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Meeting Minutes

MEETING MINUTES
January 7, 2015
Maitland, FL

Our meeting was called to order by President Yanick.  31 members and 6 visitors were present.

TREASURER'S REPORT
Our current balance is $4717.97.

HAPPY 2015
Yanick asked members to share any "quilty" resolutions with the group.  In addition to the ones mentioned in Yanick's post below, others were to "finish one thing before starting another", do fewer "have to" quilts and have more fun, and collect as much Quiltcon swag for the group as possible (thank you, Debbe!)

This month's BLOG POST winner was Sharleen. Remember to comment on something you see on the OMQG blog to be eligible to win a prize!

The RAFFLE BASKET this month was won by Pamela.
UFO CHALLENGE
2014 winners were Rene and Sharleen, who was also the "UFO Queen", finishing 100% of her projects!

A new UFO challenge is coming for 2015, chaired by Kelly.  The survey asking for your "UFO list" will go out shortly, and must …
Florida Quilt Shows This Quarter

So much to do and see! Here is a short list of Florida Quilt shows and their websites. Comment below, or on Facebook and possibly some of us can go together!


Quilting in Paradise           January 23-24, The Villages,  www.QGOTV.org
Quilt Fever                        January 23-24, Orlando, www.floridacabinfever.com/home-page/quilt-show/
Quilter's Crossing              January 30-31, Clearwater, www.quilterscrossing.net
Airing of the Quilts           February 7, Venice, www.sarasotamodernquiltguild.com
SunBonnetSue Quilters     February 13-14, Vero Beach, www.sbonnets1979.org/nextshow.html
Space Coast Quilters         February 13-14, Titusville,  www.spacecoastquilters.com
Original EXPO                 March 5-5, Lakeland, www.sewingexpo.com
Quilting Celebration          March 14, Tampa, www.quiltersworkshop.org/quiltshow.html

AND More, check out www.floridaquiltnetwork.com/calendar.html


February Block of the Month

A common New Years Resolution is to begin a diet or exercise routine to lose weight and fit into those jeans. Well not mine. I'd really like to try a bit of paper piecing! Let's combine the two ideas and make these paper pieced jeans. 365 Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks has just the one! You can find the directions for Block #29 Nice PantsHERE.  Click on 'print the pattern' on their blog, or you can print the paper piecing patternHERE The photo and directions are simple enough that if you decide not to take a try at paper piecing, you can easily just sew them together the traditional way. (I'll try both on).  Don't worry about the exactness to the jeans here, it would be nice for you to change it up to create a slightly different pair of jeans. Keep your final block size 6 inches square.

I also watched this Paper Piecing Made Easy Tutorial on You tube for a bit of help.