A newsletter designed with OrlandoMQG members in mind!
View this email in your browser
YouTube Channel
Pinterest, Orlando Modern Quilt Guild

Issue 56

The holidays are almost here!

Have you been working on holiday sewing?  As always, I'm behind, but hoping to get caught up at our RETREAT!  We've been bowled over by the response to our virtual retreat.  THANK YOU to Marge Cree and the rest of the retreat committee (Aradria, Ashley, Dawn, Kathy C, Michele L, Debby M, Mary S, Love, Paula K, Rene', Sue and Zonetta) for your enthusiasm and wonderful ideas. 

And thank you to Mary S., Karol and Ashley for agreeing to serve on this year's nominating committee.  Please contact one of them ASAP if you are interested in serving on the Board next year. 

Looking ahead, we have LOTS of Sew Days scheduled in November and December, and will soon have January as well!  If you haven't tried a virtual sew day yet, I encourage you to give it a go.  It's a great way to get to know some of the other members, and have some social time from a safe distance! 

One important note:  we will NOT have a general meeting in January (scheduled for Jan 6.)  We'd like to give everyone who has been working so hard to keep the guild going in these difficult times a little extra time to enjoy their families and rest and relax.  We will still have January Sew Days and another Show and Tell night to look forward to!  In the meantime,

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!



Online meeting this month -
please read below on how to

 We will be conducting a virtual meeting at our regularly scheduled time:  
Wednesday, November 4, 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. 

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" 


   November Calendar Includes 
   Virtual Sew Days

An email will be sent to members for the November guild calendar to print . This calendar will include Zoom Codes and password. The updated and newly added sew days are included. 

The email link sent you will include the Zoom meeting room code and the password across the top banner for members only .
The calendar below does not show the Zoom codes or password.  

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 ! 


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, Nov 2
will include Zoom codes and passwords  

November 6-7
Looking forward to “seeing” you all
On Friday and Saturday
Make sure you log in on Friday @ 9 AM for our official welcome and information on how the retreat will work
Review schedule of events included in SWAG bag
If you haven’t received your SWAG bag by 11/04/2020 please contact Marge Cree 



If you are not attending the retreat, but are a member of Orlando MQG and would like to join us for a few hours to sew and chat , 
email us here, and we'll send a link to the retreat experience! 



   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 Sunday before the meeting 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 
  • Next month's general meeting is December 2;  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. We are taking a short break;  there is no meeting scheduled for January.  February meeting will be February 3, 2021 
  • November 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 

Baby Quilt update
Latest count is just over 50 baby quilts. Sharleen and Sara are busy photographing the quilts. We will be able to share the photos after the first delivery on November 10. At this point it is probably best to hold onto any other baby quilts that are out there. We are planning a second and final delivery of quilts in March. We’ll start collecting for the March delivery after the start of the year.  What a great response to our current project. Thank you to all of the members that have turned in quilts so far.
Call for Blocks/Charity Quilts update-
Currently on hold. Please hold onto any charity quilts that you may have. We will let you know when this starts up again.
Festival of Trees Quilt 
We have a quilt for this year’s Festival of Trees! The binding is done , and waiitng for the quilt sleeve to be finished ! A special thanks to Rene Martinez for letting us use her own pattern design and for the elves that measured, cut, pieced, sewed, quilted and bound this years’ effort. It was definitely a quick group effort.

Donation for 2020 Festival of Trees, Orlando Museum of Art
The Festival of Trees Auction and drawings will also be virtual this year , so you can purchase drawing tickets and bid online . Click here and you'll be sent a link when it goes live!

Placemats and Drawstring bags
We are continuing the collection of placemats and drawstring bags. Please keep up the effort. Remember what a great way both projects are for cleaning out your stash. Hint: cleaning out your stash gives you room for new fabric.
We have instituted a monthly Swap Day at the Sewing Studio for handing in books, picking up books, turning in quilts, placemats and drawstring bags, exchanging whatever between members. Aradria and I are scheduling to be at the Sewing Studio on the Third Monday of the month at 10:00 AM. There were 8 of us there in October and it worked out well to exchange what needed to be turned in or carried to a third person. Please email Aradria or myself if you need to get something to or from either of us. We’re hoping this helps get things done during this very strange time. Plus it was so nice to see everyone in person...



                                     Debra Jalbert, Chairman 

Call for Presenters for February 2021
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 at the OMQG 
Guild meeting in February !  


Debby Manuel 

Our UFO finishers have finished 3 of the 4 projects we selected to Wrap Up this year.  Our latest number is #1 on our lists.  We could complete a binding, a quilt top or finishing off a project that needed something small such as a name tag.  Whatever needs doing to be able to say It’s a Wrap!  Hoping our Sewcation on November 6 and 7 helps get some of those completed and we can announce once again It’s a Wrap! 

Finished needle-turn applique digital lessons on with Mary Sorenson.  Now to work on borders, but goal has been met for It’s a Wrap!


The Mystery Quilt Instructions 
have all been sent to members 
(last set of clues sent was October 7).

Now it's time to make sure you complete the quilt with quilting, binding and photographing! When finished, please be sure to email a photo here to be included in the Mystery Quilt slideshow 
for February .

If you have any questions about the Mystery Quilt Challenge ,
contact Mary Smart here 

                                        Marge Cree, Chairman 


Hello Friends.  Hope you are doing fine….

Another month of limited social life but more sewing time has me finishing lot of old UFO’s.  

For those of you who attended, I hope you enjoyed the Amy Friend lecture; boy, she sure is talented! I’m a big fan of hers , and enjoyed spending time with her.

Since we are getting accustomed to Zoom presentations (for those of us who attended Rene Martinez’s class & Amy Friend lecture) we will be doing some of the same next year.  I will be planning 2021’s education. 
We have contracted with Jacquie Gering to visit in  September 2021, that will probably be our first on site class.  So I would like to add a few  online classes but want to ensure they will be interesting to you.  

 Please see the link below and sign up with the Quilt Connection to discover teachers that are offering online classes.  I’ve attended 3 of these presentations and it was beneficial.  If you see someone that you would like to learn from please let me know and if we have enough interest I will book them for our guild.  

Thanks, Marge Cree 

The Global Quilt Connection announces a new webinar series introducing teachers who offer open enrollment workshops and events to individual quilters!
Global Quilt Connection presents a new “meet the teachers” webinar series showcasing teachers offering open enrollment to individuals in a variety of virtual workshop formats. Each teacher will present a glimpse of the virtual workshops they offer and their class formats to give you a sense of what you can learn and create with them. 
Webinar 1: November 17, 2020 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. eastern
Webinar 2: November 19, 2020 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. eastern
Webinar 3: Feburary 9, 2021 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. eastern
Webinar 4: Feburary 11, 2021 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. eastern
More information about these new open enrollment meet the teacher webinars is on the GQC website here



The Youth issue of Curated Quilts focuses on quilts made by young people. The issue has a gallery full of inspiring quilts made by young quilters, three feature articles, a creative reset, and more!

Table of Contents:

  • Youth Gallery
  • Social Justice Sewing Academy: Giving a Voice to the Unheard by Teresa Duryea Wong
  • Generation to Generation: Teaching Kids to Quilt by Brittany Bowen Burton
  • Creative Reset: Sewing With the Next Generation: A Multimedia Project by Laura Loewen
  • Inspiring Young Adults to Quilt: The Women in Science Quilt Project by Laura McDowell Hopper
  • Curated Studio
  • Mini Quilt Challenge
  • Doors Wide Open by Heather Kojan
  • Laptop Case: Quilt-As-You-Go by Amy Ellis
  • On Trend: Share What You Love by Stephanie Jacobson
  • Appliqué Patches by Christine Ricks  


 Here's a link to Quiltcon Together

 Orlando MQG Member Mary Smart gave us a very informative update at last month's meeting regarding the upcoming virtual quilt show and event . 

Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. 

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 
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!
Do you know someone who might like this newsletter?  Forward it to them.  They can subscribe here.  
You can find the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild on these social media platforms.
Orlando Modern Quilt Guild You Tube Channel
Copyright © 2020 Orlando Modern Quilt Guild  All rights reserved.

Mailing Address:  8731 White Ibis Ct. Orlando, FL 32736

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list