Thursday, June 22, 2017

June Meeting Agenda

6:30-8:30 Whetstone Library Meeting Room


Yellow/Orange F8 Fabric Color Swap 
Color Reveal Challenge
Bee Blocks
Curve Improv Demo
Show and Tell

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Bee Block

Name : Cassandra B

Which Hive? 12 month December
Block Design: Improv Circles
Name Link to block tutorial
I would like you to create a circle or implied circle of any type as long as it reads sort of circular when you are finished.  Improv is encouraged!
Color selection
Please use low volume fabric(s) for the background.  The "circle" should be a single bright color of your choice, but you can include as many fabrics as you would like. For instance, if you choose to make a blue circle, you can use as many blue fabrics as you would like, as long as they are all blue.  Please avoid large amounts of brown, black or grey.  (Small amounts in a print are ok)
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Any modern fabric or color wall fabrics would work for this block.  Try to avoid prints with a large number of competing colors.  Most Carolyn Friedlander, Alison Glass, and Cotton and Steel Basics fit into this category, but I hope you will use what you have in your scrap bin and stash.
Will you be providing fabric?
Create a block of your choice that has a circle-like motif.  Try to make your blocks finish at 10" or larger.  Hint:  If you are using curves, bigger is easier!  Improv blocks are ideal, but you can also use a traditional block.  Try to not use a commercial pattern- I am planning to make this for a group quilt show entry, and I don't want to have to track down permission from numerous sources.  Your "circle" can have curves or be constructed with all straight seams.  Choose a bright, dominant color for the main circle and low volume prints for the background.  I created a Pinterest board with various types of circle blocks, but I hope you will do what inspires you most!
Directions Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.

Monday, May 22, 2017

May Meeting Reminder

Do you believe the May meeting is already here?

The next meeting will be held Thursday May 25th, 6:30-8:30 at Whetstone Library.

Things to bring:

Name Badge
Bee Blocks for May's Queen Bee Darci
Zipper Pouch for the swap
UFOs for the UFO Challenge
Fabric for the metallics F8 Swap
Items for Show & Tell
Items to sell at the garage sale.
Get ready for quilty Olympics!!!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

UFO Challenge 2017

It's that time again. Sign up for the UFO Challenge! UFO (unfinished object) is a project you have already started and have yet to finish. It's probably been sitting in the back of your mind, taunting you, for months or even years. Well no more! You're taking that sucker the last stitch! 😄

Unfinished means any degree of incomplete. You could have bought a pattern, fabric, started piecing/cutting or even be half way done with the quilt. You can enter up to 5 quilts.

Prizes, you ask? Oh yes, there will be prizes. We'll do drawings at the August and November check ins among those who have brought completed projects.

And don't forget about our July Sew-In. What a great time to work on that UFO and be encouraged by your fellow members.
1. Sign up by June 5, 2017
2. For Members only, so pay those dues!
3. Bring your UFO to the May Meeting, if you are not able to make the May meeting please post to our Facebook page, or post on Instagram and tag cbusmodernquilters #cbusmqchallenge
4. Bring your finished UFO to the August or November meeting to be entered for a prize.
Please Sign up HERE.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

May Bee Block

Name : Darci

Which Hive? 12 month December

Block Design: #holidaypatchworkforest

Name Link to block tutorial
Color selection
Fabric will be provided

Will you be providing fabric?
Using the tutorial and the fabric I have provided, you will make 2 blocks in reverse colors.  Cut a 2 inch strip from the bottom of the 2 main fabrics.  This will go on either side of the trunk.  The trees will all be wonky (some tall and skinny, some short and fat, others leaning to one side or the other).  You can trim up the blocks a bit, but I'll cut them to size once they all come back and I can see what sizes they turned out to be.
Directions Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.

Solids/Color of the Year Challenge

Image result for kona pink flamingo

We all love prints, but have you ever made a project using nothing but solid fabrics? That's what we're challenging you to do with the CMQ Solids Challenge.

But that's not all. Have you seen Kona's Color of the Year, Pink Flamingo? If we give you some of this fabric can you figure out how to incorporate it into a project? That's the idea behind the Color of the Year Challenge.

That's right - there are two challenges here and a prize for each category. Choose to participate in one or knock out both challenges by making a project using only solid colors including Pink Flamingo.

Here are the details:

Solids Challenge: Make a project using ONLY solid-colored fabrics - and that's fabrics plural, so it has to be more than one! And solids means solids, so no low volume, no grunge, no shot cotton, like the Moccasin Sampler from Gen X Quilters above.. You can make anything you like - a mini quilt, a fabric basket, a bag, so long as piecing or applique is involved. You'll be judged by your peers, who will choose their favorite final product.
As a side note, Moda's Bella Solids Challenge is still going on. If you're working on that contest, feel free to use your project for our challenge as well.

Color of the Year Challenge: Use Kona Pink Flamingo in your project. It's that simple. We just want you to make any pieced/appliqued project you desire but incorporate this color in any quantity you choose. If you attended the April meeting, you went home with some of this fabric. Again, it cannot be the ONLY color in your project and piecing or applique must be involved. Make a mini quilt, fabric basket, bag, garment with piecing, whatever makes you happy! The group will vote on their favorite use of the color.

Ready to sign up? Click Here to register. Projects are due at the June meeting. Also, click here for the CMQ Challenge Rules. You must be a dues-paying member to participate, so make sure you're paid up!

Questions? Email Rachel at

Friday, April 14, 2017

March Meeting Recap

Columbus Modern Quilters
Monthly Meeting

Thursday March 23rd, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30 pm

Ice Breaker
What colors do you sew with the most?

New Years Resolution Challenge
The New Years Resolution Challenge has officially closed. More information about the challenge can be found here. The prizes are two FQ bundle prizes that have been graciously donated by Dabble & Stitch so be sure to enter!

Zipper Demo
Rachel demonstrated different zipper installation techniques. Which leads us to a zippered pouch swap! This will be a secret swap so you will not know who you will be receiving from until the reveal at the May meeting. You will only be able to receive your swap pouch if you have your pouch for your partner. Be sure to post a mosaic on Instagram and use #cbusmqswap. More information can be found here.

Annual Dues
Be sure to get your dues of $10 to Jennie H. You have a chance to win a March Cotton+Steel Stash Builder Box at the April meeting! You must be present at the April Meeting to be entered into the drawing.

Bee Blocks
The queen bee for March was Donna. She chose a paper pieced string star. Can’t wait to see then all together.

The queen bee for April is Cynthia. Cynthia chose a wonky economy block. Details for the block can be found here.

Block Raffle
For the block raffle this month we made the Scrappy Majestic Mountain Block from Bonnie Hunter. The modern spin on this block looks fantastic. Congrats to Ellen for being our lucky winner.

Beads of Courage
Thanks to Ellen and Chris for donating their bags to our charity initiative for 2017 benefiting Beads of Courage. We’ve already donated 50 bags to Nationwide Children’s Hospital with more to be donated soon. More information about our charity initiatives can be found here.

Fabric Swap
For March we swapped the Patone color of the year Greenery. So much pretty fabric!

Announcements and Upcoming Events

April 27th 2017 – April Meeting at Northern Lights Library 6:30PM-8:30PM
May - Fabric Shack Shop Hop
June - Summer Sew in / No Meeting for June