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January Block of the Month – OMQG Raffle at next meeting, Wednesday , Feb 7
The Sightly Valentine Subtle Wonky Improv Block!

Supplies and instructions:
Please use quilt store quality cotton solid fabrics Red centers 2.5 x 2.5  Not trimmed or trimmed to about 11”

So, this block has been churning my head for a while. I love improv where you can add and add fabric and shapes and see what you come up with!
Valentines,because we will begin the construction with a 2.5 x 2.5 true red center for the block. (I used Kona red) and it will give the final outcome quilt just a slight amount of consistency throughout the blocks.
If you have never made this block, here’s a tutorial on the construction for the “Standard” wonky log cabin block:
I started with the red center, and some got a little smaller, but generally I tried to keep the center at 2.5 x 2.5 square
My fabric pieces after the red center were all widths, and all…
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Jan 3, 2018
Maitland, FL

President Sarah called the meeting to order at 10:06 am.  More than 50 members and guests were present on a very cold, rainy morning.

Sarah honored Jane A, our member-at-large, by presenting her with a birthday crown.  All members with January birthdays were serenaded with a rendition of "Happy Birthday".

Donna Haynes, a representative of the Orange County Legal Aid Society, visited the meeting to thank us for our donation of quilts to be given to young adults aging out of the foster care system.  She emphasized how much this gift means to these young people, as often they have very, very few resources as they start their independent lives.  Thus far, OMQG members have contributed a total of 78 quilts to this worthy project.
Sarah reminded members that the Dr Phillips Sew Day will take place this Saturday, January 6.  Maitland Sew Day will take place Monday, January 8.


Meet Sharleen Jespersen

Sharleen served as our past Community Outreach Coordinator and continues to inspire with her generous spirit and amazing quilting skills!

Please tell us how long you have been sewing and/or quilting and when you joined the Orlando MQG. I started sewing as a young girl in 4-H as well as in home economics in junior high school.  My Mother and my Grandmother also quilted in their spare time although they didn’t have much of that. They were doing hand piecing mostly and hand quilting. It was hard for me to see that I would EVER do that. Once I learned about rotary cutting and machine piecing I was in.   I first joined a quilt guild in Rochester, Michigan where we lived for 22 years.

We moved to Florida in 2010 and so I think it must have been 2011 when I joined the OMQG. Here I have met so many great people with common interests.
How did you learn to quilt? Years ago I helped with a quilt project at church that was being tied and decided to look into it a little further and I was hooked.…
MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Maitland, FL