Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Charity quilt sew day for QuiltCon!

The Modern Quilt Guild challenged local guilds to make a quilt that would be displayed at QuiltCon and then be returned to the local guild afterwards to be given to charity.  We were asked to work collaboratively to create a quilt using a predetermined color palette and alternate grid design.  Several of us got together one Saturday in October and set to work. We were inspired by Jacquie Gering's chapter in Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quiltmaking.  

Geri brought fabric for us to use.  We decided to piece improvisationally using grey as our background color.  
Phoebe, Sandy, Jenifer and Alice hard at work
We pieced and cut, pieced and cut - sometimes borrowing scraps discarded by a friend - each of us making blocks that measured about 18" long until we had a design wall full!
Look at those featherweights!!  Modern quilters do love not so modern machines. . .

Our wonderfully talented friend Geri took all of these bits home with her and made them play nicely together until a quilt top was formed.

And then she was sweet enough to quilt it for us on her longarm machine as well.  Thanks Geri!!

Next stop Austin!!  Can't wait to see this little baby hanging up at QuiltCon!  Hope we'll see you all there too!

Special thanks to those in the guild that helped with all the piecing and quilting along the way - Geri Smith, Sandy Goodwin, Amy Southerland, Alice Anthony, Jenifer Lake, Kim McPeake and Phoebe Harrell.  And thanks to Amy, Kim and Geri for the photos!










November 2014 meeting minutes

Sorry these are late, folks. . .


There were 12 members in attendance. 

Everyone was welcomed and Phoebe, our President started our meeting for business.  We are looking forward to our improv class with Geri Saturday (11/15/14).  Please arrive at 9 am to set-up and to begin as soon as possible.  We can stay later than 3 if we want to. 

Amy will host a workshop at our sew day on January 10, 2015.  Please pick out your supplies tonight from her.  We are expecting 6 in attendance at this time.

Phoebe has contacted Heritage Trust Credit Union to set-up our meetings and sew days for the upcoming year (2015).

Our holiday party will be on December 6 on Sullivan’s Island, from 2 pm to 5 pm.  Please bring your favorite appetizer/sweet and your homemade gift. 

We had the following nominations for the 2015 Board:
Kelly Biscopink-President                                            
Sandy Goodwin and Lynn Crymes-Vice President
Amy Southerland-Secretary                                          
Jackie Boyd-Treasurer
Phoebe Harrell-Member at large

Ballots/voting will be handed out at our January meeting.  We will sign-up for committees in January and our new President will assign a chairperson for each committee.  Please bring your 2015 membership dues of $60 to the January meeting and complete a new membership form.

If you are planning on attending QuiltCon, plese send your schedules to Phoebe so she can create a spreadsheet.

Geri gave us an update on our MQG charity quilt.  She will be quilting it for us, thank you!

Delynne won the drawing for a Riley Blake jelly roll.

Our next meeting/holiday party will be on December 6, 2014.

Show & Tell
We had a great show and tell.  Thanks to all who contributed and make sure to bring new items next month.
·       Alice-Hexagon quilt in progress
·       Kim-Priory Square fat quarters

·       Sandy-Color cards, Alison Glass’ Applique book and nephew’s quilt.

·       Jenifer-Hexagon quilt for a great niece and pillow which she machine quilted.


·       Geri-first embroidery and 2 books on African American quilts by Eli Leon:  Who’da Thought It and Model in the Mind.


·       Kelly-Betsy Travel Bag which will be in an upcoming WhipperCrafter magazine.

·       Amy-finished a Liberty swap:  small spool quilt & pin cushion.  Charms from Alison glass and a small quilt for a lady in Australia.



Our next meeting will be Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm on Sullivan’s Island.

Mark your Calendars
November 30, 2014                 Deadline to enter a quilt into Quilt Con
December 6, 2014                    Holiday Party
January 10, 2015                     Sew Day with Amy
January 27, 2015                     CMQG Meeting
February 19-21, 2015              QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas
February 24, 2015                    CMQG Meeting

Bring to the December Meeting:  Name tag, homemade gift, show & tell items, and you.

Funds to Treasurer:  $0

Saturday, November 1, 2014

October 2014 meeting minutes

Minutes for the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild Meeting on October 28, 2014  

Business
There were 16 members in attendance. 

Everyone was welcomed and Phoebe, our President started our meeting for business.  Discussion began about the future of our guild.  We have been members of the National guild since July 2013 and will continue to do so.  Kelly has agreed to move up to President next year and we had some members who are interested in being the Vice President for 2015.  Members are asked to let Phoebe know by the next guild meeting if they are interested in running for the office of Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer.

Also under discussion was committees, each committee chairperson is asked to review this past year.  They will report at the next meeting what worked and what didn’t work for us so that we may begin planning for next year.   Members are asked to start thinking about which committee they want to be on next year.  We will sign up in January when we pay our dues.

Our holiday party will be on December 6 on Sullivan’s Island.  More information will be out at the next guild meeting.  Just a reminder, check elfster.com for information concerning our homemade swap.  Please let us know if you have changed your mind or if you will be unable to attend the party.

Kim passed out our comments/ideas that were posted in the google drive document.  You can continue adding ideas for us to do.

Geri and Kim reminded everyone about the Improv Sew Day.  Join us November 15, 2014 at the Heritage Trust Bank 9 am, we plan to start by 10:00 am. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.  CMQG Improv Class 11/15/14
Sandy and  Geri did a great job hosting our MQG charity quilt.  Special thanks to Cheryl, owner of Stitch n’ Sew for letting us use her classroom last Saturday (10/18/14).  Our quilt will come back to Charleston to be given to a children’s shelter.  Here are our blocks so far!


Our next meeting will be on November 11, 2014.

Show & Tell
We had a great show and tell.  Thanks to all who contributed and make sure to bring new items next month.

·       Cathy-paper pieced blocks



·       Alice-wine bags made out of shirt sleeves, African fabric quilt, and her hexagon quilt (from her QuiltCon 2013 class with Jacquie Gering)


·       Delynne-books and a Scraps for Laps quilt




·       Lynn-Halloween table runner and a Riley Blake Zombie Apocalypse quilt. Check out that awesome spiderweb quilting and the creepy sayings she managed to sneak in.  Brilliant!

·       Amy-Liberty London Swap Buckets
·       Geri-Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar by Roderick Kiracofe.  She will be teaching a class at PPQ once a month.  If you are interested in African American quilts and want to attend the class contact Geri and let her know if Saturday or Sunday works for you. 


·       Keri-2nd block of the Camelot quilt and she has quilted her Valori Wells quilt from Craftsy.





·       Sandy-block for her Camelot quilt, a panel for her Alabama Chanin skirt, and a book Godhari quilts from India.


·       Linda-shared her items from QSC classes:  a curve class & a hunter’s star.


·       Pat-2 quilts for a little sister and her brother.  (Her 1st quilt!)


·       Phoebe-iron caddy and a small quilt for a swap.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.

Mark your Calendars
November 11, 2014                 CMQG Meeting
November 15, 2014                 Pure Improv with Geri Smith Sew Day
November 30, 2014                 Deadline to enter a quilt into Quilt Con
December 6, 2014                    Holiday Party
January 17, 2015                     Sew Day with Amy
January 27, 2015                     CMQG Meeting
February 19-21, 2015              QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas
February 24, 2015                    CMQG Meeting


Bring to the November Meeting:  Name tag, your interest in running for a guild office, show & tell items, and you.