. Contact Information – to
reach a member, please find contact information in the GMQG Directory and/or
use our guild email firstname.lastname@example.org for
. Thanks again to the
Modern Quilt Guild (themodernquiltguild.com) for the use of their Zoom
account. If any member would like a recording of today's meeting,
please email Brooke Stambersky within 14 days of the meeting date and she will
send it to you.
Brooke shared some of her favorite fun
quotes with the membership including,
“I’m creative. You can’t expect me to be neat, too.”
“A clean house is a sign of a broken
sewing machine,” and
“Throw kindness around like
confetti.” Good advice!
And some MQG Updates including:
MQG Block Study
MQG is seeking original, creative quilt block designs for the MQG Block
Study to share with MQG members. You
provide the block design, make some sample blocks, write the basic pattern, and
they will provide the finished pattern and ideas for using it in a modern quilt.
MQG is looking for original, creative quilt designs to share with MQG
members each month in the MQG Journal.
– will be held in Phoenix, AZ, February 16–20, 2022; Member Registration opens
August 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.; non-member registration will open in September
Some of the MQG
Challenges QuiltCon is having include:
Make a Difference Challenge
QuiltCon 2022 Community Outreach Quilt Challenge
QuiltCon 2022 Hexagon Quilting Challenge sponsored by American Patchwork
QuiltCon 2022 Artisan Cotton Fabric Challenge sponsored by Windham
out the MQG website for more details.
MEETINGS & PROGRAMS:
AUGUST 7th: TIMNA TARR – Virtual lecture; hybrid Membership Meeting.
SEPTEMBER 4th: CHERYL
BRICKEY will share her newly published Just One Charm Pack Quilts book
with Member Trunk Show of two versions of 17 quilts (for a
total of 34) from the book. Cheryl in person; hybrid Membership Meeting.
JULY 10: Katie Lewis – Certified TeachER OF Shannon Brinkley’s Scrappy
Unfortunately, Katie Lewis was unable to attend our meeting on
Saturday due to a family illness. We are
keeping her in our thoughts and prayers.
Subsequently, the meeting was conducted solely through Zoom. Janelle Schwartz of Dotty & Grace
graciously volunteered to pinch hit for Katie.
Janelle came to us virtually from the Middle Eastern country of Jordan
and shared her process of collage applique.
Janelle Schwartz is the quilter and pattern designer behind Dotty &
Grace. She loves to explore different
quilting techniques and inspire others as a sewing and quilting teacher. Her love of quilting started just over 10
years ago when she made her first quilt stitched with fabrics she had collected
as souvenirs from a trip to Japan. Janelle loves to
explore new creative techniques and incorporate these into her quilt creations. Janelle's programs and workshops are full of
inspiration. Through the demonstration, samples and interaction, the format is
fun and informative for all levels of quilters.
Dana Blasi is stepping down as the GMQG
Secretary. If you are interested in
joining the GMQG Board to serve in this position, or have any questions about
the position, please contact Brooke at brooke.Stambersky@gmail.com. Dana will be happy to show you the ropes and
will be available to answer any of your questions in future.
. Faye Jones delivered thirteen Quilts for Kids last month;
a big thanks to new member Suzanne Elswick who just dropped off another thirteen
beautiful quilts, which will soon be comforting “our” kids; and
. The kids and the staff at CHAPP (Child Abuse
Prevention Program) greatly appreciate and need our quilts. Thanks for your generosity – past and future. If you have any quilts you’d like to donate,
please contact Faye Jones or email us at email@example.com. You need not be a member to donate!
1. Carolina Quilt Studio, located at 201-A Pelham Davis Circle, Greenville, is having a Sew-in on Saturday, July 17th, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more info call 272-3488.
2. There is a Sewing Bee held on the first Wednesday
of each month from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. known as the Carolina Cut-ups
Quilting Bee that is open to everyone. It is held at
First Baptist Church of Taylors located at 200 West Main St., Taylors, in
the Activity Department, entry to which is off the parking lot behind the
church. Members contribute $1 each
meeting, which goes to Taylors FBC Single Moms Oil Change Ministry. Call Sandy Helsel for more information. Her number may be found in the GMQG
SHOW & SHARE:
Send photos of your completed quilts to Susan
Rink or to firstname.lastname@example.org to be shown at the next meeting and featured in
Quilt Quark on our website.
out GMQG’s private Facebook account, Greenville Modern Quilt Guild Members Only Group or its Public page, Greenville Modern Quilt
Guild, and the GMQG Instagram account at
. If members come across a link or other information
they would like to share, they may forward it to President Brooke Stambersky to
be shared at the next meeting.
For those on vacation and
trips this past weekend, you were missed. We hope to see everyone on August 4th. Until then!