November Events

November 6th   10:00 AM                     Board Meeting
at Creative Sewing Machine Center                                          1st Tuesday

November                                    NO    Day Bee                 2nd Tuesday
Because of Thanksgiving Holiday, the regular meeting takes this week.

November 13th   9:30 AM                     Regular Meeting
 at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church                                 2nd Tuesday
FELLOWSHIP HALL                 Art That Works lecture / trunk show  
presented by a Charleston Art Quilt group called, Art That Works!
Remember that this month’s General Meeting is on the SECOND Tuesday
of the month due to the holidays!!!!
November                                 NO  Quilt Mavens                  4th Monday

November 27th 9:30 AM      Sew Day for Comfort Quilts       4th Tuesday

November 29 th   7:00 PM                            Knight Bee
Meets at the home of Libby L                   Last Thursday of the Month
   ( This is a correction for the error on the first page of the newsletter)

Comfort Quilts Report

In October Mary made the last drop off of quilts.  She delivered:
                       9 quilts for PICU,
                      17 for NICU, 
                      10 for Oncology, 
                        8 for Killingsworth and 
                       10 pillowcases for the Ronald McDonald House

For the year our guild made and delivered a total of
                                     Quilts                            164
                                     Pillowcases                   21
                                     Knitted hats for NICU    26

Comfort Quilts Sew Day

    A lot was accomplished today for sew day.  About 7 tops that had been finished needed backing.  Backing were pieced. Here Clara is pressing one.

 Bonney had quilted a couple of adult quilts and here she is sewing on binding.  

Linda made a pile of pillowcases for Ronald McDonald House.
 All are welcome to come help or piece kits at home.

October Quilt Mavens Meeting

   Quilt Mavens met Monday night at Janet's.  We enjoyed a tour of her beautiful new home and the special quilts she had displayed around the house.  In the breakfast area she had this unusual old quilt mounted on the wall.

She said it was a $20 find on the back of a pick up truck. 

Our group had a surprise for her as an engagement present and housewarming gift. Members had pieced blocks from a variety of batiks.  Bonney assembled and quilted.

Jean was nearing completion of one of her hexagon quilts. 

Quilt Mavens will not meet in November or December.

October Show and Tell

     The Show and Tell is a favorite part of guild meetings.  Here are some projects shared by members at the October meeting.

 Liz made a scrap quilt and one from a printed panel for a child.
 The kite shapes on Jolene's quilt are 3D.

 This is Marty's quilt top from the Day Bee Mystery.

Sandra made a child's quilt from strips and guided the children in her church music and art camp to create with markers and alcohol.


Zorah had fun making fleece robes for her grandchildren.

Teresa made a special quilt from her father's shirts.

Deb made this quilt from Edtya Sitar's pattern. 

Answering the October Monthly Challenge

    Members who participated in the “Rest in Pieces” challenge shared a wonderful variety of blocks and projects. 





Liz M

Elizabeth K


Jody Raines for October Meeting

     Jody Raines from Inman presented a trunk show of her landscape quilts and thread paintings. She was awarded an artist grant to do works depicting scenic landscapes in the Spartanburg area.  She shared her work and some of her experiences with that. If you are familiar with the Spartanburg area, you may recognize some of these places.


Cleveland Park

Wofford College

Walnut Grove Plantation
After the program she shared some of her techniques in a workshop on Thread Painting.

Day Bee Mystery Revealed

   We had a great group for Day Bee this morning at Deb's home.  The special part was the reveal of the Mystery Quilt that members have been working on all year.  A few who are working on it were not able to bring it to show.  It is wonderful and interesting to see how different they are. 
     Bev was the only one who actually had her finished.  She made a bed runner and pillow of the extra HSTs.

Jean used scrappy batiks.

Lari used scrappy reproduction Civil War fabric.  Hers is really large but I only took a photo of part.

Deb used very soft colors.

I used all blues and added an applique border to make the design float. I was hoping for some quilting ideas and received several.

There was also show and tell of other projects.
Rosina was finishing the binding on a comfort quilt.

 Jan is working on an elegant fabric play castle for her granddaughter.
Kathy showed an adorable child's quilt.

Missy showed 3 bright small quilt tops and wanted some suggestions for quilting. 

Challenge for October 2012

            “Rest in Pieces”

         Here it is . . .  the very last challenge of the year!  Make a quilt, block or project that is inspired by two things – Halloween and paper-piecing.  You can either combine the two or just use one but let your creativity and your ideas run free!

Due at the October 2012 General Meeting.

Easy - make a block that screams!
Advanced – make an entire quilt with a Halloween or paper-pieced theme

There are a few sites on the internet for free paper-piecing patterns with a Halloween theme.  Check out: 

October Guild Events

October 9th   9:30 AM                            Day Bee                 2nd Tuesday
Meets at the home of Deb M
  If you are doing the mystery quilt, bring it to the meeting in whatever stage of completion you are.  It is so much fun to see how the same pattern turns out in many different fabric combinations.

October 16th   9:30 AM                           Regular Meeting
 at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church                                  3rd Tuesday
FELLOWSHIP HALL                Business – Election of New Officers
                                     And Jody Raines Trunk Show and Workshop
Jody Raines from Inman will do a trunk show of her landscape quilts and thread paintings. She has recently been awarded an artist grant to do works depicting scenic landscapes in the Spartanburg area so she will share some of her experiences with that. After the program she will be sharing some of her techniques in a workshop on Thread Painting. There are still openings for the workshop –

After Jody's program and a quick lunch, Jody will be giving a workshop on her thread painting techniques. We will be working on the goldfinch sample that was passed around during the meetings. If you did not get a supply list from the folder, let Lari know and she will email you a copy. If you want to order a turkey or roast beef sandwich from Firehouse Subs for $7, you may contact Lari. Otherwise, please bring a sack lunch from home so that we may get started as soon as possible. The cost of the workshop is $25 and there are still openings.

October 22nd    7:00 PM                        Quilt Mavens           4th Monday
Meets at the home of Janet S

October 23rd 9:30 AM      Sew Day for Comfort Quilts        4th Tuesday

October  25th   7:00 PM                            Knight Bee
Meets at the home of Anita B                         Last Thursday of the Month