Friday, May 7, 2021

The First In-Person Meeting in Over a Year!

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild had it's first in-person meeting this week since March 2020, and a very happy group of members it was ! 

Since the pandemic began,  the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has been keeping up with programming and connection to members by hosting monthly Zoom Meetings and Sew Days, as well as online guest lectures and workshops . While it is still a terrific substitution, ( a few more months at least!)  there is nothing like meeting in person and sharing friendship and projects with your fellow quilters. 

The location was Maitland Community Park, in Maitland Fl, very close to the Sewing Studio, where the guild normally meets on the first Wednesday of each month. 

The Orlando MQG has welcomed several new members during the recent membership drive, and also members that joined last year, just as the pandemic began... a few people who have been members for over a year had never attended an in-person meeting ... our kudos to you for hanging in there with us! 

Even though masks were still "de riguer" nobody seemed to mind, as they were having too much fun in the meet and greet getting to know fellow new members and seeing old friends again. 

It was a casual meeting,  although a few announcements were made. We heard news about the upcoming annual retreat,  November 4-8 in Daytona Beach, and an overview of the great community outreach projects that are currently happening (you can see details on the projects in the sidebar here on the blog.)  We also saw a parade of results from the Curves and Transparencies workshop by Caroline Oneto.

The highlight of the meeting was the Show & Tell. So many beautiful projects were shown, you could hear the gasps from members so excited to view completed projects in person from fellow members. You can see all of the projects if you click on the link below to an additional blog post with all of the photos . 

While the Guild is going back to Zoom for general meetings for the new few months, stay tuned for details as the situation improves for us to meet again at the Sewing Studio. If you were at the meeting,  thanks to all of you who journeyed to the park; it was great seeing you ! 

The park was a beautiful setting to meet safely ! 

 Cara won a door prize! 

Mary Smart in the foreground 

 Julie Parrot and sister Laurie Watson 

Member update from Treasurer Kathy Aber 

 Ashley Gottshalk and President Ede Nault 

Shelly Doyal and Pam Edwards 

Member-at-Large Love Sullivan and Marilyn Wickland 

Rene Martinez , Leslie Gale, Michele Lancaster and Wendy Yates 

See the Show & Tell HERE