Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 2014 Meeting Minutes

There were 18 members and 2 visitors in attendance.  Welcome to Robin and Carol!
Triangle Modern QuiltGuild has invited members to their retreat in November at Wilmington Beach.  Click here for more information (once the link opens, click "File" and "Download" to open the flyer.)

The Modern Quilt Guild has announced a contest to design a pattern/quilt for 2015 Quilt Con. More details here.

Amy shared news about swap that May Chappell is hosting called "All Shirts, No Shoes 2.0." You can find the pattern by Carolyn Friedlander here. Many local and online shops carry the pattern, or you can order the pattern from Carolyn directly by emailing her at carolynfriedlander dot com.

Our Charleston Group Quilt Blocks are due at the July meeting. It was decided that we could use embroidery on our blocks, but no beads or painting.  Also, keep the final quilting in mind when you design your block; we don't want to make things difficult for our quilter!  Please refer to the April minutes for more information about fabric choices. Several members have finished their blocks and brought them in for Show & Tell:

We have MQG pins for our new members. If you haven't received one yet, please see Kim at the next meeting.

Committee Reports
Membership/Space: Information postcards are finished.

Programs: Looking forward to our freemotion quilting class in a few months. Other programs to come.

Special Events: A behind-the-scenes tour at the Charleston Museum is being set up.  The date has not been set, but the cost will be $20 per person.  

Swaps & Challenges: We are still working on quilts using blocks from the Modern Block of the Month we did earlier this year for our charity project. In July we will use to draw names for a handmade gift swap during our Christmas party.  We can use Elfster to communicate anonymously with our secret partner so we can get to know them better.

Community Service: There will be a trunk show of all of the quilts turned in for the Royal Family Kids Camp at the June 12, 2014 Cobblestone Quilt Guild’s meeting.  Robin needs completed quilts by June 17, 2014.

We played Quilt Trivia in groups of three. Our winners were Tamie, Geri & Keri.

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. Don’t forget your sewing machine power cord, extension cords, cutting mat, rotary cutter, project supplies, and ironing board/iron.

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

Mark your Calendars
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 21, 2014              Sew In Day at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd
June 24, 2014              Members can register for QuiltCon 2015
June 24, 2014              Next CMQG meeting at 6:30pm
July 22, 2014               Charleston Group Quilt blocks deadline
February 19-21, 2015  QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas

June Meeting:  
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Heritage Trust Bank at 847 Coleman Blvd.

Bring your name tag and show and tell items!

Funds to Treasurer


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