Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July Programs Highlights

Quilt Evolution     

In the study of American quilts from past decades or even centuries to the present, the evolution of quilts reveal our country's history, current events and trends of the time....it is a fascinating study. But, no matter when a quilt was made, the common thread for each one, is that of a story from the maker(s) of how that quilt came to be.......

This past Saturday, GMQG participated in this ongoing "Quilt Evolution" on multiple levels with:

  • Celebrating our first anniversary as part of the national MQG organization
  • Dana Blasi and Michele Blake trunk show
  • Outpouring of heart quilt squares for Orlando's Quilts for Pulse 
  • Our philanthropy block of the month and quilts for Abused Children
  • MQG selecting, our guild's president, Cheryl Brickey's "State of Being" quilt as the national quilt of the month for June
  • Show & Share
We hope your take away from our Saturday's gathering was one of ongoing inspiration for your love of quilting.

Here are our July Highlights:  

Happy 1st Anniversary to our Guild. We had a fun celebration with refreshments, giveaway drawings and one of the cutest cupcakes EVER to take home with us.

We extend a huge thank you to Marilyn Hagopian and Darleen Sanford for coordinating this special occasion.

And, thank you to all who came. We had 29 in attendance. As of our 1st Anniversary, we have a total of 50+1 members with six joining on Saturday.

Marilyn Hagopian and Darleen Sanford

Trunk Show  

Thank you Dana Blasi.....thank you Michele Blake for sharing your love of quilting with us Saturday. We enjoyed seeing the quilts you have made and telling a story about each one in such a way we could all relate. You captured our attention, made us laugh as well as appreciate your evolving process. Thank you!

Dana Blasi (above and right)

Michele Blake (left and above)


Cheryl extends her thanks again to each of you for the overwhelming response in sewing heart quilt squares for the #QuiltsForPulse movement to support the victims and their families of the Orlando
shooting. The plan is to make a lap sized quilt out of 12" x 12" (finished) heart blocks.  The quilt will contain 30 blocks in a 5 x 6 block arrangement making a 60" x 72" quilt. 

Next month, we will provide updates on how the quilt is coming together. Once complete, our quilt will be sent to the Orlando MQG for them to distribute in this effort. 

The photos above and below tell the story

July Block of the Month will be Wonky Cross Block Squares. Here is an example:
7 is the number........
Of quilts Faye Jones will be delivering this month to the Children's Hospital at GHS. Take a look below at them. Many were made from quilt squares you have sewn. Hurray!!!! 
Faye Jones (above & below)
Nancy DeLong

Michele Blake (above and below)

Cindy Clifton
Faye Jones 

Show & Share 

Cheryl Brickey's - MQG June Quilt of the Month
Nancy DeJong-quilt tribute to her beloved pup of 17 years.
EA Cox -Multi-colored hexagon quilt in the works
Sabrina Myers-beautiful fabric she dyed
Mary Kelley-scarf she made at Faye Jone's workshop
Paige Alexander-quilt published in Simply Moderne 5
Paige Alexander- conquered the curve beautifully!
Cindy Lammon-quilt coming to Hyacinth Quilt Designs.
Lara Whiting-great story about your quilt!
Patrice Ray & Tiffany Baird projects from a workshop

Upcoming Meetings:  



Paige Alexander has put a quilt challenge to our group with a theme of Black/White with a pop of one color. Your finished mini quilt can be any size or shape up to 36" x 36". 

For more information refer to Paige's post at Greenville Modern Quilt Guild-May 2016 as well as to read her newest additions. Remember to bring your finished project enclosed in a bag. 

If you have a name or a title for your quilt, you can pin it to the quilt (optional). All entrants will have the opportunity to share about their quilt and design process. It's going to be a fun time. We look forward to seeing you all there.


Sew-in Days with Cindy Lammon at Bernina on Friday, July 29th from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Come for all or part of this day. For more information refer to Greenville Modern Quilt Guild-May 2016.

QuiltConEast – The schedule for lectures and workshops has been posted and can be found on MQG website or the link above. Registration began on June 25th for all MQG members. Submissions for the quilt show are now open.  Deadline is November 30th.  
The MQG has an open call out for the 2017 Quilt of the Month program.  Submissions are due by September 16th.  https://mqg.submittable.com/submit/60693 
MQG has upcoming webinars:
Ontario (California) Museum of History and Art is having an exhibit entitled Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions. The exhibit will run from December 1, 2016 through January 22, 2017. Visit their website for more information about submissions.

Quilting in the Pines sponsored by the Sandhills Quilt Guild is September 23 – 24 in Pinehurst, NC (Quilt submission deadline August 30)
2016 Aunt Het Quilt Show sponsored by Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild, October 1-2. (Quilt submission deadline September 2)  
Ashville Quilt Show September 30, October 1 & 2 (Quilt submission deadline August 1) 

We look forward to seeing you next month on August 13th from 1:00pm-3:00pm at:
2310 E. North Street
Greenville, SC 29609


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