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Call for Entries: Elliott Museum

A Patchwork History Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibition An Invitational Exhibition for Innovative Quilters & Historic Quilts June 8th – July 15th, 2017 Call for Entries The Elliott Museum invites artists and quilters to submit original and historical family pieces to be considered for inclusion in an exhibition featuring modern and historic quilts, contemporary quilt art in non-traditional media (metal, wood, ceramic), wearable art, and art quilts. Focus on new pieces that are stitched art, out-ofthe box, innovative, 3D, and/or family quilts “from the attic” that tell a family or local/regional historical story, made by the artist or a relative of the person submitting the quilt (purchased quilts will not be considered).  Designs must be suitable for family viewing.  Fiber pieces must include three layers and be held together by stitching.  Pieces may have a sleeve to hang, or be framed or on a finished wrapped gallery canvas.  Historic quilts must be in good shape to hang for six weeks…

Pardon Our Dust

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Jacquie Gering Workshops & Trunk Show

Our guild was pleased to welcome Jacquie Gering to teach two workshops and present her gorgeous quilts at a Trunk Show. This was Jacquie's second Orlando MQG workshop stint as she taught two classes for us in 2013. You know a teacher is a favorite when she is asked back for encore workshops! Besides being a great teacher and talented quilter, Jacquie sits on the board of directors for The Modern Quilt Guild (affectionately known as "the mothership!"). 
Friday, March 17th was the Creative Quilting with a Walking Foot workshop where Jacquie showed how to mark our individual walking feet so we could maneuver several straight line designs that are remarkably easy and stunning. We learned numerous different walking foot designs featured in Jacquie's new book "Walk – Master Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot."

Saturday's class was Slice & Insert Improv which produced some fun improvisational blocks.  It's amazing to see all the fabric options our…

Block of the Month for April Meeting

This block is being brought to you by the lovely Kate Toney!!

She was unable to make it to our meeting because she is working at the quilt show in Daytona but she chose a fun block for spring.  We will be making Wonky Stars in bright fun beach colors and on sand colored backgrounds.

Here is your color inspiration:

And here are Kate's sample blocks.  She made three different sizes.

There are so many good tutorials for making these fun, scrap busting stars.  Choose whatever size you want.  Here are a few links to different sized blocks.

3", 6" and 9" Wonky Stars
5" Wonky Stars
6" and 12" Wonky Star
If you are feeling like being an overachiever you can make this big 20" triple wonky star!!
If you prefer a video tutorial check out this one.

I can't wait to see all the pretty beachy stars next month.

Be sure to stop in the Wandering Stitches exhibit at Quilt Week and tell Kate that we missed her at our monthly meeting.

MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Maitland, FL

Membership Signups & Renewals

Sarah opened the meeting with 15 minutes for membership signup and renewal. Everyone is asked to submit a new membership form along with their dues, and each member received membership cards from the OMQG and the MQG and selected their annual gift, either a mug, project bag, tape measure, or tote bag, each with the OMQG logo.

There were 52 at the meeting: 49 members and 3 guests. Sarah welcomed each guest, who gave brief introductions, and thanked everyone who renewed their membership today.

Sarah announced that the guild had received a gift of snacks from the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild, to recognize and thank us for our efforts in the Quilts for Pulse (QFP) project. They sent us Chicago Style Popcorn, Frango Mint Chocolates and Brach’s Cherry Jelly Hearts, which members enjoyed during the meeting. A thank you will be sent to the Chicago MQG.