OUR NEXT MEETING

We meet the 4th Saturday of the month at 12 noon. Due to the Holiday we meet the second Saturday of December. We will post if a meeting is cancelled. Contact the guild for directions.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays

Another year has come and is almost gone.  I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year. 
See you all next year!

Cheryl Smith

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hi Y'all,
Hope you all had a great thanksgiving.  We are meeting on December 14th this month.  Unless anyone wants to volunteer to do the demo (or already has and I forgot)I was thinking about snowflakes 3 ways as a theme.  Simple, seasonal and could be used for earrings, pendants and decorations.  Also a good excuse to use glitter!;)).  Let me know is you are attending.
Thanks,
Maggie

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November Meeting





Julie Eakes

Here are some great pictures from our November Meeting on November 16th. Julie Eakes taught us a class on Cathedral Framing with Canes.  We had a great time and learned so much.  Thank you Julie!

Nancy Woolweber

Maggie Westall




Cheryl Smith

 


Monday, November 4, 2013

Important announcement!  We are having our next meeting on November 16th due to scheduling conflicts created by the Thanksgiving holiday.  We are also starting at 10:00 instead of our usual 12:00. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

October QCC meeting


Today at 1:53 PM
Hi Y'all,
Time flies and all that.  I have missed an unprecedented 2 QCC meetings and am looking forward to seeing you all.  I have also volunteered to demo a disc pendant.  It is seasonal (Halloween) themed.   The supply list is: Your regular clay kit, Black and gold clay, small amount of copper, white and glow in the dark (if you have any).  Hand drill with really small bits. Round cutters 2-1/2"dia. Plastic wrap or deli wrap. Really tiny Flat back glass crystals in ss6 or ss10.  Don't worry if you don't have everything.  I have crystals, wrap, cutters, glow in the dark clay and drills we can share. 
See you there,
Maggie 


Monday, October 21, 2013


Today at 1:53 PM
Hi Y'all,
Time flies and all that.  I have missed an unprecedented 2 QCC meetings and am looking forward to seeing you all.  I have also volunteered to demo a disc pendant.  It is seasonal (Halloween) themed.   The supply list is: Your regular clay kit, Black and gold clay, small amount of copper, white and glow in the dark (if you have any).  Hand drill with really small bits. Round cutters 2-1/2"dia. Plastic wrap or deli wrap. Really tiny Flat back glass crystals in ss6 or ss10.  Don't worry if you don't have everything.  I have crystals, wrap, cutters, glow in the dark clay and drills we can share. 
See you there,
Maggie 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

September Meeting


Hi Everyone,

  Our next Meeting is fast approaching and I thought we'd have fun making some petite food. This book has some great ideas and has the basics  and great tips to get started. With the tutorials on youtube and Pinterest,  I've been having a blast looking at all of the sites with miniature food. 
Here is the Supply List
Basic PC kit 
Conditioned Polymer Clay:   one pack:  burnt umber, ecru, cadmium red, white, then  1/4 pack cadmium yellow, translucent, pearl, and green
 needle tool
stippling tool,
safety pin or straight pin,
 a toothpick
double-ball stylus
tissue blade, razor blade, utility knife
small round paintbrushes
soft pastels chalk
Liquid Polymer Clay
 And last but not least head pins. So we can make our finished products into earrings or items we can place on a bracelet.
  Half of our members will be at the Kathleen Dustin Class with the Blue Ridge Polymer Clay guild, hope they learn a lot and have fun, we'll miss them. 
Cheryl

Monday, August 19, 2013

August meeting supply list


Thank you to everyone that e-mailed to help with demo-ing for the meeting.  

Pattie will be Demo-ing image transfers. And Kathy might be able to demo photography & editing.
The supply list would be:

- Small ( approximately 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch )  TONER based or LAZER copies.   INKJET COPIES DO NOT WORK!!
-  Light colored clay (pearl, white or translucent)
-  Small, flat paint brush (or you can use your finger)
- Witch hazel, if you have it.  But, I have plenty for all of us.

I also will bring extra copies in case someone can’t get toner or laser copies.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

August 24th Meeting


Hello everyone,
It's time for our next August meeting next Saturday. And I was wondering if anyone wanted to do the Demo for the group? I've injured my neck and have been having some right shoulder and arm pain was hoping someone would volunteer. Please give me a call or e-mail me if you'd like to do the Demo and please send the supply list and I'll post for the group. If there is not a Demo then we'll just do some claying around. So bring your current project to work on.  Maggie said to tell all Hello since she has another obligation and will not be able to join us.  
Have a great week see ya next Saturday.

Cheryl

P.S Congrats to our very own Julie Eakes, for her wonderful DefLt artwork shown on Polymer Clay Daily this week!



Friday, July 26, 2013

Updated supply list and turn by turn directions


I wasn't clear on supplies:  Bring your pasta machines, clay and regular kit to make beads for earrings and necklaces too as well as any pre made beads, wire, findings and tools you like for making jewelry.

From Linda:

Andre Christine Gallery
148 Ervin Rd.
Mooresville, NC 28116
704-664-1164

Take I-77 North to Exit 36
Turn left at end of ramp and go 1mile
Turn right onto Ervin Rd. at the light with Lone Star and QT Gas on the corner
Gallery is on the right just after the new Sam's that is being built.

We will be gathering at Noon with our lunches. You can come early and visit the gallery. We will be meeting downstairs in an adjacent building.

Call me if you have any questionsl
Linda Simon
704-543-6651

Friday, July 19, 2013

July 27th 2013 meeting Change of meeting place

Hi all,
Please note we have a change from our usual meeting place.
We will be meeting a The Andre Christine Gallery in Mooresville.    Linda has graciously arranged for us to use their classroom space.  It looks like a great place to explore and shop too. She is also going to demo earring and necklace assembly.  Please bring any polymer clay beads or other beads you would like to make into jewelry.  Also any findings and tools you would like.  We will have some to share if you don't have any. Sorry but our picnic has been cancelled so you will need to make your own lunch arrangements.  I will post the address and any more details soon.  Hope to see you all there.
Maggie

Thursday, June 27, 2013

supply list for meeting

Hi Y'all,
I'm making dragons this Saturday!  Here are the supplies: Your regular clay kit (pasta machine, clay blades, work surface, hand wipes),  at least 1 pack of main color and about 1/2 to 3/4 packs of the accent colors of dragon color clay(the amount depends on how big you want your dragon) aluminum foil, floral tape, clay shaping tools if you have them. Beads or crystals for eyes.  Don't worry if you don't have everything (except the clay)  I'll have enough of the other stuff to share.  Oh and a little  scrap clay and small assorted sized ball stylis, if you have them, to make a cool tool.
I think that's all.
See Ya there,
Maggie

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hi Y'all,
Just a reminder that the meeting has been moved to next Saturday (the 29th).  We will be making Dragons.
Hope you all can make it.
Maggie

Friday, June 14, 2013

Glaucus Atlanticus

 This is a small sea slug found in the Atlantic Ocean.  Gave me PC ideas!
Laurie
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June Meeting date changed to 29th

Hello Clayers,
   We will need to change the date for this months meeting to the 29th. Please send an e-mail to Maggie or myself to let us know you are aware of the date change. We want to make sure everyone is aware of the change.  I am sorry for inconvenience this may cause anyone.
Maggie will be teaching us how to sculpt her dragons. She will post the supply list closer to the time of the meeting. 
 Thank you,
Cheryl

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Julie will be doing our demo.  She said: You will need blue, white, black and a little bit of orange. You will need a light bulb, can or something to curve pendant over if you want it curved. A pin back if you want to make it into a pin. And the usual stuff. 
It should be lots of fun.
See you there.
Maggie

Sunday, April 28, 2013

March Meeting Reposted







March 16th Meeting Reposted (somehow it was removed, unbeknownest to me how!)
Cheryl at Queen City Clayers - 1 month ago

Hello everyone, This month we are going to be covering pens with a monochromatic Bargello technique using the info. provided by Christine Michel, in the magazine; From Polymer to Art "Pink". Here is a picture. http://www.flickr.com/photos/edelchen/7972585326/in/pool-frompolymertoart/ Even though we are going to Demo a Bargello technique, when decorating a polymer clay pen there are unlimited possibilities. You can even add a stand, and a little something extra. * Just Google *Polymer Clay Pens and you'll see a plethora of ideas, pictures and how to Tutorials.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Saturday's Demo

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to add some info. about the demo we are working on this Saturday.  Please  if you are using the reformulated Premo, please condition and leach the clay if it is to sticky. This bracelet cuff uses the Donna Kato "replacement technique" and if the clay is too sticky the shapes will to sticky and become distorted. Believe me, I know, re-working Demo step outs now and leaching my clay for the Demo, too sticky.
It is recommended to use Kato or Fimo that has already been conditioned and not sticky.
  Oh,an addition to the supply list; if you have deli paper sheets or parchement paper bring a least 2-4 sheets 8x8 or so. This is used to smooth the PC after the replacement technique.
Ok, I think that about wraps it up. See ya on Saturday.
Cheryl

Sunday, April 21, 2013

April 27th Meeting


Hello everyone it's that time again for some fun to clay around.
 So come and join us this Saturday the 27th at 12 noon for our April Meeting. We will be working on a piece of artwork from Bettina Welker's new book Polymer Clay Bracelets.
To view pic:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/beadworx/7386535556/in/set-72157629646616028/lightbox/

Please bring your Basic Polymer Clay (PC) Kit and the following:
      1 block of conditioned Black PC  (Premo, Kato, Fimo)
      1/2 Block of conditioned of 3 additional of coordinationg colors (ex: yellow, orange,
            purple)
      Kato PolyPaste or TLC (translucent Liquid Polyclay
      Round baking mold ( like a jar or can that is the size of your wrist)
      Fine-meshed aluiminum fly screen
      Round cutters in different sizes
      Texture for the inside    
If you don't have have any of the supplies starting from the Kato PolyPaste down, we will share.
      (see past post for the info. on what is included in the Basic PC Kit)
Look forward to seeing everyone.
   Cheryl

 


Thursday, February 21, 2013

February Meeting

Hi Y'all,
Julie has volunteered to demo texture plates. All ya need is some Scrap clay, your regular tools and an extruder is what she said.
This sounds like lots of fun to me.  Hope to see you all there.
Maggie

Friday, January 25, 2013

Saturday Meeting 1-26-13

Hi everyone,
   At this point, the weather man is saying the high in Charlotte will be 47 degrees tomorrow and any of the freezing ice should start to thaw around 9 o'clock. So we are still planning to meet at 12 noon.  We will post on the blog if there will be a cancellation by 10 o'clock  if there is a drastic change in the weather.

Monday, January 21, 2013

January Meeting

Guild's art work made at the meeting
This month Maggie is going to Demo Polymer Clay Appliques. There are some great pics of this type of art on Pinterest. Click onto the Flickr websites here to view just a few different artist and there wonderful designs of art. Lets start with  Veronica Jeong at
Then there is art work by Maryanne Loveless  at http://www.flickr.com/photos/28608662@N04/6926144246/in/photostream/
or wonderful art work by Jennifer Morris

Here is the Supply List
Clay - I will be using black, silver, white.  You can choose any coordinating colors.
Clay kit (work surface, blades, pasta machine, hand wipes..)
ball stylis,
needle tool or small knitting needle
Exacto knife
liquid polymer clay
medium/small brush for liquid pc
flat back crystals (I will share if you don't have any)
Glue
rubber or latex gloves
corn starch (she is going to demo a new bead baking techinique using this stuff!)
I can't wait to get started and play around with this technique. I've so loved it from afar. Hope everyone's New Year is starting in the right directions. Look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.
Cheryl