Monday, March 20, 2017

February 2017 meeting minutes

Our president, Lynn, opened the meeting and welcomed our guests.  Committees had breakout time and discussed plans for the upcoming year.

CHARITY - headed by Sandy
  • port pillows for seat belts
  • walker bags
  • lap quilts for senior centers
  • QuiltCon charity challenge
SWAPS - headed by Cheryl
  • Members brought in a fat quarter.  All fat quarters were put into a bag and drawn by another member.  That member must make a box, bag or bowl to be given back to the person who brought the fat quarter at the March meeting.
  • In March, we will discuss plans for a 12" finished black and white block to be made into a charity quilt.  These blocks will be due in April.
  • Please remember to return your UFO challenge forms to Cheryl.
PROGRAMS - headed by Geri
  • At our March sew day, we will be sewing the Noodlehead Market Tote from the Handmade Style book by Anna Graham.

The evening's program was a slideshow of pictures of a favorite quilt (or two) shown at QuiltCon. Lynn asked each person who sent a picture to say why they chose the quilt as their favorite.

Alice brought another gorgeous handpieced baby quilt made of vintage print fabrics.
Connie showed off her gorgeous wall hanging quilt of a sunset.
Hope wore an apron made of scrappy happiness.
Pam made a wall quilt from shot cottons.
Angie bought in a mini quilt with cross stitch detail.
Karen ventured into the world of paper piecing with her veggies mini.

Cheryl showed off the mini that she got in a QuiltCon swap and a hexagon baby quilt.
Jenifer finally finished her Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt that is being sent off to be handquilted by an Amish woman!  We're all jealous!
Lynn made a quilt of mostly Costa Rican flags so she can snuggle up with vacation memories.  She called this one "I Wanna Be An Expat".  Please don't, Lynn.  Please don't.
Phoebe finished up the binding on her "I Love the 80s" quilt, which was the product of a traveling quilt swap and was quilted by Lynn with amazing details.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 28 at the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union at 847 Coleman Blvd in Mt Pleasant.  Doors open at 6 and the meeting starts at 6.30.  

Don't forget to bring your nametag, swap item and show and tell!!  See you there!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

January 2017 meeting minutes

Meeting was opened by Lynn and we all introduced ourselves to our many visitors.

Board was nominated and elected for 2017. 
·      President – Lynn Crymes
·      Vice President – Phoebe Harrell
·      Secretary – Whitner Kane
·      Treasurer – Tamie Herin

We also selected committee heads and members selected committees on which to serve for 2017. 
·      Programs and Special Events – Geri Smith
·      Community Service – Sandy Goodwin
·      Swaps and Challenges – Cheryl Rivenbark

Breakdown of committees from last year –
·      Swaps and Challenges – Kim and Alice did a great job.  The entire year was very well planned and members were well informed about upcoming swaps.  Kim asked members to fill out a questionnaire and WIP list at the beginning of the year.  Throughout the year, progress was tracked and a drawing was held from the names of all that participated.  Geri won a $25 gift certificate to Stitch & Sew.  Kim also made a gift for each member of a tin box with the guild logo.  Inside the box was a magnet holding a needle.  THANKS KIM!!  WE LOVE YA!
·      Community Service – Geri organized several group quilts this year.  Over the summer we made a quilt that was donated to family members from the shootings in Orlando at the Pulse nightclub.  Our group got together to improve piece strips of color and then grey fabric with hearts cut out was attached to the top of the rainbow pieced strips.  We also made a quilt for the QuiltCon East 2017 challenge presented by the Modern Quilt Guild.  The quilt design was suggested by Whitner Kane and was pieced by several members at a Saturday sew day.  Quilt was quilted by Marybeth and bound by Kim.  Geri started a catalog of quilts available for charitable donation.
·      Programs and Special Events – Lynn coordinated two classes by Latifah Saafir where she taught her bias tape quilt and the Molehills quilt.  We also had monthly sew days that alternated between open sew days and specific projects.  These will continue in 2017 at Five Eighth Seams. 

Announcements –
·      Sew days will be the third Saturday of each month.  The next will be on 2/18 and will be held at Five Eighth Seams.  This will be an open sew day so bring whatever project you’re working on. 
·      QuiltCon East is being held in Savannah from Feb 23 – 26.  Make plans to go!!
·      There are two local exhibits of interest. There is an exhibit of Gees Bend quilts through April 23rd  in Myrtle Beach at the Burroughs and Chapin Art Musuem.  There is also an exhibition of story quilts and fabric collages called “Shine on, Gullah.  Shine on.” at Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach through March 12th.

·      Penland School of Crafts in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is offering workshops this summer with Sherry Lynn Wood and Natalie Chanin.  Information can be found on their website.

Show and tell –
Cheryl brought a sweet baby quilt she made from charm squares.
Sandy showed a quilt that she designed and taught at a quilt retreat in Kanuga.  Maybe we can convince Sandy to write a pattern/teach a class?
Sandy also showed a sweet baby quilt top she made featuring elephants!
Jenifer made a quilt top in Sandy’s class.
Carol brought this MASSIVE quilt she made from all the green fabrics she had in her stash.
Alice made this gorgeous quilt featuring an appliqued border.  We all want to be Alice. . .
New member Hope made this AMAZING rainbow quilt from a kit she purchased.  (I want one.)
Tamie brought a Swoon quilt she’s been working on for her daughter in college.  We know she'll love it!
Whitner brought a half square triangle quilt top she’s been working on for a friend's little boy.
Phoebe brought a picture of a quilt she made for a friend’s baby due in March.
Renate showed off her fancy flying geese socks.
And a guest - whose name I'm missing! - brought in a beautiful antique family quilt.  

Keep them coming, friends!  We love to see what you've made!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 28.  We'll recap QuiltCon antics and adventures.  Don't forget to bring your nametag and show and tell!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

November 2016 meeting minutes

Members present: Lynn, Phoebe, Whitner, Sandy, Jenifer, Karen, Tamie, Cheryl, Alice, Kelly, Cathy

Upcoming events:
Christmas Party; December 11 at Jenifer’s house
Bring Maker's Mat to swap for your assigned recipient. Sign up sheet will be circulated for potluck.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday,  January 24th.  We'll be holding elections for 2017.  We will also be signing up for committees and choosing committee heads. 

NEWS: our Emmanuel AME quilts will be published in QuiltCon magazine and will be on display at QuiltCon in Savannah, Georgia from Feb 23 - 26.

2017 sew days will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Five Eighth Seams in West Ashley.  First sew day is scheduled for January 21st and will be an open sew day.

Committee heads (to be worked out later)
Community service
Swaps and challenges
Show and Tell
Lynn: three quilts which had been gifted and lots of knit skirts!

Cheryl: baby quilt top; hexie small quilt; pillow; another hexagon quilt

Kelly: Makers tote by Noodlehead (large size) 

Alice: baby quilt