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Issue 48

March 6, 2020

10 Years this month!

That is
521 weeks that the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has been offering inspiration and opportunity for Central Florida modern sewists to  create and connect together . 
We are made up of people of all skill levels, ages, and quilting backgrounds.  Join us as we celebrate this milestone and look ahead to the next 10 years!

In what has become an annual tradition, March is the month for our guest lecturer, and at Wednesday's meeting , we welcome Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms,  from Central Florida MQG, for a lecture and demo on "Domestic Machine Quilting Using Rulers." You will not want to miss this ! Please see the biography on Linda at the end of the newsletter , and familiarize yourself with this talented and energetic instructor. 

This will be a wonderful way to culminate the #10yearsinthemaking celebration of Orlando MQG , and look forward to a special gift to tie it all together !
Bring your show and tell on Wednesday; we'll proceed if we have time after the program.

See you at the meeting.

Paula Kennedy 

Questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the newsletter are welcome, please email me .  I would also love to hear of any quilty news or ideas for content you'd like to share.  Constructive feedback is always welcome.  
  • It is time to renew your Guild Membership.  Click on the LINK to download the Renewal form.  Our treasurer will collect dues at the meeting.
  • If you've borrowed a Library Book, it is time to bring it back.  We hope you have enjoyed it.  Go to our blog and check the list of books available to borrow and/or look at Aradria's Library Spotlight in the Minutes Section.  If you can't find what you want, make a recommendation to our Wish List.
  • Next General meeting is on March 4 at The Sewing Studio at 10am (No drink, No food in the room).
  • February SewDays are:
  • April 1 General Meeting:  The Board will present the roll-out for the 2020-2021 year of programming.
  • Block of the Month (current and past) instructions, meeting minutesCalendar dates, and more can be found on the guild blog.
 Below: Kelly Eskin's "Get Your Sewjo  Back"  Challenge Project as shown on Instagram. To see her project and information, visit Kelly on her Instagram page. See below about  the challenge !

Debra Jalbert 
Get your Sewjo Back Challenge is still happening  !
If you lost your Sewjo over the holidays, we want you to rediscover your creativity. Pick up that book/pattern you were once excited to make.  Your project does not have to be completed by the end of this challenge, but actual sewing has to have taken place. Bring your progress to the April meeting. 

10 Years in the Making BOM
Thanks to everyone who participated in our BOM lottery celebrating our guild's 10th year! Debra J. organized this year's block each month with the idea of making a sampler quilt at the end of the year. See the blog link here
Each block had an element of gray or white and you could make blocks for the lottery and one for yourself. Bring your blocks or quilt to share in April . 

Please contact Ede or Debra  for any programming ideas, or send an email to
Orlando Modern Quilt Guild Call for Blocks "Road to Tennessee " 

Sue Kenard


Call for Blocks 
(contacts: Julie Parrott, Connie Tresize, Laurie Watson)

This year we will be continuing the Road to Tennessee blocks (BLOG LINK). Finished blocks or quilt tops can be brought to monthly guild meetings. Julie, Connie, and Laurie will be set up in the back of the room. You can also help by picking up one of the quilt bundles (includes top, backing, batting and binding) to complete the quilting and binding. The more finished quilts we have on hand the more quickly we can respond to each new call.
Seniors First Placemats                                                                      
(contact:Sue Kenard)
In case you haven’t already found out, making placemats is a quick and easy way to clear out your stash of orphan blocks and fabric. Seniors First includes our placemats as part of birthday gifts delivered to their Meals on Wheels and other program clients.
Large Drawstring Bags                                                                    
(contact: Jan Bilbro)
Another great stash buster for a good cause are the drawstring bags (takes about 1 yard of fabric) that are given to kids aging out of foster care who would otherwise use a large plastic garbage bag to carry their clothes and belongings. Jan mentioned that smaller bags were also needed so check with her at the next meeting.
QuiltCon and Festival of Trees quilts
Committees will be set up to design and coordinate these annual projects.
There will be more information at the April meeting. 

Marge Cree 

Good news and other news ... The Timna Tarr class is currently full, but remember, your check holds your spot. Payment needs to be made by the March meeting ( March 4); after the meeting ,  the registration will open up to other members on the wait list.  Please be sure to bring the $45 to purchase the kit at the day of the class.  
 If you want to learn more about Timna, visit her website (HERE).
Aradria , our wonderful Orlando Modern Quilt Guild Librarian , has added two new titles to the library. She'll provide additional detailed information at the April meeting, but if you want to check either of them out , she'll have them available at the March meeting, or send her an email to let her know you're interested
Orlando Modern Quilt Guild Members at QuiltCon, 2020 -Austin , TX 
left clockwise
The "sisters" Connie Tresize , Laurie Watson, Julie Parrott 
Patti Lapinsky and friend , Linda Blakley of the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild 
Carla Santor with the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Entry from Orlando Modern Quilt Guild 
Debra Jalbert with her prize winning entry - (see how coordinated she is with that pretty blazer!) 
Locally, Globally, and on the Web

Guest Speaker , March Meeting 
Linda Hungerford from Flourishing Palms

I have been a sewist since the age of 13 when my mother made me sew a tent dress! I transitioned from garment-making to quiltmaking in 1976, when quiltmaking saw a resurgence in popularity due to our country’s Bicentennial. In 1998 I began domestic machine quilting because hiring a longarm quilter, quite honestly, didn’t fit my budget.

Since graduating with a journalism degree in 2000, I have written articles for numerous quilting magazines, and had several patterns published. In 2005 I began teaching free, five-week beginner quiltmaking lessons. As a result of those classes, Landauer Publishing invited me to write First Time Quiltmaking (2006). I’m honored to have had quilts accepted into three QuiltCons, one of which is included in the book Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century (2017, C&T Publishing).

In 2012 we moved from West Des Moines, Iowa to The Villages, Florida, where I have continued to teach. In 2015 I presented the MQG webinar “No Tails Binding: Mitered Corners by Machine.” Most frequently I teach domestic machine walking foot and free motion quilting. I have also been demonstrating ruler quilting.

The Central Florida chapter of the MQG started in my living room in the fall of 2012 ( I have been on the chapter’s executive committee ever since, and am currently media coordinator. I’ve blogged at since January, 2009, and am on Instagram and Pinterest as FlourishingPalms.

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
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