Saturday, July 26, 2014

Favorite Color....

Robert Kaufman is introducing one new color a day on Instagram to promote their new Kona cotton solids which got us thinking......what is YOUR favorite color?  Are you more of a heliotrope person or an astral fan?  Possibly you prefer the warm tones of terra-cotta or sangria?

Come on folks, prizes are involved!  Leave a comment on this post answering what is your favorite color, what color is most represented in your fabric stash, what color is mainly in your wardrobe, and what is your least favorite color?

Just for fun, check out this article about what your favorite color says about you.  Are you familiar with the design-seeds website which features daily color palettes?  Other interesting color sites include this one and this one.

Look for more questions coming soon in a new getting to know you series.

****Giveaway now closed.  Congratulations to our winner Leslie!****

Monday, July 21, 2014

Saturday Sew Day Fun

Sew Day Pics from July19 at the SW Branch (Dr. Phillips) of the Orange County Library for your viewing pleasure.  It was great fun as usual.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Christmas in July

As we begin making our Festival of Trees quilt project a reality, here are a few answers to FAQ:

The main fabric collection chosen is called 25th and Pine by Basic Grey for Moda fabrics. It incorporates many great holiday patterns and colors. The bag of fabric provided will include light, medium and dark colors along with a fat 8th from this collection. You will also have white houndstooth fabric to use which coordinates with the background of the quilt.

Each guild member is asked to make a 6.5 inch block that will be incorporated into the final design of our quilt. There is no design requirement for your block. Pick any pattern to create your block that will be added to the tree. (Try searching Google or Pinterest for 6.5" block pattern ideas!) Have fun being creative.

Here's a quick sketch of design for this quilt:
A Modern Sampler Tree
(Rough Draft made by Yanick in EQ7.)

You can make more than one block if you have enough remaining fabric in your bag. Try to incorporate white on the sides of one of your blocks when possible. You do not have to have a lot of white in your final block! (Extra blocks may be used to create a storage bag for the quilt auction winner.)

Bags with fabrics are available at Sew Days this month (7/7 in Maitland and 7/19 at Dr. Phillips) if you were unable to attend the July Guild Meeting. Contact Yanick by email or phone if you wish to have your set mailed directly to you.

Please use only the fabrics in the bags provided. If you need additional fabric, contact Yanick for assistance.

Blocks are due by August 6th. You can bring them to the August Guild meeting or mail them directly to Yanick.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
We look forward to seeing your block soon!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Meeting Minutes for July 2014

JULY 2, 2014
10 AM - 12 PM

29 members and one guest were present.

Betty, last month's winner, showed the contents of the basket she brought.
The basket was won by Ede (who couldn't hold the basket and take a selfie at the same time.)

June's blocks were won by Marge.
Yanick displayed July's BOM.
Find the instructions for this block here.

  • The Sewing Studio is having a Fourth of July Sale--please support them for allowing us use of their space.  
  • Christmas in July is taking place at the Inspire! quilt shop in Deland on July 25 and 26. Fellow guild members Carolyn Friedlander and Margaret Travis will be featured.
  • The Row by Row Experience Shop Hop includes 37 Central Florida shops.  For more information, click here.
  • Cara updated the guild on our upcoming retreat, which will take place at The Quilt Place Retreat Center in Cocoa Nov 7-9.  Cost pp will be $240. 
  • Guild member Ellen will conduct a free motion quilting workshop at the Sept 6 Sew Day at Dr Phillips Library, from 10-1.  Sew Day will continue until 4:45 pm as usual.  You may attend Sew Day and not participate in the workshop if you prefer.
  • Victoria Findley of Bumble Beans will conduct a workshop for us on Dec 5 and 6.  More details to follow.
  • RaNae Merill will be holding a workshop on Mar 21.  More details to follow.
Remember to post photos of completed projects on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, or email them directly to Cara so that she may cross them off her list.

Remember to post your creation to the MQG website by July 25 to be eligible for the year of free fabric prize.  Some beautiful items have been made by our members using the challenge fabrics.
An impressive number of quilts were collected for donation to Beta House.  Some examples:

Yanick distributed fabric for the quilt and asked members to make one or two 6.5 inch blocks from it.  Some important things to remember if you are making blocks:
  • Blocks must be completed and turned in at our August 6 meeting.
  • Please do not incorporate other fabrics; use only the fabric provided.  You do not have to use all the fabrics, but definitely use the "fat eighth" and the white fabric.
  • You can create ANY block design as long as it is 6.5 inches unfinished.
  • Incorporate as much of the background fabric (white) on sides of block as possible.
  • Fabric will be available at both of July's Sew Days.
  • If you would like to make a block but won't be at the August meeting, please make sure you give your completed block to another member to bring, bring it to a Sew Day, or mail to Yanick.
Jodi asked all members who participated in our bee to display their blocks.  There is interest in doing more bees, with some modifications.  Information to follow.

Some samples of the blocks:

Many more completed UFOs this month!

.......was won by Sharleen!
Meeting adjourned at noon.