Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Minutes from August 25, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.

Lizzy House:
Lynn announced that there were still Lizzy House spots open for each of the workshops, Friday and Saturday at Lance Hall and Sunday at the Guild meeting location.  She said that she would like help with entertaining Lizzy while she was in town.  Phoebe will figure out what she wants to do and have some of the guild help.
Logistics:  Start at 9 am, so please arrive at 8:30 to unload etc.  Lunch will be from Verde, so please bring cash- around $10.

One guest, Ann, was in attendance and two guests from the past meetings joined the guild, Marybeth and Lynn.

Emanuel Quilts:
Phoebe, Amy and Geri went to Mother Emanuel to tell them about the quilts.  The church was very appreciative and asked the group to come to a service and present the quilts.  There were enough blocks for 6 quilts.  Geri and Lynn are quilting 4 of them and we still need volunteers for binding- Kim, Alice, Sandy and Debbie volunteered. 

Kelly thanked Phoebe for heading up this great project.

Quilt Camp:
Kelly and the guild thanked Kim and Jackie for the JK Modern Quilt Camp.  Everyone had an amazing time.  They said that they are already planning for next year!

Latifah, aka The Quilting Engineer, will be doing a workshop for the guild next year.  We were able to get this at a discounted rate through her Kickstarter program to get her line off the ground.  Here is a link to her, so you can see her projects. http://www.latifahsaafirstudios.com/

Leigh Magar, local milliner and clothing designer is holding an indigo workshop in September.  See attached flyer.  She is only taking 10 people, so sign up fast. Check out her facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Magar-Hatworks-Madame-Magar/136788303034313

Sew Day- September 19th:
Lynn will teach the Sailor Top by Fancy Tiger if enough people are interested.  You will need to get the pattern before class.  Please sign up so she knows how many people will attend. (NOTE: There was not enough interest, so it will probably be a regular open sew day.)

Swaps and Challenges:
Next month bring in your finished rainbow challenge item.  Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing.  We played bingo for a fat quarter giveaway and Lynn, one of our new members won. 

Everyone brought in patterns to swap.

Show and Tell:
Phoebe showed her In Color Order drawstring bag, pattern by Jeni Baker.  She made it with Roller Skate fabric.  There is a free pattern on her blog (http://www.incolororder.com/2011/10/lined-drawstring-bag-tutorial.html), but you can also purchase the pattern which has more options.   She also shared a King size quilt that she made with Jay McCaroll's Habitat fabric using the churn dash block. 

Sandy shared her fish from one of the row by row patterns. She got it from the Quilted Corner in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Alice made a drawstring bag out of Elizabeth by Tula Pink.   

 She also made a mini quilt using the turtle she put in the group quilt for Quiltcon.

Then she showed a mini she made in Geri’s class using Sherri Lynn Wood’s book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously. (http://www.amazon.com/Improv-Handbook-Modern-Quilters-Courageously/dp/1617691380/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1441132577&sr=1-1&keywords=sherri+lynn+wood&pebp=1441132578216&perid=0092W4JXY597J50N20GX)
She also made a baby quilt for a neighbor using mini charms.

Linda reminded everyone of the Quilters of South Carolina (http://www.quiltersofsc.org/)  Pieceable Retreat happening October 16 -18 at White Oak. She expressed an interest in hanging the CMQG’s Lowcountry quilt.  She reminded everyone of the Cobblestone show in March.  She said that the Beaufrot show adds ribbons denoting the modern quilts, so they stand out. While we decided we probably do not want to add blue ribbons, we do think that we should offer to help at the show.  Geri said we should look at the Asheville show and see how they showcase the modern quilts.

Delynn shared the Print and Pattern Geometric Book which is not a quilting book, but has lots of great inspiration for quilters. http://www.amazon.com/Print-Pattern-Geometric-Bowie-Style/dp/1780674147/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441131959&sr=8-1&keywords=print+and+pattern+geometric&pebp=1441131960855&perid=196V5NFXC9YG98K3GFDF

Debbie shard a set of fabric buckets with coasters and a scrap quilt she made.

Amy shared a mini made using Anna Maria Horner’s feather pattern and a work in progress of a Charleston map done Alabama Chanin Style.

Our next meeting will be on September 22 at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6 for sit and sew.