Friday, June 17, 2011

Spoonflower Swap for July

Our swap for July is a Spoonflower swap. Spoonflower offers customs fabric designs - you can design and upload your own print or select one from the site.
Participants will order a yard of their favorite Spoonflower fabric, cut 6" charm squares and swap them for other prints at our July meeting.  Because of the nature of this swap, you will need to sign-up by Wednesday, June 22nd.  To do so, simply leave a comment on this post with your name and the name/artist of the print you are ordering.  Please peruse these comments to ensure that we don't end up with duplicate fabrics.  Due to the production time at Spoonflower, order your fabric by Friday, June 24th.
After sign-ups have closed, we will let participants know how many charms to cut.  You will probably have some yardage leftover for your own use.   
Questions?  Shoot us an email at cincinnatimodernquiltguild@gmail.com.  
Happy Shopping, Amy T.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Not as late as April - May Meeting Notes

Here are the minutes from our May meeting, not as late as April's but not timely either.  I'm working on it - I promise (see below)!  Amy T.

Things to Remember:
  • Our June meeting date is Thursday the 16th from 7-9.  
  • Project Modern Challenge 3 is due June 30th.  The inspiration word is: organic.
  • The NEA Quilt Guild is hosting a quilt drive to benefit those affected by the devastating tornadoes in their area.  Visit http://neamodernquiltguild.weebly.com/quilts-for-alabama.html if you would like to help.
  • The Original Creative Festival Sew, Quilt and Embroidery Expo will be held at the Sharonville Convention Center June 23-25.  Admission is charged for this event.  Details will be on our Facebook page.
  • June's swap is a pincushion swap - no sign ups needed.  Bring one to get one.
Book Reviews
Check our flickr page to see the beautiful pillows that were swapped as well as show and tell for the month!

And now, my pledge to you Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild members: I vow to learn how upload photos to the blog for June and to post these notes in the same month the meeting occurred.  Lofty goals, I know, but with straight pins and a 1/4 inch seam allowance on my side, I will succeed!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's about time - April Meeting Notes

So, in April, I was appointed the new secretary and have promptly taken far too long to post these meeting minutes.  My apologies, and I will try to be more timely in the future! - Amy T.

On to the notes...

The Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild has a flickr page in which members can upload pictures of their current projects.  Check it out!   

Many thanks to Kelly B. for her service as Secretary for the past year.  She has served us well, and I will try to follow in her footsteps, providing you with witty blog posts.  We'll see how it goes....

The by-laws were discussed by the group, and changes were made.  The final copy, with these changes, has been mailed to members. 

Thanks to Holly and Lynn for putting together a member directory, a PDF was mailed to members.  Please email cincinnatimodernquiltguild@gmail.com if didn't receive the email.  As a reminder, this information is for personal, non-commerical use only. 

We are hoping to print some high quality flyers to hang around town: in quilt shops, coffee shops, etc. to advertise our guild.  Holly has agreed to help with the design, and, if members would like, they may make a donation to our printing fund at our monthly meeting.  

Get on your thinking caps:  The Special Events Coordinator for the Cincinnati Quilt Festival has asked local guilds to come up with proposals for special projects for next year's event.  We will discuss ideas at a future meeting.

Project Modern Challenge 3 is due June 30th.  The inspiration word is organic, and the judge is Pokey Bolton.

Mark your calendars:  Due to scheduling conflicts at the barn, the June meeting is Thursday the 16th.

Thanks to Victoria, we had a chance to play with our swap fabrics and test them on different solids.  It was amazing to see how these colors changed the look of the fabric.  Since, I don't know how to add photos to blog posts yet, check out our flickr page to see the pictures as well as what folks brought for Show and Tell.