Sunday, January 29, 2012

January meeting notes

January 2012 CMQG agenda

Welcome to all the new folks who came this month.  By my (unofficial) count there were 7 new people at the meeting!  It looks like the ad in the Hometown section of the paper was a success.

Old news:

*IQF show: modern take on the traditional Ohio Star pattern is a go!  Thanks to everyone who made a quilt.   Participants must complete a loan agreement form & return to Heather via email by Jan. 19.  Discussion of value of quilt needed in loan agreement form – don’t forget to include your labor in the estimate (maybe look on Esty for comparable prices).

*IQF Modern Quilt Guild Showcase,

Registration is open from January 6- March 2, 2012.  Quilts will be on display in Houston at the quilt festival.

New news:

*Kona Challenge-Andie received the fabric this week and is working on a challenge project for us.  The charm packs will be distributed at the February meeting – 30 packs are available

Challenge – “No Prints Allowed.”  More details to come…

*CMQG Officer Election—voting takes place at February meeting

General election, per the bylaws.  You must be at the meeting and a paying member to vote.

Members can only run for one position.  You may be running against someone, or you may not. Candidates will be asked to prepare a brief statement describing their goals and vision for the position for which they are running. Voting will be done anonymously and Sue has offered to tally the votes.  Lynn brought up the idea of having a nominating committee. The committee would select the candidates, as opposed to a General Election.  She moves to change the bylaws going forward to have this sort of committee.  This would be the VP’s responsibility to make these changes and bring it to the group. 

*Guild Dues are due at the February meeting for the 2012 year .  $25, cash only.  Members will get an updated directory following dues collection. If you address has changed, please email the Guild. 
*Free Motion Class on Jan. 28 at Lavender Street Quilt Shop in Montgomery .  Taught by Beth Schillig, $45  (10-4 and it includes lunch, spots are limited).  

*Information on Quilter’s Workshop in Loveland.  New training prices--$100 for Essentials Training, $150 for Essentials & Advanced Training.  Then you rent their Gammill Longarm machines for $25, plus the cost of thread and tax.  Interested in arranging a tour there? They would love to show us around the place.  The group seemed to agree to this.  Heather will look into it for the group.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5

*Heather's Fox 19 spot—good PR for the guild, hopefully will bring in new members and increase our presence in the community.  Nice job!

*Quilt Retreat at the Little River Casino Resort, March 23-25, Manistee, MI-more info on our FB page

*Calendar for this year? Swaps, demos, etc. More information will be forthcoming…

*Victoria made a survey to find out what the guild wants to do as far as programs, swaps for 2012

*Cincinnati’s IQF class schedule is up so check it out.
*Next meeting is February 8:  Swap is Valentine’s Day or Love themed small projects.  No sign-ups needed.

*Check out the pictures from our Fat Quarter Swap and Show and Tell

Members waiting patiently for the fat quarter swap!!

Sue shared some gorgeous quilted artwork that she made for her office.

Kelly brought a fun, Valentine's Day inspired pillowcase.

And she also brought two pillows that she made with Jay McCarroll's Habitat fabric. 

And Kelly also shared her gorgeous Ohio Star quilt.

Amy's scrappy Ohio Star quilt is gorgeous too!

Gillian showed some of her latest Farmer's Wife blocks. Amazing!

Guest Terry shared her beautiful quilt

Janie's beautiful leaf mini quilt

Holly's stunning Ohio Star quilt

Celeste's gorgeous Ohio Star quilt

Lynn's beautiful Ohio Star quilt--love the paper pieced Ohio flag in the center!

Barb's adorable quilt for her little boy

Jill's cute pink cow quilt

Christy's awesome Swoon quilt

Some beautiful blocks by Sarah S. from her do. good. stitches bee

Sarah's stunning Ohio Star quilt

Sarah H.'s adorable yoga bag

Loretta's cute apron

Thanks for taking the pictures Heather!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

December Meeting Notes

For the December meeting, the Guild celebrated with a potluck dinner. Much food, laughter, and quilty goodness were shared by those who attended.  A few participated in a holiday ornament/small item swap, and of course there was show and tell.
Although there was no formal agenda, reminders were given regarding the deadline for the Ohio Star quilts, and the officer elections that are in February.  If you would like to run for a board position, please email the guild by January 11th (our next meeting date). 
Our January swap will be a fat quarter swap.  No sign-ups are needed.  Bring as many fat quarters as you want, and take an equal number. Warm up before you come for the fat quarter free-for-all madness!

Christy and her beautiful Modern Ohio Star quilt.

Danielle and her gorgeous Modern Ohio Star quilt.

Love the pieced back of Danielle's quilt!

Lynn and her beautiful Modern Ohio Star quilt.

A holiday table runner by Lynn.

Lisa's holiday table runner.

Lisa's batik strip quilt.

Sarah's gorgeous Modern Ohio Star quilt.

Jessica's LouLouThi quilt--love the pieced back.

The front of Jessica's LouLouThi quilt.

Jessica's beautiful quilt for her brother.

Barb's Kaleidoscope quilt.

Handmade swap goodies!