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.  Crafts & DIY.  21 darling patterns to sew

Craftsy.    Free patterns.   PIN pillow  Search 13 pincushion tutorials   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!