Wednesday, November 6, 2019

October 2019 meeting minutes

Business – Whitner opened the meeting at 6:33pm,  with 26 members and 2 visitors in attendance.

Program – Scandinavian No-Sew Star Ornaments were made following the directions provided by Mr. Domestic’s You Tube video.  Whitner and Phoebe were able to lend their experience with the technique and everyone helped each other figure out how to flip and fold,  with the bonus of getting an early taste for the upcoming holiday season!

Special Program for 2020 – Timna Tarr is coming to Charleston October 9-11,  2020.  She will have Friday evening lecture and a two day Map Class on Sat. and Sun.  The venue has not been determined yet and class size will be 20 – 25.  Details will follow so mark the date if you are interested!

Charity – The guild will be making and stuffing stockings for the girls at Florence Crittenton,  giving them out at the November scheduled sew day (Nov. 13).  Sign-ups were available for making stockings and some specific items for stuffing the stockings.  If you missed the signup contact Connie for information on what we still need,  or just bring things you think the girls would enjoy. The November Sew Day is the next day (Wednesday 11/13) and the girls decided they wanted to sew matching fleece beanies for mom and baby.  Plan to come and help out.  Fleece will be provided just bring your sewing machine if possible!

November Program Nov. 12 *Note earlier date!
English Paper Piecing (EPP) -   Amy will be teaching English Paper Piecing (Lucy Barton style) at the meeting on Nov. 12 (Note earlier date!).  The guild will provide paper templates.

Stuff Stockings for Florence Crittenton – Bring in your stockings or stuffable stuff and we will stuff the stockings!

CMQG 2020 – Nominations for Officers and Committee Heads for 2020 will be open will take place at our November meeting. Voting will be held at the January meeting.  Connie has agreed to be nominated for President.  If you would like to be nominated for an office or to head a committee just let Whitner know.

Other Stuff
·      Please pay Bev for EPP acrylic templates ($6) if you ordered from her.
·      NEW Show and Tell forms with Elaine
·      Member Trunk Show sign-ups for 2020 with Elaine
·      CMQG Tote bags – a few remain for $30
·      The bank lets us use their meeting room for free,  but seating is limited (16 chairs).  While the floor is available,  if you can bring your beach or folding chair to the meeting that would be great!

o   November 12 – CMQG meeting
o   November 13 – Florence Crittenton – Sewing Fleece beanies for mom and baby
o   November 16 – Sew Day at Five-Eighth Seams
o   December 2 – QuiltCON Quilt Entry closes
o   December 8 – Holiday Party at Lynn Crymes house!  Potluck and gift (max$25)
o   January 28,  2020 – Annual Meeting (Elect new officers)
o   February 20-23,  2020 – QuiltCON (Austin, TX)
o   May 7-9,  2020 – MQG Sessions Workshops,  Denver,  CO  Tara Faughan,  Sandra Johnson,  Riane Morrison,  Aneela Hoey,  Brimfield Awakening,  Heidi Parkes.  Details released: 11/1 Reg. opens:  12/1
 Phoebe is so close to finally finishing this quilt she's making for her mom.
 Peggy made this sweet quilt for her Granddog, Thor.
 She also shared a "huge"ly impresive (see what we did there?) quilt she made from Hawaiian shirts.
 Cathy wowed us all again with this stunner made from a Victoria Findley Wolfe pattern.
 Hope whipped up this beauty from some indigo hand dyed fabric she bought at the quilt show from Wild and Wooly.
 She also shared a sweet little lap quilt.
 It wouldn't be a meeting without a huge quilt from Rick.  This one is for his mobile home.
 He somehow also had time to make this table runner
 and these pincushions.
 Lynn brought in a frightfully cute macrame skeleton.
 She also shared the results of her most recent family quilt.  Each block is designed and sometimes pieced by a different member of her family on a group vacation.
 She also brought in a quilt that she started from scraps at quilt camp.
 Charlene shared some Halloween themed pillows she made for her sons.
 She was a pattern tester for this sweet baby quilt.
 Jenifer was nearly mugged for this cute linen bag she made.
 Kathleen made this great mini based on the Cooper River Bridge.
This is a hand quilted Quilt of Valor she made for a friend.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 12.  Doors open at 6 and meeting starts at 6.30. 
Don't forget your nametag and show and tell.  See you all there!  

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

September 2019 meeting minutes

Business – Whitner opened the meeting at 6:40pm,  welcoming 24 members (1 new) and 2 visitors who were in town for the AQS Show.

Swaps and Challenges - Thirty quilts were photographed for our Two-Color Challenge and the submission to AQS for a Special Exhibit at the Charleston 2020 show is on its way.  Thanks to Kim for a great challenge, Connie and Karyn for photographing our quilts, and everyone who participated!  The guild will start up with a new round of Swaps and Challenges in 2020.

Charity -  On Wed. Sept. 11, four guild members brought their sewing machines and joined the girls at Florence Crittenton sewing baby blankets.  Connie shared with us the many wonderful experiences the girls have had gaining confidence with sewing and being able to make something for their babies.  For the Nov. 13 Sew-In, the girls requested their own project -  matching fleece beanies for Mom and baby!  For a special treat in December,  we would like to have guild members make stockings (10 – 12 needed)  and bring in goodies and items to stuff the stockings with to give the girls. You can use any pattern you like to make a 12-14 inch stocking and stuffable items can be brought to the Oct. and Nov. guild meetings.  Sign up with Connie if you would like to make a stocking!

Program – Quilt Fiber Artist Torreah ‘Cookie’ Washington presented a trunk show of her elaborate fiber art quilts honoring important stories and people in her life.  The quilts she shared honored Maya Angelou,  Stevie Wonder,  Black Madonna and Black Mermaids and Merwomen.  Cookie is an award-winning master art quilter and curator.  Born in Morocco, Cookie is a fourth generation textile artist.  You can see her most recent curated exhibit  ‘SC Quilts:  Then and Now’  in conjunction with FOLKFabulous at the SC State Fair in Columbia Oct. 9 -  20,  2019.  On Thursday Oct. 10 you can design a mini fabric mosaic with Cookie from 12 – 6pm.

Show and Tell
 Whitner shared a surprise second two color quilt that she finished just in time for photography and submittal.  She thanked Hurricane Dorian for giving her the time to get it done.
 She also brought in the sweetest baby quilt made for her sister who is expecting her first child.
 Karen showed off a sweet little throw she made.
 Jean shared a Christmas quilt she made from a block of the month pattern by Figtree.
 And the back was just as cute as the front!
Peggy showed off a pillow cover she made from the double wedding ring block she made in out Victoria Findlay Wolfe class.

Other Stuff
·      Member Trunk Show Sign-Ups
·      CMQG Tote Bags - $30
·      Charlotte MQG – Kitty Wilkin (blog = Nightquilter) lecture 10/24 ($10),  Paper Piecing Class 10/25 all day,  Tiny Piecing 10/26 morning.  Contact Loretta at if you would like to attend.

o   Oct. 9:  MQG Webinar:  Approaches to Improv w/Maritza Soto(sotosewn)
o   Oct. 22:  CMQG meeting
o   *Nov. 12:  CMQG meeting – early in Nov. due to Thanksgiving
o   Nov. 13:  Florence Crittenton
o   Nov. 16:  Sew Day – Five-Eighth Seams
o   Nov. 30:  QuiltCON Quilt entry closes
o   Dec. 8:  Holiday Party – Lynn C.’s home,  Potluck and gift max.$25
o   Feb. 20-23,  2020:  QuiltCON (Austin,  TX)
o   May 7-9,  2020  MQG Session Workshops- Denver,  CO.  Tara Faughan,  Sandra Johnson,  Riane Morrison,  Aneela Hoey,  Brimfield Awakening,  Heidi Parkes.  Details released: 11/1 Reg. opens:  12/1

Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 22nd at 6.30pm at the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union located at 847 Coleman Blvd in Mt Pleasant.  Don't forget to bring your show and tell and your nametag.  We'll be making holiday ornaments as our program.