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Modern Quilt Books

Have you read any good {Quilting} books lately?!  Here are a few of the latest additions to my quilting library.

I love the variety of quilting books available!  I collect quilt books like I used to collect cookbooks.  Every time I go to the LQS, book store or log onto Amazon, I discover another quilt book.  Like purchasing fabric wasn't hurting my bank balance enough...ha!

What's your favorite modern quilt book?  Is there a modern quilt book that's on your wish list?

Leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, June 2 for a chance to win a copy of Becoming a Confident Quilter signed by Elizabeth Dackson.  A random winner will be chosen at 11pm EST on June 2.
Edited to announce winner is Debra A.  Thanks everyone for playing along.


Hello Guild Friends The Orlando Guild has a few job openings that we asking for member applicants.
BOM Committee: Responsibilities including choosing a block of the month and posting it on the blog.  As a committee member you would choose the block once every four months.  Job responsibilities include access to a computer and trainable to learn to upload a posting to the blog. 
Maitland Library Quilt Exhibit: A committee chairperson as well as chair members to help organize the Maitland Library Quilt Exhibit. This will be a short term commitment and the job responsibilities will be completed after the exhibit. 
Maker Faire Participants.
Maker Faire Orlando will be held on September 12th and 13th at the Orlando Science Center and surrounding Lock Haven Park, if you are interested in participating contact Yanick.
To apply for any of these positions, please email or Call Debra Jalbert, or comment here.

OMQG Board Meeting Minutes

OMQG Board meeting minutes
May 15, 2015

Present:  Yanick, Marge, Rene, Michele, Ede, Beth, and Debra (via Skype)

Discussion of placing ads on our blog.  We have received inquiries from some businesses offering us free materials in return for an ad placement on our blog.  After discussion, it was agreed that ads will be only for local shops, and will appear for a limited time.  Sewing Studio could have permanent ad due to the fact that they give us our meeting space without charge.  Ads might appear in the form of an interview with a quilt shop owner, for example, rather than an actual ad.  They could be part of a feature called "Friends of OMQG".  It was agreed that we do not want ads to dominate our blog.Beth proposed  two new challenges: a mini-quilt swap and a UFO swap.  The mini-quilt swap would be voluntary, and take place after the Maitland Library show.  (Members would make a mini-quilt to be shown and then swapped if they wish when the show is over.)  UFO swap will ta…

Saturday Sew Day

Hello from Saturday Sew Day! We have two Sew Days a month. Come play! Check our calendar for dates and times.

Marge is making a wedding quilt for friends. Beats cookie sheets or crock pots any day!

Our newest member, Bonnie shows Beth her UFO. I bet this beauty gets finished! Welcome, Bonnie! And welcome Leandra. We welcomed two new members this Sew Day! And there were more who came in inquiring. Go OMQG!

Michelle's table is busy with pretty projects. Love her paint tape tips. No wonder she is so prolific. And yeah, she drove from Georgia this morning for Sew Day. See, it's not that far for most of our members and Michelle rolled in from Georgia!

Leandra is making a quilt for the firefighters in her home town.

Mary found the cutest ABC panel and added her touches to make a darling quilt. It was so sweet.

Judy dazzled us with some English Paper Piecing. She fussy cut her fabrics to showcase the cute fabrics.

Yanick and her very good eyes, tackled a Wonder Woman paper pieced pr…

May Monthly Meeting

MAY 6, 2015

The meeting was called to order by President Yanick.  26 members and 2 guests were present, including Carole Lyles Shaw, who is our region representative to MQG!

The ice-breaker fabric toss was won by Julia.

Marge reported a balance of $6771.50.

.....was Alissa this month.

.....was won by Rene.
Lyn from the Sewing Studio gave us some great tips and advice on machine maintenance.
Margaret Loomis spoke about our next charity project, which will be making wheelchair art quilts.

She showed many wonderful examples:

Oxygen tank covers are another great project.
Complete instructions for these projects will be posted on our blog shortly.  Margaret stressed that all media used must be machine washable, and any enhancements must be completely sewed down.  We will be collecting these at our meetings from June-Sept, although Margaret will happily accept them anytime after that as well.