Monthly Archives: June 2016


Don’t fret if you missed out on last Saturday’s Sew-in after the meeting to work on Quilts for Pulse charity drive for the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild!

We will be at it again this Saturday, July 2nd @ the Mandarin Library from 1130-1800. All members/non-members are invited!

I will have finished tops in need of backings made, quilts to be sandwiched, quilted, and bound.

Thank you Joan & Mary Ann for working on hearts with me last Saturday, Ruth for providing moral support and Jessie for the binding.

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Ruth's finished top
Ruth’s finished top


Check out what other quilters are doing here —-> #QuiltsforPulse

Read more about the drive here —-> Orlando MQG blog

Important – All quilts, quilt tops, and/or blocks need to be delivered to me before or at the July 23rd General Meeting if you would like me to deliver them for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks to everyone that has helped. You are appreciated more than I can express in words.

~ Jen Paetzold (daspretzel at gmail dot com)


Quiltcon 2017 Registration Starts Today!

At 10:00 a.m. EST (6/25/16), registration will be available for all dues paying members of the Modern Quilt Guild. Classes fill up fast so if you plan on registering for a class you should do it ASAP. Also, if you plan on registering for the free 4-day show pass, you need to register by November.

Good luck to all!

June Meeting Start Time Change

Because of Quiltcon 2017 registration starting at 10:00 a.m. the morning of our meeting, it has been decided by members that we will have a delayed start to our general meeting. Instead of a 10:30 a.m. start it will be at 11:30 a.m. One of our members, Joan, has committed to being at the library at 10:30 a.m. to open the room in case there are any members that don’t need to register and would like to come in and start setting up if they are going to be staying for the sew-in.

Thanks Joan!

June Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be meeting this Saturday, 6/25 at 10:30 at the South Mandarin Library branch.

Don’t forget to bring your BOM for this month. If you need more info on this block, check the blog post here. After the meeting, the room is available as usual for members to stay and sew.

And lastly, please bring your name tag to the meeting. If you don’t have one, feel free to create your own unique name tag or we will have blank ones at the meeting for you to use.

See you all then!

Join us in support of #QuiltsforPulse

Please join us in supporting the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild in their #QuiltsforPulse charity drive. We are asking everyone; members, non-members and other quilt guilds to join us.

The Orlando MQG is asking for contributions to their quilt drive to support their community in the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12. They’re asking for a minimum of 102 quilts — one for each survivor, and one for the families of each victim who perished. Any quilts that surpass that number will be given to first responders, and then distributed to LGBT organizations in Orlando.

The Jacksonville Modern Quilt Guild is looking into some locations where we can hold sew-in’s that will give everyone the opportunity to work together on the Orlando Quilt project. Our goal is to have someplace available every single day in July. Whether we can enlist some local shops to open up space, or invite (and invade) some of the Seven Sister Guilds during their sew-ins, this will be a community effort of love to reach out to as many as possible. We’ll keep you updated and begin compiling a calendar of locations. If anyone has a suggestion or wants to host at one of the locations, send us an email at

In the meantime, one of our JMQG members, Jen, as already organized some sew-in times at the local South Mandarin branch library at the dates and times listed below to work on the quilts. Anyone is welcome to come and help out or drop off any blocks you may have made.

  • June 18 – Conference Room – 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • June 25 – Room A – after the general meeting 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • July 2 – Room B – 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

If you are unable to participate but still want to help out, here is a list of things they could use:

  • Batting
  • Low Volume Fabric
  • Large Modern Fabric Scraps for backing
  • Prepared Binding

We appreciate any type of participation you can give. If you have any questions regarding JMQG’s participation in the drive, you can email us at

For more information on the Orlando MQG and the specifics of what they are looking for click here.

June Swap: Pin CushionThread Catcher

Hello quilters! So for the June meeting, let’s swap a pin cushion thread catcher! If you don’t know what that is,  take a look at one of the tutorials here:

Confessions of a Homeschooler tutorial.

Merriment Design tutorial

Sally Said Sew Tutorial 

Just to give you some ideas. You can make it any colors, any styles, any technique! Just bring one to the June meeting and go home with one someone else made, it’s that simple!

Happy Sewing!