Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Looking for Ann?

Hi all-

Ann M., who volunteered to lead the Left-Center-Right game at the Oct meeting.....please email me!  I couldn't figure out your email address from our list of subscribers.

Thanks!  AnneMarie


Monday, September 12, 2011

Meeting Reminder: Thursday, September 15, 2011

The next CMQG meeting is THURSDAY, SEP 15 from 7-9pm at Quilt Trends. Beth and Cristin are doing a demo on the Accuquilt GO! Baby fabric cutter.  They will be letting the rest of us try it out!  Bring some fabric scraps with you if you'd like to play a bit.

What to bring:

1. Habitat Challenge Finishes
2.  Scraps for the GO! Baby demo
3.  Show and Tell item
4.  $10 cash to purchase a seat at the Maria Elkins talk in Dec.

We will also discuss plans for our big CMQG 1st Anniversary Bash (Oct. meeting) and setting up committees/volunteers for the guild's second year.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Japan Relief Charity Quilts Finished!

These quilts look spectacular(!) and I am so proud of them because they were put together in the first-ever charity effort by the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild.

We had a couple extra charm packs leftover from the Robert Kaufman Kona Challenge, so we decided to make lap quilts using Wonky Star blocks for the relief effort in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami hit the country hard in the spring.

CMQG Japan Charity Quilts
The charms were divided up into ziploc baggies and passed around at a meeting.  Everyone snatched them up and returned these awesome funky stars.  Look they so vibrant assembled together!


I am packing up both quilts and sending them to a friend who returned to Japan this summer.  

A huge THANK YOU to all in CMQG who helped with these quilts.  

And a special thanks to: 

Kristen H. who helped organize and sew much (pieced, quilted and bound one quilt top)

Beth N and Marilyn G. who donated Kona White

Amanda S. who donated backing fabric

Stacy V for binding one quilt

Pamela B. for piecing one quilt top

Cristin W. for quilting one quilt top

(let me know if I forgot someone...)


quilt back #1


quilt back #2