Thursday, April 19, 2018

July Sew In

Our next Sew in will be July 28 1:30-6pm at Whetstone Library. Everyone is welcome to come even if they cant make our regular meeting. This is an open sew in so bring any project you would like to work on. Machine or hand sewing/knitting

Things to Bring
-you sewing machine
-anything you need for your project
-a snack to share
-something to drink (no red drinks)
-extension cords
- We will be using the tables and chair at the library but you are more then welcome to bring extra    tables or chairs.
- items we will have people to sign up to bring- irons, ironing boards, & cutting mat

Song Title Challenge

Make a mini quilt, pillow or a sewn item that represents a song title. Bring it to the June 28 meeting were the members will vote which one represents the song the best. There is no sign ups for this challenge.

Example: Its 5 O'clock Somewhere- you could make a mini quilt with a drink on it and a parrot on it

2018 UFO Challenge

UFO Challenge 2018
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 May 24 2018 (our May Meeting)
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.

May Bee Block

Name: Cynthia H.
Block Design Name: Drunkards Path
I like how she registers the middle by folding the quarter circle and the background to make sure the fabrics are centered. Please check your email for a PDF of the pattern!
Color Selection
Pick a main color that you'll use for the (4) squares: Pink (up to Blush) or Red (up to Maroon) or Orange (up to Yellowish Gold). Within the color-way you chose... For each of the (8) squares , please use fabrics saturated with mostly shades of that color- High Chroma. (So no multi-color fabric nor fabric with white background) Choose a different fabric for each of the (8) quarter circles. Going for scrappy within the color-way. Please use Kona White for the background.
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Get inspired from these: Allison Glass- sunprint, igsignia ; Anna Maria Horner- color on color plaids/homespuns, crosshatch , sealing wax, daiquiri solid pallet from Anna Maria's website is good for inspiration; cotton and steel- blenders such as: Dottie Tangerine ... Add It Up Lip Gloss... Poolside Shaken Pink ....Rifle Paper Co. Wonderland Metallic Follow ... Macrame Owl Bead There Tomato ... Kujira & Star Trajectory Star... ; Tula Pink- color on color blenders; Art Gallery Fabrics- Prisma Elements Rad Rhodonite , Pastel Thrift Bibliomania ; Cloud 9- Organic Brush Strokes Trellis Coral , Organic Gather Sunshower Orange ; Alexander Henry- Once Upon A Time Heath Yellow/Red, Hot Pink and Old Rose; Amy Butler- Splendor Mighty Corners Cherry
Please make (4) 7 inch-ish drunkard path squares -- but don't sew them together into a block or trim them down. I will trim them down to 6 1/2" and play with them to either do a sampler or some other trad-modern arrangement.
Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.
Please email me at if you have any questions. THANKS!!!!

Friday, March 23, 2018

April Block Raffle

Quilt Block: Pick any star block that is 12.5 inches

Colors: pick from modern fabric that are teal, navy, white, low volume

-you will get a raffle ticket for every block you bring
-Must use quilt store quality fabric
-Be a paid member (you can pay at the April meeting)
-bring block to the April 19 meeting

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Swap #1- Bags

You'll be paired with another participating Columbus Modern Quilters member and have until the May 24 meeting to make a bag just for them. You can make any type of bag, please make what your swap partner suggests or something very similar. 

To participate, complete THIS FORM and you will be emailed your partner's information on April 1st. You must be a dues-paying member to participate. you can pay at the next meeting and still sign up. Partnerships are SECRET so you won't know who is making for you. You must be at the swap reveal meeting to exchange your item. If you are unable to attend, your item must be sent with someone else, dropped off, or mailed it to Leigh M to bring to the meeting. Please message Leigh if you are unable to attend.

Per the Swap Rules, you will not receive the item made for you until the item you made is received. Remember to use quilt shop quality fabric and do your best work. Make something you’d be proud to receive/use, taking into consideration your partner’s likes/dislikes (we'll give you their Instagram and/or Pinterest information.
Part of the fun of participating in secret swaps is posting preview photos and trying to guess who your partner is.  We encourage you to be active in the FB group and/or IG and share photos of your items as you’re making them. Please use the hashtag #cbusmqswap when you share your photos.
Important Dates:
March 30- Last day to sign up for Swap
April 1- Last Day to post at least one collage/picture on Instagram or making a board on Pinterest
April 2- You will receive an email with your swap partners information
May 24- Bring your finished bag to the meeting


April Bee Block- Kim

Name: Kim H
Color Selection:
Please list colors you would like your worker bees to use
Very low volume for the neutral. Fussy cut square and HSTs should be bright, happy colors. No black,brown or grey as the dominant color. Nothing “muddy” or dull.
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
 Alison Glass, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink, Bonnie and Camille, Denyse Schmidt, Jennifer Paganelli. Anything happy and fun!
 For the center of each block choose a fussy cut print. For the HSTs, pick two colors from the fussy cut. Please stick to one color per side, although your HSTs can be made scrappy with a mix of different prints. See the Directions in the blog post. The block should be 12.5” unfinished
Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.