Sunday, July 19, 2015

Meeting Recap (July 11th, 2015)

First and foremost, WOW...5 years since we started this journey together and we could not be more proud of what our guild has accomplished by way of bringing people together to learn, to make things that challenge us, and most important to build bonds.  So Thank You!!!

Now, if you missed out on any of this month's activities or announcements, check out the recap and associated links below.

  • Carolyn gave us an update on our Charity Project for this year; which you can still participate in.  Check out this post to learn how you can help us support a great local organization. If you are donating a bag, remember they are due at the August meeting.
  • Thank you to all those who have already designed or will be designing a block for our Block Of The Month.  For those of you who are making the blocks as we go along, we love seeing this sampler come together piece by piece.
  • We collected quite a large assortment of siggie blocks which were mailed to the Charleston MQG earlier this past week, as part of the quilt they are putting together for the Emanual AME Church.  You still have time to participate, check out the info here.
  • Hopefully our lively discussion on Starch and Starch-Alternatives was helpful and you walked away with a better understanding of how and why you would use these items.  
  • We hope that the Machine Binding demo went well and for those who are interested in this technique, you can learn more here and here.

Finally, as we gear up for our Fall activities, we know everyone is anxious to sign-up; but we ask that you please be patient with us as we have some last minute things to shore up prior to sending out all of the Info and Sign-Up emails.    

Here are the dates of our events, so you can check your calendar.

  • Elizabeth Hartman (September 12th - 13th)
  • SewMeSTL (October 24th - 25th)

Again, Thanks for Five wonderful years.  We look forward to many, many more.  

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Meeting #57 - July 11th, 2015

Hello Modern Quilters,

Saturday is a big day for our guild, as we celebrate our 5th anniversary...5 whole years, can you believe it? We have lots to cover, and will be looking for participation, so check out the below agenda.   

Date: July 11th, 2015
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News

-5th Anniversary Celebration
-Starch Discussion : Bring your questions and favorite products (Starch, Best Press, Flatter, etc.) as we spread some "starch" love and learn a thing or two about this sewing-room staple
-Machine Binding Demo
-Block of the Month progress
-Charity Project Update
-KC Roadtrip Recap
-Fall Events Communication Schedule
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

-------------------------- FYI ------------------------------

:: Don't forget to bring your modern Show & Tell projects, new modern fabric you've recently purchased or books you just had to have. Let's keep it to a limit of 3 though, so everyone has a chance to participate.

:: Our Charity Projects are well underway; but there is still time to check it out [2015 Charitable Projects].  We are hoping to collect 30-40 handmade totes; which are due at our August meeting.

:: We will have solid fabric and permanent pens available for all those who would like to sign a siggie block as part of the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild quilt for the Emanuel AME Church. All of the blocks signed at Saturday's meeting will be mailed off in a group package; but if you would like to participate and won't be at the meeting, you can certainly send one off yourself.  All the details can be found here [Quilt for Mother Emanual].

:: SewMeSTL will be here before you know it, and we are looking for workshop teachers.  If you are a dues-paying member, you received an email on Tuesday 7/7 with an application link. We'd love to have you participate.  

See You Saturday!!