Monday, May 25, 2020

REMINDER - MAY MONTHLY MEETING!

Get ready for our May monthly meeting tomorrow night via Zoom at 7pm!!! 
 
Details are in the Reminder Email sent to you today. Hope you are able to join us! It will be wonderful to be "together" again, and we have a great Show-n-Tell for you!

See you there!

Friday, May 15, 2020

May Monthly Meeting Details!

We had a great time getting together last Tuesday night for our first ever Zoom meeting! 
 
This was a trial meeting, of course, just to make sure everyone could connect and it went very well!!! So now, get ready for our May monthly meeting which will also be held via Zoom on our regular meeting night. Connection details are included in an email sent to you today!

PLEASE NOTE: For our Show-n-Tell at the meeting, we will share a Slideshow of pictures of what you’ve been sewing! This can be anything - not just finishes!!! A new project you are beginning... a project in progress... a class you have taken online... So send us your pictures and help us get inspired!!!

Send your pictures to cltmqg@gmail.com by no later than Wednesday, May 20.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

TRIAL Zoom Meeting TONIGHT!!!

Hope you can join us! 

And remember - This is just a trial meeting, so don’t worry if you can’t join us for this one! But we are hoping that many of you will join in and help us get everything working smoothly so that we can hold our regular monthly meeting via Zoom on May 26

Meeting ID: 752 7045 1707
Password: 016628
DO NOT TRY TO JOIN MORE THAN 5 MINUTES BEFORE SCHEDULED!

In case you are not familiar with Zoom, Jane LeBlanc’s husband has put together the attached instructions about how to download Zoom (thank you Greg!).  Once it is downloaded, just click on the above link which will take you to the meeting.  If the link isn't working, then copy and paste it to your browser.  When connected to the meeting, click on Yes to video, and then Yes to audio.  Click on Gallery View.

If you are uncomfortable with trying this on your own or experience problems, our first suggestion is for you to contact the person who usually helps you with your IT needs. Most IT-savvy people are very familiar with the platform and will be able to help you.

However, if you do not have such a person and/or experience downloading and connection problems, we will do our best to help:
*  Apple users, contact Eve Howes - evelinehowes@gmail.com
*  Android users, contact Jane LeBlanc - 2boyzmom.leblanc@gmail.com

Monday, April 6, 2020

Show-n-Tell and Things to Know!

How is everyone doing out there?  We trust you are practicing safe distancing and doing lots of stitching at home!  Just dropping in quickly to share pictures of what a few of our members are sewing....

Karen Orr has been making masks for nurse friends in Indiana!


Diane Muldoon's daughter made a mask and mailed it to her - very fashionable!!!


Dee Wittmack has finished her 2019 BOM!!!  She crafted a perfect scrappy border to set off her blocks.  Great job Dee!!!


And act now to get Libs Elliott patterns at 15% off - including her newest pattern, Smooth Sailing...


Take care! Be safe! Keep in touch!!!

Send your photos to CltMQG@gmail.com and we'll post them for everyone to enjoy!
Instagram:  Cltmqg
Facebook:  The Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Supporting Our Health Communities

Hello Charlotte Modern quilters!!!  

Trusting that all of us are staying at home and choosing ways to remain healthy and safe!  Many of us are making masks and doing all we can to support our communities during this time.  Here are a few areas that can certainly use our help:

Jane LeBlanc has received a request for 300 masks for the Domestic Violence Center.  These are just simple masks.  She will be the dropoff person for any masks you could give them.  Contact 2boyzmom.leblanc@gmail.com  There are quite a few free patterns online.  We have found the Missouri Star pattern to be simple and easy for masks that don't need to meet the high standards of a health care facility.

We have also received the following letter from Atrium Health outlining ways we can help them in their time of need:

Rally the Troops!!!

Atrium Health locations are in desperate need of homemade face masks to supplement the limited supply of N95 masks. They have requested help from the community at large in making masks to keep their patients and healthcare professionals safe. We know that the supplies needed to make these they way they want them are hard to find - but if you can help, please do. Please read the letter below and help if you can.

Dear Community Volunteers,

Below you will find links to the updated and improved instructions for homemade face masks with graphics.  Note: The mask design has not changed, it is the same.

Instructions for adult masks.
Instructions for pediatric masks.

Please be sure that you place all masks in a bag for donating.  Atrium prefers plastic bags (such as trashbags) and it should be tied or closed. We will not be able to accept loose masks placed into the collection bins.
Donated sewn face masks are being accepted right now.



 Take care and stay safe!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Quiltalongs and Show-n-Tell 3/29/20


March is almost over - Wow - what a month!!!  I think we need to remind March what the term "lion" means again LOL!  Let's hope April is more kind and gives us a break, right?  To brighten your day, we are again passing along some free quilty projects found online, as well as the latest members' Show-n-Tell!!! ---

Quiltalongs / Offers:   
Note that some of these are more traditional than modern, but many of us have traditional roots and still enjoy the occasional quilt project in that style :*)

Quiltville Sew-in-Place Quiltalong – Bonnie Hunter – “Unity”
Starts tomorrow!  Along similar lines to Bonnie’s famous yearly Mysteries, this quiltalong will feature a medallion setting with clues every Monday for about 9 weeks.  Instead of the design being a complete mystery until the reveal at the end, you will see the quilt emerge as you add each week’s blocks.  Click HERE to find out the details.



Laundry Basket Quilts – Edyta Sitar
Edyta is releasing a new block every day for her Mystery Quilt 2020.  She is already at Block 10 today, but you can find a link to all the previous clues on the blog page and catch up fairly easily.  This one is turning out very pretty!!!  Click HERE for details.

Quilt in progress by Laundry Basket Quilts

Bluprint is offering FREE unlimited classes – every class – until April 9!  Click HERE for details.




Ellen Lindner – Adventure Quilter - Free eBook for her most popular project/technique. It's available through April 30th.  Just click this link and then click the purchase button. It will show up as $0.00. Continue "purchasing" and your confirmation will include a download link at the bottom of the page.


Members' Show-n-Tell:

Ellen Apte as usual has some beautiful projects underway...


Diane Krebs has been very busy indeed - pumping out FIVE backpacks for our Friendship Trays Kids project - and how CUTE are these?????






Teresa Raleigh started a new project from her overflowing Kits bucket - 



What are you working on?  

Be sure to share with us - we all need the eye candy and encouragement!!!
Just send your photos to CltMQG@gmail.com
We are posting twice a week and hope to include your photo next!

Be careful, Stay Safe, and Sew Joyfully!!!!














 

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

**NO MEETING THIS MONTH**

One final reminder ...
NO MEETING this month, and all activities have been postponed. We have tentatively rescheduled Libs Elliott lecture and classes for October 29-31, 2020 - we will definitely keep you posted.

Our hope is that you are finding ways to be creative and allow your quilting to soothe and quiet the soul in these trying times. Many of us are using this down time to work on making quilts and backpacks for our Friendship Trays Kids projects!  What are you working on? Here are a few photos you've shared and we've posted in our virtual Show-N-Tell on Facebook and Instagram recently....
Sara Struhs has made FOUR quilt tops for Friendship Trays Kids!

 Eve Howes completed a Libs Elliott design called New Wave - is this gorgeous or what?!?


 Teresa Raleigh completed a new pattern called Radiate, designed by Then Came June...


And she also enjoyed participating in the Elvira Quarantine-along hosted by GE Quilt Designs, making this top for the Friendship Trays Kids....


Pattie Bethune suggests that if you have a way, display a quilt outside your home - brighten everyone's day in your neighborhood!  Here is her gorgeous quilt on display at her home...


Please send us your photos so we can share and encourage each other. 
Take care and be well!!! ❤️