Monday, May 16, 2022

May 4, 2022 General Meeting Minutes


Minutes from the May 4, 2022 General Meeting held at the Sewing Studio

President Marge Cree welcomed everyone to the meeting.  We had a great in-person turnout!

Marge mentioned that in person Sew Day space is available at the Casselberry Library.  We need a few people to head it up if members want to participate.  Love Sullivan agreed to lead the group and Ashley Gottshalk as a back- up person. 

Marge also mentioned that retreat sign-up is going on, for out retreat in November in Daytona Beach.  

Member-at-Large Paula Kennedy introduced two new members, and welcome two guests to the meeting. She will be available to take member photos for the directory immediately after the meeting.

Community Outreach Chair Kathy Aber discussed this years’ community outreach projects.  We will continue the pillowcases and placemats, as well as drawstring bags. 

Several members have signed up for Festival of Trees and Quilt Con committees; an additional sign -up sheet was going around for any furthers sings ups. She will be looking for a chair for each of those committees. Additional community outreach projects are being discussed and will be announced soon.

The Quilt Con charity quilt from 2021 was delivered to the Zebra Coalition. 

Blocks for Ukraine were collected to send to Germany, and quilts for Ukraine were collected and taken to Dade City by Kathy Aber and Sue Kenard.  A brief presentation was shown of the quilts collected, and explanation of how the quilts will be processed and given to those in need.

Beth Schmidt, Call for Blocks chair, announced the call for blocks size and pattern to be held for when we need to make quilts for those in need.  See the post HERE to get the details!

Treasurer Pamela Edward provided a comprehensive overview of the proposed budget for the upcoming year.  

VP of Programming Cara Dobrev gave a brief report and photos of the April 23 EPP class by Rene Martinez.

Love Sullivan presented an overview of a new Art Quilt challenge project.  Parameters include 
100 inches total (square, round, rectangle, etc ). Use of the color orange somewhere in the art quilt, and theme is "TRAVEL."  Entries are due in November, and prizes will be awarded.  See details in post HERE.

The winner of our raffle basket was Cara Dobrev  She had a very lucky day, also winning the Block of the Month blocks.

VP of Programming Cara Dobrev gave a presentation on future months programming, and is looking for chairs for special interest groups.  A sign-up sheet went around to determine those who are interested to lead.  

Jackie Clark and Margaret Wesley gave a very informative program and trunk show on Art Quilts.

Finally, beautiful work from our Guild members was shared during Show and Tell:

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

March 2, 2022 General Meeting Minutes


Our March Guild meeting was so inspirational!  During the “business” part of the meeting, our new President Marge Cree presented gifts to each of the outgoing officers, including a quilt made by Ede Nault (outgoing President) that Debra Jalbert (outgoing Vice President) quilted for her as a gift – it is a beautiful piece of art.  Marge also presented the incoming officers for 2022-2023.  (You can find them listed HERE).

Cara Dobrev provided us an overview of the next few month’s of activities planned as follows:

  •      A class on English Paper Piecing led by our own René Martinez via Zoom – to be held 4/23/2022
  •      The May meeting will feature Art Quilts with Jackie Clark and Margaret Wesley (along with the kick-off of our 2022 Art Quilt Challenge)
  •      The July meeting speaker will be Verushka Zarate, a foundation paper piecer who just won Best in Show at QuiltCon (
  •      And the September meeting will be a trunk show by Steph Skardal, a modern quilter who uses lots of color in her quilts (

Cara also provided an overview of the special interest groups that we’d like to do this year – but we are looking for some leaders!  Specifically, we need people to take charge of a Block of the Month program, the Festival of Trees quilt, the QuiltCon quilt, a Round Robin challenge, and a Fabric Dyeing group.

Kathy Aber talked about our 2022-2023 Outreach – she is still seeking input from members on projects (although a few ideas are already being discussed), as well as looking for team members.  Please reach out to Kathy with your input.  The video of the Guild’s presentation of taggies and incubator covers to the Winnie Palmer hospital was shown – you can find the video on our YouTube channel HERE.

Finally, we had a wrap-up of our Solar Flare Quilt-A-Long that ran from July 2021 through January 2022.   Beautiful work by all on this challenging pattern.  Pictures below.

Our main speaker for this meeting was Lauren Austin (  Her work was absolutely breathtaking!  She shared stories from her childhood, explained the inspiration for the quilts she shared, and discussed the techniques she uses to make her quilts one-of-a-kind.  Photos taken of her work below do not do them justice – you have to see them up close and in person to really see the effort she puts into each one (she dyes or paints all of her own fabrics!!!)

After our speaker, the gift basket was raffled off – and won by Pat Porter.  We also had a quick Show & Tell.  Pictures of both Pat with her basket, and the Show & Tell, are below.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022

January 2022 Sew Day in Maitland

 Maitland Sew Day

A fun time was had by all who came to the January in-person sew day at the Maitland Public Library!  Conversation, sharing, and even some sewing all took place.  The Library is a great host for the Guild, providing lots of tables, extension cords, and coffee.  Please think about joining us next time!

Saturday, January 8, 2022

January 2022 General Meeting Minutes


Minutes of General Meeting

Orlando Modern Quilt Guild 

January 5, 2022 



Meeting opened at 10:04 am on Zoom 


President Ede Nault welcomed members and asked for all members to stay on Zoom after the speaker’s program for important business of the guild. 


Sue Kenard, Community Outreach Chair reported that Exchange Day would be January 10, 

not the regular third Monday. All outreach projects should be turned in by that day, or at the in -person meeting in March.


Dawn Vanderwolf reported that the last Solar Flare Zoom meeting would be January 19th at 2:00 pm, and to have finished (or not finished) Solar Flare projects to show at the March in person meeting 


Pamela Edwards reported that the Machine Embroidery group will meet January 13 and 27th on Zoom. The group will be starting a project called Stack Christmas Tree, by Kreative Kiwi, and it will be a learning project before they start an embroidered in the hoop nutcracker.


Ede asked members for “quilty resolutions” and several members stated their intentions for 2022! 


The speaker, Juanita Yeager gave a trunk show of her work; questions and comments followed.


Marge mentioned to the members before the program that Juanita Yeager was the very first speaker of the newly formed Orlando Modern Quilt Guild over 10 years ago and thanked her for her generous contribution.


After the speaker, the business meeting continued.


The slate of officers for 2022-2023 was announced, a vote was taken and passed to accept the slate. The officers for 2022-2023 are: 


Marge Cree – President 

Cara Dobrev, Vice President, Programming 

Community Outreach, Kathy Aber 

Treasurer, Pamela Edwards 

Secretary, Dawn Vanderwolf 

Member at Large, Paula Kennedy 

Education Chair still needs to be filled; please let the guild know if you are interested. 

It was announced by Ede that after much thought and deliberation by the current and upcoming boards, the Guild will meet every other month for 2022- 2023 year. Sew Days at Maitland will continue every month, and other locations for an additional sew day are being considered.


Because there was not enough participation in the nominating process or members stepping forward to take positions, it was necessary to reduce the number of meetings so the incoming board can keep up with programming. The new board is attempting to have a guest speaker at least four of the six meetings, and asked members to please give suggestions of speakers or teachers.


Dues shall be going back up to the previous $55.00 before the pandemic.


A few questions by members were posed and answered regarding dues and programming.


Meeting adjourned at 11:54 am 


Respectfully Submitted, 

Paula Kennedy