Saturday, April 7, 2018

March 2018 Meeting Recap

Updates on business:

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Design ( will be visiting during our next meeting for a trunk show! She will kick-off our meeting, so don’t be late!

Sew in:
When: April 14th, 9am
Where: Project 658 Center, 3646 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Details: Some machines are available, but please bring your own machine if possible. Cords are not needed; mats and tools are available but worn if you are picky. You are welcome to either bring a bagged lunch or eat out that day.

Retreat: no updates this meeting.

Show: Beth is in contact with 7th Street Public Market. They’ve suggested a walking tour throughout city, mentioned the 250th anniversary of founding of Charlotte, and dates of potentially late summer or early Fall. All TBD.

March Challenge: Teal and Black: See Facebook to see participants’ work. We had 8 participants!

April Challenge: ‘Make Do’ challenge fabrics were drawn.
“Using items that you would otherwise discard or take to Goodwill, make a small quilt of your own choosing. It can use any type of pattern or piecing you choose or be totally improv.  It can be any size up to 36 x 36 inches. Items that you might use could include old shirts, trousers, old table linens, t-shirts, or other clothing items. We are not talking about using up old fabric from your stash but old clothing or other items you would discard.
For inspiration, take a look at the website of Sherry Lynn Wood, especially these pages:
We watched Craftsy’s Patchwork Nation series “Episode 2: From Trash to Treasure” during our meeting (must be a Craftsy member to view).

Debbie Rieck shared the opportunity to tour the Baxter Mill Archives April 17th 9:30
with a group. A follow up email was sent just after the meeting extending the invitation from the Charlotte Smocking Art Guild.

Loretta presented an opportunity for a lecture/workshop by Anita Grossman Soloman for July 26-27. ( max of ~20 people.

Block of the Month (Feb MQG Block Study) see Facebook for pictures. We had 5 participants.

Show and tell – see Facebook for pictures!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

February 2018 Meeting Recap

Updates on business:
Dianne has found 3 potential options so far for a retreat. We will discuss times and pricing at a later date.
Beth has confirmed Saturday April 14th is available for us to schedule a sew-in at Project 658's space. Details to follow at the next meeting.
Challenge details were sent out in an email and posted on the blog.
January Block of the Month had 4 participants.
Don’t forget to pay your dues!

Members recommended the following:
            The book “WALK: Master Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot”
            The documentary ”Men of the Cloth”

Upcoming events:
May 2nd Christa Watson is coming to the Charlotte Quilters’ Guild.
See for more details.
May 31- June 3 The North Carolina Quilt Symposium in Asheville
See for more details.

See Facebook for show and tell pictures.

We had an overview and discussion of QuiltCon Results. See
to keep looking!

We watched “Fresh Quilting Episode 203: Walking Foot Spiral by Christina Cameli” (