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Orlando Modern Quilt Guild responds to Mosque Shooting in Quebec City

Sometimes we see others hurting and our heart hurts with them.  We want to do something to help the hurting and there are many ways we can help but, as quilters, we like to give people a tangible, yet beautiful symbol of our heart.  We give them quilts that have been stitched with love.

We did this after the Pulse Nightclub Shooting and it was soothing and healing for so many.  So many people helped the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild when we put a shout out for heart blocks, 23 countries and all 50 states helped us with our gesture of love.

Now the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild is in need of our support and it is time for us to pay it forward. The Canadian guild is collecting 12.5 inch house blocks in response to the Mosque shooting in Quebec City that happened at the end of January.  They are looking for brightly colored blocks and request that we don't use any fabric depicting people or animals.  You can get more details at this link.

They are asking that all blocks be turned in by …

Block of the Month Throwback!

EDIT (2/7/17): This was the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild's very first block of the month posted by OMQG founder, René. The BOM program has had great participation and the finished quilts have all been beautiful. If you haven't joined in, please do; it's really a lot of fun. Let throwback to 2011! and create cross blocks for the March 1, 2017 meeting.
We are implementing a new and fun Block of the Month program.  Each month will feature a different block.  The block chosen will be fun to make, require materials that can easily be found in your stash, fit our modern theme, and when put together results in a fabulous quilt.  At the next month's meeting, a drawing will be held from members who make blocks, and one lucky person takes home all the blocks!
Our very first block is a cross block. Block size is 6" unfinished, 5 1/2" finished. Tutorials can be found in various places including here and here.  Your cross can be wonky or not, made with solids or prints.

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Meeting Minutes - February 1, 2017

MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Maitland, FL
Alissa was unable to attend, so Joan, the Treasurer, as Acting President, called the meeting to order; 53 members were present, and there were 5 guests. Joan announced that someone donated a large number of tubes of Gold Bond Healing hand lotion and asked members to each take one before they leave.  ICEBREAKER
The Icebreaker this month was for everyone to line up in order by their birth month and day.
In January there was income from class fees and the Raffle Basket and expenses for Pulse, paying a teacher fee, the guild membership annual fee to the Modern Quilt Guild, and membership gifts. There are Pulse funds remaining, but there are more expenses coming in the completion of the Pulse project, so return of an overage to Thrivent, if any after all expenses, will be handled by the new board.