Meetings and Activities 2021

Our guild typically meets on the first Saturday of the month (except in July, the second Sat.) from 1-3 p.m. at St. Giles Church, Fellowship Hall, 1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville, SC 29615.  During Covid, however, we have been meeting virtually via Zoom.  

Please sign up by email (under "Follow by Email" on the upper right-hand side of the blog) to be kept informed of upcoming meetings.  We love visitors and new members - please email us at should you wish to attend!



Jan –         Johnnie McKenzie –“Inspirations”

Feb –        Travis Stewart – Men in Quilting

March –    Favorite Books

April –      1. Modern Quilt Guild Admin – tour of MQG Website; 
                2. Maria Shell – Virtual Lecture + Workshop

May 1 –     1. Gee's Bend Lecture – via Zoom - Faye Jones, Rita Sassone & Anne Larkin
               2. Annual Challenge Announcement:  From Rita Sassone, "I recently heard this quote, which I think is important to share with my fellow quilters:  'You have to go by instinct and you have to be brave.'  This is my challenge to you all!  After experiencing Maria Shell's workshop and hearing about the Quilters of Gee's Bend, your task is to create an improv quilt (top, batting, back, quilted and bound) no smaller than 16" x 16" nor larger than 20" x 20" (doesn't need to be square) to showcase all you have learned.  Be sure to add a label on the back to identify yourself.  Remember, be bold and be brave!  Can't wait to see your creations in October!"*

June 5  –    Karen Eckmeier – Workshop via Zoom before meeting – Color, Twists and Leaves, 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
                Membership Meeting Lecture - Wiggles and Waves, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Virtual Meeting via Zoom.

July 10 –    Janelle Schwartz, a Certified "Scrappy Appliqué teacher will take the place of Katie Lewis.  See Upcoming Meetings for further details.  Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Aug. 7 –     Timna Tarr – Lecture via Zoom; Membership hybrid - in person or via Zoom.

Sept. 4 –     Cheryl Brickey will share her newly published Just One Charm Pack Quilts book with Member Trunk Show of two versions of 17 quilts (for a total of 34) from the book.  Cheryl in person; Membership hybrid - in person or via Zoom.

Oct. 2 –      Annual Challenge Reveal:  'Gee's Bend Quilts' Improv Quilt, Hybrid - *This meeting will be in person and/or via Zoom.  For those who participate in the Challenge who are unable to attend the live meeting, prior to the deadline and no later than Friday, Oct. 1st, you can either 
1) make arrangements to drop off your quilt with Faye Jones or Dana Blasi, or 
2) have your quilt picked up by Dana or Dagmar Theodore, and 
3) we will be happy to submit it for judging and show your quilt at the meeting on your behalf.  

Challenge Quilt Reveal:  Saturday, October 2nd.  In any case, we ask that all participants please remember to send a good photo of your creation to Susan Rink so we can provide Zoom attendees with clear visuals of all the submitted quilts.     

Nov. 6 –     Debbie Grifka - Lecture & Workshop - details forthcoming

Dec. 4 –      Christmas Luncheon and Auction

**This calendar is tentative and may be subject to change due to COVID**


  1. This is an incredible list of happenings! Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into these events. I am so excited to become a part of this.

  2. Hoping to drop in to a winter meeting when I visit in Pendleton. Barbara from Ma.