Saturday, November 1, 2014

October 2014 meeting minutes

Minutes for the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild Meeting on October 28, 2014  

Business
There were 16 members in attendance. 

Everyone was welcomed and Phoebe, our President started our meeting for business.  Discussion began about the future of our guild.  We have been members of the National guild since July 2013 and will continue to do so.  Kelly has agreed to move up to President next year and we had some members who are interested in being the Vice President for 2015.  Members are asked to let Phoebe know by the next guild meeting if they are interested in running for the office of Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer.

Also under discussion was committees, each committee chairperson is asked to review this past year.  They will report at the next meeting what worked and what didn’t work for us so that we may begin planning for next year.   Members are asked to start thinking about which committee they want to be on next year.  We will sign up in January when we pay our dues.

Our holiday party will be on December 6 on Sullivan’s Island.  More information will be out at the next guild meeting.  Just a reminder, check elfster.com for information concerning our homemade swap.  Please let us know if you have changed your mind or if you will be unable to attend the party.

Kim passed out our comments/ideas that were posted in the google drive document.  You can continue adding ideas for us to do.

Geri and Kim reminded everyone about the Improv Sew Day.  Join us November 15, 2014 at the Heritage Trust Bank 9 am, we plan to start by 10:00 am. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.  CMQG Improv Class 11/15/14
Sandy and  Geri did a great job hosting our MQG charity quilt.  Special thanks to Cheryl, owner of Stitch n’ Sew for letting us use her classroom last Saturday (10/18/14).  Our quilt will come back to Charleston to be given to a children’s shelter.  Here are our blocks so far!


Our next meeting will be on November 11, 2014.

Show & Tell
We had a great show and tell.  Thanks to all who contributed and make sure to bring new items next month.

·       Cathy-paper pieced blocks



·       Alice-wine bags made out of shirt sleeves, African fabric quilt, and her hexagon quilt (from her QuiltCon 2013 class with Jacquie Gering)


·       Delynne-books and a Scraps for Laps quilt




·       Lynn-Halloween table runner and a Riley Blake Zombie Apocalypse quilt. Check out that awesome spiderweb quilting and the creepy sayings she managed to sneak in.  Brilliant!

·       Amy-Liberty London Swap Buckets
·       Geri-Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar by Roderick Kiracofe.  She will be teaching a class at PPQ once a month.  If you are interested in African American quilts and want to attend the class contact Geri and let her know if Saturday or Sunday works for you. 


·       Keri-2nd block of the Camelot quilt and she has quilted her Valori Wells quilt from Craftsy.





·       Sandy-block for her Camelot quilt, a panel for her Alabama Chanin skirt, and a book Godhari quilts from India.


·       Linda-shared her items from QSC classes:  a curve class & a hunter’s star.


·       Pat-2 quilts for a little sister and her brother.  (Her 1st quilt!)


·       Phoebe-iron caddy and a small quilt for a swap.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.

Mark your Calendars
November 11, 2014                 CMQG Meeting
November 15, 2014                 Pure Improv with Geri Smith Sew Day
November 30, 2014                 Deadline to enter a quilt into Quilt Con
December 6, 2014                    Holiday Party
January 17, 2015                     Sew Day with Amy
January 27, 2015                     CMQG Meeting
February 19-21, 2015              QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas
February 24, 2015                    CMQG Meeting


Bring to the November Meeting:  Name tag, your interest in running for a guild office, show & tell items, and you.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

September 2014 meeting minutes

Business
There were 11 members in attendance. 

Everyone was welcomed and Phoebe started our meeting for business.  Next month we will vote whether to continue as a formalized guild with the National Modern Quilt Guild or to de-formalize.  At the October meeting we will also ask for volunteers or nominations for officers.  If you are interested, come to the next meeting with your intentions to throw your hat in the ring.  Also, start thinking about which committee you want to be on in the upcoming year.  Again, think about what you want out of this guild and what you want/need from our committees.

Sandy and Geri are in charge of our MQG charity quilt project and passed out handouts with the requirements/ideas for an alternate grid quilt. The quilt will be entered at QuiltCon. After QuiltCon, the quilt will come back to Charleston to be given to a children’s shelter. Fabric has been ordered in the required color palette of white, light gray, chartreuse, burnt orange, sky blue, cerise and a deep turquoise.  Sandy and the Community Service committee will host the October 18, 2014 Sew Day.

Kim is organizing the November 15, 2014 Sew Day.  Geri will share her knowledge from the Denyse Schmidt class, Pure Improv Weekend.  Join us November 15, 2014 at the Heritage Trust Bank 9 am, we plan to start by 10:00 am.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information.  CMQG Improv Class 11/15/14

Show & Tell
We had a great show and tell.  Thanks to all who contributed and make sure to bring new items next month.

·       Alice-Eddie’s quilt.  Check out the awesome MG detail in that hand quilting!!
·       Kim/Amy-Super Nova Friendship blocks
·       Amy-reminded us of the products used at the machine quilting class this past Saturday:  Supreme slider and the Little Genie Magic Bobbin Washers.  A skirt from her class with Natalie Chanin.  She also shared a kit recently purchased through Craftsy.com.

·       Jackie-Round & Round quilt top and a quilt kit from Cherrywood Fabrics from here recent trip to the AQS Show in Chattanooga.

·       Lynn-Chinese Lantern quilt for her Mom and a great Improv Triangle Quilt.
·       Geri told us about her weekend of Advanced Improv weekend with Denyse Schmidt.  And brought new, sweet baby Annie Banks!



·       Phoebe-Cotton & Steel bag, a Rainbow mat for her beloved Featherweight sewing machine, and a Tula Pink Halloween quilt.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

August 2014 meeting notes

Business
There were 13 members and 1 visitor in attendance.  Welcome Kay (Keri’s Mom).

Everyone was welcomed and Phoebe, President started our meeting for business.  We are asked to think about the future of our guild.  We will be looking for new officers in the next two months.  Phoebe is stepping down as president and Kelly will not be moving up due to going back to school.  So if you are interested in any position let us know. Please think about what you want out of this guild and what you want/need from our organization.

We will be hosting Introduction to Machine Quilting with Jennifer Ley.  Join us September 20, 2014 at the Heritage Trust Bank 9 am, class will begin at 10 am.  We will not have our normal sew day.  Class sign ups have begun and only a few spaces are still available.  Contact Kelly if you are interested in taking this class.  CMQG Machine Quilting Class 9/20/14

Kim and Geri are taking over the November 15, 2014 Sew Day.  Geri will share her knowledge from the Denyse Schmidt class, Pure Improv Weekend.  Join us November 15, 2014 at the Heritage Trust Bank 9 am, we plan to start by 9:30 am.  Please RSVP to Kim by November 10, 2014.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information.  CMQG Improv Class 11/15/14

At our next meeting on September 23, 2014 we will be having a low volume fat quarters swap. Alice asked us to bring as many fat quarters that we want to exchange and you will go home with that many.  If you bring 3 fat quarters, you will go home with 3 fat quarters.  Low volume fabric is considered white, cream or pale grey with a print on it that fades away. 

Amy brought cupcakes and water to celebrate Phoebe and Kelly’s birthdays.  Thank you for thinking of all of us.

Sandy and the Community Service committee will host the October 18, 2014 Sew Day.  You should have received emails from the Modern Quilt Guild about the Quilt Con Charity Quilt Challenge.  Guilds are asked to follow a predetermined color palette and quilts are to be made in the alternate grid work design.  The quilts will be shown at Quilt Con 2015 in Austin, TX (February 19-22, 2015).  After the quilts are displayed, guilds are asked to donate it to a local children’s shelter.  More information will be given to us at the next guild meeting in September.

November meeting will be on November 11, 2014 due to our normal meeting date is the same week as Thanksgiving.

Show & Tell
We had a great show and tell.  Thanks to all who contributed and make sure to bring new items next month.
·       Cathy-quilt
·       Delynne-2 quilts (one was the Michael Miller Challenge)

·       Keri-just returned from Ireland with yarn, a piece of Liberty fabric & Irish linen.  She is starting a new quilt-Camelot design by Trish Harper and has completed a quilt top which is a Craftsy quilt project.

·    Sandy-made a cutting mat carrier.  She also shared some landscape design quilt books.
·       Lynn-back to school clothes, completed a Tula Pink pattern that was a Quilt Along using the Indelible fabric line.  She has started a new family quilt where each family member picked fabric from her stash and brought a piece of clothing/cotton fabric from home to create a block from it, which Lynn sewed for them once it was designed.


·       Alice-beach bag

·       Geri- shared Improv Quilt book and Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt.

·       Kelly-a quilt from Phoebe, a Mini quilt, and an embroidery kit/bag all made for her to celebrate her birthday.  She also shared a quilt she made.



·       Phoebe-Shirt quilt from Kelly for her birthday.  This is the shirt pattern by Carolyn Friedlander.  She also shared her tree project made in class with Carolyn Friedlander earlier this month.


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Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.


Mark your Calendars
September 6, 2014                   Deadline to sign up for the Jennifer Ley class
September 20, 2014                 Introduction to Machine Quilting with Jennifer Ley class
September 23, 2014                 CMQG Meeting
October 18, 2014                     Community Service Sew Day
October 28, 2014                     CMQG Meeting
November 11, 2014                 CMQG Meeting
November 15, 2014                 Pure Improv with Geri Smith Sew Day
February 19-21, 2015              QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas



Bring to the September Meeting:  Name tag, Low Volume fat quarters to swap, show & tell items, and you.