Monday, December 21, 2015

6 month Bee Hive January

6 month Bee Hive January Directions:
Name : Jennie H

Which Hive? 6 Month January

Block Design: Wanta Fanta

Name Link to block tutorial

Color selection
Background scrappy low volume.
Foreground scrappy vibrant fabrics that read as one color.
Please avoid black and brown. 
Please do not sew the final four units together.
When printing the paper pieced pattern, the printed block should measure 6x6 inches.

Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
These are just examples to give you an idea.  
Alison Glass
Cotton & Steel
And geometric designed fabric
Moda Background Paper

Will you be providing fabric?

Directions Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

12 Month Bee Hive January

12 month Bee Hive January Directions:
Name : Leigh Morgan

Which Hive? 12 Month January

Block Design: Starburst Cross

Name Link to block tutorial

Color selection
bold bright or dark colors

Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Alison Glass
Cotton & Steel
And geometric designed fabric

Will you be providing fabric?
Yes, Kona grey

Directions Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December Meeting Info

Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM


Quilt Beginnings
6591 Sawmill Road
Dublin, OH 43017

Its our annual holiday party!!!  Come play some fun quilty games as well as snacks and treats.

What to bring?  How to participate?

For musical fabric:
1 yard of winter/ holiday modern fabric.

For strip poker:
6 - 2.5" x WOF (42"-44") modern fabric strips.

White Elephant Gift Exchange:
A wrapped $10-$15 quilty related gift.  This can be handmade or bought.

Some yummy delicious food or snacks to share with the group.

All games are optional.  You can choose to sit out the games, but you can still join us for some fun and meet other group members!


  • Please bring your December Hive Blocks!!  Any remaining blocks from the year should be brought to the meeting or please contact Leigh or the month's queen to make other arrangements.
    • December Hive 1 Block can be found here.
    • December Hive 2 Block can be found here.
    • If you're on Instagram please tag your block with #cbusmodernquilters
  • UFO 2015 Final Checkin!! This is the last checkin for the year!  Bring your finished, binded UFOs for a chance to win a fun quilty prize!!!
  • Don't forget your name tags!
Can't wait to see you all December 17th!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

November meeting minutes

This meeting was held at Quilt Beginnings on Sawmill.  

Greeting:  Who is your quilty inspiration?

  1. December meeting (12/17) will be our Christmas Party.  It will be held at Quilt Beginnings.  Watch the Facebook page/blog for sign ups to bring food and for details about the games we’ll be playing.  To participate in the gift exchange please bring a quilting related gift ($10-15) wrapped up with a “From” tag on it.  The exchange will happen white elephant style.
  2. Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild-  There is another group starting that will be affiliated with the national Modern Quilt Guild.  Hopefully the meetings won’t regularly be on the same nights so that if people would like to be part of both groups they can be. (Any other questions about this or other things related to the national MQG, please find one of the leaders and talk with them about it.)
  3. Upcoming Changes in 2016:
    1. New logo, designed by Abby Ewing, will be rolled out at the December meeting
    2. Columbus Modern Quilters Swag, coming soon!
    3. Dues:  We are going to be instituting $10/year dues starting in January.  When you pay your dues you will get a membership card. New people who start coming will be able to come to three meetings before they would be expected to pay dues.  We are working on getting some discounts at area stores associated with that card.  Other things we will use dues for: hosting our website, paying for membership card and any other printing we need to do, replenishing the prize box with some awesome things, giving thank you gifts to guest speakers, etc. Once we start collecting dues there will be a monthly report (money in, money out).
  4. Introduction of New Leaders:
    1. Allison Evans (in absentia)- Guild Leader
    2. Joanna Malachowsky- Secretary
    3. Jennie Hayes- Treasurer/Webmaster
    4. Abby Ewing (in absentia)- Education Coordinator (demos/guest speakers)
    5. Lauren Wright (in absentia)- New Member Point Person
    6. Leigh Morgan- Bee Coordinator and Social Media Tzar
    7. Joanna Martinez- Swap and Challenge Coordinator
    8. Stacey Vannatta- Fabric Exchange Coordinator
  5. Bee Blocks:
    1. Hive 1: Katy Fineman Jones (Victory Garden)
    1. Hive 2: Abby Ewing (Autumn Arrowhead)
  1. 2016 Bee Sign Ups
    1. Leigh has made up awesome rules… Make sure to check them out here and then sign up for the bee you want to be in! Sign ups here.
  2. Demo: Insta-Swaps (Joanna Martinez)
    1. Joanna made an awesome document explaining all kinds of info about swaps on Instagram!  Check it out here. Thanks Joanna!
  3. Show and Tell
    1. New Norms for Show and Tell:
      1. Members sharing should show one- two items per meeting
      2. Sharing about an item should last no longer than three minutes to ensure everyone gets to share
      3. Guild members should offer positive feedback and encouragement
      4. Only offer criticisms or critiques if invited to do so by the maker
      5. Ask permission before taking photos of other people’s work
      6. Keep side conversations to a minimum while others are sharing
    2. Here are a few photos from Show and Tell… Sorry I didn’t get more of your beautiful work!

December Hive 2

Both hives have a Joanna as queen this month, so make sure to look here to see which hive is yours! Here is the link to the Hive 1 instructions.

For Hive 2, please use this tutorial to complete four 6.5" pieces. You can start with 6.5" or 7" squares as per the tutorial, whatever is easiest for you, but please make sure not to trim them, sew them together, or remove the paper.

In the tutorial where she says she used a strip of white to start the blocks, please use a bright color (think red, yellow, royal blue, lime green, etc... anything goes, as long as it's bright. And it can be either a print or a solid but should read as one color). Please use the same color/print for all four squares.

Every other string in the block should be a black or white fabric. Prints should only have white, gray or black, no colors. Solids are also allowed. Please no cream or beige for the white parts, they should read true white or at most off white.

December Hive 1

Both hives have a Joanna as queen this month, so make sure to look here to see which hive is yours! Here is the link to the Hive 2 instructions.

For Hive 1, please make a block following this tutorial. Joanna asks that you also follow the color scheme in the tutorial. For the white parts, Kona Snow would be ideal, but any true white solid would be fine.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

November Bee blocks

Hive One:

I will email hive one with Katy's block instructions. Please follow that pattern and the following:

  • Colors: anything other than red, white and blue. 
  • Fabrics: please stay away from solids and low volume. Anything else goes.

Hive Two: 

Please follow Abby's instructions for her Hive 1 October block

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hive #1 October block

(Hive 1 only! If you're in hive 2, please follow Heather's instructions)

Abby posted instructions for her block on her blog, here.

Hive #2 October block

(Hive #2 only! If you're in hive 1, please follow Abby's instructions)

Block design: Mosaic Block

Color selection: Please use bright colors with small prints. Make the background fabric solid white.

Here is the link to the directions:
Here is the block Heather made as an example:

*picture coming soon*

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hive #2 -- September Block

(Hive #2 only! If you're in hive 1, please follow Leigh's instructions)

  • Block Design: Winged Square Block. Please follow this tutorial on Quiet Time Blog.
  • Fabric selection: Feel free to be super scrappy! I love ALL the colors. :) For the background, please use white or super, super, super low volume (white on white). Please avoid blacks and browns. Block finishes at 12.5" square. I've included some samples below for reference (Photo credit: jjarchowa on Instagram).

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    September fabric swap- choose a theme!

    UPDATE- voting is now closed. The winner was- Polka Dots!

    OK, here is the poll for the September Fat Eighth swap! I tried to remember all the choices suggested tonight, and even included some we've already done, but if I missed one (sorry!), please add it to the "other" line.
    Remember that for November, we'll be swapping rainbow blender prints. I will announce the winner on 9/5, so please remember to vote before then!

    Go HERE to vote

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Hive #1 September block

    (Hive 1 only! If you're in hive 2, please follow Lauren's instructions)

    Name of Block: Raspberry Kiss

    Tutorial Link: Wooden Spoon Quilts

    Fabric & Color Directions (the below is for one block):

    4 - 1 1/2" background fabric squares- white & black or grey (more white than black*)

    Fabric for crosses:
    (Please use bright and fun colors, but use the same print for all three pieces)
    2 - 1 1/2" squares
    1 - 3 1/2"x 1 1/2" rectangle

    2 - 3" squares- a different white & black or grey fabric than the background (more white than black*)

    Please make four 4 1/4 inch blocks, all of them different color/fabric (if you don't have enough different background prints, please at least make the middle fabric all different.)

    Do not sew them together.

    Here a link to my Pinterest Pins of some of the quilts I like that are made with this block:

    *The pictures in the tutorial and Pinterest board are good examples of background fabrics to use

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Hive #1 August block

    (Hive 1 only! If you're in hive 2, please follow Danielle's instructions)

    • Block Design: Please follow this tutorial on Fresh Lemons Quilts.
    • Fabric selection: Please avoid solids. For the background, use low volume white or light grey (it should read white or light grey). For the main star, use low volume rainbow colors. Please do not use brown or black. The main star can be as scrappy as you like.

    Hive #2 August block

    (Hive 2 only! If you're in hive 1, please follow Jennie's instructions)

    • Block Design: Please follow this tutorial on Craftsy.
    • Background: the background should be one print or solid. You can use a low volume print or any color solid.
    • Star: can be scrappy or one color, any prints.

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Hive 1 July Block

    (Hive 1 only! If you're in hive 2, please follow Elizabeth's instructions.)

    • Block Design: Please follow this tutorial.
    • Fabric selection: For the colors, think OSU/Buckeyes. Red, black, grey and white. For the red, please use cooler/purple reds and stay away from warmer/orange reds. Scrappy is fine for the prints, but please use a solid color for the four corners. All four corners should be the same solid, white is preferred but any of the four colors is fine.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    Hive 2 July Bee Block

    (Hive 2 only! If you're in hive 1, please follow Cynthia's instructions)

    I'm going with a rainbow colored paper pieced Lone Star to celebrate the historic Supreme Court decision!  The pattern is a free download from Craftsy, and it can be found here.
    As far as fabric selection goes, please pick one of these and post your choice on the Facebook page.  Kona solids are listed in parenthesis for reference, but please use prints for pieces 1, 4 & 5.  For the thin stripe (pieces 2 & 3) please use a solid to match, or as close to it as you have.

    Red (Chinese Red, Rich Red)- Danielle
    Red/Orange (Lipstick)- Cynthia
    Orange (Orange, Kumquat)- Nicole
    Yellow/Orange (Papaya, School Bus)
    Yellow (Corn, Yellow Citrus)- Lauren
    Green/Yellow (Chartreuse, Parrot)- Joanna Malachowsky
    Green (Grasshopper, Fern)- Joanna Martinez
    Teal (Breakers, Ultramarine)- Abby
    Blue (Royal, Riviera)- Heather
    Indigo (Indigo, Navy, Storm)- Andrea
    Purple (Mulberry, Dk. Violet, Berry)
    Pink (Pomegranate, Honeysuckle)- Helen
    Full rainbow- Aimee

    You can go super scrappy or just pick one or two prints for the star - whatever you are in the mood for at the moment.  For the background (pieces 6 & 7), please use one or more low volume prints.  I love text fabric!! 

    Don't worry about removing your papers or squaring up your blocks once they are assembled.  

    Hive 2 June Bee Block

    (Hive 2 only! If you're in hive 1, please follow Barb's instructions)

    Everyone in the hive should have received Andrea's emailed instructions. Please let her or Joanna know if you have any questions!

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    May Minutes

    Our May meeting was hosted by Red Rooster Quilts. The owner Karen and Estill did a wonder job of showing us how to use two different types of rulers to make curves by Sew Kinda Wonderful's and the other made by Creative Grids.

    Information on The Quick Curve Ruler can be found HERE and can be bought at Red Rooster Quilts. We found out there were many different patterns that could made with this ruler so we were not just buying it to make one or two quilts.

    Estill showed us a second ruler called The Curvy Savvy Ruler more info can be found on the Creative Grids website and can be bought at Red Rooster Quilts. He also showed up how to use The Cats Cradel Tool which is also made by Creative Grids.

    Our last demo of the day was by one of our members, Elizabeth. Elizabeth had a hands on demo on English Paper Piecing. She bought everyone needles, thread, fabric, and a pattern so we could make 3 hexagons.  Once we learned how to make the hexagons we sewed them together and did a drawing. The win of the drawing was Danielle, look how pretty they are sewn together. If you would like to find out more information on EPP please visit Elizabeth's blog Quilt Without Borders.
    **Don't forget** we have an EPP challenge for the month of July! Finish one EPP hexie flower and attach it to anything- a quilt block, a pouch, a pincushion- and be entered to win a prize!

    We had our 1st UFO check in, and we had 6 members check in their finished UFO. The winner of this check in was Kathy Gordon. Great job on finishing you UFOs!

    Other Business:
    *Dana was wondering if any one would like to do a Quilt show, she was thinking at Whetstone Library. This would be a show outside similar to one that Kathy saw in Florida. Here is a link to Kathy's blog where she did a post about the quilt show.

    *We will NOT be having a "regular" meeting in June. We will be having a sew-in. Lauren will be hosting it at her work. For all the information on the Sew In please see our club Facebook page event HERE! Or to Sign up for the Sew In please use this FORM so we know how many people will be coming!

    Show & Tell/ UFO Check In Pictures