Monday, August 28, 2017

Hello Quilting Friends,
 Our August Meeting is tomorrow night at 6 pm at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church.

We are still working on our Challenge Quilt. We had a lot of  fun last time, sewing together. 
Bring your Sewing Machines and quilting tools. Provided the ironing pad and iron. Extension cords and pwer strips are helpful.

We have an idea about how to use our improv blocks so we'll play with that idea tomorrow night.

Whoever is doing "My Charming LIfe" will present and we look forward to that.

Don't forget to send pictures of quilts you would like to have considered for the exhibit in November- to Lucy  704--345-4414 or by email - please include dimensions.

Don't Forget Show and Tell.

Modern Quilt Guild August block and quilt of the month-

At MQG there are some new interesting webinars.

See you soon!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hello Guild Friends,

Tuesday July 25 at 6 pm is the next Guild Meeting.
We are having a Sew- in to work on the QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt.
All the fabric will be provided- bring sewing machines and scissors/rotary cutters/ mats. Pressing Pad and Iron will be provided.

At the last meeting the members decided to be inspired by the Modern Triangles Quilt Book. Everyone will be given fabric and will create a block {maybe a little Improv) that will be cut into a right triangle and then composed into a quilt.

Cosette Blackmer will share her Charming Life.
Don't forget to bring show and tell. We had some great items last meeting shared with us.

June Meeting Recap

We Discussed the Hello Neighbors! Quilt Exhibit with Free Range Brewery Quilts need to be delivered by October 24th. Opening Night Reception is November 10 7-9pm.

Don't Forget the 10 inch mini quilt challenge. Everyone should participate in this one. it's like a potholder sized quilt- bind it anyway you like.

Shakerag Workshops  - this is the workshop Lucy Attended.

Diane also suggested having a demo/discussion about quilt binding and ways to troubleshoot binding issues

We hope to see you all next week to help create our Charity Quilt.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May meeting tongiht

Guild friends - our May meeting is tonight from 6-8 at St Gabriel's Catholic Church. Hope you can make it. As always, bring your projects to show and share and inspire us all!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March meeting

Guild friends - we hope you'll all be at our March meeting this Tuesday, March 28, from 6-8 PM at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Ministry Center, Room D.

Our program will be all about organizing your sewing space. This will be a time for all to share so come with your great ideas for organizing your sewing area, how you manage your stash, and other sewing space related topics.

If you have taken the Block of the Month Challenge and made the Modern Quilt Guild February block, please bring and, as always, bring your projects to show and share!

Hope to see you all there!

Friday, March 3, 2017

January Modern Quilt Guild Block of the Month

A couple of our members took the challenge and tried the January Block of the Month from the national Modern Quilt Guild. If you are a member of our Charlotte guild, you are automatically a member of the national guild and have access to all the great resources including block and quilt patterns, webinars, and so much more.

Here are the versions of the January MQG BOM made by our members:

Using prints ...

and solids ...

We're going to use the Modern Quilt Guild's BOM each month for our own BOM and hope many of you will join in the fun! If anyone wants to try the MQG BOM for February, here's the link.If you do try it, be sure and bring your blocks to  the guild meeting on March 28.

February Meeting Update

Guild friends ... thanks to all of you who attended and shared your work at our February meeting. It was great to see the beautiful work you are doing. We started our meeting with a few announcements including a short discussion of the possibility of doing a gallery show for our guild sometime later in the year. Beth shared about her time at Quilt Con and encouraged guild members to consider going to Quilt Con in Nashville in 2019! Road trip, anyone?!!

We did our usual Show and Share early in the meeting so that we could use the rest of the time for sewing. Such beautiful work our guild members shared ...

After Show and Share, we got to work making hearts for the I Found A Quilted Heart Project. Several members brought their sewing machines and we pulled from several bins of scraps to create the quilted hearts. Some of us did hand sewing and embellished with lace and trims. Heather had printed some cute labels for the hearts which give info about how to share online if you find a heart. Everyone enjoyed the time to sit and sew and talk and we look forward to seeing if any of our hearts are found and shared online! The main point, though, is that the hearts bring a little joy to someone who finds them, whether we ever know about it or not.

If you missed the fun, we hope you'll be able to join us in March. Mark your calendars now - our March meeting is Tuesday, March 28!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Color study


 "Color is one of the simplest and most effective ways of dramatically changing the look of a quilt. By trying new color palettes and finding color inspiration in the things you love, you can expand your use of color and come up with exciting and surprising results. In this Block of the Month lesson you will learn some color vocabulary and a couple of fun exercises for coming up with new color palettes."  - from the description of the January 2017 Block of the Month from the Modern Quilt Guild

We'd love for several of our guild members to try this block and share what you learn about color with the guild. If you're interested in trying this, contact guild President, Deanna at

We hope that several of you will give this a go. There just might be a little reward 😉 for those that do!