Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Bring Scissors on Saturday, February 1st!!

Important reminder: For Saturday's program, we are requesting that everyone bring Scissors to the meeting. (Paper cutting scissors).

See you then!

Leigh Ann

Monday, January 27, 2020

REMINDER: Spring Retreat Reminder for this Saturday, February 1st

Spring Retreat at Wildacres April 2-5th

• Registration is underway and 17 of the 24 slots have been filled to date. Those that have registered, but not paid the fee ($240) please bring to the Feb meeting this Saturday or get your checks to Sandy Helsel, 209 Scenic River Way, Taylors, SC. 29687 to confirm your registration. For more information contact Sandy by email: shelsel65@gmail.com (Sandy Helsel, co-chair of Spring Retreat). Registration will continue at the sign-in table.

 March meeting registration for the retreat will be open to non-members as well who are friends with attending members of GMQG where opening are still available.

Sandy Helsel

Sunday, January 26, 2020

February 1, 2020 Designing Quilts with Notans with Lewis Carl

Come join us next Saturday, February 1, 2020  for our Program: Designing Quilts with Notans with Lewis Carl!
Lewis Carl, is a faculty member of the School of Fine Arts at Bob Jones University. In 2019 he presented a well received program on color and other considerations in quilt design. This year he will continue building on our knowledge by showing us how to use shape and value in quilt design. Although all of us do not design our quilts "from scratch", color, value and other technical art knowledge insures fabric  selection and design that will yield a harmonious and expressive quilt.

Looking to fill the Board position of GMQG Secretary
The Guild is in need of a Secretary beginning after the February meeting. If you are looking for a great way to get more involved with the Guild, becoming the Secretary for the Guild is a great opportunity to support the guild and to get to know other Guild members better! If you think you might be interested, please feel free to ask Leigh Ann about it at the February meeting or email her at greenvillemqg@gmail.com.

The Palmetto Quilt Guild Quilt Festival
The Palmetto Quilt Guild in Hilton Head, SC, will hold their bi-annual quilt festival on March 20-22, 2020 at the Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Highlights from the January 2020 Meeting - Free Motion Demo Stations

Program: Free Motion Quilting Demo Stations   

Our January meeting featured 3 free motion quilting demo stations. Many thanks to Valorie Kasten, Cheryl Brickey and Faye Jones for putting together and awesome demo with lots of great tips and information! Very inspiring! 
Here are the related links and information:

The Power of the Pebble PDF - Link
(Valorie’s doodling device:  Blackboard by Boogie Board; they are available from most large retailers for less than $45.)

Five Tips for Successful Domestic Ruler Quilting - Link
Here is a Link to Cheryl’s Amazon page with her favorite tools and notions for doing ruler quilting on her domestic machine. She quilts on a Bernina 710 and has the Bernina ruler foot.

Thanks to Faye for reminding us to have fun and practice , practice , practice our Free Motion Quilting and make it into a Charity Quilt!

Valorie Kasten

The Power of the Pebble

Faye Jones

Free Motion Quilting /  Tracing Fabric Elements

Cheryl Brickey

Domestic Ruler Quilting

Membership
We welcomed 43 members, 5 new members and 8 guests to our meeting this month.

Sew-in Day 
Our first sew-in day at Bernina will be January 17, 2020 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Bernina We’re in Stitches shop is located at 2310 E. North Street, Ste A, Greenville, SC. Your admission is to purchase ½ yd of fabric from Bernina and contribute it to “the pot.” Each attendee then places their name in a basket for a drawing to win all the ½ yard cuts.  Bring your machines and a project to work on and enjoy getting to know old and new members of the guild while learning and having loads of fun. If you have never been to Bernina’s there is much to see from a terrific selection of fabrics to beautiful finished quilts in the sewing room.
(Thanks to our Sew in Coordinators, Sandy Helsel & Rita Sassone. Our Sew-in /days will be held the third Friday of every other month.)

Spring Retreat at Wildacres April 2-5th
Registration is underway and 17 of the 24 slots have been filled to date. Those that have registered, but not paid the fee ($240) please gets your checks to Sandy Helsel, 209 Scenic River Way, Taylors, SC. 29687 to confirm your registration. For more information contact Sandy by email: shelsel65@gmail.com (Sandy Helsel, co-chair of Spring Retreat)

Note: Saturday, April 4th, our regular monthly meeting will be replaced by an all day Mini-Retreat held at our normal location, St. Giles Church. More information will be provided at future meetings and online as plans are made.

Quilters of SC Spring Meeting
Nichole McLellan, our Quilters of SC Representative, invites us all to attend the Spring Meeting on March 21, 2020 at Hilton Greenville, (45 West Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29615)
For more information click here.

GMQG 2020 Block of the Month Series:
This year Cynthia Steward will be creating our Block of the Month Series. She has chosen Modern “Quilting Influencers” as our theme. Click here for this month’s PDF instructions:  January Block - Gwen Marston’s String Improv OR visit the BOM Blog here:

Quiltfest Greenville, SC
Quiltfest’s spring quilt festival will be held April 30-May 2, 2020 here in Greenville, SC! Click here for more info.

Quiltcon 2020
QuiltCon 2020 will be in Austin, Texas, Feb. 20–23, 2020 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Click here for more info.

Didi Salvatierra Class
Didi Salvatierra will be teaching a class called “So You Want To Hand Quilt?”  on Thursday March 19, 1-4 pm. PDF here. Sign-ups for this class are being handled by Beginnings Quilt Shop on Greenville Highway in Hendersonville.  Class size is limited.

Show and Share


Cindy Lammons and Cheryl Brickey

Cindy Lammons 

Cindy Lammons 

Cindy Lammons 

Paige Alexander, Faye Jones, Valorie Kasten, Cheryl Brickey, Cindy Lammons and Travis Seward - Group Quilt
Dana Blasi

Cindy Lange

Linda Cassell

Linda Cassell

Lynn Harrell

Cheryl Sane

Rita Sassone

Rita Sassone

Nicole McClellan

Johnnie McKenzie

Johnnie McKenzie

Johnnie McKenzie

Johnnie McKenzie

Johnnie McKenzie

Johnnie McKenzie

Michelle Blake

Michelle Blake

Michelle Blake

Valorie Kasten

See you next month!