you recognize your block(s)?
We always starve at Sew Days. There's hardly anything to eat or drink. Yeah, you know better. Everything was delicious and festive.
Our littlest elf was a delight. She and her ponies (and mommy) constructed a beautiful quilt top. You should have seen her laying out her blocks on the floor like we do. I think we have a new quilter among us.
These brown paper …

January 2014 Block of the Month - Butterfly Block

Jodi found a fun block for our January block of the month. The Butterfly Block was created by Rachel who blogs at Four Wise Monkeys. These cute butterflies would make a cheery and colorful quilt.

Tutorial for Butterfly Block

The block should measure 8.5" x 8.5" to finish at 8" x 8". The color scheme is pink, yellow, and orange and the embroidered antennae are optional. Bring your block(s) to the January 8, 2014 guild meeting at The Sewing Studio in Maitland for a chance to win them all!

12-4-2013 OMQG Meeting Minutes

OMQG Meeting Minutes
December 4, 2013 10:00 am until 11:52 am Sewing Studio in Maitland, Florida 24 members and guests in Attendance
Meet and Greet
Raffle Basket The basket was won by Ellen Gordon.
Block of the Month The December Block of the Month was won by Yanick.

Jodi announced the January BOM is a butterfly 8.5 inches square.  Please use oranges, pinks and yellows on a white background.



Boggy Creek Quilts Each team made a progress report on their quilts.


Election Process Alejandrina outlined the Election Committee.  The members of the Election
Committee for the current election are:  Debbe King, Julia Hunt and Zonetta Glenn.
Ongoing Election Process
As the guild continues to grow, we need to formalize some of our procedures and let members know what those procedures are.  The Board just outlined the following procedures for the Election Process.

In November of each year the OMQG Board will select a committee of 3 members in good standing to serve as the Election Committee.  The members of th…

November 6, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes
November 6, 2013
10:00 AM - 12 Noon
Maitland, Florida 

I.     Meet and Greet
There were 32 members and guests in attendance.

II.    Updates on Projects and Challenges
The four teams gave updates on the progress of Camp Boggy Creek blocks.  The finished quilts are due at the February Meeting.

Yanick reminded everyone about the end of November deadline for the Double Wedding Ring Challenge sponsored by the NYC Modern Quilt Guild.  OMQG participants are to bring their project to the December meeting.

III.   Raffle Basket
The raffle basket was won by Beth.


IV.    Holiday Party
The holiday party will be at the Friday, Dec. 13th Sew Day at the Dr. Phillips branch library. Each attendee is to bring a dish to share.  Anyone who would like to participate in an exchange is to bring a wrapped mug rug. Biata will bring her Houston photos to share her experience during Sew Day. (The other December Sew Day is Dec. 9th at the Maitland Library.  This will be a regular sew day and will not in…