I like them both. Number 1 is my choice. For some reason, it makes me think of the Union Terminal which certainly is a symbol for Cincinnati.
I like the second one. bold, graphic. Plus the lettering can be the logo in itself.
I like both, but the 2nd one is my fave. The first one reminds me too much of the UC DAAP building which I spent tooooooo much time in.
I too like #1. I really like the font and love the colors - more like the colors I'd choose to use in a quilt rather than the 2nd, more primary palette.