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Meeting Minutes, February 6, 2013

MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 6, 2013 10 AM UNTIL 12 NOON SEWING STUDIO IN MAITLAND, FLORIDA
I.     Meet and Greet
II.     Election Linda is no longer able to fill the role of Vice President.  We thank her for all the work she has contributed towards the guild.  Terry volunteered to take the role of VP and the vote in favor was unanimous.
III.   Blocks of the Month Susan was the block winner.
Alejandrina introduced the Garden Fence block, our BOM for March.  The blocks are to be in grey and yellow with white trim around the outside. A link to instructions is available on the OMQG website.
IV.    Mary Sorenson was our speaker. Beth wore a t-shirt with the design of Mary's Celebrity AAQI Invitational Auction Quilt,"How Does My Garden Grow?" Mary gave a fascinating talk about her experience in making patterns everything from creating the design to packaging and marketing the patterns.
V.    Raffle Basket The basket was provided by Beth and won by Pat.
VI.     Other Guild Business   --Be…

March 2013 Block of the Month

The instructions for the Garden Fence block are here.

It is a very easy block, no need to match any points! Only one caveat: the fabric cutting instructions do not include the white "sashing," although she mentions it at the end and the sashing is shown in the finished block picture. My example includes the sashing as well (a 1 1/2 white strip all around).

The colors are gray and yellow over white. You can elect to place the yellow or the gray at the center of the block, or, make one of each. The finished quilt example shows how varying the center colors makes it more interesting.

Finally, the finished size of this block is 12 inches AFTER you add the sashing.

Alejandrina