Wednesday, April 20, 2016

March 2016 meeting minutes

Charleston Modern Quilt Guild Meeting March 22, 2016
Phoebe welcomed the group and started the meeting with committee groups. 

Swaps and Challenges
A list of the swaps and challenges for the entire year was passed around.  The challenge for March was to make a potholder using improv piecing and free motion quilting.  The challenge had a great turnout.  All of the makers stood in a circle and passed their pot holders around until someone said stop.  They got to keep the potholder that was in their hand at that point.

The Christmas swap this year will be a maker's mat that can sit under your sewing machine and hold tools.

Amy told the group about Chuck Nohara’s book 2001 Blocks and asked if anyone was interested in doing this as a quilt along.  Many were, so the first blocks will be announced at the next meeting. 

Charity Quilts
Please start to bring in your charity quilts to the next meeting.  Members were reminded to make sure that these quilts are finished and not just quilt tops.

Programming
The upcoming guest instructor is Latifah Saafir.
Bias Tape- Saturday June 18 at bank in Park West, 1129 Park West Blvd
Molehills- Sunday June 19 at 5/8th Seams
Additional details in the preceding blog post.

Phoebe mentioned some of the guest instructors the group was considering: Leah Day, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Lotta Jansdotter.  Some of the lectures that are being considered are: featherweight cleaning and service and having a modern quilt judge speak to the group about entering competitions.

April Sew Day is the 16th at the Park West Bank, 1129 Park West Blvd.  Lynn will teach garment sewing that day.

Guests
Three guests joined the meeting.  Barb who is new to the area, Dianna who just started to sew again and Iliana who wanted to find others who enjoyed sewing.

Announcements
The Guild’s group quilt won 1st place at the Cobblestone Show.   Lynn and Geri each won several ribbons and Alice won 1st place for Modern quilt.

Tips/Techniques
Lynn shared her favorite scissors for her tip- Kai Scissors.
Phoebe shared a chain piecing technique she and Lynn learned from Luke Haynes at Quiltcon last year.

Show and Tell
Lynn C. shared several examples of the cross back apron that she will be teaching at the next sew day and harem pants all self-made.  She also shared a practice piece for free motion quilting.
Phoebe modeled a new dress that she made along with a poolside tote made using a Noodlehead pattern.  She also shared a quilt for a woman she will be visiting in Africa.


Sandy, Keri and Kim showed the group their Project 48 blocks.
Linda made a bucket pin cushion and passed around a quilt book full of fun baby ideas all from fat quarters.
Lynn B. made a star quilt all from strips of fabric and lap quilt of flying geese. 


Jennifer shared an apron she made for a swap and several items from Sew South- a coin purse, covered button magnets, a snap pouch she embroidered.


Amber showed an amazing postage stamp quilt that she was readying to overdye.
Jackie made a baby quilt for a new family addition.

Alice was busy this month and shared her Broderie Perse applique piece, her finished Dear Jane quilt complete with scalloped edge, and her Meadow Quilt top.



Guest Iliana modeled a dress she made and shared two quilts, one from a Jinny Beyer pattern and one that was made in remembrance of her Grandmother.


Cheryl talked about EQ7 and showed a jacket she made and also a quilt that she made to send to Mexico in the country’s colors.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26th at the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union located at 847 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant.  Doors open at 6pm and the meeting starts at 6.30.  Don't forget your name tags and your show and tell.  See you then!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

February 2016 meeting minutes

Lynn our newly elected president opened the meeting by welcoming three new members.  Each of the new members introduced themselves.  Cheryl just moved to Summerville and her sewing room is already unpacked and ready to go.  Elaine just found out about the group and decided to join.  Carrie found the group through Instagram and decided to join.  She started quilting a year and a half ago. 

Committee Updates
Kim reminded everyone of the fat quarter swap and gave out a new challenge.  Everyone was given supplies for a pot holder and the challenge is to do improv piecing.  These will be swapped next month. She said that many of the group wanted to work on FMQ this year and she wanted to encourage it with this challenge.  She and Sandy are doing the Leah Day Block of the Day FMQ challenge.
Committees gathered and planned for the year ahead.

Program
Lynn and Phoebe did a QuiltCon recap and shared photos from their trip to Pasadena.

Show and Tell
Phoebe modeled her newly made Bess Top, a pattern by Imagine Gnats.  It was made with linen and an African wax print.  She also shared with the group two projects she did while at QuiltCon.   Both were improv pieces - one from the Sherri Lynn Wood class and one from the Gwen Marston class.  She mentioned Gwen’s book 37 Sketches and says that it is worth looking for. 

Lynn didn’t have show and tell, but told about taking Free Motion Quilting Classes at QuiltCon.



Cathy brought a sailboat quilt from a Carolyn Friedlander pattern, blocks from the Stitchery Ditchery Dock BOM, fabric flower and her mini from the Michael Miller Challenge Quilt.



Marybeth finished her improv quilt she stared at camp and named it “I get cold too” quilt because that is what her husband said when he asked her to make one for him.  She also showed a baby quilt top she just finished.


Sarah shared a quilt she did that was squares in squares in reds and yellows.



Geri quilted one of her tone on tone quilts in red with scallops.  The scallops created almost an optical illusion.   She also brought in the Guild improv quilt to let everyone know that it will be in the Cobblestone Quilt Show.  Geri also finished a Sherri Lynn Wood score quilt.


Carol shared in a Fairy Tale Quilt she paper pieced for her granddaughter and an extra large hexie quilt made with Heather Givans Succulent collection.

Delynne brought in an applique book by Alison Glass to share with the group. 

Cheryl showed a baby quilt she made that was quilted with variegated stitches. 

Amy made a pillow to go with the out going president quilt that the group made for Kelly.
And - last but not least! - the Project 48 blocks.  

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 22 at 6.30pm at the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union at 847 Coleman Boulevard.  Doors open at 6pm.  Don't forget to bring your name badges and your show and tell!