Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 2017 meeting minutes

Our president, Lynn, opened the meeting and welcomed guests Lisa, Colleen and Grace Ann.

If you haven't already paid your dues for the year, please do so ASAP.  Checks can be mailed to our post office box or payments are accepted via PayPal.  Please email for more information if necessary.

There are numerous webinars and quilt patterns available any time to members under the Resources page of the Modern Quilt Guild website.  You will need your log in information to access.

Quilty magazine is back and our very own Kelly Biscopink is now the editor.  Go find yourself one!!  

Community Service:  Sandy brought in a sample of a port pillow to be used on the seatbelts of people receiving ongoing drug therapies or infusions.  She will bring patterns to the next meeting.

Programs:  Lynn will be teaching the Zip Up Tray Pouch at our next sew day to be held on Saturday, May 20th from 9.30am until 4pm at Five Eighth Seams in West Ashley.  Pattern can be found at  We'll also be working on a scissor cozy - and nametags for those members who don't already have one.

Phoebe did a demonstration on how to make rope bowls. 

We discussed upcoming possibilities for classes with Chawne Kimber.  Examples of her work can be found at  Warning!  Website is not safe for work.  :)  (Don't say you weren't warned. . .)

Swaps and Challenges:  We received 13 black and white blocks at our meeting with several more on the way from members unable to attend.  
Our May challenge is a nametag.  Members should make a nametag that reflects their personalities.  

Phoebe finally finished her paper pieced lion quilt.  Pattern is Jungle Abstractions Lion by Violet Craft.  
She also made this Courthouse Steps quilt as a belated birthday present for her 95 year old grandmother.
Delynne brought two baby quilts that she free motion quilted herself.
Lynn made a mini quilt out of this cross stitched ship.  Pattern is Voyage by Satsuma Street.
She also made this adorable scissor cosy that we'll be making at the next sew day.  Link to pattern is above.
Cheryl gave us her best "come hither" glance while modeling her new dress.
Gloria showed off her adorable baby quilt that features zombies and Star Wars.  That's going to be one cool kid!
Angie brought some gorgeous rope bowls she made.
Hope asked for some quilting advice for a quilt she's working on for her son's wedding.
Grace Ann was one of our guests and brought in this quilt she made at a retreat.

Whitner made this sweet fabric basket for a swap.  Pattern is Tiny Treasures basket by Carolyn Friedlander.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 23rd.  Don't forget to bring your nametag and show and tell!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

March 2017 meeting minutes

Our president, Lynn, opened the meeting and welcomed guests and two new members, Peggy and Luann.  Phoebe brought cupcakes to celebrate the guild's fifth birthday!!  She also thanked everyone for coming and for helping to keep this guild thriving and growing.

At our March sew day, Lynn walked us through how to make a Market Bag by Anna Graham of Noodlehead.   We had lots of fun!!

Sew day for April has been cancelled as it is planned for the Saturday before Easter.

Geri's goal is to have a brief technique demo at every meeting.  Please let her know if you have something you'd like to share with the group.

Mark your calendars!  Victoria Findlay Wolfe is coming October 19-21, 2018!  She'll be lecturing on Friday, October 19th and classes will be scheduled Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. Details to follow.

Sandy will update with detailed plans at the April meeting.

Participants in the March challenge brought back the box, bag or bowl that they made for their swap partner.  Lots of great items were received.  Thanks to all who participated!

Our April challenge is to bring a 12.5" (or 12" finished) block in any pattern using only black and white fabrics.  No other colors or grey are to be used but black and white prints are acceptable. Please bring these blocks to the April meeting where they will be collected and assembled into a charity quilt.

Alice gave a brief talk and show and tell on the two classes she took at QuiltCon in Savannah.  The first was a handwork class with Heidi Parkes that featured Korean techniques of applique, hand sewing binding and hand piecing.  She showed us a sample that she started in class.
Alice also took an improvisational handwork class from Chawne Kimber.  Chawne gave tips on how to make stitches look the same on the front and back of a handquilted piece and demonstrated many different stitch patterns.  Here's the stitch sampler she finished into a mini quilt.  


Lynn made these adorable zip up tray pouch and project caddy pieces from patterns by Aneela Hoey.

Phoebe finished a cross stitched unicorn piece into a hand quilted mini.  She also used scraps from two other quilts to make a mini quilt.  She brought in a finished Molehills quilt that she made last year from a class taught by Latifah Saafir and a long term WIP churn dash quilt made out of Essex linen and her favorite all time fabric line, Habitat by Jay McCarroll.  Love the backs of those quilts too!!  Nice work, Phoebe!

Cheryl brought two baby quilts she made for coworkers.
Karen showed off a handmade doll she bought from an artist.  The doll wears a quilted gown.
Cathy brought a foundation paper pieced compass star quilt.
Connie made two pillows covers with hexagons inspired by work done by Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft.
Peggy made a mini quilt featuring snowmen with a cute bells and beads border.
Pam shared a beautiful wall hanging that she made as part of the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild.

Alice made this adorable whole cloth quilt and stuffies from a panel by Sarah Watts.  What a lucky grandson she has!!
Kelly broke all of our hearts by bringing in this amazing rainbow City Sampler quilt.  Pattern by Tula Pink.  Rainbow goodness fabrics by Carolyn Friedlander.  Love this quilt.
Sandy and Jennifer took a tunic class at Five Eighth Seams and Sandy brought her lovely voile tunic in to share.

Next meeting is Tuesday, April 25th.  Don't forget to bring your name tags, challenge blocks and show and tell.  See you there!