Sunday, March 16, 2014

February 2014 Minutes

Minutes for the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild Meeting on February 25, 2014   


There were 14 members in attendance and 2 visitors.  Welcome Patty.

Phoebe, President, opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. 

In the future of ice storms/hurricanes/whatever kind of emergency please check your emails on meeting days/sew days for any up-to-date information.  Phoebe will also update our Facebook page.

National Modern Quilt Guild has issued another challenge with Michael Miller fabrics.  Signs ups were at tonight's meeting.

National Modern Quilt Guild will reprint our membership cards with our logo; we hope to have them next month.

Committee Talks

Charities:  Sandy spoke to us about making quilts for the Royal Family Kids Camp, a camp for foster kids ages 6-11.  It is for one week a year during the summer for 35 children.  Quilt should be 50” x 60”.  More information will be emailed to us.  Please take a guild label to put on your charity quilts.

Swaps:  We started our Modern Block of the Month challenge.  Each month we will receive a new pattern; you are asked to make a block to return at the next guild meeting.  At the next sew day, the blocks will be sewn into a quilt for one of our charity quilts.  You do not have to participate.  Our first block will be the Modern Movement Block by Letty at Happy Dance Quilting. Please use the background fabric and let the colors on the pattern be the inspiration for your fabric choices. You can use prints or solids.

Juanita and Keri received their blocks from the finish of last year’s block swaps.

Keri's blocks

Juanita's blocks

Programs:  Kelly Biscopink, co-author of, Modern Designs of Classic Quilts (and our vice-president) gave us a little background on the publishing world.  She writes for Quilty Magazine.  She showed us her quilts/projects from the books and gave us the background stories on them. 
Jennifer Leyh will be teaching a free motion quilting class on September 20, 2015.  Sign-ups will be at the next meeting, we think the class price will be $35; more info to come.

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

Delynne's Riley Blake Challenge Quilt

Whitner's Jellyfish handprint blocks

Super cool quilt by Becky

Amy's block #1 from a PPQ class

Amy - block #2

Sandy's Music Themed quilt

Kim's Heart quilt 
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.

Mark your Calendars

March  25, 2014              Our next meeting will be at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.
May 13, 2014                 Rachael May, author of “Quilting with a Modern Slant” will be at our meeting
June 24, 2014                 Members of the Modern Quilt Guild can register for QuiltCon 2015
September 20, 2014         Workshop with Jennifer Lehy (Free Motion Quilting class) at 847 Coleman Blvd.
February 19-21, 2015       QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas

Bring to the March Meeting

Name tag
Modern Movement Block
Show and Tell Items

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