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When your heart hurts so much

When you see a friend in pain, it hurts.  It hurts so badly and you just wish you could carry the load for them, or at least a portion in hopes that their burden is more manageable.
Two months ago one of our guild sisters, Leandra (The Zombie Quilter), tragically lost her 20 year old daughter to a motorcycle accident in the wee hours of September 19.  Our hearts ached for her and we wanted to do what we all do best;  make her a quilt.  Time was of the essence and our guild is quite large so we needed a quick and easy block that was on the small side so all of them would fit.  It also needed to be scrappy so that virtually everyone could participate without having to run to the store.  We noticed that Leandra had a Pinterest board called “For the Love of Purple” and we found a simple and smallish heart block here by Cluck Cluck Sew.  So our plan was to create quilt of purple hearts!  Our board members approved the plan and information was sent out within 24 hours.  Our goal was to hav…

December Block of Month

Improv Christmas Trees
This month's BOM is an improv Christmas tree block! I saw a blog post by Wombat Quilt's that inspired me. Her guild made improv tree blocks for a donation quilt, and I decided that would be perfect for us for a Christmas quilt!

Her blog post link: Wombat Quilt's Wonky Tree Instructions
Once you read that post, just kind of use it as your inspiration and do your own thing! The only "rules" to this month's BOM are as follows:

Colors:  Green, triangle tree. Can be solid or prints, its up to you, just needs to be green and a triangle. Can be one whole piece as the triangle, but I think improv pieced triangles would look best, it's up to you.  White/cream/low volume background. Any and/or all for the background pieces, all one or mix it up, it's up to you. Brown, solid or pieced for the trunk piece, it's up to you.

Size: 7"-12", it's up to you. Does NOT need to be square, can also be a rectangle, it's up to you…

Meeting minutes Nov 4, 2015

November 4, 2015
Maitland, FL

Meeting was called to order by President Yanick.  37 members and 5 guests were present.

Vice-President Debra conducted an ice-breaker asking members to come up with a hashtag for this weekend's quilting retreat.  The winning suggestion was #backthatstitchup retreat.

Marge reported that our current balance is $9460.43. (Total reflects income for upcoming retreat; expenses for retreat have not yet been paid.)

The national Modern Quilt Guild is looking for a treasurer.  They are looking for a CPA with previous experience.  Please contact them by November 13 if you are interested.


.....was won by Love.

....was Ellen.  Don't forget to read our blog and leave a comment for a chance to win our monthly prize!

The deadline to get this year's UFO projects done is rapidly approaching.  Last day to update Kelly is December 10.  Kelly asked that, if you post a picture of one…