Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Meeting of May 4, 2011

OMQG Meeting Minutes
May 4, 2011
10 AM - 12 Noon
Sewing Studio in Maitland


Beth conducted the meeting and there were 22 people in attendance.

Welcome to members, new members and guests.

The June BOM will be a block design of the makers choice in blues, a 10.5 inch square unfinished.

The May Block of the Month Drawing for 24 red and white blocks was won by Linda.

The group Veteran's quilt will be donated to a VA nursing home in Orlando. Julia will handle the donation.

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative - Beth talked about the requirements of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative and how the mini quilts are sold online.

Programs - Alejandrina talked about the possibility of a needle turn applique class. Other options such as a workshop with Valerie Goodwin were discussed.  There was a great discussion about what are "modern quilts" and "art quilts." The group consensus was that they would like to participate in a new survey of what members would like to learn, what members would be willing to teach or demo to the group, and what skills/methods does each person want to learn.  A survey is to also include questions about how much would a member be willing to pay for a special workshop bringing in someone from out of town to teach.  One suggestion was the members provide a demo before Sew Day begins at a small charge and that the fees are saved to help bring in teachers.  Alejandrina and Kathryn agreed to work on the survey, and Beth strongly encouraged that everyone was needed to respond to the survey in order for it to be useful to the guild members. We also discussed a field trip to a local long arm shop, and we agreed to wait until fall for the visit due to summer travels.

Treasurers Report- Current Balance of funds with some bills still to be turned in is $1444.93. There had been 23 members with an additional 3 people joining today for a total of 26 paid members.

The Door Prize of Rene's Mug Rug was won by Mary Ann.

Mug Rug Swap - any member who brought a mug rug in a bag could swap with other members.
In the following photos members pose with the mug rug they won in the swap.

Show and Tell


  1. A big welcome to our newest members! As you can see, we are a talented bunch and know how to have fun!

  2. Sounds like fun and looks like great stuff, sorry I missed it! ...I have to say I am very disappointed about the field trip being postponed until fall as there are some members who can only do a trip or activity during the summer due to work schedules. If the fall trip is on a Saturday that helps, but summer may be a good time to do a trip, and then schedule one in the fall as well. As the group grows - we may need to offer both.

  3. Great meeting! I spoke again with Natalie at the Veterans Nursing Home here in Orlando, and she is happy for us to gift our quilt to one of their residents. They do have an afternoon of entertainment planned on Memorial Day(May30).I will either go out and present on that day or the Thursday or Friday before. If anyone else would like to join me, just let me know!

  4. Julia, I would like to go with you, and may have a couple more quilts to donate.

  5. I really loved the mug rug swap. I hope we do more things like that in the future. The rugs were all adorable. I get a smile on my face every morning when I look at my 'Our Modern Home' rug sitting on my computer desk. Looking forward to Sew Day this Saturday.

  6. Whoever made the wonky star mug rug, I need to say, I LOVE MINE. The colors are wonderful, and it cheers me up daily. Thank you.

  7. Terry, I am so glad you like the wonky star mug rug!