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Issue 55 

  I hope you're enjoying a tiny bit of fall crispness in the air (finally!)  I always feel energized at this time of the year so my sewing machine has been getting a workout. 
You should have received information about our upcoming Sewcation Staycation virtual retreat.  I am looking forward to this so much!  The retreat committee has been working diligently to get great swag, and coming up with a fun and full schedule.  I hope you will all join in the fun! Deadline to sign up is midnight Oct 9. (And thank you to our committee members for volunteering to help out--it is greatly appreciated.)

This month's meeting features the start of our next section of programming, which is all things CIRCLES.  And we have a packed schedule of Sew Days that we're rolling out too.

 And, the amazing Amy Friend will be joining us on Oct 17 to talk about her fussy cutting techniques.  She has the most beautiful new book out now--Petal and Stem--and we have a copy now in the guild library for you to check out. 

Even as 2020 grinds on, we have plenty of opportunities to share some sewing time together--I hope to see all of you soon on my computer screen!  



Online meeting this month -
please read below on how to

 We will be conducting a virtual meeting at our regularly scheduled time:  
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 
10:00 am 

Via the Zoom Meeting application,  
available online

Members will be sent the meeting code on Monday before the meeting to log in. 

October 14, 7:00 pm  

 Have your finished and WIP projects ready and be prepared to "show and tell" us what you have done !

The zoom code will be sent out the day before to join in the fun 

The slide show from the September meeting is on the Orlando MQG You Tube Channel here 
 If you would like to show off your project at this month's meeting , send us a picture via email here ,by 5:00 pm on Monday before the meeting . Or,  use the hashtag, 
 so it can be can found on social media .

Can't wait to see what you've done!

Yes , the Orlando MQG is on television... 
YouTube Television that is!

here to access the channel to see the virtual meetings, Show & Tell slideshows , and specific education content from the meetings. Subscribe to the channel and always be updated on new additions ! 
You can always find the YouTube Channel with a general search on
Google, too . Just search "Orlando Modern Quilt Guild You Tube Channel" 

   Virtual Sew Days 

Mark your calendars ! Please see below the new schedule for Virtual Sew Days. 


An email will be sent to members the
first day of each month; 
the email will contain the Zoom Room Meeting code , as well as the password which Zoom requires now . 

It will have the dates , meeting code and password for the whole month. We will not be sending out a password 24 hours prior to each sew day. 

Hosted by Karol Evans :
Wednesdays : Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 30 - 11:00-1:00

Hosted by Debbie Zopp :
Mondays : Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7 - 10:00-12:00

Hosted by Mary Smart :

Tuesdays : Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 29 - 9:30-11:30
Saturdays : Oct 10, Nov 28, Dec 12 - 1:00-3:00

Hosted by Leslie Gale :

Thursdays : Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17 - 10:00-12:00

Sewcation Staycation 
November 6-7 


We can't go sew at the beach this year, but that doesn't mean we can't have a (virtual) retreat!  We're hoping you'll join us for a


WHAT:  Two days of sewing, learning, chatting, snacking, games, swag, a virtual scavenger hunt, prizes and FUN!

WHEN:  November 6 and 7.  Sewing room will be open from 6 am to midnight each day, with a formal welcome each morning at 9:00 am 


COST:  $20.20  
which you can pay via this link to our guild
Paypal account.  You can also mail a check to Kathy Aber, Treasurer
(her address is in the directory ) 
This fee will bring you a great swag bag that includes a
see-through project bag with fabric , tools, snacks and some
extra special surprises! 
We'll also have some great PRIZES throughout the event!

Deadline to sign up is midnight, October 9!

We'll have more information at our October meeting; in the meantime, please email Marge, Ede, or the guild if you have questions. 

Get those projects lined up, pick out some comfy sewing outfits (pajamas are totally fine), and escape from the craziness of 2020, as we enjoy each other's company, have some laughs, and sew some beautiful things! 

Join us!

Marge and Ede


   If you have an item for Show and Tell,  we want to see it!  If you use social media , please tag it #orlandomqgshowandtell, or send your photos to Paula Kennedy , Secretary  here . The deadline is Monday beofre the meeting at 5:00 pm so the slideshow can be produced in time. 
  • If you've borrowed a Library Book, please hold it until we meet in person at the Sewing Studio , OR feel free to pick it up at our librarian's driveway !  Go to our blog and see the list of books available to borrow or look at Aradria's "What's On the Bookshelf" below. If you can't find what you want, make a recommendation to our Wish List  HERE 
  • Next month's general meeting is November 4;  it will be a virtual meeting on Zoom at 10:00 am . An email will be sent to members before the meeting that contains the the meeting code and information. Meeting for December will be announced.
  • October in- person sew days are canceled , but virtual sew days are happening. Please see information in the newsletter article. 
  • A link HERE  is for the Blocks of the Month (all current and past blocks with instructions) calendar dates, minutes and more can be found on the Guild blog HERE 

                                                                  Sue Kenard, Chairman 

 Baby Quilt Update 

Total collected to date 44. Thank you Love Sullivan for helping to collect quilts from your area. I am having so much fun seeing all of the beautiful colors and designs from our members. Keep up the good work. We will be delivering the first batch of quilts in November, with the final delivery in March.
Many of you have mentioned that you have completed baby quilts. If you would like to hand them in please contact either myself or Sharleen Jespersen. We would be happy to arrange the drop off/pick up with you. Please attach an OMQG label to the quilts if you can. Most of the guild board members have labels, contact any of us or Michele Lancaster if you need labels.
Call for Blocks/Charity Quilts Update

Julie Parrott reports that the Quilts for Compassion group has postponed all activities for now. Please let Julie know if you know of any agency/group in need of quilts and willing to accept them. At this time we are asking that members hold on to any Charity quilts that you may have, we’ll let you know when there is a call or need.


                                     Debra Jalbert, Chairman 

Call for Presenters!
circles, curves and wavy lines

We have a special challenge project for you to try, 
and we want
YOU to present!
If you have a success story, a favorite method, or fun mini tutorial,
contact Debra to show off your work on a OMQG 
Guild meeting this fall. 



Our goal of completing four of our unfinished projects this year is well into our third project which we hope to finish by our November meeting. We drew the number #3 for these two months and Ede Nault crossed the finish line earlyby getting her borders done ! She said, “My task for #3 was just to add 2 borders to the center medallion, not to complete the whole quilt.” Great colors and design and some complicated piecing. Congratulations on the work in progress , Ede! 


Ede's borders are on her quilt !


Another set of clues will be revealed this Wednesday, October 7 !

                                      Marge Cree, Chairman 


 October 17, 2020 at 11:00 am 


The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild 
is hosting a lecture/trunk show by
Amy Friend,
quilt artist and author of 
Intentional Piecing:
Using Fussy Cutting in Quilt Designs.

Go to to see all the great stuff she does! 

Because the guild is funding this event , and her fee depends on the number of people attending, this event is available only to members. 

Please email your RSVP to Marge Cree, Education Coordinator here to RSVP. Once you respond , the Zoom information will be sent to you previous to the lecture. 

See you in the lecture Zoom room on
Saturday , October 17 !

What’s on the Shelf?

This months “What’s on the Shelf” features Amy Friend. We’ve added her new book Petal +Stem. 

We also have featured one of her previous books titled Intentional Piecing which ties in with her Lecture she’s giving this month on “Intentional Piecing: Using Fussy Cutting in Quilt Designs”  on October 17th. 


Both are available for checkout from the guild library.

Dorothy Piety 

Finished my scrappy quilt, made with 6” half square triangles.  Quilted on my home machine and given to my grandson.

I got my water colors out and am doing some painting (after a 10 year hiatus!).

My 7 year old granddaughter requested a cloth doll.  What a challenge!  Clothes and body are made, face is painted.  Maybe by Christmas!!! 
Having fun taking Rene’s class now!

Yanick Booz
Still working full time teaching on line.  Covid has really increased the work load.

I have worked mostly on small projects;  finished 4 UFO’s, and made a bunch of masks.

Working on a baby quilt for a niece.  Using Minky for the first time.

Made a lap quilt for a friend recovering from cancer.  Mary Smart is quilting it now.

Pattern testing one of Rene’s designs.

Enjoying collage class with Rene!     

Quilty Happenings, and other things !
  • Florida Quilt Network -  
  • There are still a few more weeks to submit a quilt for  the Lake Mary Museum  exhibition . They have again invited us to participate in their Quilt Exhibition , JANUARY 9 TO FEBRUARY 13, 2021.

  • Submissions:       August 10 to October 25
    Please send up to 4 images of your work, size (attachment file)
    Selection pieces: October 19-23
    Drop off:               December 19-20-21.
    Pick up:                February 14-15-16
  • Modern Monthly-  the MQG quarterly magazine, is always full of inspiration and interesting articles.
  • Quilt Alliance is sponsoring Quilters Share - Come Tell Us- Stories from Covid -19 , a documentary project spearheaded by the Quilt Alliance . For more info click here #quiltersshare
  • Quiltcon Together from the Modern Quilt Guild  has launched ... see here for more information about the dozens of classes available for the 2021 catalog . Our own Debra Jalbert will be teaching ! 

Thank you for being a part of The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild. We appreciate you taking the time to read our newsletter and hope you find it as interesting as we do!

President:  Ede Nault
Vice President:  Debra Jalbert
Secretary:  Paula Kennedy 
Treasurer:  Kathy Aber 
Community Outreach: Sue Kenard 
Education Coordinator: Marge Cree
Member-at-Large:  Love Sullivan
Founding Officers and Board Members:
René Martinez and  Michele Lancaster
Social Media Coordinator and Graphics:  Aradria Csercsevits 

Questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the newsletter are welcome! If you have any quilty news or content you'd like to share, please email Paula Kennedy , Secretary.  Constructive feedback is always welcome!
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