Saturday, September 24, 2022

Greenville Modern Quilt Guild October Meeting Reminder

 


 

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Time: : 10 AM – Lunch (Bring one) 1:00PM to 3PM

Location: Giles Presbyterian Church, 1021 Hudson Rd. Greenville SC 

10 AM Sew-in for QuiltCon Charity Quilt -things to bring

Sewing machine with preferred foot for ¼” seams

• Light grey thread (example Aurifil 2600)

• Removable marking device

• Rotary cutter with sharp blade and mat

• A long ruler such as 6” x 24”

• Standard quilting tools such as a seam ripper

• Pressing equipment (optional)

• Extension cords

• A printed copy of the Bletchley Park Stitch Project Shifting Data Block directions (found on the GMQG web site)

QuiltCon is the annual gathering of the Modern Quilt Guild which is held every year in late February.  This year is is being held in Atlanta -- do not forget to go to site to get your free tickets.  Every year the MQG gives Guilds and groups of individual members the opportunity to have a quilt hang at the show that does not have to be juried in.  All of the quilts are created from a set color palette with some loose guide lines.    After QuiltCon, the approximately twin size quilts are then either donated or sold in support of a charity.  So if you would like to have see a  quilt at QuiltCon with your stitches in it, come on October 1 at 10:00 AM and help.  The Greenville MQG is providing all of the fabric and there is no tricky construction techniques.  

(lunch and cleanup plus rearrangement of room for meeting)

Agenda  for Meeting –  Staring at 1:00

·         October 1 is “Challenge” month.  If you are participating in the Challenge, PLEASE bring your quilt no later than 12:45pm.  Our own members will be voting on their favorite.  There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.

·         President Sandy Helsel – Welcome and comments ( no Library today, Ruth is out of town)

·         VP: November 5th Meeting Guest Speaker Sylvia Schaefer will be doing a program and workshop on “Designing with Negative Space” ”. Our meeting will begin at 9:30am.  We will break for lunch about 11:am or 11:30am. Sylvia will then begin her workshop.  Please bring a lunch as there really are not any lunch restaurants near where we meet.  The workshop is $20.00 and there are still a few openings.

Sylvia is an award-winning quilter and a pattern designer.  She has published one book. She also has had her patterns/quilts in several magazines.

·         Nominating Committee Report of Slate for 2023: Marilyn Hagopian and Dagmar Theodore

·         Membership and Christmas Fundraiser: Jill Erickson

·         Philanthropy: Faye Jones

·         Block of the Month: Valorie Kasten      

  • Show and Share:
  • Break:
  • Program: -  Challenge competition
  • VP - October Challenge

Minutes from the September 3, 2022 Meeting

 

From Our President:  Sandy Helsel

 

Dagmar Theodore and Marilyn Hagopian will serve on the Nominating Committee.

 

VP – Programs: Darleen Sanford and Jackie Callis

 

Programs for the rest of 2022:

October:  Challenge Reveal. Judging will be by our members and prizes will be awarded for 1st,  2nd and 3rd place.

November 5 – Sylvia Schaefer:  Her program and workshop will be about “Designing with Negative Space”. The meeting will start at 9:30 am. We will break for a quick lunch and the workshop will begin about noon. This is a non-sewing workshop and the cost is $20.  Sign-up at the meeting or by contacting Darleen.

            December 3 – Holiday Lunch and Auction

 

Membership:  Jill Erickson

 

Twenty-two members attended the September meeting.  At present the GMQG has 66 members. Please remember to notify Jill if any of your contact information has changed. A list of new members to add to the directory can be picked-up at the membership desk.

 

Holiday Lunch and Auction: Jill Erickson

 

The Holiday lunch and auction/raffle will begin at 12:30.  Auction items are contributed by members and can include items such as fabric, quilting or sewing tools, holiday decorations, original art, books, etc.  Tickets are $1.00 each.  Lunch will be provided.  Dana Blasi and Faye Jones are helping Jill with the arrangements.

 

Philanthropy:  Faye Jones

 

Faye has been in touch with Mary & Martha Services in Spartanburg.  The organization has already assisted 75 Ukrainian families who have relocated in our area.  Currently they are in need of 16  juvenile quilts.  All quilts and pillowcases donated by us will only be given to the new refugees. On our blog is information about a special label for these quilts

 

Library:  Ruth Freyer

 

Ruth reminded us that library books should be checked-out for only one or two months.

 

QuiltCon Atlanta February 23-26, 2023

 

Dagmar Theodore reminded us to take advantage of free attendance tickets for QuiltCon 2023 in Atlanta. Dagmar also encouraged us to check the class schedule and  to sign up early in order to get all your choices. Member only discounts for attendance, classes and lectures ends November 30, 2022.

 

 

 

QuiltCon Community Quilt:  Valorie Kasten

 

A group sew-in for our quilt will start at 10:00 am on October 1 (prior to our meeting) at St. Giles . We will be making 20 blocks using the BPSP “Shifting Data” block. The goal is to have a completed quilt top by the end of our sew-in.  Kits containing precut fabric for each block will be provided. If you wish to participate, the following is a list of items to bring to the sew in:

            • Sewing machine with preferred foot for ¼” seams

            • Light grey thread (example Aurifil 2600)

            • Removable marking device

            • Rotary cutter with sharp blade and mat

            • A long ruler such as 6” x 24”

            • Standard quilting tools

            • Pressing equipment (optional)

            • Extension cords

            • A printed copy of the Bletchley Park Stitch Project Shifting Data Block directions (found on the GMQG web site).

Bring your lunch!

 

Block of the Month:  Valorie Kasten

 

BPSP “Focus” .  Instructions are attached.

 


 

 

Show & Share:

 


 
 
 

Program:

Our speakers were Lewis Carl, Assistant Professor in Graphic Design at BJU and his colleague, Caroline Hughes, Adjunct Professor in Textiles and Fiber. Their lecture focused on the five principles of composition. The lecture was accompanied by a slide show of quilts to illustrate how the principles are used in our designs.

 


Our next meeting will be Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.  Sew-in for our QuitCon community quilt begins at 10:00 am.

Marilyn Hagopian, Secretary 



 

 

 

 

Sunday, August 28, 2022

September Meeting Reminder

 

Date: Saturday, September 2022

Time: : 1 PM – 3PM

Location: St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1021 Hudson Rd. Greenville SC 

Agenda  for Meeting

  • President Sandy Helsel opening comments –
  • VP -Darlene Sanford – October Challenge reminder
  • Due to schedule change the reveal will now be in October.  Size should be approximately 36 x 36 or smaller.  Use orphan block(s) or make a simple block (4 patch, log cabin).  Cut the block(s) at least 3 times then rearrange into an improv quilt. The quilts will be judged by our own members and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
  • Treasure Report:
  • Membership: Jill Erickson
  • Philanthropy: Faye Jones (see attachment)
  • Library: Ruth Freyer
  • Block of the Month: Valorie Kasten and information on the sew-along during the Challenge meeting in October

     

Show and Share:

Program: -  Lewis Carl – 5 Principles of Composition


Sunday, July 24, 2022

August Meeting Reminder

 

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022

Time: : 1 PM – 3PM

Location: Giles Presbyterian Church, 1021 Hudson Rd. Greenville SC 

Agenda  for Meeting

  • President Sandy Helsel opening comments
  • VPs: Darlene Sanford Reporting

SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR 2022

Unfortunately Lewis Carl is unable to present his program August 6.  However he will be our speaker for September 2. 

The Challenge is being moved to October.

August  6  -  Veronica Moriarty

September 3  -  Lewis Carl – 5 Principles of Composition

October 1  -  – Challenge plus sew-along for QuiltCon project

November 5  -  Sylvia Schaefer – Designing with Negative Space

December 3  -  Holiday Lunch

 

CHALLENGE

 

Due to schedule change the reveal will now be in October.  Size should be approximately 36 x 36 or smaller.  Use orphan block(s) or make a simple block (4 patch, log cabin).  Cut the block(s) at least 3 times then rearrange into an improv quilt.

The quilts will be judged by our own members and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

·        Treasurer’s report: Cindy Lange

·        Membership:  Jill Erickson

·         Philanthropy: Faye Jones

Great news!!!!  We have located a local charity serving Ukrainian refugees. Now our donated quilts will be distributed directly to Ukrainians fleeing the war. Many families are arriving in the Greenville/Spartanburg area and need household goods as well as support services. Mary and Martha Services in Spartanburg has been working with Ukrainian immigrants for the past 5 years and now also minister to these refugees.  The Greenville Woodworking Guild is making 15 sets of bunk beds and have procured donated mattresses for the children. I have sent 9 quilts made and donated by our guild and hope to have more donations in the future. My contact, Marcia, assures me that all our quilts will go exclusively to the refugees. She said the staff at Mary and Martha Services is elated to have beautiful handmade quilts for adults and children. There is no size specification and gently used quilts are welcome! As the philanthropy committee (me) has a budget, I think a $100 donation towards the purchase of linens for the bunk beds would please our members. For those who wish to do so, juvenile pillowcases make up quickly and would be very useful for these kids.

We will not be mailing quilts to Wrap Ukraine in Quilts now that we have a local donation site. Questions, suggestions or concerns, contact me via phone or email. As always, thank you for your generosity. Faye Jones

  • Library: Ruth Freyer
  • Block of the Month: Valorie Kasten – and information on the sew-along during the Challenge meeting in October

 

Show and Share:

 

ProgramVeronica Moriarty got a boost in her goals when her quilt was selected for the International Quilt Festival in Houston. The quilt she selected to enter in the festival is large and colorful with different designs in each block. She worked on the project a little at a time over the past two years. Her quilt was one of more than 800 submitted and about 325 selected. Moriarty, a clinical pharmacist at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, started quilting more than 19 years ago.

Highlights from the July 2022 meeting

 At the July meeting we sewed together, with a choice of 4 kits. 

Here are the pictures of the meeting, plus the block of the month instructions.








                                                Block of the Month: Bubbling out



Friday, July 1, 2022

Quilts for Ukraine

 Dear Greenville SC Modern Quilt Guild Members,

 

 As philanthropy chairman, I have been searching for another opportunity for our guild to contribute quilts to comfort Ukrainian refugees.  Our last effort was hampered by short notice, but we did manage to send on 9 quilts.  Several members have told me they have quilts to donate if we have another opportunity.  I have found the perfect conduit for our quilt donations. Please check out the website WRAP UKRAINE WITH QUILTS by Hello Cottons. They have collected over 6,000 quilts from 41 states and also funds to pay for shipping. Their process includes two-way communication between the donors and recipients.  Their website and Facebook page have a wealth of information and is very inspirational.  Please freely share this website with your friends and neighbors!

 

We will be collecting new or gently used quilts for children and adults to be sent to Lehi, Utah.  Quilts no larger than twin size are requested; child size and throw size are preferred. See website for further details.

 

DEADLINE:   Sept 15th

 

COLLECTION SITES: 

                                      At the July, August and September meetings

                                      Bernina: We're in Stitches     2310 E North St     Greenville, SC

                                      Mariettas Quilt and Sew        3421 N Industrial Dr    Simpsonville, SC

 

SHIPPING: The guild will cover shipping for quilts collected within deadline.  Members may also continue to donate by direct mailing - address and details on website

 

Thank you in advance for your generosity, if you have questions,

Please respond to the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild  email at: greenvillemqg@gmail.com

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Highlights from the June 4, 2022 Meeting

 From Our President:  Sandy Helsel

 

July Meeting: “Make-it and Take-its”






 

“Make-it and Take-its” will be the theme for the July 2nd meeting and, we will have 4th of July cake! We ask that each of you who will be attending the June meeting, sign-up for the one or two “Make-It and Take-Its” in which you wish to participate so that we make enough “kits” in each category. Kits of cut out fabrics, batting and instructions will be provided.  Anyone not able to come to the June meeting, but wishing to participate in the July meeting, should contact Sandy to sign-up for projects. Reply to her email or respond to the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild email address, no later than June 18th. Tools you need to bring:  Sewing machine, small and longer rulers, rotary cutter, small mat, neutral thread, scissors, pins, disappearing marker walking foot and  zipper foot (rotary cutter case). 

 

VP – Programs: Darleen Sanford and Jackie Callis

 Programs for the rest of 2022:

            July 2 – Make-it and Take-its

            August – Lewis Carl:  Five Principles of Composition

            September 3 – Challenge Reveal

            October – Veronica Moriarty

            November 5 – Sylvia Schaefer: Designing with Negative Space. Sylvia will also conduct a                                               workshop.

            December 3 – Holiday Lunch

 

Challenge: Reveal will be in September.  Size should be approximately 40” x 40” or smaller. For our Challenge we will be using an orphan block(s) or make a simple block (nine patch, log cabin, etc.). Cut the block(s) at least 3 times and then rearrange into an improv quilt.

 

Treasurer:  Cindy Lange

The necessary forms to maintain our non-profit status have been filed with the state.  A detailed budget report will be made at the July meeting.

 

Membership:  Jill Erickson

Twenty-two members and 2 guests attended the meeting. At present. the GMQG has 63 members. Please remember to notify Jill Erickson if any of your contact information has changed. Updates to the directory will be available at the next meeting.

 

Philanthropy:  Faye Jones

Faye reported that nine quilts were donated for distribution to Ukranian refugees in Poland. Faye is looking for other opportunities to donate quilts to them.

 

Library:  Ruth Freyer

Ruth reminded us that library books should be checked-out for only one or two months.

 

Block of the Month:  Valorie Kasten  

 

BPSP Block 6: “Breakthrough", download here

    


 

QuiltCon 2023,  Atlanta GA:  Community Outreach Challenge:  Valorie Kasten 

 For this year’s Community Outreach Challenge, the MQG is asking members to make quilts that show a color shift, or gradient, in the piecing. They have selected two colorways for use in making the quilt.

For our quilt, Valorie has suggested that we use Block 4 from The Bletchley Park Stitch Project in  the cool option (colors from dark teal to lime green) for a more gender-neutral look. This is a group project,  and all members are invited to help. Valorie has offered to quilt it. If one of you would like to bind it, please contact Valorie.

Show and Share:


 




Program:

This month we enjoyed a fun and interesting meeting as we got to know some of our newer members.  Brandie, Duski and Ava talked about their quilting journey and shared some of their quilts with us. 

 Brandie: 

 

 

 

Duski:

 


 

Ava:

 


Our next meeting will be Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.  This will be a fun get together to sew on our chosen project(s). If you would like to join us and haven't signed up, you must do so by June 18

 

Marilyn Hagopian, Secretary