Thursday, March 20, 2014

April Meeting Location Change and other Fun News!

 LOCATION CHANGE for our meeting on
April 14th at 6:30 p.m.!
 (Note: This change is for April ONLY.  We will be meeting in our regular location again in May).

The owners of Simply Sew Boutique would love to host us in April!  Their information is as follows:
13685 S US Hwy 441
Unit 8
Summerfield, FL 34491

Simply Sew has ordered the Petal Pinwheel fabrics for our challenge!  They've ordered the pieces that MQG (as well as CFMQG) has designated for the challenge, as well as 8 coordinating pieces in this beautiful Michael Miller fabric line.  Here is the best part:  Simply Sew is offering us a 15% discount on anything in the store the evening of our meeting, as well as 10% on Petal Pinwheels at any time if you mention you are with Central Florida MQGLet's support this wonderful new modern fabrics quilt store in our area.

 The evening of our April 14th meeting, they will be giving us an Accuquilt demonstration, a demonstration on a new tool to create piping in our bindings, as well as demos of other tools and notions.  Due to this great and unexpected opportunity, we will delay our program on modern quilt designs to a future meeting. 

We will still be doing our regular activities as well, such as: Show n' Tell, Aha Moments and Tips, My Quilting Story, What's New, etc.  We've just added a shopping opportunity! 

  SEW-IN  April 5th  9:00-3:30 at Oxford Community Center

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

String Pieced Blocks

Hummingbird Hues
8-1/2" X 8-1/2" unfinished block, string-pieced on a telephone book page
We will be making these gorgeous blocks from our own stash to make a donation raffle quilt for North Lake Presbyterian Church.  We appreciate their generosity in allowing us to meet each month in their beautiful building! Here's the link to instructions for making a string pieced block. Please make at least four, and bring them with you to the next meeting. You may use turquoise colors for the blue, as well as some variety in the greens. Please use a minimal amount of the brown tones, as we want this donation quilt to reflect colors most used in modern quilts.

March 10 Meeting

The Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild met Monday, March 10 at North Lake Presbyterian Church in Lady Lake, Florida. 

Quilt Story
In a new segment to each meeting, Carly shared her personal quilt story, telling how she began quilting three years ago. She share her first quilt, made for her grandmother using fabrics of special significance to family members.

Our chapter leader, Karen, introduced our new activity of selling $1 chances to win a pass-along basket of modern quilting goodies that will be refreshed each month by the recipient. Monies raised will be used to purchase supplies to make a thank-you quilt for North Lake Presbyterian Church.

The evening's focus was on WIPs or UFOs, as individuals chose to share their ongoing/unfinished modern projects. 
Karen's Mod Century lap quilt top, orange peel pattern
Karen's Patchwork Chevron quilt top

Karen's Visa Versa BOM blocks
Diane's original design, foundation paper-pieced sewing machine cover
Carly's wonky star quilt top
Lynda's circle's, sewn after seeing last month's program
Linda T. "All Squared Up" quilt top made with 20 new Kona colors
Linda H.'s Blogger's BOM quilt top, and border blocks to be added
One of several mini quilts Carly made for her cats
Lynda's "What Does Max Say?" child's quilt
Linda H.'s Radiant Orchid Pantone challenge wall hanging
Quilt made by Denise
Plan to attend our Sew-In on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oxford Community Center. Cost is $5, payable to Karen. Coffee will be provided. Bring your lunch or plan to go out and pick up something. Come to sew on whatever you wish!