August Show and Tell

Dee and Anita shared the results of a workshop that they took together. Below are some close ups of their beautiful efforts.

Dee also showed this fun, bright kids quilt. 

Debby made specialty purses for the bride and bridesmaids at a recent wedding.

 Jolene brought in this wonderful log cabin quilt as well as the fan quilt below.

This Dora the Explorer child's quilt is by Elizabeth.

Suzan has made these two beauties, a string quilt and an interesting pattern using squares.

I love, love, love this one by Allie. It reminds me of a Kim Diehl pattern but I could be wrong.

Missy has finished her quilt from our Kimberly Einmo workshop. I believe she's the first to finish hers.

Sue never disappoints and this month she's into bright colors with a cute star quilt and her block swap quilt from the Day Bee.

August General Meeting -- Orphan Blocks

Well we had a fine time in August, enjoying a trunk show from Ellen Calloway, who has quite a knack for giving new life to her treasure of found and inherited  blocks. Many times it was hard to pick out which were the old blocks and which were the new. Here are just a sampling of the many quilts that she shared with us.

Here are some of the orphan blocks that members have donated for comfort quilts. Maybe that will be the next challenge for someone in the guild.

GCQ Comfort Quilt Raffle

All proceeds go toward purchase of fabric for Comfort Quilts for
Palmetto Richland Health Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
 Children's Oncology Unit 
and community service organizations. 

Tickets are &1.00 each
You do not have to be present to win
Drawing date: October 20, 2015
For more information or to purchase tickets 
please contact Mary at 803-749-3982 or email her at

August Schedule of Events

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

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

2nd Tuesday, August 11th 9:30 AM 
Day Bee meets at the home of Lynne Schwarz

3rd TuesdayAugust 18th 9:30 AM 
General Meeting at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia
Orphan Blocks

4th Monday, August 24th 1:30 PM
Quilt Mavens meets in the home of Rosina Stephenson

4th Tuesday, August 25th 9:30 AM
Comfort Quilts Sew Day is CANCELLED
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia 

Last Thursday, August 27th 6:30 PM
Knight Bee meets in the home of yet TBD