About Us

The Guild purpose is to foster the art of quilting by providing educational programming and a nurturing atmosphere for quilt makers of all skill levels.  We hope that you will participate and share your love of quilting with us. 
Welcome to our guild's site! 

The Guild general meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 AM at the Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church, 530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC in FELLOWSHIP HALL with business and show & tell, then break for social time before a program.  

Benefits of membership include a monthly newsletter, membership list, and participation in guild activities. We have educational programs & workshops, Day Bee, Knight Bee, Comfort Quilt sew day, and road trips on 5th Tuesdays. Occasionally members may also participate in a quilt Challenge, Mystery Quilt & exchanges, After-after Class, and a Raffle Quilt.

The Board is the governing body of the Guild and is currently made up of 5 elected Officers, the Immediate Past President and 9 appointed Standing Committee Chairs.  The Guild operates under a fiscal year beginning on November 01 and ending on October 31. 


1st Tuesday   10:00 AM       Board Meeting    at Creative Sewing Machine Center


2nd Tuesday   9:30 AM             Day Bee        meets in a member’s home


3rd Tuesday    9:30 AM         General Meeting     Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church,    530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia                       FELLOWSHIP HALL               
                

4th Tuesday    9:30 AM         Comfort Quilts Sew Day    meets in the Fellowship SS room                

  
Last Thursday of the month   6:30 PM             Knight Bee     meets in a member’s home           
                       

Knight Bee

Linda from the Knight Bee was nice enough to forward some pictures from one of their recent meetings. Hopefully we'll get to see some of these beautiful projects at one of our general meetings. Keep us the creativity ladies!

Tamra

JoAnn

Joyce (on the left)

Liz

And last but not least, Anita.

QSC Challenge - Quilters Gone Wild

Karen Kirkland showed up at our general meeting today to display quilts from the QSC Challenge for 2016. The challenge was Quilters Gone Wild. It's always interesting to see how different artists interpret the theme and this challenge is no different. 

It was no surprise to find out that this one was Sandra's. The beautiful stitches gave it away and I had to get some close-ups of her wonderful work.

And of course, our resident paper piecer Lynne designed this one herself. I think that I'd like to go wild with her : )

This quilt is from Sandi Schadt. I really liked her use of batiks.

This one from Lillie Hucks just made me smile.

July Show and Tell

Vicki started us off this month with this beautiful scrap quilt.

I can't tell who this is but she has made a really cute pinwheel quilt : )

I couldn't stop taking close-ups of Clara's Christmas quilt, I just loved it so much. I sure hope that she visits the blog so she can see it here : )

This is a great lap quilt in autumn colors from Jane.

And lastly, here's one of my favorite people in the whole world, Carol, with her Pinwheel block exchange quilt.

July General Meeting -- Paige Alexander

We got a special visit this month from contemporary quilter Paige Alexander from upstate SC. Paige started out as a traditional quilter but her interest in modern quilting has grown with the vast information available on the web. She has a blog that documents her journey and growth as a modern quilter, QuiltedBlooms.com. Here are some of my favorite quilts from her presentation.

Well Rounded Single Girl was made for the Sewtopia/Hoffman fabric challenge It's from the pattern Free-Wheeling Single Girl by Denyse Schmidt.

After Dinner Mints, which is Paige's original design using the Quick Curve Ruler.

Around the Block, from the pattern Turnstile by Debbie Grifka.

Sew Charmed is modified from Big Charming by Denyse Schmidt.

Clementine Daisy, from the tutorial by Debbie Grifka.

Outlined Plus, designed and made by Paige's friend, Cheryl Brickey. Next to it is the mini version made by Paige. Pattern is available at MeadowMistDesigns.blogspot.com
Witco's Daisies was made for the EZ Quilting Triangle Challenge for QuiltCon West 2016. The design is inspired by artwork of Donna Mibus where she recreated 1960's Tiki style art.              

Barcelona was made for the MQG Michael Miller Glitz fabric challenge and was juried into QuiltCon West 2016. It was also inspired by the artwork of Donna Mibus. The curved frame of Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair inspired the quilt title.

Positively Transparent was juried and displayed atQuiltCon West 2016 in the Small Quilts category. It was also included in issue #5 of Simply Moderne (the new quilt magazine put out by France's QuiltMania) in an article about QuiltCon West.

 The Greatest Gift was adapted from a pattern from Stephanie Serrano of Venus de Hilo.

July General Meeting -- Paige Alexander

We got a special visit this month from contemporary quilter Paige Alexander from upstate SC. Paige started out as a traditional quilter but her interest in modern quilting has grown with the vast information available on the web. She has a blog that documents her journey and growth as a modern quilter. QuiltedBlooms.com. Here are some of my favorite quilts from her presentation.

Well Rounded Single Girl was made for the Sewtopia/Hoffman fabric challenge It's from the pattern Free-Wheeling Single Girl by Denyse Schmidt.

After Dinner Mints, which is Paige's original design using the Quick Curve Ruler.

Around the Block, from the pattern Turnstile by Debbie Grifka.

Sew Charmed is modified from Big Charming by Denyse Schmidt.

Clementine Daisy, from the tutorial by Debbie Grifka.

Outlined Plus, designed and made by Paige's friend, Cheryl Brickey. Next to it is the mini version made by Paige. Pattern is available at MeadowMistDesigns.blogspot.com
Witco's Daisies was made for the EZ Quilting Triangle Challenge for QuiltCon West 2016. The design is inspired by artwork of Donna Mibus where she recreated 1960's Tiki style art.              

Barcelona was made for the MQG Michael Miller Glitz fabric challenge and was juried into QuiltCon West 2016. It was also inspired by the artwork of Donna Mibus. The curved frame of Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair inspired the quilt title.

Positively Transparent was juried and displayed atQuiltCon West 2016 in the Small Quilts category. It was also included in issue #5 of Simply Moderne (the new quilt magazine put out by France's QuiltMania) in an article about QuiltCon West.

 The Greatest Gift was adapted from a pattern from Stephanie Serrano of Venus de Hilo.

July Schedule of Events

1st Tuesday, July 5th 10:00 AM 
Board Meeting at Creative Sewing Machine Center

2nd Tuesday, July 12th 9:30 AM 
Day Bee meets at the home of Jean Mandeville

3rd Tuesday, July 19th 10:30AM
General Meeting 
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia
Fellowship Hall
Paige Alexander with Modern Quilts
QSC--Quilters Gone Wild Challenge

4th Tuesday, July 26th 10:30 AM
No Comfort Quilts Sew Day this month

Last Thursday, July 28th 6:30 PM
Knight Bee meets in the home of Linda Dean