Saturday, January 28, 2017

CMQG Hive 1 - January blocks

2017 CMQG Bee Blocks
Hive 1

            Our next meeting is only 11 days away and the bee blocks for Hive 1 are underway! Have you started your bee blocks yet?

The list for Hive 1 is as follows:

January:  Christine Doyle
February: Yolanda Whitehead
March: Natalie Crabtree
April: Tara Newboult
May: Carol Calkins
June: Elizabeth Waltrip
July: Susan Austin
August: Christy Meyer
September: Janine Keeton
October: Kay Puryear
November: Abby Graham

Christine shared her bee block examples at the January meeting and passed out instructions and background fabric to use in each block.

I had such fun making these blocks! It’s always nice to revisit your scrap bag and find long lost treasures.

Our next meeting will be on February 8, 2017. We look forward to seeing Yolanda’s blocks!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January meeting 2017

January 11, 2017  
The Barn in Mariemont
President Abby Graham presiding

As we kick off 2017, a year sure to be filled with many colorful and inspiring modern quilts, we must thank Janine and Ellen (co-presidents of the guild in 2016) for their hard work and dedication to our guild! Thank you to all past Board Members! You are appreciated.  

February Meeting Challenge!

Your challenge for the February meeting, should you chose to accept it, is to make a quilty inspired name tag. If you wear it to the February meeting, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize! Good luck ladies!

Guild News
                 We started this meeting off socializing and visiting. It was decided that we should try out round table seating as this may provide a more inclusive atmosphere and encourage conversation.

                Treasurer, Christine Doyle, collected guild dues during this meeting. If you were not present and wish to become or remain a member, please contact Christine to arrange payment.
                In order to better keep track of the number of people attending each meeting as well as visitors, Carol Calkins (member at large) will help utilize sign-in sheets that will be present at each meeting. We also encourage members to wear name tags at each meeting.

                Quilt Con is fast approaching and several members of our guild will be in attendance. QuiltCon is from February 23-26 and will take place in Savannah, Georgia.

                There will be a sew-in at The Barn on January 21st from 1-4. We hope that you can make it!

The QuiltCon charity quilt is now complete, and it looks fabulous! It has been named “Cincinnati Stars” and uses the Ohio Star block. Check out the gorgeous quilting below!

Show and Tell:

Abby shared a quilt that she quilted on one of the longarms at Quilters Studio of Loveland. This was quilted during a class.

The house was divided when asked what binding material should be used! We’re all anxious to see what Abby decides.

Yo shared her wonderful yard sale finds as well as reconfigured blocks. She has enjoyed seam-ripping, re-sewing and making it her own.

Kay brought the makings of a beer themed tote. The fabric was bought from Fiberge, and is perfect for the craft beer fanatic.

Becky brought a sweet Disney themed purse that was made especially for a trip to Disney!

 Natalie shared her scrappy triangle quilt 

Cathy amazed with a fold over clutch, and a colorful BOM quilt

Do you remember the colorful Fassett quilt Christine showed us at December’s meeting? This is the matching quilt she made for her dad! Her dad requested wool batting for this quilt.

Ann made a creative cork fabric Noodlehead bag

Allie brought her adorable quilt made with Elizabeth Hartman fabric

Genie’s orange peel quilt done in grey and orange dazzled!

Dorothy brought a modern arrow quilt for her QuiltCon swap partner 

Christine showed a colorful quilt

Jillian loves making these drawstring bags. They are great for swaps and gifts!

Dana brought her caravan tote and worked on her paper piecing

Michelle brought her incredible paper pieced lion quilt by Violet Craft

Ellen #1 shared a Christmas quilt for her niece

Amy made a string block mini quilt, and a 40’s print quilt

We hope to see you at our next meeting on February 8, 2017! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

December Meeting 2016

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

Happy Holidays from the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild! Many surprises were in store at this meeting! The much anticipated zipper pouch swap, show and tell and celebrating over delicious snacks and drinks.

Ice Breaker: What will you be sewing during the Holidays?
We received a wide range of answers to the ice breaker question! They included:

·         Devoting time to a 10 year old UFO!
·         Traveling anywhere from Texas to visit family, to trekking across Europe for 2 weeks.
·         Sewing gifts for others
·         Working on the lovely CMQG charity quilt for QuiltCon
·         UFOs!
·         Baby Booties
·         Taking a relaxing break

Guild News
Don’t forget that your CMQG membership fees are due in January. Membership cost is $40 for the year. In addition our elected President, Abby, passed around sign-up sheets for snacks, set up and tear down and bee blocks!

The votes are in, and we have new Guild officers in the New Year. They are as follows:
1.       President – Abby Graham
2.       Vice President- Amy Thonnerieux
3.       Treasurer – Christine Doyle 
4.       Secretary – Natalie Crabtree
5.       Member at Large- Carol Caulkins
6.       Education – Dana Kuhnline

Show and Tell

Tara showed us her colorful batik quilt

Tara also used her mathematical skills to add one way sashing into this darling quilt

Ellen showed us her Holiday quilts for her goddaughters

Abby shared her completed GenXQuilter workshop quilt

Christine brought a gift for her mother that includes bright Kaffe Fassett fabrics. A matching one for her father is in the works!

Holly brought an adorable strawberry themed quilt for her mom, as well as a modern table runner

Kay impressed with a Texas quilt for her relatives. She will be gifting this during her travels. She also presented her 'Man Quilt' that is also a gift! 

We look forward to our next meeting on January 11, 2017. May the New Year bring you fabric, endless bobbin thread and much joy!