Friday, June 3, 2022

May 2022 Show and Tell

 Here are the beautiful quilts our guild members shared in May 2022:

From Emily - Kaleidoscope quilt

From June - finished Bento Box quilt

From Jane - sample made in fabric weaving class

Lazy Girl Hold-all made by Marilyn in Teresa's class

From Diane

Back of quilt

From Teresa

Baby gift - made by Teresa

Butterfly bag - made by Teresa

From Ellen

April 2022 Show and Tell

 The guild enjoyed a fascinating lecture with Sujata Shah on April 26!

Here are the Show and Tell photos from our meeting:

From Jane - portrait class with Susan Edmondson

From Jane - Blockstep by Robin Pickens

From Michelle - Tula Pink Nova.  The center nova is English paper pieced, then appliqu├ęd to the background fabric . She did some ruler work on the Nova and used a Karlee Porter end to end design for the background of the quilt.

From Michelle - work in progress of her dog Elwood.  She took a class from Barbara Gamble at We’re Sew Creative last month. This is done with a tracing and layering technique on Pattern Ease, using Steam a Seam 2 Lite.

From Ellen

All bags and a scarf from Teresa!


Tuesday, April 5, 2022

March Show and Tell

The Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild had a lovely meeting on March 29! We are excited that QuiltCon 2024 will be in Raleigh, NC! 

Guild members Jane, Loretta, and Teresa had a great time at QuiltCon 2022 and shared many beautiful photos with us. View the 2022 QuiltCon winners here
QuiltCon 2023 will be in Atlanta Georgia, just a short jaunt down the interstate. 

Show and Tell photos shared at the March 2022 meeting:

Patchwork Flatty Cat by Ellen 
"A jacket made for my granddaughter, I appliqued a heart using fabric from her great-grandfather's work shirt so she could carry him with her" - by Margaret

By June

The Gladys Quilt is touring with the Mancuso Shows in an exhibition called "It's All About the Face". Gladys will be in Greenville, SC, April 28th - 30th - by Margaret
By Ellen
A completed UFO by Loretta
Piecing and longarm quilting by Mary

This memory quilt is a painted whole cloth with applique and pieced borders - crazy fun to do. 
- by Margaret
Fabric collage and slow sewing practice by Margaret

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Sujata Shah - Lecture and Class

Coming to the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild in April 2022!

Sujata Shah will share her Stories in Stitches - The Journey Continues lecture

 at our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 26 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Also check out her website:

There is a $10 fee for non-members to attend this program. Pay and register here

Stories in Stitches: Kawandi-Siddi Quilt Class

Kawandi is a utilitarian quilt made by the African diaspora of India. Sujata will share step by step basic instructions for making a small, one of a kind Kawandi. In this workshop you will experience an intuitive process and make a unique and personalized patchwork.

During this workshop, Sujata will also share how she documents her memories and special events of life with stitches and the importance of stitching each day.


Sujata Shah will lead this class on Saturday, April 30 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

This class is $50 for guild members and $60 for non-guild members.  

*Class registration is full*

Supply List

The thread, batting and needles suggestions are my choices but you can use whatever you have on hand.

Neutral color thread for basting

Fabric scissors

Embroidery needles – Bohin France Embroidery #7

Quilting thread - Wonderfil Specialty Thread - Spagetti Weight 12 Color - White or Ecru

22” X 22” Square piece of lightweight fabric for backing

21” X 21” Square thin batting - Quilter's Dream (request) Or- flannel or soft cotton fabric

Colorful lightweight, loosely woven fabric scraps. Try to avoid batiks as they are too hard to quilt through.

Prep for the workshop

Place the batting centered on the wrong side of the backing. Fold over the edges and baste back and the batting with 1/2" long stitchies. Refer to the image attached to this email.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Event Calendar for 2022


Here's our program schedule for the rest of 2022. Monthly programs are 6:30 - 8 pm. The Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild welcomes guests! If you are interested in a program but not a guild member you are welcome to attend two meetings as a guest. Please email to request this.  Note: there are two programs with fees here.

Mar 29 - QuiltCon Highlights and UFO Challenge

April 26 - Sujata Shah, Lecture: Stories in Stitches
Guests are welcome at this lecture but there will be a $10 fee. Check out Sujata's website:
April 30 - Sujata Shah, Class: Kawandi-Siddi Quilts, 1 - 5 pm
Registration for this class is open to everyone. There is a $50 fee for guild members and a $60 fee for non-members to attend. Register and pay here.
*May 24 - Carol Mallozzi, Machine Quilting with Rulers
We are meeting on May 24, the fourth Tuesday in May but not the last Tuesday.

Jun 28 - Teresa Raleigh, Bag It!

July 26 - Stephanie Hackney (Hobbs Batting), "What's Inside Matters"

Aug 30 - Eve and Kate, Trash to Treasure
This will be a program about upcycling and creative use of scraps

Sept 27 - Mel Beach, Lecture
More information coming soon.

Oct 1 - Mel Beach, Class
More information coming soon.

Oct 25 - Sharing the Unconventional

Nov - no meeting

Dec - Holiday Party

Thursday, February 24, 2022

February Show n' Tell


The Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild enjoyed Carole Carter's Well-loved Quilt Repair lecture on February 22.  Check out her tips and sewing tutorials on her website here.

Links to products mentioned in the lecture:

Retro Clean – available at Amazon and Fat Quarter Shop
Fray Block on Amazon.
Chaco Chalk Liner

Here are the quilts and projects guild members shared at this meeting:

Guild member Emily also shared several quilts she's made from Carole Carter's Scrap Dance patterns