Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Meeting this Thursday!

Just a quick reminder: 

We are meeting this Thursday, August 28th!

Don't miss out!

We will be on the 7th floor of the DOWD YMCA
from 6-8 pm

We would love for you to join us.  We hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Social Media Survey

Hi Everyone! I am wanting to get ready for our little Social Media portion of the meeting coming up on the 28th so I put together a little survey. When you get a moment will you please fill out the brief survey below? Thanks so much!

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Monday, August 4, 2014

July Meeting Wrap Up

It was great to see everyone last Thursday night!  We had another great meeting, covering a lot of information and sharing our latest finishes!  We also had a few new visitors and some who returned for their second meeting.  We are so glad you decided to join us!  It's always wonderful to meet new people who love quilting as much as we do.

Check out some of the finished projects from our guild members:

Wait, there's more!

We also spent  some time discussing our membership in the Modern Quilt Guild.  The vote on whether or not we should join will be taken at the September meeting.  We went over the pros, cons, and unknowns of joining and came up with the following:

Please continue to think about joining the Modern Quilt Guild and if you have any more pros, cons, or unknowns to add to the list.  We will have the lists up at the August meeting and you are welcome to add any of your thoughts to them.

Also, Elizabeth presented the amendments to the Bylaws.  The link below will take you to the proposed Bylaws.  We will vote on the amendments as well at the September meeting.

Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild Proposed Bylaws

A few more things to remember: 

Dates for upcoming meetings: 

August, 28th
September, 25th
October, 30th

Possible Sew-In Date:

Saturday, August 23rd
Saturday, August 30th
This date is up in the air and as soon as it is solidified, I will post the information.  Check back soon!

A separate post with the BOM instructions and links for the Apron Swap is up!  If you just scroll down, you will find all the information you need to participate.

August BOM and Links for the Apron Swap

Jenn and Vickie made three different samples (actually they went a little crazy having too much fun and made 5 blocks, but only three different ways).
Here are the instructions they followed when making their blocks.  For the block, they used: 

(1) 7" x 7" white as the center block
(2) 3.5" x 7" 
(2) 3.5" x 13

(The red strips in the attachment are what their 3.5" strips are for).
Cut the bock in half (at the 6.5" mark) and again to come up with the four pieces, sew with white blocks in the corners.  

The examples shown below are:

1 block using all the same border
1 block using only two colors (the same colors on the 7" strips and the same on the 13" strips)
1 block using all four different colors

The link below will take you to a tutorial for this block: 

Also, Cindi presented our next swap for us!  If you would like to participate in the swap here are some links that will help you get started. Bring your finished apron to the August meeting and swap it out for another lovely one made by a guild member!