Thursday, March 4, 2021

March 3, 2021 Meeting




The March Orlando MQG general meeting was held on Wednesday, March 3 with an overview of QuiltCon presented by Debra Jalbert, Vice President, and a great discussion on quilt favorites of the Guild members.
  Debra, who is not only a QuiltCon winner, but also a QuiltCon instructor, answered questions about the process of virtual teaching this year.  After the general discussion, small breakout rooms were held for socializing.

Some reminders:

1. Time to renew your membership – information in the newsletter!

2. Sign-ups for the Carolina Oneto class are due April 1; Marge will send out materials list this week.

The Orlando MQG annual retreat has been booked for November 4 to 8, 2021 at Ocean Walk – keep your eyes open for more information to come later!

If you want to watch the full meeting, you can view it HERE on YouTube.

The March 2021 Newsletter

 

It's March Already ! 


 

Welcome to the March newsletter...
It seems like the first two months of the year have flown by.
You'll find some important information and links in this newsletter regarding membership renewal and the upcoming workshop on "Curves and Transparencies" with Carolina Oneto. Remember the March meeting will be on Zoom,  Wednesday , March 3, at 10:00am . It will be a fun meeting , a re-cap from QuiltCon , and a chance to chat with fellow guild members in breakout rooms on Zoom . 

 
See you on Zoom !
Click HERE for March Calendar

 

As you know, our membership year and fiscal year both go from the 
 
beginning of March to the end of February.  Again this year, we 
 
are spreading our membership drive over February and March 
 
to help us arrive at the most accurate count possible before the 
 
OMQG membership registration deadline with The Modern 
 
Quilt Guild headquarters on March 31st.  Your membership with 
 
the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild also includes membership in The 
 
Modern Quilt Guild along with access to it's website resources 
 
and benefits. 
 
At the Board meeting on Jan. 16, the OMQG Board approved a one-time
 

dues reduction to $35 for 2021-2022 as OMQG’s gift to it's 
 
members. And a bonus , renewing members do not 
 
need to submit a registration form along with the dues 
 
payment. 


If there are changes to your current information,  
please include a note with the changes along with the payment. 
 Or,  in the "notes " section on PayPal to make any changes to your address , phone , email , etc. , (see picture below) 

 
Again this year, everyone will receive a revised and updated pictorial 
 
directory that will include mailing address, email address and phone 
 
number for all members. 
 
 To expedite your re-registration, you can pay your $35.00 dues thru the 
 
Orlando MQG  
PayPal LINK  or by check payable to Orlando Modern

Quilt Guild and mailed to Kathy Aber, Treasurer ( her address is in the directory ) 

You can also give a check to Sue Kenard at the
March 15 exchange days at the Sewing Studio. 

 
*Note: If you are using a PayPal account not in your own name, (example would be a spouse's name )  
please indicate who the membership is for in the PayPal note  
section. ( see picture below ) 


**Additional note: If you do not have a PayPal account and do not wish to create one, the Treasurer can invoice you for dues renewal to your email address on file with the guild; just request an invoice from her by email  to kh.aber410@gmail.com


 
For new members only, a registration form will be available for 
download on the 
Orlando Modern Quilt Guild BlogThat form and check can be sent to 
the Orlando MQG to the address listed at the bottom of the newsletter, or you can pay
thru PayPal; leave your name and email in the notes section 

Hello again,  
Hope you are doing fine and haven’t lost your sew-jo like a few of us! 
 I’m not sure what I want to make next.  I think I’ve exhausted all my friends and relatives with quilts and have done lots of donation quilts.  Now I have to figure out who is next!  
So maybe I need to concentrate on new techniques with new teachers. 



Speaking of that, we have our Carolina Oneto class on April 24th; please join us.   Remember April 1st is the deadline, and we will be
opening up to non-members if we don’t reach the limit.  

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021
11:00 am - 3:00 pm 
                  

WHERE:  IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN
 HOME  (VIRTUAL CLASS)
WHAT:  CURVES AND TRANSPARENCIES



HOW MUCH:  $42.00 
deadline for payment is April 1, 2021
HOW TO PAY:  
 Orlando MQG  PayPal LINK  
( please put your name and class in the notes section ) 
or by check payable to:
Orlando Modern Quilt Guild
mail to : 
Kathy Aber, Treasurer;  address is in the directory 

 

SAVE THE DATE! 

Nov 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2021 

ANNUAL ORLANDO MODERN

QUILT GUILD RETREAT 


Wyndham Ocean Walk in Daytona Beach 

More information to follow in the next months 
 

 
   
 
                                         Monday,March 15,10:00 am
               
                    Sewing Studio 

 
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Click on easy links above for social media platforms,  blog and email !

 
The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild Blog .... check out the new design !
 
http://theorlandomodernquiltguild.blogspot.com

 

Sew modern quilts that illuminate your life with the help of ombré fabrics. Easy large-scale piecing shows the entire ombré gradation, while smaller-pieced quilts let colors dance and glow in hundreds of hues, tints, and tones! With a single fabric containing subtle shifts from pale to dark, color feels exciting and new again. Jennifer Sampou shows you how to make the fabric work for you, with eight brilliant quilt projects featuring her Sky Collection fabric.

https://www.jennifersampou.com/my-blog
Summit
Baby Quilt Project

 
March 15 is the final day to either bring your quilt to Exchange Day or make arrangements to deliver to Sharleen. March 25 is the last presentation to Summit. 
 
Sharleen reports “The Pastor did say today that all but a final few (of the previous quilts) have been given out and the families have been so grateful.”
 
Charity Quilt Story from Julie Parrott
 
I recently received a heartwarming note from one, Guardian ad Litem Friends of Children of Brevard, letting me know that the music theme of one of our quilts ended up being the perfect quilt for a teenage girl accomplished in music who they have taken out of an abusive home to help secure her a safe home with a loving family.  
 
April News
 
Look for an announcement of new Community Outreach Project Ideas to be presented in April.
 
 
 
Did you see this at the last meeting ? 
Congratulations Kate Elliott ! 


Click on the picture to take you to video ! 
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:  Ede Nault
Vice President:  Debra Jalbert
Secretary:  Paula Kennedy, Assistant Dawn Vanderwolf  
Treasurer:  Kathy Aber 
Community Outreach: Sue Kenard 
Education Coordinator: Marge Cree
Member-at-Large:  Love Sullivan
Founding Officers and Board Members:
René Martinez and  Michele Lancaster
Social Media Coordinator and Graphics:  Aradria Csercsevits 

Questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the newsletter are welcome! If you have any quilty news or content you'd like to share, please email Paula Kennedy , Secretary.  Constructive feedback is always welcome!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

"Quilting Angels"

 The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is happy to announce that one of our own members , Kate Elliot, is a "Quilting Angel. "  Take a look at the newcast on WFTV9 in Orlando where the outreach work the Quilting Angels provides was highlighted. Congratulations to you , Kate ! 


https://www.wftv.com/news/meet-quilting-angels-central-florida-providing-hand-crafted-comfort-families-need/F726Q3FURVDSLEHMFMLAWQ43HU/

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Congratulations to Orlando MQG Vice President, Debra Jalbert on QuiltCon 2021 !

We are happy to announce that Orlando MQG Vice President Debra Jalbert, won 3rd place at the 2021QuiltCon Together awards ceremony. As guild members, we’ve followed along as this gorgeous quilt has taken life!

Her quilt ‘Grafitti’, entered in the small quilt category, is 13 x 14 inches and is an example of raw edge applique. An example of her working process on this technique can be seen on the Orlando MQG YouTube Channel .


"Graffiti"

Debra made her first quilt in 1992,  but became obsessed with quilting in 2012, challenging herself to create and design her own unique quilts. She enjoys using most every piece of fabric and considers herself frugal; using the smallest pieces has influenced the way she designs and works. 


She teaches technique-based classes such as tiny piecing and improvisational design. Her class 

"Improvisonal EPP," is in the catalog for this year’s QuiltCon Together. 


You can see Debra on Instagram @madeofhonorquilts, where she provides tips on long arm quilting. Her partner in quilt making is her much loved dog,  Bear, who is well known to many guild members,  and has his own hashtag ; check out #bearneedshisownhashtag.



An active member of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild and the MQG, she has had 14 quilts juried into Quiltcon since 2015 and has been featured in Quiltcon Magazine.


Congratulations Debra ! 






Bear helping out ! 



 


Monday, February 15, 2021

What is Exchange Day ?

Exchange Day has been going on since we have been meeting virtually during COVID-19. 

The third Monday of every month, we meet in the parking lot of the Sewing Studio in Maitland to safely exchange all kinds of items such as: community outreach projects, library books, supplies, door prizes, etc. 

The added benefit has been that we get to safely visit and see members that we haven't seen in person for a long time ! 




  

Sunday, February 14, 2021

It's Membership Renewal Time !



 
 
It’s Membership Renewal Time for the
Orlando Modern Quilt Guild

If you would like to join as a new member, please see the bottom of this post 

As you know, our membership year and fiscal year both go from the beginning of March to the end of February.  Again this year, we are spreading our membership drive over February and March to help us arrive at the most accurate count possible before the Orlando MQG membership registration deadline with The Modern Quilt Guild headquarters on March 31.  Your membership with the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild also includes membership in The Modern Quilt Guild along with access to its website resource and benefits.
 
At the Board meeting on January 16, the Orlando MQG Board approved a one-time dues reduction to $35 for 2021-2022 as Orlando MQG’s gift to its members.   And a bonus - renewing members do not need to submit a registration form along with the dues payment.

If there are changes to your current information, please include a note with the changes along with the payment.  You can also use the "notes" section on PayPal to make any changes to your address, phone, email, etc.
 
Again this year, everyone will receive a revised and updated pictorial
directory that will include mailing address, email address and phone
number for all members. 

To expedite your re-registration, you can pay your $35.00 dues thru the Orlando MQG  PayPal LINK or by check payable to Orlando Modern Quilt Guild and mailed to Kathy Aber,  Treasurer (her address is in the directory).  You can also give a check to Sue Kenard at the March 15 Exchange Day at the Sewing Studio. 


*Note: If you are using a PayPal account not in your own name, (example would be a spouse's name) please indicate who the membership is for in the PayPal note


If you would like to join the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild as a new member,  please go to the Paypal link , put your name, phone and email in the notes, and we will contact you with a membership form to complete and send back to the Treasurer.



Guest Workshop Coming April 24th

 We are happy to announce that our next featured guest teacher will be Caroline Oneto, of carolineoneto.com on April 24, 2021 as a virtual class.  The class is titled "Curves and Transparencies" and is open to Orlando Modern Quilt Guild members. See information and links below and hope to see you in class !    



HELLO GUILD MEMBERS!

PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR FIRST VIRTUAL CLASS OF 2021

WHEN:   SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021  
 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

 

WHERE:  IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN
 HOME  (VIRTUAL CLASS)


WHAT:  CURVES AND TRANSPARENCIES

HOW MUCH:  $42.00 
deadline for payment is April 1, 2021

HOW TO PAY:  

 Orlando MQG
  
PayPal LINK  
( please put your name in the notes section ) 

or by check payable to:
 Orlando Modern Quilt Guild
mail to : 
Kathy Aber, Treasurer 
2016 Woody Drive,
Windermere, FL 32786


CURVES & TRANSPARENCIES




In this workshop each participant will make a mini quilt top, where we will design it from scratch. Then we will talk about Color Theory and how we can create a Transparency effect with color and fabrics. I will teach you how to cut fabrics with complex shapes and to join these curved shapes by machine. 

GO TO 
https://carolinaoneto.com/en/  

to check out her work !



This class is for Orlando MQG members only 

 



Sunday, January 31, 2021

February 2021 Newsletter

 



                                                February 2021 Newsletter 














Issue 58
Welcome back!  I hope you all had some time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family, at least virtually.  I think we can all begin 2021 with a renewed sense of hope and optimism. 

We WILL be back together in our wonderful room at the Sewing Studio sometime this year.  Realistically, we're probably looking at late summer.  In the meantime, we have a LOT planned, for both our virtual and in-person meetings.  New techniques, guest speakers, teachers, Sew Days--our year is going to be filled with fun and creativity!  This month starts our registration process for 2021-22. ( Kathy will explain what's new this year at the meeting and watch your email for updates.) 

My sewjo went missing completely in December but has recently returned.  To help me stay on track, I've joined a 50-day WIP challenge run by Flying Goose Studio.  If you feel like you need a jumpstart to your year, check out her blog or follow her on Instagram.  Let's make 2021 a year full of creativity, productivity and (finally)  in-person COMMUNITY!


Ede 




Wednesday, February 3, 2021 
10:00 am 
Via the Zoom Meeting application,  
available online 
 HERE

 
Members will be sent the meeting code
on Monday before the meeting to log in. 

 



     
    Ladies and Gents!

     
     
    It’s Membership Renewal Time for the

    Orlando Modern Quilt Guild. 
     

    As you know, our membership year and fiscal year both go from the 
     
    beginning of March to the end of February.  Again this year, we 
     
    are spreading our membership drive over February and March 
     
    to help us arrive at the most accurate count possible before the 
     
    OMQG membership registration deadline with The Modern 
     
    Quilt Guild headquarters on March 31st.  Your membership with 
     
    the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild also includes membership in 
    The 
     
    Modern Quilt Guild along with access to it's website resources 
     
    and benefits. 
     
    At the Board meeting on Jan. 16, the OMQG Board approved a one-time
     

    dues reduction to $35 for 2021-2022 as OMQG’s gift to it's 
     
    members. And a bonus , renewing members do not 
     
    need to submit a registration form along with the dues 
     
    payment. 


    If there are changes to your current information,  
    please include a note with the changes along with the payment. 
     Or,  in the "notes " section on PayPal to make any changes to your address , phone , email , etc. , (see picture below) 

     
    Again this year, everyone will receive a revised and updated pictorial 
     
    directory that will include mailing address, email address and phone 
     
    number for all members. 
     
     To expedite your re-registration, you can pay your $35.00 dues thru the 
     
    Orlando MQG  
    PayPal LINK  or by check payable to Orlando Modern

    Quilt Guild and mailed to Kathy Aber, Treasurer ( her address is in the directory ) 


    You can also give a check to Sue Kenard at the February 15 or
    March 15 exchange days at the Sewing Studio. 

     

    *Note: If you are using a PayPal account not in your own name, (example would be a spouse's name )  
    please indicate who the membership is for in the PayPal note  
    section. ( see picture below ) 



     

    For new members only, a registration form will be available for 
     
    download on the 
    OMQG Blog in late February.  That form and check can be sent to 
    the Orlando MQG to the address listed at the bottom of the newsletter  
     



      Yes , the Orlando MQG is on television... 
      YouTube Television that is!


      Click
       here to access the channel to see the virtual meetings, Show & Tell slideshows , and specific education content from the meetings. Subscribe to the channel and always be
      updated on new addtions ! 
        You can always find the YouTube Channel with a general search on
      Google, too . Just search "Orlando Modern Quilt Guild You Tube Channel" 



        February Calendar 

        Please click this LINK for the full size calendar without zoom codes 
        Print in landscape mode at 100% for best results.
        The calendar sent to members on Monday, Feb. 1   
        will include Zoom codes and passwords  




                          
                            
           

             February Calendar Includes 
             Virtual Sew Days
           


          Please note, we will not be sending out a password
          24 hours prior to each sew day, so please be sure to
          download and print the calendar for reference . 

          Print in landscape mode at 100% for the best results ! 
                            
                     


            Exchange Day is the 3rd Monday of the month 

            Upcoming Sewing Studio Exchange Days -
              February 15, and March 15

             
            The exchange days have been a great success! They are a great way to safely say hello to fellow members .... almost like a mini-meeting. These exchange days are helping us get needed items distibuted until we are able to meet in person to exchange outreach items, supplies ,
            library books , etc. 

              Please let me know if you need me to collect or distribute something for you. I am in the Sewing Studio parking lot from 10:00 am -11:00 am each exchange day. 
             
            Leslie Gale is collecting batting scraps, piecing them together and cutting them into placemat size. Come by and grab a few to make placemats for Seniors First Meals on Wheels program clients.
            It’s a great way to use up scraps!
            I also have guild labels for the charity quilts that you make.

             
            See you at the Sewing Studio on Exchange Day !
             Sue 
                REMINDERS

                 If you have an item for Show and Tell, we want to see it!  If you use social media , please tag it #orlandomqgshowandtell, or send your photos to Paula Kennedy , Secretary  here . The deadline is the 15th of the month at 5:00 pm so the slideshow can be produced in time. 
               
              • As a member of the Orlando MQG, are you receiving the newsletter, but not the member emails ? Or vice versa ? Sometimes the email systems do not agree . Most of the time it is fine , but if you are not receiving either one , please email me here and we'll try to get it resolved ! 
              • If you want to return or check out a library book,  please let our librarian know and she'll meet  you at the Sewing Studio in Maitland for the Third Monday Exchange  . Go to our blog and see the list of books available to borrow or look at Aradria's "What's On the Bookshelf" below. If you can't find what you want, make a recommendation to our Wish List  HERE 
              •  The March meeting will be March 3, 2021,10:00 am via Zoom 
              • February in- person sew days are canceled , but lots virtual sew days are happening. Please see information in the newsletter article, or take a look at the calendar .
              • A link HERE  is for the Blocks of the Month (all current and past blocks with instructions) calendar dates, minutes and more can be found on the Guild blog HERE 

                                                                                 Sue Kenard, Chairman

                Foster Baby Quilts
                 

                We currently have nearly 30 baby quilts to present to Summit. We’re planning the final presentation for some time at the end of March. The final collection date will be March 15th, the March Sewing Studio Exchange day.
                Quilts can be brought to the February or March exchange days or set up delivery to Sharleen or myself.
                 
                Thanks for all of the beautiful quilts so far. We will have photos of the entire group after the presentation. So far there are six completed quilts from the retreat baby blocks, thanks to everyone who made a block, completed a top or quilted them. It was truly a group effort. I expect that we will have 10 completed matching retreat baby block quilts when we are done.

                Baby quilt from retreat blocks 
                Placemats for Meals on Wheels 

                IT’S A WRAP 
                Debby Manuel 


                    


                There will be a final wrap up and  
                Mystery Quilt
                Reveal Parade  
                at the February Meeting.



                 
                v

                                                        Marge Cree, Chairman 

                Hello Friends.  Hope you are doing fine….ALL I CAN SAY IS WE ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION….



                WE ARE PLANNING TO HAVE ANOTHER GREAT YEAR AND ARE CONTACTING TEACHERS FOR CLASSES AND LECTURES 
                 
                WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION NEXT NEWSLETTER! 

                 
                 



                The guild is asking for library books checked out last year, at our last in person meeting to be returned by February 15th. Please return at our next  Exchange Day on February 15th at the Sewing Studio. Please contact Aradria if you need to set up other arrangements to return checked out books. That wraps up library housekeeping and now onto the fun stuff. We have two new titles that we’ve added to the library this month. 


                The Quilts of Gee’s Bend 
                By: Susan Goldman Rubin



                Since the early nineteenth century, the women of Gee’s Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. In the only photo-essay book about the quilts of Gee’s Bend for children, award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin explores the history and culture of this fascinating group of women and their unique quilting traditions. Rubin uses meticulous research to offer an exclusive look at an important facet of African American art and culture. 

                This book should be of great interest to classrooms, libraries, and those interested in African American art in the United States, in addition to quilting, life in early emancipated colonies in the South, and Gee’s Bends importance in the Civil Right’s movement. The quilts and the incredible stories behind them are powerful motivators for anyone who wishes to accomplish anything. A map, directions on how to make a quilt square, endnotes, and an index round out this stunning nonfiction book. 


                Curated Quilts
                The Plus Issue 


                The Plus issue of Curated Quilts focuses on quilts that include the Plus shape. The issue has a gallery full of inspiring Plus quilts, three feature articles, a creative reset, and more!
                 






                It's almost here, February 18-22, and as of
                January 25, QuiltCon Together registration has fully reopened! 

                 Here's a link to 
                QuiltConTogether 
                registration 




                A Little About QuiltCon Together 

                Each year, thousands of attendees come to see over nearly 600 modern quilts on display, including 400 juried in from MQG members around the world. This brand new online version of QuiltCon will still feature a juried quilt show as well as top notch workshops and lectures. The five day event will include live lectures, panels, and tours, as well as on-demand workshops and many opportunities for socialization, as well as a vendor's forum where there is sure to be plenty of great discounts and products available.   

                Many Orlando MQG members have expressed how they have adapted well to online learning, and this is a perfect opportunity to learn and take advantage of your Modern Quilt Guild membership .

                You can learn about individual expert makers as well as hear about how to refresh your creative process, different ways to tackle secondary designs, and more.

                All QuiltCon Together lectures will be presented live! Classes and workshops will be a mixture of live and recorded presentations, depending on the level of class you choose.  

                Here is a link to many of the Frequently Asked Questions about QuiltCon Together. 

                QuiltCon is planning ot return to Phoenix , AZ in 2022 .


                Quilty Happenings, and other things !
                 


                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:  Ede Nault
                Vice President:  Debra Jalbert
                Secretary:  Paula Kennedy, Assistant Dawn Vanderwolf  
                Treasurer:  Kathy Aber 
                Community Outreach: Sue Kenard 
                Education Coordinator: Marge Cree
                Member-at-Large:  Love Sullivan
                Founding Officers and Board Members:
                René Martinez and  Michele Lancaster
                Social Media Coordinator and Graphics:  Aradria Csercsevits 

                Questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the newsletter are welcome! If you have any quilty news or content you'd like to share, please email Paula Kennedy , Secretary.  Constructive feedback is always welcome!
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