Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Meeting 2014

October 8, 2014
Centennial Barn


Mini Maker Faire: This event went very well with a lot of people stopping by to learn more about the guild. We also got a few new Facebook followers as a result of the event.

National Guild Renewal: The annual renewal for the national Modern Quilt Guild is coming up, so we've cleaned up the e-mail list to reflect paid members only. If you have not received an e-mail regarding the October or November meetings, we do not have you listed as a paid guild member. See Michelle or Christy for more information.

Charity Quilts: So far, the guild has completed eight quilt tops for charity. The guild will be purchasing solid fabric for backs. We have volunteers to quilt some of the tops, including Harriet, Leslie, Christine, and Michelle. All the quilts we have complete by the November meeting will be donated to the Veterans Hospital of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Any quilts finished after the November meeting will be donated to our next charity.

The total number of quilts donated for Project Linus from the Michael Miller fabric challenge was 15! Yay, guild!

November meeting: Lots going on at our next meeting. Here's the rundown:
Traveling quilts: This is the last round for the traveling quilts. Be sure to bring the blocks you have to the November meeting.
Participation prize: We'll be drawing for the next participation prize at the November meeting. Remember, you get participation tickets for attending sew-ins, signing up and bringing snacks, and showing projects at show-and-tell.
Traveling quilts 2: Sign up for the next round of traveling quilts at the November meeting. The next round will begin at the January meeting.
Holiday swap: Sign up at the November meeting for the Annual Holiday Swap. For this swap, you will sign up at the meeting, and at the end of the meeting, you will receive the name of the person for whom you are to bring a handmade gift. All gifts will be swapped at the December meeting.
December potluck: We'll have a potluck dinner at the December guild meeting. Sign-ups for food will take place at the November meeting.

Show and Tell

Amy made this baby quilt for a friend using her favorite backing fabric ever.
Amy's finished swap quilt (she received all the pieced blocks in various swaps).

Caroline's first modern-inspired quilt.
Carrie's finished Charley Harper Swoon quilt.
Carrie made this crazy quilt block for her contemporary quilt group.
Carrie made this T-shirt quilt for her grandson using the quilt-as-you-go technique.
Cass' Charley Harper shirt.
Cass made this quilt from a patten and ombre fabrics she bought at a One Stop Shop Hop.

Christine's improv Churn Dash piece.
Christine's string quilt made from a pattern in the book String Quilt Revival.
Janine's quilted bag.
The bag Kathy made at the OH Craft sew-in. She quilted it with organic lines.
String quilt Michelle made for her daughter using mostly scraps and fabrics Michelle was tired of.
Pam is making blocks for a black and white Swoon quilt.
Sandy started this quilt with the idea it would be all circles, but after joining the CMQG she decided to mix it up.
Sandy was inspired by the new Lucky Spool book to try straight-line quilting with a walking foot, and she loved it!
Sandy was inspired to make this paper-pieced wall hanging after the education session at August's meeting.

Sandy made this postage-stamp-inspired quilt to get rid of her fabric scraps. Harriet did the circular quilting.
Teresa's finished Michael Miller challenge quilt.

Hexie Challenge

After the education program on hexie's at September's meeting, guild members were given the challenge to make a hexie project to show in October.

Annie made these hexie blocks to cover some stains in a fabric she's using to make a charity quilt.

Carrie has been working on these mini hexies (1/2-inch each) using Liberty fabrics.

Harriet made a hexie nametag.

As did Kathy, who is thankful her name is shorter than Harriet's.

Ruth made a hexie bracelet.

Sandy brought this hexie quilt that she made while working nights at a hospital. Harriet did the quilting.


This month Brooke, our education chairperson, made a quilt-bag Bingo game for us to play. All the terms were things you would find in a quilter's project bag.
Brooke as Bingo caller.

Bingo shenanigans.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Traveling Quilts: Round 4

At the September Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild meeting, members participating in the traveling quilt challenge showed off their latest blocks or sections.

Amy made this cute whale for Christy's quilt.

Carole made this pretty block.

Christine made the block in the upper right for Ellen's quilt.

Christy made this block for Kathy's quilt.

Gillian's low-volume quilt is looking good.

Gillian made this section for Kayla's quilt.

Kathy made these blocks for Janine's quilt.

Kay made the star on the right for Kim's quilt.

Kayla made this block for Brooke's pirate quilt.

Michelle added to this collection of sections.

Christine added more bits for Teresa's quilt.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September Meeting 2014

September 8, 2014
Centennial Barn


Quilt Show: Karen from the Centennial Barn invited our guild to present our quilts as part of a quilt show in February 2015. Discussion about possible "themed" quilts to be made as a guild and presented (ex, flying geese, modern take on traditional block, solids challenge).

Member Cards: Member cards have arrived from the national Modern Quilt Guild. Pick yours up at the next meeting or contact Michelle with questions.

Upcoming Sew-Ins
: Mark your calendars for these sew-ins. Bring a project of your own or help create a charity quilt top.
October 18, Anderson Library
November 15, Wyoming Library

Charity: Ellen shared the charity quilts that were completed at the August sew-in by our members. The quilts will be given to the VA (Veterans Association). Donated solids and prints from Robert Kaufman Fabrics were used. Members who participated: Christine, Ellen, Jill, Kayla, Amy, Kathy G., Annie, Lynn, Andie, Janice, Lesley, Carolyn, Carol, Teresa, and Sister Ann. Six quilt tops were completed and multiple quilt "kits" were cut and created for easy assembly next time.

Ten yards of solid fabric have been donated for charity purposes, and we are going to be purchasing batting through retail stores at discount/clearance pricing or possible purchase of "seconds" from Hobbs Batting for deep discount.

Members are encouraged to bring quilt tops to donate (full-sized quilts to be used on hospital bed; no lap sized needed), fabric to be used to create "kits," or donation of long arm services to finish quilts.

Here are the charity quilt tops we finished.

Sister Ann put together this quilt with pretty fabric squares.

This quilt is made from the Road to Tennessee block and fabrics donated by Robert Kaufman.

Janice and Leslie put together this Rail Fence quilt.

Sister Ann made this quilt top from blocks and fabrics donated by a guild member.

Annie and Kathy put together this Rail Fence block that uses Robert Kaufman fabrics.

Show and Tell 

Ruth's poker card quilt.

Carole's scavenger hunt piece.

Sister Ann hand quilted this beauty.

Kay's Ohio Star quilt.

Sisters Annie and Abby worked on this quilt together.

Kathy made this jelly roll quilt, which was quilted by Janine.
Janice made this matchstick quilt.
Karen made this lovely circle quilt for a friend.


Paper Piecing: Last month's paper-piecing demonstration inspired these members to show off their paper-piecing skills.
Robin, Carol, Annie

Cass, Sister Ann, Harriet, Janice, Kathy, Abby

Making Hexies by Wendy Planicka
Wendy shared multiple projects she has created using hexagons shapes. She demonstrated her "hexie’s by hand" method and then led everyone in a hands-on lesson creating our own hexies with a paper template and 3-inch squares. She has a variety of hexie sizes that can be downloaded from her website for everyone to use. Great demonstration!


The next meeting is Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Swap/ Challenge for October
Create a name tag or take the Education challenge and create a handmade item using hexagons. See for ideas and tutorials.