Saturday, March 12, 2016

Librarian's Corner

Did you know that our guild has a lending library? We have books and DVDs about sewing and quilting that you can take home for as long as you like – no due dates or renewals. But it is HEAVY, you guys, so we are making some changes this year. Read on ...

A list of everything in the library is posted on our website. Click on the CLTMQG Library tab at the top of the page, just under our logo, to see the list of ALL the books and other items that are in the library. If you want to check something out, just send us an email at with "Library" in the subject line. Tell us what book or other item you'd like you’d like to borrow and we will bring it to the next guild meeting. 

Additionally, our librarian will bring a themed selection of books to highlight at each meeting – maybe applique one month and art quilts the next.

Another feature we are adding this year is book reviews – and we’d like to hear them from you! If you have a quilting related book you love, please volunteer to tell us all about it at a guild meeting. If you’d like to donate a copy of the book to the CLT MQG library as well we would love that, but it is not necessary. There are so many different aspects of sewing and quilting and so many different books about all of them – we’d like to hear from our friends which ones we should be sure not to miss!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

February Meeting - announcements and pictures

Good morning, friends. Isn't this spring weather lovely! It's my favorite time in the Carolinas and all I want to do is be outside.

Here is a recap of our February meeting ...

Next Month's program will be on your favorite tool or sewing/quilting help. Bring something you can't work without to show us and tell how you use it.

Our swap will go along with this program. Bring a favorite tool or notion to swap. It doesn't have to be a quilting tool, but something that you use when you sew. Everyone who brings a tool or notion to swap will have a chance to choose something from the goodies that we bring.

Our charity right now is Friendship Trays. Anytime you have an orphan block or UFO, feel free to turn it into a placemat that we can give to Friendship Trays.

The Charlotte Quilt Guild annual show is this weekend, March 11 and 12 at the Metrolina expo. More info and a $1.00 off coupon here.

We had a short followup to our last month's program on paper piecing. Lori showed us her beautiful squares and explained how to reuse the foundation papers used in piecing. 

Librarian's Corner - Xandi is our new librarian and she has worked hard to catalog all the books in our guild library. If you are interested in giving a book to the library or writing a review of a favorite book, we'd love to hear from you. More info in the next post.

Now for some pictures of what guild members have been working on ...

 Mark your calendars now - our next meeting is Tuesday evening, March 29. Hope to see you then!