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Meeting Minutes, July 3, 2013

Meeting Minutes
July 3, 2013 10 AM -12 Noon
Maitland, Florida

I.     Meet and Greet
-Introduction of Guests
-30 members and guests were in attendance

II.    Treasurer Report
-Michele gave the treasurer report.

III.   Basket
-The raffle basket was provide by Michele...

and won by Jodi.


IV.   Classes and Field Trips

Jacquie Gering Discussion
-The Saturday (Aug. 24) class, Flip and Stitch, is full.  There were a few slots left in the Friday (Aug. 23) class on Hexies.  A discussion took place on whether or not the Friday class should be changed to another topic.  As the class is now almost full it was determined to leave it as the Hexie Class.
-Judy volunteered to coordinate the food for both days.
-Cara will send out updated information on location, days and times, class supply lists to registered attendees.

Color Theory
-Former OMQG member, Heather, offered to do her Color Theory class for OMQG members.  Beth asked for input from the members as to their interest in the topic and the proposed Aug. 26th d…

August 2013 Block of the Month

Thank you Jodi for this month's block suggestion.  This 12.5" unfinished pieced lady block looks to be a fun one with the opportunity to use those modern fabric scraps you've been collecting or a chance to cut into that favorite fabric you've been saving for just the right project.


Don't worry if you haven't done any improv piecing before.  This improv block tutorial is super easy friendly with great step by step pictures and instructions.  Bring your block(s) to the August 7th meeting for a chance to win all the cute girl blocks.

Have fun with it and happy stitching!

Tuesday's Tips and Tricks: Binding

There are various techniques for binding a quilt whether you choose to hand stitch or machine stitch the binding.  Below are just a few that provides tips for attaching and stitching your binding by machine:

Pink Chalk Studios has compiled four different machine binding techniques in one blog post.  This is definitely worth reading.Aunt Marti has a tutorial on machine binding with a flange.  The resulting look is impressive.From my good friend Mary, this tutorial for machine binding was featured on Sew, Mama Sew.This tutorial is a two-for-one:  a mug rug tutorial that includes directions for "cheater binding". Do you have a particular method for quilt binding? Please do share, and if there are any tips you would like to share or if you would like information on a technique feel free to leave a comment here.
Happy stitching!