Thursday, March 12, 2015

February Meeting (held March 5 due to weather) Minutes

Charleston Modern Quilt Guild Meeting- March 5, 2015
Kelly, president, started the meeting by introducing two guests—one from Sumter, SC and one from Manning, SC.

  • The National Quilt Guild in Paducah, KY is having a contest for their 25th anniversary.  More details found here.
  • The Texas Quilt Museum is accepting entries for a juried modern quilt exhibit.  The details for this event can be found on The Modern Quilt Guild blog.
  • Quiltcon will now be every year. QuiltCon 2016 will be held in Pasadena, CA (Keynote: Gwen Marston) and QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah, GA (Keynote: Angela Walters). 
  • Social Media- Charleston Modern Quilt Guild is on Instagram @charlestonmodernquiltguild; use hashtag #charlestonmodernquiltguild.  There are lots of photos from QuiltCon that use this hashtag.  CMQG also has a Pinterest account where we will pin inspiration for swaps and other projects.  Facebook will be the main location for information about meetings and other events. 
  • Postcards- Sandy put together a postcard for the guild; this will be placed in local quilt shops and other locations to help get the word out about the CMQG. 
Committee Chairs:
Kelly announced the committee chairs.
  • Geri- Community Service
  • Alice- Swaps and challenges
  • Lynn- Programming and Special Events
All guild members should sign up for one of these committees.  The goal will be to have a calendar of events for the year so the group will be aware and be able to keep up. If you missed the meeting, please email Kelly ( to sign up for a committee.

Budget and Additional Votes:
  • Jackie gave a financial overview and passed out the budget to the members.  The proposed budget includes $100 for Community Service / Outreach, $200 for Programming, $100 for Swaps, and $200 for operating costs.  Phoebe made a motion for approval and it was seconded by Geri.  Unanimously approved.
  • Kelly said that the address on the bylaws is an old address and proposed that the address be removed in case of meeting location changes in the future. Phoebe made a motion for approval, seconded by Kim and it was unanimously approved.
  • Kelly said that the bylaws say that there are quarterly meetings of the executive board and the proposal is to change this to two meetings annually.  Phoebe made a motion for approval, seconded by Jackie and it was unanimously approved.
Meeting Dates:

  • The next Sew Day will be March 21 from 9am to 4pm.  There will be no class, but those who went to QuiltCon will talk about their QC classes and have a show and tell during lunch if anyone is interested.  If you plan to attend Sew Day, please sign up (or email Kelly). We also need volunteers to bring ironing boards/irons, and cutting tools for the group to use.
  • The next guild meeting will be Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30 pm; doors will open at 6:00 pm if you want to do any handwork before the meeting.  
  • The Sew Day on April 11th will be a class; Kelly will teach the Sew Together Bag pattern.  More information about signups for this class will be sent out to the membership via email. All participants will be required to purchase their own copy of the pattern through or another vendor. Some prep work will be required.

Alice lead a turquoise fat quarter swap at the meeting. Lots of great fabric was swapped!

There will be a handmade pincushion swap at the next meeting.  Alice provided crushed walnut shells for everyone to use in their cushions.  This will be a random swap; each pincushion will be put in a brown paper bag; if you bring a pincushion, you select another bag at random. 

Slide Show:
Geri presented the QuiltCon photo slideshow that Lynn put together and talked about the quilts seen at the show, including many made by CMQG members.  Phoebe had two in the show, Kim had one, and the guild had both a charity quilt and a group quilt.

Show and Tell:

Kim shared her quilt called Lowcountry Sunset.  She was a tester of a "score" from Sheri Lynn Wood's her new book, and this was the quilt she made.  She said the process of sewing with a loose set of instructions (a "score") was very interesting; a video was supplied to help the testers through the process.

 Kim's Lowcountry Sunset
Jennifer shared her finished large hexie quilt and the quilt top from Geri’s improve class. 

Jennifer's large hexie quilt
Jennifer's improv quilt top
Phoebe shared a scarf she made of voile and jersey, and a project bag she made using extra blocks from the quilt she was given as an outgoing president.  She then shared a quilt she made from Geri’s Unconventional quilt class and explained that she used parts from two other quilts she knew she would never finish.  Then she showed the group her souvenir from Quiltcon, a cross stitch flying geese tattoo.
Phoebe's voile and jersey infinity scarf
 Phoebe's hand quilted bag from leftover blocks.

 Phoebe's quilt made from Geri's improv class
Kelly shared a mini from a pattern that is available on her web magazine, The Whippercrafter.
 Kelly's mini quilt from WhipperCrafter
Jackie shared a pillow she made for the Holiday swap.  Then she shared a book and templates from Victoria Findlay Wolf that she got after assisting in one of her Quiltcon classes.
 Jackie's pillow from a holiday swap

 Victoria Findlay Wolf book, 15 Minutes of Play
Amy shared a mini Aerial Grove quilt that she made for a swap. This is a mini-version of a Carolyn Friedlander pattern.

 Amy's mini Aerial Grove Quilt

Geri shared Victoria Findlay Wolf's new book on double wedding ring quilts and Sherry Lynn Wood's new improv book.
Geri shared 2 books
Carol, a new member to the group, shared a white yo yo quilt that she made. 
Carol's white yo-yo quilt
 Rena, a guest, brought her first modern quilt to share.
Rena's first modern quilt

the back

Linda announced that the Cobblestone Guild will be hosting a tote bag class with Elenor Leuie.

Carly, a guest, shared info about using Adobe Ideas to plan out quilting ideas.

Committee Meetings:

Members met with their committees for a preliminary planning session for the year, and the meeting was adjourned.

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