Wednesday, May 8, 2013

April 2013 meeting minutes

Charleston Modern Quilt Guild
April 23, 2013

Welcome to Keri Davidson.

Tonight we celebrated our first year with birthday cake.  Thanks Kim!!  It was delicious!

Business - 
Charleston Modern Quilt Guild has a flicker page -  At this time pictures from the Austin QuiltCon 2013 are posted.  You will see many of the quilts that were on display.

Program:  We talked about what makes a fabric/quilt Modern.  Is it the design, color, or how you use it?  Members brought in fabric from their stash.  We had everything from chevrons, geometrics, Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt, etc. We talked about what could define a Modern quilt:  the use of negative space, the very dense quilting, mixtures of fabric (cotton, linens, etc), and using a traditional block with a spin.  Make what you like.  There is not a right or wrong as long as the quilt makes you happy.  However, our guild wants to focus on a modern approach in making quilts.

If you have some ideas for future a presentation contact Phoebe.  Upcoming programs already in the works:  blogs and using the internet for inspiration, new fabric designers, Pinterest, a new binding technique with Tamie, hand quilting with Alice, and liberated blocks/quilts with Geri.
People, Place and Quilts has issued us a challenge using the current Modern Block of the Month program at the shop.  You would make the 12 blocks starting now until July.  Kits include fabric and patterns.  The challenge is that each quilter will determine how to set the blocks and finish the quilt.  Quilts are to be turned in by October.  It will be judged, prizes are:  $100, $75, $50.  Guild members will receive a 20% discount; cost will be $48 plus tax.  Please contact Phoebe if you want to do this Challenge or go to PPQ to pick up your kit.

BLOCK SWAP:  Sandy received 14 Confetti blocks tonight. 

Linda passed out fabric for the background of her LOVE blocks and directions.  It is based on the Tula Pink design but she decreased the size.  We each received white fabric and we are to use any of our own fabrics.  Any fabrics or colors are acceptable.  Linda gave a quick demo on how to make the 5x7 (cut size) of each individual letter.  You can arrange the LOVE letters however you want them.
Karen King will be up for next month.

Tamie – quilts and technique samples from her week long retreat in North Carolina

Linda – large Wonky Log Cabin Block, class taught by Geri last Saturday

Alice – completed her Word Quilt using the Boy Scout Creed/Law, a quilt using fat quarters from Alaska from her daughter, and a reproduction of the Harriett Powers Bible Quilt that she is restoring for a friend.

Kim – quilt as you go technique class and linen from Tabby’s Quilt Studio in Beaufort.

Sandy - large Wonky Log Cabin Block, class taught by Geri last Saturday

Keri – quilt for her grandson and a bag (pattern – Wave purse/tote)

Kelly B – a log cabin quilt from her book and pillowcases made by Rhonda of Tabby in Beaufort

Next meeting will be at 6:30 pm on May 28, 2013.

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