Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February Meeting and Blog Roll

Hey everybody!

Our meeting is tomorrow night 2-23-12!
Morrison Regional Library at 6:00.

We have a great mini workshop tomorrow night on turning the perfect circle and crazy curves. Many thanks to Joyce and Elizabeth for teaching!

The Sew-In was so much fun last Saturday. Thanks to all that came and a BIG thanks to those of you that helped me sort my charm squares. That was a huge job and I really, really appreciate it!

Our next sew-in will be Saturday April 28 so mark your calendars now.

We finished the two charity quilt tops and backs and now just need two wonderful people to quilt them. Who would like to step up and help us out? I know I can count on two of you!
I will bring the quilts to the meeting tomorrow night.

Don't forget to work on your pincushion for your swap partner. If you haven't made the mosiac yet, the tutorial for the inspirational mosaic is in our Flickr group.

Modern Star Challenge blocks are due tomorrow night!!! It is very important that you bring your blocks as we will be showing them off and dividing them up. Two very lucky people will be going home with a stack of blocks and some Echo fat quarters to make quilts. What fun! I cannot wait to see everyone's blocks. After the reveal tomorrow, please upload pictures of your block to the CLTMQG Flickr group.

Have you heard about QuiltCon? I'll be sharing details with you tomorrow night.

And finally, do you have a personal blog you would like us to add to your blog roll? We love to feature CLT MQG members blogs on our home page. Send me the link to your blog, and I will add it to the blog roll!

See you all tomorrow night. Remember, our meeting is at 6:00 NOT 6:30 like last month.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sew-In Saturday and Modern Star Block Challenge!

Hey friends, 

Don't forget that our sew-in Saturday is this weekend from noon-4:00. We are meeting at Carmel Presbyterian Church2048 Carmel Road  Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 366-5114

Bring your sewing machine, a power strip, an extension cord, 
your sewing projects and whatever else you need to have fun!
If a few of us could bring an iron and ironing board too, 
that would be great. 

Let's plan to finish the Habitat fabric charity quilts as well.! 

Get ready for our next meeting on Thursday, February 23 at 6:00. 
(Morrison Regional Library) 
We will have a great mini workshop on curves and circles! 

Are you working on your Modern Star Challenge blocks? 
Remember that you need to complete 2 12.5" blocks by our meeting 
on the 23rd.  There are several tutorials in the Flickr group to inspire 
you but please feel free to use your own ideas and come up with 
something original if you would like.  

I will bring the extra Echo fabric to the sew-in if you didn't have a chance to 
share your FQ with someone and would like to. 

See you soon! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Modern Star Challenge

Are you giving some thought to your modern star challenge block?

Remember that you can use your fat quarter and white. (If you shared some of the fat quarter fabric with a friend, you can use both and white.)

Finished blocks should be 12.5" x 12.5".  Please bring them to the February meeting!

Our sew in Saturday is coming up on February 18. I think we are going to have a great turn out! If you did not sign up and would like to come, please let me know so I can make sure we have enough tables and chairs set up.

The sew in is at Carmel Presbyterian Church, noon - 4:00 PM on 2/18/12.   We will meet in the Ligon building by the playground. See you then!

Our next meeting is Thursday, February 26 at 6:00. A big thanks to Joyce Mullis for teaching us all about turning the perfect circle and crazy curves! The Modern Star block challenge winners will be revealed too, and I can't wait to see all of your blocks.

If you are participating in the pin cushion swap, you should have received your partner information from Karen. Please make an inspirational mosaic and post it in the Flickr group for your partner to have some direction and ideas. A tutorial on how to go about this is in the Flickr group as well.

Have a great week!