Showing posts with label swaps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label swaps. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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. 


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mug Rug Swap Inspiration


In September's upcoming meeting we are doing our ever-popular mug rug swap! If you aren't familiar, it's basically a very small quilt, just big enough for a mug of something hot and a little snack to go with. 10" by 8" or 6" is a popular size, but it can really be any small size or shape. I found a ton of great inspiration in the Mug Rug Madness Flickr group. 


Bottle ship

Paper pieced Bottle ship by Floh Stitch





Simpler patchwork is just as effective. Flossieblossoms





Great selvedge tutorial by Fussycut. 






Simple applique is always cute on such a small space. Time for Tea tutorial by Nova.




Just have fun, and make it modern and mini!

-Jessica