Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August Meeting 2016

August 10, 2016
The Barn in Mariemont
Co-Presidents Janine Keaton and Ellen Berninger presiding


We held the QUILT OLYMPICS!   There were five "sports" and whichever team completed the sport heats the fastest won!

First up! Toss a rolled fat quarter into the bin! 

Then! Thread a needle the fastest!

Then rip out a seam! Do it neatly! 

Unspool a spool of thread the quickest! 

Finally, dig through a pile of scraps to find a particular piece of fabric!

Dig, dig, dig!

And the winners! They were crowned the QUILT OLYMPICS CHAMPIONS with beautiful gold awards. 

Logo refresh! 

We asked Guild members to design a new version of our logo, using new colors. 16 designs were submitted and members voted at the meeting for their favorite. We will be digitizing the logo so that we can use it to print stickers, badges, banners, etc. etc. 

Runner up was this color scheme from Holly.

The winner! This color scheme from Carol! 

Charity Update
Blocks for the Quilt Con Charity Quilt are due to Ellen ASAP. Here are a few blocks that were turned in at the meeting: 

Guild News
Would you like to be on the Guild Board for 2017? If so, let Ellen or Janine know. The Board members positions are: president, secretary, treasurer, member at large, swap committee chair, education committee chair and charity committee chair. 

Show and Tell

Wendy finished this quilt - blocks were made during 2015's Round Robin. The pattern is Crazy Star by Rashida Coleman Hale.

Janine made this bigger version of the same quilt! 

Christine showed her beautiful Quilt of Valor quilt - Holly did the top quilting. 

Holly finished the top quilting on this charity quilt. 

Kathy showed this baby quilt made with various square shapes and she used double gauze on the back. 

Kathy also showed this HST quilt. 

Kathy's grand-daughter Cecelia showed this quilt - she made it all herself (including the top quilting) and it won third place in the Butler County Fair.

Dorothy showed her finished 57 Quilt which she plans to submit to Quilt Con.

August Bee Block instructions - Hives ONE and TWO

August is the LAST MONTH for our Bee Blocks! 

For Hive ONE for August, Jeannie would like her bee members to make half square triangles. Jeanie would like you to make 18 HST with a scrappy look. 

She provided the following instructions: 

For Hive Two, Yo would like her hive members to use light, medium and cool colors (think ocean colors) to make a "wave" pattern. 

Yo provided the following instructions:


We are doing a Quilt Bee this year! Here's how it works: there are two bee hives. Each person in each hive gets a month. When it's your month, you show your block at the Guild Meeting, then the next month, your hive members bring completed blocks to you. You will probably get enough blocks to make an entire quilt top! 

The particulars: 
  • Your chosen block size should be between 12 inches and 15 inches.
  • If you want smaller blocks, you could request several small blocks that roughly equal one larger block.
  • Remember that skill levels vary among hive members. Challenging our skills and creativity is great, but, the block should still be attainable for novice quilters. 
  • You may request a specific color scheme.
  • If you would like a specific fabric or designer, you must supply the fabric.
  • If you miss a meeting, or you are unable to make the block, contact Queen Bee Annie
  • Use the hashtag #CMQGBee

During your bee month:
  • Before the Guild meeting, you will:
    • Type up instructions for your block. This should include size requirements, color scheme, and instructions on how to make the block. You can either create a tutorial yourself or link to a site that has a tutorial. Include a photo and/or color inspiration.
    • Email this information to Wendy (either the instructions and photos, or the link to your blog post containing the information). Please email the information the WEEK OF THE GUILD MEETING. 
    • At the Guild meeting, you'll bring your sample block and share with the group, plus give a quick overview of what you want.

During someone else's month:

  • You will receive an overview at the Guild meeting of the block you are to make.
  • The instructions for the blocks will be posted here on this blog.
  • Make the block(s) and bring to the next meeting!

Hive members:
There are two hives within our Guild. 

Hive One Members and their assigned months:
  • January - Janine
  • February - Amy T.
  • March - Abby
  • April - Christine
  • May - Tara
  • June - Becky
  • July - Shonna
  • August - Jeanie
Hive Two Members and their assigned months:
  • January - Ellen B.
  • February - Amy G.
  • March - Dorothy
  • April - Annie
  • May - Shonna
  • June - Janine
  • July - Carol
  • August - Yolanda 
Bee Angels: Janice and Dana

Monday, August 8, 2016

July Meeting 2016

July 13, 2016
The Barn in Mariemont
Co-Presidents Janine Keaton and Ellen Berninger presiding

We met for the first time at our new location and everyone loved it. Guild members described it as: friendly, bright, light, inviting, artsy, creative, fresh, inspiring, welcoming, and worth the drive.

(This month's post is a tad light on photos - sorry! We were having too much fun and enjoying our new space too much and didn't take many snapshots.) 

Charity Update

  • Member Lorna put together Quilts for Pulse for the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.
  • Amy is collecting blocks for the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild for the police officers who were killed.
  • Ellen and crew are working on the Ohio Star Block quilt for the Modern Quilt Guild's challenge.
Sewcial Update
Kara announced that the OhCraft Retreat is October 28-30 this year. There is a Facebook group for OHCraft where you can get the details. 

AnneMarie Chaney (GenXQuilter) will be here August 20 for her Patchwork Auditions Workshop. We're so excited!

Guild Logo Challenge
In August we'll collect and PICK THE WINNER of the re-design of our logo! We've asked members to paper piece our logo in a color scheme of their choice. The winner will be chosen and then all of the blocks will be sewn together. 

Becky and Janine got their blocks from their bee members. Shonna and Carol showed their hive the blocks they want.

Show & Tell!

Becky showed off her 241 Tote (pattern by Noodlehead)

Dana showed the ties she made for a wedding - and she's going to take the ties apart and make a quilt for the bride and groom! 

Kathy showed the FINISHED quilt for Kara'a Round Robin from 2015. 

Laura made a hexagon quilt and a rectangles & squares quilt.

(sadly, no pics of these projects, sorry!) 

  • Dorothy showed off a wall hanging she made for her niece's bookshop.
  • Michelle sewed together her blocks from her Round Robin blocks from last year.
  • Amy made a mini quilt that had curved pieces.
  • Ellen B sewed together her blocks from her Round Robin blocks.
  • Wendy showed a mini quilt made from EPP clamshells for a birthday gift.