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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SHOW AND TELL
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 creativebug.com 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!