Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 New Year's Resolution Challenge

Welcome to 2017! To kick off your year of sewing, our first challenge of the year is going to be a "New Year's Resolution".

Is there a quilting or sewing technique you've been meaning to try but haven't found the courage or time to do it? Sign up to participate in the Columbus Modern Quilters New Year's Resolution Challenge! Click here to do so.

Also, please review the CMQ Challenge rules HERE.

You are challenged to complete a project that executes a technique you've never done before but have been meaning to tackle. For example, challenge yourself to try curves, paper piecing, applique, free motion quilting, bags or garments for the first time. Check out our Pinterest board for tutorials.

Your project is due at the April meeting and must be a completed item. It does NOT have to be a quilt but it does have to be finished. For example you are welcome to try your new technique on a bag, one-hour basket, pot holder, etc., or if you've been dying to applique cats onto a rad vest, go for it!

You have four months to complete your item, so be sure to post your progress on Instagram. Tag your work with #cbusmqchallenge.

By participating you will be entered into a random drawing for a prize and the group will also vote on best execution of the stated technique, with the winner also getting a prize. You must be present at the April meeting to win.

Please note that in order to participate in challenges, you must be a dues-paying member of CMQ. Make sure your dues are paid up by the March meeting to participate.

Questions? Email Rachel at

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

February 2017 Bee Block

Block Design Name: Row Houses

Link to block tutorial
Handout during meeting - I received the block at Glamp 2016 and it can only be used for personal use and not copied. Please make all 5 and do not sew them together.

Color selection
Bright colors for houses - plain white for the "sky" - no brown or grey or black please. Please fussy cut the windows with animals, objects, kids, etc. I have plenty of flower ones already.

Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block:
Anything bright - Tula pink, Michael Miller,

Will you be providing fabric?  No

Anything that we will need to know to make your block
Please fussy cut the windows with animals, objects, kids, etc. I have plenty of flower ones already.