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Weekend Fun with the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild

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I’m back from another weekend away, this time sewing Improv with the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild.

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I had such fun on Saturday! I spent about 5 hours with a wonderful group of ladies, demoing and talking about piecing improvisational log cabins and watching everyone’s different blocks come together.

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Huge thanks to the super sweet and funny Andie (above) for coordinating this workshop and inviting me to come teach. And also a big thank you to the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild for hosting me (and showing up!) and those that traveled several hours to attend.

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Me, explaining block layout options

My mom and sister even came to join in the fun.

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Lots of happy in-action photos…everyone made such amazing blocks!


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And my sister will tell you – quilting is not for the faint of heart. It was 85 degrees in the room! We are all super tough troopers though and quilted through the heat.

Crafty Chloe by Heather Ross at Hancocks - my dd is going to go nuts! Thanks for the tip @jenib320 !

Finally – completely unrelated but while I was in Cincinnati I found out from Jeni that Heather Ross has some fabric at Hancocks! I rushed to the store by my parents house and picked up some prints. These are from the children’s book she illustrated, Crafty Chloe. (Which my daughter happens to love!) I was so excited to see them, I am a huge sucker for any of her artwork. If you want some for yourself, be sure to check out your local Hancocks store in the Girl’s Novelty section.

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17 Responses to “Weekend Fun with the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild”

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    Beth says:

    That looks like tons of fun! It looks like a wonderful turnout and everyone’s blocks look great.

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    Teje says:

    You must have so much fun with the girls! You have made so beautiful blocks and it’s great to see how every one choose the colours!
    I really love your new fabrics!!! Is there any way to find them in some on line shop? x Teje

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    Kar says:

    Looks like a fantastic weekend! Love everyones blocks.

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    Lynne says:

    Looks like a fun time was had by all – despite the heat!

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    This looked like so much fun! No wonder I saw some jeans rolled up in the pictures…it was 85 degrees! Wow! Glad you all had fun!

    - Katie Fleming
    Kate Michelle Designs

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    This looks so fun, Faith! I see my friend Celeste in the pics, so I’ll need to get a full download from her.

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    Janice says:

    Wow, what fun! Everybody created such beautiful blocks. You need to come to the Bay Area and play with us!

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    jean says:

    I’m a former guild member who moved away :-(
    I miss those folks!

    it’s so nice to see everyone’s smiling faces (and new faces, as well!)… Love the sample you made. That background fabric is luscious.

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    Dan says:

    Looks like a blast!

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    Gaye Smith says:

    I would love to be in a class. Is there any chance you are coming closer to Cleveland Oh

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      Faith says:

      Thanks Gaye! The only other class I have scheduled right now is the Sewing Summit in Salt Lake City in October. But if I end up doing more classes, I will definitely post details here.

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    nicke says:

    get out! HR at joanns! i am going there right now! p.s. it looks like you had a wonderfully fun weekend!

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    some of those blocks looks amazing. i love how one class can produce so many different looking blocks!

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    Rachel says:

    I learned a lot in your class. I was so happy that improv piecing was demystified! You are a great teacher :)

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