Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Meeting this Thursday!

Meeting, Thursday September 25th
7th Floor of the DOWD YMCA

Please come join us!
We will have a presentation on Making String Quilts Modern
Scissor Case Swap
Turn in BOM and new block for next month
Sew and Share Time


Please remember that we are voting tomorrow night to approve/disapprove joining 
the National Modern Quilt Guild 
and also to to pass the By-laws. 

IF you will not be there tomorrow night, please send in your votes by midnight tonight using  

Monday, September 15, 2014

Please Don't Forget to Vote!

I  wanted to remind everyone that we are voting at the September meeting on whether or not to approve the new By-laws and also on whether or not we should join the national Modern Quilt Guild.

We know that many of you may not be there to vote in person so we want to make sure that you are aware that you can vote by email.

We would really like you to take just a moment to send in your vote if you are not going to be at the meeting.  You have until midnight on the 24th to send in your vote to be counted.

Please respond with your answer to both of the following questions: 

1.  The Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild should become a member of the national Modern Quilt Guild:

Please respond:     I agree      OR       I disagree

2.  The Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild 2014 proposed By-laws should be approved: 

Please respond:      I agree   OR         I disagree

You can send in your vote to  Make sure you send your vote in by midnight on the 24th!

Thank you and as always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

August Meeting Wrap Up

It was great to see everyone last month!  Here is a quick glimpse at a few of the great projects that were shared with the group!   Don't forget to check on Instagram, #cltmqg for a look at some of the other projects as well! 

Xandi put together a wonderful presentation on the different ways to take the traditional Churn Dash block and Make it Modern!  You can find her presentation at the link below:

Churn Dash Presentation

Below you will find a link to the September Block of the Month.  It is called the Antique Tile Block and Jenn put together two examples.  One from the same fabric and also a scrappier version.

Antique Tile Block link:


Jenn said this block was very easy and quick to make, and scrap friendly.  Don't forget that she will be bringing  white background for the guild to purchase and distribute at $5.00 a yard.

Scissor Case Swap for September Meeting:  Here are some links:

In October the swap will be a key fob or a lanyard.  Remember that Margaret has some webbing for the keyfobs in lots of pretty colors that she will bring with her to the September meeting.  So, if you are having a hard time finding some or just want to pick it up from her, bring a couple of dollars and buy some from her! 

In December we will have an ornament swap, and a little program at the October meeting to teach us how to make a round quilted ornament.  

Also, please take note!  Our swap captain wants to remind you, if you have taken part in the Block in a Bag Swap, bring it with you to the September meeting!  They are need to be handed in, No Exceptions!  

September Program

In September our program will be:  String Block:  Make it Modern!  Elizabeth suggested that we gather up a bunch of our stringy scraps and bring them along in a sandwich sized zip lock bag.  Strings about 1- 2 inches thick and as long as you have, you can always cut them down. 

Important Dates To Remember

September 25th:  Guild Meeting
October 18th:  Sew in 
October 30th:  Guild Meeting

One last thing!  Don't forget that we will be voting on whether or not we will be joining the MQG at the September meeting.  If you can't be there but would like to vote, you can email your vote by September 24th at midnight, as per the CMQG Bylaws. 

I think that covers everything!  If you have any questions please send and email to us and we will get right back to you!  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Meeting this Thursday!

Just a quick reminder: 

We are meeting this Thursday, August 28th!

Don't miss out!

We will be on the 7th floor of the DOWD YMCA
from 6-8 pm

We would love for you to join us.  We hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Social Media Survey

Hi Everyone! I am wanting to get ready for our little Social Media portion of the meeting coming up on the 28th so I put together a little survey. When you get a moment will you please fill out the brief survey below? Thanks so much!

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Monday, August 4, 2014

July Meeting Wrap Up

It was great to see everyone last Thursday night!  We had another great meeting, covering a lot of information and sharing our latest finishes!  We also had a few new visitors and some who returned for their second meeting.  We are so glad you decided to join us!  It's always wonderful to meet new people who love quilting as much as we do.

Check out some of the finished projects from our guild members:

Wait, there's more!

We also spent  some time discussing our membership in the Modern Quilt Guild.  The vote on whether or not we should join will be taken at the September meeting.  We went over the pros, cons, and unknowns of joining and came up with the following:

Please continue to think about joining the Modern Quilt Guild and if you have any more pros, cons, or unknowns to add to the list.  We will have the lists up at the August meeting and you are welcome to add any of your thoughts to them.

Also, Elizabeth presented the amendments to the Bylaws.  The link below will take you to the proposed Bylaws.  We will vote on the amendments as well at the September meeting.

Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild Proposed Bylaws

A few more things to remember: 

Dates for upcoming meetings: 

August, 28th
September, 25th
October, 30th

Possible Sew-In Date:

Saturday, August 23rd
Saturday, August 30th
This date is up in the air and as soon as it is solidified, I will post the information.  Check back soon!

A separate post with the BOM instructions and links for the Apron Swap is up!  If you just scroll down, you will find all the information you need to participate.

August BOM and Links for the Apron Swap

Jenn and Vickie made three different samples (actually they went a little crazy having too much fun and made 5 blocks, but only three different ways).
Here are the instructions they followed when making their blocks.  For the block, they used: 

(1) 7" x 7" white as the center block
(2) 3.5" x 7" 
(2) 3.5" x 13

(The red strips in the attachment are what their 3.5" strips are for).
Cut the bock in half (at the 6.5" mark) and again to come up with the four pieces, sew with white blocks in the corners.  

The examples shown below are:

1 block using all the same border
1 block using only two colors (the same colors on the 7" strips and the same on the 13" strips)
1 block using all four different colors

The link below will take you to a tutorial for this block: 

Also, Cindi presented our next swap for us!  If you would like to participate in the swap here are some links that will help you get started. Bring your finished apron to the August meeting and swap it out for another lovely one made by a guild member!