No December Social and new blog address

Just a quick note in case you did not get the update to the post from earlier today.  There will not be a December Social this month after all.

Here is the new blog address:  http://www.greenvillemodernquiltguild.blogspot.com  Make sure you sign up for the updates via email on this new site.

Again, happy holidays and we’ll see you next year!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at greenvillemodernquiltguild@gmail.com or spinningsheep@gmail.com

Thank you,

Brenda

Recap of the November 8th meeting and December Social (sorry, no social in December)

In November our meeting was focused on simple sewing and quilting gifts for the holidays.  We had tote bags, pillow covers and stockings.  Here is a picture of Debby West and the beautiful stockings she made for her grandchildren.

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We also had two people that brought ornaments to swap. Take a look at the snowflake ornaments.  One crocheted and one tatted.

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 A few things to note, Brooke one of the Co-Secretaries has stepped down, Pam has stepped down as Treasurer and Brenda, the President and Founder of this group is stepping down at the end of the year from the President’s position.  Cheryl the Vice President will begin leading the group and there are exciting things to come!  To keep our current blog for historical purposes it will still be active, however you’ll need to start following a new blog:  http://www.greenvillemodernquiltguild.blogspot.com  Make sure you sign up for the updates via email on this new site.

We will be having our (hopefully) annual December social on December 13th. It will be great fun to hang out with other quilters and talk about the fun and exciting upcoming year!

When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at noon

Where: On the Border (74 Beacon Dr., Greenville, SC 29615)

Please RSVP to Cheryl Brickey at cheryljbrickey (at) gmail (dot) com to get an accurate count or reply to the December social post over on the new website (not on this website). http://www.greenvillemodernquiltguild.blogspot.com.

There will not be a December social.  Enjoy the holidays and we hope to see you January 2015.

Reminder – November 8th Meeting

November’s meeting will be at Bernina this coming Saturday the 8th from 1-3 pm.

At this meeting, we are going to have a fun ornament exchange.  If you would like to participate simply bring in a handmade ornament.  Any ornament at all, preferably one that contains fabric.

Our topic for the November meeting is simple sewing and quilting gifts for the holidays.  If you have any ideas please them to show the group.  You do not have to do a demo, you can just talk through the process.  Last year we had some wonderful gifts shown such as scarves, hot plates, and fabric Christmas trees.  You can also show or describe how you made your swap ornament.

See you Saturday!

Recap of October 11th Meeting

Our October 11th meeting focused on a half square triangle (HST) program.

We had a great number of show and shares, both regular and HST quilts.  We then discussed over 7 different ways to make HST and then different tips and notions to make the marking, sewing, and trimming of HST easier and quicker.  Here are some of the wonderful show and shares:

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For the November 8th meeting:

We are going to have a fun ornament exchange.  If you would like to participate simply bring in a handmade ornament.  Any ornament at all, preferably one that contains fabric.

Our topic for the November meeting is simple sewing and quilting gifts for the holidays.  If you have any ideas please them to show the group.  You do not have to do a demo, you can just talk through the process.  Last year we had some wonderful gifts shown such as scarves, hot plates, and fabric Christmas trees.  You can also show or describe how you made your swap ornament.

See you then!

Reminder – October 11th Meeting

October’s meeting will be at Bernina this coming Saturday the 11th of October from 1-3.

This month’s topic will be Half Square Triangles (HST) presented by Cheryl Brickey. We are going to be discussing many different sewing methods, notions, and techniques to get more accurate and quicker HST.

In addition to the normal show and share, please bring any quilts you have made using HST and any favorite notions you use in making HST.

See you next Saturday!

Recap of the September 13th, 2014 meeting

Our September meeting’s program was focused on favorite notions or tools for quilting with an emphasis on notions that were not originally developed for sewing applications.

We had wonderful participation with most members bringing one or many different tools to show and discuss. We saw everything from marking pens, rulers, ways to test and catalog different quilting styles and machine settings, fabric storage ideas, carrying cases, and scissors. While a good number of the notions were purchased in a sewing or quilting store, many of the notions came from non-sewing stores such as hardware stores and general stores like Target. It was a lot of fun to learn about all of the different tools and find out new uses for some notions not typically associated with quilting or sewing.

We also had a great show and share with Patrice, Debby, and Cheryl showing quilts and a needlebook.

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Thank you all who came to the September meeting, especially those who brought notions to share!  We will see you in October for a program on half square triangles.

September meeting: the 13th from 1-3

Just your reminder that this month’s meeting will be at Bernina this coming Saturday the 13th of September from 1-3. We are sorry the last few months have all been in varying spots. This was due to the unavailability of our usual time at Bernina for one month followed by our semi-annual library sewing Saturday meeting. We make sure to update you via the blog regarding our meeting times and places so as long as you check this space out you are sure to be good to go!
This month’s topic is your favorite sewing tool. We are looking for lots of group input on this one so be sure to bring your favorite sewing tool or accessory and tell us all about it! Hoping we all go home with some fun ideas for new tools to use! Also we are especially wanting to know if you have a non-quilting related accessory- like something you found at the hardware store, for example!
See you all on Saturday!