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Thursday, January 12, 2017

November Meeting 2016

November 9 ,2016
The Barn in Mariemont
Co-Presidents Janine Keaton and Ellen Berninger presiding

Welcome Allie Adams to the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild! The November meeting was the first she has attended.

Ice Breaker: What 'quilty' items are you excited to give or get this holiday season?
    
The holidays are just around the corner and our members are excited to give and receive! We are excited to receive:
     - An AccuCut system to simply their cutting process and to help save/utilize scraps
     - Gift certificates
     - Surprise quilty items from family members
 Answers we received for things we’re excited to gift included: 
      -Baby quilts
      -A quilt for Kay’s nephew
      -Zipper pouches for family and friends
      -UFO t-shirt quilt for a firefighter husband!

Janine passed around the Holiday Party food/drink sign-up sheet. The holiday party will happen on Wednesday December 14, 2016. Be there or be square! Please feel free to bring show and tell items as well. You can find the sign-up on the facebook page if you would like to contribute. Food items can include any of the following:
o   Drinks
o   Salads/Veggies
o   Snacks
o   Desserts
o   Main Dish/Casserole
o   Soups
Please bring your zipper pouches for our zipper pouch swap to the December meeting!


Election Time! We voted on the 2017 CMQG officers at our November meeting. The ladies on the ballot are as follows:
1.       President – Abby Graham
2.       Vice President- Amy Thonnerieux
3.       Treasurer – Ellen McKee
4.       Secretary – Natalie Crabtree
5.       Member at Large- Carol Calkins
6.       Education – Dana Kuhnline
Members also had the option to write in a candidate on the ballot. 

Show and Tell:

Show and Tell items included some festive and fun Halloween pillows. 



Christine presented her pinwheel medallion quilt.


Kay showed us her scrappy exploding star block quilt. No fabric was used twice in this quilt! 468 different fabrics!





Natalie shared her gypsy wife quilt and paper pieced ugly Christmas sweaters.



 Janine shared her lovely improv quilt made from a wide variety of fabrics that were given to her! What creativity!




Please note that the December sew-in has been cancelled.

October Meeting 2016

October 12 ,2016 
 The Barn in Mariemont 
 Co-Presidents Janine Keaton and Ellen Berninger presiding


If you could be a quilting themed item/character for Halloween, what would you be?
At the beginning of the meeting, Ellen asked guild members what quilting themed costume they would wear for Halloween. We received some very creative answers including:
o   Rotary cutter
o   A fancy British paper piecing project
o   Flying goose
o   Spool of thread
o   Applique flower
o   A thread catcher (Because we all end up with thread all over us anyway!)
o   And a group favorite, a Sexy Hexy

Charity Update:
 The charity quilt has been pieced and is ready for quilting. The next step for the QuiltCon ‘Scale’ Charity Quilt is the quilting process done by Holly.

Introduction of the Holiday Zipper Pouch Swap
                Dana has organized a voluntary Holiday Zipper Pouch Swap for guild members. Some of the details are as follows:

o   This is a secret swap, you will be assigned a secret pal for which you receive likes/dislikes and other useful information on.
o   Please sew a zipper pouch of your choice and include some goodies with an approximate $10 value. Goodies could include thread, candy, sewing materials and other fun things!
o   The pouches will be exchanged at the December meeting. If you can’t make the December meeting, feel free to bring the pouch in November.
o   There is a sign up online for those who did not make the October meeting!
o   Use hashtag #CMQGpouchswap

Scale Challenge Results
 Elizabeth, Natalie and Tara completed the scale challenge assigned at the September meeting. Each created three different quilt designs using scale.

Show and Tell!
Descriptions for show and tell brought to the October meeting can be found below, photos for this guild meeting are MIA! 
o   Christine brought a quilt that she had made years ago but recently added borders.
o   Holly made a lovely bag with the lining sewn into a seam to avoid a ‘saggy’ lining.
o    Dorothy made a pineapple quilt for a new grandbaby with a wonderful story behind it.
o   Kay presented a lovely quilt she made and showed off the gorgeous longarm work on the quilt.
o   Annie brought a colorful free motion quilt. 

Education- Zipper Pouch Tutorial
Dana demonstrated how to make a zipper pouch and gave us some very helpful tips that will come in handy for our holiday swap! Tips include:
o   Use wonder tape to hold your zipper in place while sewing. You can find this in the notions aisle.
o   Pellon SF101 interfacing is useful in creating a stiffer and sturdier feel to your zipper pouch
o   Using a zipper foot is very helpful and allows you to get closer to your zipper while sewing

Looking ahead…
          -For the education during November’s meeting, we will have a work-in-progress workshop.                 -
          -Bring whatever you feel stuck on, want advice on or want to talk about!
          -Our December meeting will be a Holiday Zipper Pouch exchange and party. 


Monday, February 7, 2011

Sneak Peek of Sewn Studio





If you haven't heard by now, Cincinnati is about to become the new home of a modern sewing lounge in the Design District of Oakley. Sewn Studio is set to open on February 14, with a huge grand opening celebration to follow on the 26th, but last week I was lucky enough to meet Stephanie, the owner, at the shop for a bit of a sneak peek.

Let me tell you, I was like a kid in a candy store. There's nothing like it in the city, and I for one cannot wait for the doors to open. Until they do, here are some photos to whet your fabric-loving appetite.










There are shelves full of bolts of beautiful fabrics lining the walls of the shop.



Oooh, a little Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner + some Parisville by Tula Pink = s.w.o.o.n...






Gorgeous Soul Blossom fabrics, Amy Butler's newest line.

A reading lounge, fully stocked with loads of inspirational books on sewing and quilting.








Bright, cheerful fabrics from Riley Blake.




A beautiful selection of Central Park by Kate Spain.



And almost every color imaginable of Mettler thread.








Stephanie is going to offer classes ranging from Sewing 101 to more complex courses down the road. She's also looking into holding workshops with some of the top fabric designers in the industry. Sewn Studios is located at 3212 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209. The shop will be open Mon.-Wed. 10-6, Thurs. 10-8, Fri. 10-6, and Sat. 10-5. There is ample off-street parking located directly behind the shop. as well as some on-street parking right in front of the store. For more information and updates, please become a fan of their Facebook page by clicking here and check out their website as well.




Heather