Thursday, April 25, 2013

Reminder: Abbe's Show this Saturday!

We are meeting up this Saturday - April 27th - at 4 PM to see Abbe's quilt show at the Vinyl Frontier. The Vinyl Frontier is located at 51 E. Gay Street (between High St and 3rd St) in Downtown Columbus. We'll meet at the shop, view the quilts, and grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant. See you there!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 2013 Meeting - Madrona Road Reveal!

Columbus Modern Quilt Guild Madrona Road Challenge Winner
Madrona Road - What a Challenge Meeting
April 2013
  • Cristin had twin girls on April 10th: Summer & Mckenna. Here's the link to Cristin's blog if you want to see one of the sweetest photos ever
  • Lots of bits and pieces were discussed this month...
    • We still need to decide if we want to be part of the national Modern Quilt Guild (if you don't have any idea what I'm talking about, check out the meeting notes from last month. Cliff Notes version: the national guild is putting more guidelines around the Modern Quilt Guilds and if we want to join it'll mean dues and (gasp!) by-laws.)
    • If you want to give a demo at a future meeting - see Stacey.
    • We talked about having a Friday Night Sew In at QT. Stacey jotted down some dates to run past Sue. So more to come on this.
    • Everyone who went to the international Quilt show in Cinn. last weekend seemed to have a fabulous time. Check out this link to Pokey Bolton's blog and see if there's a photo of anyone you recognize!
    • Upcoming evets: we're talking about going to Country Fabrics and Door Mouse in the August timeframe and The Dairy Barn July-ish.
    • We also talked about becoming an NQA guild. Since we don't have dues, if everyone could bring $2 to the May meeting, we'll take up a collection to join.
Columbus Modern Quilt Guild Madrona Road Challenge Winner
OH! And don't forget to check out Abbe's quilt show at Vinyl Frontier Record Shop downtown on Gay Street. A bunch of foks are going down to see it on April 27. See Stacy or Dana if you want more info. And Abbe is officially a professional quilter because she sold one of her wall hangings at the show. Way To Go Abbe!

Madrona Road Challenge - And the winners were (do I hear a drum roll??) Abbe, Stacey, and Erika. Well done ladies!

Here are the pictures (More on our flickr page
See you all at the next meeting!
Columbus Modern Quilt Guild Madrona Road Challenge Winner

Friday, April 19, 2013

Quilters Yard Sale!

We had an awesome meeting last night - with some amazing quilts for the Madrona Road Quilt Challenge! More info on that soon, but in the mean time, here is a great opportunity for those who want to build their stash or get some great deals on quilters fabric and notions - also - if you have quality quilting supplies you'd like to donate to support another guild, bring them!

Read more about the "Yard" sale hosted by the Heart of Ohio guild here.

The "Yard" sale is on Tuesday May 21st at 7:15 pm at St. Leonard's Catholic Church 57 Dorsey Mill Rd - Heath, OH 43055  Take 70 east to 79 North. Right on Dorsey Mills and go to the end of the road - the church is on the right.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

See you Thursday!

Hope to see you all this Thursday, April 18th at 7 pm at Quilt Trends!

We'll be doing our big Madrona Road Challenge reveal! Please bring your challenge piece - finished or not - so we can see it!

We'll have some voting for small prizes as well!

Please also bring, as always, any show and tell pieces you may have!

Monday, April 1, 2013

March Meeting Notes

Thanks to Barb for taking notes! 
Columbus Modern Quilt Guild – March 21
Modern Quilt Guild Update Meeting
Reminder: James Sewing Sisters BIG Sew In Day is this Saturday, April 6th! 
Lots of Announcements this month!
·         International Quilt Show is in Cincinnati April 10-13. Admission is $10. It’s an awesome show – so try to go if you can. And as Abbe said, wear comfortable shoes!
·         Speaking of Abbe, she has a friend who is selling a Pfaff Embroidery Machine with a free arm table. See Abbe if you’d like more info.
·         Sue Sandritter gave us a great demo of the Hex & More Ruler. It’s pretty darned amazing. Five different shapes can be made with the one single tool.
·         Modern Quilt Guild had a big pow-wow for all of the chair people. Stacy filled us in. Here are a few of the main points…
o   National would like to formalize the membership; either for local guilds or individual members.
o   Dues would be $15/person/year if our guild decided to be an official MQG chapter. However, if we didn’t want to, individuals could still be members for $25/year.
o   We’d need a bank account and by-laws. (Polly recommended they should read as follows: 1. There are no rules 2. See #1.)
o   The MQG web site will have a customer relationship part of the site ready in July.o   MQG has applied for 501C3 status (that’s IRS speak for ‘non-profit’).
o   Some of the advantages of our guild joining would be an easy way to communicate with other MQGs, development of a social media hub, first dibs on MQG-sponsored events, and here’s the main reason we should participate…there will be membership cards
We have until December 2014 to decide if we want to be an official MQG chapter.
·         Kathy F. and Barb talked about QuiltCon and the trends they saw at the show in February.
Next Month – Reveal for the Madrona Road challenge so don’t forget to bring those fabulous projects!