Sunday, August 23, 2015

August Meeting Recap

Location: Bernina Store

President Cheryl Brickey called the August 15, 2015 meeting and workshop to order shortly after 10 am and welcomed everyone. 14 members and 1 guest were in attendance.


  • Rainbow of Quilts, the UpCountry Quilters Guild's quilt show will be held at the Pickens View Wesleyan Church in Pickens, SC on October 2-3.  
  • Ashville Quilt Guild's quilt show will be held at the WNC Ag Center Davis Event Center in Ashville, SC on October 2-4.
  • Registration has begun for QuiltCon West which will be held February 18-21, 2016 in Pasadena, CA. QuiltCon East will be held in February 2017 in Savannah, GA.
  • QuiltCon West Challenge entry deadline is Nov 30th - There are two challenges, the Michael Miller Glitz Fabric Challenge and the EZQuilting Challenge using the mini triangle templates. Even if you were not able to sign up and receive the fabric or the templates, every MQG member is welcome to enter.  Entry is open until Nov 30th for the juried and judged QuiltCon quilt show.

Upcoming Meetings

  • September 12th @ Bernina 1-3pm: Digital quilt design, Unloved fabric swap, Guild officers up for election announcement
  • October 10th @ Bernina 1-3pm: Favorite notions 
  • November 14th @ Bernina 1-3pm: Bernina longarm intro

Mystery Quilt

August's instructions for flying geese were passed out.  Instructions are also available on the Meadow Mist Designs blog and there is an active Facebook group for the quilt-a-long. 


A lap-size quilt will be auctioned at a silent auction at a December 2nd fundraiser for the Meyer Center. At the August workshop, we arranged the quilt blocks into a quilt layout.  Darleen volunteered to piece the blocks into a quilt top and supply the batting. Fannie has volunteered to do the quilting and Cheryl volunteered to bind the quilt.

Block of the Month

No block of the month pattern was given out at the August meeting.


  • Dues were collected from 2 new members bringing the total paid membership to 27.
  • We are an official chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild now!  Please take a few minutes to log onto the MQG website and fill out your profile.  Please contact Cheryl or Paige if you have any troubles.
  • Paige handed out copies of the membership roster, Paige will have copies at the September meeting for those that were not at the August workshop.

Show and Share

We had 4 quilters take part in the Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Challenge using The Cottage Garden collection by the Quilted Fish.

We had some wonderful quilts and handmade fabrics shown at the meeting, 

Program/Workshop - Paper Piecing by Darleen Sanford

Darleen lead an excellent workshop on paper piecing.  Everyone had a great time sewing and socializing and made some great looking blocks.  Thanks Darleen!  Here are some action shots from the workshop.

The meeting was adjourned at 3pm after the workshop.

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