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Let's Get Ready for 2015!

Many of you may have quilt-related resolutions for the New Year. Be sure to include your comment HERE to enter our next monthly raffle and allow us to cheer your accomplishments along the way!
Some "Quilty Resolutions" can include:
- Sewing only from your stash (Stash Busters Unite!) - Completing more of your UFOs (Get ready for the new challenge in 2015!) - Entering a quilt competition (Find opportunities HERE!) - Learn a new technique (Have you seen our Pinterest page lately?)
If one of your goals include learning more about the art of quilting, consider attending the Studio to Gallery Conference presented by Studio Art Quilt Associates of Florida. The 2015 conference will be held in Melbourne, FL and it offers workshops, lectures and a gallery walk. Click HERE to learn more!
Looking forward to a creative 2015 with you!

Elections

The Union Star, Elizabeth Holmes, 1869, 90" x 71" "This quilt was made 1869 by Elizabeth Holmes in her 68th Year." "Abraham Lincoln: Grant Pr: Colfax VI: & The Union Forever."
Interested in running for a board position? Please review the position responsibilities on the OMQG website under the ABOUT US tab or click HERE.  The elected board positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer; all other coordinators are committee chairs and will be selected by  the incoming board. The deadline to become a nominee is January 7.  All nominees will be asked to introduce themselves at our January meeting.  Voting will take place at our February meeting by written ballot, and new officers will be announced at the end of that meeting.  Absentee ballots will be available via email from Jan 26-Feb 2 (dates approximate).  Email Karol or Julia to get an absentee ballot.

Please contact the election committee or any board member if you are interested or …
MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 3, 2014
MAITLAND, FL

The meeting was called to order by President Yanick.  29 members and 2 guests were present.

TREASURER'S REPORT
Marge reported that as of Nov 30, our balance is $7157.29.

RAFFLE BASKET
The fabric-rich basket was won by Debra (and her lucky sister!)
 UPCOMING EVENTS
Cara asked that she be notified of all completed UFOs by the end of the day (Dec 3.)  A drawing will be held and prize awarded at our holiday party on Dec 20.  A new UFO challenge, headed by Kelly, will be coming in 2015!
The guild will be making another field trip to the Suwanee Valley Quilt Shop in Trenton on Feb 7.  There are many other shops in Trenton as well, including antiques and cross-stitch.  More details to follow.

OMQG purchased an ad in the Space Coast quilters program for their bi-annual show, which takes place Feb 13 and 14 in Titusville.  Deadline to enter the show is Jan 16.

Florida Cabin Fever quilters also have an upcoming show on Jan 23 and 24.  Submissions will be …

January Block of the Month

For January, we'll do a very simple block in "winterish" colors: grays and blues with white background. Light tones seem nicest, but of course any shade will do. The block is a double chevron design:




Here is what multiple blocks look like:



It makes a 12 1/2 inch block. The instructions are here and it's so easy you may want to do more than one.
MEETING MINUTES
November 5, 2014
Maitland, FL

The meeting was called to order with 32 members and 4 guests present.

UPCOMING EDUCATION EVENTS
Cocoa Beach quilt retreat takes place Nov 7-9.  Attendees may want to carpool.Victoria Findlay Wolfe workshop will take place on Dec 5 and 6 from 10:30 - 4:30 at the Dr Phillips Library.  Supply list can be found here.  There are still 5 spots available on Sat. and registration for those spots is now open to non-members.  Cara will order lunch for the group; if you have dietary restrictions, please let her know ASAP.  Please bring old phone books for paper piecing. Cara asked if there was interest in another field trip to the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe.  She will check available dates.UFO's need to be completed by our Dec 3 meeting.  Prize will be awarded at our Sew Day Holiday party on Dec 20. BLOG POST RAFFLE
Cara was the winner.Remember to read the OMQG blog and respond to posts to have your name entered in our monthly raffle! TREASURER…