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Issue 58

Welcome back!  I hope you all had some time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family, at least virtually.  I think we can all begin 2021 with a renewed sense of hope and optimism. 

We WILL be back together in our wonderful room at the Sewing Studio sometime this year.  Realistically, we're probably looking at late summer.  In the meantime, we have a LOT planned, for both our virtual and in-person meetings.  New techniques, guest speakers, teachers, Sew Days--our year is going to be filled with fun and creativity!  This month starts our registration process for 2021-22. ( Kathy will explain what's new this year at the meeting and watch your email for updates.) 

My sewjo went missing completely in December but has recently returned.  To help me stay on track, I've joined a 50-day WIP challenge run by Flying Goose Studio.  If you feel like you need a jumpstart to your year, check out her blog or follow her on Instagram.  Let's make 2021 a year full of creativity, productivity and (finally)  in-person COMMUNITY!


Wednesday, February 3, 2021 
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. 


Ladies and Gents!

It’s Membership Renewal Time for the

Orlando Modern Quilt Guild. 

As you know, our membership year and fiscal year both go from the 
beginning of March to the end of February.  Again this year, we 
are spreading our membership drive over February and March 
to help us arrive at the most accurate count possible before the 
OMQG membership registration deadline with The Modern 
Quilt Guild headquarters on March 31st.  Your membership with 
the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild also includes membership in 
Modern Quilt Guild along with access to it's website resources 
and benefits. 
At the Board meeting on Jan. 16, the OMQG Board approved a one-time

dues reduction to $35 for 2021-2022 as OMQG’s gift to it's 
members. And a bonus , renewing members do not 
need to submit a registration form along with the dues 

If there are changes to your current information,  
please include a note with the changes along with the payment. 
 Or,  in the "notes " section on PayPal to make any changes to your address , phone , email , etc. , (see picture below) 

Again this year, everyone will receive a revised and updated pictorial 
directory that will include mailing address, email address and phone 
number for all members. 
 To expedite your re-registration, you can pay your $35.00 dues thru the 
Orlando MQG  
PayPal LINK  or by check payable to Orlando Modern

Quilt Guild and mailed to Kathy Aber, Treasurer ( her address is in the directory ) 

You can also give a check to Sue Kenard at the February 15 or
March 15 exchange days at the Sewing Studio. 


*Note: If you are using a PayPal account not in your own name, (example would be a spouse's name )  
please indicate who the membership is for in the PayPal note  
section. ( see picture below ) 


For new members only, a registration form will be available for 
download on the
OMQG Blog in late February.  That form and check can be sent to 
the Orlando MQG to the address listed at the bottom of the newsletter  

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 addtions ! 
  You can always find the YouTube Channel with a general search on
Google, too . Just search "Orlando Modern Quilt Guild You Tube Channel" 

February Calendar 

Please click this LINK for the full size calendar without zoom codes 
Print in landscape mode at 100% for best results.
The calendar sent to members on Monday, Feb. 1   
will include Zoom codes and passwords  


   February Calendar Includes 
   Virtual Sew Days

Please note, we will not be sending out a password
24 hours prior to each sew day, so please be sure to
download and print the calendar for reference . 

Print in landscape mode at 100% for the best results ! 

Exchange Day is the 3rd Monday of the month 

Upcoming Sewing Studio Exchange Days -
  February 15, and March 15

The exchange days have been a great success! They are a great way to safely say hello to fellow members .... almost like a mini-meeting. These exchange days are helping us get needed items distibuted until we are able to meet in person to exchange outreach items, supplies ,
library books , etc. 

  Please let me know if you need me to collect or distribute something for you. I am in the Sewing Studio parking lot from 10:00 am -11:00 am each exchange day. 
Leslie Gale is collecting batting scraps, piecing them together and cutting them into placemat size. Come by and grab a few to make placemats for Seniors First Meals on Wheels program clients.
It’s a great way to use up scraps!
I also have guild labels for the charity quilts that you make.

See you at the Sewing Studio on Exchange Day !

   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 the 15th of the month at 5:00 pm so the slideshow can be produced in time. 
  • As a member of the Orlando MQG, are you receiving the newsletter, but not the member emails ? Or vice versa ? Sometimes the email systems do not agree . Most of the time it is fine , but if you are not receiving either one , please email me here , and we'll try to get it resolved ! 
  • If you want to return or check out a library book,  please let our librarian know and she'll meet  you at the Sewing Studio in Maitland for the Third Monday Exchange  . 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 
  •  The March meeting will be March 3, 2021,10:00 am via Zoom 
  • February in- person sew days are canceled , but lots virtual sew days are happening. Please see information in the newsletter article, or take a look at the calendar .
  • 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

Foster Baby Quilts

We currently have nearly 30 baby quilts to present to Summit. We’re planning the final presentation for some time at the end of March. The final collection date will be March 15th, the March Sewing Studio Exchange day.
Quilts can be brought to the February or March exchange days or set up delivery to Sharleen or myself.
Thanks for all of the beautiful quilts so far. We will have photos of the entire group after the presentation. So far there are six completed quilts from the retreat baby blocks, thanks to everyone who made a block, completed a top or quilted them. It was truly a group effort. I expect that we will have 10 completed matching retreat baby block quilts when we are done.

Baby quilt from retreat blocks 
Placemats for Meals on Wheels 

Debby Manuel 


There will be a final wrap up and  
Mystery Quilt
Reveal Parade  
at the February Meeting.


                                        Marge Cree, Chairman 

Hello Friends.  Hope you are doing fine….ALL I CAN SAY IS WE ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION….



The guild is asking for library books checked out last year, at our last in person meeting to be returned by February 15th. Please return at our next  Exchange Day on February 15th at the Sewing Studio. Please contact Aradria if you need to set up other arrangements to return checked out books. That wraps up library housekeeping and now onto the fun stuff. We have two new titles that we’ve added to the library this month. 

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend 
By: Susan Goldman Rubin

Since the early nineteenth century, the women of Gee’s Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. In the only photo-essay book about the quilts of Gee’s Bend for children, award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin explores the history and culture of this fascinating group of women and their unique quilting traditions. Rubin uses meticulous research to offer an exclusive look at an important facet of African American art and culture. 

This book should be of great interest to classrooms, libraries, and those interested in African American art in the United States, in addition to quilting, life in early emancipated colonies in the South, and Gee’s Bends importance in the Civil Right’s movement. The quilts and the incredible stories behind them are powerful motivators for anyone who wishes to accomplish anything. A map, directions on how to make a quilt square, endnotes, and an index round out this stunning nonfiction book. 

Curated Quilts
The Plus Issue 

The Plus issue of Curated Quilts focuses on quilts that include the Plus shape. The issue has a gallery full of inspiring Plus quilts, three feature articles, a creative reset, and more!

It's almost here, February 18-22, and as of
January 25, QuiltCon Together registration has fully reopened! 

 Here's a link to 

A Little About QuiltCon Together 

Each year, thousands of attendees come to see over nearly 600 modern quilts on display, including 400 juried in from MQG members around the world. This brand new online version of QuiltCon will still feature a juried quilt show as well as top notch workshops and lectures. The five day event will include live lectures, panels, and tours, as well as on-demand workshops and many opportunities for socialization, as well as a vendor's forum where there is sure to be plenty of great discounts and products available.   

Many Orlando MQG members have expressed how they have adapted well to online learning, and this is a perfect opportunity to learn and take advantage of your Modern Quilt Guild membership .

You can learn about individual expert makers as well as hear about how to refresh your creative process, different ways to tackle secondary designs, and more.

All QuiltCon Together lectures will be presented live! Classes and workshops will be a mixture of live and recorded presentations, depending on the level of class you choose.  

Here is a link to many of the Frequently Asked Questions about QuiltCon Together. 

QuiltCon is planning ot return to Phoenix , AZ in 2022 .

Quilty Happenings, and other things !

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, Assistant Dawn Vanderwolf  
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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