Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Meeting Reminder

Hello Ladies! Just a quick reminder that next week's meeting is with Make Welcome.  Please bring a traditionally southern dish, thread (3 spools) and any fabric you might like to donate.  Also please pack up your sew and share bags with anything you would like to share with our new friends.  We want to encourage these ladies by showing them our first/last projects and with a variety of things that we make.

The guild is providing plates, napkins and utensils.  I am bringing the cups and drinks (Sundrop and Cheerwine, both born in the Carolinas, as well as Sweet Tea and water).  

Please plan on sharing your self and your sewing with these ladies.  I can't wait to see what you all bring!


Also:  Please remember to vote for the bylaws, in person or by email by midnight the night before our meeting on Tuesday. Our email address is cltmqg@gmail.com 


We will meet Tuesday, May 26th from 6-8 pm at Saint Gabriel's Catholic Church. We will be in Room D of the Ministry Center.  See you there! 

Monday, May 4, 2015

April Meeting Re-Cap


It was great to see everyone at the meeting in April!  We had a great turnout and several new faces joined in the fun.  It is great to see familiar members and to welcome new friends to the guild.  

Thank you Liz for the great presentation on Surface Design.  We learned a great deal and the presentation was helpful and informative. 

We also want to thank Liz again for wading through all of the details involved in becoming members of the National Guild and how to be determined as a non-profit group.  Thank you for all of your hard work! 


Here is a look at some of the great work that you all brought in to share! 



It is always inspiring to see what you all have been up to!



The BOM for next month is pictured below.   Here is a link to follow for the instructions on how to piece it together! http://weallsew.com/2015/04/10/scrap-plus-quilt-along-week-1/



Now, let's get to some of the details for the May meeting! 

Don't forget, in May we will be hosting the ladies from Make Welcome!  This is a refugee craft collective that Beth Pinckney, one of our Guild members, helped found.  

We will be sharing a meal with the ladies who come to visit, so please bring a dish to share!  We will be keeping to a "Southern Foods" theme, so please plan accordingly.  For example, I will be bringing some Banana Pudding; some other ideas are; biscuits, fried chicken, greens, coleslaw, watermelon, bbq, cornbread, peach cobbler, sweet tea etc.  You get the idea.  Please bring enough to share with the group.  

We will each be bringing three spools of thread to give to each lady.  If you have any fabric in your stash that you would like to donate, please consider doing so!  The ladies only make items from donated fabric, so it would be great to be able to add to their stash!

Also, please, please bring several items to the Sew and Share portion of the meeting.  We want to share with the ladies, items that we have made and the progress we have made during our time sewing.  Even, something that you made early on and something you completed more recently.    

Lastly, don't forget to bring your Secret Sewing Sister her last goodie bag!  This is the last month and when you will reveal to you SSS who you are!  

Alright, really, the LAST thing to remember:  If you aren't going to be at the meeting in May please remember to VOTE on the amendments to the By-Laws by midnight the Monday (25th) before the meeting! You can email your vote to cltmqg@gmail.com 

The next meeting is Tuesday, May 26th, from 6-8 pm in room D of the Ministry Building at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, at the corner of Providence and Sharon Rd.  See you there! 



Monday, April 27, 2015

Meeting Tuesday April 28th!

Just a quick reminder that we are meeting this Tuesday, April 28th at St. Gabriel's Church.  We will be meeting from 6-8 pm in Room D of the Ministry Center located on the St. Gabe's campus. There is a link below to the map of the campus.  


http://stgabrielchurch.accessdomain28203.org.s205844.gridserver.com/wp-content/uploads/Campus-Map.pdf

Don't forget to bring your items for the Secret Sewing Sister swap, if you signed up for that back in January!  Also, bring your completed blocks of the month for the charity quilt and your needle books to swap if you decided to participate!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, April 3, 2015

March Meeting Re-cap

Hi Everyone!

It was great to see everyone at the meeting!  We had a great turn out and our new space was wonderful!  Thanks Dee for arranging our new meeting space for us.  St. Gabe's has a large campus and now that we know, the name of our building is the Ministry Center.  We will be meeting in room D, unless otherwise noted.

Below you will find links to all of the wonderful things we talked about at our meeting.

The proposed by-laws, the needlebook instructions/options, the Block-of-the-month instructions and also a few links to introduce you to the Make Welcome Refugee Ministry and their craft store, A Journey Home.  The ladies from Make Welcome will be visiting with us in May and more details will follow as we get closer to May



Link to Proposed Guild By-Laws:  Please read over the by-laws as we will vote to approve the changes at the May meeting.  More details will follow on how to vote if you will be absent.   Also, you can find the By-Laws under the new tab at the top of the blog that reads:  Proposed CLTMQG By-Laws 2015


Our swap for the April meeting will be a needlebook.  Here is the list of websites to help inspire you: 







http://generationqmagazine.com/everyday-handmade-needle-book-pattern-and-a-challenge/


This is the BOM that Jenn and Vicki shared with us at the meeting.  The instructions are found through the link below.




Link to Block of the Month instructions:




We had a wonderful assortment of items for Sew - n - Share.  I tried to capture a picture of all of them, I hope they are all represented below!  






You can find information about Make Welcome and their craft shop, Journey Home Crafts through the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/MakeWelcomeRefugeeArts

https://www.etsy.com/listing/228252848/soda-fired-mug-batik-patchwork-cozy-and?ref=shop_home_active_2

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 28th at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Charlotte.  Also, don't foreget to bring your Secret Sewing Sister goodies if you are signed up to participate.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Meeting TUESDAY March 31st

Just a reminder that the meeting is this Tuesday, the 31st! 

Please remember to bring the following with you:

If you are participating in the swap; please bring a used book(s) to swap 

Bring you Secret Sewing Sister gift if you signed up at the January meeting

Also, bring along your charity blocks (sailboats) if you have made any, and don't forget to bring your latest items for Sew and Share time! 

We will be hearing presentations about working with interfacing and also on accessing the benefits of the MQG

We are looking forward to seeing you all at St. Gabe's!  We will be meeting from 6-8 pm

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Update on Next Meeting

Hi Everyone!

Just to clarify, we will be meeting on the last Tuesday of March which is the 31st.  I'm sorry for the confusion.

We also decided to push back the Secret Sewing Sister Swap, so just bring your goodies for the swap to the March meeting and we will treat this as the first of the three months.  

Same goes for the block of the month.  Just bring your sail boats with you if you decided to piece any together!

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the end of the month!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tonight's Meeting is Canceled

Please take Note:

The Meeting of the CLT MQG for tonight, Tuesday, February 24th has been canceled.
Due to the possibility of dangerous road conditions because of the inclement weather, we will not be meeting.

Please stay safe and warm.  We will see you next month!