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Quilty Podcasts

With summer here many of us are taking trips, either on the road or in the air, which means time away from our sewing machines.  Many times my daughter has her headphones in listening to her music and my husband will have his music blaring on the car radio - this is usually my signal to put my OWN headphones in since my taste in music is not theirs!  To get my quilting fix, I will tune in to a quilty themed podcast.

Here are a few of my favorites:


While She Naps/Abby GlassenbergCrafty PlannerModern SewcietyThe QuiltCastMe Being Crafty While searching "Crafty Podcasts" I ran across this blog post which provides suggestions and links to other podcasts.  
Do you regularly listen to podcasts?  If not, I suggest you giving it a try.  It helps pass the time while driving, or even sewing for that matter.  If so, what is your favorite podcast?  Leave a comment on this post (by the evening of August 4th) for a chance to win a door prize at next Wednesday's meeting.

MEETING MINUTES - JULY 1, 2015

MEETING MINUTES
JULY 1, 2015
MAITLAND, FL

The meeting was called to order by Vice-President Debra.  28 members and 3 guests (and one very adorable baby, courtesy of Cara) were present.
TREASURER'S REPORT
 Our current balance is $7061.50.

RAFFLE BASKET
..... was won by Ede.  (No picture.....forgot my selfie stick.)

MAKER FAIRE ORLANDO
Our guild has been accepted to have a booth at this year's event, Sept 12-13 at the Orlando Science Center.  This is a wonderful chance to gain exposure for the guild, and share our love of quilting.  Michele L. has agreed to chair; volunteers are needed for set-up, demos, breakdown, etc.  Please email Michele to join in on the fun.

UPCOMING EDUCATION EVENTS
Carol Lyles Shaw will be conducting a workshop based on her "Fibonacci sequence" work, and "improvising with intent."  (The latter technique will be utilized in designing and executing our charity quilt for Quiltcon 2016.)  Workshop will take place Oct 3 at the Dr Phillips …

August BOM

We just did a paper pieced block a couple of months ago, and I don't want you all to forget how to do it, so.........I have been in love with "Flying Geese" in circles or waves for a long time now.  While pinning some blocks to Pinterest last week, I came across this free paper pieced pattern for a "Circle of Flying Geese" and knew I wanted to do it for the BOM when it was my turn.
Well, it is my turn. I made this block a couple of years ago, and I admit to getting confused about which piece was the Geese, and which was the background. (I may have ripped out a few pieces because of putting the geese fabric in the background place or vice versa).
Christina Lane has a very good tutorial for paper piecing this block here .   If you know how to paper piece and don't need the tutorial, just print the template here. (From Piecebynumber.com). Be sure to print the top or first template, (clockwise spin), and at 100%, (not "fit to page" on your printer set…