Friday, January 25, 2019

2019 Membership Renewal

2019 Membership Renewal
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Members of Orlando MQG,

It’s that time again – time to renew (or sign up for the first time) your membership to Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.

As you know, our membership year goes from the beginning of March to the ending of February. This year we are spreading our membership drive over February and March to help us arrive at the most accurate count possible before our Modern Quilt Guild dues, based on membership, are due, March 31.

Attached to this email is a copy of the renewal form for you to fill out in advance and bring with you.  You’ll be able to pick up your OrlandoMQG membership gift and card, as well as your MQG pin (if you don’t already have one).  Your MQG card will be available digitally once you have registered and been added to the MQG/OrlandoMQG roster.  You will notice that the membership fee is $55 for the year, which includes membership to the Modern Quilt Guild as well.

Due to popular demand we are again creating and offering our pictorial directory to all, so put on your pretty face for your picture!  Be sure to check your personal information in our present directory and let us know if there are any changes.

Please contact me if you have questions.

Zonetta Glenn, Treasurer

(There will also be extra forms at the meetings.)

Membership Form:

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QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt

Our QuiltCon Charity Quilt is about to hit to road (or the post office) to Nashville, and will be display at QuiltCon 2019 (Feb. 21-24, 2019).  The theme this year was Small Piecing using a rather soft color scheme.

The joy of belonging to the Guild is to see our members joining forces together and create some amazing work.

Almost every one in the Guild has contribute to this from designing, buying fabric, writing piecing instructions, making kits, assembling the blocks, quilting the top, binding it, adding sleeve, labelling and shipping.

So give yourself a pat in the back!  Here a few pictures of the preps and the quilt.  If you have missed the Show'n'Tell at our last Guilt meeting, hopefully you will have a chance to see the quilt in its full beauty at Quiltcon next month.

In no special order, a big THANK YOU to all the members who took part: Aradria Cservsevits, Alissa Lapinski, Ede Nault, Carla Santorum, Kathy Aber, Debra Jalbert, Sue Kenard, Patti Lapinski, Sarah Lauzon , Carol Logan, Zonetta Glenn, Mary Smart, Marge Cree and all the quilters who worked on one of the 82 blocks.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

January BOM - Half Square Triangle

In honor of this month’s program , “How to Get Out of a Creative Rut , or "I Lost my Sew-Jo", this block is the most humble but powerful Half Square Triangle . Easy to make , more difficult to decide how to design them ! In fact , did you know there is a class offered at Quilt Con this year in Nashville on the HST and how to design them ??! 

Please start with a 10 1/2 -Inch low volume white or cream  square and pair with a red or pink modern print , and do not trim. (it will be about a 10" when finished).  Since you’ll get two out of the pattern , make like 40 and increase your chances of winning ! Since it’s so easy , if we get lots of them , we’ll have two winners! 

The challenge will not be in making the blocks , but in the winner’s ability to make a terrific modern quilt top in the design of the HSTs.

It’s a simple, mind clearing block to make after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and if you win, you have a beautiful stash for an easy gift , you can make a quilt to wrap up in on Valentine’s Day , or to donate to a person in need of some quilt love . 

There is lots of months left to do a more complicated BOM , but this month , let's do easy and sew these blocks up! 

If by any chance you have not made a HST , and need the math, here is a handy chart for the traditional method of making 2 HST 's at a time :

Start with a 10.5 inch squares of fabric (usual size of the square acrylic template) and the winner can trim to approx  9 7/8 size .

Happy sewing ! 

FOR COLOR INSPIRATION - Any modern reds and pinks and white or cream low volume