Charitable Projects

Free Classes 2022

Beginning Sewing/Quilting Classes

We have confirmed dates for 3 Beginning Sewing/Quilting classes this summer!  

Saturday, June 25 9:30-12:30pm at North County Regional Library - registration is open
Saturday, July 23 (time TBA) at South County Regional Library - can take one more teacher
Saturday, Aug 27 (time TBA) at South County Regional Library - need one more guild member to help teach

We still have space for guild members to help teach classes if anyone else is interested. Please email cltmqg at gmail or Kate with your preferred date to sign up

CLTMQG will give each participant in these classes a small sewing kit.  We are taking donations from guild members to fill the kits and also meet the fabric needs for these classes.  Please review the lists below, collect what you'd like to donate and turn it in by Wednesday, May 25th.

Supplies needed: 

Kit for class participants:
- a pair of scissors
seam ripper
- needles (3 in regular sizes like 9, 10, 11)
- pins (15)
- needle holder (guild members will make following Valeria's template)
- needle threader
- mechanical pencil
- clear ruler 
- thread (partial spools are fine)
- packaged in a brown paper bag

Fabric needs:

Quilted Tote:
- Batting cut to 14 x 24 inches (need 22 for 1 class) 
- Lining cut to 13 x 23 inches (need 22 for 1 class)
-Fabric pieces for front:
  • 8 x 6.5 inches (need 50 for 1 class)
  • 14 x 6.5 inches (need 50 for 1class)
-Handles: Any straps you have lying around? These will be attached with grommets (need 25 pairs)

- Batting cut to 14 x 19 inches (need 22 for 1 class) 
- Lining cut to 14 x 19 inches (need 22 for 1 class)
- Fabric pieces for front:
  • 8.5 x 7 inches (need 50 for 1 class)
  • 10.5 x 7 inches (need 50 for 1class)
-binding strips - at least 65 inches (need 22 for 1 class)

Turn in items by Wednesday, May 25.  We'll inventory what we have after that date, purchase anything else we need and assemble kits.

Items can be delivered to Jane 

Or they can be dropped off for Kate at North County Regional Library (16500 Holly Crest Ln, Huntersville, NC). Please label these CLTMQG - Attn: Kate and feel free to email me (raeldrele at gmail) or call the library (704-416-6000) to let me know when you'll be dropping items off.

Placemats 2021

Placemats for Friendship Trays

Placemats are a quick and easy project. Placemats should be 12 to 14 inches wide and 17 to 19 inches long. They can be made using scraps, leftover quilt blocks or yardage.  Placemats should be constructed of a top, a back and batting and should have enough quilting so they hold up to being washed in a washing machine. Simple quilting such as “stitch in the ditch” is great but you can take this opportunity to practice your free motion quilting if you like.

As to construction, there are 2 methods that work well.

  • Make a traditional quilt with a top, back and cotton or polyester batting. These are layered and quilted together. Binding is then applied using hand or machine sewing.