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! 

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