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.


Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 2014 Meeting Minutes

Business
There were 18 members and 2 visitors in attendance.  Welcome to Robin and Carol!
  
Triangle Modern QuiltGuild has invited members to their retreat in November at Wilmington Beach.  Click here for more information (once the link opens, click "File" and "Download" to open the flyer.)

The Modern Quilt Guild has announced a contest to design a pattern/quilt for 2015 Quilt Con. More details here.

Amy shared news about swap that May Chappell is hosting called "All Shirts, No Shoes 2.0." You can find the pattern by Carolyn Friedlander here. Many local and online shops carry the pattern, or you can order the pattern from Carolyn directly by emailing her at carolynfriedlander dot com.

Our Charleston Group Quilt Blocks are due at the July meeting. It was decided that we could use embroidery on our blocks, but no beads or painting.  Also, keep the final quilting in mind when you design your block; we don't want to make things difficult for our quilter!  Please refer to the April minutes for more information about fabric choices. Several members have finished their blocks and brought them in for Show & Tell:





We have MQG pins for our new members. If you haven't received one yet, please see Kim at the next meeting.

Committee Reports
Membership/Space: Information postcards are finished.

Programs: Looking forward to our freemotion quilting class in a few months. Other programs to come.

Special Events: A behind-the-scenes tour at the Charleston Museum is being set up.  The date has not been set, but the cost will be $20 per person.  

Swaps & Challenges: We are still working on quilts using blocks from the Modern Block of the Month we did earlier this year for our charity project. In July we will use www.elfster.com to draw names for a handmade gift swap during our Christmas party.  We can use Elfster to communicate anonymously with our secret partner so we can get to know them better.

Community Service: There will be a trunk show of all of the quilts turned in for the Royal Family Kids Camp at the June 12, 2014 Cobblestone Quilt Guild’s meeting.  Robin needs completed quilts by June 17, 2014.

Program
We played Quilt Trivia in groups of three. Our winners were Tamie, Geri & Keri.

Our next sew day will be May 17, 9 am-3 pm at the Heritage Trust Bank building (847 Coleman Blvd.)  Bring a project, lunch and drinks. 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.



















Mark your Calendars
May 17, 2014              Sew In Day at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd
June 1, 2014                Quilt Con 2015 class information will be available
June 21, 2014              Sew In Day at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd
June 24, 2014              Members can register for QuiltCon 2015
June 24, 2014              Next CMQG meeting at 6:30pm
July 22, 2014               Charleston Group Quilt blocks deadline
February 19-21, 2015  QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas


June Meeting:  
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.

Bring your name tag and show and tell items!

Funds to Treasurer

$0