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Festival of Trees

Our collaborative Festival of Trees quilt was presented to the Orlando Museum of Art's Council of 101 and received a standing ovation from the luncheon attendees!  Way to go everyone!!

A big thank you to our wonderful Festival of Trees Committee (Debbe, Kathryn and Yanick), our talented members who made the wonderful 6" blocks, Yanick for designing and piecing the quilt top, Beth for quilting, Mary for binding and Debra for making the quilt bag!!

With the contribution of so many members, this project came together beautifully.  The individual blocks are spectacular and the effect of them combined in this fabulous design by Yanick is just incredible!  I love admiring the quilt, noticing each individual block and guessing the creator's identity.
Our quilt will be auctioned at the Opening Gala of the OMA's Festival of Trees and displayed throughout the entire festival.  Seeing our quilt hanging in the Orlando Museum of Art is reason enough to attend the Festival of Tree…

On or Off?

Quick poll here:  Do you sew with your shoes on or off?

Research shows quilters are particular about their foot ware, or lack thereof, when it comes to sitting down at the sewing machine.  It'll be interesting to see if our members prefer sewing shoeless or not.

A tougher question (thanks Beth for the suggestion) is how many quilts have you made?  We're talking baby quilt size or larger.  Don't worry.  We're not giving prizes based on the number of quilts.  Everyone has the same chance of winning as the Random Number Generator doesn't discriminate ;-))

Thank you for participating and helping us get to know each other a little better.

Did You Know?

Some quilty items of interest to note:

Adventures in Fabric is by our very own Julie Creus of La Todera.  I have preordered my copy and can't wait for its arrival!  As members of The Modern Quilt Guild, our guild has access to a wide array of lectures and patterns designed for members only.  The most recent webinar features Jacquie Gering discussing Modern Quilting:  Know It When You See It.  Once you are logged onto the MQG Community Site, clicking here will take you to the Resources page which provides a list of Patterns of the Month, Creative Webinars among other links.QuiltCon design their t-shirt contest ends October 22nd.  The form and information can be found here.I've mentioned this podcast before, but it's worth bringing up again. The Modern SewCiety ran a series of  podcasts regarding QuiltCon.  Even if you aren't attending this show, the guests offer advice that can be applied to any quilt class, workshop or conference.  These specific episodes are #41-44, bu…
Cabin Fever Quilt Show

Hello guildfriends, here is a local opportunity to show what you have worked on this year. Have you considered entering a quilt in a local quilt show? Or a chance to support another group of quilters?

Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild of Orlando's biennial quilt show will take place on January 23 and 24, 2015 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds located at 4603 West Colonial Drive in Orlando. Previous shows have had over 300 quilts on display, over 20 vendors, special exhibits.  Registration to enter your special quilt begins October 1, 2014 and close December 7, 2014.

Categories include pieced, appliqué, art, collaborative and guild challenge.
Non members pay $10 per quilt entered. Registration will be at

Guild By-Laws

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild By-LawsRevised: December 6, 2016Article I: Name and LocationThe name of this organization shall be the The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, also referred to as OMQG, OrlandoMQG or The Guild. The Guild’s home is in Orlando, Florida with members from all the surrounding areas. Article II: Purposes/Mission StatementThe Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, a Chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild, is a non-profit organization formed to: inspire and support our members in their enjoyment of and growth in quilt making;educate our members with an emphasis on the modern aesthetic through programs and activities;promote an interest in and appreciation of the art of quilt making, especially in a no-rules modern approach to fabric arts;assist our community by creating quilts and other fabric projects for those in need.
Article III: Membership Membership is open to any person who agrees to the purposes of the Guild, completes the membership form and pays the annual dues.Members are allowe…

Minutes October 2014

OCTOBER 1, 2014

30 members and 3 guests were present.

The meeting was called to order by Vice-President Debra, in President Yanick's absence.

Debra spoke about the upcoming Leadership Conference at Quiltcon, which takes place the Monday after Quiltcon.  The conference will discuss all aspects of running a local quilt guild.  Debra plans to attend, and encourages other Quiltcon attendees to consider attending.

The winners of two of our recent blog post random drawings were announced.  They were:  Alejandrina (absent) and Marge. Remember to check our blog frequently for opportunities to post--and maybe win!

Marge presented the monthly financial report.  We had eight new members join last month.  Our total current assets are $7258.25.

There are still eight slots open for the Victora Findley Wolfe workshop on Saturday; Friday's session is full.  Contact Marge ASAP if you would like to register for the Sat…

November Block of the Month

I hope no one minds more Autumn colors for the next block of the month.  I just love Fall so much and since we live in Florida and we don't have as much foliage color variation as the more northern states, I thought we should at least have more fun playing with these warm colors.

This block is a rectangle and measures 8.5 x 4.5 unfinisthed and consists of four flying geese stacked on one another.  I have made four and, as you can see from the picture, you can mix and match the colors in any way.  I just request that you stick with an Autumn theme.

I used the tutorial and measurements from here.  I have also created a pin board on Pinterest with some quilts that inspired me to choose this for our block of the month.  I especially like that this tutorial has no waste!  

I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did.