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Tuesday's Tips and Tricks: First Edition

Welcome to the first edition of Tuesday's Tips and Tricks!  You asked and we listened....Here you will find tips, techniques, tricks and products related to quilting that have been vetted by our members.  Occasionally a question will be asked by a member seeking help with a particular quilting issue.  All of us have knowledge, skills and experience that we can share with others;  each of us can benefit and learn from the talents of our fellow guild members.  Let's get started!


Jackie offers these tips regarding needles:
When threading a needle for hand stitching, insert the needle into a square of folded fabric.  Hold the fabric rather than the needle when threading.When switching sewing machine needles, leave a strand of thread in needle after removing to remind you this is a used needle. Cara shares this trick for those of us who can never cut the fabric large enough when paper piecing: First photocopy an extra copy of the pattern and cut out the pieces.  Then as you get to ea…

OMQG MEETING MINUTES

OMQG
MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 6, 2013
10 AM - 12 NOON
THE SEWING STUDIO, MAITLAND, FLORIDA

29 members and guests were in attendance

I. SIGN IN AND MEET AND GREET

II. SIGN UP FOR NEW MEMBERSHIP YEAR

Dues are due March of each year in the amount of $50.00
III. THANK YOU TO THE OUTGOING VICE PRESIDENT
A gift was presented to Linda, the outgoing Vice Present for your service to the Guild




IV. ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPROVAL OF OFFICERS EFFECTIVE MARCH 2013
Alejandrina was announced as the new Vice President of the Guild. This means that the Program Coordinator is opening up and Alejandrina will be happy to assist the new appointee in getting started in the position. Anyone who has questions about this important role can contact Beth or Alejandrina for more information.



The officers remaining in their current positions, Beth as President, Rene has founding officer, Michele as Treasurer and Kathryn as Secretary were reintroduced to the guild members.

V. BUDGET UPDATE
Michele gave an upda…

April 2013 Block of the Month

The April Block of the Month is the traditional Shoo Fly block. You can find a detailed tutorial linked here. The tutorial also shows a finished quilt top which can be used for color inspiration. Basically, brights with white. Make as many as you want. You get an entry for each block you make, and you might just win them all.

The Shoo Fly block is thought to be named after the Nicandra plant which is part of the Nightshade family. The juices of the plant were used as a natural fly deterrent, which is how the plant got its shoo-fly name. This popular quilt block can be traced back to the mid-1800s and there is also a pie with the same name.

Shoo Fly Pie

1 c. flour
2/3 c. brown sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. shortening
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. hot water
1 c. molasses
1 egg, beaten
1 9" unbaked pie shell

Combine flour, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Cut shortening into flour mixture. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup crumbs. Dissolve baking soda in hot (but not boiling) water. In a bowl, combine…

Guild Position Descriptions

ORLANDO MODERN QUILT GUILD DESCRIPTIONS OF OFFICER POSITIONS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS REVISED 2/28/13
PRESIDENT Arranges for, schedules and facilitates general meetings, sew days and board meetings.Assists, coordinates and approves the planning of monthly meetings and sew days.Prepares and posts the Agenda for monthly guild meetings and board meetings.Maintains (or delegates maintenance of) all social media such as the guild’s blog, Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter accounts.Attends monthly guild meetings, sew days, board meetings, and guild programs.Actively participates in leadership and decisions about topics such as annual planning, programs, events, challenges, budgeting and membership.Takes suggestions from all members under advisement, and works with individuals as needed. The President’s primary functions are overseeing the smooth running of the entire guild and making sure The Guild’s mission and purpose are being followed.  The President must feel comfortable speaking in fr…