Monday, January 11, 2016

January Program Highlights

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 highlights:

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 February.

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.

Additional Mentions

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 that!!!!

Faye Jones “Silk Batik Scarf Workshop” – (more details forthcoming)

If interested in Singer Featherweight maintenance classes contact GMQG.

Upcoming Quilt Shows & Events

Meadow Mist Designs – January 18 begins Cheryl Brickey’s series called “Pattern Writing Blog”

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.

Mystery Quilt – 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.

Gaffney South Carolina Visitor Center & Art Gallery will have Fiber Friends Art Exhibition January 14 -26. It is FREE to the public.  Our GMQG, Christine Wilde, will have her fiberwork on display.

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

QuiltCon West  - February 18 – 21 in Pasadena, CA . Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander each have quilts that will be shown in the quilt show.

Bernina Sewing Center – February 19 GMQG is invited to Farm Girl Friday 6-9 pm. 

Cobblestone Quilters Guild 2016 Quilt Show – March 4 & 5th in Mt. Pleasant, SC
Note: Deadlines to register quilts is January 14th

Foothills Piece Makers Quilt Guild – April 9 & 10 in Greenville, SC

Next Meeting: February 13th:
Name Tag competition 
Lynne Harrill Workshop on Curved Piecing from 10 – 3pm (more detail forthcoming)
GMQG vote to change the bi-laws so that our membership dues collection happens before we pay the yearly due to MQG.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed my first meeting! Ill definately be becomming a member at February's meeting! Ive been checking out guilds for the last two years and THIS is the guild for me. I was really impressed with the turn out, the layout of the meeting, the schedule of events and not only is the Bernina shop stellar, but the owner is super cool and down to earth as well. Whats not to love? Mostly, i am saddened that it took me so long to attend! I put off attendance because i assumed you would be a large, "faceless" guild..but this guild is anything but!