October Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter
A newsletter designed with OrlandoMQG members in mind!
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Issue 35

September 30th, 2018

Dear Guildies,

Happy Fall, ya'll! This month's meeting will feature Part 2 of the Color Challenge and you don't want to miss it. The Samaritan Village Quilts are complete and will be showcased during the meeting as well. Make sure you have your Bee Blocks, Cre-active Challenge #4,

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please email me. I would also love to hear of any quilty news or ideas for content you'd like to share. Constructive feedback is always welcome.

Happy stitching,

Ashley Gottshalk
Meeting Reminders
  • Wednesday, October 3rd is our guild meeting at The Sewing Studio 10-12. Parking is once again permitted at the gas station next door when The Sewing Studio lot is full.
  • Bring your Block Lotto block(s). Each block made earns you one ticket in the raffle of ALL blocks. The more blocks you make, the better your chance of winning! Here is the current block's details.
  • Bring your finished projects for Show and Tell.  
  • Remember to bring you Bee Blocks for your Queen Bees.
  • All books checked out from the guild library need to be returned by Wednesday's meeting. If you checked out a book but will not attend the meeting, you need to make arrangements to give the book to someone who will. Check the link on our blog to see what books are in our inventory and to add books to the ongoing wish list.
  • Members receive a 15% discount at The Sewing Studio on guild meeting days and a 10% discount on non-meeting days.
  • Monday, October 1st from 3:00pm - 8:45pm is the Dr. Phillips Library EPP Sewcial/Sew Day. Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 - 12:00 is the Oviedo Library Sew Day. Monday, October 8th is the Maitland Sew Day. 
  • Block of the Month (current and past) instructions, meeting minutes, Calendar dates, and more can be found on the guild blog.

Monthly Programming
Paula Kennedy

Part 2 of The Color Challenge will be a discussion of how we choose color in our quilting projects.
This month continues the Paintbrush Fabrics Color Theory Challenge!

Paintbrush Studios #pbstudiofabrics has graciously donated beautiful fabric for each member for a mini quilt challenge. It will run for two months, with the reveals at November's meeting. Look for updates and progress on social media.

A Storm is Coming … a Brainstorm! 

In November, the monthly programming committee will be leading a brainstorm session
after the business portion of the meeting.

In moving forward to the next programming year, (2019-2020) it is important to get input
from all of our members to find out what ideas and passions are from you, our members, so
they can be considered and implemented.

It's been a great year so far with the Skill -Building theme. We still have some great meetings
through Feb. 2019, and want to be ready to hand off great ideas and a plan for the next board!

All meeting topics will be considered, as well as project ideas, monthly teachers, speakers, trunk shows 
field trips, specific skills, or simply fun and fellowship building ideas. 

Please assist us and bring your brain … to the brainstorm! 

Handmade Gift Exchange 

At the December monthly meeting, Dec 5th, there will be a handmade gift exchange in addition to overall festive fun….it's the holidays after all !
It is optional to participate, but the more the merrier!  All items must be handmade with love and care :) and fit in a brown bag.

There might still be additional handmade exchanges at the monthly Sew Day groups, (Maitland, Oviedo, and Dr.  Phillips…. more fun!) but we just didn’t want to leave anyone out who doesn’t get to attend those sew days … so get your idea ready … and hand-make it !


November Retreat  Nov 9th – 12th 

Members, don’t forget to sign up for the retreat if you haven’t already done so, there’s still room.
The online booking link is here. This link will be active until October 8, 2018.

We have been busy planning our events to keep us all busy (or busier) during the retreat.  I will be passing around a sheet at the October meeting to verify the actual count.  I have a list of who registered but need a definite of how many per room.  We want to make sure everyone is included!

You will need some supplies for a few games we are planning.
Please bring 3 Holiday FQ’s for Strip Poker (or now it has to be called LRC)

We also are planning a relay race (3 people to a team) and each team requires one jelly roll.  If you want to participate get your team and one jelly roll together, no worries, it’s not physical.  No exercise is required but cheerleading will be!

Bring cash or credit card, we are having SEWMODERNCHICK come in with her pop up store.  If you want to purchase the latest modern fabric, she will have it.
Julie Harmon, the masseuse, will also be there on Sunday with her chair to help those aching muscles.

There is still time to book a room for the OMQG November Retreat.  Rooms will be released if not booked on October 8, 2018.

November 9th-12th.  The online booking link is HERE this link will be active until October 8, 2018.

If guest would like to book over the phone, please have them call the group line at 1-800-347-9092 (mention the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild 2018 group at the Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort) to receive the discounted group rate. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM EST and Saturday – Sunday 9:00 – 4:00PM EST.

Here are a few reminders for guest when booking reservations-
  • A 2 night minimum is required for all reservations. Reservations will not be accepted that do not meet the minimum night requirement.
  • One night’s rate plus tax is due at booking with the remaining balance due at check-in. 
  • A security deposit of $150 is required per reservation. Deposit will be released at check-out if there are no incidentals or damages to rooms or property. 
  • If for any reason you must cancel, please do so 14 days prior to your date of arrival to receive a full refund of your deposit. Reservations canceled less than 14 days from the day of arrival will be charged a cancellation fee equal to one night’s rate plus tax. No-shows and early departures will not receive any refund.
  • If making reservations by phone, guests must call the group phone (1-800-347-9092) number to receive the discounted rate. 
  • You must be 21 or older to check-in.  

Community Outreach
Marge Cree

Thank you everyone who has been participating in the Community Outreach programs.  What a success this year has been so far! A few of our projects have been completed ahead of schedule!  

The Festival of Trees quilt team has created another masterpiece!  The finishing touches are being added to the 2018 Festival of Trees quilt.  It will be ready for the unveiling at the November meeting to be given to Council of 101 who sponsors the yearly event to raise funds for the Orlando Museum of Art.  A big thank you goes out to Kate Elliott and the team who created this beauty together.

We have decided to show the 6 beautiful quilts for the Samaritan Village at the October meeting since we are ahead of schedule.  Thank you everyone who participated and Kathy Aber for heading this project. Can’t wait to see them. I hope everyone had fun doing them as a team, I know I did!  

Another home run!  The 2019 QuiltCon Quilt has been completed.  Thank you everyone who created blocks for this beauty.  A special thank you to Kathy Aber and Alissa Lapinsky. Don’t miss the November guild meeting where this will be displayed.

Please continue to make those Placemats for Meals on Wheels.  We have had such a wonderful response, keep them coming to dress up someone’s dinner table, the holidays are coming.  This month we are donating another 50+ to Orange and Osceola Centers.  The guild really participated a lot over the last 2 months!

We had a "Call for Blocks” this month for the Hurricane victims in North Carolina.  Beth sent out 2 quilts from the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.  Remember to continue to make those HST. We will also have supplies at the retreat if you are bored with what you brought to sew.  

Last but not least, Kathy Aber has set up a meeting for us at Health Central Park ALF to finalize our plans for the trunk show and quilt give away.  Keep on thinking of this when you are making a quilt that you just don’t know what you are going to do with.  Help us bring joy and beauty to the residents of Health Central Park Assisted Living Facility. Last month I said there were 2 ways you can help but I added one.  1). You can volunteer to come with us to explain the modern style of quilting and show off your quilts. 2). You can give us a quilt to be part of the trunk show. All you have to do is lend the quilt to us and include a little blurb about it, why, how, when it was made etc.  3. The most important, donate a lap quilt to be included in our give away to the residents. We will be collecting them until January so there’s still time to get out that pattern that you’ve always wanted to try but didn’t know who to give it to! Kathy Aber is collecting the quilts for this effort.  Also, please let Kathy Aber or Marge Cree know if you have a quilt you would like to show at the trunk show.

Cre-active Club Challenge

#creactiveclub and #2018creactiveclub
Caroline Garnier

Project #4 was chosen at the August meeting, so bring your completed project to share at the October meeting. 

There's still time to join the 2018 Cre-active Club Challenge. Pick out 6 unfinished projects (or less) that you would love to finish, write your list (pdf here) and send it to Caroline (carolinejanny@hotmail.com). You can also hand it in at the meeting.

Dear Quilter,
Our biennial quilt show, Broward Quilt Expo (BQE), will be held Monday, March 4th through Sunday, March 10th, 2019, at the historic Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  It is the premiere quilt show in South Florida sponsored by six Broward County guilt guilds.
As the Quilt Entry Chair, I would like to invite members of your guild to participate by entering a quilt (or two!) in our show (judging to be held in February).  The award-winning quilts receive not only a beautiful ribbon for your quilt, as well as one for you to wear, but also a cash prize.
We have 13 quilt categories this year:
  1. Appliqué – Single Maker
  2. Appliqué- Two Person
  3. Art Quilt
  4. Group
  5. Intermediate Pieced – Single Maker
  6. Intermediate Pieced – Two Person
  7. Large Pieced – Single Maker
  8. Large Pieced – Two Person
  9. Miniature
  10. Modern Design – Single Maker
  11. Modern Design – Two Person
  12. Small Quilt
  13. Workmanship
Please visit our website, browardquiltexpo.com and click “participate” choosing “quilt entry” for more information.
Our 2017 show included over 200 quilts and we’re looking forward to even more quilts in 2019.  Our vendor booths are going to be full, and we’ll have demonstrations and activities throughout Saturday and Sunday.  We hope that you’ll not only enter a quilt but will also bring your friends to see the show and to shop at our vendor booths.  
We’ll be offering some great value GROUP-VIP packages this year --- our Admissions chair will be in touch very soon with the details.
We’re hosting workshops Monday through Thursday before the show with teachers Jean Wells and Tara Faughnan.  These are also open to your members. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at judywkap@gmail.com, or (954) 753-5493.
Judy Kaplan
BQE 2019 Quilt Collection Chair
Locally, Globally, and on the Web

Broward Quilt Week is March 4-10, 2019. They've shared their Workshops featuring Jean Wells and Tara Faughnan. For more info visit Broward Quilt Expo.


Thank you for being a part of The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.  We appreciate you taking the time to read our newsletter and hope you find it as interesting as we do!

President:  Sarah Lauzon
Vice President:  Paula Kennedy
Secretary:  Ashley Gottshalk
Treasurer:  Zonetta Glenn
Community Outreach: Marge Cree
Education Coordinator:  Patti Lapinsky
Member-at-Large:  Jane Allingham
Founding Officers and Board Members:
Rene' Martinez, Michele Lancaster
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