Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MEETING MINUTES - April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015
Maitland, FL

The meeting was called to order by President Yanick.  22 members and 5 guests were present.

Our current balance is $6535.50.

....was won by Marge.

The ReNae Merrill workshop was a big success.  Some attendees showed their work from the class, including Caroline:

This month's Blog Prize was won by Cara! (Note to all:  remember to read the blog regularly!  All our upcoming dates for workshops, Sew Days, salons, and any other special events are posted on the "calendar" page!)


 Kelly reports that some progress is being made on UFOs.  If you are one of our newer members, and did not get your name and UFO (unfinished object) list to Kelly by the deadline, it's not too late to get added to the list.  Contact Kelly or Yanick as soon as possible and they will get you added.

Linda reminded members that our current project is the "touchable" Alzheimer's patient quilts.  Instructions can be found on our blog.  Marge showed a couple of examples that she made:
Our quilts for the Veteran's Home will be delivered on April 16 at 9 am.  Linda asked that any members who wish to be there for delivery meet at the home a little before 9.  Quilts will be distributed in the Hospice ward.  Address and phone number for the home:

Community Living Center
Orlando VA Medical Center
13800 Veteran's Way
Bldng 11
Orlando FL  32837
407 631 6000

Please contact Linda if you have any further questions about the delivery.  A special shout-out goes to Mary S, who quilted 12 of the 28 quilts selected! The three shown below were all quilted by her:

It was agreed that our Quiltcon charity quilt will be donated to the Veteran's Home as well.
Linda gave us a sneak peek at our next charity project:  wheelchair art!  More info will be coming at our May meeting.

Debbe asked that members contact her if they would like to attend And Still We Rise, the quilt exhibit currently on display at the Orange County History Center through May 3.  We would like to put together a group on either April 11 or April 25 to see the exhibit.  Please contact Debbe ASAP to let her know which of those dates you would prefer.

Debbe asked that members take a moment to look at two websites: mamalovequilts, and Shannon Brinkley's website, both for inspiration, and possible future classes.  She would also like to encourage our members to "showcase ourselves more!"  Jacksonville has an upcoming event that would be a great opportunity for our members to enter (and possibly a great guild road trip as well!)  AQS is coming to Daytona in 2016, and this is another opportunity for both quilt entries and volunteering for our guild.  Our members show spectacular work every month; let's share it with more people!

A number of beautiful fabric postcards were collected.
Beth will still collect postcards at our May meeting.  They need to be slightly smaller than 4x6.  Check the OMQG Pinterest board for inspiration and ideas.

Four of our visitors were from Solivita Quilters, and they showed us their spectacular raffle quilt:

This quilt will be raffled at their quilt show on November 7 in Poinciana.  All proceeds go to charity.  Please let Ede know if you would like Solivita's contact information if you are interested in purchasing raffle tickets.

.....was won by Karol!

Sharleen spoke about the walker bags that were made at the last Maitland Sew Day. She will collect bags from any members at any time until June.  Tutorial may be found here. NOTE:  ties for the bag may be made both longer and wider than those in the tutorial.

The Maitland Library has asked us bring quilts to be hung and displayed this fall.  More info will be coming on this in May.

Meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.  Lunch followed at First Watch.


  1. Enjoyed today's meeting - especially the show & tell. Correction to our Raffle quilt info: drawing is at our Fall festival on Nov.7. If anyone is interested in raffle tickets, please contact Justine @ or at (860) 204-2006

  2. I am so glad that we have another month to do the postcards. I really wanted to make at least one of them but just didn't get to it in time.