Friday, January 27, 2023

February Meeting Reminder


Date:  Saturday, February 4th, 2023

Time:  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:  St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1021 Hudson Rd, Greenville SC.  In the single-story building behind the main chapel.


January is flying by and February is almost here!!  I am looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

We have a full agenda and program for February, so if you are able, please arrive a little early, visit with quilting friends and we’ll be ready to start at 1 pm.


EQ8?  Our February program will be about how to use this computer design program to help design Modern Quilts, more details below.


Agenda for Meeting:

President Ava Moore – Welcome and Comments

            Welcome Guest and New Members

            Innova Longarm and Shows

Vice Presidents Anita Wilbur, Barbara Stroup, Amanda Stegen – Program updates

Treasurer Darleen Sanford – Dues for 2023

Secretary Dawn Holter – Photo reminder for Show and Share

Membership Jill Erickson (thanks for still welcoming everyone!)   

Philanthropy Duski Coleman and Cindy Lange

Library Ruth Freyer


QuiltCon 2023:

Meet up at the Charity Quilt at 3pm on Thursday…

Show and Share


Program:   If you are curious about what EQ8 can do and how you can use it to level up quilt designs, then this lecture is for you! 

Greenville MQG member Cheryl Brickey will demonstrate EQ8's abilities and how it can create modern designs by easily playing with scale, pattern, color, negative space, and more. The lecture will showcase a number of real-life quilts and demonstrate how they came to be through different EQ8 design iterations. This is the perfect lecture for quilters that want to see what EQ8 can do before purchasing the program. This is a demonstration lecture, not hands-on computer instruction, and attendees do not need a computer or EQ8 to enjoy the information.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Highlights from the January 7, 2023 Meeting

From our President:  Ava Moore

Ava started the meeting by introducing the newly elected Quilt Guild Board.


VP – Programs (Anita Wilbur, Barbara Stroup, Amanda Stegen)

Anita announced highlights for programs for the beginning of the year.

·         Today – Lewis Carl – Color Theory Presentation

·         February Meeting – Cheryl Brickey will present EQ8 Supercharge Designs

·         March Meeting – “QuiltCon 2023 Conversations”

o   Strategy, techniques learned, purchased items

o   QuiltCon reject quilts

·         April Meeting – Creative Sewing – Group sewing to work on quilt table runner with logo to be used to advertise/showcase Modern Quilt Guild at various venues

·         May – Philanthropy

o   Speaker from Julie Valentine Center (program through Greenville Hospital)

o   Speaker from Nurse Family Partnership (“Tummy Time Quilts”)


Treasurer – Darleen Sanford

            If your 2023 dues have not been paid by end of January you will receive a Paypal invoice


Secretary – Dawn Holter (nothing to report. – will be preparing Meeting Minutes)


Membership – Jill Erickson

Jill reported that we had 66 members at the end of 2022.

The net profits from the Christmas luncheon were $548 (the raffled items less the cost of the luncheon).

The deadline for the 2023 dues of $50 is March 4th if you want to be in the current directory.  Also if not paid by this time your name will be removed from the Modern Quilt Guild National Registry.  Once paid, membership cards can be printed from the National Website.


Philanthropy – Duski Coleman and Cindy Lange

Duski and Cindy shared info with regard to the two organizations we support through Philanthropy – Julie Valentine Center (Greenville Hospital) and Nurse Family Partnership.

Duski also shared how grateful the team was at Julie Valentine Center when she dropped off some donated quilts.

13 quilts were collected this month for the above charities.  Thank you!!


Social Media – Dagmar Theodore

Dagmar discussed our Facebook website and encouraged members to also post items of interest.


Library – Ruth Freyer

Ruth informed us that there were some new additions to our library.


Ava shared info with regard to QuiltCon 2023 to be held in Atlanta, GA, February 23 – 26, 2023.  QuiltCon will be held at the Atlanta Convention Center and fee is $15 per day (MQG members who registered early were able to get a free pass as part of their membership). 


Ava introduced Sandy Wolf from Foothills Piecemakers Quilt Guild.  There is a FPQG bus trip to QuiltCon on February 23, 2023.  Cost for trip is $32.  Bus will arrive at 6:30 a.m. in the WalMart parking lot on Pelham Rd; leaving at 6:45 a.m.  Scheduled to arrive at QuiltCon at 10:00 a.m. and departing at 3:30 p.m.  FPQG has authorization from WalMart that you can leave your car parked there day of bus trip.


QuiltCon accommodations can be found @


Faye Jones presented our former President, Sandy Helsel, with a phenomenal Guild Quilt.  Faye thanked Sandy for her extraordinary efforts in keeping the guild going and working to increase membership following COVID.


27 members and 13 guests attended.  9 new members joined.


Show and Share followed.



Program – Lewis Carl – Color Theory Presentation

Lewis is an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design Department at BJU.

Lewis started his program with a color wheel and showing us the three primary colors, secondary colors and the tertiary colors and the chromatic relationship. The lecture expanded on ways we perceive color.  At the end of the lecture Lewis passed out colored card stock for us to work on color schemes based on our learned knowledge.


Attached* is the slide show Lewis presented, so you can go back and explore the color theories he presented.


Our next meeting will be Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 1-3 pm at St. Giles Church, 1021 Hudson Road, Greenville, SC.


Dawn Holter, Secretary

*not on blog