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Paper Piecing

When you hear a pattern calls for paper piecing, do you do a little happy dance or do you break out in a cold sweat?  It's been the latter for me until recently.  I wouldn't say I go about dancing at the idea of paper piecing, but at least I don't now panic at the thought.

As members of The Modern Quilt Guild, we have access to an amazing array of talented teachers.  The latest example is a free Paper Piecing webinar with Elizabeth Dackson.  You should have received an email from The Modern Quilt Guild with a link to register for the April 28th webinar.  Regardless of your paper piecing skills,  I am sure you will learn something useful from Elizabeth.

Recently, a bee mate of mine provided links to paper piecing tutorials and a list of tips that I thought you may find useful:

          You Tube Tutorials:
Connecting Threads(uses vellum and add- a-quarter ruler)
Sew Easy(uses regular ruler)
The Crafty Gemini(uses regular ruler)  Tips:
If you don’t have an Add-a-Quarter ruler,…

Veteran Quilts Delivery!

Just a quick reminder: Thursday, April 16th at 9am

We will meet to donate the fabulous quilts made by our guild members for the Veteran's Hospital Community Living Center.

13800 Veterans Way, Orlando 32827


We would love to have many hands to pass out the more than 30 quilts we have donated for this wonderful cause.

(We plan to have coffee/lunch off site once we are done, too!)

Hope to see you there!

MEETING MINUTES - April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015
Maitland, FL

The meeting was called to order by President Yanick.  22 members and 5 guests were present.

Our current balance is $6535.50.

....was won by Marge.

The ReNae Merrill workshop was a big success.  Some attendees showed their work from the class, including Caroline:

This month's Blog Prize was won by Cara! (Note to all:  remember to read the blog regularly!  All our upcoming dates for workshops, Sew Days, salons, and any other special events are posted on the "calendar" page!)


 Kelly reports that some progress is being made on UFOs.  If you are one of our newer members, and did not get your name and UFO (unfinished object) list to Kelly by the deadline, it's not too late to get added to the list.  Contact Kelly or Yanick as soon as possible and they will get you added.

Linda reminded members that our current project is the "touchable" Alzheimer's p…

May Block of the Month

In May we'll be back to using our scrap basket, using bright colors and white or cream backgrounds. It is a very simple block with no points to match and very little to measure:

You can also do rows with just one color like the pink row below:

When you assemble the blocks into a quilt top, they form cute wonky columns. The instructions are here.