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.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

July 2014 meeting minutes

Business
There were 10 members and 1 visitor in attendance.  Welcome Patty.

Everyone was welcomed and Phoebe, President started our meeting for business.  We did not have any business to attend to so we displayed our Charleston Group Quilt blocks - which are amazing.  Great job ladies!  If you haven’t done so already, please send Phoebe your finished blocks ASAP.


Committee Reports
Community Service – Alice mentioned an article in Quilters Newsletter June/July magazine for Fidget Quilts which are made for Alzheimer’s patients.  This committee will look into the details and report back to us to see if this will be our next service project.

Special Events- We are planning to use elfster.com to draw names for a handmade gift swap during our Christmas party.  We can use elfster.com to communicate anonymously with our secret partner to get to know them better. 

Show & Tell
We had a great show and tell.  Thanks to all who contributed and make sure to bring new items next month.
·       Amy-Super Nova Friendship block swap with Kim, Shirt Swap and a block she is testing the pattern for called Greek Plus Puss quilt by Rossie Hutchinson.



·       Jackie-t-shirt quilts (amazing spiderweb quilting by Geri!) and the Sister’s Oregon Quilt calendar, “The Men Behind the Quilts”, which is a fundraiser to support a nonprofit organization that creates fiber arts magic all year long.





·       Lynn-shared her new collection of Cotton + Steel fabric bundle and a new quilt which she quilted on her new long-arm machine.



·       Geri-the Heather Ross book, “How to Catch a Frog”, and “Lucky Spool’s Essential guide to Modern Quilt Making.  Also a red quilt from a sew day.


·       Alice-pocket book using a Rainbow Row panel, the pattern is Amy Butler’s Birdie Sling.  Then she shared a book, “Elmer” by David McKee and made a patchwork elephant-too cute.





·       Delynne-t-shirt and a book by Alexandra Winston, “Quilt Lab”.

·       Pat-Christmas panel quilt, floral panel quilt, and a Jelly Roll Race 2 quilt.

·       Phoebe-pillow with an easy sew in zipper.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.

Mark your Calendars
August 16, 2014                       Sew In Day
August 26, 2014                       CHS MQG Meeting
February 19-21, 2015              QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas


Bring to the July Meeting:  Name tag, show & tell items, and you.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

June 2014 meeting minutes

Business
There were 13 members and 1 visitor in attendance.  Welcome Alice (Kelly B’s Mom).

Everyone was welcomed and Phoebe, President started our meeting for business. 

Committee Reports
Community Service - Amy mentioned doing charity quilts for MUSC and will get more information for us to consider.  Sandy reported that Robin Golden received 50 quilts for the Royal Family Camp.  Our guild contributed 10 of those.  Great job friends!  We have some quilt tops that were not completed, but will be for future needs.

Special Events - Keri reported that at the July meeting we will make plans about our Holiday party/swap.  We are planning to use www.elfster.com to draw names for a handmade gift swap.  We can use elfster.com to communicate with our secret partner to getting to know them better with emails.  If you will not be at the next guild meeting let us know if you want to participate.

Swaps & Challenges- As a reminder our Charleston MQG group quilt Blocks are due at the July meeting.  Please refer to the April minutes for more information about your fabric choices.

Program
Phoebe just returned from a trip to Africa where she visited a Sewing Center at Londolozi Private Game Reserve.  The center just received a hand crank featherweight sewing machine.  
She also had the opportunity to purchase shweshwe fabric while there-can we say beautiful.  Phoebe is taking on two new projects, with which she needs our help.

Project #1:  Phoebe has a list of sewing items that are needed for the sewing center. 
Scissors - small and large
Seam ripers
Singer or other sewing machine needles (sizes 90/14, 100/16, 110/18)
7" or 9" zippers
Beads
Embroidery floss
Embroidery cotton
Crochet hooks
If you have some items to donate, bring them to the next meeting.
Also, she would like to purchase an electric featherweight for one of the women there.  If any of you have a machine you'd be willing to sell, or knows someone who does, please let Phoebe know.

Project #2:  Phoebe wants to make an “I spy quilt” for a nursery school there.  If you have 3-5 inch scraps please bring them to the next meeting also.   

Our next sew day will be July 19, 9am-3pm at the Heritage Trust Bank building (847 Coleman Blvd.)  Bring a project, lunch and drinks.  Or we could order a pizza.  Don’t forget your sewing machine power cord, extension cords, cutting mat, rotary cutter, project supplies, and ironing board/iron.

Show & Tell
We had a great show and tell.  Thanks to all who contributed and make sure to bring new items next month.
·       Whitner - paper pieced live oak block and word blocks for the group quilt. She used the Refrigerator Magnets pattern for her lettering.


·       Sandy-Weekender bag, work from a recent class with Sherri Lynn Wood and 2 quilt tops.




·       Kelly-Weekender bag, small triangle quilt from a Swap, and a quilt.



·       Alice (Kelly’s Mom)-House quilt.

·       Keri-Weekender bag, Favorite Things bag, and a quilt made with Michael Miller Challenge fabric.



·       Tamie-Has a black dog who needs a new home, if anyone is interested contact her.
·       Alice Anthony-2 Magazines:  Block & Fresh Quilts, Refrigerator Magnets using Michael Miller Challenge fabric (which was raffled off at the end of our meeting), a Sewing Kit, and her African Quilt called “Middle Passage”, which will be given for the African American International Museum.





·       Geri-showed pictures from Sheri Lynn Wood’s class and the first quilt her 5 year old Grand Daughter made.
·       Lynn-Family portrait quilt made by her family members and a stack quilt.



Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.

Mark your Calendars
July 19, 2014               Sew In Day
July 22, 2014               CMQG Meeting
July 22, 2014               Charleston MQG group quilt blocks deadline
February 19-21, 2015  QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas


Bring to the July Meeting:  Name tag, show & tell items, and you.