Saturday, February 23, 2019

February 26, 2019 Meeting

Our next Meeting will be Tuesday, February 26
 with a new time of 6.30 PM!
Please bring your Name tags, your dues (if you haven't already paid), and your show & tell!
We will show your selections of the Blocks for the BOM (cost $15).  
Our program will be a gadget presentation by Teresa Raleigh!  She has wowed us in the past with her gadgets so this will be fun! 

We meet at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in the Ministry Center, Room D.
3016 Providence Road, Charlotte NC 28211
The corner of Providence Road and Sharon Road.

See you there!

Monday, February 18, 2019

February Sew In

We had a lot of fun during our Sew In on Sat, Feb 16.

 It is a great way to get to know each other.

Think about joining us next time!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

We have our First Sew -In of the year
Saturday Feb 16 from 9 am to 1 pm.

We meet at Project 658
3646 Central Ave
Charlotte NC 28205

Ironing boards, irons, mats are already there.
All you need is your sewing machine and your project! 

Come join us for fun and fellowship!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt

Our Charity Quilt is off to QuiltCon 2019!

Background on the Charity Challenge taken from QuiltCon publication: "The QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge requires participating guilds to work collaboratively to create quilts using a predetermined color palette and design style.  The quilts sewn in their entirety by each guild, from design and piecing through quilting and binding, to produce complete twin sized quilts.  After the quilts are exhibited at QuiltCon, guilds donate their quilts to a charity in  their community.

The 2019 design theme is small piecing.  You have probably noticed some modern quilters using small piecing in recent designs.  While it can be hard to define, small piecing would incorporate fabric pieces that are smaller than  1 inch in either width or length. The small piecing can be improvisationally pieced, traditionally or foundation pieced. The quilt doesn't need to be exclusively small piecing.  Small piecing must be an integral part of the design, but you can incorporate other modern design elements such as negative space, to make the challenge more approachable."

And that we did!  We started brainstorming in May 2019 during our guild meeting.  Everyone took fabric home and came back the following meeting with their small piecing. 
At another meeting we continued to design and piece the top. We finished  the top during one our sew in fellowship time held on a Saturday.  Our member Delia Dorn did a fabulous job with machine quilting. 

See below our beautiful Quilt!  Can't wait to see it at QuiltCon!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Jan 2019 Meeting Recap

Below is a brief recap of our Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 Meeting.  More details will be in our newsletter

New officers for 2019!
President - Eve Howes
Vice President - Loretta Sirota
Secretary - Karen Orr
Treasure - Heather Larsen

Changing the start time of the meeting  was discussed and everyone agreed/liked starting at 6.30 pm.
The Church is fine with the change.  Going forward the meetings will start at 6.30 pm

Loretta announced the Schedule for 2019

2019 Meetings - Please note start time is now 6.30 PM

Jan 29 - Goals for the New Year
Feb 26 - Gadget Presentation By Theresa Raleigh
March 28 (a Thursday!) Sherri Lynn Wood - Ruler Mash-Up $10 fee for non members
 ** March 29 Workshop - Modern Block Improv $85 members, $100 non members - spaces available
 ** March 30 Workshop - Patchwork Doodle  FULL!
April 30 - Friendship Tray speaker - our charity
May 28 - Place mat sew in for Friendship Trays
June 25 - Quilters Gallery Color Lecture
July 30 - Quilt Con Charity Quilt
Aug 27 - Truck Show by Ellen Apte
Sept 24 - Social Media Presentation
Oct 25 (a Friday!) Kitty Wilkin aka The Night Quilter - The many faces of Fussy Cutting Lectures
** Oct 26 - three hour workshop the Pollinate Quilt

A reminder about the Women's Auction for the St. Gabriel's  - small hand made items. quilts, place mats due in the Fall.  A definitive date to follow.

A discussion  was held about possible fund raising opportunities.  It was decided to try a sale table, where members bring items they would like to donate and the Guild benefits from the sale.  If it is not sold, the donor takes their items back.  A raffle quilt was discussed but it was decided not to go forward.

A Block of the Month will start in March, offered through Fresh Lemon Quilts.  It is $15 per person and a block will be sent via email to the recepients.  The blocks choices will be finalized and shown to the members during the Feb Meeting. If any are interested that weren't at the Jan meeting please contact Loretta (  The $15 will be collected in Feb.

There was a lot of Show and Tell!