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Books, books, books…

There are a few things I could not do without in my Sewing room: my beloved stash, my pretty threads, my toy-like assortment of sewing notions and my always expanding BOOKS collection.Am I the only one?
If you’re like me, you need to make sure you to check our Guild Library.  Yes, Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has a nice, well stocked library.  Have a look for yourself, here the list of books we currently own.
How does the library work?  Our librarian, Yanick brings all the books at our monthly guild meeting (on the first Wednesday of the month - here to our calendar).  They are free to borrow: make your pick, enjoy your book for a whole month and return it to Yanick at the following meeting.  Easy!
You’re not finding what you are looking for?  Or you have this great book and think that the OrlandoMQG should have it too?  Then, again it’s easy, we have a Library Wish List: click here and submit your suggestion to our Library Acquisition Director, aka Yanick.
Here a few examples of our collec…

Quirky Scrap Quilt Along Part 5 - We're in the final stretch!!

I have seen quite a few finished Quirky Scrap Quilt tops on Facebook and Instagram!  Some of you are such overachievers!

This month's assignment is to put the top together.  If you are still catching up on your blocks, don't worry.  First of all, there is no pressure at all to have this quilt done in any set time frame.  However, we still have a small gift from Rifle Paper Company for everyone that does finish before the end of the year.  Be sure to check out the beautiful items that match their beautiful fabric.  They have a great shop in down town Winter Park.

I have said before that the two main reasons I love Leila's Quirky Scrap quilt is: 1.  It uses a TON of scraps.  So many other scrap busting projects just use a few scraps and a lot of yardage for backgrounds.  Those are nice and all, but I really want to bust through my scrap pile.  2.  The quilt may be busy but it has a sense of order to it.  If you notice, every other block is an un-pieced 4.5 inch blocks that…

Modern Principles Challenge #3

The third Modern Principles Challenge is all about Negative Space.  Mary Sorensen gave an informative and fun power point presentation at Wednesday's guild meeting.  For those who were unable to make the meeting, Mary created a PDF version of her presentation.  This is a great resource!

Click on the links for Mary's Modern Principles Challenge #3 PDF, as well as Modern Principles Challenge #2 and Modern Principles Challenge #1.

MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, August 2, 2017

MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Maitland, FL


President Sarah opened the meeting, welcoming guests and new members, after members signed in, turned in their Hashtag blocks, signed up for the Hashtag drawing, and turned in “calls for Blocks” blocks and Festival of Trees blocks.