Monday, December 31, 2018

2019 Programs

We have such an exciting year of workshops and programs ahead that we want to give you the information so you can save these dates on your calendars now!

2019 Central Florida MQG Programs


January 14 - It's All About Color Challenge Introduction - Beth Shutty

February 11 - The MQG Website - Judi Rutherford

March 4 - QuiltCon Review and Wrap-Up - members

April 8 - MidCentury Modern Curve Quilts - Carole Lyles Shaw

May 13 - It's All About Color Challenge Reveal - Beth Shutty and members

June 3 - Alternate Quilt Layouts - Karen Estep

July 8 - Fresh Quilting TV - members

August 12 - Big Stitch Quilting - Linda Hungerford

September 6  - Step-by-Step Texture Quilting - Christina Cameli

October 14 - Playful Color - Rebecca Bryan

November 11 - Pressing Matters - Carol Patten

December 6 - Holiday Party - members

*Dates in bold indicate a change from our regular second Monday meeting.

Print a copy of this schedule here.

For more information about some presenters, click their name to go to their blog/website.

Detailed information about each program is available on our Google Calendar (see at right). Just click on a date to get the time, location, and description.

Also, information about workshops by guest presenters - Carole Lyles Shaw; Christina Cameli; and Rebecca Bryan - is available by selecting the workshop date on the same Google Calendar.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sign-up! Sign-up! Sign-up!

Monday, January 14 is our first meeting of 2019.

At the meeting, sign-ups will be accepted for three wonderful upcoming activities!

Which one(s) will you attend?


Saturday, February 9 - 10 am to 6 pm

Members are invited to attend our monthly Saturday Sew-In, to work on whatever you wish (at no charge).


Sign-up and pay only $15 for our first ever Sew-In Workshop

Fee payable to Beth in advance of the six-hour, 10 am to 4 pm workshop.

During this six-hour workshop, our member-instructor, Beth, will teach students a quilt-as-you-go technique called "Interleave." It's a simplified version of Michael Miller's strip-pieced "Interweave" quilts, and can be completed in one day!

Beth's Interleave quilt is called "Potato Chip 3" - because "you can't make just one."


The date for our annual quilt retreat to Luther Springs in Hawthorne, Florida, has been moved to March to accommodate participation by our seasonal members. 

Friday, March 22 to Monday, March 25 - Optional: Tuesday, March 26 

Double occupancy - $170
Single occupancy - $190
Optional extra day - $40

Make checks payable to Central Florida MQG.
2018 Central Florida MQG retreaters
Work on projects of your choosing! Come for socializing! Come for great food! Sew, sew, sew!


Guest workshop presenter and meeting speaker: Carol Lyles Shaw from Bradenton, Florida and the Sarasota MQG. Carole was formerly our MQG Regional Representative. 

Monday, April 8
9 am to 3:30 pm
Member fee: $75 payable to Central Florida MQG

Max: 18 students
Beginning March 1, workshop will open to non-members for $95.
Carole will teach how to create several quickly-pieced improvisational blocks. Learn to piece a quarter circle curve without templates or pinning. Practice improvisational cutting and piecing to make blocks that are unique and exciting. Alternative layouts will be offered: for a modern lap-size quilt, or table runner and placemats. A little at-home preparation will be needed. 
See this quilt displayed at QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville
Don't miss out on these great opportunities! 

Come to our January 14 meeting prepared to register!

Or, if you cannot attend the January 14 meeting, mail your personal information, indicating whether you're registering for retreat or the Carole Lyles Shaw workshop; and check (payable to Central Florida MQG) to our post office box: P.O. Box 1355, Lady Lake, FL 32158.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Party Follow-Up

As always, our annual holiday social was a fun time to get together, chat, enjoy yummy hors d'oeuvres, swap quilt-y gifts, and take photos of our happy group.

Packages were carefully chosen, opened, "oohed" and "aahed" over...

...stolen (with much grumbling and ill-will), stolen again (with threats of unfriending)...

...and everyone went home with something to smile about.

It's always nice to spend time with friends, and we couldn't be more grateful to Ardie for opening her home to us. Thank you!

Ha-ha-happy Holidays!

Click the "2019 Leaders" tab above to see our 2019 leadership team.

Next Meeting
Monday, January 14, 6:30 pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church
Program: "It's All About Color" by member Beth who will also present members with our next Central Florida MQG challenge. "It's All About Color Challenge" will be due May 13. 

See you next year! 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Party Time!

This coming Monday, December 10 is our annual holiday party. Again this year, Ardie has offered her home for our gathering. Thank you, Ardie! (Check your email for a message with Ardie's address.)

If you're coming, please bring a small appetizer to share - like for six to eight people.

And, if you want to participate in our gift swap, please bring wrapped $10-$12 sewing or quilting-related item.

Pictures will be taken!
2017 Holiday Social
Also, if you hold a position on the 2019 Executive Committee or are on a 2019 Standing Committee, plan to have your picture taken! It's time to update our blog. (See "2018 Chapter Leaders" tab, above.)

Party on!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Member on a Podcast

One of our members will be on a podcast!

Our 2018 program chair, and media coordinator, Linda, can be heard talking with podcast host Pat Sloan, on Monday, December 3.

The program airs live at 4 pm Eastern time. Listen-in here.

Or it can be heard later through iTunes (American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast via All People Quilt) or through the computer on Pat Sloan's blog. Choose Episode 402.

For more information about Linda's interview, read Linda's blog post.