Saturday, January 12, 2013

ScrappyTripAlong Inspiration!

So this past week at our monthly meeting we learned all about the Instagram craze, the Scrappytripalong. Here are some links to keep you inspired and get started on your own!

Original tutorial: Quiltville Scrappy Trips Around the World.














Trip Along Chevrons
I love this idea by Freshly Pieced- Make big HST's with your blocks!



scrappy trip along progress
Alternate layout by Erickajackman


Not much of a "photo shoot" because of the rain. I'm loving the natural light though! #scrappytripalong
Make intentional color and fabric choices like Schnitzel&Boo.



Scrappy trip along
My progress all in blue. (Jessica)



here's the whole top! #scrappytripalong
Heather's beautiful top.


Brenda's helpful math. Remember you can get 8 strips from a fat quarter. 



So have you gotten sucked in yet? I am halfway to 56 blocks, and I'm still not sick of making them yet! Also check out the Flickr group. There are some really helpful and fun discussion threads there, plus all the eye candy of course. 






Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CMQG - OCMQG QuiltCon Pincushion Swap


The Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild is participating in a pincushion swap with the Oklahoma City MQG.  The swap will occur at QuiltCon in February but you don't need to be going to QuiltCon to participate.
Bring your pincushion to the February meeting and give it to Teresa who will bring them to QuiltCon in Austin. 

There are a few ground rules:
All pincushions should have a modern aesthetic
Pincushions should contain nothing breakable

Pincushions should be tagged with the following info:
name
email
blog (if applicable)
guild
filling materials (in case of allergies)
whether or not you are attending QuiltCon (Y/N)

Here is some inspiration:

http://southjerseymqg.blogspot.com/2012/06/pin-cushion-swap.html?m=1

http://pinterest.com/craftytammie/stick-it/

http://pinterest.com/amydame/pincushions/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1018192@N23/pool/

http://southjerseymqg.blogspot.com/2012/06/pin-cushion-swap.html?m=1

Have fun!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 CMQG Officer Elections

Please consider running for office for the 2013 calendar year!

Elections are at the February meeting.

Please email the board if you'd like to nominate yourself or someone else:
cincinnatimodernquiltguild @ gmail . com



ARTICLE IX: DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND MEMBER AT LARGE


Section 1.

The President shall:

a. Preside at all general, special and Executive Board meetings.

b. With the approval of the majority of other Officers, appoint all Standing Committee Chairpersons. Standing Committees include, but are not limited to, Membership, Hospitality, Philanthropy, Education/Programming and Meeting Space/Sew-ins/Retreats

c. Attend, as desired, committee meetings as an ex officio member of the committee.

d. Oversee the Chairpersons of the Standing Committees.

e. Perform other duties as required, as official spokesperson for the Guild.

f. Serve as co-signer with Treasurer on checks issued by the Guild or co-approver with Treasurer for any disbursement made by the Guild.



Section 2.

The Vice-President shall:

a. In the absence of the President, conduct Guild meetings and/or Executive Board meetings.

b. Oversee the review of the Guild By-Laws as necessary.

Section 3.

The Secretary shall:

a. Keep minutes of the general meetings, or arrange for a substitute in his/her absence.

b. Post the minutes of the general meeting on the Guild website.

c. Keep minutes of the Executive Board meeting or arrange for a substitute in her absence.

d. Provide the minutes of the Executive Board meeting to the President.

e. Maintain a record of all minutes for the term of office.



Section 4.

The Treasurer shall:

a. Receive and hold all Guild monies.

b. Maintain bookkeeping records of all funds.

c. Disburse funds as authorized.

d. Serve as co-signer with President on checks of the Guild or co-approver with the President for any disbursement made by the Guild.

e. Make a financial statement available for the members on an annual basis.

f. Provide a quarterly financial statement to the Executive Board.



Section 5.

The Member at Large shall:

a. Serve in an advisory role on the Executive Board.

b. Perform such other duties as requested by the President.