Thursday, June 27, 2019

July 6, 2019 - Our Favorite Things

Do you find that your fellow Greenville MQG members are a wealth of information? This month we're asking each of you to share your favorite book, notion and fabric designer. Please bring to the meeting a book that you're finding inspirational, a notion that you have found super helpful and fabric that's just begging to be your next project. We'll be sharing your favorite items with the group and you're bound to leave the meeting with something new to try!

A Few Meeting Reminders

  • This month we will continue taking sign-ups for the Fall Retreat (November 8-10th). Details can be found in the May Blog Post. Sign up at the meeting or use the Online Registration Form.
  • We're excited to see your past 2 Block of the Months, Yield and Cul-de-sac.
  • Please return all library books that you have checked out.
  • We will have the "Free to a Good Home" table set up this month. Feel free to bring anything that you no longer want/need.
  • Since we had no "Show and Share" last month, we're looking forward to seeing all your projects from the past two months.

Hope you can join us Saturday, July 6th from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Highlights from the June 2019 Meeting

This month, we were excited to welcome a special guest who traveled all the way from Maine to Greenville, SC! Kitty Wilkin inspired and taught us all her tips and tricks for meticulous cutting (aka fussy cutting), English Paper piecing, Tiny Piecing and Quilt Photography.

In Friday morning's workshop, we learned to make the most of the tools we had to shoot great photos of our quilts and projects. Kitty also suggested the use of some simple and helpful items to ensure even better results.

On Friday evening, Kitty presented a lecture on what she likes to call meticulous cutting rather than the common term used in quilting, fussy cutting. She shared examples of some wonderful designs that can be created by meticulously and intentionally cutting specific motifs from fabric for piecing.

On Saturday morning, Kitty taught a workshop on English Paper Piecing for beginners, including 3 methods for basting and 3 methods for sewing.

The workshop presented on Saturday afternoon was Tiny Piecing. We were amazed at these 1 1/4" blocks, but Kitty made it easy for us to create our own.

Thank you, Kitty, for sharing your time and knowledge with us! We saw a lot of smiling faces as we stretched our creativity and enjoyed the community of our fellow guild members and guests. We hope to see more meticulous cutting, EPP and tiny piecing in our future Show and Shares!

Be sure to follow Kitty on her blog: Night Quilter and on Instagram @nightquilter

Important Reminders this Month:

  • Fall Retreat - Sign-ups are now open for the Fall retreat, November 8-10. The details can be found in the May meeting post and you can register online: Fall Retreat Registration. (If you prefer not to register online, email the guild at
  • Block of the Month - The June block is called Cul-de-sac. The pattern: Cul-de-sac and the Templates. We'll be sharing both the May and June blocks at the July meeting.

  • Philanthropy Request - We received a request from a nurse for Nurse Family Partnership. They are a free home visiting service for first time, low-income moms, serving clients through pregnancy and until the child is 2 years old. She would like to provide her clients with small quilts to be used for supervised infant tummy time. The organization serves Greenville, Pickens, Laurens, and Oconee counties. The website is Nurse Family Partnership. If you would like to take on this project or know a group that would, please email us at for more information. 

Our next meeting is Saturday, July 6th from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.