Tuesday, August 16, 2016

July 2016 meeting minutes


Lynn went to visit the quilts that were on display during the 1 year anniversary of the unthinkable act that took place at Mother Emmanuel Church. The display included two made by the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild. Seeing the quilts on display and seeing how people were reacting to seeing the names and where the blocks were sent from and then realizing that the quilting was Amazing Grace inspired her to reach out to the Modern Guild and see if a display would be possible. Lynn announced that the quilts we made for Mother Emanuel will be on display at Quiltcon East 2017. Very exciting news.

JK Modern Quilt Camp will be taking place in a few short weeks at Camp St. Christopher. Start packing and getting ready. Kim will send updates leading up to camp.

Lynn mentioned that the Penland School offers quilting classes as well as other options and wanted to be sure the group knew about the school and the opportunities there.

Community Service

Geri asked to see the quilt designs everyone was asked to bring in for the Charity quilt. Only two were submitted, one by Marybeth and one by Illiana. They were awarded a fat quarter for participating. Geri said that we would accept designs at the next meeting also and encouraged everyone to participate.

The quilt for Pulse was brought in so that everyone could see the progress and also so that they could sign the signature block. The layers will be put together and quilted next.

Swaps and Challenges

The group swapped UFO’s that they were no longer interested in working on. About 8 members participated.


Phoebe asked the group to consider who we would like to bring in to teach in the future. She asked that everyone turn in three names at the next meeting.

Following show and tell the group watched a Modern Quilt Guild Webinar by Mary Fons explaining what a modern quilt is.

Show and Tell

Phoebe shared a Round Robin Quilt that she has been working on with a group of friends. It included blocks that she and Kelly made for another friend.

Cathy brought in her Elizabeth Hartman Whale Quilt. She also showed a Dresden quilt that will be in the Asheville show this year.

Illiana took on the challenge of scale and made a table runner. She also shared a throw quilt that she drafted the pattern for. Finally, she showed a quilt that she completed in one day.

Sandy modeled her newly finished Alabama Chanin skirt and shared blocks from her double wedding ring quilt and Swoon quilt in progress.

Amy told the group about the Community Indigo Vat, the Indigo Vat Shack and showed what she dyed at a recent workshop. The workshop that several members recently attended was hosted by a local designer, but the vat also has community days and you don’t need a reservation prior. You can dip in the indigo for $10 for a small piece. http://enoughpie.org/indigo/

Lynn B. showed off her Stargazer quilt in Dennis Schmidt’s fabric.

Alice shared her Meadow quilt which was recently quilted by Lynn C.

Tami told about the Featherweight workshop that several members attended in Fort Mill a few weeks ago hosted by the Featherweight Shop. She said that she has now cleaned both of her featherweights and that they are working great! Good news for those who were not able to attend the workshop, they also offer great online videos. They are also a great resource for supplies for your featherweight machines. https://singer-featherweight.com/

Geri also attended the indigo workshop and shared the lovely pieces she created with the group and talked about the designer as well.

Karen brought in a Lego block bag /mat that she made and also a quilt with 64 churn dash blocks.

Lynn C. shared her recently quilted double wedding ring quilt which was stunning!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 23rd.  Don't forget to bring your show and tell! We'll be discussing our holiday projects and party.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

June 2016 meeting minutes

June 28, 2016

QuiltCon: There were issues with registration, so they closed the site down and it will reopen on Thursday.

Guest Instructor: Latifah Saafir’s visit was very successful.  We all learned new techniques.  Thank you to all who attended.

Charity: The next sew day is July 16th and we will work on a quilt for Orlando.  This will have a heart for all of the victims and all of the survivors.  Bring rainbow fabric solids or prints, but the prints need to read as solids.

Geri talked about the QuiltCon Charity Quilt and led the group in a design exercise.  The quilt needs to be a work on scale, so think about taking a traditional element and oversizing or under sizing it or even only using a portion of it.  She asked the group to come back to the next meeting with a design throwing in that we will be shamed if we come empty handed.  There will be prizes as incentive.  The group will choose from these designs for our group charity quilt.

She also reminded the group that we need to find a charity for the last QuiltCon quilt, so please give your ideas to the Charity committee.  There are also several other quilts ready to go to good homes. 

Tips and Tricks: Lynn showed the group Latifah Saafir’s trick for cutting bias binding. 

Swaps and Challenges: Alice passed around the challenge book so everyone could update their projects. 

Amy and Marybeth announced that the swap for next time is a UFO swap. 

Next meeting is July 26th.  Next scheduled sew day is July 16th.  

Show and Tell:
Jennifer shared heart blocks she is sending for the Orlando quilts.  She completed her Air Show quilt top from Latifah’s class and also showed a quilt that she made as a quilt along with sisters and sister in laws called the Lake Girls Quilt.

Keri joined the group for her last meeting before moving away.  She brought a recently finished quilt top of half square triangles out of solids and Kaffe Fasset.   She used Phoebe’s piecing tip from a previous meeting.

Geri shared her block from Latifah’s airshow class that will become a pillow.  She used a Moda fabric with a building print as the background.

Lynn C. shared her Air Show quilt top and also blocks from the Molehill class.  She improv pieced her arches and used her favorite fabric by Maze & Vale.Lynn also showed the group her completed double wedding ring quilt top in Carolyn Friedlander fabric.

Cheryl brought a quilt containing whimsical words she made for a challenge using black and white fabric to which she added orange.

Lynn B. finished a UFO she started last year for a Christmas Quilt.  She used a pattern in the Fat Quarter Book.

Carol shared heart blocks that she made.

Amy used a scrap pack from a recent trip to Purl Soho for her Air Show Quilt.

Iliana wanted to make a point to all of the members who don’t like to use scraps and showed three minis she made entirely from scraps.  She also shared two Hunter’s Star quilts one new one for a friend and one she made in the past.  She of course also made a mini from the scraps on the Hunter’s Star also.  She made a 4th of July mini and one from a Jeni Byer pattern and finally she finished her Molehills Quilt top as well.

Cathy announced that she is retired and now has more time to sew.  She showed a stack and whack quilt and a modified compass quilt that she will have hanging in the Asheville show.
Whitner a former member moved back and rejoined the group tonight. She showed off her Auburn Quilt made with crosses and hand quilted in Auburn colors. 

Alice shared a quilt she made because “when you get older and retire your husband gets interested in birds”.  She also made a Mickey Mouse pillowcase for Marybeth who is getting ready to go on a Disney trip.

Phoebe finished her molehills quilt top out of Cotton + Steel and also part of her No Latitude quilt made of African Wax Prints and linen.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

May 2016 meeting minutes

There will be a display of quilts given to Emanuel AME at 85 Calhoun Street until June 30th.  Two of our quilts will be part of this.
Registration for Quiltcon 2017 in Savannah opens on June 25th, so start looking at the catalog.   Quilt entries for this event will be accepted between July 1st and November 30th. 
Super Volunteer applications are due by May 30th.   Kim shared her experience volunteering and Jackie’s. 

Old Business:
Latifah Saafir will be here June 18th and 19th for classes. 

Swaps and Challenges:
Traditional block to modern blocks were turned in and displayed at the meeting.  These blocks will be used to make a charity quilt for a child who is aging out of the foster care system. 

Show and Tell:
Alice shared her “Sweet Tea and Butter Beans” quilt from Jen Kingwell’s pattern Green Tea and Sweet Beans.  It is stunning!  She also modeled the smock she learned to make in Lynn's class.  This is the second smock for Alice.  She gave her first to her daughter.

Geri wore the smock made in Lynn’s class and showed a double wedding ring quilt.

Susan told the group about a quilt she made and shared a photo.

Marybeth finished her “I get cold too” quilt she made for her husband which she quilted herself.

Cathy showed a quilt top that she made and Marybeth quilted.

Keri showed the group her Camelot and Project 48 blocks.

Cheryl brought a quilt she made from a shoebox exchange with her quilting group in Mexico.  They all made blocks when she was moving away and she shared the quilt she made with those blocks.  This was her oldest UFO. 

Delynne made a giant hexie quilt for charity.

Sarah showed some softies she made, a seahorse and pig.  She also made a Palmetto and Moon quilt and announced to the group that she was moving away.  The group will miss her.

Jennifer made a “go anywhere” bag by noodlehead.  At the last sew day she started a wonky star quilt top and finished that.  She also made a half square and square quilt top from a Purl Soho pattern that she showed.

Phoebe modeled a Sailor top she made in Lotta Jasndotter fabric.  She shared photos with the group of her smock in Africa.  A woman fell in love with it and Phoebe gave it to her.  She is sending her Lynn’s smock pattern so that this woman and her friends can make more.

Linda told everyone about an LED light pad that she found on Amazon for $45 that has been helpful in transferring patterns.  She also made a grandmothers flower garden from a Missouri Star pattern out of charm packs.   Next she made a curtain out of a jelly roll.

Iliana made a quilt from giveaway fabric for charity.  She made a Minecraft pixel quilt that had 1256 squares.  She also did a Cathedral window table runner and placemats.

Carol made a charity quilt with dinosaurs.  She also showed a Tula Pink plus quilt in the Elizabeth line.   Finally she made a Jay Bird Quilt pattern.

Cheryl told the group about a thread painting class from Craftsy and said that it was a great class.

Kim announced that there was an opening at Quilt Camp and asked to contact her.