Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August 8 Meeting

The Central Florida Modern Quilt Group now has an overall membership of 50. We had 20 in attendance at the August 8th meeting as many are still traveling for the summer, but much was discussed during the meeting.

Karen Estep shared a wonderful program on Fibonacci and how we as quilters can use it in our quilt designs. Below are a few images from the very informative presentation. We even participated in using Fibonacci to design a quilt back layout at the end of the program. For more information you can also visit Karen Estep's Pinterest page. https://www.pinterest.com/kcestep/fibonacci/

Here are a few photos from the Show & Tell

Debbie and her blocks from a Park Bench by JayBirds Block of the Month

Karen Tisdale made this Twin sized quilt using sidekick ruler.

Frances made this Candy Pop quilt

Jodie Smith used Summerfest fabric in this Flirty Quilt Instagram quilt a long.

Quilts for Pulse, ready to bring down to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.

Several quilts were put together from the blocks that we made using traditional blocks and making them modern. We have some ideas on where we are going to donate these quilts and we will discuss it again next month.

This coming Thursday, August 11 at 9 pm our time, is Amy Ellis’ webinar: Designing Quilts in EQ7. If you own EQ7, or are considering a purchase, this will be a great overview of all you can do with the program.

You are encouraged to attend the webinar in real time, if possible, as that’s when you can ask questions by typing them into a chat box, and have them answered. But, if you can’t stay up that late (!), each webinar is available to members on the MQG website a day or two after the webinar. Find past webinars by clicking on: 

Resources, Members Only
Then scroll down to Creative Webinars

We will have a display in the Belleview Public Library during the month of October. It is a small case and we need modern items to display. Some suggestions are small mini quilts, mug rugs, pincushions or small baskets. Please if you are will to have your modern item displayed bring it to the September meeting or September Sew day.

Next month the program will be all about how to enter a quilt into a show. It will be presented by Beth & Linda.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Activities with South Florida MQG

The South Florida MQG is very excited about the following SFMQG events in the next few months that are available for everyone, including Central Florida MQG, to enjoy: 

Your own Central Florida MQG member...
Lecture & Trunk Show : Domestic Machine Quilting with Linda Hungerford at August 20th General Meeting. Members Free, Guests $5
Workshop : Domestic Machine Quilting: Straight Ahead & Around The Bend with Linda Hungerford  Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:00am-4:30pm This workshop will cover everything you need to know about quilting on a domestic sewing machine - both free motion style (FMQ) & straight line quilting.

Heather Jones 3 Day Special Event at Patch Reef Park Heather will be teaching at QuiltCon 2017. Make sure you meet her at our event this September.
Lecture & Trunk Show : Quilt Local Finding Inspiration in the Everyday Friday, Sept 9th 6:30pm-9:00pm  Members Free but must register - spaces are limited. Guests $5
Workshop : Large Scale Piecing with Heather Jones  Saturday, Sept 10th : Learn the benefits of large-scale piecing and constructing oversized blocks. We’ll discuss the roots of large scale piecing, the effect of reducing design elements and the simplification of the overall design of a quilt.
Workshop : Inspiration To Design with Heather Jones Sunday, September 11th Workshop : Bring your inspiration to life as you create a one of a kind unique quilt pattern.

Note that if you are a South Florida MQG member (for prorated $25) you attend the lectures for free and receive 20% off workshops. http://southfloridamqg.com/join/

2016 South Florida MQG Events - http://southfloridamqg.com/events/

Charlotte Noll, VP Programs - programs@southfloridamqg.com