Happy 2016!!

Happy New Year!  We have some exciting events organized for OrlandoMQG members!

First up is the Orland Modern Quilt Guild special exhibit at World Quilt Florida, January 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Lee Monroe aka May Chappell will be teaching her "All Squared Up" workshop for members Monday, January 25th from 12:30-6:00.

On September 24th we will welcome Christa Watson who recently published her first book Machine Quilting With Style and has a new book coming out with Angela Walters titled The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting:  Long-Arm and Sit-Down.

Many of you may have goals for the new year as it relates to your quilting.  Possibly learning a new technique, sewing from your fabric stash, joining an online bee, finishing old WIPs, or participating in a mini swap is on your list for 2016.

Below are several links that may help with your resolutions:

Leave a comment sharing any new year resolutions you've made, tips for keeping those goals or additions to the links above.  See you Wednesday, January 6th at The Sewing Studio for our monthly guild meeting.


  1. I made an entire post about what I want to accomplish. My top one is to finish my current WIPS (3) and start using my hoard of layer cakes. http://www.reddeliciouslife.com/2015/12/2016-year-of-change.html

  2. FMQ and getting better at applique are on my list of things to tackle this year.

  3. Thanks for these links. My skill based goals are learning paper piecing and needle turn applique. I'd love to join a bee too but I may settle for following alongside one for this year. The ever present UFOs need to be tackled too.

  4. I got a new spiral sketchbook and started a list just today of my new projects for 2016. It has a colorful cover, so I won't ignore it, and has room for sketches and calculations, reminders, references to books and magazines with ideas I want to try, I'm looking forward to classes and learning from other guild members all year.

  5. I'm not much on resolutions but I would like to keep better track of my quilty spending habits and how many quilts I finish for the year.

  6. I want to continue using my stash and work on my paper piecing skills.

  7. I plan to do some serious stash busting. I have many "pretties" that should be used in projects and I intend to do lots of sewing. I also plan to better organize my work space so that I can tackle projects with ease.


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