Sunday, August 4, 2019

Highlights from the August 2019 Meeting

So many wonderful quilts were on display this month as the Crayon Challenge quilts were revealed! Scroll down to see all the entries.

Congratulations to all who took the challenge! And the winners were:
  Michele Blake - 1st Place
  Valorie Kasten - 2nd Place
  Gaye Lovegrove - 3rd Place and Viewer's Choice
  Didi Salvatierra - Judge's Choice

Many thanks to our judge, artist Patricia Kilburg. Thanks also to Valorie Kasten for making the ribbons.



1st Place - Michele Blake                                    2nd Place - Valorie Kasten
3rd Place & Viewer's Choice - Gaye Lovegrove                                               Judge's Choice - Didi Salvatierra
Sandy Helsel                                                                 Carol Alperin
Joan Manfre                                                           Faye Jones 
Nancy deJong                                                                            Lesli Riekert
Cheryl Brickey                                                                                     Rita Sassone
Susan Sinclair                                                                Travis Seward
Paige Alexander                                                                    Lynn Harrill
Susan Rink                                                               Mary Kelley
Kirsten Madison                                                             Dana Blasi
Ruth Freyer                                                          Dagmar Theodore

Attendance

  • We welcomed 42 members and 6 guests for a total of 48 in attendance at this month's meeting.

Sew-In Days

  • The remaining Sew-In Days for this year are Friday, September 13th and Friday, November 8th from 10-4 at Bernina, We're In Stitches.

Fall Retreat

  • The Fall retreat plans have been cancelled.

Block of the Month

  • The next block of the Month is Right Hand Lane. Follow the link for the free pattern and find the paper piecing templates here.

Philanthropy

  • Thank you for your participation in making quilts for the NC Hurricane Quilt Drive. If you have any more quilts to donate, Faye Jones can deliver them if she has them by August 15th.
  • This month we collected 4 Hurricane Quilts and 6 Quilts for Kids.

Workshop

  • Paige Alexander will be presenting a workshop on Modern Machine Appliqué on October 5th. We are now taking sign-ups. Find all the information and the supply list in the Machine Appliqué Workshop post. Sign-ups will continue at the September meeting or you can email us at greenvillemqg@gmail.com.

Programs

  • Our guest speaker in September will be Tom Chalmers. Tom uses alternative materials for his quilts and will be presenting a Trunk Show of his work.
  • Paige Alexander and Travis Seward will be presenting a program on Machine Appliqué in October.
  • November's Program will be Hand Quilting presented by Didi Salvatierra.

Nominating Committee for 2020

  • Elise Dunbar, Michele Blake and Cindy Lammon have volunteered for the Nominating Committee to fill board positions for 2020. Please contact any one of them if you are interested in volunteering to serve the guild next year.

Events and Shows

  • Please visit our Events and Shows Page for details on events of the Quilters of South Carolina, the Upcountry Quilter's Guild Show and the Community Sew-In for GHS.
  • Beginnings Quilt Shop in Hendersonville, NC is up for sale. Contact the shop if you are interested.

Show and Share


Travis Seward

Paige Alexander - Kona Color Notebook

Susan Sinclair

Michele Blake - Quilt of Valor given to Michele for her service in the Navy

Jean Gardiner
Linda Cassell

Ruth Freyer
Faye Jones - Hurricane Quilt made by GMQG members

Faye Jones
Jill Erickson

Jill Erickson - Hurricane Quilt
Sandy Helsel
Madeline Faner

Nancy deJong

Our next meeting will be Saturday, September 7th, from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

October 5, 2019 - Machine Appliqué Workshop

We are excited to announce a Machine Appliqué Workshop taught by our very own, Paige Alexander and Travis Seward. Paige is an award winning quilter, co-author of Modern Plus Sign Quilts, a quilt teacher and blogger. Travis is an award winning modern quilter and pattern designer.

The workshop will be on October 5, 2019, prior to our regular Saturday meeting, from 9 am to noon (doors open and set up begins at 8:30). The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Registration will start at our August 3rd meeting for members and non-members may sign up starting September 9th. The workshop is limited to 25 participants.

Paige and Travis will also be presenting a program on Machine Appliqué at the meeting following the workshop which is open to all.

Learn more about Paige on her website: Quilted Blooms and Travis at Travis Seward.




Workshop Description

Photo courtesy of C&T Publishing

In this 3-hour workshop you will learn the technique of machine appliqué using the zigzag satin stitch, practicing inside and outside corners and smooth rounded edges.  With your newly learned skill, you can create your own special appliqued projects.  
Paige will discuss preparing your fabric, applying fusibles and stabilizers, and tips for perfect placement of your applique shapes.
Pre-fused and pre-cut Cute as a Button motifs from Modern Plus Sign Quilts (Stash Books/C&T Publishing Feb. 2018) will be provided so students can get right to work in class.  
A sewing machine with adjustable zigzag capability is required.

Click the link for the complete Machine Appliqué Supply List.


The workshop will be held at our regular meeting location: St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

August 3, 2019 - Our Quilt Challenge Reveal



Time to finish up your 2019 Crayon Challenge Quilt! Hope you can join us for this month's meeting as those who have participated in the challenge reveal their quilts. And whether you've created a challenge quilt or not, it's always fun and inspiring to see the display of unique, modern quilts!















A Few Reminders:

  • This month's Block of the Month is Cardinal Points.
  • Please return any library books that you have at home.
  • Our "Free to a Good Home" table has been abuzz with activity the past few months. Bring in any items you no longer need and be sure to check out what's available.
  • Don't forget your latest projects for "Show and Share".
  • The Fall Retreat has been cancelled.

Please join us Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Highlights From the July 2019 Meeting

In this month's program, our members shared their favorite books, notions and fabrics. We learned about some books that are great to have on the shelf for repeated reference, along with recommendations of color cards and some handy notions, such as Fiskars cutting tool. We got to catch a glimpse of some fun new fabric lines and even learned of some non-traditional quilting tools such as weights, hammers and special sewing eyeglasses. Thanks to all our members who shared their favorites! 💚


Attendance

  • We welcomed 30 members, 2 new members and 1 guest for a total attendance of 33.

Sew-In Days

  • Our next Sew-In is Friday, July 26th, from 10 to 4 pm at Bernina We're In Stitches. We ask that you purchase a half yard of fabric to be raffled off to one lucky participant.
  • July 26th is also the final day for assembling quilt tops for the Hurricane Relief Quilts. If you have blocks to donate, please bring them with you or drop them off at the Bernina store prior to July 26th.
  • Future Sew-Ins are scheduled for September 13th and November 8th.

Charity Quilt

  • Our 2019 QuiltCon Charity Quilt "Zoomville" has been entered into the Asheville Show held September 27-29 in the Group or Team category.

QuiltCon 2020

  • QuiltCon class registration is now open for the show in Austin, TX, February 20-23. 2020. Early Bird registration for members of MQG is open until July 10th, when class registration will open for non-members.
  • As a guild member and member of MQG, you can get a free show pass until November.
  • Quilt Show entries are now open and continue until November.
  • GMQG will not be entering a charity quilt in 2020; however small groups within the guild may choose to do so.
  • See all the information on the QuiltCon website.

Fall Retreat

  • Information on the Fall Retreat can be found in the May blog post.
  • Sign-up for the retreat using the online Registration Form or email us at greenvillemqg@gmail.com.

Block of the Month








Philanthropy

  • We collected 7 charity quilts this month!
  • Many thanks to Faye Jones for encouraging our members to make and donate quilts, and for delivering them every month.
  • Faye shared the following message from Laurel: I want to THANK-YOU so much for the quilts your group continues to provide.  I am privileged to see the joy and amazement on the faces of the children and families when the quilts are offered at the end of medical visits.  They are very appreciative and grateful for these beautiful quilts, and usually immediately wrap themselves up in them.  So, again, Thank-you to you and your group!! Laurel Wanner, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Abuse, Pediatrics, Prisma Health.

Guild Challenge

Announcements

  • Be sure to visit our Events Page for all the upcoming local activities, including a Community Sew-In on August 17th.
  • Are you a garment maker? Frocktails of Asheville has a meet-up scheduled for Saturday, August 24th. More information at ashevillefrocktails.com




Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs has started her fifth Mystery Quilt. Mosaic Mystery is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2019 to April 2020 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The Mosaic Mystery is a lap size design, that can easily be made larger with the addition of borders.







Show and Share


Cindy Lammon - "Midnight Mystery" and "Pivot"

Cindy Lammon - "Meadowland" and "Trinket"

Dagmar Theodore - "Chevron"

Sandy Helsel - "Twisted"
Michele Blake 
Bonnie Cunningham - "Disappearing Nine Patch"

Paige Alexander - Pantone Challenge
Dalene Sanford

Johellen George 

Madeline Farner 
Leigh Ann Lukens 

Leigh Ann Lukens - tiny piecing used to mend jeans
Mary Kelley - Pincushion doll with tiny piecing
Denise Frick - dress and quilted card

Faye Jones

Valorie Kasten - Riley Blake Challenge

Leslie Riekert 

Nancy deJong 
Our next meeting is August 3rd, from 1-3 pm at St Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.