Saturday, April 7, 2018

March 2018 Meeting Recap

Updates on business:

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Design ( will be visiting during our next meeting for a trunk show! She will kick-off our meeting, so don’t be late!

Sew in:
When: April 14th, 9am
Where: Project 658 Center, 3646 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Details: Some machines are available, but please bring your own machine if possible. Cords are not needed; mats and tools are available but worn if you are picky. You are welcome to either bring a bagged lunch or eat out that day.

Retreat: no updates this meeting.

Show: Beth is in contact with 7th Street Public Market. They’ve suggested a walking tour throughout city, mentioned the 250th anniversary of founding of Charlotte, and dates of potentially late summer or early Fall. All TBD.

March Challenge: Teal and Black: See Facebook to see participants’ work. We had 8 participants!

April Challenge: ‘Make Do’ challenge fabrics were drawn.
“Using items that you would otherwise discard or take to Goodwill, make a small quilt of your own choosing. It can use any type of pattern or piecing you choose or be totally improv.  It can be any size up to 36 x 36 inches. Items that you might use could include old shirts, trousers, old table linens, t-shirts, or other clothing items. We are not talking about using up old fabric from your stash but old clothing or other items you would discard.
For inspiration, take a look at the website of Sherry Lynn Wood, especially these pages:
We watched Craftsy’s Patchwork Nation series “Episode 2: From Trash to Treasure” during our meeting (must be a Craftsy member to view).

Debbie Rieck shared the opportunity to tour the Baxter Mill Archives April 17th 9:30
with a group. A follow up email was sent just after the meeting extending the invitation from the Charlotte Smocking Art Guild.

Loretta presented an opportunity for a lecture/workshop by Anita Grossman Soloman for July 26-27. ( max of ~20 people.

Block of the Month (Feb MQG Block Study) see Facebook for pictures. We had 5 participants.

Show and tell – see Facebook for pictures!