Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CMQG July Meeting Recap

Here is a recap of the meeting we had on July 11:

1. QuiltCon schedules are out. Registration for the event opens August 30. Quilt entries open on August 1. The show is juried. Our own Heather Jones is a guest lecturer, and Denyse Schmidt is the keynote speaker. Our chapter was asked if we would like to be a Gold Needle Sponsor for $75. After discussion, those in attendance voted by a show of hands that we should become a sponsor to support those in our group who are attending the event.

2. ConKerr pillowcase charity project is ongoing. Please bring washed pillowcases to the August meeting. More than 30 pillowcases were collected at our July gathering! Our goal is 100 - keep them coming!

3. A curator from a local art gallery attended the event and discussed his role in selecting pieces for his client, Global Innovations. The show will be open from August to September at the office building in Sharonville near Princeton High School. There is a reception on August 16 from 5-7 p.m. He then reviewed quilt submissions by our members.

4. We have been asked to do another exhibit by IQF for the 2013 show. Holly is leading the effort. Once the theme is approved by IQF, we will announce it.

5. Applications for the November Crafty Supermarket at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center will be accepted in mid-July. We would like donations from our members to sell at the show as a fundraising opportunity for our guild.

6. Faith Jones from Fresh Lemons blog will teach an improv piecing class to our guild on July 14. Reservations required.

7. Andie said a few kind words about Kelly who has moved out of the state to pursue a new job opportunity. We will miss you Kelly!

8. The group swapped whole cloth quilts. Next month's swap is a scrap swap. Bring scraps no smaller than 2" in a gallon sized baggie. Bring as many as you'd like. You can take as many home as you bring to the meeting.

9. The group did show and tell.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Improv Piecing with Faith Jones

CMQG is very excited to host Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons!
July 14, 2012 10am-2:30ish
Fairfield Child Development Center (directions here)
Free for CMQG members
$15 for non-members
Limit of 30 participants
BYOLunch and beverages - kitchen and refrigerator available
Please email swellcloth@yahoo.com to reserve your spot.

Project Description
  • Students will create Improvisational Log Cabins for use in a pillow, mini quilt or larger quilt.
  • Improvisational piecing 
  • Curved piecing 
  • Learn how to piece together blocks of various shapes and sizes
  • Non traditional layout ideas
  • Fabric selection (warm/cool, solids/prints, light/dark)
Supply List
  • Strips and large scraps of solid or small scale prints (Suggestion: choose monochromatic prints - mostly 1 color or various shades of 1 color). Minimum width of fabric should be 2". Please bring a selection of warm (yellows, reds, pinks, oranges) and cool (blues, greens, purples) fabric OR a selection of light and dark fabrics.
  • At least 1 yard of neutral/background/sashing fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Pins
  • Thread

 **If you have an iron and ironing board you don't mind bringing to share with the class, it would be so helpful.

Monday, July 2, 2012

June Meeting Recap

Here is a recap of the fantastic meeting we had on June 13 at Centennial Barn!

Andie reported on the following upcoming events:
  • QuiltCon is in Austin in Feb. 2013
  • Faith from Fresh Lemons blog will visit our guild on Sat., July 14 to discuss improv piecing. Additional details to follow.
  • Our summer charity outreach is for ConKerr Cancer. Our goal is to make 100 pillowcases by the August meeting. If each member makes 3-4 cases, we will reach our goal! Bring washed pillowcases to the July and August meetings each in their own ZipLock baggies.
  • NQA is June 14-16 in Columbus
  • Amy and David Butler will be at Sewn Studios on Fri., June 22
  • The Sharonville Creative Festival is on June 28 at the Sharonville Convention Center
  • We have been invited to display the modern take on the Ohio Star exhibit at the Quilting with Machines show in Huron.
This month's swap was a Tote Bag. Next month is a whole-cloth quilt, at least 8-1/2" x 11".

The meeting attendees broke into small groups and answered the question: What are the two most pressing sewing projects you have going on right now. 

The group did Show and Tell. Pictures can be found on our Flickr page.

Victoria led a Prairie Points tutorial.