QuiltCon registration has taken place for MQG members. As of now, Phoebe will be our only member attending (because she bear the thought of people having fun without her). QuiltCon will be held Feb 22-25, 2018 in Pasadena, California.
The 2nd annual Mother Emanuel Quilt and Memorabilia exhibit is up at 85 Calhoun Street.
Our next sew day will be July 15 at Five Eighth Seams. Our group sew will be working on improv curves or attendees can feel free to work on other projects. Doors open at 9.30am and we'll be there until around 4pm.
Geri is challenging us all to enter a quilt into the Cobblestone Guild show in March 2018. Registration will be in January. Details to follow.
A Quilting Expo is being held in Columbia, SC on July 21-22. Quilters of South Carolina will have a quilt show with 150+ quilts. Details here - https://quiltersresources.com/event/the-quilting-expo-in-columbia-sc.html.
Stitch 'n Sew in Mt Pleasant will be having their anniversary sale July 28-29. The entire store will be 25% off.
Swaps - We will be swapping holiday themed mug rugs in July. There is no definitive size but mug rugs are typically 6x6 or 6x9.
Charity - Our guild will be participating in the MQG challenge. Quilts are displayed at QuiltCon and then returned to the guild to be given to a charity. This year's theme is Modern Traditionalism. More info can be found here - https://www.quiltcon.com/charity-quilt-challenge/. Please put on your creative thinking caps and help us come up with a design that would be good as a group project.
We also discussed options for what we should do with the charity quilt made for QuiltCon 2017. One idea was to auction the quilt off and donate the proceeds to a charity.
Geri gave a demonstration on how to make improv curves which we'll be working on at sew day. Fabric was provided to make test Drunkard's Path blocks which could then be combined to make improv circles. Many members were able to try one out.
Geri recommended a few books for reference -
The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood
Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making by Lucky Spool
Meridian pattern by Alison Glass
SHOW AND TELL
Lynn modeled a cute top from a Japanese pattern out of Nani Iro fabric.
Peggy showed off a checkbook cover and Zip Up Tray Pouch.
Hope finished this gorgeous quilt she made for a wedding gift out of hand dyed cottons and Essex linen.
Cathy brought in the quilt top she made from the Stitchery Dickory Dock's Sugar Block Club.
Pam shared (and Lynn almost stole) some beautiful scarves she made at an indigo dying workshop. She also brought in an art quilt that she finished of a lady wearing a party dress.
Cheryl showed off two quilts. The first was a wedding quilt made in New Orleans Saints colors. The second was entered into a Festivals of Mexico quilt competition and received 2nd place.
Kelly finished her epic 5 year WIP Single Girl quilt top and also brought her completed Molehills quilt made out of Cotton + Steel Halloween fabric.
Alice let us take a gander at her spooky (but cute!) Halloween house quilt. She also finished a beautiful wool quilt with a tree motif which was hand quilted and a cute jacket for her grandson, Wilson. The top jacket was made my Geri for her granddaughter, Annie Banks.
Tamie surprised us with a Sherbet Pips sampler quilt from blocks she received in a swap and a cute Noodlehead Open Wide Pouch she made on a visit to Seattle.
Marie brought in this quilt with very special meaning that she made for her new grandson.
Louise made this great rainbow quilt with Kaffe Fassett appliqued circles.
Carol made a super cute owl tote from a kit she purchased at QuiltCon and brought in the 3rd (!) quilt top made from the Cotton + Steel Halloween line of fabric. She also told the story of the bricks quilt she made with a heart and the female symbol.
Elaine brought in another Zip Up Tray Pouch.
Connie showed off two sweet baby quilts that she made.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 25th. Don't forget your nametag and show and tell!! See you there!