Monday, November 4, 2019

Highlights From The November 2019 Meeting

Program: Hand Quilting

Many thanks to Didi Salvatierra who shared her expertise and love of hand quilting for this month's program. We learned about many of the tools and notions needed, and how important it is to try different tools to find what work best for you. Didi also shared many of her beautiful hand quilted creations.

For the second half of the program our members watched a demonstration by Didi of her hand quilting technique and Cindy Lammon helped with some hands-on practice. Batting was generously provided by Hobbs Batting.

Visit Didi at her website: Didi Quilts

Membership

  • We welcomed 43 members and 3 guests to our meeting this month.
  • 2020 dues are $50 and must be paid by January 31st. Bring your dues (check or cash) to the meeting or mail to Paige Alexander.

QuiltCon Charity Quilt

  • Our charity quilt, "Zoomville", raised $950 in the Synnex Share the Magic Auction for local children's charities.

Sew-In Day

  • Friday, November 8th will be the final Sew-In Day for 2019. Join us at Bernina We're In Stitches anytime from 10-4 and enjoy some fun sewing time with friends. We ask that you purchase a 1/2 yard of fabric at the shop to be raffled off at the end of the day.

Golden Hour Photo Shoot

  • Our next Golden Hour Photoshoot will be November 4th at 5pm (weather permitting) at the Wyche pavilion behind the Peace Center. You must contact Elise Dunbar if you'd like to participate, otherwise she will not be there. 

2020 Board of Directors

  • The following were elected to next year's BOD by unanimous vote:
    • President - Dagmar Theodore
    • Vice President - Faye Jones
    • Secretary - Michele Blake
    • Treasurer - Cindy Lange
    • Membership - Sarah Snider
  • The 2020 Board is looking for a Block of the Month Chair for next year. Blocks can be chosen from free online patterns or designed by our members. Contact us at greenvillemqg@gmail.com for more info or if you're interested in serving.

Block of the Month

  • The October Blocks, Tailgate shown this month:



  • Thank you to Travis Seward for designing our Block of the Month this year! Shown below is Travis's completed top. 


  • The instructions for finishing your quilt are here. There are two layout options (click on the link below each option for the pattern):

Layout Option A

Layout Option B


Holiday Luncheon, December 7th from 1-3 pm

  • In December we will host our annual fundraiser and we appreciate new or nearly new items for our auction/lottery. Attendees buy $1 tickets and place them into containers for each item. The winner for each is then drawn from the container. Suggested donations include: quilts, quilted items, quilting supplies, gift certificates, fabric, books, patterns, art, gift baskets and holiday items.
  • If you would like to donate something, but cannot attend the December meeting, contact the committee members listed below by mid November.
  • We ask that you please RSVP for the luncheon, so we can plan accordingly. RSVP by contacting one of the committee members listed below. We would like to have a final count by November 23rd.
  • Contact any of the committee members: Jill Erickson, Ruth Freyer, Darleen Sanford, Dana Blasi or the guild at greenvillemqg@gmail.com.

Library

  • The library will not be available for borrowing books in December, but we will be accepting returns for any GMQG books that have been checked out.
  • Thank you to Darleen Sanford, who will be taking over as librarian in 2020.

Spring Retreat

  • Mark your calendars for April 2-5, 2020 for our guild retreat at Wildacres Retreat Center in Little Switzerland, NC.
  • Sign-ups will begin in early 2020 with a maximum of 24 participants.

QuiltCon 2020

  • The deadline for QuiltCon entries is December 2nd.

Quilt Show

  • The quilt show in Pickens is next weekend, November 8-9th. See our Shows and Events Page for more details.

Show and Share


Gaye Lovegrove

Gaye Lovegrove


Carol Alperin

Cindy Lange

Cindy Kaiser

Cheryl Brickey

Nancy deJong

Helen Hale


Helen Hale
Ruth Freyer

Ruth Freyer
Denise Frick

Sheryl Sane

Jill Erickson

Jill Erickson
Mary Kelley

Faye Jones

Faye Jones
Dagmar Theodore

Jackie Callis
Valorie Kasten

Valorie Kasten

Our next meeting and holiday luncheon will be Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

November 2, 2019 - Hand Quilting



Our program this month will be presented by our very own, Didi Salvatierra. Didi has been stitching professionally since 1990. Her quilts reflect a love of color, spontaneity and often humor. Many of you are familiar with her attention to detail and embellishments that infuse each piece of her work with vibrant visual impact. Didi has been hand quilting for others, teaching workshops and presenting lectures for many years.

Our Hand Quilting program will be multi-faceted. Didi will present a lecture, "Everything You Wanted to Know about Hand Quilting" followed by a hand quilting demonstration. Cindy Lammon will be assisting with a hands-on station for you to give hand quilting a try. All supplies will be provided. You'll even be able to take some batting samples home for further practice, thanks to a generous donation from Hobbs Batting.

There will also be some modern quilts on hand so we can learn how hand quilting can be incorporated into modern quilts! If you have a modern quilt that has some hand quilting, please bring it to the meeting to share with all of us.


A Few Reminders:


  • Election for the 2020 Board Members will take place at this month's meeting. You must be present to vote.
    • President - Dagmar Theodore
    • Vice President - Faye Jones
    • Secretary - Michele Blake
    • Treasurer - Cindy Lange
    • Membership - Sarah Snider
  • Our next Golden Hour Photoshoot will be November 4th at 5pm (weather permitting) at the Wyche pavilion behind the Peace Center. You must contact Elise Dunbar if you'd like to participate, otherwise she will not be there. 
  • Our last Block of the Month for 2019 is Tailgate.
  • Be sure to bring any items you have for our "Free to a Good Home" table.
  • Thank you for returning any library books you have checked out.
  • As always, we look forward to seeing your latest creations for Show and Share!
Hope you can join us, Saturday, November 2nd from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Highlights from the October 2019 Meeting

Machine Appliqué Workshop



Our Saturday started with a Machine Appliqué Workshop presented by our own Paige Alexander from Quilted Blooms. We learned her technique of satin stitch machine appliqué, including supplies, tricks and tips for dealing with corners and curves. After demonstrating the technique, Paige helped each of us create our own appliqué block.

Products mentioned: Soft Fuse Premium, Sulky Stabilizer, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, Self-Threading Needles.

Thanks Paige for such a fun and informative workshop!




Program: Machine Appliqué in Modern Quilting



For our regular program, Paige returned along with Travis Seward to present a program that included an overview of the many various techniques for appliqué. They shared a glimpse into the history of how appliqué has been used around the world and brought us back to modern times with examples of appliqué in modern quilts. Thank you Paige and Travis for inspiring us to explore appliqué even more. 


Attendance


  • We welcomed 32 members to our October meeting.

Asheville Quilt Show

  • Congratulations to GMQG winners in last weekend's Asheville Quilt Show: Paige Alexander, Valorie Kasten and Carrie Barcroft.
  • Exciting News! Our GMQG 2019 Charity Quilt "Zoomville" won first place in the Group Category.


Sew-In Day

  • Our September Sew-In Day was a huge success and fun for all 14 members in attendance! 
  • Our last Sew-In Day for 2019 is Friday, November 8th from 10-4 at Bernina, We're In Stitches.

Golden Hour Photo Shoot

  • Paige Alexander got some great photos at our first Guild Photoshoot!
  • Stay tuned for the next Photoshoot day and time.

November Program

  • Didi Salvatierra and Cindy Lammon will be presenting a program on Hand Quilting, which will include both a lecture and hands-on practice.
  • Do you have a modern quilt that has hand quilting? Please bring it to the meeting to share!

December Holiday Luncheon

  • In December we will host our annual fundraiser and we appreciate new or nearly new items for our auction/lottery. Attendees buy $1 tickets and place them into containers for each item. The winner for each is then drawn from the container. Suggested donations include: quilts, quilted items, quilting supplies, gift certificates, fabric, books, patterns, art, gift baskets and holiday items.
  • If you would like to donate something, but cannot attend the December meeting, contact the committee members listed below by mid November.
  • We ask that you please RSVP for the luncheon, so we can plan accordingly. RSVP at our regular meetings or contact one of the committee members listed below. We would like to have a final count by November 23rd.
  • Contact any of the committee members: Jill Erickson, Ruth Freyer, Darlene Sanford, Dana Blasi or the guild at greenvillemqg@gmail.com.

2020 Board Nominations

  • The Nominating Committee (Elise Dunbar, Cindy Lammon and Michele Blake) announced the nominees for next year's board:
    • President - Dagmar Theodore
    • Vice President - Faye Jones
    • Secretary - Michele Blake
    • Treasurer - Cindy Lange
    • Membership - Sarah Snider
  • Elections will take place at the November meeting. You must be present to vote.

2020 Dues

  • We will start collecting dues of $50 at the November meeting. According to our Bylaws, dues must be paid by January 31st to continue membership in the guild. Remember your GMQG dues also include your membership in The Modern Quilt Guild.

Block of the Month




  • October is our last Block of the Month for 2019, Tailgate:



Show and Share

Didi Salvatierra - Veteran's Raffle Quilt

Michele Blake

Bonnie Cunningham
Dagmar Theodore - "me-made" top

Mary Kelly - Appliqué from morning workshop, Mary also has a doll submitted to Houston in the Hoffman Challenge

Cindy Lange
Faye Jones

Ruth Freyer

Valorie Kasten
Our next meeting will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

October 5, 2019 - Machine Appliqué in Modern Quilting

Machine Appliqué Workshop 9-12



In the morning, Paige Alexander will be teaching Machine Appliqué for those who have registered. The supply list is here and doors open at 8:30 for set-up. There is currently one spot left in the workshop. Contact Paige or the guild at greenvillemqg@gmail.com if you're interested in taking the class.








Program: Machine Appliqué in Modern Quilting

Our speakers this month are our very own Paige Alexander and Travis Seward who will present a program all about appliqué.  We will travel around world exploring the diversity in appliqué and the various techniques used to accomplish the works. 

Paige (Quilted Blooms) learned to appliqué before she started quilting almost 15 years ago and enjoys incorporating appliqué into her quilts. 

As part of his travels for work and pleasure, Travis (Travis Seward) enjoys discovering the variety of designs and techniques used by local artists and crafts people and using them to inspire his own quilts.

"Up the Wall", made by Paige Alexander from Sunday Morning Quilts

A Few Reminders

  • Per our Bylaws, we'll be announcing the 2020 board nominees this month and voting in November.
  • Only a few blocks left in this year's Block of the Month. We look forward to seeing your September block, Courthouse Square.
  • Have any sewing related items you no longer need? Our "Free to a Good Home Table" has become a popular spot!
  • Thank you for returning any library books that you have checked out!
  • As always, we love seeing your modern makes for Show and Share.
Please join us for our meeting on Saturday, October 5th, from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Highlights from the September 2019 Meeting




Our special guest this month was local quilter, Tom Chalmers. We were awed and inspired by the trunk show of quilts resulting from his nearly 40 years of quilt making.

His earliest quilt was machine quilted, but all of the others featured beautiful hand quilting. Recycled materials, bold stripes and rich colors were also found in many of his creations.




Tom's work is inspired by Amish Quilting, Gee's Bend Quilters and the following artists and quilters: Nancy Crow, Michael James, Yvonne Porcella, Meiny Vermaas-van der Heide, Tim Harding (paintings of David Hockney), Kaffe Fassett/Liza Prior Lucy, Liz Axeford, Wolf Kahn, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollack, Rick Horton, Josef and Anna Albers, Yaacov Agam and Robert Motherwell.

Announcements

Membership

  • We welcomed 47 members, 2 new members and 2 guests this month.

2020 GMQG Dues

  • The Board approved a proposal to maintain the dues at $50 for 2020, which was also approved by the membership at the September meeting.
  • We will start collecting 2020 dues at the November meeting. According to our Bylaws, dues must be paid by January 31st to continue membership in the guild. Remember your GMQG dues also include your membership in The Modern Quilt Guild.

Sew In Day

  • Our next Sew In Day is Friday, September 13th from 10-4 at Bernina, We're In Stitches. Spend some uninterrupted sewing time with friends! We ask you to purchase a half yard of fabric to be raffled off to one lucky participant.
  • The last Sew In Day for 2019 is Friday, November 8th.

Block of the Month



GCCA Modern Quilt Exhibit

  • The Greenville Center for Creative Arts will be hosting a modern quilt exhibit in their gallery in June 2020. Six of our members will have quilts in the exhibit along with six modern quilters from outside the Greenville area. Stay tuned for more details!

2020 Workshops

  • The guild is planning to host Debbie Grifka for a lecture and classes next year! We'll have more information once the details are finalized.

Holiday Luncheon

  • Plans are currently underway for our annual holiday luncheon and auction on December 7th. We are looking for holiday centerpieces or decor for the tables. Contact us at greenvillemqg@gmail.com if you can help.
  • Our lottery auction is our only fundraiser and we welcome your donations! We appreciate new or slightly used, quality items such as books, patterns, fabric, art, etc. that a quilter might love to win.

2019 QuiltCon Charity Quilt

  • Our quilt, "Zoomville" will be hanging at the Asheville Quilt Show on September 27-29. Be sure to check it out if you're visiting the show!
  • On October 5th it will be auctioned at the Synnex Share the Magic Auction.

Philanthropy

  • We collected 10 quilts for our Quilts for Kids Program at out September meeting!

Quiltfest

  • Mancuso Quilt Shows is bringing Quiltfest to Greenville, April 30 - May 2, 2020!
  • Our guild will be participating with an exhibit in the show. Susan Rink has volunteered to organize a committee to plan the exhibit.

Photo Shoot Field Trip

  • Would you like to get a photo of your quilt in downtown Greenville? If so, we are planning on meeting at the Wyche Pavilion (behind the Peace Center) on September 9th, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Contact Elise Dunbar if you're interested. She will be there at 5:30, but won't stay later than 6 if no one shows or gets in touch with her.
  • We'd love to plan this quarterly if there's interest. Contact Elise or the guild at greenvillemqg@gmail.com.

Kitty Wilkin Workshop

  • Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting Kitty Wilkin in October. See our Events Page for more details.

October Meeting

  • Paige Alexander will be presenting a workshop on Machine Appliqué, October 5th, prior to our regular meeting for those who have registered.
  • Our October program will be "Machine Appliqué in Modern Quilting" presented by Paige Alexander and Travis Seward. 


Show and Share

Cindy Lammon

Elise Dunbar

Nicole McClelland quilt won in charity auction, made by Cindy Lammon
Nancy deJong

Jill Erickson

Jill Erickson
Michele Blake

Michele Blake

Darlene Morse

Faye Jones
Faye Jones

Susan Rink

Susan Rink

Madeline Faner

Joyce Beyer
Paige Alexander (no picture - also had a quilt in "Curated Quilts")
Cindy Lange

Cindy Lange

Johellen George

Jackie Callis

Ruth Freyer

Valorie Kasten

Dagmar Theodore
Our next meeting will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.