Devine Quilters invites you to an evening with Certified Judy Niemeyer instructor, Karen Conley. Karen will be presenting a lecture and trunk show during our meeting on Monday May 5, 2014 at 7:00. Social time begins at 6:30. Join us at Shandon Presbyterian Church on the corner of Woodrow and Devine Street in Columbia. I look forward to seeing many familiar faces.            

Joyce Greer- President of Devine Quilter

Edit: Social time begins at 6:00 and we have a demo scheduled for 6:30. Come early. We will adjourn at 9:00.                Joyce

April General Meeting

   We were well entertained at the April General Meeting by Cathy Miller, The Singer Quilter, and John Bunge.   The quilt in the background was part of one song where the name of each block was part of the lyrics.

Cathy also shared her amazing quilts, several of which were hand pieced hexies.  Check out this 1/4 inch hexie quilt.  Check out her website shown above for more of her wonderful quilts.

Following are a few photos from Show and Tell:
Carol showed 3 small quilts of 8 she is working on for women of her family.

Linda showed her Celtic Soltice from Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery.

Marilyn showed this round robin and is searching for names of ladies who participated years ago.  Recognize any part you did?  Let her know.

Marlene finished her large bag from the workshop a couple of months ago.

I showed my blue and white sampler where I practiced FMQ a different design on each block. 

April Schedule of Events

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

2nd Tuesday, April 8th 9:30 AM 
Day Bee meets at the home of Dorothy A.

3rd Tuesday, April 15th 9:30 AM 
General Meeting at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church, 
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia 
Spring is here and this month we will enjoy hearing Cathy Miller and John Bunge, the "Singing Quilters". They are from British Columbia and are singing their way across the US. Come and enjoy the music. 

4th Tuesday, April 22th 9:30 AM 
Comfort Quilts Sew Day at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
SS classroom

4th Monday, April 28th 7:00 PM 
Quilt Mavens meets at the home of Janet Shirley?????

Last Thursday of the Month, April 24th 7:00 PM 
Knight Bee meets at the home of Dee Doebler

5th Tuesday, April 29th  
Fifth Wheels Road Trip 

Jelly Roll Race

After the general meeting in March some of our members got together for an After-After to make jelly roll quilts. Turning it into a race made it a bit more exciting.

In second place was Linda S.

And the winner is . . . . Judy L. who finished in about 45 minutes! Here's Judy holding her finished quilt top with Jean M. helping her on the left. All finished tops will be donated to Comfort Quilts. If you would like to make a jelly roll quilt of your own you can find directions from Missouri Quilt Company on Youtube here.

March General Meeting

At the meeting today we had Sharon Cooper-Murray, otherwise known as "The Gullah Lady," from Johns Island, SC. Sharon had us entranced with her story telling ability, which she did in the gullah dialect and then translated for us.

Sharon also told us of her passion for preserving the art of rag quilting, which is becoming a dying artform. She brought a sample which we could all put some pieces into.

Sharon has also taken the craft further by making her own wonderful art pieces, a sample of which is shown below.