Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Minutes for the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild Meeting on January 27, 2015

There were 17 members in attendance and we welcomed our guest Carol. 

Everyone was welcomed and Phoebe, our President started our meeting for business. 

Tonight we voted for our 2015 guild officers:  Kelly Biscopink-President, Sandy Goodwin-Vice President, Amy Southerland-Secretary, and Jackie Boyd Treasurer.  Motion to accept ballot of officers was made by Cathy, seconded by Susan Clark, and voted by present membership.

Kelly presented Phoebe with quilt made by all of us and thanks for starting our guild and being President for the past 2 years.  She cried.  The group made a star quilt.

Charity and group quilt have been received by Quilt Con.

Turn over Board meeting held after our regular meeting

Our next meeting will be on February 24, 2015.

Show & Tell
We had a great show and tell.  Thanks to all who contributed and make sure to bring new items next month.
·       Phoebe-Quilt from Geri’s Improv class
·       Kelly-Whippercrafter small tree quilts, Improv sampler baby quilt, and Once Upon a Time cross-stitch sampler
·       Alice-Alabama Chanin journal cover
·       Carol-Harry Potter quilt
·       Becky-Improv blocks and little house blocks
·       Jenifer-dottie log cabin blocks and a small quilt for charity
·       Sandy-name tag, social tote, embroidery kit, and a quilt from Geri’s Improv class
·       Lynn-PPQ Improv group quilt and a wonky star quilt
Amy- paper pieced mini quilt
Keri-Quilt for new grand baby
·       Delynne-Small improv quilt
·       Geri- Alabama Chanin journal cover
Mark your Calendars
February 14, 2015                        Sew Day
February 19-21, 2015                   QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas
February 24, 2015                        CMQG Meeting

Bring to the February Meeting:  Name tag, show & tell items, and you.

Funds to Treasurer:  $840

The quilt the guild made in appreciation of Phoebe and her hard work and passion for the guild:

 Phoebe's Improv quilt from Geri's class:

 Kelly's small tree quilts from Whipper-Crafter (
 Kelly's Improv sampler baby quilt:
 Kelly's finished block of the month Once Upon a Time cross-stitch sampler:
 Alice finished her journal cover from Amy's Alabama Chanin workshop:
 Alice also finished her first Improv quilt from Geri's class:
 Carol, our guest from Myrtle Beach, shared her Harry Potter quilt in progress:. Free pattern available from Craftsy ( also a sewalong:
 Becky showed her little house blocks and explained her techniques:
 this is an example of an idea from a book about making quilt maps:
 Jennifer showed us her blocks completed at the Kanuga Knitting and Quilting Retreat:
 and the quilt she is finishing up for a silent auction at Camp Gravatt:
 Sandy showed her completed Social Tote (Carolyn Friedlander pattern):
 And the Sweet Trips embroidery kit from Patchwork Please by Ayumi Takahashi:
 and her quilt top (not finished...) from Geri's Improv class:
 Lynn liked the back better than the front of this improv quilt:
 Here is the front:
 She also whipped up this little wonky star quilt (no pattern):
 Amy is really into paper piecing! Carolyn Friedlander's house pattern:
 Keri's quilt for her grand child made from special bunny fabric:
 Delynne's small improv quilt made from scraps from selvedges:
 Geri also finished her Alabama Chanin journal cover:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Charity quilt sew day for QuiltCon!

The Modern Quilt Guild challenged local guilds to make a quilt that would be displayed at QuiltCon and then be returned to the local guild afterwards to be given to charity.  We were asked to work collaboratively to create a quilt using a predetermined color palette and alternate grid design.  Several of us got together one Saturday in October and set to work. We were inspired by Jacquie Gering's chapter in Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quiltmaking.  

Geri brought fabric for us to use.  We decided to piece improvisationally using grey as our background color.  
Phoebe, Sandy, Jenifer and Alice hard at work
We pieced and cut, pieced and cut - sometimes borrowing scraps discarded by a friend - each of us making blocks that measured about 18" long until we had a design wall full!
Look at those featherweights!!  Modern quilters do love not so modern machines. . .

Our wonderfully talented friend Geri took all of these bits home with her and made them play nicely together until a quilt top was formed.

And then she was sweet enough to quilt it for us on her longarm machine as well.  Thanks Geri!!

Next stop Austin!!  Can't wait to see this little baby hanging up at QuiltCon!  Hope we'll see you all there too!

Special thanks to those in the guild that helped with all the piecing and quilting along the way - Geri Smith, Sandy Goodwin, Amy Southerland, Alice Anthony, Jenifer Lake, Kim McPeake and Phoebe Harrell.  And thanks to Amy, Kim and Geri for the photos!

November 2014 meeting minutes

Sorry these are late, folks. . .

There were 12 members in attendance. 

Everyone was welcomed and Phoebe, our President started our meeting for business.  We are looking forward to our improv class with Geri Saturday (11/15/14).  Please arrive at 9 am to set-up and to begin as soon as possible.  We can stay later than 3 if we want to. 

Amy will host a workshop at our sew day on January 10, 2015.  Please pick out your supplies tonight from her.  We are expecting 6 in attendance at this time.

Phoebe has contacted Heritage Trust Credit Union to set-up our meetings and sew days for the upcoming year (2015).

Our holiday party will be on December 6 on Sullivan’s Island, from 2 pm to 5 pm.  Please bring your favorite appetizer/sweet and your homemade gift. 

We had the following nominations for the 2015 Board:
Kelly Biscopink-President                                            
Sandy Goodwin and Lynn Crymes-Vice President
Amy Southerland-Secretary                                          
Jackie Boyd-Treasurer
Phoebe Harrell-Member at large

Ballots/voting will be handed out at our January meeting.  We will sign-up for committees in January and our new President will assign a chairperson for each committee.  Please bring your 2015 membership dues of $60 to the January meeting and complete a new membership form.

If you are planning on attending QuiltCon, plese send your schedules to Phoebe so she can create a spreadsheet.

Geri gave us an update on our MQG charity quilt.  She will be quilting it for us, thank you!

Delynne won the drawing for a Riley Blake jelly roll.

Our next meeting/holiday party will be on December 6, 2014.

Show & Tell
We had a great show and tell.  Thanks to all who contributed and make sure to bring new items next month.
·       Alice-Hexagon quilt in progress
·       Kim-Priory Square fat quarters

·       Sandy-Color cards, Alison Glass’ Applique book and nephew’s quilt.

·       Jenifer-Hexagon quilt for a great niece and pillow which she machine quilted.

·       Geri-first embroidery and 2 books on African American quilts by Eli Leon:  Who’da Thought It and Model in the Mind.

·       Kelly-Betsy Travel Bag which will be in an upcoming WhipperCrafter magazine.

·       Amy-finished a Liberty swap:  small spool quilt & pin cushion.  Charms from Alison glass and a small quilt for a lady in Australia.

Our next meeting will be Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm on Sullivan’s Island.

Mark your Calendars
November 30, 2014                 Deadline to enter a quilt into Quilt Con
December 6, 2014                    Holiday Party
January 10, 2015                     Sew Day with Amy
January 27, 2015                     CMQG Meeting
February 19-21, 2015              QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas
February 24, 2015                    CMQG Meeting

Bring to the December Meeting:  Name tag, homemade gift, show & tell items, and you.

Funds to Treasurer:  $0