Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2015 Activities Survey

UPDATE: Please complete the survey by Sunday evening, 10/26. Thanks for your participation!


We are interested in your feedback regarding activities for next year! Please complete the following short survey to let us know what kind of activities you'd like to see in 2015. Please note that you won't be obligated to sign up for activities based on your survey answers, however, we would appreciate you answering yes only if you really think you can commit to the activity (for example, sign up for a bee). Thanks for your time, we look forward to creating even more fun activities for the group in the coming months!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TT3CWMY

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Bee Block for Stacey

Block Design:  Snail Trail Block (12.5" unfinished).  This classic block has been on my 'quilt to do list' for a couple of years.  A great tutorial for the block can be found here:
 
 
Colors: 
Black and white!  I have wanted to make a 2 color quilt for a while now.  It can be solids, black and white prints, text, scrappy, etc. as long as one side 'reads' black and the other side 'reads' white.  
 
Thanks!  I am looking forward to seeing everyone's blocks! 

CMQG Holiday Sew In Sign Up

Update! We've reached capacity for sewing machine space in the main room. 

You can still sign up to attend, but you should not count on having a sewing machine table space in the main room. You can definitely bring a hand-sewing project, hand-binding, basting, cutting, etc. type of project. We may have last minute cancellations that free up sewing table space, but we can't guarantee sewing machine space at this point. However, there is a lot of space for cutting, basting, quilt layout, design walls etc. so think creatively!

We'll finalize any last details at the October meeting (on Monday, October 27th!), but in the meantime, mark your calendars,
and register here if you can go!

When:
Saturday November 22 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:

Franklin Imaging 500 Schrock RD Columbus, OH 43229

Please sign up by Nov. 1st so we can finalize details! First come first serve - there may not be room for everyone so sign up today!

What to bring:
  • Sewing Machine (with plug) 
  • Sewing projects
  • Extension cord, and power strip (label all your stuff) 
  • Sewing supplies and projects 
  • Demo materials if you are providing a demo 
  • Sweater for comfort—perhaps a pillow for chair 
  • A snack to share—maybe your favorite holiday cookie?
Questions? Email Columbus.Modern.Quilt@gmail.com

To register - go to this link or go to the sign up page on the blog.

Monday, October 6, 2014

November Block Raffle Instructions



We got our idea for the November block raffle from the Madison Modern Quilt Guild which is where the photo above and instructions are from.


Here's how the block raffle works: You can bring 1-2 blocks to the November meeting. Each block gets you one entry into the lottery. If your name is pulled, you win all the blocks! Usually it is enough to make an entire lap-size quilt. 

This month use a gray background - solid or a "reads as solid" print and pick ONE color for the "O" part of the block.  It can be scrappy, but should read as one color, similar to how the block above more or less reads as purple. 

Please note: The pattern calls for using eight (8) 4.25" background squares with eight (8) 4.25" color squares. The method used for making the half square triangles results in 16 HST units. Only eight are needed per block. You could either use a different method for getting single half square triangle units or you could cut out another eight 3.5" purple squares and use the extra half square triangles to make an additional block!

October Bee Block! Stacey's Month

For the October meeting - reminder it is on MONDAY October 27th, if you are participating in the Bee, please bring Stacey's bee block - instructions below! 

For the October meeting, you are also welcome to bring extra fabric for some fabric games we are playing -  the list of games we are playing is here, and folks can look on the facebook group to see what snacks they signed up for. 

October Bee Block Design: 
Snail Trail Block (12.5" unfinished). This classic block has been on my 'quilt to do list' for a couple of years. A great tutorial for the block can be found here:
http://theelvengarden.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/snail-trail-block-tutorial.html

Colors: Black and white! I have wanted to make a 2 color quilt for a while now. It can be solids, black and white prints, text, scrappy, etc as long as one side 'reads' black and the other side 'reads' white.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Meeting Minutes 9/25/14

Present: ann, Melissa, Vicki, Cynthia, Cristina, Allison, Leigh, Andrea, janna, Dana, heather, Kathy, Amy, Ellen, Joanna

Ann announced the leadership positions so far and that we still need a leader. She said an email will be sent to set up a meeting time. Volunteers right now: Andrea, Leigh, Joanna x 2, Karen

Kathy talked about the swap she did on her blog and showed us pics

October meetings fabric games: 
1.Fat quarter raffle - bring 1-2 fat quarters to play
2. Strip poker - bring as many 2.5 inch jelly roll strips as you like to play!
3. Bring one yard to use for musical chairs- either Stripes or dots

Block Raffle for November -
ideas: basic 9 patch that is 12 inch block (scrappy), Ohio star, o mad mod

Decided on a mad mod block. Gray background and any other color (one).  It can be scrappy but haven't read as one color. Ie teal

Dana demonstrated part 2 of her Binding tutorial and flanges. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Help Plan Our Fall Sew-in!


Folks over at the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild Facebook group (come join us there if you haven't yet!) have decided we would like to host a one day sewing retreat this fall so we can get a head start on our holiday sewing - while eating great food and enjoying even better company!

Above is a picture Kathy took at last year's sew-in - somehow Kathy managed to get a picture of everyone working hard and no one pausing to chat!

We'd love if you were able to come, so please fill out this survey by Saturday, October 4th with days you are available to come sew with us! We'll announce a date hopefully next week!

There are a few leads on locations, but if you have any suggestions, please let us know! Email Columbus.Modern.Quilt@gmail.com if you want to help plan our second annual CMQG Sew-in!

If you aren't familiar with the idea of a Sew In - check out Kathy's great write up of our awesome event last year!!

Don't forget to fill out the survey to help us choose the date!  UPDATE: We closed the poll and chose November 22nd. Sign up here for the sew-in.