|Patricia's mixed media-encaustic painting|
Some key takeaway points from her presentation to each of us: As an artist, it is important to keep a professional approach and respect what we do,
Never stop being inspired (by a mentor, an art show(s), a composition class, etc.) and lastly, seek objective critique/feedback on your art works.
GMQG has a NEW logo. Thank you to all who participated with your logo submissions. We had a fantastic selection to vote on. From our votes, the winning logo design was by Cheryl Brickey. Cheryl's design visually captures the essence of our organization....Creative, Vibrant and Modern. I know we are all excited about it. Thank you, Cheryl. Our new look will roll out soon......we will let you know!
GMQG had a book giveaway, in celebration of our own, Cindy Lammon, who wrote the Foreword in Casey York's newest book called The Applique Book. The lucky recipient of the drawing was Nicole McClelland. Enjoy!
Show & Share
Thank you to all who brought their Show & Share quilt projects. We had a wide range of pattern design this month that was spectacular:
Another successful month of contributors to the Quilt Block of the Month challenge. Thank you.
|Contributors to the Block of the Month|
Take the challenge to participate. Our quilt blocks of the month are January (Woven), February (Dancing Daisies Block) and March will be Log Cabin. As noted in the photo, our colors are bright solids or patterns with the unifying color being white. The completed block should measure 12.5 in. x 12.5 in. Reminder: for those making quilts, due to children allergies, please wash quilt prior to donating.
FYI, Bernina Sewing Center is a donation center for Quilt pillow covers, Lap Quilts and Kennel Quilts. For more information contact the store at 864.235.5031.
Annual membership dues are $35. If you are interested in joining for 2016, please see Paige Alexander. As of March 2016, we have 33 members.
Upcoming Quilt Shows & Events
Spring 2016- Riley Blake Fabric Challenge. The deadline for submissions are May 31, 2016
Bernina Sewing Center – March 18th GMQG is invited to Farm Girl Friday 6-9 pm. 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. Also, celebrating National Quilting Day - Saturday, March 19th.
May May 14, 2016: 10am - 3pm at Bernina Sewing Center
- Workshop – Quilting 101 by Cindy Lammon. A detail supply list will be provided in April. In preparation, a few machine items are recommended but not required: a Walking Foot and Darning Foot.
- Introduction and announcement for GMQG challenge by Paige Alexander