Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December meeting recap

Those of us that gathered at our December meeting had a lovely time with food, gifts, and of course, quilts.

Thanks to Heather who organized our catered dinner. Many of us remarked on how nice it was to just come to the December meeting and not worry about bringing food. Heather (with the help of her husband and sons!) did such a beautiful job with flowers on the tables and so much delicious food!

We had a fun "My Favorite Things" gift exchange and all went home with 3 fun, favorite gifts. Mine included this pot cover sewn by Diane. Other gifts included this handy seam ripper tool made by Cosette's husband for cutting apart strip piecing sections . There was chocolate, handmade soaps, Q-tips for cleaning your sewing machine, quilt pattern postcards, potholders, and more. Such a fun way to share our favorites and take home some fun gifts.

As always, we had beautiful quilts made by our members. Take a look ...

All in all, a lovely evening and fun holiday celebration!

Mark you calendars now for our January  meeting - Tuesday, January 30, from 6-8 at St. Gabriel's. Hope to see many of you there!

Monday, December 4, 2017

December meeting

Guild Friends,
Our December meeting is Tuesday, December 5th from 6-8 at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Ministry Cetner, Room D. Our holiday party will be catered this year so come and enjoy!

We will have a Favorite Things Exchange.We each bring three of the same Favorite thing- under 5 dollars each- it can be anything  - something you make, lip balm, candy , soda, kitchen gadget, quilt and sewing items, etc etc. ( In the past I have gotten stain sticks, toilet bowl cleaner, orange juice).
We put your name in a hat three times and we each go home with 3 new items.
Its a fun way to get to know people.
As always, bring your quilts and projects to show and share!
Hope to see many of you on Tuesday!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

hello Neighbors! Quilt Exhibit at Free Range Brewing

Guild Friends,
Be sure and join us for an evening celebrating our guild's first ever public exhibit. Our "hello Neighbors!" Quilt Exhibit opens on Friday night, November 8, at Free Range Brewing Company in NoDa. Join us for a Quilters Reception from 7-9 PM.

Be sure and tell your friends about the exhibit and spread the word about modern quilting and the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild!

Monday, October 23, 2017

October meeting tomorrow night

Guild friends,
Remember our October meeting is tomorrow night, October 24 from 6-8 at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Ministry Center, Room D.

If you have a quilt for the Hello Neighbors exhibit, please bring it, ready to hang.

As always, bring your finished projects to show and share.

Hope to see many of you there!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hello Neighbors Quilt Exhibit coming up!

Guild Members - Many of you know about our upcoming Hello Neighbors Quilt Exhibit that will be hanging at Free Range Brewery in NoDa from November 8 to December 18, 2017. Here are a few more details for you:
¨ All Guild Members are encouraged to participate in our first Quilt Exhibit. 

¨ Quilts ranging in size from 18 inches up to 36inches (do not need to be square) Somewhere in this range.

¨ 10 inch Quilt Challenge– a 10 inch square mini quilt. This is one way anyone can participate. You're encouraged to submit a quilt and this will be a curated selection from all the 10 inch quilts that are submitted.

¨ Color Palette for the show– Reds, Rust, Mustard, Grays, Olive to Yellow Green, Blues. This helps give cohesion to our exhibit.

¨ All quilts must be brought to the October 24 meeting. Ready to hang. Refer to Hanging Tutorial Link below. If you need help with this just bring to guild meeting.

Hanging Tutorial

¨ Each Quilt Artist must have a signed Free Range contract. We will have these at the meeting but if you are unable to attend, we can email you a copy which you can fill out and email back to Heather at

¨ Name and title need to be labeled on the quilt.  If you would like to write up a story about the quilt and send it to Heather please do so. And if quilt can be sold be sure and include the price.

¨ Friday November 10– Meet the Quilter– 7-9 pm– tables are being reserved in the community room - we need to have a head count of who would be coming. We'll be sending out an invite to members with info and RSVP.

They do serve wine in addition to beer : )

Let's make this a great event and spread the word about modern quilting and the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Septmeber meeting recap

Quilting friends,
We had a small group that gathered last Tuesday, but as you will see, it was a very talented and creative group. Such beautiful quilts.

Here are a few items to keep in mind ...

1) Our October meeting will be on Tuesday, October 24. We hope that many of you will be able to make it. We meet at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Ministry Center, Room D. During our October meeting, we will elect officers for the upcoming year. The positions we elect are President and Vice President (or two co-presidents), Treasurer, and Secretary. If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, please email us at

You can read the descriptions of these positions in our By-Laws. Just click the tab at the top of the page. Don't worry, it's a short read and will help you understand how we are organized as a guild.

In addition to the elected offices, we have a couple of other positions - Swap Captain and Block of the Month Captain. These positions have been open for the last few months and we'd love to fill them and get some fun swaps and BOM's going again!

2) Thanks to those of you who contributed items for the St. Gabriel's Women's Lunch. As a guild, we provide these items to be used in St. Gabe's fundraiser each year as a way of thanking the church for allowing us to use the room at no charge. You can begin planning ahead and make something for next year. Every year, we start gathering items in September/October. If you're that organized, go ahead and mark your calendar and sew ahead : )

3) Our "hello Neighbors!" Quilt Exhibit at Free Range Brewing is coming up in November. All guild members are encouraged to participate in our very first Quilt Exhibit. Quilts can range in size from 18-30 inches, but do not have to be square. There is not enough space to display full size quilts so we are sticking to smaller sizes. We are also offering a 10 Inch Quilt Challenge - these mini-quilts will be displayed together.

The color palette for the exhibit is reds, rust, mustard, grays, olive to yellow green, blues. This helps give cohesion to our exhibit. All quilts must be brought to our October 24 meeting, ready to hang and each quilt artist will need to sign a Free Range Contract. We will have these at the October 24th meeting.

Please be sure and label your quilt with your name and the name/title of the quilt. If you would like to sell your quilt, please include the price on the label.

All quilts will be curated for cohesion. If any quilts do not make the exhibit, they will be hung during our Community Day on Saturday, November 18.

The opening of the exhibit is Friday, November 10th. We will have a gathering to celebrate. More details on this to come but mark your calendars now!

On Saturday, November 18, we will have a Community Day. We are considering bringing several sewing machines to the brewery and inviting folks to make a quilt square that we will use in our Friendship Tray placemats. Some of us may be there sewing placemats and telling anyone interested about this way that we give back to our community.  More info on this Community Day, including specific hours, to come. It will probably last for two to four hours.

Stay tuned for more information about our exhibit and guild preparations for the event. The exhibit will hang at Free Range Brewing Company for six weeks and is a great way to showcase modern quilting here in Charlotte!

 3) Remember, we do not meet in November because of Thanksgiving. Our December meeting will be  a social time on Tuesday evening, December 5th. We discussed having a "My Favorite Things" party in which each attendee brings three of their favorite things (three of the same thing). Anything from a favorite candy, quilting notion, household product, anything! We will have a fun way of sharing these with each other. You won't want to miss it!

As I said at the beginning, we had such beautiful quilts shared by our members at the meeting. Take a look ...

We've been small in numbers lately but there is a lot of enthusiasm and eagerness to grow and improve our guild. Hope many of you will be able to join us in October AND come to the Quilt Exhibit at Free Range in November.

Monday, September 25, 2017

September meeting

Guild friends,
Our September meeting is tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 26 from 6-8 at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Ministry Center, Room D.
A few things to note:

1. For those of you who would like to donate a quilted item for the St. Gabriel Woman’s Luncheon next month. We do this every year in exchange for not paying monthly rent on our room. A pretty good deal for us!

Please bring your bag, basket, quilt, or wall hanging to the Tuesday evening meeting and Dee Wittmack will be there to collect.  If you have a quilt to donate and will not be at the meeting, let us know in the comments or email, and Dee will contact you to pick up.Thank you CMQG members!

2. It's that time of year again for nominations to the executive board of the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild. We elect new officers in October.  If you are interested in serving as an officer, please let us know.

3. The Hello Neighbors Exhibit at Free Range Brewing is coming up. If you have quilts you have ready to be submitted please bring them to the meeting.

4. We are working on our QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge. WE have our flying geese- now what? Come on Tuesday and help us design the quilt. Bring your sewing machine if you want to help put it all together!

5. As always, bring your quilts to show and share!

Hope to see you Tuesay!