Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Meeting this Thursday

Hope you can join us for our February meeting this Thursday.

Date:  Thursday, February 27
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location:  Dowd YMCA - 7th Floor Conference Room

Program:  Ellen Lemaux - Applique IS for Modern Quilters
Don't forget to bring a few supplies so you can practice Ellen's applique technique:

- 5-6" light square of fabric
- applique needle
- thread
- scissors
- a few pins

February BOM:
During our snowy weather I made a block for the BOM drawing.  It was fun to use up some of my scraps.

My scrappy block

Don't forget that this month we have a book giveaway (The Modern Applique Workbook).  Each block you turn in for the BOM drawing also gets you a chance to win the book.

Inspired Mini Quilt Swap:
It is time for the wrap-up of the Inspired Mini Quilts Swap.  This month we will see the original inspirations and how everyone translated the inspirations into mini quilts.

Officer & Committee Nominations:
We will discuss the various officer and committee opportunities in our guild and take nominations.  It would be great if everyone could get involved and help carry our guild to the next level.  If you don't have a lot of time, think about splitting a position among several friends.  This helps lighten the load for everyone and can be a fun way to get involved with the guild.

Hope to see you soon,
Karen E.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Join in the BOM / book giveaway

Let's have some fun this month with our Block-of-the-Month (BOM).  As always, we will have a drawing for the lucky person that gets the blocks, but this month we will also have another drawing for a fun prize.  In honor of our February meeting topic, Modern Applique, we will be giving away a copy of the new book The Modern Applique Workbook.

So, each block you make will get you an entry to:
1.  Win all the blocks
2.  Win the book

The BOM for February is the String Star.  Our colors will be scrappy on a white background.  Click here for the String Star Tutorial.

Make more than one block and increase your chances!  This might be a good project to line up for the messy weather they say is coming our way this week.

Brrrr......  I'm ready for spring!

Karen E.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Upcoming events & programs

Thank you to Amanda Murphy for the great program in January!! She talked about 'What was new at quilt market" and gave us an insider's view of the process, booth set-up and the whole whirlwind of market.  Check out Amanda's site HERE.

Amanda's New Book


This looks like a fun one!

Block:  String Star 
Tutorial Link:  http://www.littlemissshabby.com/2012/08/string-star-tutorial/

This will be a 12" finished (12.5" turned in) block with background being white and the colors are scrappy.

Call Cindi Woody (BOM Captain) with any questions. 

February BOM - String Star


Date:  Thursday, February 27
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location:  Dowd YMCA
Program:  Ellen Lemaux - Applique IS for Modern Quilters

Ellen is a local applique specialist (and a friend of CMQG member Elizabeth P.). Ellen helped Elizabeth learn this technique so she could complete the gorgeous quilt shown below!

This program is intended to be interactive so we can all try her technique. Please bring the following supplies to the meeting so you can join in the fun:

- 5-6" light square of fabric
- applique needle
- thread
- scissors

Also at the February meeting we will discuss nominations for officers/committees for the upcoming guild year which will start in June.  We would like to get the new board elected in March so they will have plenty of lead time to get things planned/lined up for the new year.

Leads meetings; Chairs the board

Heads Program Committee; Assists President; Fills in for President when necessary

Receives dues & checks in members/guests; Pays expenses; Maintains checking account & reports finances to guild

Communicates information to the guild through the blog/emails; Takes pictures to include on blog

Maintains the guild library

Block-of-the-Month Captain and/or Committee 
Plans the BOMs; Provides block samples

Swap Captain and/or Committee 
Plans and organizes swaps

Program Committee 
Selects and organizes monthly meeting topics and arranges speakers

I hope many of you will consider one of the above positions.  It is a fun way to get involved and get to know our members.


The Sew Modern Retreat is scheduled for April 3-6, 2014 in Blowing Rock. Local quilter, Joyce Mullis, is planning the retreat again this year and complete details can be found over on her website  http://heartsdesirecreations.wordpress.com/modern-guild-retreat/.  

You can contact us with any questions or comments here CMQG Email.

Karen E.