Saturday, July 17, 2021

July 10, 2021 Meeting Highlights

.  Contact Information – to reach a member, please find contact information in the GMQG Directory and/or use our guild email for inquiries.

.  Thanks again to the Modern Quilt Guild ( 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
  .  The 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 Block of the Month
  .  The MQG is looking for original, creative quilt designs to share with MQG members each month in the MQG Journal.
   .  QuiltCon 2022 – 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 2021.

Some of the MQG Challenges QuiltCon is having include: 
  .  2021 Make a Difference Challenge
  .  QuiltCon 2022 Community Outreach Quilt Challenge
  .  QuiltCon 2022 Hexagon Quilting Challenge sponsored by American Patchwork & Quilting
  .  QuiltCon 2022 Artisan Cotton Fabric Challenge sponsored by Windham Fabrics
 Check out the MQG website for more details.

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 AppliquÉ Method.

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  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; 
  .  And 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  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 Directory.

Send photos of your completed quilts to Susan Rink or to to be shown at the next meeting and featured in Quilt Quark on our website.

.  Check 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 @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.

For those on vacation and trips this past weekend, you were missed. We hope to see everyone on August 4th.  Until then!

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