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
Wednesday evening, January 3rd
Program: Creating a Secondary Design and Trunk Show
Nancy joins us to share her passion for quilting which started more than 20 years ago. Her quilt patterns have been published in a variety of magazines from 2011 to present day. Look for her work in Love of Quilting, Scrap Quilts, Quilter's Worls, Quality, Quiltmaker, and Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. She has appeared on PBS Quilting Arts series 1700 episodes 1705 &1709 featuring her Whimsical Applique and her Wholecloth Collage Quilting.
In her lecture she'll show us how to use two blocks and play with color to form a secondary deisgn.
Wednesday evening, February 7th
Program: INSPIRATION - Lecture and Trunk Show
My Trunk Show program is all about inspiration. I show about 20 large quilts and share how I got the idea for each one. I discuss the strategies I used to stay organized throughout the project, explain the reasons behind my design decisions, and provide tools to help you keep your own projects moving from start to finish. The goal of this program is to help you see the world with fresh eyes and to learn to find inspiration in so much more than just other quilts.
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.
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.