Monday, April 29, 2013

April Meeting Recap

1.  Revised Bylaws, New Officers & Committees:

April's meeting included discussing a change in our bylaws to allow for an additional year of an officer's term (should the guild and the officer agree on the second term).  It appeared that everyone was in favor of this idea and Bianca will be drafting the new bylaws shortly.  They will be posted on the blog.

With this bylaw change forthcoming we discussed officers for the next guild year (July 2013 - June 2014).  The following is the list of our nominated officers.  If you are interested in serving in a position or helping with a committee please raise your hand.  We would love to get many people involved!  We will vote on the nominations at our May meeting.

President:    Bianca Miller
Vice President:    Elizabeth Busschek
Treasurer:    Elizabeth Phillippi
Secretary (Web):    Karen Ernest

Program Committee (Chaired by VP):
Jennifer Bland
Amanda Murphy

Swap Committee:
Elyse Mullis
Joyce Mullis

Elaine Novak

THANK YOU to everyone that graciously agreed to serve.  Also a HUGE THANK YOU to Bianca for agreeing to serve a second term.  We love your energy and cheery smile each month!!

2.  MQG Upcoming Changes
The Modern Quilt Guild will be changing its membership plan starting in the next year or so.  They will be collecting funds from the local guilds (like our guild) to fund various expenses such as the national MQG web and a few other staff positions.  We will need to vote as a guild to decide if we want to be affiliated with the national organization or switch to a nonaffiliated guild.  No decision is needed right away but Bianca wanted everyone to be informed of the upcoming changes.  We discussed the pros and cons and will decide at a later date.

3.  Quilt Shows & Workshops
Amanda Murphy shared some of the great projects included in her upcoming book.  It looks like a great, fresh take on holiday sewing.

Amanda will be teaching a workshop through the local Charlotte Quilt Guild in July (7/11/13).  If you are interested please contact that guild this week to see if spots are available.   Link to CQG Program Page

There are several local quilt shows coming up in the next few months.  Many of our members are also members in other guilds and it is great to hear of these upcoming shows.

August 16 & 17, 2013  Lake Norman Quilters
Talbert Recreation Center  
210 Talbert Point Drive  Mooresville, NC 28117

October 11-12 2013  Foothills Quilt Fest 2013
LeGrand Center  Cleveland Community College  
1800 East Marion St.  Shelby NC 28150

4.  May Swap - Pillows
The May swap will be pillow covers.  A sign up sheet was passed around for those interested.  If you did not sign-up but would like to participate please email us.

Information on the May meeting will be coming shortly.  We are working on options for a meeting space where we could meet each month.  If you know of a good space please email us.  Right now we often need to switch from place to place due to availability.  Having a set space on a set night each month would be wonderful.

Have a wonderful week,

Friday, April 26, 2013

April Sew & Tell

Wow, what an amazing Sew & Tell at this week's meeting.  Head over to Flickr and check out the wonderful work.

Thanks to everyone that brought in a project to share.  I find it really inspiring to see all of the creativity and great workmanship.

A recap of the business part of the meeting will be posted soon.

Have a great weekend,

p.s. CONGRATS to Courtney on the new addition to her family.  We can't wait to see more of the little guy.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Retreat Recap & April Meeting


The first Sew Modern Retreat was held this past weekend up in Blowing Rock and IT ROCKED!!  We had such a fun and productive weekend.  It was full of laughs, inspiration, talented ladies and friendship.  Thank you to Joyce M. for organizing such a wonderful event.  She did a fabulous job!  

Check out her blog for lots of pictures and a recap (don't miss the 2 pictures at the end of her post - so cute).    Click here for the recap

Somebody fell in love with the little iron.
This is going to be an AMAZING quilt!

Trying to concentrate on very little sleep :)

We hope to have a great turnout next year so make plans now.  Oh, and don't forget to practice your fat quarter cornhole tossing.  Joyce's prizes and goodie bags were fabulous.


Our April meeting is this Thursday.  We will be having lots of discussions about our plans for the future, board member positions, possible by-law changes and what we want to accomplish this next year.  We hope to have a good turnout with lots of input.

Also, bring your show & tells and any hexie BOMs for the drawing.

Our April meeting will be:
Thursday, April 25
6:00 - 8:00
Morrison Library
7015 Morrison Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28211
(near South Park Mall)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

March Recap & Info For April

Hi Everyone,

Karen here, and boy am I upset I missed the last meeting.  Debbie R. and Jen R. did a presentation on their businesses/T-shirt quilts, and I hear it was wonderful.  I have loved seeing their quilts during monthly sew-n-tells and I understand they had some beauties to show during their presentation.  THANK YOU both for the great program!!

Our April meeting will be:
Thursday, April 25
6:00 - 8:00
Morrison Library
7015 Morrison Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28211
(near South Park Mall)

BOM - The April BOM will be the hexie block from February's meeting.  Remember, for each block turned in you get a chance to win them all.

SWAP - No swap for the April meeting.

In May we will be voting on officers/committee leaders for the upcoming 2013-2014 year.  If you are interested in a position please contact us thru the blog email link or give Bianca a call.  It really is a fun way to get involved and meet lots of quilters.  Guild positions include: