Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Iron Quilter Challenge


We were impressed, wowed and awe-struck by the Iron Quilter Challenge submissions! We had a wonderful turnout and appreciate everyone who participated in this process.

We hope that you feel comfortable and knowledgeable about color theory and technique, and learned to work outside of your comfort zone for this challenge.

Check out the photos below along with the names of the makers! Winners of the challenge are listed after the photos, however I invite you to pick your winners! What do you feel is the best use of the color wheel? Which project would you like to steal?

Erin made this adorable Flower Pinwheel quilt! What a lovely addition to your spring and summer décor.

Carrye used a very creative technique to create her challenge project. She created a reusable bag using a photo fused to the bag. This was a great way to make something useful but also challenge her creativity.

Allie made this sweet mini using modern fabrics. How adorable!

Amy made this sweet snail quilt! Simple and sweet!

Christy made this comfy purple pillow. The pillow case showed great instincts with design and color placement, and the pillow was so comfy and soft!

Yo made this gorgeous mini giving South Western vibes!

Christine went outside of her comfort zone to create this bag. She shopped Fabric Shack for just the right fabrics!

Dorothy used paper piecing to create this quilt for granddaughter Olivia. It took 3 hours to rip papers!

Carol made an awesome “Fab Pholio” to make transporting projects and blocks easier. It is her own design and used a gorgeous color palette.

Can you believe this is Natalie’s 1 st quilt? Her use of color, simple but aesthetically pleasing design and quilting made this quilt stand out.


·       The Random Winner Drawing went to Yo!

·       Best Use of the Color Wheel went to Amy!

·       Project I’d most like to Steal went to Christy!

Thank you once again to all that participated.

Monday, June 26, 2017

June 2017 Meeting

June 14, 2017 
The Barn in Mariemont
President Abby Graham presiding

Summer is upon us, and you know what that means! Bright colors, yummy fabrics and loads of inspiration to spark your creativity! We had loads of inspiration at our June meeting with the debut of the Iron Quilter Challenge projects, a fun thread swap and of course gorgeous show and tell projects!

Guild News

After many requests, we have decided to host a garment class to make the “Marianne Dress” pattern by Christine Haynes. We will learn to make this dress using knits, and you will have the option to make a full sleeve, half sleeve or ¾ length sleeve. What a versatile pattern!

We may plan to have a “Knits 101” class to learn more about working with knits to prepare for this class. Sign-ups for the Marianne Dress class will be next month at the July meeting. We will cap this class at 20, so be sure to reserve your spot!

We also plan to have Tracy Sews teach a Woven Dress class in January 2018. More details to come!

Quilt Con Charity Quilt Update

The Quilt Con Charity Quilt theme for next year’s event is Modern Traditionalism. We ask for volunteers as well as a chair person to head this project up. We will need help sewing the quilt top, quilting, pattern design and binding. If you have interest in participating, please feel free to contact Abby or another guild officer.

CMQG Swaps- June & July

Everyone had a great time swapping their favorite threads at the June meeting!

Let’s see if we can have an even better turnout for the July swap! We will be holding a notions swap. Bring one of your favorite quilting notions ($9-$15) in a concealed bag for a chance to discover something innovative and new! This is a great opportunity to try a new product and possibly learn new techniques.

Charity Update

The pillow cases for the Children’s Home in Northern Kentucky have been delivered! Thank you to all who participated. Giving back to the kids, and giving them fun pillow cases is worth every stitch.

We will also be donating the 2017 Quilt Con charity quilt in Brooke’s name. We hope that this quilt raises generous funds for the Children’s Home.

Erin has very graciously decided to donate her bee blocks to the HART animal rescue charity. This will be our next charity project. You can see details below. 

Hives 1 & 2

Both Hives 1 & 2 are welcome to participate on these bee blocks as Erin’s bee blocks will be for charity. Erin is requesting these adorable dog blocks for a donation quilt for HART. She made the following requests for a cohesive quilt.

1)       Use solid white for the background and eyes
2)       Use solid black for eyes
3)       Use solid light pink for ears
4)       Use a low volume print or bright color for the dog face

Please let Erin know if you have any questions! We would love to see lots of participation on this project.

Check out the paper pieced blocks Hive 1 completed for Carol!

Amy will have fun putting this HST quilt together, sew modern!

Show and Tell

Christy brought a loveable Violet Craft Giraffe quilt that she will be gifting for a graduation

Dorothy wowed us by completing her bee block quilt! What a gorgeous, happy quilt!

Dorothy also brought a lovely traditional quilt meant to be a gift to her granddaughter in hopes of becoming a legacy quilt.

Priscilla brought her daughter in law’s quilt made with comfy minky!

Carrye showed us a donation quilt for the neo natal unit at Good Samaritan. What a wonderful cause to sew for.

Members were wowed by Joel’s modern UFO quilt. Can you believe this is his first quilt?

Mary brought a sweet Hootie Pie Owl along with a  strip quilt.

Kathy brought back her completed BOM with fantastic funky quilting.


Iron Quilter Challenge details and photos to come on our next blog! Be sure to revisit the blog tomorrow for project photos, Iron Quilter Winners and inspiration to step outside of your comfort zone! We hope that everyone who participated and voted on these projects had a great time. 

We hope to see you at our next meeting, July 12, 2017. Bring your favorite notions for our swap, and of course show and tell!