Friday, October 14, 2011

Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild's October meeting

The Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild held it's October meeting this past Wednesday and I thought I'd share some of the fun we have with you. We have an amazing group of women in our Guild, and I'm really proud to be a part of it. It's been a lot of work starting the guild here, in addition to being the first and current president. And there have been stressful situations as well, but all in all, it's been an amazing experience and one that I can honestly say has changed my life. So, here's a little peak into what our meetings are like.

Every month we discuss news that pertains to our Guild and the quilting world in general. Each meeting we also have an educational component, organized and presented by the amazing Victoria. She's such an awesome lady. This week she talked to us about handmade gifts for the holidays and she brought in tons of books and magazines for inspiration. Seriously, tons of books. Our guest note-taker for the evening, Sue, described it as "the most comprehensive craft book collection outside of the Library of Congress." I think Sue may be right.

This Sunday the Guild is having a booth at the Centennial Barn's Harvest Festival. Our members generously donated all types of things that we'll have for sale there including sewing and quilting supplies to handmade items. Here is a sneak at some of the items our Guild members made:

If you're in the area, stop by the Centennial Barn this Sunday from 12-4 to purchase some of these great items!

We also have a swap each month, and this time it was for table runners. Look how amazing these are!

Lynn made a really fun, wonky log cabin table runner with owls. Her quilting was gorgeous!

Christy made a beautiful postage stamp table runner in fall colors.

Loretta made a fun black and orange table runner with jack-o-lanterns, perfect for Halloween!

Danielle's table runner had an amazing appliqued spider web on it. How fun is that?!

One of the best parts of our meetings is Show & Tell. It's definitely a highlight for me because I love to see what everyone has been working on.

Janie made an adorable doll quilt for Loretta, inspired by a quilt made by Jenn at See Jenn Make Stuff

And Janie received this adorable doll quilt made by Gillian.

Gillian is working on some Swoon blocks for a quilt for her husband's grandfather.

Kara is working on a quilt for her baby (her first!) who is due next month.

Kara also brought in a wonderful heirloom quilt that will be shared with her daughter. The quilt was made by Kara's grandmother, using fabric cut from Kara's mother's baby clothing.

The back of the quilt is this really great vintage red floral fabric. So fun!

Lynn brought a quilt she made for one of her daughters. This was the first quilt Lynn ever made! She started with log cabin-like blocks and then chopped them up and added white sashing.

Jean shared a gorgeous rag quilt she made for her husband. We heard he wasn't too happy that she brought it to the meeting because that meant that he couldn't use it for a few hours.

Christy is working on an adorable baby quilt for a friend who is expecting a little boy. Hopefully she'll bring it back when she's finished too!

Jessica received this amazing quilt in her For the Love of Solids flickr swap. She asked for something with bright, bold colors and quilter's linen, and Anna from woollykat didn't disappoint!

Celeste is working on a sudoku inspired baby quilt. We all loved the bright colors and the little giraffes peeking out to the side.

And the improv back was amazing, too! Great job, Celeste!

Awesome, right?! If you're in the Cincinnati area, we'd love for you to join us. Please check our our blog or feel free to email me for more information. I hope to see some of you at our next meeting, which will be held on November 9 at the Centennial Barn from 7-9 pm.


ginger freckle said...

Is a 6 hour drive close enough to come to meetings (and then have skyline chili afterwards)? You have some absolutely amazing designers in your quilt guild. Loved seeing what everyone has done! Jealous!

Jean(ie) said...

It was a fun meeting.. And yes, Victoria has A LOT of books! Love it!

I came home inspired for my challenge.

Kara said...

Jessica from sewn just told me about this group and it sounds fantastic! I'm in class the night that y'all meet but hopefully I'll be able to come starting in January (next semester). :)

Heather Jones said...

Thanks, guys!

Kara, we'd love to have you. I hope you can join us when it fits into your schedule!

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