Wednesday, November 2, 2022

November 2 General Meeting


President Marge Cree welcomed all to the November 2, 2022 General Meeting.

Announcements were made as follows:
  • Wednesday, December 7, is the next meeting - social, art quilt challenge voting, and lots of time for show & tell
  • Guests Isabel and Doreen were welcomed
  • New members Susan and Wanda were welcomed
  • Next year's schedule will go back to monthly meetings starting in March (no February meeting)
  • Officer nominations process has started - nominations open until December 10, candidates and voting to occur at the January 2023 meeting.  Jeff Rich is the nominating committee chair, with members Carla Santor and Ede Nault - please reach out to them if interested in serving this great Guild!
  • Pamela Edwards gave the Treasurer's report, showing that we are currently underrunning the budget in both income and expenses YTD, but that we do have some expenses coming up, especially for postage (Navajo Project)
Kathy Aber gave an update on Community Outreach:
  • We are still collecting placemats, drawstring bags, pillowcases, bibs, call for blocks, and House Next Door quilts for kids
  • She shared the QuiltCon quilt pattern and color scheme that is being worked on - this will be sent to QuiltCon in January, and then returned to us to benefit the Adult Literacy League
  • Kathy talked about the Navajo Project, where members are asked to bring in fabrics/notions/thread to the January meeting to donate to this great cause
  • Finally, she shared the Festival of Trees quilt that over a dozen members worked on - and it is beautiful!

The Charity Basket winner this month was Debbe King!

The Block-of-the-Month winner was Marge Cree!

Cara Dobrev shared the January Block-of-the-Month, instructions for which will be sent out to members on December 1. 

Our program featured tips, tricks and tools from Jane Allingham and Nimmi Kroos.  Jane shared her best techniques for working with triangles, and Nimmi shared her favorite way to use half-square triangles for a mitered corner.  Then everyone broke into smaller groups, shepherded by Paula Kennedy, to talk about our own favorite tips, tricks and tools.  It was very educational and fun!

Show & Tell came last, and here are some of the beautiful items that our members have been working on:

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

September 2022 General Meeting


President Marge Cree welcomed everyone to the September 2022 meeting.  Business items announced included:

  • the next two meetings are in November (11/2) and December (12/7)
  • the next Global Quilt Connection that we've signed up for is September 17 & 18 from 3pm to 6pm; a newsletter went out to members already, and a reminder will go out again on September 15
  • Outreach update:  the Festival of Trees quilt is in progress, and the pattern has been selected for the QuiltCon quilt;  batting is available to take for placemats, and keep on bringing in the Call for Blocks blocks!
  • the Charity Basket was won by Moe Bradley!

  • the Block of the Month was won by Nancy Reed!  Cara Dobrev showed the next month's block, a "Diamond in a Diamond," and instructions will be sent out soon.
  • Ellen Gordon updated the group on the Mystery Quilt - sewing on the curved pieces should be started, with a target to finish by the end of September; she will be sending the next set of instructions out soon.
  • a reminder from Marge that nominations for board positions are coming up
The program by Steph Skardal was very interesting - she covered her quilting journey and shared photos of the quilts she has made.  How about those 1/8" strips???

Show & Tell was fascinating as always - our members are so talented!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Saturday, August 6, 2022

August 2022 General Meeting


President Marge Cree welcomed everyone to the August 5, 2022, Orlando MQG "summertime social" meeting at the Sewing Studio – we had another large crowd of in-person attendees! A couple of announcements led off the meeting, and there was a discussion on the recent Global Quilt Connection videos - with the people who were able to watch definitely interested in participating in the September event.  Primarily, we had a leisurely Show & Tell, with members sharing the beautiful work that they've done. 

The winner of the raffle basket was Betty Baker!  

Show & Tell photos: