Friday, October 14, 2016

Holiday Pouch Swap!

At our October Meeting we announced our upcoming Holiday Pouch Swap. Here are the rules! If you have any questions, contact Dana.

Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild Holiday Pouch Swap!

Sign ups:         Oct 12th In person at CMQG Meeting (will receive swap partner that evening)
On-line sign ups by Wednesday, Oct 19th.

Swap Date:  
Wed, Dec 14th – If you can’t be at the December meeting, please try to have your pouch finished by the November meeting so someone else can bring it for you.
Make a zippered pouch and add goodies or extras with an approximate value of $10 (not including value of pouch). These extra surprises could include cards, candies, scraps, notions, thread, fabrics or other treats. 

Noodlehead open wide pouch is one suggestion, but you can make another pouch if you think your partner would like it. 

Social Media:            
Please keep your swap partner a secret – but do consider posting hints, ideas, progress and questions to Instagram with the hashtag #CMQGpouchswap so that other folks can see what you’re working on! You can also post updates to the facebook page. 

If you want to join the pouch swap, fill out the form below by Wednesday, October 19th!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

September Meeting 2016

September 14, 2016
The Barn in Mariemont
Co-Presidents Janine Keaton and Ellen Berninger presiding

What do you like most about modern quilting?
As our start-of-the-meeting getting to you know exercise, we asked members, what do you like most about modern quilting? Here are some of the answers: 

  • The design freedom
  • The color aspects and use of negative space
  • You don't have to worry so much about matching points!
  • Simple, clean lines
  • Active and supportive community
  • Crisp look 
  • Making something traditional in to something new and fresh
  • Fun and funky quilting
  • Friendship 
Charity Update
Ellen shared the progress on our Guild's entry for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. 

This is the (gorgeous!!) center of the quilt. 

Patchwork Auditions Workshop Show and Tell
Members of our guild participated in  AnneMarie Chaney's workshop, Patchwork Auditions in August. Here are some of the finished blocks and quilts!

Abby's Christmas quilt top

Wendy finished her quilt - she chose to not add the flying geese to either side of the block column.

Holly added three extra blocks to her quilt top.

Final Bee Block for 2016!
We've been participating in a Bee Block all year long - and this month was the final month of show and tell. Jeanie and Yo were presented with their blocks:

Jeanie had requested half square triangle blocks:

Yo had requested a wave pattern:

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!

Kay made a Noodlehead Run-Around bag

Rachel made a mini pirate hook quilt for our friend Brooke.

Abby and Amy made Noodlehead Maker's Tote at a retreat.

Abby finished her quilt from the bee blocks she received in 2015 - the blocks are called raspberry kiss.

Holly's hedgehog quilt! It has a minky back.

Dana made this scrappy "Mad Farmer" quilt. It has a velvet center (pictured above) from a dress her mom made her when she was young.

Dana showed off a quilt that will be sent to Florida for the Pulse attack.

A monkey quilt Dana made.

Dorothy's brown squares quilt. 

Malinda, a visitor from the Warren County Quilt Guild, showed off this reversible bowl she made.

Education and A CHALLENGE! 
This year the National Modern Quilt is asking guilds to create charity quilts that play with scale. To learn more about the challenge, and see lots of inspiration for quilts that play with scale, click here.

For our scale challenge, we’re asking you to experiment with scale quilt design.

  • Create 3-4 or more different ideas for quilts that play with scale – you can sketch them on paper, make them on EQ7, or whatever process works for you.
  • Extra entry if you make your designs (extra entry for each design you make!)
  • At October’s meeting share your favorite designs with the group (if we have a lot of entries we’ll do small groups)
You are not required to use these ideas – but here are some ways to play with scale to get you started:

Zoom and Cropping:   try an ultra-close up or crop out parts of the block to see how it changes the feeling of the block

Different size blocks:  Use multiple sizes of the same or similar blocks 

Enlarge it:  How does making a quilt block or design really, really big change the feeling?

Make it Tiny:  Small can be interesting too! 

Contrast : Use a mix of very large and very small scale in your design

Layout:  Use a non-traditional layout to create a secondary design that plays with scale.
You can download Dana's Scale presentation here.