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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

April 2014 meeting minutes


Business

There were 12 members in attendance and 3 visitors.  All visitors joined by the end of the meeting!  Welcome Jenifer, Pat & Ruth.

Phoebe, President, opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. 

News from  Modern Quilt Guild:

v  Michael Miller Challenge  Fabric has been distributed (6 fat eights).  The deadline has been changed to July 25, 2014.  As usual, participants can add fabrics to what they were given but only other Michael Miller fabrics or solids.
v  QuiltCon class information will be available on June 1, 2014
v  QuiltCon registration will be June 24, 2014.  Members will be able to register early by using a password code which will be sent to us.  QuiltCon will be in Austin, Texas on February 19-22, 2015.  Members are encouraged to go as this is a great opportunity to meet other modern quilters.  And the classes, lectures and shopping are wonderful.

Business:
A motion was made by Linda and seconded by Becky to approve the 2014 Budget.  All of the membership in attendance approved.
Each committee chair reported back about the events and ideas for the remainder of the year.  It was decided that each month we will ask each committee chair to give us a report, so that we can keep up to date with everything going on.
Membership/Space
Delynne-Chair, Becky & Kim
Each member should have a directory of addresses/phone numbers and you are asked to verify your information.  We are in the process of producing a postcard with the guild’s information on it for quilt shops, shows, etc.
Community Service
Sandy-Chair, Tamie, Geri, Linda & Pat
We contributed items to the My Sister’s House silent auction held during the Cobblestone Quilt Show in February/March 2014.  At this time we will have 15 quilts to donate to the Royal Family Kids Camp, a camp for foster kids ages 7-1.  Quilts should be throw size 50” x 60”.  Gender neutral works, since they will not know the number of boys or girls attending this summer in June.  We can discuss if we want to take the fourth quarter off or if there is a charity during the holidays that we want to do something for let us know.
Programs
Whitner-Chair, Kelly B, Cathy, Juanita and Amy. 
No one from this committee was in attendance at the meeting.  
Special Events
Keri-Chair, Jackie, Susan, Lana, Ruth & Jenifer
The events committee is working with the Charleston Museum for a behind the scene tour.  In July we will begin to talk about our Christmas party, which this committee and the Swaps committee will be coordinating.  There was some talk about the upcoming AQS Quilt Shows in Charlotte NC (7/30/14-8/2/14) and in Chattanooga TN (9/10/14-9/13/14).
Swaps & Challenges
Lynn-Chair, Alice, Ruth, Ginny & Phoebe
Right now this group is busy with the Michael Miller Challenge issued by the National MQG.   We explained the Charleston Group Quilt to our new members and had additional sign ups to make blocks.
Charleston Group Quilt
We are in the midst of making a group quilt with Charleston as the theme.  Blocks can be pictures or the words with a modern flair.  You are asked to use Kona Cotton solids by Robert Kaufman.  You can use any color, but we are trying to keep our backgrounds or use of white to Kona Snow.   (This is the name of the fabric/color, do not use a bolt that says White).  The colors from our logo in Kona are:  School Bus, Blue, Water, Cadet, and Medium Grey.  Sizes for blocks square or rectangles six to twenty inches.  Deadline for blocks will be the July guild meeting (7/27/14).
Charleston Block Ideas
Assigned to
Block

Assigned to
Block
Alice A
Turtle

Kim
shrimp
Alice A
Gullah

Kim
holy city
Amy
shape of SC

Linda A
Marsh
Amy
Chucktown

Lynn C
Church/stained glass
Becky
beach umbrella

Pat
flip flops
Cathy B
carriage

Phoebe
rainbow row
Cathy B
light house

Phoebe H
bridge
Geri
Lowcountry

Susan
sail boat
Geri
firefly

Tamie H
Ya'll
Jackie
sweet tea

Tamie H
sweet grass
Jackie
palmetto

Whitner
gates
Juanita
dolphin

Whitner
live oak
Juanita G
crab


cocktails
Kelly B
steeples


Hunley
Kelly B
ghosts


Ft. Sumter
Keri
puff mud


old Citadel
Keri
Yorktown


magnolia
Kim
humidity


edge of America

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.  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
·       Phoebe-Patchwork Threads t-shirt (she was wearing it).  She also had three quilt tops that will be finished and donated to the Royal Family Camp.




·       Whitner- quilt top for the Royal Family Camp

·       Alice-Cross quilt for the Clergy house at Camp St. Christopher, a Chain Quilt, and she is working on finishing her hexagon quilt from Jacquie Gering class from QuiltCon 2013.



·       Lynn-gave us a report on her adventures during Sew Down-Nashville-we are all jealous, but appreciated hearing all about it.  She showed a quilt that she made with Carolyn Friedlander and quilted with instruction from Angela Walters.  She also gave us a sneak peek of the start of her stained glass windows challenge block.


·       Becky-Quilt, “Invited to the bright side”

·       Keri- quilt top for the Royal Family Camp using a fat quarter pattern by Atkinson Designs-Slide Show.

·       Pat-shared with us her first 3 quilts she has made in classes with teacher, Linda Ambrose.



·       Jackie-tshirt from the East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival-which Quirky Quilts was a sponsor.

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

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.

Mark your Calendars
May 13, 2014                 May meeting
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 24, 2014                 Members can register for QuiltCon 2015
September 20, 2014         Sew Day with Jennifer Lehy (Free Motion Quilting class) at 847 Coleman Blvd.
February 19-21, 2015       QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas

Bring to the May Meeting
 Name tag
Quilts for the Royal Family Kids Camp
Show and Tell Items
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