Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanks y'all!

Thank you all for coming to the guild party tonight! I so enjoyed our get-together and hope you did too. The Kona Challenge quilts were fabulous- great job everyone! 
I will get pictures up on the blog and on Flickr soon. 
Be thinking about some ideas/topics you would like to see us explore in the new year. I think we'll take Joyce up on her no-binding finish and her rag quilt pattern and Donna's beautiful bag! 

May you all have wonderful, happy, safe holidays and enjoy time with friends and family. See you in January! 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

December Meeting This Week!

Hey friends! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with family and friends. 

Our holiday party and Kona Solids Challenge reveal is this Thursday, December 1 6:30-8:30 at FABO cafe on Selwyn Avenue. 
2820 Selwyn Ave., Suite 180, 
Charlotte, NC 28209
(Right across the street from Selwyn Pub and next to Mellow Mushroom) 

It is NOT too late to RSVP so if you are planning on coming, please do! We want to celebrate the season together and to have fun seeing everyone's completed projects. 

If you are planning on coming to the meeting/party, please email me or leave a comment below (if I haven't heard from you already!) 

Also, please bring your Habitat blocks if you have them. 
See you soon! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Party

Hello everybody!

We had a great time at the first sew-in Saturday last weekend. 8 of us came together to sew and chat, and we had fun getting to know each other better. We started on the blocks for the Habitat Challenge quilts as we have enough to make two lap size quilts. 
A few of you still have blocks to turn in so please bring them to the December meeting. 

Our next meeting is our holiday party. Thursday, December 1 6:30-8:30 at FABO cafe on Selwyn Avenue. 
2820 Selwyn Ave., Suite 180, 
Charlotte, NC 28209
(Right across the street from Selwyn Pub and next to Mellow Mushroom) 

This is a cute coffee shop/art shop/eclectic spot that serves wine and tasty treats, and I thought it would be a fun, festive place for us to have our holiday party.

There will be light snacks and beverages provided. An RSVP is needed by Monday, November 21. Please email me to let me know if you are coming.

We will have our Kona Solids Challenge Reveal at the Dec. 1 meeting as well so make sure you bring your finished item. There will be prizes as well so you definitely don't want to miss this party!

Be sure to check the Flickr group for member discussions, questions and info. Don't upload pics of your challenge reveal until after Dec. 1. 

Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Are you coming to sew with us?

Are you coming to sew with us this Saturday, November 5 from 10-2? Myers Park United Methodist Church.
Please RSVP to me today if you can come. We hope you'll join us!
EMAIL ME. Thanks!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sew-In Saturday

Our first CLT MQG Sew-In Saturday will be Saturday, November 5 from 10:00-2:00 at Myers Park United Methodist Church.
(1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207  phone: 704-376-8584)

We'll be in room 108. 

your machine
projects to work on
rotary cutter
power strip and extension cord if you can

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by November 2 to Jennifer

Parking: You can park on the right hand side of the church or across the street in the lot on the corner.

Hope you can join us! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meeting tonight!

Our October Meeting is Tonight, 10/27 at 6:00 Morrison Regional Library.
Special Program: Rulermania!

Our first Sew-In Saturday is next Saturday, Nov. 5 at Myers Park United Methodist Church, Room 108. RSVP to Jennifer by Nov. 1. Lunch will be provided.

See you tonight!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fun Stuff Happening!

Our next meeting is coming up on the 27th and we are happy to have the ladies from the Quilter's Gallery lead a program called Rulermania! Should be fun!

Also, we are having our first Sew-In Saturday on November 5. For our first sew-in we'll be meeting at the First United Methodist Church in Gastonia with an optional stop at Mary Jo's Fabrics beforehand.   CHANGE OF PLANS- STAY TUNED! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October Meeting

Hope your October is going well.

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 at Morrison Regional Library.

We are having a special program called Rulermania by The Quilter's Gallery.  They are coming to show us many different rulers and the various quilts that can be made with them. There will be demonstrations as well as finished quilts and rulers will be available for purchase after the meeting so bring your wallet in case you are inspired! The program starts at 6:15.

Be on the lookout for more information coming soon about a sew-in day in November and our location for our December social/Kona Challenge reveal.

For the holiday meeting/social, would Dec. 1 or Dec. 2 work better for you? Please reply to this post and let me know.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The September Meeting Was Great!

Thanks so much to everyone that came to our meeting tonight. I always leave on such a high as our group is so fun and friendly.

A big thanks to Elizabeth for teaching us about Free Motion Quilting. Those were great tips. We'll be posting more info about those in our Flickr group.

Thanks for your input on the surveys. More details about the next meeting coming soon.

BTW, someone left their red cell phone on the table. You can pick it up at the library front desk.

Have a great Friday!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

September Meeting

Hey Everybody!

Hope to see you all at our meeting this Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 at Morrison Regional Library.

Our bylaws passed with 100% in favor. You can find them at the top of the page.

Reminder: If you are participating in our swap, please bring your completed item for your partner. We'll do the reveal Thursday night!

Elizabeth Phillippi will teach our 10 Minute Tip on Free Motion Quilting (Thanks Elizabeth!)

We need a volunteer to piece together the Habitat Challenge quilt blocks.   Which one of you wonderful souls, can help out?

Our Kona Solids Challenge is underway! Reveals will be at our December 1st meeting.  Remember, you can use any two additional solids and you may make anything you like. No prints may be added. There are a few additional charm packs available if you did not pick one up at the last meeting and would like to participate. 

Bring a Sew & Tell and see you soon! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Meeting

Hey Everyone!

We had a great August meeting. Many thanks to Gail Toliver for our wonderful mini workshop on paper piecing. You can find Gail's tips and more here.

We are looking for someone to teach a 10 minute tip on a favorite sewing tool for our September meeting. Remember, there is a $10 gift card to Barnes and Nobel with your name on it if you teach a mini workshop. Please email me if you are interested!

Our September Meeting is Thursday, September 29 at 6:00. Mark your calendars!  We meet at Morrison Regional Library near SouthPark Mall.

If you are participating in the scrap bag swap, please bring your completed item for your partner to the meeting. We will have our swap gift exchange then. It would be REALLY helpful if you would create a mosaic in our Flickr Group for your partner so they will have an idea of what you like.

For a tutorial on how to create a flickr mosaic click here.

If you haven't turned in your Habitat Challenge Blocks yet, please do so at our September meeting. Remember, they need to be 12.5" x 12.5" and can be any combination of squares and rectangles with one additional solid.
Please add pictures of your blocks to our Flickr Group.

We also need a volunteer to piece together the blocks into a quilt top. This will be our guild's first charity quilt and first project. I hope you will help us make this happen. Please consider helping with this important step in the process.

Finally, we are participating in the Robert Kaufman Solids Charm Pack Challenge.
Our guild has decided:

  • You can make anything you would like
  • You can add up to two additional solids
  • No prints
  • Challenge items due at the Dec. 1 meeting
If you would like to participate, there are still a few charm packs available and you can pick one up at the September meeting. 

Looking forward to seeing you in September! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Meeting Tomorrow Night

Our August meeting is tomorrow night. Be sure to bring your Habitat blocks (12.5") and your fabric for the swap (fill a quart size bag of fabric for your partner to make something for you.)
Bring a sew and tell too. :)
See you tomorrow!

Morrison Regional Library

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Meeting Reminder

Hello All! 
Our next meeting is this Thursday, August 25 at 6:00.  We meet at the Morrison Regional Library.  (7015 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28211(704) 416-5400.) 

We are having a paper piecing lesson from our own Gail Toliver! Thanks Gail! 

Please remember to bring: 
Your finished Habitat Blocks (12.5") 
Your quart size ziplock bag filled with fabric for our swap. 
(You will be paired up and your partner will make something 
for you from your fabric.)
Wear a sewn or quilted nametag and you'll be entered in a drawing! 
Be sure to upload pics of your Habitat blocks to our Flickr group
We want to see everybody's! There are also some great discussion threads 
you won't want to miss. 

Hope to see you on Thursday! 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Logo!

A BIG thanks to our own wonderful Amanda Murphy for designing this fantastic new logo for our guild.

She even did a black and white one for printed material. 

Grab a button from our sidebar and be sure to tell Amanda THANKS!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Calendar and Events

Check out our new Calendar and Events Page! This will give you a snapshot of upcoming meetings and activities.

Reminder: Due at August Meeting:
Habitat Blocks
Quart Fabric Swap Bags

We are having our first workshop! Many thanks to Gail Toliver for teaching our 10 minute tip on Paper Piecing.

*Optional: Create a Nametag and wear it to the meeting to be entered into a giveaway. (Nametags should be quilted or sewn.) 

See you there!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Workshop at August Meeting

Woo Hoo! Many thanks to Gail who is going to teach our paper piecing mini workshop at our August meeting.

Mark your calendars now, you won't want to miss it!

Also, plan to bring a sew & tell. It can be any modern quilting project in any stage.

Don't forget to work on your Habitat blocks if you are participating in the challenge. Upload pics to our Flickr group and please bring them to the meeting on the 25th.

And, fill your quart bag with fabric if you would like to participate in the swap.

More details can be found in our Flickr group.
See you soon!

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Meeting

Our August Meeting will be Thursday, August 25, 6:00-7:30 at Morrison Regional Library.

We are looking for someone to teach a mini workshop/lesson on paper piecing. If you would like to teach this 10 minute tip, you will receive a $10 gift card as a thank you.

Email me to sign up!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Meeting Recap and Habitat Challenge Info

Such a great meeting tonight! I am thrilled there are so many people interested in modern quilting and happy that you all are such a fun and funny bunch!

Habitat Challenge Blocks:
Make 2 blocks with your 3 fat quarters.
You may add one solid of your choice.
Finished block size: 12.5"
Blocks should be made of squares and/or rectangles only.
Blocks due at our next meeting.

Be sure to check out the Flickr group for discussions and be on the lookout for a tutorial on how to make a Flickr mosaic for our upcoming scrap swap.

Next meeting Thursday, August 25, 6:00-7:30
Morrison Regional Library
7015 Morrison Blvd. 
Charlotte, NC 28211
Bring a Sew & Tell! (Can be anything at any stage in the process.)

As always, feel free to email any questions, comments to

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July Meeting

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are staying somewhat cool in this heat!

Our July Meeting is this Thursday, July 28 from 6:00-7:30 at the Morrison Regional Library.  (Near SouthPark Mall)
7015 Morrison Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28211

Items on the agenda:
Habitat Challenge
Solids Challenge
Executive Board
First Swap Details
Charity Details
Dues ($40) *Dues must be paid in order to receive challenge fabric.

Please join the Flickr group and check the discussion threads. Lots of good information can be found there! Thanks Angie for uploading the pics from our June meeting!
See you then!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Project Modern: MQG Challenge

Hey Everyone.
Check out the Project Modern Challenge from The Modern Quilt Guild. The details can be found here.
Three great prizes are up for grabs and judging by Denyse Schmidt.

Also, we will be holding off on voting on our bylaws so there can be plenty of time for everyone to review them.

See you in a few weeks!

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Meeting

Hi Friends!

Our July Meeting will be July, 28 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Morrison Regional Library, Charlotte, NC.  (Near SouthPark Mall)

Important Items on the Agenda:

*We will vote on the bylaws and approve the board.

*Please make plans to pay your dues ($40) at our meeting.

*We will finalize plans for the MQG Habitat Challenge and the plans for our charity quilt.  Fabric will be distributed to members that have paid their dues.

Stay tuned for more details!

Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fantastic First Meeting!

A BIG Thank You to all of you that came to our first meeting tonight. It was so nice meeting you in person and everybody's enthusiasm was contagious.

What a wealth of talent and skills we have in our group. Our modern guild is going to be so great!

Please be sure to join our Flickr group if you haven't already.  See you soon!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Habitat Challenge

I am really excited about the Habitat Challenge.  Free Spirit has graciously donated Jay McCarroll's new fabric to the Modern Guilds, and we are so lucky to be receiving some.
Habitat by Jay McCarroll
Photo courtesy of Spool Sewing

Check out this great 2 part interview Jay did with True Up.  So interesting to read more about the design process from Jay himself.

More info will be discussed at our meeting tomorrow night. Stay tuned for details!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


There will be a few surprises at the meeting on Thursday. :)

Have you picked out your Modern Quilt Sew & Tell item yet?

See you soon!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Please Bring to the First Meeting

I am so excited about meeting you all at our next Thursday.

Just a reminder:

Inagural Meeting
June 23, 2011
Morrison Regional Library
7015 Morrison Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28211-3584

If you haven't already done so, please check out our Flickr group. That is where we will have member discussions, share CLT MQG pictures, etc.

We also have a Facebook page. Come Like us over there!

Please be thinking about:
What modern quilting means to you.

How you can to contribute to our guild.

Projects/Swaps/Workshops you would like our guild to do.

Bring with you:
A pen
A modern quilt project you have made for a Sew & Tell
Your enthusiasm

I look forward to meeting you all as we begin our CLT Modern Quilt Guild!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

First Meeting Next Week!

Our first meeting is next Thursday, June 23- one week from tomorrow.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

In the meantime, check out this post from the Modern Quilt Guild about the Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge. We are participating!

I hope you will bring your enthusiasm and your ideas for what you hope our guild will be.

We are building it together, and it's going to be great!

Spread the word and see you on Thursday.

Inagural Meeting
June 23, 2011
Morrison Regional Library
7015 Morrison Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28211-3584

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fabric for Modern Quilt Guild Challenge

I'm so excited to share that we are going to receive fabric from the Jay McCarroll Habitat line from Free Spirit for a Modern Quilt Guild Challenge. More details will be shared at the meeting in June but get excited people! This will be fun!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Members!

Welcome new members! I'm excited you've decided to join us. Please help spread the word about our Charlotte MQG and the upcoming meeting in June. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Monday, April 25, 2011

First Meeting June 23!

Our first Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild meeting will be Thursday, June 23.  
We will meet at the Morrison Regional Library 
from 5:30-7:30.  

Spread the word and come join us! 

Friday, April 22, 2011

First Meeting!

Our first meeting will be in June, 2011.  Check back soon for more details.


Welcome to the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild! 

We are a group of people passionate about modern quilting.  We are a branch of the Modern Quilt Guild that began in LA in 2009.  

Modern Quilting is a marriage of the vintage skill of quilting and a modern approach and attitude.  Modern fabrics, modern design and personal interpretations update quilting and open doors of creativity for quilters of all ages. 

The CLT MQG is a place for members to share their skills, learn new techniques, meet new friends and have fun quilting. 

We are a group of modern quilters and would be happy to have you join us.  All skill levels are welcome. We hope you'll come be a part of the modern quilting revolution.