BusinessWe began with introductions. There were 11 members and 2 guests were in attendance. Welcome to Renate and Laurie—we hope to see you again!
The Charleston Modern Quilt Guild is officially joining the Modern Quilt Guild. Membership forms and copies of the by-laws were handed out at the June meeting. Dues for July–December ($30) and completed membership forms are due at the July meeting. If you need a copy of the form or by-laws, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make checks out to Charleston Modern Quilt Guild.
Phoebe attended a webinar sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild in June regarding finances and record keeping for the guild. Please ask her if you have any questions about what she learned.
Tamie told us about an online Quilt-Along that's just starting to make the "Swoon" pattern by Camille Roskelley. Here's the link for more info about the Swoon-Along.
Geri donated two of her long arm practice quilts to the quild to donate to a worthy cause. Phoebe will look into getting Spoonflower fabric printed with our logo to be labels for charity quilts.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30pm at the SMHA offices at 400 Hibben Street.
Our Quilting Bee
June was Karen's month in our bee rotation. Karen asked for 8.5" unfinished blocks, all black and white fabrics, with no appliqué and no 2.5" squares. Eight blocks (shown below) were turned in and they are gorgeous! Hope you enjoy them, Karen!
Our traveling member, Sarah, has next month. She handed out kits of fabric with instructions when she was in town in May. If you took a kit, please bring the completed block to the July meeting.
Phoebe gave a presentation on social media to help everyone learn about how to use the many social media platforms, specifically in regards to quilting and the quilt community. Below are a few notes from the presentation:
Blogs (i.e. pixiecupindustries.blogspot.com):
- an online diary featuring photos, personal and professional information, stories and tutorials
- great for gathering fabric ideas, patterns, quilt inspiration
- frequently host interactive events, like quilt-alongs, that you can participate in from home
- make online friends around the world
- warning: blogs are a "time vampire" (Phoebe H.)
- Member blogs: Phoebe's—pixiecupindustries.blogspot.com; Kelly's—stitchyquiltstuff.blogspot.com; Kim and Jackie—quirkyquiltssc.blogspot.com
- Look for your favorite designers, personal friends, etc.
- You do not have to join Facebook to see some professional or business pages
- Online "bulletin boards"; "pin" things to your boards from the internet rather than bookmarking
- Make boards for any specific interest (fabric, knit, quilts, patterns, haircuts, etc.)
- Make secret boards no one else can see
- Click through on photo to go back to original website
- Make sure to "pin" from the specific post (click the post header and then pin the photo)
- Follow people you like to see what they pin
- Online photo sharing (albums)
- Upload your photos
- Follow people you like to see their photos
- Look for groups to join; many online swaps and bees are formed through Flickr
- Used for short (characters are limited) status updates
- Use hashtags (#) to sort/categorize your tweet
- Primarily for sharing photos (and now video)
- Great for gathering inspiration and connecting with others
Show & Tell
We had some great show and tell at this meeting!!! Thanks to all who participated, and please bring your show and tell next month!
|Pieced and long armed by Geri using Parson Gray fabric.|
|Linda made this pretty quilt using a Denyse Schmidt Shelburne Falls layer cake.|
|Pieced and long armed by Geri! An Angela Walters pattern|
|Juanita pieced and designed this Angela Walters-inspired quilt. Long armed by Geri.|
|The back of the above quilt!|
|Kelly's "Swoon" Quilt|
Phoebe's husband, Scott designed this pattern, Phoebe pieced it.
|Phoebe's cheery Christmas Plus Quilt with Aneela Hoey fabric.|
|Sandy wore the Washi Dress she made. So cute!|
|Tamie made this purple and yellow plus quilt for a challenge in another guild.|
|Geri pieced and long armed this striped boy quilt.|
|The back of the striped quilt shown above.|
|Geri pieced and long armed this wonky log cabin quilt using Comma fabric.|
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30pm at the SMHA offices at 400 Hibben Street. See you there!