Thursday, August 31, 2023

August 2023 meeting minutes

Business:        Amy opened the meeting with a review of Quilt Camp, which was held this past weekend. Congratulations and appreciation to Kim McPeake for organizing each year! Send your camp pictures to Amy to post on the blog.  Amy prepared a calendar for events up to EOM December and distributed them.  (see below for dates and events summary). 

Nominations for Guild President are needed for 2024 by October meeting. Voting will be at the November meeting.  

Please consider supporting your guild.  Linda gave a presentation about participation in the Coastal Carolina Fair and the Cobblestone Quilt Show (details attached). 

There are still openings for the weekend retreat with the Quilters of S.C. October 19-22 in Myrtle Beach. The annual Spring meeting with classes and luncheon will be March 8-10 in Camden, SC. Membership is $20/year and required for participation. 

Challenges:    The Barn Quilt challenge is due next meeting, September 26. Should be approximately 36”x36”.  May be entered and displayed at the Fair and/or Quilt show. The Red and White Challenge is due @ the March 26 meeting.

SwapScissors Case swap due Nov. 28 meeting. No specific design or size.

Program:         Hexagons! Angie talked about various ways to sew and add hexagons to projects. We watched a brief YouTube video, “Making Hexies” from Simple Stitches Fabric Shop. Recommend purchasing papers with holes punched in the center for easy removal on Etsy. Programs is interested in your ideas! Please see Angie for program ideas. 

Outreach:        Discussed having a CMQG booth at the Fair with demonstrations. Phoebe will get cards printed up for distribution at events and local quilt shops. Other outreach includes West Ashley Farmer’s Market table and quilt display. 

Charity:          Several more quilts were turned in for the Children’s charity. Keep making and bringing in. 40x60 size is preferred. Also pillowcases and tote bags. See Kate Weston for details.

Membership: Welcome to our 2 visitors and new members!  If you are a new member and haven’t received yours, please see Jean for your CMQG patch and Kim for a picture for our membership directory.

Show & Tell: 9 members showed quilts. Connie showed the finished Quilt Bee quilt that several members participated in and was assembled at Quilt Camp. If you’re interested in coordinating a future Quilt Bee, see Connie for tips.

Coastal Carolina Fair and Cobblestone Quilt Show Details:  POC is Linda Ambrose

Coastal Carolina Fair: Thurs., Oct. 26- Sunday,Nov. 5.  Times weekdays, 3-10; weekends 10-10. 

Need quilts submitted to display and volunteers to work 3-hour shifts at booth. 3-6 weekdays and weekend shifts are 10-1, 1-4, 4-7. 

Cobblestone Quilt Show: March 15 & 16, 2024 at the North Charleston Athletic Center. Volunteers are needed for setup on March 14, take down on March 16. Also Hostess volunteers needed on 15 & 16.  If you are interested in displaying a quilt at the show, registrations for submissions are due no later than 13 January.

Events & Dates to remember:

2023 September – sew day 9/16; meeting 9/26. Barn Quilt challenge due.

October – sew day 10/21; meeting 10/24. Coastal Carolina Fair Oct 26 – Nov. 5; Quilters of SC Retreat in MB 10/19-22.

November- sew day 11/18; meeting 11/28. Scissors case swap due 11/28 meeting. Christmas stockings due(?)

December – Holiday party 12/3. No sew day or meeting.

2024 January- Registration for Cobblestone Quilt Show 1/15. Sew day 1/20; Charity quilts & Series Challenge due at 1/23 meeting.

February- sew day 2/17; meeting 2/27. Leap Day 2/29.

March – sew day 3/16; Red & White quilt challenge due at 3/26 meeting.  Quilters of SC annual meeting 3/8-10. Cobblestone Quilt Show and setup/takedown 3/14-16.


Wednesday, July 12, 2023

June 2023 meeting minutes

 Welcome and introductions with two visitors. 

Workshop: Discussion about having a guest teacher and online workshop.  Phoebe is following up with a survey to the group to get a better idea of interest.  

Fieldtrip: Cookie Washington led a group through her Black Mermaids exhibit at the City Gallery at 12:00 on Wednesday June 28th.

Congratulations: Cathy Beemer will have a quilt in the Houston show this year. 

Swaps and Challenges: Barn Quilt due at the September Meeting, Scissor cases are due at the November meeting and the Red and White Quilt is due at the March meeting.  

Program for July:  In lieu of a program in July, we will have a fundraiser for charity.  Please bring items you wish to share with others and for a $10.00 donation. You will be able to shop all items at the end of the meeting. 

Sew Day: July 15- Work on Charity quilts.  No sew day in August due to Quilt Camp. 

Outreach: We will have a demo and activity at the Charleston Farmer’s Market on how to design half square triangle blocks.  Also, planning for a Fall picnic.  We will have quilts on display for both events. 

Membership: Membership roster updated by Kim. 

Series Challenge: Update on participants in the series challenge.  These will be due in January so they can hang at the Cobblestone show in March. Those participating so far include Linda, Cathy, Alice, Jean, Sandy, Whitner, Hope, Nancy, Elaine, Connie, and Michele. 

Program: Five demonstrations on ways to make half square triangles.

Show and Tell: Lots of participation and beautiful quilts shared.

Our next meeting is July 25th at the Rev Federal Credit Union on Coleman Boulevard.  Doors open at 6 and meeting starts at 6.30