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.

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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. 










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