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! 

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!