Our regular monthly Charlotte Quilters' Guild meetings are held 
the first Wednesday of each month at the
Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola RdCharlotte 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

 Sue Pritt

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.


 

Wednesday evening, June 6th

 

Karen Stockwell
 www.karenstockwell.com
Program: Lecture and trunk show – “Round Robins” –  
A Round Robin is an exciting way to challenge yourself to reach beyond the way you’ve always done things to find your creative muse.
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.

Wednesday evening, July 11th
(Note: This is the 2nd Wednesday of the month.)
Lecture – “How Did I Get Here?” –  
Our own members will share their quilting journeys. They’ll show us their first quilts and one of their recent masterpieces and tell us how they progressed from those early days to now. 

Wednesday evening, August 1st
Presenter: Philippa Naylor
 
Lecture – "A backbone, a funny bone, and a wishbone"  
Three things you need to succeed in a quilting life (or in any life!). A new talk for 2018 giving you an insight into all that's happening in Philippa's creative world!(Title credit to Reba McEntire.) 
Philippa Naylor is the former head designer for a UK lingerie company and has won numerous quilting awards, including the Bernina Machine Workmanship Award and the Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry. Her works are in the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Kentucky and have been exhibited at shows around the world. She is the author of “Quilting in the Limelight.” She lives in Yorkshire, England.

 

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.