Highlights from the March, 2022 Meeting
From Our President: Sandy Helsel
Foothills Piecemakers Quilting Guild will host a quilt show on Friday, March18, from 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday, March 19 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Admission $6. Located at Pelham Rd Baptist Church, 1108 Pelham Rd., Greenville SC.
Quilters of South Carolina: The Spring Meeting will be held March 18-23 at the 1881 Event Hall, Spartanburg, SC. The guest speaker will be Sarah Ann Smith. You must be a member of QSC to attend. Membership is $20 per year and applications are available on their website.
Quiltfest Greenville, SC will be held April 28-30,2022 at the Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr., Greenville SC. Our Board has decided not to get involved as a guild this year as we had such low membership attendance in the guild when we were approached in late fall. However, I hope many will attend and I told the organizers that we would be consider do this as a guild next year. They are holding a Trunk Show by the Designer Divas on Saturday at 1:30 PM. The Divas are a group of talented ladies out of Asheville who do all kinds of embellished clothing. For information go to www.quiltfest.com
VP – Programs: Jackie Callis & Darleen Sanford
April: Ruth Pollow will be showing us her many Thread Painting designs especially those featuring faces. Ruth will be doing an all-day workshop on April 9. The cost is $45 which includes most of the needed supplies
May: Internationally known quilter, designer and author, Marilyn Doheny, will present our program. Marilyn will conduct an all-day workshop on Saturday, May 14. The cost is $60.
Membership: Jill Erickson
As Jill was unable to attend the meeting, Ruth Fryer took care of member check-in. Ruth announced that we had one new member. Three guests also joined us.
At present the GMQG has 55 members.
Please make sure that all your contact information is up to date. You can check your contact sheet at the membership desk . We are printing a new directory in March.
Did you know that GMQG members receive a once a month, 20% discount at WE’RE IN STITCHES/BERNINA? Just present you National MQG membership card to receive the discount.
Philanthropy: Faye Jones
Faye delivered 8 quilts to Quilts for Kids.
Retreat – Dana Blasi & Faye Jones
The dates for the retreat at Wildacres will be Thursday, April 28, 2022 (2:30 pm check-in) – Sunday, May 1. 2022 (check-out at 10::00 am.) The cost is $245 which includes 3 nights lodging and 8 family style meals. We have a reservation for 12 rooms. The accommodation is for two (2) persons per room. All rooms have a private bath.
Block of the Month: Valorie Kasten
Valorie introduced the March block for the Bletchley Park Stitch Project. PDF Instructions are here.
Show and Share:
Program: Faye Jones
Due to an unforeseen program change, Faye Jones jumped in to lead us in a fun group project. Everyone was asked to bring in one or two orphan blocks along with some strips of fabric (1 1/2" – 3"). We were divided into 5 groups. Each group selected an orphan block. We then did some improv block building adding strips around our orphan block. A member of each group took the chosen orphan block and strips home to sew together.
We look forward to seeing these quilts at future meetings.
Our next meeting will be Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC.
Marilyn Hagopian, Secretary