Sunday, March 19, 2023

April Sew In


April 1st will be our first Saturday Sew In of the year!  Please see the attached PDF for information.  

Please let Duski or Cindy know if you plan to attend by March 25 if possible and if you plan to work on your own projects or try the Charity Quilt Block.  This will let them plan the set up on Saturday morning and have room for everyone!

Even if you don't want to bring your machine, you are welcome to join us!  

And remember to bring lunch!

Highlights from the March 4, 2023 Meeting

 Our President Ava Moore started the meeting by giving us a program update for our next
meeting. We are having a “Community Sew-In” next month. The sew-in starts at 10:00 a.m.
You can assist with the group with a philanthropy quilt. Cindy showed us a sample block which
she will supply to be used to create the quilt; improvisational quilting. New quilters are
encouraged to participate. Members are also welcome to work on a project of choice if they
prefer. There will be two sign-up sheets in the back of the room: philanthropy quilt or free
The Presentation for next meeting will be guest speakers; one from each of our Philanthropy
We will also be constructing our Guild Banner that day. The banner will be used when
individuals from our Guild speak at other Guild meetings or various social events.
Our prior charity quilt, which we worked on last October that Valerie created, was on display at
QuiltCon (it’s in the back of the room) and there are pictures on Facebook. It was suggested
that we raffle the quilt and conduct the raffle as we visit various quilt guilds. Proceeds from the
raffle will go to one of our philanthropy groups. Program Committee will try to visit various
Quilt Guilds.
The Quilter of South Carolina meeting is in Columbia next weekend. If you are aware of any
upcoming guild shows, please let Anita know.
Our guild currently has 60 members. 2 new members today were Deanna Giles and Michelle. 3
previous members rejoined.

Ava then discussed a Guild Challenge. She would encourage everyone to try something new.
Suggestions are a new method you haven’t done before, thread play, or search MQG website
for a quilt pattern. This should be FUN to participate in. Please make your project a size that
can be donated to one of our philanthropies – 36 x 36 would be a good suggested size.

Show and Share:


Amanda shared a slideshow of QuiltCon. There were over 2,000 quilt entries in the show;
500 were shown. All childrens’ quilts entered in QuiltCon are accepted.
Discussion of requirements to enter show:
• Picture of quilt
• Must be member of a Modern Quilt Guild
• Fee is approximately $20 per quilt entry
• Quilt must be made within three years of current QuiltCon
This led to discussion of what qualifies a quilt as MODERN. Some of the qualities named were:

• Solid colors
• Negative space
• Asymmetry
• Bold contrast
• Improv
• Utilitarian

It was recommended to follow the “Quilty Architect” for some inspiration with regard to
Modern Quilts. He is a full-time architect; some-time quilter.
Our next meeting will be Saturday, April 1, 2023. Starting at 10:00 a.m. we will have a Sew-In
(explained above); bring lunch and then following our guild meeting will run from 1-3 pm at St.Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Road, Greenville, SC. For our program we will have guest speakers
representing the two philanthropies we support.

Dawn Holter, Secretary



Friday, February 10, 2023

Highlights from the February 4, 2023 Meeting:


Our President Ava Moore started the meeting by welcoming guests and new members:

Beth Eastman, Megan S., Diana, Marie and Leslie

Announcements were as follows:

  •  Guild Membership and MQG cards (will be updated in mid to late February)
  •  Innova 2021 w/ navigator for sale; it is priced to sell
  • Smoky Mtn Quilters Show is Jun 23-24, 2023 in Knoxville, TN Call for entries
  •  Western NC MQG, March 18 – National Quilt Day – to be held at the Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC.: Piecing Workshop/demonstration for more details
  • Ava showed us her nametag and discussed working on getting name tags for guild


VP Programs – Amanda Stegen gave update for March Meeting

“Quilt ConVersation” – please be prepared to share take aways from QuiltCon

  • Any new or interesting techniques you learned
  • Notes from any class you participated in
  •  Craft or tool that you think would be beneficial to share with group 
  • New technique or design you want to learn more about


Treasurer’s Report – Darleen Sanford

At the end of January our bank balance was $5,400

Please pay your 2023 dues; March 4 deadline to be included in the directory


Membership – Jill Erickson

Jill reported that as of today we have 42 paid members

There were 36 in attendance for today’s meeting

Philanthropy – Duski Coleman

  • Duski reported that 9 quilts were donated to the Prism Health and 4 to tummy time last month
  •  April Meeting – 2 speakers from both the organizations we support (Julie Valentine Center (Greenville Hospital) and Nurse Family Partnership will be speaking
  • April Sew-in - prior to meeting starting @ 9:30 a.m. we will have a sew-in. Bring your machine if you’ll be sewing (not necessary, other things you can help with/work on)
  •  Can bring project of your choice to work on or a philanthropy project
  • Cindy Lange will have blocks to work (similar to our prior project with Valerie)
  •  If you don’t want to bring a machine come and help iron or other various tasks
  • Duski will have simple patterns available
  • Backing fabric has been donated


Additional announcements:

  • Group photo at QuiltCon, Thur, February 23 @ 3:00 p.m. in front of our Quilt Guild Charity Quilt
  • Additional group photo at QuiltCon, Friday, February 24 @ 11:00 a.m. for those in attendance that day
  • “Tammy” has a ticket for a class on Sunday @ QuiltCon that she is unable to attend; see her if interested
  •  Dagmar indicated that the QuiltCon vendor list is available for those interested in checking
  •  Sandra Wolf stated there were still 3 seats available on the bus to QuiltCon @ $32.00 promptly leaving the WalMart parking lot on Pelham @ 6:45 am (boarding 6:30 am)


Library – Ruth Freyer

Ruth informed us that there were some new additions to our library. Check it out – I checked out two awesome books myself . Important – it would be most helpful if when you check out a book you not only list the month and day but also put the year. Not helpful if you only were to put 2/4.


Show and Share:

#1 – Faye Jones – rag quilts. Faye also shared a quilt sandwich for practice with free motion quilting



#2 – Cybil Radius – Improv piecing. 

Cybil also shared Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Carol Lyles for improv piecing.

#3 – Cindy Lange – scrappy quilt 


#4 – Diane McLean – painted lady


#5 – Cindy Moore – Window to the World – paper piecing

Mixed Media – from a linoleum block w/cycle gears


Mentioned the Recraft Store on Haywood in Greenville. Recycling crafts and donating for proceeds.


#6 – Amy and her future daughter-in-law Christy – Both completed their first quilts using the Antique Tile pattern and then donated them to philanthropy.



Our quilt guild member Cheryl Brickey demonstrated EQ8 and its ability to help you create modern designs by playing with scale, pattern, color, negative space, and more. There are a multitude of quilt squares that you can manipulate into a multitude of iterations.

There will likely be a coupon for EQ8 issued during QuiltCon or you can contact Cheryl if interested.

Due to the large number of members already owning EQ8 and their interest in learning how to maneuver through the software there is a possibility Cheryl will do a beginner’s class for EQ8. Please be prepared to sign up at our next meeting so we can find out how many are interested and make future plans.

Our next meeting will be Saturday, March 4, 2023, our guild meeting will run from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Road, Greenville, SC. We will be highlighting our QuiltConVersations!


Dawn Holter, Secretary