Sunday, November 25, 2012

CMQG Meeting Notes November: Paper Piecing with Panache

Good News!
Kathy G. is doing well after her foot surgery. We missed you Kathy and wish you a speedy recovery!

Winter 2013 Fabric Challenge
The National Modern Quilt Guild has announced the Winter 2013 Fabric Challenge (Here’s the link for more details: ).

The fabric is Madrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller. We talked about participating in the challenge and then using our work for the CMQG at NQA in June (it’s the two birds with one stone thingy).  “Celebrate America!” is the theme for this year’s NQA show. So we kicked around a lot of ideas on what theme we could use for our exhibit. Stars and Stripes was the group’s favorite. Stacy will go back to NQA with our ideas, so we’ll have to sit on the edge of our seats for a bit longer.  Fabric for the challenge should arrive by mid-December.

CMQG Quilt for Quilt Con
Kathy F. showed the nine blocks we were sent from Modern Quilt Guild and explained the plans for the quilt. A pieced state of Ohio block will be made and placed on the quilt top. Catie has offered to quilt it for us once it’s pieced (Thanks Catie!!). Once it's done, we'll send it to Austin for the show in February and then it will be donated to a children's shelter in Austin. 

Sew In: Saturday, Dec. 8
The next Sew In is just a few weeks away. You can work on anything you wish, but we will be working on the Quilt Con quilt at the Sew In, so if you’d like to pitch in, we’d love to see you there!

Paper Piecing
Angela gave a great demo on paper piecing and showed some of her amazing work. She also talked about designing your own paper piecing patterns. Thanks Angela!

Musical Fabric Stash
Most everyone brought their fabric for the musical fabric stash game. A fine time was had by all.
Next Month
December 20 meeting will be at Karen’s in Upper Arlington at 3857 Fairlington at 7 pm (thanks, Karen!). If at the time of the meeting you have anything that you crafted for Christmas, please bring it for show and tell. Speaking of sharing, please feel free to bring an appetizer or other nibbly food to enjoy with the adult beverages which you can also bring along to share (thank goodness our mothers taught us to share!). We talked about a fabric swap and white elephant. More news to come on this fun event!

See you all next month!

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