Charleston Modern Quilt Guild Meeting: March 24, 2015
Kelly, president, started the meeting by introducing new member, Debbie who just moved from Delaware. Kelly announced the agenda for the meeting to include business, committee meetings, swap and show and tell.
QuiltCon recap on Sew Mama Sew blog. This site has photos of every quilt in the show along with details on the maker.
Kelly announced that we will have a giveaway table at every meeting now if you have anything that you can’t use and would like to share.
Jenn Kingwell, fabric/pattern designer, author from Australia will be teaching multiple classes in North Carolina this summer. The details can be found on May Chappell’s blog.
April 11th Sew Day will be the sew together bag. There is no cost for the class, but you have to purchase and bring in your own pattern. Please sign up if you will be joining the group. Doors will open at 8:30 and we will start at 9:00am. An information sheet was passed out and will be posted with the minutes. The guild has a Pinterest board of examples if you would like some inspiration. Lynn and Kelly will help guide you in the process since they have made several of these.
April 28th will be the next guild meeting. At this meeting the swap will be ugly fabric. There is a challenge component with this swap also. The challenge will be to make something with the ugly fabric you receive and bring it to the next meeting. There will be a prize.
Committee groups met and shared updates:
The swap committee created a list of the swaps for the remainder of the year so the guild can plan ahead. (See below). Also, great news, the pincushion swap had 13 participants out of the 16 at tonight’s meeting.
Community service asked for suggestions for partners for charity quilts. Let them know if you have any ideas.
The programming committee announced that there will be a tips and trends segment in each meeting and also a teaching segment during the meetings. These will be short informative segments. There will be a class at every other sew day and the group is looking for a big name teacher to come in once a year. Victoria Findlay Wolf is available in October 2016 for a six hour class, so the committee is looking into this option.
Tips, Tricks and Trends
Lynn introduced how this will work at each meeting and explained that it is a short five minute talk or visual presentation—short and sweet. This will be kept current and modern.
- Trends that were discussed: solids, fabric for multiple uses- ex. Quilting cotton for apperal, batiks thanks to Alison Glass.
- Book update- Sherry Lynn Wood’s book will be out soon and our own Kim has a quilt feathered on Sherry’s blog right now. Modern Rainbow book and A Modern Twist by Angela Walters are some other interesting new releases.
- Blogs- talked about Anna Maria Horner’s blog and the thoughtful, well written posts that go along with her work.
- Patterns- Presale of the Betsy Travel Bag is available through Kelly’s web magazine Whipercrafter.
Swap took place- pincushions.
Show and tell:
Phoebe shared a quilt top she completed entirely during the last sew day, a king size top made of African Dutch wax prints. She also completed a mini in Geri’s improve class from a score in Sheri Lynn Wood’s new book. She used fabric she purchased at the first QuiltCon and an applique of a cat from the last QuiltCon by Lotta. She did not use binding, but finished it envelope-style and hand-quilted it.
Lynn modeled a dress she made and shared shorts she made for her little boy. She also showed a quilt top she made using a layer cake with half square triangles. She said she is busy getting tops ready because her long arm will be delivered next week.
Tami told about her quilt shop hop while visiting Seattle.
Alice shared a completed Shasiko pillow from a kit she found at QuiltCon. She showed a baby quilt top of pinwheels that she found inspiration from Kelly’s book. Alice completed a mini with a chevron pattern and quilted it using Jenn Kingwell’s technique of cross stitches. In addition to all of this she also shared a completed quilt top with a more traditional 1930’s pattern, but she added a border that really made it modern. Finally, she showed the group a busy hands quilt for Alzheimer’s patients that has various textures and items such as buttons and velcro to keep their hands busy. She said that this is something we may do for charity quilts.
Carol shared her seaglass quilt which she quilted using a wavy stitch with varying stitch length.
Keri finished block number 3 of the Camelot pattern by Trish Harper and shared a block from a Craftsy block of month project. Keri also decided to try cross stitch and shared her work on Stitchers Alphabet that will have beading added to it.
Kim showed off her Supernova quilt that was done with Amy. They each made half of the blocks for each other's quilts. They each took one of the colorways from Pat Bravo’s Rock and Romance line by Art Gallery and choose different background fabric. Kim changed the pattern and added borders to the blocks. She also surprised Amy with a pillow she made for her using scraps from the project and Amy’s background fabric.
Jackie made a fabric bucket from an Ellison Lane pattern for SewSouth and brought in Tula’s new Elizabeth line to show the group.
Debbie shared a paper pieced circle quilt. This quilt had quite a story. She had the kit for six years before trying it out in a class. It took four months to paper piece it and then when she moved it was misplace for four months. The movers had hidden it behind bolts of fabric.
Linda told the group about the SC Quilters Guild that meets twice a year and encouraged others to join.
The pincushion swap! All super cute!