Saturday, April 19, 2014

May BOM Pattern

The May BOM is brought to you by Debra!

The block measures 12.5 inches and can be made as wonky as you'd like. Colors should be black, white and a  bright color.

Directions for making a log cabin can be found here.

Bring your completed block to the May monthly meeting for your chance to win them all.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

UFO Challenge

2014 UFO Challenge

The Basics

This challenge is open to any current member of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild. The goal is to encourage one another and clear out some of our UFOs.

An Unfinished Object (UFO) is any quilt or quilted item that you have begun, but not finished as of April 2, 2014. This includes any items for which you have done significant planning (i.e. selected fabrics and a pattern), as well as those on which you have begun cutting or sewing. It does not include quilts you've considered doing, but haven't actually started planning.

An object is 'finished' when it is ready for display or use.

The Procedure

(1) Submit your list in this SURVEY.

(2) Work on your UFOs in the order that appeals to you and in your own time.

(3) At each subsequent show and tell, bring in any completed UFOs and show us what you've done. Then, triumphantly mark it off your list!

(4) For each UFO completed, a raffle ticket will be marked with the member's name and entered in the year end drawing.

(5) At the Winter Holiday party, there will be a raffle drawing and prizes will be awarded.

Contact Cara at if you have any questions.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 2, 2014 Meeting Minutes

APRIL 2, 2014

Introduction of Visitors
There were 28 members and guests in attendance.

The April Raffle Basket was presented by Zonetta

and won by Christina.

The monthly Treasurer Report was given by Marge.

Yanick offered thanks to past officers and committee chairs.

Yanick announced committee leaders as follows:
-Education: Cara
-Charity: Linda and Beth
-Mentoring:  Michele and Marge
-Bees: Jodi and Sue
-Demos: Debra
-Sunshine: During the meeting Beata volunteered for this position
-Challenge Committee: Please contact Yanick if you are interested in this.


Cara is working on lining up teachers for this year and possibly for 2015.

OMQG will work with Beta House. Linda presented the first of three projects.  The first is for interested members to each make a baby blanket to donate to Beta House.  Linda will collect the quilts at the May, June and July meetings. The sample quilt that Linda made was 36 by 36 inches.

Friday is the deadline to join one of the Bees.  Please contact Jodi.

7.  DEMO
A paper piecing demo, including the joys and challenges of paper piecing, was given by Love.


"I Wish I had Made That" was awarded to Maya.

11.  BOM
The April Blocks of the Month

were won by Yvonne.

Debra presented the Wonky Log Cabin Block as the May BOM to be done in White and Black and one other color.

The tutorial by Jacquie Gering is here.

Cara introduced the UFO Challenge. Members (who want to participate) are to count all UFOS as of April 2 and report this number to Cara either by email in April or by bringing a written list to the May meeting.  For each UFO completed from now until the December holiday party, members will earn a ticket to be entered as a chance in a prize drawing in December.

Yanick introduced the idea of an auction fund raiser.  More to come on this in the following months.

The Michael Miller fabrics for the Challenge just arrived to Orlando on April 1st.  Members will be able to get their fabric at the May meeting or at one of the Sew Days in April. For those who want to participate in the MQG challenge the final day to upload a photo of your completed quilt is June 23rd.  For the local level challenge there are no rules.  We ask members to bring their completed project to the July Meeting to share with all the OMQG members. More information is available here.