Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Minutes for the CMQG Meeting on October 27, 2015

In attendance: Linda, Gloria, Jenifer, Debbie, Delyn, Lynn C., Lynn B., Tami, Kim, Alice, Keri, Sandy, Amy, Phoebe, Cathy, Kelly

Kelly, president, started the meeting and asked the guests to introduce themselves.  There were two guests that came with other members, the first was Leigh a local milliner and clothing designer and Sarah a quilter. 

Kelly announced that due to Thanksgiving, that the next meeting would be help early on November 10th.  There are no swaps scheduled for the next meeting.  Also there will be no sew day in November. 

The group was reminded that officers for next year need to be considered and that nominations would be made next month.  Voting will take place in January and the new officers will start in February.  All officers are in their first year, so they can serve one more term or they can be someone new.  Kelly announced that due to her work commitments, she could not serve as president again next year.
  • Charity Committee- Phoebe gave an update of the AME quilts for Mother Emanuel and told that all seven quilts were complete.  We will deliver these to the church during a service and that date is to be determined.  Stitch magazine did an article on the quilts and that will be on the newsstands in the winter issue- November. 
  • Swap Committee- A color themed fat quarter swap took place.  At the previous meeting member names were drawn along with their color choice. 
  • Holiday Party- The holiday party will be held on December 12th.  Don’t forget to work on your swap for your partner.
  • Programming Committee- Latiffa Safir (www.latifahsaafirstudios.com) will do a workshop with the guild in 2016.  The group thought October would be a good time for this, so Lynn will get in touch with her to try to plan that.

Program: Delyn did a needle turn applique demonstration- see attached handout if you missed the meeting. 

(I will upload the pdf to our facebook page....Charleston Modern Quilt Guild)

She discussed using fusible and said that she does not prefer this method because she worries about the longevity in her quilts.  This also gives a very flat look and she prefers the puffiness that needle turn gives the applique.  She uses a very fine thread such as a 50 wt. or silk.  She uses freezer paper, full page labels or wash away applique sheets (Walmart has a good price for the wash away).  If using glue, she uses Roxanne with a needle nose applicator.  Once she has drawn around the pattern she removes it and she starches the fabric ahead of time.  She does not recommend cutting out the background.
Here are some examples of her needle turn applique:

Tip from Lynn on free motion quilting planning.  She gets an 18 x 22 piece of Plexiglas and puts blue painters tape around the edges.  You put this on top of your quilt and draw possible quilting lines with wet erase markers (Vis a Vis).

Show and Tell:
Phoebe shared a wreath mini she made for a gift and a heart quilt made with Tula Pink fabric from a Tula Pink pattern for her mother’s birthday.  Phoebe also made a tote bag using indigo dyed fabric from a recent workshop and added a Shasiko panel.  She shared a mini that was made for her by another quilter from Instagram @smakka.  Phoebe submitted a school photo and a block was made in her likeness.  Phoebe finished the block by adding a “frame” and quilting it. 

Lynn shared her Halloween table topper and napkins she made as well as a throw made with Anna Maria Horner’s luminous fabric.  She also shared her completed Meadow Quilt from the Lizzy House workshop.

Leigh, our guest, shared a scrap piece she was working on and told the group that she is doing a large, scrap fabric installation at the Columbia museum of the state flag, using indigo scraps from the clothing she makes.

Cathy shared a flying geese quilt she made.

Debbie brought her Meadow quilt from the Lizzy House workshop also. 

Alice showed off her improve Princess and Pea quilt and her Swoon Christmas Quilt.

Sandy shared her churn dash baby quilt.

Keri told the group about a quilt along she is doing with Gnomeangel.  They are doing the Farmer’s Wife quilt and there are over 5000 people working on this.  The stores ran out of the book, so there is now an eBook due to the great demand.

Gloria showed off her City Sampler quilt made with Tula Pinks book and she made it using Katie Jump Rope fabric by Dennis Schmidt. 

Cathy showed her charm swap quilt:

The meeting was adjourned.

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