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Meet Sarah Lauzon

Hi All, I’m Sarah.  I go by Cera too but that’s a tangential story.I joined the Orlando Modern Quilt Guildin August 2015.  

I’ve been quilting for about ten years, off and on.   I began a few years before the modern movement was formalized, but could see the beginning (especially in retrospect) from participating in Flickr groups back then.   Work, grad school, starting a family, and multiple moves all seemed to put this hobby on the back burner.  However, I did a count and I’ve averaged 1.5 quilts per year over ten years, so I guess I wasn’t entirely dormant on my sewing even though I was pretty much radio silent about it.

The idea of quilting started for me as it did for my mother – in the firm affirmation that we would never do it.  As in, “that quilt Grandma made is amazing but I can never imagine having the time/skill/patience to do something like that”.  Then my mom started, and quite a while after that I was making some art collages with cut out magazine squares and my mom says t…
February 3, 2016
Maitland, FL

President Yanick called the meeting to order.  39 members and 2 guests were present.

Participants were asked to share their work from OMQG's recent precision piecing class with Lee Monroe, and share tips they learned from the class.

Marge presented our projected 2016 annual budget, which was approved by the membership.

Last month's winner Tanyia made a special quilt which she included among the other goodies in the basket....
.....which was won by Cara!

Blog post winners for this month are Diana and Michelle.

Yanick reminded everyone that membership renewals will be collected next month for 2016.  Dues are $50. The OMQG exhibit at Mancuso's World Quilt Fest was such a success last month that we have been asked to again have a special exhibit at next year's show.  Yanick suggested that the guild consider a theme for our entries, as this was something a number of other guild…

Block of the Month - March 2016

For our block lottery we will be making 8.5 inch (8 inch finish) Economy Blocks.  Economy blocks were all the rage in 2014 and a search for #economyblockalong on Instagram will get thousands of results in many different colors and several different sizes.   Catbird Quilt Studio has a tutorial and a cheat sheet so that you can make these blocks in any size you want.  For our block lottery let’s stick with the 8.5 inch block but I have already done the math on a couple other sizes as well in case you are interested. 

Please choose any three fabrics that coordinate well with one another.  I prefer significant contrast between the colors, but that is just my opinion. 
Cut one 4. 5” x 4. 5” square for the center. Cut two 4.25” x 4.25” squares for the inner triangles and then cut each square in half diagonally. Cut two 5.5” x 5.5” squares for the outer triangles and then cut each square in half diagonally.

Next sew two center triangles to opposite sides of your center block.  Press.