January General Meeting

         At the January general meeting we listened to a presentation by Sandy Davis and learned some ideas for organizing our home and sewing space.  One important tip is that every thing does not need to be organized at once.  It can be accomplished an area at a time so maybe I can do it.  The best idea I saw was a system to “file” t-shirts or fabrics in your stash so that you can easily see what you have and pull one out.

      We had a great number of members participating in show and tell. 

Carol finished up a wedding gift with lots of quilting and bling.
 Cindy showed this table topper.
 Dorothy showed this tree shirt.

 This is Sandra's interpretation of a Lone Star quilt.
 Linda shared this BOM quilt.
Bonney finished this quilt for the VA Hospice unit.
 Jean made this "disappearing 4 patch" for a sick friend.

 Martha shared her very first quilt made a recently.
 New member Sue shared this lovely paper-pieced project.
 After Allie donated a quilt like this one, she had to make another for herself.
 Annette won a blue ribbon at the State Fair on this large quilt all hand quilted.
 Bonney made this for a gift.

I showed off this cute bunny wall-hanging that I adopted to finish ...
 and this quilt made of orphan blocks and scraps.

Teresa shared a couple of quilt samples to show members what we will be making at our March 18th After-after "Jelly Roll Race".  It should be fun.  Get your 40 WOF  2 1/2" strips and join the fun. 

Elizabeth VK

January Day Bee

    Day Bee met this morning with Charlotte. We always enjoy seeing her miniatures.  She said she had not made any recently because she has been busy knitting as she was today.
 Many others worked on their handwork project while we enjoyed refreshments brought by Jane.
Bev was working on a hexie quilt made of all rose fabrics.  She had a beautiful selection.

Jean was finishing the binding on a quilt for a friend.  It was all fall colored batiks.

Charlene was doing hand embroidery.

February's Day Bee will meet at Adele's in town home. Hope to see many of you then as well as next Tuesday for the general meeting. 
Elizabeth V K


Paducah Bus Trip April 23-27 2014

Only 1 more week left to sign up for the Greater Columbia Quilters bus trip to Paducah Ky, for the AQS show.  There are still a few seats left.  If you are interested, please contact Clara Fisher at 803-960-1375 or iamclara2@gmail.com for details. The price is $675 per person.

January Schedule of Events

Jan. 7th  10:00 AM                 Board Meeting           1st Tuesday
at Creative Sewing Machine Center                            

Jan. 14th 9:30 AM                      Day Bee                 2nd Tuesday
at the home of Charlotte K

Jan.21st 9:30 AM             General Meeting              3rd Tuesday
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church                                    
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia
FELLOWSHIP HALL  “Organizing”  Sandy Davis     
Come get some ideas for organizing your sewing room and home.     

 Jan. 27th 7:00PM                Quilt Mavens                 4th Monday      
at the home of Elizabeth K

Jan. 28th 9:30 AM        Comfort Quilts Sew Day      4th Tuesday
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church  in SS classroom       

Jan. 30th 7:00 PM            Knight Bee       Last Thurs. of the month   
at the home of Joyce G
February 2014-   Our speaker will describe the North Carolina’s Quilt Trail.

March 2014-      We will have a speaker from the Gullah Society.

Greater Columbia Quilt Guild along with Run Away Travels has put together a bus trip to the AQS Show in Paducah, KY for 2014.  The dates are Apr. 23-27 2014.  The bus will be leaving from Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church at 530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia.  
The cost, based on double occupancy is $675 per person staying at Ken Lake State Park.  This includes 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners plus snacks and drinks on the bus.  The bus will provide transportation to and from the show each day , plus a one time stop at Hancocks of Paducah.  There will be a van service for any that have to go early to participate in a class.
The cost does not include lunches, entrance fee to the show or any classes. In January, AQS will list classes on their website where you can obtain tickets and register for classes.
A deposit of $100 will secure your spot with final payment due Jan. 21 2014.
This is going to be a very exciting trip.  If you have always wanted to go and felt you could not get lodging then this is for you.  And what is more fun than a road trip with a bunch of your quilting buddies?
Any questions, please email or call Clara Fisher at iamclara2@gmail.com , 803-960-1375.  You may send your deposit check made out to Run Away Travels to Clara at 107 Clouser Dr. Irmo, Sc 29063.
Notification must be received:  60 days prior to event you receive a 100% refund, less your initial deposit.  Less than 60 days- 50%, 30 days or less- 0%.