Saturday, July 27, 2019

October 5, 2019 - Machine Appliqué Workshop

We are excited to announce a Machine Appliqué Workshop taught by our very own, Paige Alexander and Travis Seward. Paige is an award winning quilter, co-author of Modern Plus Sign Quilts, a quilt teacher and blogger. Travis is an award winning modern quilter and pattern designer.

The workshop will be on October 5, 2019, prior to our regular Saturday meeting, from 9 am to noon (doors open and set up begins at 8:30). The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Fee is nonrefundable unless there is a waiting list. Registration will start at our August 3rd meeting for members and non-members may sign up starting September 9th. The workshop is limited to 25 participants.

Paige and Travis will also be presenting a program on Machine Appliqué at the meeting following the workshop which is open to all.

Learn more about Paige on her website: Quilted Blooms and Travis at Travis Seward.

Workshop Description

Photo courtesy of C&T Publishing

In this 3-hour workshop you will learn the technique of machine appliqué using the zigzag satin stitch, practicing inside and outside corners and smooth rounded edges.  With your newly learned skill, you can create your own special appliqued projects.  
Paige will discuss preparing your fabric, applying fusibles and stabilizers, and tips for perfect placement of your applique shapes.
Pre-fused and pre-cut Cute as a Button motifs from Modern Plus Sign Quilts (Stash Books/C&T Publishing Feb. 2018) will be provided so students can get right to work in class.  
A sewing machine with adjustable zigzag capability is required.

Click the link for the complete Machine Appliqué Supply List.

The workshop will be held at our regular meeting location: St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

August 3, 2019 - Our Quilt Challenge Reveal

Time to finish up your 2019 Crayon Challenge Quilt! Hope you can join us for this month's meeting as those who have participated in the challenge reveal their quilts. And whether you've created a challenge quilt or not, it's always fun and inspiring to see the display of unique, modern quilts!

A Few Reminders:

  • This month's Block of the Month is Cardinal Points.
  • Please return any library books that you have at home.
  • Our "Free to a Good Home" table has been abuzz with activity the past few months. Bring in any items you no longer need and be sure to check out what's available.
  • Don't forget your latest projects for "Show and Share".
  • The Fall Retreat has been cancelled.

Please join us Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Highlights From the July 2019 Meeting

In this month's program, our members shared their favorite books, notions and fabrics. We learned about some books that are great to have on the shelf for repeated reference, along with recommendations of color cards and some handy notions, such as Fiskars cutting tool. We got to catch a glimpse of some fun new fabric lines and even learned of some non-traditional quilting tools such as weights, hammers and special sewing eyeglasses. Thanks to all our members who shared their favorites! 💚


  • We welcomed 30 members, 2 new members and 1 guest for a total attendance of 33.

Sew-In Days

  • Our next Sew-In is Friday, July 26th, from 10 to 4 pm at Bernina We're In Stitches. We ask that you purchase a half yard of fabric to be raffled off to one lucky participant.
  • July 26th is also the final day for assembling quilt tops for the Hurricane Relief Quilts. If you have blocks to donate, please bring them with you or drop them off at the Bernina store prior to July 26th.
  • Future Sew-Ins are scheduled for September 13th and November 8th.

Charity Quilt

  • Our 2019 QuiltCon Charity Quilt "Zoomville" has been entered into the Asheville Show held September 27-29 in the Group or Team category.

QuiltCon 2020

  • QuiltCon class registration is now open for the show in Austin, TX, February 20-23. 2020. Early Bird registration for members of MQG is open until July 10th, when class registration will open for non-members.
  • As a guild member and member of MQG, you can get a free show pass until November.
  • Quilt Show entries are now open and continue until November.
  • GMQG will not be entering a charity quilt in 2020; however small groups within the guild may choose to do so.
  • See all the information on the QuiltCon website.

Fall Retreat

  • Information on the Fall Retreat can be found in the May blog post.
  • Sign-up for the retreat using the online Registration Form or email us at

Block of the Month


  • We collected 7 charity quilts this month!
  • Many thanks to Faye Jones for encouraging our members to make and donate quilts, and for delivering them every month.
  • Faye shared the following message from Laurel: I want to THANK-YOU so much for the quilts your group continues to provide.  I am privileged to see the joy and amazement on the faces of the children and families when the quilts are offered at the end of medical visits.  They are very appreciative and grateful for these beautiful quilts, and usually immediately wrap themselves up in them.  So, again, Thank-you to you and your group!! Laurel Wanner, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Abuse, Pediatrics, Prisma Health.

Guild Challenge


  • Be sure to visit our Events Page for all the upcoming local activities, including a Community Sew-In on August 17th.
  • Are you a garment maker? Frocktails of Asheville has a meet-up scheduled for Saturday, August 24th. More information at

Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs has started her fifth Mystery Quilt. Mosaic Mystery is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2019 to April 2020 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The Mosaic Mystery is a lap size design, that can easily be made larger with the addition of borders.

Show and Share

Cindy Lammon - "Midnight Mystery" and "Pivot"

Cindy Lammon - "Meadowland" and "Trinket"

Dagmar Theodore - "Chevron"

Sandy Helsel - "Twisted"
Michele Blake 
Bonnie Cunningham - "Disappearing Nine Patch"

Paige Alexander - Pantone Challenge
Dalene Sanford

Johellen George 

Madeline Farner 
Leigh Ann Lukens 

Leigh Ann Lukens - tiny piecing used to mend jeans
Mary Kelley - Pincushion doll with tiny piecing
Denise Frick - dress and quilted card

Faye Jones

Valorie Kasten - Riley Blake Challenge

Leslie Riekert 

Nancy deJong 
Our next meeting is August 3rd, from 1-3 pm at St Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.