Thursday, February 1, 2024

January Meeting Minutes

Columbus Modern Quilters -

Meeting January 25, 2024 at 6 PM

Old Worthington Library

17 people attended. 1 new attendee

Leigh opened the meeting with a question, what is your favorite quilting tip. There were many good answers including pressing seams well, using a clapper on the seams after pressing, join a guild to meet other with same interests and learn new things, maintain sewing machine, cut pieces slightly larger and then cut down to right size after piecing, chain and web piecing, using feed dogs to help sew pieces of slightly different sizes, measure twice and cut once, if in doubt about cutting size, refer to pattern. Bonnie Hunter had a goo tutorial on web piecing.

Annual Dues of $10 are now due for 2024. Katy J collected $10 annual dues from members.

Katie Kull did a demo on facing a quilt. Facing is an alternative to binding. Facing can be made different sizes. You begin by sewing it to the quilt front, once sewn, the facing is turned to the back and cannot be seen from the front. Katie shared her very beautiful quilts that she had used facing as her edge finish. Patricia Belyea, Okan Art, her book East meets West Quilts was the teacher Katie took a class from.

Upcoming challenge – 2 color challenge project due at March 28, 2024 meeting – detailed information found on the website.

Upcoming swap – Thread catchers will be made and swapped with an assigned recipient. Sign up by February 1. Leigh will contact those participating with their recipient’s name and likes, color etc. The thread catchers will be due at the April 25 meeting.

Quilt project for 2024 This project will consist of a monochromatic quilt. Solids or prints can be used, but should be of the same color family. At February, please bring pattern, March meeting would be color and fabric chosen. May meeting will be cutting, August meeting some completed blocks and due at November meeting.

Quilting retreats – 2 quilting retreats will be help this year, one in April and one in July. They will both be held at the Hotel Millersburg. Contact Leslie Wood for more information. No July guild meeting due to the retreat in July.

Fabric Swap Grunge fabric will be the fabric swap due at the February 29 meeting. 1 yard fabric should be cut into 8 fat eight about 9 x 21 – will yield 8 pieces. Bring them to the meeting in a bag with your name on it.

Block raffle – 3 members completed the heart block raffle. Katy J was the winner of the blocks.

Quilt library – we will have more discussion on a possible library of quilt rulers. The idea is for members to donate rulers they may no longer want and they could be lent out to other members to use and then return.

March meeting demo – each member is asked to bring a quilting ruler that they would like to talk about.

Show and Tell - several members shared their projects – pictures available on FB.

Upcoming meeting dates February 29 at 6:30, March 28 at 6 pm, April 25 at 6 pm at Old Worthington Library

Next meeting:

February 29, 2024

6:30 pm begin time – PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE.
Old Worthington Library
820 High St
Worthington, OH 43085

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Swap #1 Thread Catcher

You will be swapping with another member of our group. You will need to sign up and fill out the questions before February 1. You will then get an email with the answers about your partner by February 5. You will need to make a Thread Catcher for your partner and bring it to the the meeting. If you are unable to make it to the meeting please try to find someone else coming to the meeting to bring it for you or message Leigh. 

What: Thread Catcher

Due Date: April 25th Meeting

How to sign up? Fill out this form by February 1st  Sign up Form Link

Made by Heather P

Link to this pattern:

2024 Challenge #1 Two color challenge

Due: March

Name: Two color challenge. 

Rules: You can use only 2 distinct colors for your quilt top and binding. Your 2 colors can be shades or tints of each other. For example, you can use light blue and dark blue as your 2 colors, or you could use 2 shades of green etc, but only use those 2 colors. 
You can use whatever colors you want on the backing/inside. If your project is a bag, the outside, any outside pockets, and handles can only be your 2 colors but the lining can be whatever you want. 

Project needs to be completed.

2024 Project of the Year

Project: Monochromatic Quilt

Check In Months- February, March, June, August, & November


Check In #1 Pattern (February)

-Pick your pattern. Bring a picture of your quilt pattern either on paper or on your phone to the February quilting meeting

Check In #2 Color  (March)

-Pick your color family. This is a variety of different shades, hues & tints. Pick colors light to dark so you have contrast in your quilt. This is a great place to use the color wheel, paint samples and also black & white pictures on your phone.

Check In #3 Cutting ( May)

-Time to cut your fabric

Check In #4 Sew (August)

-Start piecing your quilt together. Bring a block or a part of your quilt to show your progress at the August meeting

Check In #5 Finish (November)

-Bring your finished quilt top to the November meeting for show & tell

Links talking about Monochromatic Quilts: