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

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