January Schedule of Events

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

1st Thursday, November 6th 
Sit 'n Sew cancelled due to holiday

2nd Tuesday, January 13th 9:30 AM 
Day Bee meets at the home of Charlotte Krause

3rd TuesdayJanuary 20th 9:30 AM - change of location
General Meeting at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church
1000 B Avenue, West Columbia, 29169
Aby Dolinger Trunk Show

4th Monday, January 26th 1:30 PM
Quilt Mavens meets in the home of Rosina Stephenson

4th Tuesday, January  27th 9:30 AM
Comfort Quilts Sew Day 
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia 

Last Thursday of month, January 29th -7:00 PM
Knight Bee meets at the home of Joyce Greer

December Show and Tell

We had a great turnout for our show and tell this month starting with Marlene who made a sports quilt out of Dallas Cowboys fabric.

Judy has been busy making pillowcases.

Jan showed this beautiful contemporary quilt.

Betty Jean shared a star quilt where the stars represented each month of the year.

Sue as always had a couple of quilts to share.

Zohra showed a picture of her completed wallhanging that she made for her son. I couldn't resist taking another picture of her beautiful vest that her daughter had made for her.

Lynne shared her new project - shoe collage - where she used a Star Wars theme.

And finally, Carol and Elizabeth both shared favorite pincushions in their collections.

December General Meeting

If it's December it must be potluck time. As usual we had our Holiday Potluck where we got to do a lot of my second favorite thing in the world (after quilting of course). Our members didn't disappoint this year - there were plenty of things to satisfy the soul and plenty more to feel guilty about. I believe that a good time was had by all.

Afterwards we had a handmade pincushion exchange. Below are some of the creative efforts offered by the members.

December Schedule of Events

1st Tuesday, December 2nd 10:00 AM
Board Meeting at Creative Sewing Machine Center

1st Thursday, December 4th 
Sit 'n Sew cancelled due to holiday

2nd Tuesday, December 9th 10:30 AM No Day Bee 
General Meeting at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia
Holiday Brunch

4th Monday No Quilt Mavens

4th Tuesday No Comfort Quilts Sew Day 

Special Thursday December 18th - 5:30 PM
Knight Bee meets at Tombo Grille on Forest Drive.

November Show and Tell

Here are some of the beautiful quilts that were shared this month. Lynne shared her paper pieced Pixar characters quilt. This one was such a big hit that I had to get a close up.

Jan shared a small quilt top that I believe was destined to be a gift for Christmas.

Deb finished these two beauties.

Clara picked a very cheerful design for this quilt.

Betty Jean finished a signature quilt.

Our new president Missy showed us her version of Elf on the Shelf for her children.

This strawberry quilt was made by Marlene.

And finally, Elizabeth has made this beautiful Bonnie Hunter design.

Thank you ladies for sharing your talents this month.

November General Meeting/Sharon Golden

Sharon Golden shared her pincushion collection with the guild this month. She had quite a collection as you can see, from old to new and from traditional to quirky. She explained what made some of the pin cushions unique and also about the different fillings some were stuffed with. Afterward, Sandra did an after-after where she challenged us to make a handmade pin cushion to trade in the December Christmas exchange.

Pincushion Info from November Meeting

Sandra has sent in this information for those of you who want to participate in the pincushion exchange for December's meeting. These are sources to help you out.

www.tipjunkie.com.  Crafts & DIY.  21 darling patterns to sew

Craftsy.    Free patterns.   PIN pillow

www.u-createcrafts.com  Search 13 pincushion tutorials

www.nordicneedle.net.   Biscornu

November Schedule of Events

1st Tuesday, November 4th 10:00 AM
Board Meeting at Creative Sewing Machine Center

1st Thursday, November 6th doors open 9:30 to 5:00 
Sit 'n Sew at Creative Sewing Machine Center

2nd Tuesday, November 11th 9:30 AM 
Day Bee meets at the home of Sandra Baker

3rd TuesdayNovember 18th 9:30 AM 
General Meeting at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia 
Sharon Golden presents Pincushions
After-after: more info on making pincushions

3rd Thursday, November 20th - Date change this month
Knight Bee meets at the home of Margaret Caughman 

4th Monday, November 24th 
Quilt Mavens - No meeting this month

4th Tuesday, November 25th 
Comfort Quilts Sew Day - No meeting this month 
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia 

State Fair Time

This year, as usual, GCQ was well represented at the State Fair. Here is a sampling of some of quilts from our members. I know that I missed some. If you had a quilt in the fair and you have a picture, send it to me and I'll make sure that it gets included here with the others.

This quilt by Lynne, our president, was one of my favorites. And even though it didn't win a ribbon, it was hung in a special place where you could see the entire quilt. There's lots of added details in this one so I hope you got a chance to see it. 

Here's a gamecock quilt by Annette with a blue ribbon on it.

 Liz's scrap quilt won a red ribbon. This is one that I wished was hung unfolded so I could see the whole pattern. Oh well.

Zohra's wall quilt won a blue ribbon.

The next two are by Clara. The first one was moved to a less unfortunate spot, thank goodness. 

The jars quilt on the left is also by Clara and the right one is one of Elizabeth's quilts. Both have blue ribbons as well as Clara's hexagon quilt above.

In the fine art section there were the following members' quilts:

Sandra finished her wall quilt in time for the fair.
Paula, one of our newer members, was also juried in.

JoAnne had two of her lovely pieces in the fair this year.

The big winner in the fine arts division was Zohra, one of our most creative members in my opinion. She was the recipient of a Fine Art Merit Award for Amateurs. Zohra has wonderful hand stitching skills as well as an interest in other media. She brings her Indian culture into her work to give a fresh and unique perspective that I always enjoy seeing. Congratulations Zohra!


October's Show and Tell

We'll start with two from Jean. The first is her beautiful version of our mystery quilt that was done in Day Bee. The second was a UFO, I believe.

The next two are from Dorothy. I had to get a close up of the sweet hand embroidery on this first one.

Annette showed her USC quilt from the State Fair.

Zohra showed a piece she is working on for her son.

JoAnn shared another art piece, complete with her signature beading.

Linda brought a Halloween table runner to share.

Martha brought in her first attempt at machine quilting. She should look happy -- it was wonderful!

Bonney had another beautiful batik quilt to share.

We had a visitor, Suzan, who brought in this wonderful string quilt. You do not have to bring in a quilt to visit us, but we do love it when you do!

Margaret did some shibori dyeing at the QSC Fall Retreat at White Oak and these are some of her results.

It amazes me that Sue always has one or two quilts to bring in every month it seems. This month was no exception with Sue sharing this sampler quilt.

Sandra shared her intended entry into the juried fine arts section of the State Fair. Unfortunately, she accidentally missed the maximum length by ten inches. We've all been there, haven't we ladies? As you can see from the close up, it was the show's loss.

Carol has been super busy lately. Here's her winter wallhanging with some sweet machine embroidery.

A pretty jelly roll race quilt.

And last but not least, Carol has been working on these Edyta Sitar blocks as wallhangings for her relatives. Each one is lovelier than the last. And she was lucky enough to have her granddaughter present to help her show her creations. I just LOVE these!