Sunday, June 26, 2016

May 2016 meeting minutes

Announcements:
There will be a display of quilts given to Emanuel AME at 85 Calhoun Street until June 30th.  Two of our quilts will be part of this.
Registration for Quiltcon 2017 in Savannah opens on June 25th, so start looking at the catalog.   Quilt entries for this event will be accepted between July 1st and November 30th. 
Super Volunteer applications are due by May 30th.   Kim shared her experience volunteering and Jackie’s. 

Old Business:
Latifah Saafir will be here June 18th and 19th for classes. 

Swaps and Challenges:
Traditional block to modern blocks were turned in and displayed at the meeting.  These blocks will be used to make a charity quilt for a child who is aging out of the foster care system. 


Show and Tell:
Alice shared her “Sweet Tea and Butter Beans” quilt from Jen Kingwell’s pattern Green Tea and Sweet Beans.  It is stunning!  She also modeled the smock she learned to make in Lynn's class.  This is the second smock for Alice.  She gave her first to her daughter.



Geri wore the smock made in Lynn’s class and showed a double wedding ring quilt.



Susan told the group about a quilt she made and shared a photo.

Marybeth finished her “I get cold too” quilt she made for her husband which she quilted herself.


Cathy showed a quilt top that she made and Marybeth quilted.


Keri showed the group her Camelot and Project 48 blocks.

Cheryl brought a quilt she made from a shoebox exchange with her quilting group in Mexico.  They all made blocks when she was moving away and she shared the quilt she made with those blocks.  This was her oldest UFO. 


Delynne made a giant hexie quilt for charity.


Sarah showed some softies she made, a seahorse and pig.  She also made a Palmetto and Moon quilt and announced to the group that she was moving away.  The group will miss her.



Jennifer made a “go anywhere” bag by noodlehead.  At the last sew day she started a wonky star quilt top and finished that.  She also made a half square and square quilt top from a Purl Soho pattern that she showed.



Phoebe modeled a Sailor top she made in Lotta Jasndotter fabric.  She shared photos with the group of her smock in Africa.  A woman fell in love with it and Phoebe gave it to her.  She is sending her Lynn’s smock pattern so that this woman and her friends can make more.


Linda told everyone about an LED light pad that she found on Amazon for $45 that has been helpful in transferring patterns.  She also made a grandmothers flower garden from a Missouri Star pattern out of charm packs.   Next she made a curtain out of a jelly roll.



Iliana made a quilt from giveaway fabric for charity.  She made a Minecraft pixel quilt that had 1256 squares.  She also did a Cathedral window table runner and placemats.






Carol made a charity quilt with dinosaurs.  She also showed a Tula Pink plus quilt in the Elizabeth line.   Finally she made a Jay Bird Quilt pattern.




Cheryl told the group about a thread painting class from Craftsy and said that it was a great class.


Kim announced that there was an opening at Quilt Camp and asked to contact her.

April 2016 meeting minutes

Lynn called the April meeting to order and welcomed our guest Karen. 

New Business
An announcement was made that the QuiltCon faculty was announced for the 2017 event.   It is available on the Modern Quilt Guild website.  More information will be available soon.  

Next Sew Day is May 21.  An email reminder was sent out with details on time and location.

Charity
Geri discussed the Charity Quilt Challenge for QuiltCon 2017.  She asked the group to come up with original designs within the guidelines set by MQG.   These designs should be submitted by the next meeting and the guild will vote on which design to make.   The sew day in July will be for the Charity quilts.

Programming
We still have more spots to fill for Latifah, so please share the information with friends and family and post on social media.

Swaps and Challenges
Tamie and Jackie announced the May challenge.  The guild provided Art Gallery fabric by Bari J. for a block.  Then each member selected a traditional block to make modern.  The quilt will be made into a quilt for charity.  Please bring back your scraps for filler blocks. For examples see http://modernquilts.mqumag.com/challenge/

Amy announced a new quilt along/challenge and told the guild about Chuck Nohara’s book 2001 blocks.  Each month a few blocks will be selected from the book for the group.   Since there are no instructions in the book it will be fun to see how everyone puts the blocks together.  Many blocks can be done by handpiecing, traditional piecing or applique.  If someone has a particularly interesting way to put them together, they may share that with the group at the next meeting. 

Show and Tell
Alice made a lost sock quilt- very cute.   Each sock was a different size and fabric, no matches.

Sarah shared her Cleveland Area Rucking Club Quilt.



Sarah, Geri, Amy and Sandy all shared their smocks made at the last sew day under the instruction of Lynn.





Iliana showed a quilt she made from a Missouri Star pattern.  She also made a star quilt which she donated to charity along with a walker caddy she also made for charity.   Iliana also made a half square triangle quilt and a curvy quilt.





Lynn B. showed off a quilt she made for her daughter.


Lynn C. modeled her newly made Merchant and Mills dress and a Noodlehead Poolside tote.  She also shared with the group an improv baby quilt she made.




Keri brought a crochet wrap she made.

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!!