Monday, November 28, 2011

CMQG November Meeting Notes


November: The Transition Meeting

Note from the scribe, Barb: going forward, we will post meeting notes monthly so that all members can see what fabulousness they missed and what’s in store for the next meeting.

November meeting was one of transitions: Anne Marie stepped down and Abbe, Dana, and Stacey stepped up. (Thank you all!). Also the Quilt Trends doors were locked so Kathy let us use her Keller Williams Realty office on Wilson Bridge Road (thank you, Kathy!).

Lark Book Publishing contributed copies of Pretty in Patchwork Doll Quilts by Cathy Gaubert to the first 50 Modern Quilt Guilds that responded to their offer. Anne Marie was quick to raise her hand and now we have one to share.

Fat quarters were swapped by everyone who is participating in the Sewing Caddy exchange that Linda is coordinating. Be sure to bring your finished masterpieces to the next meeting.

Thoughts for the new year

· If anyone is interested in participating in another book club, let Dana know. If you’d like to join the current book club that’s reading The Artist’s Way, let Barb know.

· If you have any quilt puzzles at home; (you know those projects you’re working on and you’re not quite sure what to do next… I know you know what I mean…whether you admit it or not, we’ve all been there) bring them to our meeting. We have many talented members who would be happy to share words of wisdom.

· A list was sent around to see what demos we’d like this year. (How to sew on a binding was a quite a popular topic.) Several members offered to share their techniques with the group.


· Book Exchange starts next month – Donate a book or relatively new magazine and get a coupon. Hand in that coupon whenever you want to redeem it for one of the books or magazines that have been collected. Thanks, Kathy for coordinating!

· Northeast Ohio Quilting Council - Paula let us know that this group will have a retreat in Painesville in February. Various classes will be offered. Hotel accommodations Friday-Sunday and six meals are included in the cost. What is the cost, you ask? I’m not sure because I didn’t write it down, but I’m sure Paula could answer that question for you. J

· Business Cards – If you’ve been with the guild for at least 3 months, you qualify for our faaaabulous CMQG business card. Among other things you can use it to get a JoAnn VIP Discount Card - - it will give you a 10% discount at any JoAnn store. See Abby if you need a card.

Maria Elkins will be our guest speaker at the December 15 meeting. She’s a fabulous quilt artist from the Dayton area. Check out her website to see some of her amazing work à As of our meeting in November, there are only four tickets remaining!

See you all on December 15 for our last meeting of 2011!

Here are some pictures of the show and tell from this month's meeting:

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Electric Quilt 7 Review and Software GiveAway

Hi All!

I just wanted to let you know I have a very big giveaway going on over at my blog (Gen X Quilters) this week.  I have posted a very thorough review of Electric Quilt 7 quilt design software and the Electric Quilt Company (based in Bowling Green, OH) has been generous to offer a giveaway copy to one of my readers.

This is the same quilt design software I volunteered to demonstrate at our last meeting.  If you have a chance, hop on over and check it out!  It may help you decide if you'd like to add EQ7 to your holiday wishlist.

And don't forget to enter to win a copy!  AnneMarie

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How To For Our December Swap!

Thanks to Linda of Dragon Threads for putting together this great tutorial on how to make this month's swap item - a handy sewing caddy for our sewing tools.

If you were able to attend the November meeting and swapped fat quarters with someone, please bring your completed swap item to the December meeting!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Columbus Modern Quilt Guild Meeting This Thursday!

Remember, this Thursday, November 17th is our next Quilt Guild meeting.

It will be our first meeting where we transition to our new leadership ~ Thanks again for all your awesome work starting the guild Anne Marie!

A few things to bring:

1. Your quilty item for show and tell
2. Names of friends who want to snag one of the last seven seats for Maria Elkins in December
3. Two fat quarters and any coordinating scraps you want to add in to participate in our upcoming swap

See you soon!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

7 Open Seats for Maria Elkins Talk - Dec. 15

We have just 7 open seats for the Maria Elkins guest lecture at the December meeting, December 15, 2011 at 7pm.

The ticket price for the lecture is $10.  You will only be able to attend the lecture if you have paid the $10.

If you are interested in attending, but have not yet paid, please contact me immediately!

I am also opening up the remaining seats to any friends you have (from other guilds and such) that may want to attend.

Email me at to reserve a seat for yourself or friend.  Thanks!