MEETING MINUTESWednesday, July 6, 2016Maitland, FL
President Alissa called the meeting to order; 56 members and
15 guests were present. New members introduced themselves.
reported that there was more expense than income in June, largely due to paying
Mandy Liens for teaching. Joan said that she will add new members to the Guild
Roster and resend it to everyone. She will miss the next few meetings and Marge
will fill in; Joan will be out of town but will be able to send checks as
Coordinator Sharleen reminded the guild that The Sewing Studio donated fabric
and Fairfield donated fiberfill for the Hearts of Hope pillows the guild
recently made for the University of Florida Cancer Center at Orlando Health.
Guild members brought all of the pillows to the front, so everyone could see
them. They were presented to Sherry Bryant, Assistant Manager of Patient
Experience and Volunteer Services, who thanked the guild for its compassion and
This month Frank is bringing us a great tutorial for a block he designed himself. It will be a fabulous way to use up some bigger scraps or get those precuts off your shelves! All you need to do is go to Craftsy and download Frank's free pattern and instructions HERE!
It is a great tutorial and he will walk you through it with helpful pictures! Have fun making this one.... or two, or seven. Don't forget you get a ticket in the block lotto for each one that you make!
I’m Mary Sorensen, and I’ve been a member of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for about three or four years. I joined after teaching a workshop for the group. I was not even aware of the modern quilting movement, until I taught that workshop. I found the small Orlando Modern Guild to be very friendly, making a great use of social media, and boundlessly enthusiastic about making quilts. I was motivated to join Orlando Modern because of the makeup of the group, not because of the focus of the style of quilts made.
I started quilting after the Bicentennial when there was a resurgence of interest in quilting. I was living in Chicago, and found a quilt shop (there were almost none) in the city and decided to take a class. This was back in the mid-1970’s - before the emergence of rotary cutters - when you did everything by hand or you weren’t considered a “real quilter”. I learned to hand piece, hand applique and hand quilt. Since I am, above all else, very lazy, I knew that hand applique i…