Hello OMQG members! How about a little giveaway to celebrate our membership to The Modern Quilt Guild? We would also like to encourage readership of our blog. Take a look around; there are some great blog posts, tips and tricks, links to fun tutorials, charity project information, blocks of the month, etc. Leave a comment and get in on the conversation. If you would like to get e-mail notifications when there is a new blog post, you can enter your e-mail address over there at the top. --------->
Back to the giveway. Up for grabs is an official OMQG canvas tote bag. You'll receive a brand spanking new bag (bling not included). Even if you have one of these bags, they make great gifts or give you another place to store unfinished projects. :)
This giveaway is open to all Orlando Modern Quilt Guild members. To enter, just leave a comment below. If you aren't a registered Blogger user (Anonymous), leave your name or e-mail in the comment so we'll know who you are. We'll have a random drawing next weekend to pick a winner, so leave your comment before Saturday, January 18, 2014. Good luck!
MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 8, 2014 10 AM UNTIL 12 NOON SEWING STUDIO, MAITLAND
MEET AND GREET
There were 27 members and guests in attendance.
Michelle gave a report on the current bank balance for the guild's account. RAFFLE BASKET
The basket was provided by Ellen and won by Pat.
Zonetta discussed the upcoming elections and the absentee ballot process. Those who will not be able to attend the February Meeting may contact Julia to vote by email between Jan. 27th through February 3rd. Zonetta had the candidates, Debra, Marge, Kathryn (Absent Yanick), introduce themselves to the group.
Christine made a motion that the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild join the Modern Quilt Guild. The motion was seconded by Cara. A vote was held and it was a unanimous decision to join the "mothership."
Cara discussed the guild plans to have a field trip to the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop in Trenton. The date selected is February 22. There will be three car pool meeting places including in Maitland and on the West and the South ends of Orlando. More specific arrangements will be made with members via email.
Michele showed a number of items made using fabric selvages and she gave a fun demo on using fabric scraps to make baskets and coasters.
Each team gave an update on the status of their quilts.
SHOW 'N TELL
I WISH I HAD MADE THAT
This honor was shared by Christina and Jodi.
BLOCKS OF THE MONTH
The February block is a scrappy Trip around the World.
The January Block was a butterfly block and ...
they were won by Sharleen.
Christine declined the door prize as she had already won a prize. Christine in turn drew Michele's name as the winner.
Beth made samples of February's scrappy trip around the world block. The tutorial is by Bonnie Hunter and can be found here. There are so many "Scrappy Tripalong Quilts" that can be found all over Instagram, Flickr and Pinterest for inspiration. This quilt pinned on our Pinterest board is a very pretty example.
scrappy trip around the world block
Blocks should measure 12.5" square to finish at 12" and can be made with any of your modern fabrics. Bring your block(s) to February's guild meeting for a chance to win them all. Have fun!