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Ormond Beach, Florida

RFQG meets the 3rd Monday of the month for regular meetings.

Those considering membership(which is $25 yearly) may attend as a guest for two meetings.

For a map to our meeting location click on: Meeting Map.

In keeping with our usual practice, there will be no formal meetings in July and August. Instead you are invited to gather together for great conversation and a chance to work on your portable projects. Bring a snack and a drink if you wish.

December - “Annual Holiday Season Potluck Dinner”

Date: Monday, December 17, 2018.

Place: Fellowship Hall, Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach

Time: Arrive 6 pm Social, dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

Meat will be provided by the guild, please bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. It would be a huge help if you would bring a serving utensil for your dish.

Patti Mirabile and Susan Polizzi have planned several fun games for this meeting. There will be a “Quilting Notion Game”: everyone is requested to bring a quilting notion, priced at greater than $5.00, but less than $10.00. It must be wrapped. At the end everyone will leave with a gift. Another game we will be playing is called "The Ugly Fabric Game". Please look through your stash of fabrics and bring an ugly fat quarter or larger piece of fabric, washed and pressed, that you no longer want and would like to get rid of. We won't judge...we'll be playing a fun game with these pieces of fabric. We're going to have a great night and hope you all can make it!

January - “Quilt Show Considerations” a lecture presented by Carla Triemer.

Date: Monday, January 21, 2019.

Place: Fellowship Hall, Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach

Time: 6:30 pm.

This presentation will focus on quilt shows from the perspective of a person entering a quilt into a show and from the judge’s viewpoint, and also considerations for an organization that is putting on a show. Topics to be discussed include:
- Which show to enter? (IQA, AQS, MQX, QuiltCon, local guild shows, county fair, etc.)
- If putting on a show, how do we:
- Select a judge?
- Establish categories?
- Determine what kind of Judge’s Comments Form to use?
- What do judges look for? (criteria and decid-ing factors)
- What to expect of the judge’s comments, and how to interpret them.
Carla will bring some of the quilts that she has entered in shows to use as examples when discussing what judges look for, what comments she received, and how she honestly felt about those comments.

Carla Triemer is an accomplished fiber artist whose quilts have won awards in regional, national and international shows and graced the walls of a university and two major international corporations. Her love of sewing began when she was a small child, admiring the quilts made by her grandmother. Carla began to sew at the age of eleven, and by high school she was being paid to sew everything from bikinis to coats and formal wear.
In 2001, Carla began to explore every aspect of quilting, including: Patchwork; Applique; Paper Piecing; Art Quilts; Whole-cloth; Hand Quilting; Machine Quilting and Long-arm Quilting. Since then she has designed patterns and taught Basic Quilting, Block of the Month, Machine Applique, Sudoku Quilts, Thread-painting, Tote Bag Construction and Beginning Long-arming classes to students and other instructors in the US and Ethiopia.
Carla is a member of the International Quilters Association, American Quilt Society, Northern Illinois Long Arm Guild, and Pelican Piecemakers Quilt Guild. She is the President of Quilts Beyond Borders, a charity which provides quilts to orphans and needy children in underserved areas of the world.
In 2015 she was admitted as a candidate for certification to the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. She has judged local shows and county fairs, and assisted certified judges at local, national, and international shows. Carla believes that “One of the greatest joys is to share skills with others and watch them develop a love of quilting and pride in accomplishment.”