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Meet Beth Schmidt

I am 70 years old and a retired nurse. Retirement is the Best job I've ever had and I highly recommend it! I am happily married to Paul. He is very talented at fixing and building things and I am always putting his talents to work for my quilting purposes! I have one daughter, (Amanda, married and living in S.C.), and one grand daughter, (Abigail, 14 y.o., and the owner of my heart).

I was present at the very first meeting to establish the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild and have been a member ever since. I have been “Charity chair”, Vice president”, and “President” in the past. I've seen many changes and a lot of growth in the guild since it began, and just love all the progress we've made. I am so proud of all our guild members who worked so hard on the “Pulse Project” in 2016. I got to know many “new” friends through that work. Now, I look forward to a very “fun” year in 2017.

I've never been much of a “sew person”. I learned in 7th grade in school, sewed a little in my 4…

February Block of the Month

I am so sorry for the delay for this month's block lotto.  I am hoping it will be worth the wait.

Since the winner of the blocks will get them at the beginning of February I thought we need to have a Valentine's Day themed block but we are all burned out on heart blocks.  So instead let's use Valentine's Day colors instead.

Our block is a Scrappy Churn Dash block and Sherri @ A Quilting Life has a lovely tutorial.  You can download her tutorial here.  Sherri gives instructions for three different sizes, 6 inch, 9 inch and 12 inch, blocks.  You can make any size you wish.  Better yet, make one of each!  That is what I have done.

You will need 5 different fabrics.  At least one white and at least one low-volume, red, pink and you can have just a touch of black or gray, but let's keep it to a minimum.  Here are some of my suggested fabric choices.

And here are all my finished blocks.  Last month we had over 50 blocks for the block lotto.  Can we top that this month?

Meeting Minutes - January 2017

MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, January 2017 Maitland, FL
President Alissa called the meeting to order; 47 members and 4 guests were present; the guests each introduced themselves. ICEBREAKER The Icebreaker this month everyone lining up in alphabetical order by last name.
With various expenses for the Quilts for Pulse project, purchase of books and appreciation gifts, and income from the Raffle Basket, membership and class fees, there was a net loss for December, leaving a balance of $11,547.60.