Valorie Kasten reported on the morning’s workshop; all the blocks were assembled for the 2023 QuiltCon charity quilt challenge.
November 5 – The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m.
and be brief prior to Speaker Sylvia Schaefer’s program and workshop,
“Designing with Negative Space.” We will break for a quick lunch (bring
yours) and the workshop will begin about noon. This is a non-sewing
workshop, and the cost is $20. Sign up by contacting Darleen Sanford.
There are 3 remaining spaces as of this writing.
No machines are needed, and a supply list will be provided when you
sign up, which will include glue sticks and colored pencils (Darleen
will bring her large supply to share as well).
December 3 – Holiday Lunch & Lottery Auction.
Membership: Jill Erickson
Seventeen members and four guests attended the October meeting.
Holiday Lunch and Lottery Auction: Jill Erickson
Holiday Lunch and Lottery Auction/Raffle will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Auction items are contributed by members and can include items such as
quilts, handmade items, fabric, quilting or sewing tools, holiday
decorations, original art, books and other current publications, etc.
Contributions are encouraged. Bring to the November and/or December
meeting. Contact Jill with questions.
will be provided. This year we are going to have homemade soups/stews,
salad, bread and desserts. We need six desserts. Contact Jill to sign
up to bring one. Dana Blasi, Faye Jones and Ruth Freyer are helping
Jill with the arrangements.
Block of the Month: Valorie Kasten
Note” is the last block. Valorie thanked everyone for their
participation. She will be providing quilting hints in November.
Elections: Dagmar Theodore, Marilyn Hagopian
The nominees for the 2023 Board election are:
President – open. Sandy Helsel has created a President’s Notebook containing everything you need to serve as the president.
Co-Vice President 1– Programs: Amanda Stegen
Co-Vice President 2 – Programs: Open ________________
Secretary – Dawn Holter
Treasurer – Eva Moore
Membership – Jill Erickson will continue to serve
Philanthropy – Duski Coleman and Cindy Lange
Library – Ruth Freyer will continue to serve
Social Media – Dagmar Theodore will continue to serve
Photography – Dana Blasi
Wildacres Retreat – Faye Jones and Dana Blasi
Holiday Lunch and Lottery Auction – open (Dana Blasi will help)
Block of the Month – Open _______________________
Vice President Darleen Sanford stated all present at the time can vote on the five Board nominees. Prizes will be awarded.
Treasurer’s Report: Cindy Lange
As of September 30, 2022, the Guild has over $4,100 in its account.
QuiltCon: Valorie Kasten
has received the Mini-Swap sign up. She encouraged people to try it as
it doesn’t require a big commitment and is a lot of fun.
Show and Share:
spoke to us about her and David Trott’s work through their organization,
Mary and Martha Services (“MMS”). Made up of a network of volunteers,
it aims “to help refugee families, disaster victims and other people in
crisis resettle and rebuild a sense of home through the provision of
reported on the delivery of the quilts provided by the GMQG and others
to the Ukrainian refugees, which have been most gratefully received.
MMS is also working in conjunction with the Greenville Woodworkers
Guild, which has been providing the parts to assemble bunk beds for
those families who are here in Greenville. They have made 15 so far.
number of refugees is diminishing, although many continue trying to
escape both Ukraine and Russia. There are currently 362 people waiting
The 2022 GMQG Challenge Winners:
1st Place – Faye Jones
2nd Place – Barbara Sprout
3rd Place - Sybil Radius
Dana Blasi sitting in for Marilyn Hagopian, secretary, who was out sick!