Saturday, April 7, 2018

March 2018 Meeting Recap

Updates on business:

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Design (http://meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com) 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:
http://daintytime.net/portfolio/quilts/modern-scrap-quilts/
http://daintytime.net/2016/08/11/make-do-challenge/
We watched Craftsy’s Patchwork Nation series “Episode 2: From Trash to Treasure” during our meeting (must be a Craftsy member to view).
https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/ideas/patchwork-nation-overview

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. (http://www.makeitsimpler.com) 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
http://www.charlottequiltersguild.org for more details.
May 31- June 3 The North Carolina Quilt Symposium in Asheville
See
https://www.ashevillequiltguild.org/programs/quilt_symposium-2018/ for more details.

See Facebook for show and tell pictures.

We had an overview and discussion of QuiltCon Results. See https://www.quiltcon.com/winners/
to keep looking!

We watched “Fresh Quilting Episode 203: Walking Foot Spiral by Christina Cameli” (https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/resources/fresh-quilting-episode-203-walking-foot-spiral-christina-cameli)