Thursday, September 15, 2016

August 2016 meeting notes

Lynn welcomed the group and asked guests to introduce themselves.  Marie is an avid sewer, but just started quilting again.  Mary Kate has been quilting for 16 years, but says she is a bad quilter.

JK Modern Quilt Camp
Lynn announced that JK Modern Quilt camp will be the last week in August next summer, August 25th-27th.  Applications were distributed.  At this time, camp is only open to members of the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild.

Geri announced that the Pulse quilt is ready for quilting and the next item to work on is the QuiltCon Charity quilt.  The QuiltCon quilt will be the focus of the October sew day scheduled for October 15.

Geri told about a shelter she has been working with called the Magdalene House in Summerville.  The shelter is for women who have been involved in the sex trade.  She has been teaching them how to sew, so they can make and sell items.  She will be holding a class at PPQ to teach them sewing skills and said that anyone that would like to help with their projects is welcome.  

Swaps and Challenges

Swaps & Challenges for September 2016
We will have a lot going on at our September 2016 guild meeting.  First, we will be swapping gadgets.  Do you have rotary cutters, sewing/quilting gadgets or rulers that you never use?  Your trash could be someone else’s treasure.  Bring your item(s) to our meeting and the same rules apply that were used for the UFO swap.  If there isn’t something there you want, you don’t have to take something home, but if you item is still there at the end of the meeting, it will go back home with you.

For a last hooray – we will draw names at our September guild meeting for the holiday party swap.  This year we are all making an Undercover Maker’s Mat ( for each other.  You can get the pattern free from (

You will provide the two 20” x 23” panels (one for the front and one for the back) or ¾ of a yard of one fabric.  We will draw names at our next guild meeting.  You will make a Maker’s Mat with the fabric provided and by adding to it from your stash of fabrics and trims.  At our Holiday party we will complete our exchange.  If you are not able to be at the September meeting, please send your fabric with a friend. 

At the September meeting bring your gadget to swap and fabric which will be placed in a bag for the drawing.  If you have any questions, contact Kim.

Lynn asked the group who they would like to see teach and asked everyone to write down their choices and hand them in. 

Sew Day will be September 17th.  Please let Lynn know if you will be there.

Show and Tell
Lynn- Each year on vacation Lynn helps her family members make a quilt.  This year they made house blocks.  Each member designs and selects the fabric and Lynn helps them sew it.  Pictures can be seen below on the TV screen in the background of Delynne's picture.

Phoebe finished her Amy Butler Weekender bag and an improv quilt using Carolyn Friedlander fabric.

Delynne showed a table runner she made using Modern Handcrafter’s hexie technique.

Kim finished her swap quilt that was started in 2013.  It was quilted with an art doodle and the pattern was a wonky log cabin.

Susan shared her purple star quilt.

Sandy told the group about the Uppercase magazine and how much she uses it for inspiration and also the magazine Machine Quilting which has unlimited recommendations.

Amy shared her completed Meadow top and her City Sampler blocks.

Kelly showed the group her Ron Swanson quilt, a traveling quilt her friends made for her and her City Sampler blocks.

Tamie said that her Swoon quilt is currently being quilted and told the group that she is going to a Sew Katie Did workshop while in Washington.

Alice shared a mini with tiny one inch squares, her Molehills quilt, String Quilt baby quilt, Airshow Baby quilt and Wonky Stars quilt made from blocks from JK Modern camp 2015. 

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 27th at 6.30pm.  All meeting are held at the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union.  Doors open at 6pm.  Don't forget your nametag and your show & tell! See you there!