October Quilt Mavens

      Quilt Mavens meets the 4th Monday and for October met at Janet's home.  Here is some show and tell.  Jan was sewing the binding on a baby quilt.

Vickie was working on her English paper pieced hexagons.  She joked that this quilt would be her one month old granddaughter's wedding quilt.

 Jean was working on her smaller hexagons.  
Because of holidays in November and December, Quilt Mavens will not meet again until January.

Private Quilt Tour Opportunity

Lillian L. shared this upcoming opportunity of The American Sewing Guild :  
Moonlight Stitchers neighborhood group

    A private quilt tour at the Lexington County Museum (on HWY 378 in Lexington) will be given to our group beginning at 4:00 on Monday, Nov 18th.    The tour will last about 1 1/2 hours. Admission is free (in return for publicity for the museum !!!!   PLEASE BRING any friends or family that are not ASG members.   After the tour we will have dinner at Stephano's Italian Restaurant.

Bonnie Hunter Weekend

     Friday night was a fabulous special meeting of GCQ for guest Bonnie Hunter.
  We had a great crowd with about 41 visitors.
  Bonnie gave a trunk show with many of her quilts from her String Fling book.  She used the quilt behind her to explain her scrap user system.
This is the "Scrappy Trips" quilt for the workshop on Saturday.  You can get her free pattern from her blog at http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/scrappy-trips-around-world.html .

From the chatting I think she inspired many to try more scrap quilts.  She creates such beautiful ones.

October Show and Tell

     October’s general meeting program was a special Show and Tell by members.  We were asked to show our first or an early quilt and also a current project.  We laughed at some of our learning experiences and enjoyed how far we have come.   I am posting some of the photos I took but I want to apologize for the quality.  Sorry for the mic in the middle of some.  I took photos from my seat.  We had so many participating and many were large and needed extra hands for showing so no one took the time to come to the side for better photos.  I missed many beautiful ones because my camera is slow and quilts were displayed in motion or too quickly.  With that said, I hope you enjoy these for the color and design even though not great photos. 

This is a recent quilt of Lari's.
Early from Ann A
 Recent from Ann A

The hand quilting on some early quilts was amazing like this one was from Annette P. 

 Betty K took 15 years to finish this special quilt 

Charlotte shared this bright tied poly/cotton early quilt.

This is one of Clara's in progress.

This early quilt from Dee is traditonal.

while this recent quilt is more expressive. 

Here is an early quilt from Francis

and here is a recent original design for her son. 

Bev B shared this unusual English paper-pieced quilt.

This was Lynne' first.

She has learned a lot in 6 years and now loves paper-piecing like this.

This is an early quilt from Wilma.

Kathy Y shared this early quilt 

 and this quilt in progress.

I don't remember who shared these next quilts.  If you know or if I have one identified wrong,  email me and I can correctly identify them.  

Thanks, Linda S. identified this last quilt as hers.

October Day Bee

     October Day Bee met at Deb's home today, Oct. 8th.  Deb a served wonderful warm fruit crumble along with other tasty snacks.  There was a good crowd of friends. I was hand sewing binding on a doll quilt;  Charlotte was knitting a baby cap.  Jane worked some on hand stitching a Halloween spider web and also  shared a rail fence quilt she is working on.

Lynne loves to paper-piece and has found a free computer program for her to design her own patterns.  Check out "Quilt Assistant"   http://quiltassistant.com/ .  It looks very interesting.

We all enjoyed visiting.  Next month Day Bee will meet at Jean's.

October Schedule of Events

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

October 8 th   9:30 AM                          Day Bee               2nd Tuesday  
Meets at the home of Deb M

October 15 th   9:30 AM                            Regular Meeting
 at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church                                     3rd Tuesday
 530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia
 FELLOWSHIP HALL   Bring in your first quilt and your last quilt to show                     

October 22nd  9:30 AM           Comfort Quilts Sew Day      4th Tuesday
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church   in SS classroom

October 25th, 7:30 p.m.  Friday
Special Night, Special Guest -- Welcome Back Bonnie 
Bonnie Hunter will present her lecture/trunk show "Scraps & Shirttails," also incorporating quilts from her new book, "String Fling--Scrappy, Happy and Loving It."
For $5 at the door guests are welcome. This event will be at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church.

October 28th   7:00 PM                   Quilt Mavens                 4th Monday
Meets at the home of Janet S

October 29th  9:30 AM         Fifth Wheels Road Trip          5th Tuesday
Travel to 2 quilt shops in Augusta, GA

October 31st   7:00 PM                    Knight Bee
Meets at the home of Anita B                                            Last Thursday of month