May Schedule of Events

1st Tuesday, May 3rd 10:00 AM 
Board Meeting at Creative Sewing Machine Center

2nd Tuesday, May 10th 9:30 AM 
Day Bee meets at the home of Adele Hoadley
Potluck lunch afterwards

3rd Tuesday, May 17th AM
General Meeting 
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia
FELLOWSHIP HALL 
Trunk show from Dee and Wilma

4th Tuesday, May 24th 9:30 AM
Comfort Quilts Sew Day
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia
SS CLASSROOM

Last Thursday, May 26th 6:30 PM
Knight Bee meets in the home of Judy Twitty

5th Tuesday, May 31st 8:30 AM
Fifth Wheels
We'll be leaving church parking lot promptly 
for Charlotte and Gastonia

April Show and Tell

We had a great turnout for our April Show and Tell. Miley started us out with these two beauties. I don't know if she was thinking of fall when she made them but they make me want to snuggle under them come September. The second one was the result of our Kimberly Einmo workshop. Nice job Miley!

This is Judy, who is a new member. We can already see what kind of color palette she's into.

Ann brought in this hexagon quilt, which fit into the theme of the day quite nicely.

Jolene has finished her Elaine Quehl workshop quilt. Very nice colors!

JoAnn is one of our art quilters and it's always a joy to see the wonderful things she brings in.

It's just not a show and tell unless Sue brings in three quilts. She never lets us down and they are always beautiful. Thank you Sue.

How about a reversible quilt like this one from Nancy? A smart way to use a jelly roll quilt.

I believe these are both called Rail Fence, made by Patsy. Each one conveys a totally different mood.

Anita has been very busy this month. I can't decide which one I like the most.

And lastly, you would probably know this was made by Deb even if she weren't in the picture. Those soft colors give her away every time.

Thank you once again ladies for sharing all your talents this month!

April General Meeting -- Hexies

For our April program we focused on English paper pieced hexes. Various guild members, led by Jean showed off their expertise and creativity with a trunk show. Some were finished projects, some were works in progress, but all of them were unique and beautiful.

Clara started us off with this beauty that she won a blue ribbon for at the state fair.

Dorothy had quite a few items to share, including these three works in progress. The second is a fussy cut Lucy Boston and the third, a beautifully done millefiori quilt. Dorothy is definitely not afraid of a challenge.
 

This is me (Lari) showing one of my long term projects using EPP and hand appliqué.

Bev brought in these two finished quilts and a WIP that uses only rose fabrics for the hexagons. It is one of my favorites.

Ellen changed the pace with these two precious little pieces. . .

. . . while Sandra shared this spontaneous, ever growing piece of fun.

This was Dee's amazing Millefiori WIP which I really fell in love with. I definitely will start one of these one day. She was inspired by Willyne Hammerstein's book, Millefiori Quilts that's put out by the folks at Quiltmania. After the trunk show there were demos, and Dee was kind enough to show us how she makes her units.

JoAnn brought in these lively quilts, all of which had beautiful colors to enjoy.

Then Anita shared these quilts which were just as colorful and lovely.

And then finally Jean, who always has a hexagon quilt in progress, shared these three soft and sweet beauties.

This was one of my favorite programs this year. It's always nice to see all the talent in this guild. Thank you to all the ladies for bringing in their quilts, giving demos and inspiring all of us to get busy with some hexies.

QSC Raffle Quilt

Last month Joyce Greer showed this wonderful quilt that she has made with Judy Neimeyer's pattern, Vintage Compass. Ever wish you could have a quilt like this? Well Joyce has been generous enough to donate this quilt to Quilters of South Carolina and tickets are available from any board member of QSC. The proceeds will go towards their scholarship program.


And if you're interested in trying a Judy Neimeyer pattern or finishing one you've already started, take a look at Joyce's website oneloosethread.blogspot.com

April Schedule of Events

1st Tuesday, April 5th 10:00 AM 
Board Meeting at Creative Sewing Machine Center

2nd Tuesday, April 12th 9:30 AM 
Day Bee meets at the home of Dorothy Amis

3rd Tuesday, April 19th AM
General Meeting 
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia
FELLOWSHIP HALL 
Learn about English Paper Pieced Hexagons 

4th Tuesday, April 26th 9:30 AM
Comfort Quilts Sew Day
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia
SS CLASSROOM

Last Thursday, April 28th 6:30 PM
Knight Bee meets in the home of Dee Doebler