Sunday, March 20, 2011

International Quilt Festival details

As you know, the International Quilt Festival is coming to Cincinnati  April 8-10, which is just a few short weeks away! The members of our guild have been invited as guests to some special events there on Friday evening, and I've sent out an email to our regular attendees with the details. If you'd like to join us, please email me at by tomorrow, Monday March 21, so that I can send our RSVP as a group.

There has also been some discussion at the past few meetings about going to the Festival as a group. I think it would be best to coordinate that on our Facebook page, and I've started a post there as well.

Please let me know if you have any questions!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

February Meeting Minutes

CMQG Minutes
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Meeting

  • Welcome to first time attendees, Sister Ann Cecile, Sarah H and Sarah S!  We're so glad to have you!
  • We had a new home! Our meetings and Sew-Ins will now be held at the Centennial Barn. Click here to see Heather's recent post with photos of the space.
  • Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 9 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at our new home, the Centennial Barn (address: 110 Compton Rd, Cincinnati OH 45215). Bring show & tell if you have it, or just bring yourself! All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
  • While we're very excited about our new home, MAN, we're going to miss Sue's house!  Thank you for all of your hospitality! And for the pretzels and the fireplace.....

Other News:
  • Check out Sarah H's quilting/sewing podcast called "Stash Revolution", available for free download on iTunes!
  • A portion of the August Sew-In will be dedicated to sewing for the “Quilts for Kids” community service project. These small quilts will all be donated to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Loretta will coordinate and provide kits for anyone who's interested at the sew in.
  • The second Modern Quilt Guild Challenge is posted! The due date for your monochromatic quilt is March 31; don’t forget to participate!
  • Our fiscal year will run from February 2011 through February 2012. Yearly dues of $25 are due in February. You are afforded 1 "free" meeting to decide if this is the group for you before being required to pay the yearly dues. If you attend your first meeting after February, your dues will be pro-rated for the year. A discounted junior fee for young members is available. Contact us for more information on the junior fee.
  • Dues will be used to cover the rental cost of our meeting space, guild promotion, and any printing costs accrued from the creation of contact lists, business cards, etc. 
  • All attendees were asked to fill out a member form. Please email Heather for one if you couldn’t make it to this meeting. Form will be used to compile a contact & member sheet.
  • Signs-up sheets were passed around for Sew-In attendance, the March Block Swap, and refreshments for the March meeting. 
  • International Quilt Festival in April; we will coordinate a meet-up to attend, but if you’d like to participate, you’re on your own; Best Friends and Sewn Studio will be selling tickets.
  • Please note: our blog address is now (no "blogger" in the address anymore)
  • Congrats to Barb who had a baby boy, Charlie! He was born at 7 pounds 11 ounces 20 inches long on Monday February 7th!
  • Playhouse in the Park production called “Gee’s Bend” - check it out if interested! Should be a great show!
  • This month, we swapped Valentine's Day inspired items - anything small! Lots of great and unique items were swapped. See below for photos.
  • We also had another great Show & Tell this month. Such a creative and inspiration group of people here in Cinci! See below for photos!
Hope to see you at the next meeting!


Ummmm, love it. (by Sarah)

Oh, and check it out. The back rocks, too.

Another amazing quilt. (by the other Sarah!)

Loretta's stunning curved block quilt!
Honestly, I wanted to steal this from Lynn. SO cute!!!!

Sue's absolutely GORGEOUS hand-dyed neutrals quilt. 
Heather's doll and doll quilt that she made for her daughter's birthday.  What a great gift!!!!!  I want.
And now for some highlights from the Valentine's Day inspired swap! (If I made any mistakes on the "makers" of these items, let me know so I can correct it!)

A Valentine's Day tic-tac-toe game made by Danielle for Loretta.
Adorable heart themed mug rug made by Sarah for Danielle.
Best. Quilt. Ever. Doll quilt made by Holly for Kelly. (I call him Lars.)
Hexie Mug Rug made by Kelly for Gillian.

Super, super cute little bag made by Gillian for Katie.

Hand-embroidered mini-quilt made by Katie for Sarah.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

And the winner is....

By an overwhelming 2:1 margin - the Blue block logo wins!
{Doesn't it look so great up there on the banner?!}

Thanks to all who voted!