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Showing posts from July, 2016

Quilts for Pulse

Words cannot express the love of quilters. Thank you everyone! Much more to come.

Meeting Minutes, July 6, 2016

MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Maitland, FL
President Alissa called the meeting to order; 56 members and 15 guests were present. New members introduced themselves. TREASURER’S REPORT
Joan reported that there was more expense than income in June, largely due to paying Mandy Liens for teaching. Joan said that she will add new members to the Guild Roster and resend it to everyone. She will miss the next few meetings and Marge will fill in; Joan will be out of town but will be able to send checks as needed.
Charity Coordinator Sharleen reminded the guild that The Sewing Studio donated fabric and Fairfield donated fiberfill for the Hearts of Hope pillows the guild recently made for the University of Florida Cancer Center at Orlando Health. Guild members brought all of the pillows to the front, so everyone could see them. They were presented to Sherry Bryant, Assistant Manager of Patient Experience and Volunteer Services, who thanked the guild for its compassion and …

Aug BOM - No Leftovers

This month Frank is bringing us a great tutorial for a block he designed himself. It will be a fabulous way to use up some bigger scraps or get those precuts off your shelves! All you  need to do is go to Craftsy and download Frank's free pattern and instructions HERE!

It is a great tutorial and he will walk you through it with helpful pictures! Have fun making this one.... or two, or seven. Don't forget you get a ticket in the block lotto for each one that you make!


Meet Mary Sorensen

I’m Mary Sorensen, and I’ve been a member of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for about three or four years. I joined after teaching a workshop for the group. I was not even aware of the modern quilting movement, until I taught that workshop. I found the small Orlando Modern Guild to be very friendly, making a great use of social media, and boundlessly enthusiastic about making quilts. I was motivated to join Orlando Modern because of the makeup of the group, not because of the focus of the style of quilts made. 

I started quilting after the Bicentennial when there was a resurgence of interest in quilting. I was living in Chicago, and found a quilt shop (there were almost none) in the city and decided to take a class. This was back in the mid-1970’s - before the emergence of rotary cutters - when you did everything by hand or you weren’t considered a “real quilter”. I learned to hand piece, hand applique and hand quilt. Since I am, above all else, very lazy, I knew that hand applique i…