Saturday, September 24, 2022

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:




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 





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