Thursday, September 15, 2011

Harvest Festival at the Centennial Barn

At out meeting last night we talked about having a booth at the Centennial Barn's Harvest Festival, which takes place on Sunday, October 16, from 12-4. We're asking for volunteers to help run the booth and also to donate items that we can sell at the Festival. Victoria suggested that we sell anything from handmade items to crafting supplies and books. Please leave a comment below if you'd like to volunteer, and note whether you'd be willing to run the booth, donate items, or both.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

August 2011 Meeting Notes

August 2011 CMQG agenda

Old news:
  •   Carmen from IQF is interested in our idea for the exhibition at QF 2012 (ie. Something to do with Ohio). She’s talking with her colleagues and will get back to us.
  •   Sew-In is Aug. 27th from 10:00-3:00 at the Centennial Barn - Thanks to all who came!
  • Challenge 4 of Project Modern is up! The challenge is to “find your own voice”  
    •   judge is Denyse Schmidt  
    • entries are due by September 30
    • details are on the MQG blog
  • Heard back from Indy MQG, didn’t sound like they were too interested in a meet-up this year, so maybe we’ll put those plans on the back burner
  • Look at the beautiful work these ladies did on the Habitat challenge:
by Kelly

by Holly

by Lynn - front
by Lynn - back

by Sara - front
by Sara - back

by Gillian

New news:
  •   Lynn—sign-up sheet for snacks & drinks
  •   Post cards are in!  
    • Only had funds to order 100  
    • We’ll all take 5-6 cards, use them as you’d like  
    • Post around town, in your favorite fabric store/quilt shop, local libraries, etc.
    • Thank you again to Holly for designing them!

  • Thanks to Gillian for printing out membership cards for us. These will be distributed at the next meeting.
  • Q uilters’ SOS program (Save our Stories)  
    • Project of the Alliance for American Quilts  
    • Anyone can be interviewed, but there are guidelines that we need to follow during the interview  
    • The interview, audio and transcription are then archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress  
    • We will be discussing this further to decide if we are going to do this as a group.  Interested in spear heading this effort?  Talk to Heather.
  • Kona Challenge  
    • Help us decide what you’d like to do and what colorway you’d like! Check the blog for a post about this!

  • Nancy Soriano will be speaking to our group sometime this fall, probably during either October or November. We’re still working out the details, and I’m not sure if it will be during our scheduled meeting or on another date when she’s in town. I’ll keep you posted!

  • Simplicity is going to send us some of their quilting tools to work with. I’m not sure what we’ll get, but my contact there said she’d send us a variety of things. Hopefully we’ll have them by the next meeting.  Note this will not be a challenge as we had previously discussed.

  • Next meeting September 14

  • Next month is a Doll Quilt Swap - partners were assigned at the August meeting.   Dimensions, somewhere between 12x12 to 24x24. 

  • Handmade by Alissa – Action Kivu, benefiting women in the congo, $ teaches women sewing skills to earn $ for their families.  Raffles for different fabrics, prizes.

  • Personal note:  Loretta looking for fund-raiser ideas to help out a family member, if you have ideas please contact her. 
  • Thanks to Andi for her presentation on patterns, fabrics and copyright.
  • To see this month's show and tell visit our flickr page.

  • Embroidery Swap beauties:

by Janie

by Christy

by Lynn

by Gillian

by Amy


Robert Kaufman Kona Challenge

Hi everyone! We're planning a throw-down of sorts using very generously donated charm packs of Kona Solids from Robert Kaufman! We need your help picking the palette.

RK will provide our members with a charm pack of our chosen color palette. We are in the works to determine our challenge guidelines, so stay tuned for more info regarding this amazing opportunity to strut our Queen City stuff!

Click here to view the color palettes.

Vote for your favorite - even if you're not planning on participating. Voting is open until Sept. 30.

Thanks! ~ Andie