Saturday, March 28, 2020

#vrtualcfmqg Event

Head over to our @centralfloridamqg account on Instagram HERE and get ready to join in our daily #virtualcfmqg event beginning Wednesday, April 1 through Monday, April 6.

We've planned this in lieu of our regular meeting, and to give everyone a chance to share their quilt-y views - from each of our sewing rooms, and of the quilts we make.

If you're not on Instagram, now is the time to pick a name. For security reasons, we do not recommend using your last name in your Instagram handle or in your personal profile.

Once you have your account, add some text to your profile, and follow @centralfloridamqg.

Follow the hashtag for this event - #virtualcfmqg - to be sure you don't miss out on anyone's posts.

If you're sharing any picture(s) related to our MidCentury Modern Artist Challenge, use this hashtag: #modartchallenge. You might also add #centralfloridamqg and #cfmqg to pictures you post.

Each morning you can expect to see a @centralfloridamqg post like this, reminding you of that day's hashtags.

April 1 - #mysewingroom #mysewingspace #whereIcreate

April 2 - #myfavoritequilt #myfirstquilt

April 3 - #sewingmachine #mysewingmachine #quiltingmachine

April 4 - #favoritenotions #quiltinggadgets #sewingtools

April 5 - #walkingfootquilting #freemotionquilting #rulerquilting #howIquilt

April 6 - #latestquilt #finishedquilt #nolongerawip #nolongeraufo #modartchallenge

This is a fantastic way for each of us to catch a glimpse of what everyone does at home, so don't miss out on this fun, get-acquainted opportunity!

Send an email if you have any questions. We're here to help you get going!

Friday, March 13, 2020



Due to concerns about the Corona virus, our Saturday Sew-In, scheduled for March 21, has been cancelled. Our next scheduled Saturday Sew-In is April 11.

Due to concerns about the Corona virus, our Monday, April 6 meeting has been cancelled. Our program was to have been sharing Mid-Century Modern Artist challenge quilts. The challenge was presented at our January meeting.

Now, due to the fact we have NO MEETING IN MAY (due to the date coinciding with our Central Florida MQG retreat to Luther Springs in Hawthorne, Florida), members have until our Monday, June  8 meeting to complete a challenge quilt! 

Be safe. Be healthy!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

March 2 Meeting

Thirty-five quilters attended our Monday, March 2 meeting, and four new members were added to our roster.

The evening was spent sharing information and perspectives about QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, Texas. Eleven of our members attended, and those who were at the meeting individually shared their experiences, and what they learned in workshops, lectures, and through observation.
Central Florida MQG members with our QuiltCon Charity Quilt
A powerpoint slide show, with 118 pictures, allowed everyone to see a cross-section of quilts from every category - Modern Traditionalist, Minimalism, Piecing, Improvisation, Small Quilts, Group and Bee Quilts, Charity Quilts, and Stripes, and Indah batik challenge quilts.

Below is most of the slide presentation, for your viewing pleasure! It's divided into two parts, so it could be viewed on YouTube.

Part 1

Part 2

Also, go here to see pictures of Austin 2020 QuiltCon winners

Bette @quiltlady1 showed "Mod Flamingos," a pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful made using the mini Quick Curve Ruler. She domestic machine quilted it herself. 

Dee @quilterdee showed two 13" X 13" project bags made from a By Annie pattern called Project Bag. She sewed them on her Bernina 78E using Libs Elliot's "Wound Up" fabric.

The bags are two-sided, with clear vinyl on one side.

Immediately after showing them, Dee gave them to her two retreat co-chairs, Karen E. and Jane. What thoughtful, lovely gifts!

Marie @pottersewer used the linen quilt sandwich and threads - given to everyone to try big stitch quilting at the February meeting - to continue stitching designs to fill the fabric, and then sewed it into a zipper pouch. It's lovely, Marie! 

Edith @quiltedfish4 showed a finished 19" X 54" design that she completed since taking Carole Lyles Shaw's workshop in April 2019. She sewed and quilted on a Bernina 630


  • The date for our monthly Saturday Sew-In is different in March! We'll meet Saturday, March 21 at the Belleview Public Library.
  • Our next regular monthly meeting is Monday, April 6. Members who are participating in the Mid-Century Modern Artist Challenge (refer to details here) should bring their completed project to the meeting. A special challenge information form will be emailed to members, to be completed to accompany your challenge entry. 
  • Also bring to the April 6 meeting any fabric charm packs or chip packs you are willing to share and/or swap with other members. These will be used for the next CFMQG challenge that Beth will explain at the April meeting. 

  • At the April 6 meeting we will begin accepting registrations and $15 payments for Debra Jalbert's Saturday, June 13 "The Improv Experience" workshop to be held at the Belleview Public Library (during our regular Saturday Sew-In time). Debra is a member of the Orlando MQG and previously shared a workshop with us in July 2016. Detailed information about the June workshop is coming soon.