Monday, August 20, 2012

Notes from CMQG August Meeting!

CMQG Meeting Notes 
August: Basics for Bloggers and Beginners

Quilt Trends – there are some fun new clubs at the shop; Groovy Holiday Club and a new Block of the Month. Stop in the shop or check out the web site for the details.

CMQG Shop Hop - Next trip will be in September to Amish country. Mrs. Miller’s and Somewhere Sewing among the shops to be visited.

Paint Chip Challenge - It’s not too late to participate! Get your paint chip and the rules if you haven’t already. Finished projects are due at our second anniversary party in October. Prizes are involved, so be sure to join in on the fun.

Amy Butler – Amy will be at Sew to Speak on August 30 from 5:00-7:00. A list went around for anyone interested in meeting there and then grabbing dinner afterward. Contact if you’d like to join in.

New CMQG Leadership? – If anyone is interested in helping with the leadership of our guild or taking over as scribe, let Dana, Stacey, or Abbe know. 

September 8  at Quilt Trends will be a busy day! – Vikki Pignatelli will be at the shop from 10:00-11:00 with her trunk show and book signing. Here’s more info on Vikki à Then the 
CMQG has a Sew In planned from 12:00-5:00. If you want to register, just click on the handy dandy link on the CMQG site –
September 20 Meeting: Trish Preston from Two Peas in a Pod ( will be our guest speaker. See you on there! Here is an example of one of her patterns 

Monday, August 13, 2012

See You This Thursday!

Just a quick reminder that our August meeting is this Thursday, August 16th from 7-9 pm at Quilt Trends. We'll be discussing blogs, blogging, and the on-line quiltosphere. What are your favorite blogs? Be sure to bring your thoughts and tips about the on-line quilt world!

We'll also be talking about a few thrilling upcoming quilty events we're planning for this fall, and handing out paint chips for our paint chip challenge...

Things to bring: 
Books for our book exchange - you can bring any quilting/sewing book and new-ish magazines to participate in our book exchange!

Show and tell! Have a project you've finished? Have something you're stuck on and want some advice? Bring it in!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Amy Butler at Sew to Speak

Amy Butler visits Sew to Speak
for a Meet & Greet and book signing!
Thursday, August 30th 5-7PM
Amy Butler Visits!
An amazing opportunity to sit and chat with the lovely Amy Butler, world renowned designer and author! Amy truly delights at the chance to meet her fans and see what they're sewing. She'll be at Sew to Speak 5-7PM, Thursday, August 30th, bringing with her some beautiful samples and inspiration.
Visit their website for more info!
Email if you want to go as a Columbus Modern Quilt group and potentially grab dinner afterwards!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mark Your Calendar! Sew-In on Sept 8th 2012

Ready for another Sew-In at Quilt Trends?
Start thinking about those handmade Christmas gifts and quilt tops you've been meaning to finish!  

Saturday, September 8th 
Noon - 5pm
 at Quilt Trends
6155-J Huntley Road
Columbus, OH 43229

Sign up HERE so we know how many to expect.
Email me with any questions!

Bring your sewing machine, notions, and a UFO... or start a new project!  Cutting table and iron are provided, and bring a snack to share if you'd like.  Feel free to drop in any time between noon - 5pm.

ps - don't forget to come to the AUGUST CMQG meeting!  Thursday, August 16th, at 7p which is next week!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

CMQG July Meeting Notes

July: How to Submit Your Art to the NQA Show 
(Thanks to Barb for the fantastic notes!)

Meet Up after NQA – About 12 people from our guild and Sew to Speak attended the Meet Up at the Hyatt. Since we had a plethora of door prizes, everyone received one or two…imagine that! Here’s the link to Sew to Speak’s web site. If you’re not familiar with the shop it is f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s! Thanks again to our meeting sponsor Quilt Trends as well!

CMQG Shop Hop to Cincinnati – A splendid time was had by all. Some of the shops had goody bags and/or discounts available for the group. Next trip will probably be in September to Amish country so stay tuned for details.

QuiltCon – The mother ship, Modern Quilt Guild, is having their first ever quilt show in Austin Texas in February 21-24, 2013 (the weekend of Barb's birthday, by the way!). There are going to be some great classes. Here’s the link for more details on classes, submitting quilts and volunteer opportunities à

Paint Chip Challenge - It’s not too late to participate! Get your paint chip and the rules if you haven’t already. Finished projects are due at our second anniversary party in October. (See me if you are interested in trading colors but sshhhh don’t tell anybody because we’re not supposed to do that.)

Alex Anderson Alert: Alex of the online Quilt Show and Simply Quilts will be at Lone Star Quilting in Marysville on August 21. See this link for more info

Columbus Modern Quilt Guild - AnneMarie's NQA QuiltColumbus Modern Quilt Guild - Susie's NQA Quilt
Member quilts displayed at the Columbus NQA show – Our very own AnneMarie, Cristin, and Susie all submitted quilts to the 2012 show. They shared their masterpieces and talked about how they actually went about submitting their quilts. Cristin received an Honorable Mention in the Group Quilt category (woo hoo!) and brought her awesome ribbon for all to see. If you’re a member of NQA; Cristin’s quilt is mentioned on page 30 of the NQA Quilting Quarterly magazine.
Columbus Modern Quilt GuildColumbus Modern Quilt Guild - Cristin's NQA Quilt

Future Meetings: · August 16 – Guest Speakers will Discuss: The Hubbub About Blogging

September 20 – Trish Preston from Two Peas in a Pod ( will be our guest speaker.

 See you all on August 16th!

All guild members can post pictures in our flickr group online: - here are some of the amazing pieces brought to our July Meeting!
Columbus Modern Quilt GuildColumbus Modern Quilt Guild - Barb's BagColumbus Modern Quilt GuildColumbus Modern Quilt GuildColumbus Modern Quilt Guild - Backyard Baby QuiltColumbus Modern Quilt Guild_4709Columbus Modern Quilt GuildColumbus Modern Quilt Guild - Kathy's Flip Flop Bag