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Split Complimentary Block

Split Complimentary Block

For each block you need:
two 1” x 10” white or low volume strips two 1.75” x 9.5” black strips two 1.75” x 11.5” black strips scraps in three saturated colors of solids or modern prints, a minimum of 5” long and can vary in thickness from 1” – 3”. Use at least 6 of each color

Meeting Minutes_April 2018

MEETING MINUTES April 04, 2018  The Sewing Studio Classroom
Sarah opened the meeting with reminders to renew membership with Zonetta and to add Fabric Auction items to the table in the back or give to Marge.

April 2018 Newsletter

Meet Yanick Booz

How long you have been sewing and/or quilting and when did you join the Orlando MQG?
I have been sewing for 18 years and quilting for 16 years. I joined Orlando MQG in January 2013 and it was the best birthday present I gave myself! I needed to find “my people” that loved quilting/collecting fabric as much as I did. I was honored to serve as president from 2014-2016 and have adored the friends made here ever since.

The Interest Groups are Live With Sign Up Genius

For everyone at the meeting on Wednesday, you know that the Programming Committee has all sorts of interesting topics lined up for our monthly programs this year . It's full of opportunity for all members to increase your skill level, try something different,  and have fun!

We're especially excited about the outside interest groups being offered for all of our members .These groups will meet outside the regular meeting times; either online, or at different locations decided by the group or Bee . We think this is a great opportunity to stretch your creative skills , and meet your fellow members of the guild . Once the group leaders have received the sign ups, they will contact you and get the group going with all the details you need.  The group will decide when they can do a Show and Tell or "big reveal "of their projects at a guild monthly meeting .

Meeting Minutes - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Maitland, FL

President Sarah welcomed everyone to our OMQG 8th birthday party and guild membership renewal/joining day. Members were given time to sign up to join or renew membership and choose a member gift (OMQG large tumbler with lid, OMQG journal, OMQG tape measure) and to sign up and pay to reserve a seat for the next class offered by the guild with JenCarlton-Bailey on April 21, 2018, at the Dr. Philips Public Library.

Candy Shop Block

Jane has selected our BOM from Moda Bake Shop - Candy Shop by Alison Vermilya For each block you will need: Two 5.5” x 12.5” strip (for the lollipop stick half of the block) and four 4” squares of a low volume fabric for corners of the upper half of the block; One 12.5” x 2.5” strip of brown (for the lollipop stick);
From two contrasting 2.5” strips, cut two 2.5” squares, two 6.5” x 2.5” rectangles, and two 10.5” x 2.5” rectangles for the lollipop.

Meet Zonetta Glenn

My dear neighbor, Love Sullivan, introduced me to the "world of quilting" about six years ago.  I knew she was a quilter and I needed her sage advice.  I showed her my very first attempt (with no quilting experience at all)--a mermaid themed baby quilt for my new granddaughter.  Naturally, she insisted I visit OrlandoMQG. I immediately joined the guild and fell in love with the adventure.  Little did I know it would become an addiction!

My mother had been a beautiful seamstress and I had sewn as a young girl and young mother, but never quilted.  I took a beginner's class at Quilter's Cove and slowly got my feet wet.  My first "real" quilt was a log cabin design from a Mary-Jeanine class at the Sewing Studio.  I was on my way.

My first quilting machine, which I still have and use mostly for classes--and retreats--is a Janome 2010. (I would not let my husband buy a real expensive machine--just in case it didn't take!)  Last year I bought a Bernina 750 and w…

Meet Patti Lapinsky

I’ve been sewing since I was ten years old (my mom taught  me). I can still remember the first skirt and top I made. I sewed for my girls when they were younger and often made my own clothes. Although I’ve been sewing for many years, I only began quilting about five years ago. My friend, Linda Blakely (also a member of our guild),  tried to get me into quilting years ago, but it was just so fussy and it really wasn’t my thing. Fast forward many years, and my daughter Alissa discovered modern quilting and loved it so much, she convinced me to try it. And an obsession was born…. she encouraged me to join the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild and we also attended Quilt Con in Austin that following year. It was official, I was bitten by the quilting bug.

I have made quilts for my daughter, my mom, my grandsons and many baby quilts. My favorite quilt is usually the one I am working on at the moment, but I do love the Double Square Star quilt I made with my Anna Maria Horner fabric.

I always sew wit…

Magic Pinwheels

Who’s with me in thinking that sewing is like doing magic? If you’re not convinced, I hope that this month BOM will make you see what I see. 

Here is what to do:
✂️ Cut two 12inch squares, one red, one solid white.
✂️ WrongRIGHT sides together, iron the squares together, it helps them ’stick’. Then draw diagonal lines from each corners of the white square. Find the middle of each sides, and draw one vertical and one horizontal line.

✂️ Go to your beloved sewing machine, sew a seam on each side of the diagonal lines, 1/4inch away from the line.

✂️ Back to the cutting mat, slice the blocks on the marked lines. You now have 8 HST (half square triangles).
✂️ Using your magic wand, press open the triangles toward the red fabric. Alternatively, you can use an iron, making sure you don’t distort the squares while pressing. Clip the little ‘ears’, so your squares are neat and assemble them in 2 pinwheels blocks.

✂️ Trim one of the pinwheels to 9 1/2inch.  In order to make it even, you might want to …
MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, February 7, 2018