. Contact Information – to reach a member, please find contact information in the GMQG 2020 Directory and/or use our guild email email@example.com. A new 2021 Directory will be provided in April.
. 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 or Dana Blasi within 14 days of the meeting date and she will send it to you.
. Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m. Log on between 12:50 and 1:00 p.m. for a short visit prior to the start of the meeting. Members will receive an email notice containing the Zoom meeting link and passcode prior to the meeting.
ST. GILES - FELLOWSHIP HALL UPDATE:
St. Giles may begin allowing groups back into their facilities late March/early April.
Sandy Helsel requested that members of the GMQG please send her an email if they are interested in participating in a “sew-in” at the Bernina shop on April 16th from 10-3. As of this writing, masks are required at Bernina. If there are at least 5 people interested, Sandy will make a request for their sewing room.
We welcomed 24 members to our March Zoom meeting.
POLL -MEETING IN PERSON:
Voting results from today’s poll of members in attendance and by proxy favors hybrid meetings. We will further discuss during the next Board meeting to determine the details later this month. Results: Meeting in person only – 5; Zoom only – 4; Hybrid – 18.
MEETINGS & PROGRAMS:
APRIL Speaker & Workshop:
April 3rd Membership meeting, Maria Shell will virtually
present “Building Community Through Quilts.”
Immediately following the guild meeting, she will conduct a (virtual)
workshop on “Making Prints Out of Solids.”
The fee for the workshop is $25.00.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign
up by PayPal invoice or by check payable to GMQG. Once we have a final list of those who have paid,
you will receive Maria’s handout from Dagmar or Dana. Five slots remain open at the time of this writing.
MAY PROGRM: GEES BEND PANEL - FAYE JONES & RITA SASSONE
MAY PROGRM: GEES BEND PANEL - FAYE JONES & RITA SASSONE
The Mayprogram is dedicated to a glimpse into the Quilters of Gees Bend. These talented quilters are descendants of slaves from an isolated plantation in rural Alabama. Without much exposure to the outside world and no art education, many generations of these women created stunning quilts which caused a sensation in the art and quilting world.
MARCH 6th PROGRAM: FAVORITE BOOKS - MEMBER PARTICIPATION
Today's program allowed each of us to bring forth one or two of our favorite quilting books and share what we love and enjoy about the book. It was interesting to see what it is that draws each of us in, and sparks our inspiration and imagination.
Dagmar Theodore shared:
. 15 Minutes of Play – Improvisational Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolfe that presents a freeing way to use up your fabric scraps in bursts of 15 minutes to create “Made Fabric” to use in your quilts later. Includes 16 traditional blocks, challenges and experiments; and
. Modern Quilt Magic by Victoria Findlay Wolfe proffers new piecing tricks to make five patchwork techniques easier and 17 projects to expand your piecing skills.
. Crazy Curves by Elisa R. Wilson that explores the Drunkard’s Path block in three sizes. Full size templates are included and ordering info for acrylic templates is provided. Update an old block with many assorted colors. Excellent instructions for working with curves. Great for beginners.
. Longarm Quilting Workbook: Basic Skills, Techniques & Motifs by Teresa Silva for piecing and modern longarm quilting with clear instructions and ideas for filling in a space.
. Rings that Bind by Cheryl Phillips and Linda Pysto for a unique method of constructing a double wedding ring quilt, which also provides a quick method for piecing rings prior to cutting them out.
. Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy for longarm quilting and domestic quilting using six basic shapes with machine quilting rulers; 59 different designs.
. Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman, a modernized version of her 1993 pattern-id book with full color and line drawings of over 4,000 pieced quilt block patterns.
BetterWorldBooks .com and Thriftbooks .com were recommended to find lower cost new and used books; free shipping.
Please click on the Quilt Quark Gallery to see the quilts shown today.
Thanks to all our quilters for their Show & Shares! Please continue to share your quilts with us by emailing photos either to email@example.com or to Secretary Dana Blasi. Please take note: if you are sending photos for Show & Share any later than 2 days prior to the membership meeting, please send them directly to Dana. Inexplicably, we have experienced not receiving your photos in time for the meeting when sent to our Gmail up to 2 days prior to the meeting.
TEN MINUTES OF INSPIRATION - Johnnie McKenzie
. Quilts for Kids – The folks are back at Julie Valentine and we are in need of charity quilts! Faye gave them 12 in December and took 17 to them in January. Susan Rink is dropping 4 off to Faye today (thanks Susan!). Remember these are not bed quilts, but Comfort quilts to snuggle. Sizes may range from 30” x 30” all the way up to 45” x 45”. Of course, these are approximate sizes. Let your inspiration be your guide.
. Faye has received a large quantity of upholstery and curtain weight fabric scraps of all shapes and sizes from Marion Mann of Fowler Interiors, which are great with which to cover a stool, magazine holder, or a box, or make tote bags, pillows, purses and pouches either for yourself or for charity. Email Faye to make arrangements to see this fabric treasure! (New members who do not yet have a Directory may send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
. Faye has made several more attempts to reach out to Pendleton Place – Smith House to extend our offer of charity quilts or art lessons by Faye for the teenage girls housed there to no avail. Faye will suspend any further attempts to reach them.
. Check out the GMQG Instagram account at @greenvillemqg (#greenvillemqg).
. 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.
See you next month!