Friday, May 27, 2016

Coming in June

June 11 Sew-In
If you're planning to attend our monthly Saturday Sew-In, at the Belleview Public Library, from 10 am to 6 pm - come for as long or short a time as you wish! - and you haven't yet signed-up, let us know here

June 13 Meeting 
We'll return to our regular meeting day (second Monday evening) and location (North Lake Presbyterian Church). Our program is being given by Jamie who will demonstrate how to cut fabric using the 10-inch Slicer, a versatile ruler made by Crafty Gemini. The ruler will be for sale from Lora.

The ruler is designed to work with layer cakes, or cut your own 10-inch strips for a different effect.

Make it Modern
Our 2016 Make It Modern Challenge quilt blocks are due! Here's a link to the document that explains what's needed. 

Also, don't forget to bring to the meeting your:
  • Show and Tell
  • Mighty Lucky Quilt Club projects (if you're participating)
  • Library books to return
  • Home sewn name tag

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Catching Up with May Activities

May has been a busy month for Central Florida MQG members!

Twenty-one of us attended the second annual quilt retreat, from May 5-8 at Luther Springs, and it was a rousing success. Hopefully, those who weren't able to attend followed us on Instagram @CentralFloridaMQG and #CentralFloridaMQGRetreat where we posted more than 50 photos of grinning quilters and beautiful WIPs!

Our mother and daughter team - Momasita and Mel - kept busy sewing and chatting, like the rest of us.

At the entrance to our sewing room, the jasmine was in glorious bloom, giving a lovely scent to the air... appreciated mostly by those of us without allergies!

Our happy retreaters were, from top left: Laura, Debbie, Diane, Jamie, Judi, Cindy, Kathy, Kelly, and Lynne; and from bottom left: Monique, Mel, Janice (Momasita), Karen E., Linda T., Dee, Karen T., Jill, Carol, Sue, Lora, and Linda H.

Our thanks to retreat co-chairs, Karen and Karen, for planning this, and for our retreat goodies that included a Pixie basket, tile coaster, Tootsie Pop (we learned how useful it is for quilting!), a modern pattern, and three modern fat quarters!

Six days later, on Saturday, May 14, we gathered for our monthly Central Florida MQG meeting (on a different day) so we could have a hands-on workshop. Beth led members through a tutorial of several hand-appliqué techniques, and shared various tools used to do the job.

Following our meeting, we enjoyed our monthly Sew-In. Again, you'll find our meeting and Sew-In pictures on our Instagram feed which you can also see here.