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Did You Know?....From The MQG

Members, did you see the MQG survey link emailed to you?  Please take a quick moment to participate.  It doesn't take long to complete the survey, and Orlando is being considered as an option for future QuiltCon East location.

Don't forget the deadline is approaching to submit your quilt entry for 2016 QuiltCon.  I have seen some fabulous quilts at Show and Tell so take those quilt photographs and fill out the entry form!

Did you know one of the benefits of OrlandoMQG membership is a free quilt pattern each month from The MQG?  These quilt patterns are designed by MQG members and are unique.  You can find October's and past months on the Community site.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post to be entered into our monthly door prize drawing.  A winner will be selected midnight Tuesday, November 3rd.

October 7, 2015
Maitland, FL

President Yanick called the meeting to order.  3 guests were present, along with about 30 members.
Marge reported that our balance as of the end of September is $8052.04.

.....was won by Beth.

......was Caroline!

Remember to email Kelly if you have completed any of the projects on the UFO list you submitted to her.  Final deadline for the year coming soon!

Maker Faire Orlando was a huge success.  Over 300 signed blocks were made at our OMQG booth. These will all be used to make pet quilts for shelters; Beth suggested we send them to shelters in South Carolina, for pets of flood victims.  Over 10,000 people attended Maker Faire--great publicity for OMQG!

Deposits are due NOW for our November quilt retreat at Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring.  More than 20 members have currently signed up; if you are a newer member, and feel that you don't…

November Block of the Month

November's choice for block lotto is this cute little raspberry kiss block.  The blocks measure 4.25" (unfinished) and are quite addicting once you get to making them.

Rachel at Wooden Spoon Quilts has a wonderful tutorial for making these blocks.  She even has instructions for making other sizes, but for our block lotto follow the 4.25" size directions.

Bright modern fabrics make up the crosses; use white, cream, neutral, low volume for the background areas.

For fun, here are some links to projects made using these adorable blocks.

Guild member Tanyia made a rainbow mini for her swap partner.Here's a Cotton+Steel version.Rachel made a quilt for the 2015 Pantone Challenge.Love this pillow!

Have fun!

Sticks and Stones

For QuiltCon 2016, we were challenged with making a modern improv charity quilt. The theme was "improv with purpose" and we were given a bright color palette to select our colors. We purchased all of the colors below since they play really well together.

Our design for this quilt will be called "Sticks and Stone" which gives members the option of making one of two different improv blocks to be included in the quilt. Members will be provided with a paper containing the only fabrics to be used in the quilt block. (Please do not add any additional fabrics so the quilt will remain cohesive.) Since we are improvising the design there isn't a uniform way each block needs to look when complete. Unfinished blocks must measure 6.5 inches square.


The sticks will be made using the slash and insert method used to create a fun block with straight lines.

Check out these tutorials:
Empire's BOM
City House Studio

1. Choose a color you wish to have a backgr…