Our regular monthly Charlotte Quilters' Guild meetings are held
the first Wednesday of each month at the
Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte NC 28210. (Click address above for Map link.)
Our guild meetings are from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
UPCOMING GUILD MEETINGS/DATES:
Also please check the Workshops page for individual workshops you are interested
Quilt Show, March 9th - 10th
Wednesday evening, April 4th
Program: Sweet Season Quilts and Trunk Show
Sue explains her process of making patterns with simple piecing, quilting as you go, and fast and easy fusible web machine applique. Like most quilters, Sue has been sewing most of her life. She started at the age of 7 and hasn’t put her sewing machine away since then. First came clothing, then making totes and bags, and finally she gave quilting a try in the early 1970s, but, just a few bed quilts. Along came two children and a full-time office job, and the quilting part of sewing was put on hold. But when Sue and her husband became empty nesters, it was time to bring quilts back into her life. This time, she was only interested in making art quilts, which fit in very well with her natural born talents of drawing and designing. Now, she designs, makes and produces art quilts and patterns. Her patterns are uniquely different
from all others, and she’s been told that her quilts tell a story. Sue loves teaching and passing on all her tips and techniques to others. Her workshops are loads of fun, and her enthusiasm is contagious.
Wednesday evening, May 2nd
Christa Watson - ChristaQuilts
Program: Quilting on your home sewing machine: Tips and Tricks
The secret to successful domestic machine quilting is in the planning and preparation. Learn how Christa makes a quilting plan, divides and conquers each task, and applies rich texture with little to no marking of the quilt.
“I began my love of quilting in 1994 when a group of church friends invited me to tie quilts for charity. It was love at first stitch and later I began The Precut Store to help support my habit, and my family. I live and work in Las Vegas, Nevada, where my husband and 3 kids all think it’s normal to have a house full of fabric!
“I am the author of two machine quilting books, and I love helping others discover the joy of quilting their own quilts! I consider myself to be a perfectly imperfect quilter and I enjoy the look of hand-crafted quilting where you can tell that a person made it rather than a computer.”
In June, Christa returns to North Carolina for a week at the John. C. Campbell Folk School for the third time to teach her popular start-to-finish quilting class.
Christa’s schedule through 2019 includes presentations across the country and worldwide on Craftsy.
She has an extensive website featuring her award-winning quilts, tutorials and her shop.
Check out her work at christaquilts.com.
Program: Lecture and trunk show – “Round Robins” –
An award-winning quilter, Karen’s focus is textile art. She collects fabrics in her travels and also dyes her own silks and cottons. Her work has been in major national and international shows as well as being in corporate and private collections, books, magazines and a calendar.
For almost 20 years, she’s been a member of an international group of quilters involved in Round Robins, representing many U.S. states and eight countries. “Our quilts are passed around by mail, and we see the works in progress and finished quilts by email. Over the course of time we've arranged to meet at Paducah and Houston and have visited each other and been in frequent communication by email.”
Karen has been teaching art, quilting and beading on cruise ships for the past 15 years, most notably as artist in residence on the Crystal Serenity for their world cruise.
Join us in our love of quilting! We have much to offer you through our monthly programs, local and national quilt instructors and lecturers, monthly QuiltLine members only newsletter, social evenings, small quilt bees and multiple community outreach projects. All of these programs are planned by our members who volunteer their time on our various committees. We look forward to your joining us and becoming an active and supporting member!
Our Outreach projects supply hundreds of "Cuddle" quilts each year for infants and children at a local hospital, "Comfort" quilts for female cancer patients, and "Quilts for Soldiers" to the Veteran's Hospice Center as well as returning veterans through the USO of North Carolina, Charlotte-Douglass International Airport Center.