Showing posts with label show and tell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label show and tell. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2017

November Meeting 2016

November 9 ,2016
The Barn in Mariemont
Co-Presidents Janine Keaton and Ellen Berninger presiding

Welcome Allie Adams to the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild! The November meeting was the first she has attended.

Ice Breaker: What 'quilty' items are you excited to give or get this holiday season?
The holidays are just around the corner and our members are excited to give and receive! We are excited to receive:
     - An AccuCut system to simply their cutting process and to help save/utilize scraps
     - Gift certificates
     - Surprise quilty items from family members
 Answers we received for things we’re excited to gift included: 
      -Baby quilts
      -A quilt for Kay’s nephew
      -Zipper pouches for family and friends
      -UFO t-shirt quilt for a firefighter husband!

Janine passed around the Holiday Party food/drink sign-up sheet. The holiday party will happen on Wednesday December 14, 2016. Be there or be square! Please feel free to bring show and tell items as well. You can find the sign-up on the facebook page if you would like to contribute. Food items can include any of the following:
o   Drinks
o   Salads/Veggies
o   Snacks
o   Desserts
o   Main Dish/Casserole
o   Soups
Please bring your zipper pouches for our zipper pouch swap to the December meeting!

Election Time! We voted on the 2017 CMQG officers at our November meeting. The ladies on the ballot are as follows:
1.       President – Abby Graham
2.       Vice President- Amy Thonnerieux
3.       Treasurer – Ellen McKee
4.       Secretary – Natalie Crabtree
5.       Member at Large- Carol Calkins
6.       Education – Dana Kuhnline
Members also had the option to write in a candidate on the ballot. 

Show and Tell:

Show and Tell items included some festive and fun Halloween pillows. 

Christine presented her pinwheel medallion quilt.

Kay showed us her scrappy exploding star block quilt. No fabric was used twice in this quilt! 468 different fabrics!

Natalie shared her gypsy wife quilt and paper pieced ugly Christmas sweaters.

 Janine shared her lovely improv quilt made from a wide variety of fabrics that were given to her! What creativity!

Please note that the December sew-in has been cancelled.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July meeting: wonky quilt blocks, strip twist demo, and homemade pretzels from scratch!

The Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild held it's July meeting on the evening of the 14th. We met again at the home of one of our awesome members, Sue, who is such a gracious host. Her husband even made us homemade soft pretzels--from scratch--which were to die for. We're a pretty lucky group of quilters here in the Queen City.

Kelly again did a great job of organizing our block swap this month. Our theme was wonky quit blocks, using blues and aquas, with a punch of color in the center. We used Quilt Dad's tutorial, which is seriously the best out there, in my humble opinion. It was the first time for some of our members to make blocks in that style, and everyone's blocks turned out so well. There was such an interesting range of designs, even though all the blocks were made with the same parameters.

Andie demonstrated the Strip Twist pattern, complete with the blessing of Bonnie from Quiltville. I think we were all amazed at how quickly the blocks came together, and how they looked much more complicated than they actually were. Andie's choice of fabrics were gorgeous, as well.

A portion of our meeting was also devoted to show and tell, as it is every month. Kelly showed us a beautiful quilt top that she completed while she was a touring stage manager. Can you imagine sewing this in a hotel room?

I shared a quilt top that I just made. One of these days it will be finished!

Gillian also shared two adorable baby quilts. I wish I would have gotten pictures of those!

Our next meeting will be on August 11th at 7:00 pm, again at Sue's house. We hope you can all come! Amy will be demonstrating her pattern for scrappy place mats. We're also going to be participating in either another block swap, or perhaps a modern potholder swap. More details to come, but in the meantime feel free to RSVP to if you will be there!