Our Charlotte Quilters' Guild monthly 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 in taking.
Wednesday evening August 3, 2016: Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail
Our speaker, Ms. Files, is President of the Oconee Conservatory of Fine Arts and Chair of the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. She will be talking about the Quilt Barn Trails which began in Ohio, and also the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in upstate SC which began in 2009. There are over 180 quilt panels in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties now. They are mounted on barns, businesses, homes and public buildings. We look forward to learning more about this all volunteer organization helping to preserve quilting traditions while promoting tourism in the state.
Pineapple Fabrics is our Anniversary Sponsor for August. They are providing all of the door prizes for this meeting! Thank you!!
Visit their website at www.pineapplefabrics.com
Wednesday evening September 7, 2016: Story at Sea Quilts
Lecture trunk Show: Storm at Sea Quilts - One Block, An Ocean of Design Possibilities
Wendy Mathson calls herself an "author, teacher, designer, inventor and general quilting fanatic." She has abeen quilting for over 30 years and teaching for at least 20 years. She is also the founder of Prayers & Squares, an international interfaith prayer quilt ministry started in 1992. Her book, "A New Light on Storm at Sea Quilts" was published in 2009. Since then she has gained recognition as an expert on this traditional pattern. Her trunk show features a variety of quilts, from traditional to modern, based on the Storm at Sea Block.
Wednesday evening October 5, 2016: Syncopated Ribbons
Lecture/Trunk Show: Syncopated Ribbons
Beth Helfter is a quilt designer and instructor from Massachusetts who has been quilting for 20 years. Her work has been featured in Quilters World, The Quilter, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Quilts From Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, and she was a member of the 2014 Quiltmaker “Scrap Squad.” Her style tends toward the scrappy and her designs mirror her company tagline: Inspired Designs, Relaxed Attitude. Quilting is supposed to be fun, and with every pattern she strives to keep you as far away from your seam ripper as possible, with every lecture she works to keep quilting light, fun, and motivating. Lecturing and teaching is still her very favorite part of this career and she can’t wait to meet us in Charlotte this October!
Wednesday evening November 2, 2016: TO BE DETERMINED
Wednesday evening December 7, 2016: HOLIDAY DINNER CELEBRATION
GUESTS ARE WELCOME! A $5.00 Guest Fee can be applied to your
membership dues if you join the same night. Annual Dues are $35.
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.