Monthly Meetings

CMQ meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. (unless noted otherwise). In addition to the scheduled program, there is a brief business meeting, show and tell, and more. Meetings usually last until 9:00 p.m.

CMQ meetings are held at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43229. (East of I-71 between Maize and Karl).  Click here for directions.

Join us at one of our monthly meetings — guests are always welcome! We hope you will join after attending two meetings.

2017 Programs

March 21st – KyleAnne Williams, “Sewing Machine Maintenance”
Bring you sewing machine, the owner’s manual if you have it, the screw driver that came with the machine (if possible), thread, a bobbin, a scrap of fabric and a NEW needle.  After she gets done helping us maintain our machines, we’ll be testing them.  If you can’t bring your machine, you can observe.

April 18th – Erica Plank – quilt pattern designer from Washington state

May 16th – Trunk show by Cassandra Beaver
Cassandra Beaver is the designer of the row-by-row Columbus Skyline quilt for Dabble and Stitch and who is currently designing a block of the month quilt with Columbus landmark blocks at that shop.  www.instagram.com/cassandra.beaver

June 20 – Machine Quilting
We will have multiple demonstrators, (but not the political kind!) showing us/ telling us how machine quilting can be accomplished. Ruth Pennell will demonstrate her amazing strategies for machine quilting, Lissa LaGreca will be showing us her ever-growing talents as well. Barb Hilligoss is a mid-arm quilter with some real talents for getting the job done, and last of all, Debbie Yontz will be discussing what one needs to know to prepare a quilt for a long-arm quilter. Afterward, we’ll have a question/answer period. Everyone will go home with a small quilt sandwich on which to practice these new-found skills. We hope that even hand quilters will gain some new-found knowledge.

July 18 – Annual Summer Picnic – 6:30 pm
At the home of our membership chair. Please see newsletter for dish assignments and other details.

August 15 – Amy Korn

September 19 – Maria Spetalnik
We will be hearing Maria, who is a Certified Professional Organizer as well as a quilting instructor, help us organize and manage our quilting spaces and storage. She will help us transform those corners, tables, and rooms full of accumulated heaps of fabric, thread, and assorted gadgets and tools into organized areas.

October 17 – Deb Strain
Moda fabric designer Deb Strain will be talking to us about the fabric designing process.

November 21 – Diane Chesley-Lahm
Our own Diane Chesley-Lahm will discuss how she designs, plans, and produces her award-winning appliqué quilts. Diane doesn’t brag, but she is meticulous in her work, which is truly beautiful.

Tuesday, December 5 – Annual Christmas Party

Recent program presenters and topics have included AnneMarie Chany, Vicki Pignatelli, Elizabeth Palmer-Spilker, Marcey Arter, a special viewing of the Ohio History Connection quilt collection, Sew to Speak and Serendipitee quilt shop programs, and social gatherings.  We’ve also had programs featuring quilt appraisals, hand embroidery, buttons, and sewing history.

Quilt Shows

Kid Quilts – annual show at Northwood High Building – January 2018

Inniswood Show – annual “flora and fauna” show – January 27 – February 4, 2018

Quilt Spectacular – May 4 & 5, 2018

For more details about our quilt shows, see the Quilt Shows page.

Inclement Weather

In the event of a meeting cancellation due to inclement weather, members will receive an e-mail or a phone call. Please call one of the CMQ officers if you have not been contacted and you have questions about whether the meeting is cancelled.

Facebook News

There is a sewing day scheduled for this Saturday, Nov 4th, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Whitehall library in Rooms 4 & 5.

There is no obligation to come for the whole day - if you can just drop in for a few hours, please do. If you want to bring hand sewing, crocheting, or knitting - bring it. If you just want to hang out and iron for someone or cut kids quilt kits, or just visit - please come.

Bring your lunch, beverage, and a snack to share.

Rita is hosting this event so be ready for some fun.
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Had a wonderful meeting tonight. It was a great presentation by Deb Strain. She shared about her process when designing fabric. She is a surface designer and a designer for Moda Fabrics. Here are some of the quilts she shared which were made with fabrics she designed.
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