Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 2017 meeting minutes

Reminder that Chawne Kimber will be teaching on Sunday, November 12 from 10am - 5pm at Five Eighth Seams in West Ashley.  Class will be on small piecing.  Fees are $80.  Contact if interested for more details.

Our next sew day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 21st at Five Eighth Seams in West Ashley. We will be working on the QuiltCon challenge charity quilt.  Kelly Biscopink has come up with a beautiful design for us.  All fabric will be provided.  There will be no sew days in November or December.

Our November meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th.

Our holiday party will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at 2pm at Cathy Beemer's house with location information to follow via email.  The gift exchange this year will be a 'Dirty Santa' swap.  There is a $20 limit and items can be handmade or purchased.

JK Modern Quilt Camp has been scheduled for August 23 - 26, 2018 at Camp St Christopher on Seabrook Island.  Next year's camp will include Thursday night.  Application can be found here and first payments are due to Kim by October 13.

The Coastal Carolina Fair is being held October 26 - November 5.  The fair will be accepting quilts for display at no fee.  Intake for quilts will be on October 21 - 22.  Registration is done at dropoff in the Creative Arts Building.  They are also looking for volunteers for the quilters' table inside the Creative Arts Building.  Volunteers receive free tickets and parking passes for the fair.

Pat Schneider and Donna Walters visited to tell us about a new store opening in Summerville called Sew Sweet located across the street from the library.  Pat is also the head of the Cobblestone Quilt Show for 2018 which will be held March 9 - 10 at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mt Pleasant.  Registration will be January 11 with quilts being dropped off on March 5.  More information can be found here.

We swapped scrap bags at this month's meeting.  The October challenge is to make something with the scraps received for show and tell.

Jenifer made this charity quilt top out of the black and white blocks made for the April meeting challenge.
Phoebe made a cute iron caddy for her pal Lynn.
Phoebe also made a stunning foundation paper pieced elephant wall hanging.
 Whitner took a class on sewing with knits and made this adorable t-shirt that we all wanted.  Pattern is the Straight Stitch Designs Montlake Tee.
 Love this cute Halloween themed pillow by Kim!
 Sandy is working on a sample for a class she will be teaching next year at Camp Kanuga in North Carolina.
 She also showed a variation on the same pattern.
 Amy made this sweet quilt for her brother and sister-in-law for a wedding gift.  She chose the colors based on the bride's bouquet.
 The back of the quilt was dreamy too!
 Cathy sure put a lot of hard work into this tablecloth she made for her kitchen table!
 Alice made this "Letters to Santa" quilt top for her grandson, Wilson.
 The back of the quilt has little envelopes and is Alice's husband's favorite part.
 Alice put together this fun little Christmas tree mini from blocks she received at the JK Modern Quilt Camp swap.
 Love this pink and grey strip quilt Alice made.  
Lynn made this Style Arc Dimity top out of some gorgeous, flowy rayon.  She made some other shirts too but I was too jealous to take any more pictures.....

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 24th.  Don't forget to bring your nametags, show and tell and your scrap challenge!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

August 2017 meeting minutes

Chawne Kimber will be teaching on November 12th at Five Eighth Seams in West Ashley.  Class fees are $80.  Please contact us at for more information.

The Coastal Carolina Fair will be held October 25 - Nov 5.  They will be accepting quilts for showing at no fee.  Entries are due October 21st with judging held on October 23rd.  They are looking for volunteers for the quilters' table inside the creative arts pavilion.  Volunteers receive free parking and tickets to the fair.

Holiday themed mug rugs were exchanged as part of a challenge put forth by our swaps and challenges committee.

Cathy Beemer gave a presentation and demonstration on paper piecing.

Alice brought in her 100 blocks in 100 days quilt made entirely from solids.  This quilt was also hand quilted!
 Lynn brought her improv circles quilt she made at our last sew day.
 Lynn also had a sweet mermaid quilt top she made for a family friend.
 Each member of Lynn's family made a block for this quilt top at their annual summer family vacation.
 And finally, Lynn showed off these adorable vinyl, glitter and pom pom bags she made.
 Cheryl had a pillow for her couch made out of Charleston row house fabric.
 Cheryl also made an improv curve quilt top at our last sew day.
 Cheryl made this quilt for her living room out of a Kaffe Fasset charm pack.
 Cheryl brought in a pillow for her chair that she used at Quilt Camp.
 Whitner finished her gorgeous sew together bag.
 Cathy made a beautiful kaleidoscope quilt.
 Colleen made these sweet little beaded stars.  She's lucky that she left with all of the stars she brought........  ;)
 Colleen also brought in a quilt top that she made for the Pantone quilt challenge.
 Pam brought in a felted wool art quilt.
 Angie made this bed scarf out of all polka dotted fabric for her daughter.
 And another improve curves quilt made by Connie.
She loved those improv curves so much she also made this mug rug!

September meeting is scheduled for Tuesday the 26th.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

June 2017 meeting minutes

QuiltCon registration has taken place for MQG members.  As of now, Phoebe will be our only member attending (because she bear the thought of people having fun without her). QuiltCon will be held Feb 22-25, 2018 in Pasadena, California.

The 2nd annual Mother Emanuel Quilt and Memorabilia exhibit is up at 85 Calhoun Street.

Our next sew day will be July 15 at Five Eighth Seams.  Our group sew will be working on improv curves or attendees can feel free to work on other projects.  Doors open at 9.30am and we'll be there until around 4pm.

Geri is challenging us all to enter a quilt into the Cobblestone Guild show in March 2018. Registration will be in January.  Details to follow.

A Quilting Expo is being held in Columbia, SC on July 21-22.  Quilters of South Carolina will have a quilt show with 150+ quilts.  Details here -

Stitch 'n Sew in Mt Pleasant will be having their anniversary sale July 28-29.  The entire store will be 25% off.

Swaps - We will be swapping holiday themed mug rugs in July.  There is no definitive size but mug rugs are typically 6x6 or 6x9.

Charity - Our guild will be participating in the MQG challenge.  Quilts are displayed at QuiltCon and then returned to the guild to be given to a charity.  This year's theme is Modern Traditionalism.  More info can be found here -  Please put on your creative thinking caps and help us come up with a design that would be good as a group project.

We also discussed options for what we should do with the charity quilt made for QuiltCon 2017.  One idea was to auction the quilt off and donate the proceeds to a charity.

Geri gave a demonstration on how to make improv curves which we'll be working on at sew day. Fabric was provided to make test Drunkard's Path blocks which could then be combined to make improv circles.  Many members were able to try one out.

Geri recommended a few books for reference -
The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood
Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making by Lucky Spool
Meridian pattern by Alison Glass


Lynn modeled a cute top from a Japanese pattern out of Nani Iro fabric.
Peggy showed off a checkbook cover and Zip Up Tray Pouch.
Hope finished this gorgeous quilt she made for a wedding gift out of hand dyed cottons and Essex linen.
Cathy brought in the quilt top she made from the Stitchery Dickory Dock's Sugar Block Club.

Pam shared (and Lynn almost stole) some beautiful scarves she made at an indigo dying workshop. She also brought in an art quilt that she finished of a lady wearing a party dress.
Cheryl showed off two quilts.  The first was a wedding quilt made in New Orleans Saints colors.  The second was entered into a Festivals of Mexico quilt competition and received 2nd place.
Kelly finished her epic 5 year WIP Single Girl quilt top and also brought her completed Molehills quilt made out of Cotton + Steel Halloween fabric.

Alice let us take a gander at her spooky (but cute!) Halloween house quilt.  She also finished a beautiful wool quilt with a tree motif which was hand quilted and a cute jacket for her grandson, Wilson.  The top jacket was made my Geri for her granddaughter, Annie Banks.  

Tamie surprised us with a Sherbet Pips sampler quilt from blocks she received in a swap and a cute Noodlehead Open Wide Pouch she made on a visit to Seattle.
 Marie brought in this quilt with very special meaning that she made for her new grandson.
Louise made this great rainbow quilt with Kaffe Fassett appliqued circles.

Carol made a super cute owl tote from a kit she purchased at QuiltCon and brought in the 3rd (!) quilt top made from the Cotton + Steel Halloween line of fabric.  She also told the story of the bricks quilt she made with a heart and the female symbol.
Elaine brought in another Zip Up Tray Pouch.

Connie showed off two sweet baby quilts that she made.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 25th.  Don't forget your nametag and show and tell!!  See you there!