Hello ladies and gents! The outpouring of love and support we have received is nothing short of incredible and we are overwhelmed with it. There aren't words to describe how we felt knowing that this sort of atrocity happened in our backyard and now, no words to describe how supported and loved we feel with the help of all of you. Let me start by saying a simple Thank You. When I try and look for words that are better than that, I cant even come up with any because none would suffice.
Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.
I know there have been a ton of questions asked and I've waited to answer some of them because honestly i didn't have the answers. Or I had the answers but was waiting to double check them, or get an answer from someone else, or was busy at work. I had to work at my salon all day yesterday, so was fleshing out the details between clients. But the good news is a LOT of details have been decided and figured out. Any other news will be posted here s…
Donation Quilt Information for Pulse Orlando Victims
First and foremost I want to thank each and every one of you for offering your help. I can't even believe this happened in our town, and am so thankful for any and all help you're willing to offer. As a quilt community we all love to give and love to help others, and a quilt drive was my immediate thought. Any survivors need to know they are loved and how better to accomplish that than by literally covering them in a quilt covered in hearts, and made with love?!
My idea is hearts in bright, rainbow colors to represent everyone affected, and obviously represent the love we are sending them. We will be using a tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew to make 10" blocks. And I ask that the quilts be no smaller than 5 blocks wide and 6 blocks long. You're more than welcome to make them larger, I'd just like to keep them at the very least lap sized. http://cluckclucksew.com/2015/01/making-heart-blocks-in-multiple-sizes.html
MEETING MINUTESWednesday, June 1, 2016Maitland, FL
President Alissa called the meeting to order; 55 members and
3 guests were present. The new members and guests introduced themselves.
those who have recently joined or renewed to ask her, if they had not yet
received a gift and membership card, so she could give them those items today.
announced that the OMQG retreat this year will be one day longer than last
year’s, Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6, at the Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring,
where it was last year. The cost is $75.99 per room (either one king bed or two
double beds) per night, with payment due to the guild in advance. If anyone
would like to spread the cost over months rather than making one payment before
the retreat, Joan will accept partial payments. Marge noted that continental
breakfast is included in the room fee and there is a great restaurant next to
the hotel. There is also a handy small quilt shop run on the honor sy…
This month's Block of the Month I'm calling the Staggered Steps block. The tutorial is found on the Spoonflower blog: (they call it a free piecing quilt block). We are making the one with the strips of fabric like the one above.
Since we are focusing on scrap busting this year, it's a scrappy block and we are going to use white fabric with our scraps (I used Kona white but any true white will do). I used bright jewel tones because they reminded me of summer! The block will be 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" when finished. I have also included an example of a quilt made from the Staggered Steps blocks sewn together.