Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hives 1 & 2 February Blocks

CMQG Bee Blocks
Hives 1 & 2

Hello to all of the fabulous quilters out there! We are inching closer to March and have already made some fun and creative bee blocks for Christine. We are on our second month of bee blocks for Hive 1, and have just started our first month for Hive 2.

In case you missed instructions or just want to check out what the CMQG Bee Hives are up to, check out the instructions below for both Hives. We hope that you enjoy making these fun blocks!

Hive 1 – February

Yo created instructions for a modern block using solid colors for the thinner strips and possibly a print for the larger strips. She suggests using a jelly roll for this project, less cutting is good! Yo enjoys purples, blues and greens.

You can see her instructions below:

Hive 2

Carrye brought everyone a piece of Robert Kaufman’s Effervescence fabric to use in a block of their choice! Directions were very simple, just use the focal fabric with any other matching fabrics to create a 12 ½ inch square block. She will love anything you create, and most importantly have fun!

Robert Kaufman's Effervescence 

We look forward to seeing what you create. We hope to see you at our next guild meeting on March 8, 2017 at The Barn!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 2017 Meeting

February 8, 2017  
The Barn in Mariemont
President Abby Graham presiding

We had a great turnout at our February meeting, and continued use of round tables to inspire more quilty conversation!

Many of our members participated in the challenge for this month’s meeting. CMQG members were asked to create or wear a quilty nametag to the meeting. Every participant was given a raffle ticket and we drew Susan’s name for the grand prize! Congratulations Susan! See some examples of name tags below.

Guild News
     There will be a sew-in at The Barn on February 18 from 1-4 p.m. This sew-in is not sponsored by CMQG, so there will be a $5 fee. We hope that you can make it!

     The Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild will be participating in the Stringtown Quilt Guild Quilters Day Out event held on March 18, 2017 from 10 am- 3pm. CMQG will have a booth and will display the 2016 Seven Hills Quilt, as well as have information on our meetings! The event is free, however if you wish to participate in a lecture there is a $5 fee. We hope to attract more visitors and members to our lovely guild.

     We had sign-ups for those wishing to participate in the event and will also be taking zipper pouches made by our members that will be available for purchase. We recommend making the Noodlehead peddle pouch or the wide open zipper pouch. We wish to offer zipper pouches that have a modern style and give visitors an idea of who we are. We are hoping to raise funds to offer our members more speakers and other fun activities.

Color Scheme Challenge!

This challenge should be great fun for our members! Dana chose a color scheme challenge to help members better understand color theory and color placement. Members drew a color and a color scheme to start their challenge. An example of this would be randomly drawing yellow as your color and ‘square’ as your color scheme. That would mean you need to incorporate yellow, red orange, blue green and violet into your quilt. See below for all color scheme examples.

The goal is to make a quilt, a jacket, or any other quilted item using these colors and present it for a chance to win one of three prizes.

We will have a color theory talk at our March meeting, and quilts will be due at our May meeting. If you would like more details, please feel free to reach out to Dana or email us at 

Quilting Bee Hive 1

Christine received these gorgeous wonky blocks made by Hive 1. Nice job ladies!

Yo gave instructions for February’s bee blocks, which will be due in March. We look forward to creating something unique for her! We will be posting instructions on our blog shortly for those who could not attend.

Quilting Bee Hive 2

This is the first month for Hive 2, and Carrye presented her instructions and gave everyone matching fabric to use in the block. Carrye requests 12 ½ inch blocks of your choice. These are sure to be fabulous!

Show and Tell:

Kay shared her new tote made with leather straps.

Becky had the start of a project for the Once Upon a Time Instagram swap. She plans to incorporate this paper pieced block into a tote.

Dana has made more progress on her hand pieced cogs, made with Cotton & Steel fabrics.

Carrye brought a lovely quilted jacket.

Ginny brought a modern wall hanging with buttons in the center of the blocks for added interest.

This is Erin’s third quilt! She created it using the shoofly block.

Heather presented two quilts, one made with her own fabric line from Robert Kaufman! The white and navy quilt is an improv piece using 20 inch blocks.

Allie used Cotton & Steel basics for this adorable quilt.

Jeanine had a lovely story to go with this gorgeous vintage quilt. She found the vintage quilt top online, and later made a more modernized version!
Vintage Version 

Modern Version 

Michelle brought a large orange peel quilt.

Amy showed us her shoofly quilt made with solids.

We were excited to see that Abby chose a lovely blue fabric to bind her quilt. Looks great!

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