Tuesday, May 6, 2014

April 2014 meeting minutes


There were 12 members in attendance and 3 visitors.  All visitors joined by the end of the meeting!  Welcome Jenifer, Pat & Ruth.

Phoebe, President, opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. 

News from  Modern Quilt Guild:

v  Michael Miller Challenge  Fabric has been distributed (6 fat eights).  The deadline has been changed to July 25, 2014.  As usual, participants can add fabrics to what they were given but only other Michael Miller fabrics or solids.
v  QuiltCon class information will be available on June 1, 2014
v  QuiltCon registration will be June 24, 2014.  Members will be able to register early by using a password code which will be sent to us.  QuiltCon will be in Austin, Texas on February 19-22, 2015.  Members are encouraged to go as this is a great opportunity to meet other modern quilters.  And the classes, lectures and shopping are wonderful.

A motion was made by Linda and seconded by Becky to approve the 2014 Budget.  All of the membership in attendance approved.
Each committee chair reported back about the events and ideas for the remainder of the year.  It was decided that each month we will ask each committee chair to give us a report, so that we can keep up to date with everything going on.
Delynne-Chair, Becky & Kim
Each member should have a directory of addresses/phone numbers and you are asked to verify your information.  We are in the process of producing a postcard with the guild’s information on it for quilt shops, shows, etc.
Community Service
Sandy-Chair, Tamie, Geri, Linda & Pat
We contributed items to the My Sister’s House silent auction held during the Cobblestone Quilt Show in February/March 2014.  At this time we will have 15 quilts to donate to the Royal Family Kids Camp, a camp for foster kids ages 7-1.  Quilts should be throw size 50” x 60”.  Gender neutral works, since they will not know the number of boys or girls attending this summer in June.  We can discuss if we want to take the fourth quarter off or if there is a charity during the holidays that we want to do something for let us know.
Whitner-Chair, Kelly B, Cathy, Juanita and Amy. 
No one from this committee was in attendance at the meeting.  
Special Events
Keri-Chair, Jackie, Susan, Lana, Ruth & Jenifer
The events committee is working with the Charleston Museum for a behind the scene tour.  In July we will begin to talk about our Christmas party, which this committee and the Swaps committee will be coordinating.  There was some talk about the upcoming AQS Quilt Shows in Charlotte NC (7/30/14-8/2/14) and in Chattanooga TN (9/10/14-9/13/14).
Swaps & Challenges
Lynn-Chair, Alice, Ruth, Ginny & Phoebe
Right now this group is busy with the Michael Miller Challenge issued by the National MQG.   We explained the Charleston Group Quilt to our new members and had additional sign ups to make blocks.
Charleston Group Quilt
We are in the midst of making a group quilt with Charleston as the theme.  Blocks can be pictures or the words with a modern flair.  You are asked to use Kona Cotton solids by Robert Kaufman.  You can use any color, but we are trying to keep our backgrounds or use of white to Kona Snow.   (This is the name of the fabric/color, do not use a bolt that says White).  The colors from our logo in Kona are:  School Bus, Blue, Water, Cadet, and Medium Grey.  Sizes for blocks square or rectangles six to twenty inches.  Deadline for blocks will be the July guild meeting (7/27/14).
Charleston Block Ideas
Assigned to

Assigned to
Alice A

Alice A

holy city
shape of SC

Linda A

Lynn C
Church/stained glass
beach umbrella

flip flops
Cathy B

rainbow row
Cathy B
light house

Phoebe H

sail boat

Tamie H
sweet tea

Tamie H
sweet grass


live oak
Juanita G

Kelly B

Kelly B

Ft. Sumter
puff mud

old Citadel


edge of America

Our next sew day will be May 17,  9 am-3 pm at the Heritage Trust Bank building (847 Coleman Blvd.)  Bring a project, lunch and drinks.  Or we could order a pizza.  Don’t forget your sewing machine power cord, extension cords, cutting mat, rotary cutter, project supplies, and ironing board/iron.

Show & Tell
·       Phoebe-Patchwork Threads t-shirt (she was wearing it).  She also had three quilt tops that will be finished and donated to the Royal Family Camp.

·       Whitner- quilt top for the Royal Family Camp

·       Alice-Cross quilt for the Clergy house at Camp St. Christopher, a Chain Quilt, and she is working on finishing her hexagon quilt from Jacquie Gering class from QuiltCon 2013.

·       Lynn-gave us a report on her adventures during Sew Down-Nashville-we are all jealous, but appreciated hearing all about it.  She showed a quilt that she made with Carolyn Friedlander and quilted with instruction from Angela Walters.  She also gave us a sneak peek of the start of her stained glass windows challenge block.

·       Becky-Quilt, “Invited to the bright side”

·       Keri- quilt top for the Royal Family Camp using a fat quarter pattern by Atkinson Designs-Slide Show.

·       Pat-shared with us her first 3 quilts she has made in classes with teacher, Linda Ambrose.

·       Jackie-tshirt from the East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival-which Quirky Quilts was a sponsor.

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

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.

Mark your Calendars
May 13, 2014                 May meeting
May 17, 2014                 Sew In Day at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd
June 1, 2014                   Quilt Con 2015 class information will be available
June 24, 2014                 Members can register for QuiltCon 2015
September 20, 2014         Sew Day with Jennifer Lehy (Free Motion Quilting class) at 847 Coleman Blvd.
February 19-21, 2015       QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas

Bring to the May Meeting
 Name tag
Quilts for the Royal Family Kids Camp
Show and Tell Items

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