December Newsletter

A newsletter designed with OrlandoMQG members in mind!
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Issue 46

December 1st, 2019

Dear Guildies,

I know it is hard to believe, but Wednesday, December 4th will be our last Guild meeting of 2019.  We will celebrate with some Gift exchanges and other surprises.  You still have a couple of days to create an item out of recycled materials (check the guidelines in the Programming section below) for the gift exchange.  In addition, we will have some games, to participate bring a Holiday Fat Quarter, rolled and secured with a rubber band.

We will have two more opportunities to celebrate with Quiltie friends before the end of the year: the Maitland SewDay on December 9th, and the Casselberry SewDay on December 28th.  Make sure you confirm your attendance for these so we can bring enough food for all.

I hope you get to carve out some time for creativity, quiet reflection and sharing.

Happy stitching,

Caroline Garnier Janny

PS: One of our members has lost a 6” x 24” Creative Grids Ruler during the retreat.  If you have found it, please let us know.

Questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the newsletter are welcome, 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.  

    Kelly Eskin

    Big Thank You to everyone that donated a quilt to the Zebra Coalition. We donated 15 quilts and are now over half way to our goal. Well done!

    The Festival of Trees quilt was donated. I saw a picture of it hanging and it sure is beautiful.

    The QuiltCon quilt is well on it's way. I can't wait to see it.

    Please continue to keep the placemats for Meals on Wheels and Road to Tennessee blocks during the holiday season.

    Yanick Booz

    December is our holiday celebration meeting and it is gift giving time.

    Remember this year, the goal is to create a gift that incorporates sustainability in your unique way. You can create an art piece or a functional quilted item.

    Keep in mind:
    • Max size of 12 by 12. Great creative!
    • At least 50% should contain: 
    Re-purposed, rescued fabrics
    Renewable, sustainable new fabrics
    Scraps and otherwise trashed pieces of fabric
    Unusual materials
    • Place your complete project in a large grocery paper bag and include a note inside explaining the materials used.
    Please contact Ede or Yanick for any programming ideas, or send an email to
    Locally, Globally, and on the Web
    • Quilts & More quilt store (11061 South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando) has generously offered our guild a special open house to thank us for helping their business get established!  On Dec 14, all members will be welcome at the store, where there will be snacks and demos--and 20% off all regularly priced merchandise!  Don't miss it!  Please bring your guild ID card to get your discount.
    • The Modern Quilt Guild is 10!  And there's a enamel pin to celebrate this mile stone.  Check the MQG shop if you want to get yours.
    • Bonnie Hunter's annual scrappy quilt along has started on Friday, November 29th.  I always wanted to join.  I do like to follow the instructions as they are full of very interesting technical tips, and Bonnie's patterns are always such scrap buster projects.
    • If you are planning to attend more quilt shows in 2020, you can find a list of the upcoming Floridian events HERE.