Zentangles for February Program

February 21st    Zentangles!!!   Joni Fedderson is coming to our meeting and going to give a lecture with a workshop on the “mesmerizing and addictive” art of Zentangle.   The workshop is $25, which includes a supply kit.  If you are not taking the workshop, please bring a 01 Sakura micron pen and a clip board if you have one (the pen can be purchased at AC Moore for $2.99) Again, don’t worry about bringing a pen if you have signed up for the workshop. One will be included in your kit.

If you are also interested in staying at the church immediately after the Program for lunch, we will be ordering boxed lunches from Subway.  They are $6 and you get your choice of Turkey, Ham or Roast Beef.  Each lunch includes a 6” sub, chips and a cookie.  Drinks will be provided.  If not, then please bring your own lunch or go to one of the many places nearby, but please allow only 30-45 minutes.
Please call or email Lynne if you have not already signed up for the workshop or wish to order a lunch.

Charity Sew Day

     Fourth Tuesday of each month is charity sew day in the small room.  We had at least 12 members working and 8 stayed for lunch of soup made by Mary and more goodies brought by other members.  We got a lot of work done.  Here are some of the finished quilts that were turned in today.

Clara is our champion chainpiecer.  Here is some of her work.

Quilt Mavens Meeting

  Quilt Mavens are wonderful people.  We have gathered through the fog at Elizabeth's home.  12 in attendance. Mary showed her christening gown for granddaughter Zoey.  Elizabeth showed her Lego blocks.  Sallie showed her quilting related Christmas presents.  Carol showed her midget blocks.  Rosina is sewing on binding.  Jean is sewing hexagons.
We also enjoyed snacks.  I (Elizabeth) made Stack 'n Whack cookies. 
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Challenge for February 2012

  Play On Words or Oxymoron Quilt

     Using any play on words or oxymoron, create a quilt that represents your words.  For example, “Swine Flu” can be a quilt with pigs in airplanes.  Other examples are “Family Values” (gold bars dressed as dad, mom, and kids with little silver dogs and cats), “Airline Food” (can be vegetables dressed up in flying outfits or a big hamburger plane), “Adult Children”, “Fuzzy Logic” etc. 

           Due at the General Meeting in February 2012.

Easy - make a block that “knocks our block off”!
Advanced - make an entire quilt that “blows our mind”!

January General Meeting and Program

     The fiber art group Fringe Sisters presented a trunk show for the Jan. general meeting.  Here a couple of guild members are enjoying the result of a group challenge to depict a woman’s form.

Another of their group projects combined with 2 upstate fiber art groups (Thread Heads and the Focus Fiber Arts Group) was “The Everchanging River”. 

The monthly challenge for January was to create an apron or kitchen themed block.  There were several traditional aprons and a couple of quilt blocks with aprons.   One unusual apron was pieced and quilted by Allie.

The miniature queen made an apron about 1 ½”, but I did not get a photo of it.

I only took a few photos so here they are.  For show & tell Anita showed a memory quilt she made for a mother from the child’s clothing, not just t-shirts. 

This quilt was made during a workshop at the Richland County Public Library when they hosted the ladies of Gees Bend.  This Feb. 4th they will have a workshop on string pieced blocks.  Participants will make a 12 inch string pieced quilt block with a heart theme to take home, hear about the thrifty tradition of string piecing and see a brief slide show of some beautiful string pieced quilts. Basic sewing skills required. To register call 929-3457.

Upcoming Programs

Make your plans to attend these exciting programs and workshops.

   January 17th    The Fringe Sisters are coming!  We are lucky to have such talented ladies in our Guild and they have graciously agreed to put on a trunk show for us!  

     February 21st    Zentagles!!!  We are very lucky to have a South Carolina certified Zentangle teacher, Joni Fedderson, come to our meeting and give a lecture with a workshop to follow on the “mesmerizing and addictive” art of Zentangle.    
      The workshop is $25, which includes a supply kit.  If not taking the workshop, please bring a 01 Sakura micron pen and a clip board if you have one (the pen can be purchased at AC Moore for $2.99) 
      Please call or email Lynne ( or gcquilters@gmail.com)  if you have not already signed up for the workshop.

March 20 & 21st   Judy Lilly- A quilt teacher from Myrtle Beach is coming and you don’t want to miss out on learning new techniques for art quilts and some thread painting.  She will give a lecture and show at the General Meeting on the 20th and then a workshop the next day (the 21st) at Creative Sewing from 9am-3pm.   
The workshop price is $40 with a pattern purchase of $8 (you can choose between the seascape or a mountain scene).  Please sign up at the next meeting! Or of course, call or email Lynne!