Saturday, March 23, 2019

Thursday March 28 Meeting

Our March meeting will be on Thursday, March 28, 2019.   This meeting will start at 6.30 pm in Room C.  We are so excited to have Sherri Lynn Wood as our Guest Speaker!  She was the Keynote Speaker at QuiltCon 2019.  How lucky are we!

The lecture will be Ruler Mashup.  It is an interactive performance.  Ruler free improv patchwork will be demonstrated and performed on the spot according to audience prompts and participation.  Please bring a medium size fabric to place in the pot.

Cost of the lecture will be $10 for non members (unless you are in the workshop).

The structure of the meeting will be different than our normal meeting.  We will have brief announcements, Show & Tell, then Sherri's lecture!

We will have books for sale for $21.

For those taking the workshop,
the times are 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
The location is Project 658
                        3646 Central Ave
                        Charlotte NC 28205

We meet at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in the Ministry Center, Room C this time.
3016 Providence Road, Charlotte NC 28211
The corner of Providence Road and Sharon Road.

See you there!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Feb 26, 2019 Meeting Recap

Below is a recap of our Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 Meeting.  More details will be in our newsletter sent out to members.

Our President, Eve Howes opened the meeting at 6.30 pm! This new time seem seemed to help many members not feel rushed to get to the meeting.  We had  2 new members join!  We had 2 guests attend!  Welcome!

Loretta reminded everyone the meeting in March will be on a Thursday - March 28 at 6.30pm in Room C.   Sherri Lynn Wood will be our speaker and the lecture will be Ruler Free Mashup.  Sherri will be present ruler free improv patchwork preformed on the spot according to audience prompts and participation.  Please bring a medium size fabric to throw in the pot for choices. 

Loretta asked for help with a few items needed for the meeting (sewing machine, iron board, iron, etc) and several members volunteered. 

Loretta passed around the BOM selections.  This will begin in April.

The next Sew-in will be Saturday April 13 at Project 658.

Eve reminded everyone of the sale table and there were alot of selections!  The proceeds will go to the Guild.

Teresa Raleigh presented all her favorite gadgets! It was a fantastic presentation!  Teresa also created a spreadsheet of where you can purchase most of the items.  Several of them were  handmade.

Below is the show and tell for the meeting and a few pictures of Teresa's presentation.

Jessie's star quilt





Diane's granddaughter 

Diane Muldoon


Diane Muldoon

Diane Krebs

Diane Krebs

Diane Krebs



Karen's Owls





Saturday, February 23, 2019

February 26, 2019 Meeting

Our next Meeting will be Tuesday, February 26
 with a new time of 6.30 PM!
Please bring your Name tags, your dues (if you haven't already paid), and your show & tell!
We will show your selections of the Blocks for the BOM (cost $15).  
Our program will be a gadget presentation by Teresa Raleigh!  She has wowed us in the past with her gadgets so this will be fun! 

We meet at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in the Ministry Center, Room D.
3016 Providence Road, Charlotte NC 28211
The corner of Providence Road and Sharon Road.

See you there!

Monday, February 18, 2019

February Sew In

We had a lot of fun during our Sew In on Sat, Feb 16.

 It is a great way to get to know each other.

Think about joining us next time!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

We have our First Sew -In of the year
Saturday Feb 16 from 9 am to 1 pm.

We meet at Project 658
3646 Central Ave
Charlotte NC 28205

Ironing boards, irons, mats are already there.
All you need is your sewing machine and your project! 

Come join us for fun and fellowship!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt

Our Charity Quilt is off to QuiltCon 2019!

Background on the Charity Challenge taken from QuiltCon publication: "The QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge requires participating guilds to work collaboratively to create quilts using a predetermined color palette and design style.  The quilts sewn in their entirety by each guild, from design and piecing through quilting and binding, to produce complete twin sized quilts.  After the quilts are exhibited at QuiltCon, guilds donate their quilts to a charity in  their community.

The 2019 design theme is small piecing.  You have probably noticed some modern quilters using small piecing in recent designs.  While it can be hard to define, small piecing would incorporate fabric pieces that are smaller than  1 inch in either width or length. The small piecing can be improvisationally pieced, traditionally or foundation pieced. The quilt doesn't need to be exclusively small piecing.  Small piecing must be an integral part of the design, but you can incorporate other modern design elements such as negative space, to make the challenge more approachable."

And that we did!  We started brainstorming in May 2019 during our guild meeting.  Everyone took fabric home and came back the following meeting with their small piecing. 
At another meeting we continued to design and piece the top. We finished  the top during one our sew in fellowship time held on a Saturday.  Our member Delia Dorn did a fabulous job with machine quilting. 

See below our beautiful Quilt!  Can't wait to see it at QuiltCon!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Jan 2019 Meeting Recap

Below is a brief recap of our Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 Meeting.  More details will be in our newsletter

New officers for 2019!
President - Eve Howes
Vice President - Loretta Sirota
Secretary - Karen Orr
Treasure - Heather Larsen

Changing the start time of the meeting  was discussed and everyone agreed/liked starting at 6.30 pm.
The Church is fine with the change.  Going forward the meetings will start at 6.30 pm

Loretta announced the Schedule for 2019

2019 Meetings - Please note start time is now 6.30 PM

Jan 29 - Goals for the New Year
Feb 26 - Gadget Presentation By Theresa Raleigh
March 28 (a Thursday!) Sherri Lynn Wood - Ruler Mash-Up $10 fee for non members
 ** March 29 Workshop - Modern Block Improv $85 members, $100 non members - spaces available
 ** March 30 Workshop - Patchwork Doodle  FULL!
April 30 - Friendship Tray speaker - our charity
May 28 - Place mat sew in for Friendship Trays
June 25 - Quilters Gallery Color Lecture
July 30 - Quilt Con Charity Quilt
Aug 27 - Truck Show by Ellen Apte
Sept 24 - Social Media Presentation
Oct 25 (a Friday!) Kitty Wilkin aka The Night Quilter - The many faces of Fussy Cutting Lectures
** Oct 26 - three hour workshop the Pollinate Quilt

A reminder about the Women's Auction for the St. Gabriel's  - small hand made items. quilts, place mats due in the Fall.  A definitive date to follow.

A discussion  was held about possible fund raising opportunities.  It was decided to try a sale table, where members bring items they would like to donate and the Guild benefits from the sale.  If it is not sold, the donor takes their items back.  A raffle quilt was discussed but it was decided not to go forward.

A Block of the Month will start in March, offered through Fresh Lemon Quilts.  It is $15 per person and a block will be sent via email to the recepients.  The blocks choices will be finalized and shown to the members during the Feb Meeting. If any are interested that weren't at the Jan meeting please contact Loretta (  The $15 will be collected in Feb.

There was a lot of Show and Tell!