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Minutes of the October 2, 2013 Meeting

ORLANDO MODERN QUILT GUILD
MEETING AGENDA
OCTOBER 2, 2013
10:00 AM UNTIL 11:30 AM
SEWING STUDIO, MAITLAND, FLORIDA

I.      MEET AND GREET

II.     INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

III.    MAITLAND SEW DATES
Sew days at Maitland for the balance of the year are Oct. 21st, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. (Some of these are new dates.)
Sew days at Dr. Phillips Branch (Orange County Library) for the remaining of the year are Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and December 13.
Sew days for Dr. Phillips for the first half of 2014 are Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 1, April 19, May 17 and June 21.

IV.    NAME BADGE CHALLENGE

The challenge winner was Sharleen!



V.     BLOCK OF THE MONTH


        Marge won the October Blocks of the Month!



Rene introduced the November Block of the Month.  Instructions are posted online.
The maple leaf blocks are to be done with fall colors on a neutral background.



VI.    BOGGY CREEK QUILTS
Each team gave an update on the progress of their quilts for Boggy Creek Camp.

VII.   JULIE'S CLASS

Julie provided patterns…

November 2013 Block of the Month: Modern Maple

November's block of the month is a 12.5" square maple block.  This is a pretty traditional block that has been around for quite awhile but has recently reappeared in some pretty cool quilt projects.  This one by Carla of Grace and Favour is my favorite.

There are several tutorials for this block out there, but I had a difficult time finding directions for a 12.5" block until I found this tutorial by Angela of All Patched Up. 
Use neutral or low volume fabrics for the background and modern print fabric for the leaves to make a 12.5" unfinished square block.  For the sample block I went with a scrappy background but kept the leaf prints all the same.  Browse the gallery of modern maple quilts and other projects I linked to above and have fun making this block your own.  
Bring your block(s) to the November 6th meeting for a chance to go home with all the blocks.  Happy stitching!

Tuesday's Tips and Tricks

It's been a while since our last Tuesday's Tips and Tricks.  Today's tips are brought to you by guild member Jackie.  Thanks Jackie for sharing your suggestions.


A flat iron is a terrific tool for small ironing jobs.  It sure makes binding lay flat.Build a Bear Workshop sells stain remover ($7) for cleaning spots off stuffed animals.  Seems this might work well on arts quilts that can't be washed. 
As a reminder, our guild has a Pinterest board which features many tutorials and techniques you might find useful.  Please let us know if you have a tip or technique you'd like to share.   Happy stitching!