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Upcoming Board Meeting and Holiday Party

This Saturday is a double get together!
Join us at 9am for a quick board meeting to go over elections and other concerns/questions for the New Year! We will meet at the Panera's in Dr Phillips just prior to the Sew Day. If you are thinking about running for office and have any questions, join us to learn more!
Follow us afterwards at 10am to the Dr Phillips branch of OCPL for our annual HOLIDAY PARTY! Remember to wear your favorite Ugly Sweater, bring a dish to share, and your gift for our exchange. (Your gift must fit into a brown paper lunch bag for the swap.)
Hope to see you there!
*This Saturday is also the date to sign up for the Riley Blake Fabric Challenge in 2016 via email from The Modern Quilt Guild. If you are attending the holiday party, be sure to log into your email at the library to sign up for the fun!

January BOM

This month we will start with a little color theory: Are you more of a “WARM” color person, or are you, (like me), more into “COOL” colors? Warm colors are Red/Orange/Yellow, while Cool colors include Green/Blue/Purple. More information can be found at: http://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-theory-intro.htm#warm_cool_colors and http://blog.design-seeds.com/ and of course many others.
We will use a block from the MQG Quilt of the Month for Nov. 2015. Quilt, (Jeweled), designed by Jessica Godfrey and given to the MQG members. This pattern can be found here: https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/sites/default/files/JeweledQuilt.pdf .
For our BOM, half of her diamond block will be considered one block. One block for the OMQG BOM will be 8” by 11.5”.
For our BOM, you will choose a color that represents you. (Choose one warm or one cool color). That color will be used for template A in the block. (Center triangle). Then choose one or two monochromatic or analogous fab…

MEETING MINUTES

MEETING MINUTES
Maitland, FL
Dec 2, 2015

President Yanick called the meeting to order.  38 members and 3 guests were present.

Karen Farr, a Juki representative, demonstrated one of the new Juki long arm machines available at the Sewing Studio.

 TREASURER'S REPORT
Marge noted that November's raffle basket total was a new record--$36!  She has also prepared a line-item budget for 2016 that will shortly be submitted to the members for their approval.

RAFFLE BASKET
.......was won by Alissa.

 ONGOING UFO CHALLENGE
Kelly reported that the deadline is almost here!  You must notify her of any completed quilts from your UFO list by no later than Dec 10 to be eligible for this year's prize.  Winner will be announced at our holiday party.

HOLIDAY PARTY
Our annual party will take place on Sew Day at the Dr Phillips Library on Dec 19.  If you'd like to participate in the gift exchange, bring a homemade gift that will fit in a brown paper lunch bag.  We will also be having an Ugly S…

Descriptions of Officer Positions and Committee Chairs

ORLANDO MODERN QUILT GUILD DESCRIPTIONS OF OFFICER POSITIONS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS REVISED 12/8/16
PRESIDENT (elected by the members)
The President’s primary functions are overseeing the smooth running of the entire guild and making sure The Guild’s mission and purpose are being followed. The President must feel comfortable speaking in front of a large group of people. Knowledge of technology and social media is important. Organization is necessary and follow through is a must.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:

Arranges for, schedules and facilitates general meetings, sew days and board meetings.Assists, coordinates and approves the planning of monthly meetings and sew days.Prepares and posts the Agenda for monthly guild meetings and board meetings.Actively participates in leadership and decisions about topics such as annual planning, programs, events, challenges, budgeting and membership.Takes suggestions from all members under advisement, discusses relevant issues with the board, and …

When your heart hurts so much

When you see a friend in pain, it hurts.  It hurts so badly and you just wish you could carry the load for them, or at least a portion in hopes that their burden is more manageable.
Two months ago one of our guild sisters, Leandra (The Zombie Quilter), tragically lost her 20 year old daughter to a motorcycle accident in the wee hours of September 19.  Our hearts ached for her and we wanted to do what we all do best;  make her a quilt.  Time was of the essence and our guild is quite large so we needed a quick and easy block that was on the small side so all of them would fit.  It also needed to be scrappy so that virtually everyone could participate without having to run to the store.  We noticed that Leandra had a Pinterest board called “For the Love of Purple” and we found a simple and smallish heart block here by Cluck Cluck Sew.  So our plan was to create quilt of purple hearts!  Our board members approved the plan and information was sent out within 24 hours.  Our goal was to hav…

December Block of Month

Improv Christmas Trees
This month's BOM is an improv Christmas tree block! I saw a blog post by Wombat Quilt's that inspired me. Her guild made improv tree blocks for a donation quilt, and I decided that would be perfect for us for a Christmas quilt!

Her blog post link: Wombat Quilt's Wonky Tree Instructions
Once you read that post, just kind of use it as your inspiration and do your own thing! The only "rules" to this month's BOM are as follows:

Colors:  Green, triangle tree. Can be solid or prints, its up to you, just needs to be green and a triangle. Can be one whole piece as the triangle, but I think improv pieced triangles would look best, it's up to you.  White/cream/low volume background. Any and/or all for the background pieces, all one or mix it up, it's up to you. Brown, solid or pieced for the trunk piece, it's up to you.

Size: 7"-12", it's up to you. Does NOT need to be square, can also be a rectangle, it's up to you…

Meeting minutes Nov 4, 2015

MEETING MINUTES
November 4, 2015
Maitland, FL

Meeting was called to order by President Yanick.  37 members and 5 guests were present.

Vice-President Debra conducted an ice-breaker asking members to come up with a hashtag for this weekend's quilting retreat.  The winning suggestion was #backthatstitchup retreat.

TREASURER'S REPORT
Marge reported that our current balance is $9460.43. (Total reflects income for upcoming retreat; expenses for retreat have not yet been paid.)

The national Modern Quilt Guild is looking for a treasurer.  They are looking for a CPA with previous experience.  Please contact them by November 13 if you are interested.

RAFFLE BASKET

.....was won by Love.

BLOG POST WINNER
....was Ellen.  Don't forget to read our blog and leave a comment for a chance to win our monthly prize!

UFO PROJECTS
The deadline to get this year's UFO projects done is rapidly approaching.  Last day to update Kelly is December 10.  Kelly asked that, if you post a picture of one…