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Quilt Shows in Florida
Here is a list of some of the many Quilt Shows happening in and around central Florida for February and March. It is certainly Quilt Season! 
QUILT SHOW IN OCALA Busy Bees Quilt Show …  “Quilts: what is old is new again”  Feb 5 & 6, 2016  9am-4pm Silver Springs Presbyterian Church 674 Silver Road, Ocala
Airing of the Quilts, Venice Fl Feb 6 Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild Free & Open to the Public Maxine Barritt Park, Beachfront near the Pier  
1800 S. Harbor Drive, Venice FL 34285
(Near Sharky’s Restaurant)
FIBER & ART QUILT EXHIBITION AND SHOW On Feb 12, 2016 QSF  Quilt South Florida, a fiber and art quilt exhibition and show.  First United Methodist, 622 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL  33030
Feb 24-27 Daytona Beach QuiltWeek AQS
Lake County Quilters Guild, 34th annual, March 4, 9-5, Lake Receptions 4425 Hwy 19a Mount Dora, $7.00
QUILT SHOW AND TEA IN BROOKSVILLE February 2016 Quilt Show and La…

World Quilt Florida - Orlando Jan 7th - 9th

The Mancuso World Quilt Show is in town this weekend. It is being held from Jan 7th to the 9th from 10 am to 6pm at the Orange County Convention Center.

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild was excited to have a special exhibit of quilts from our talented guild members. Here are just a few of the quilts that were spotted.

If you get a chance to stop by the show you can see them all. They also have a pretty impressive display of works from many different countries, lots of vendors with fabrics and more, and lectures. Have a wonderful quilty weekend!

JANUARY 6, 2016

President Yanick called the meeting to order. 35 members and 5 visitors were present.

Members were asked to share their "quilting resolutions" for 2016.  They included:  confining all their quilting stuff to one room in their house; not buying fabric; reclaiming their guest room; organizing; using up scraps; using layer cakes; learning free motion quilting in a modern style; learning paper piecing; learning to sew curves.

Our annual guild dues have been paid to MQG for the year. There may be one or two spots still left in Lee Monroe's class to be held at the Dr Phillips library on Jan 25 from 12:30-6.  Contact Marge ASAP if you are interested.   RAFFLE BASKET
....was won by  Tanyia.

Mark your calendar for our 2016 retreat at Kenilworth Lodge Nov 3-6.  Payment plans are available; contact Marge if you are interested in setting one up.Christmas applique sew-along will begin this month at the …

February Block of the Month

Improv Ticker Tape Block. 

This month we are going to work on scrapbusting! I am hoping to do a lot of that this year and hopefully can encourage the same in you. This particular block is great for using up lots of little and odd shaped pieces of scrap fabric. We are also going for a semi organized look by making the blocks all monochromatic, instead of an all over scrappy block. 

Here is what you will need for this block. 
One 8 1/2 inch square of background fabric in white. Can be tonal or very low volume, but should read as white.  a pile of scraps in one color... I went with blue here.  Two 2 1/2 inch by 8 1/2 inch solid color strips in your chosen color.  Two 2 1/2 inch by 12 1/2 inch solid color strips in your chosen color. 

You begin by cutting small pieces of scraps to lay on the background square. What you need for this block is to let go of perfection. They do not have to be evenly spaced between each one, it can be off a bit here and there. Just go for organic. When you ha…

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:

Mighty Lucky Quilting Club by Lucky Spools Media is a "monthly subscription club that focuses on challeng…