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Meet Ede Nault

Hi, I’m Ede.I’ve been a member of the guild since about 2012, and have served as the guild Secretary, and as the Education Coordinator.I’ve been married to the same great guy for almost 27 years and have two adult children.

I started quilting in about 1992.I’ve always done a lot of needlework, especially crewel embroidery (remember that?) and cross-stitch.One day, I was in a store and I saw a pattern for something called the “Country Bride Quilt” and I thought, “I’m going to make that for my friend Kennedy as a wedding present!”Ignorance being bliss in this case, I then proceeded to hand applique and hand quilt the queen-sized quilt you see below, which fortunately I finished one month before my first child was born because if I hadn’t it would still be in my UFO stash today.(Yes, this is a photo of a photo.This was back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and digital cameras had yet to be invented.)

My first pieced project was a throw I made for my Dad.As you can see, I managed to chop …

Socia Media Hashtags

HASHTAGS (aka the pound sign #)

With so many new guild programs introduced, a review of our Hashtags (and links to new programs) might be helpful.  This is a general list of the hashtags we use on Instagram and Facebook for categorizing posts to aid in search ability.

#OrlandoMQG - use for ALL your guild related posts (Note #OMQG is used by another guild...make sure you use #OrlandoMQG)

#OrlandoMQGSewDay - use when posting pictures from Maitland and Dr. Phillips Sew Days

#OrlandoMQGBlockLotto - for posting pictures of your blocks of the month

#CreactiveClub - use for posts involving the Cre-active Club Challenge 

#QuirkyScrapQuiltAlong- follow along with other members participating in @SewnbyLeila's scrap busting quilt along

#OMQGunmodern - for progress on your Un-Modern Made Modern Challenge

#ModernPrinciplesChallenge - for our bi-monthly modern series challenges.

#showusyourmqg - the MQG likes to see what guilds are up to

#mqgsewday - once a month the MQG hosts virtual sew's…

September Block of the Month

For September we are doing a very simple block in white/low volume/beigy background with 1" red strips. The blocks should be 9.5" square after trimming.

Instructions for the block are here, in a post from A Quilter's Table blog. The post assumes you are making many blocks, but you are only required to make one. As usual, more blocks mean more chances to win!

That's it.

The rest of the post suggests a quilt layout using these blocks; of course only the winner will do this!

The clever idea is to assemble the blocks (here I just show one row, but you would have many):

The sewn blocks are now your fabric; cut it into smaller squares (the author used a 6.5" square) , arrange them in a pleasing way and sew them together. You get something like this:

Modern and easy.  Also, check out how she quilted the binding with a decorative thread!

Call for blocks - Project 70273

At our last Guild meeting, Jeanne Hewell-Chambers, writer, stitcher, storyteller and founder of The 70273 Project has introduced the Project 70273 and why she has started it. See more on her Blog, The Bare Foot Heart.
Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis. Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed.
I will commemorate these 70,273 voiceless, powerless people who were so callously and casually murdered by gathering 70,273 blocks of white fabric (representing innocence and the paper the doctors r…

Quirky Scrap Quilt Along Part 4 and Roll Call!

I think it is time for a check in.  Please post or respond to the email letting us all know your status in our Quilt Along.  Are you still having fun?  Is this a good pace that holds your interest but doesn't make you feel pressured or overwhelmed to keep up?  Please be honest as I promise my feelings aren't hurt if you have suggestions.  The reason I am asking is that I am already pondering the idea of another Scrappy Quilt Along as I still have a TON of scraps to use up!

So, onto this month's instructions....

We will finish up all our blocks this month.  We will make the same number of blocks as last month but there are two different ones.

First you will need to pair up all your 5 inch squares and make 32 Half Square Triangles (HST) out of them.  Leila does a great job showing you how to do it here.

I always make my HSTs a little large and trim them down since I haven't yet been able to sew them accurately otherwise.  Leila's measurements make it so you can tr…

MEETING MINUTES - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Maitland, FL

There were 52 present including 1 guest and 3 new members. Jane, our Member at Large, introduced the 3 new members, including 2 former members renewing now, and 1 guest, Paula’s mother. Then she divided everyone into 3 groups for a 5-minute Icebreaker scavenger hunt in purses and other bags, thanking everyone for not claiming someone in their group to be a “seam ripper,” since we are all that at times.

President Sarah reported that the board has developed a new spending policy limiting board members from spending over $50 without approval by the board. She also said that the guild would like to send cards