Sunday, January 28, 2018

January 2018 meeting minutes

Lynn opened the meeting and we welcomed several new members and visitors.

Dues for 2018 were collected at the meeting.  If you haven't already paid, you can -
1.  bring your dues to the February meeting,
2.  mail to PO Box 723, Sullivans Island 29482, or
3.  send via paypal to

Kim finished binding on the MQG charity challenge quilt which will be heading to QuiltCon in Pasadena.  Lynn did an incredible job on the quilting which shows up beautifully on the light colored backing fabric.  Once the quilt is returned to us from Pasadena, we will vote on which charity will receive it. 

The Modern Quilt Guild has published a book called Modern Quilts - Designs of the New Century.  Phoebe was one of the featured quilters.

The Victoria Findlay Wolfe class has changed dates to October 13 & 14, with a possible lecture scheduled for the 12th. 

Phoebe has produced a calendar of events for 2018 which will be emailed to the group pending a few updates.

The Cobblestone Quilt Guild's show is to be held March 8th & 9th at the Omar Shrine Temple Convention Center in Mt Pleasant.  Make your plans to attend.

Elections were held to determine the 2018 board.  Your new board is -
President - Whitner
Vice President - Geri
Secretary - Alice
Treasurer - Tamie
Thank you to these fine women for stepping forward and helping out with our guild this year.

The following members volunteered to head up our committees this year -
Programs/meetings - Kim
Charity/community service - Sandy
Swaps/challenges - Phoebe
Special events - Lynn C
Members chose a committee on which to serve during a breakout session.

Whitner is in talks with the Florence Crittenton home to see what their needs might be for charity quilts and community service works this year.  Sandy will continue to work with them.


Lynn brought in a Japanese sewing book called Stylish Wraps Sewing Book and suggested that it could be used as an option for Saturday sew day.  

Phoebe brought in a quilt she made for her cousin's new baby-to-be, Willa.  Pattern is the Double Star Quilt by Fancy Tiger and pattern can also be found on with membership.

Delynne, who is our super busy charity quilter, made 58 quilts for a nursing home in Summerville.  She's also made quilts for a pediatric hospice and an orphanage in Orangeburg.  Her charity group is looking for lap size or larger quilts for donations.  Since 2013, her group has donated 378 quilts to local charities.  Way to go, Delynne!!

Sandy make a wonky cross quilt out of Kaffe Fassett fabric and a fun dresden plate house mini quilt.

Cathy brought in this dahlia quilt and described the process for making it.

Hope made a cute scrappy coin quilt.

Colleen shared a quilt inspired by her grandmother's journey with Alzheimer's. 

Karen made a 'slice and dice' quilt and quilted this queen sized beauty on her home machine.

Peggy made lots of Boston Terrier Christmas pillowcases for her family.

Carol made this awesome Christmas tree quilt inspired by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.

Tamie is the proud owner of her third Singer Featherweight - a white one!  Lucky lady!!!

Whitner's made these sweet furry capes for her daughters who were in a snowy day wedding.  She also designed this amazing paper pieced dahlia quilt.

Connie made a market tote from the Anna Graham book, Handmade Style

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 27th at 6.30pm.

Have fun at QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena, Phoebe & Colleen!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

November 2017 meeting minutes

Lynn welcomed the group.  Meeting moved to Starbucks as community room at the bank had been double booked.

Plans for holiday party and swap were reviewed. 

November 30th is the last day for QuiltCon entries.  Charity quilt is due the end of January to QuiltCon.

Small Piecing class with Chawne Kimber on November 12th was discussed. 

Cobblestone quilt show will be held on March 9-10 at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mt Pleasant.  Entries must be postmarked no later than January 11.  Registration form can be found on

Our last QuiltCon charity quilt will be entered into the silent auction with money going to a local charity.

Elections/appointments will be held at the January meeting.  Our current nominations are -
President - Whitner
Vice President - Geri
Secretary (includes Membership) - Alice
Treasurer - Tamie

We also need to appoint committee heads for charity, swaps and programs committees and have all members sign up for a new committee.

REMINDER - Victoria Findlay Wolfe is scheduled to teach in October 2018.  More information to follow.

Karen made placemats from the blocks she received in the JK Modern Quilt Camp swap.
Cheryl made these May Chappell clutches as gifts.

Colleen finished up her quilt that was accepted for QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena.  
Congratulations, Colleen!!

Jenifer showed off a flying geese quilt she made for a family member and the quilt she made from her JK Modern Quilt Camp swap blocks.
Lisa brought in a Granny Square crocheted afghan she completed.  So snuggly!!

Peggy brought in a binding helper she made that fits over the arm of a sofa.  And she showed us a quilt called "Jurassic Bark" with dogs.  The quilting is of dog bones.
Hope made this great knitted handbag.
Whitner designed this AMAZING quilt for a friend.  We all volunteered to be pattern testers.  
(Pick Phoebe.......)  

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 23rd at the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union on Coleman Boulevard in Mt Pleasant.   Bring your name tags, show and tell and 2018 membership dues!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

October 2017 meeting minutes

Our president, Lynn, welcomed guests to the meeting.  We had two tiny cute visitors, Lucy and Anna.  Maybe they'll grow up to be quilters.

We discussed upcoming MQG webinars on Quilts of India (10/31) and How Do I Quilt It? (11/8).  Webinars can be found on the MQG website under Resources.

Plans were made for the annual holiday party and gift exchange scheduled for Sunday, Dec 3 at 2pm.

Charity quilt top was completed by the group at our last sew day.   Lynn will quilt and Kim will bind.  Quilt will be sent to Pasadena to be shown at QuiltCon 2018.  The quilt will then be returned to our guild to be given to a local charity.

Lynn C brought in her gorgeous paper pieced elephant quilt.  Pattern is by Violet Craft.
Connie asked for advice on her amazing chicken quilt.
Angie made these great baskets out of fabric scraps and upholstery piping.

Alice brought lots of finished lovelies - a bunny pillow (pattern by Elizabeth Hartman), a hand quilted pumpkin patch quilt and a tactile lap quilt made for a friend.  She also showed off her t-shirt showing a husband holding a quilt.  Hilarious.
Whitner made this sweet quilt for daughter Lucy, who was in attendance.

Lynn B brought in a Wooly Moo highland cow brought back from a recent trip to Scotland.  And she shared her beautiful quilt made from Rifle Paper Co fabric.

Cheryl also had lots of finishes.  She showed off some aprons made from vintage fabrics, a box pouch, an improv circle quilt she started on a Saturday sew day and a t-shirt quilt made for a family member.
Amy has been working on items from the Stitched Sewing Organizers book by Aneela Hooey.
Hope made a quilt from Crown Royal bags for her son.  

Karen made a bar quilt from Tula Pink fabrics and then overdyed it because she wasn't happy with the colors.  Great idea, Karen!!  She also made a little bat mini quilt for Halloween.

Colleen made a quilt top as part of the MQG's flying geese challenge.

Phoebe made a wall hanging with out of Liberty fabrics from Blair Stocker's book Wise Craft Quilts.  She also finished her Christmas tree quilt started at JK Modern Quilt Camp, which she'll be sending to her cousin.

Delynne made a scrap challenge quilt to be donated to a local nursing home.  She also made an Urban Abacus quilt for her daughter.  She prefers to use wool batting on her quilts.