What a great way to start 2016!!! Thank you all for coming
and participating. And, a special thank you to Bernina Sewing Center for
providing the perfect meeting location.
We covered a lot of information on Saturday so here are the
Brand Your Name:
Make Your GMQG Name Tag for February’s competition – Marilyn
Hagopian stipulated only three criteria for our name tag: 1) use fabric, 2) our first name and
3) creativity….she presented some examples, but emphasized, tags can be any
shape, size, color and embellished with buttons, embroidery, appliqué,
stamps, markers, etc. Prizes for
favorite name tag will be given out. We
hope you will join in and bring on your CREATIVITY.
GMQG logo re-design competition – Cheryl Brickey invited
each of us to participate in bringing your ideas for a new logo design to our
organization. Your idea can be hand-drawn.
All entry submissions will be
presented in March to GMQG and voted on.
The prize to the winning entry will be fabric.
Show & Share
What a GREAT way to begin the year…..we had a “spectacular”
showing of quilts and sewing projects. Thank you to our participants (names are
listed in order of the showing) Marilyn Hagopian, Nancy deJong, Paige Alexander, Cindy Lammon, Valerie Kasten, Cheryl Brickey, Carol Kreson and Patrice Ray:
Block of the Month
challenge is called
Woven. Lucy Daniel’s main criteria for
this block are using 100% cotton fabrics (pre-washed) that are solid colors
with the main background color being white.
Thank you for participating and we look forward to seeing your block in
Note: Darleen Sanford is coordinating quilt volunteers for
the completed Block of the Months in 2015 that will be donated on behalf of
GMQG. Thank you volunteers and we look forward to seeing your projects at Show
& Share in the month’s ahead.
Meyer’s Center for Special Children
-2015 GMQG Philanthropy Quilt by Cheryl Brickey sold at their
silent auction for $250. We appreciate Cheryl for her generous donation on
behalf of GMQG. Darleen Sanford will be coordinating us to make a group quilt
for their 2016 auction in November….more information will be forthcoming.
Annual membership dues are $35. If you are interested in
joining for 2016, February is not too late. You can pay by cash or check
written to Greenville Modern Quilt Guild.
Monica Stegall has volunteered to transform the March
winning GMQG logo design into a digital graphic design to be used for the
website and more. How awesome is
Faye Jones “Silk Batik Scarf Workshop” – (more details
If interested in Singer Featherweight maintenance classes
Upcoming Quilt Shows & Events
Hyacinth Quilt Designs
- Start now with Cindy Lammon in making the quilt pattern
“Outline Plus” by Cheryl Brickey. Cindy
has fantastic step by step photos and instructions.
Bernina Sewing Center
– January 15 GMQG is invited to Farm Girl Friday 6-9 pm. We will be making one of the quilt squares
from the book by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet called Farm Girl Vintage. Then,
each month in 2016 another quilt square from this whimsical quilt pattern will
be made. Contact the store at
864.235.5031 for cost (which will include the materials for the session) or
visit Leslie White’s upcoming new website for additional details.
– For those participating in Cheryl Brickey’s mystery quilt “Midnight Mystery”
completion due date is coming up in March. The BIG reveal is March 10th
Fabric Editions, Inc. - $1/Yard Three Hour Fabric Sale on
January 29 from 9 a.m. – Noon at 700 Executive Center Drive #201, Greenville,
SC 29615. Cash or Checks only
- February 18 – 21 in Pasadena, CA . Cheryl
Brickey and Paige Alexander each have quilts that will be shown in the quilt
to register quilts is January 14th
Next Meeting: February
Name Tag competition
Lynne Harrill Workshop on Curved Piecing from 10 – 3pm (more
GMQG vote to change the bi-laws so that our membership dues
collection happens before we pay the yearly due to MQG.