Meetings are held on the Second Saturday morning of each month followed by a class or workshop that afternoon at the same location which is:
Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church
5931 Murray Drive, Hanahan, SC 29410
May Meeting Information from Julie Sander
Thanks to Martha Ferguson, our resident “Gadget Gal” for her presentation of the many tools and innovative ideas that she shared! I really learned a lot!
As a reminder, our May meeting will be shortened due to a later start than usual. We can sleep in a little on May 14th, because we won’t be able to get into our meeting room until 10:30 AM. Please note this on your calendar! You don’t want to show up to the meeting room an hour and a half early! But the great news is that Karen Kendo will be teaching our Quilters Day Out “No More Triangle Terror!” in the afternoon. I look so forward to learning tips and tricks from Karen on sewing triangles.
In June, we will have our first in-person out of town speaker in ages – Candace Hassen who is coming to present her trunk show entitled “Inspiration,” and in the afternoon, she will teach her class entitled “Sonja’s Windows!” Ms. Hassen is one of the guest speakers who is currently taping new episodes of “The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims!” We are so excited to have Ms. Hassen come to teach us in June! We still have a few slots left in the class. The fee is $45 including the pattern. (Please get in touch with me through the website CONTACT US PAGE to sign up for the class! You can pay your $45 class fee at our May meeting or mail the fee to me at: 2643 River Bluff Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466.)
In September, Donna Davis will be visiting the guild to present a trunk show and teach an applique class in the afternoon. We are waiting for photos and information on her class which I will share with you as soon as I receive them!
Plans for our Veterans Day focused meeting in November are in the works now. We are working on plans for a Quilt of Valor program in the morning and an afternoon sew day making Quilts of Valor.
The Program Committee had an excellent and productive meeting this evening (Tuesday, April 19th). In reference to the July, August, and October meetings, the committee has plans in the works for all these meetings but will wait to announce the schedule once the speakers are confirmed. We are really excited about what we have planned!
Thanks for your support and being part of our guild!
Julie Sander, Vice President
April Meeting Information from Julie Sander
Doors open at 9:00 am and the meeting begins at 9:30 am
Thanks to Jeanne Pederson for her excellent “Quilt Soup” trunk show and afternoon workshop. Jeanne’s quilts were inspiring, and the workshop was tons of fun and resulted in the design of many quilts that will be pieced, quilted, and donated to charity.
I know everyone enjoyed our Quilt Show this past month!
Our own Gadget Gal, Martha Ferguson, will be presenting at our April meeting! I can’t wait to see all the tools and gadgets Martha has to show! The afternoon workshop will be focused on Beginning Quilting and will be led by Linda Ambrose and Barb Troeger. Plan to stay and sew with us and invite any new quilters to join us!
Our May program is being planned now, and we will be having an afternoon sewing day that day (instead of the Quilter’s Day Out as previously planned). Keep an eye out for an email with further information.
In June, we will have our first in-person out of town speaker in ages – Candace Hassen who is coming to present her trunk show entitled “Inspiration,” and in the afternoon, she will teach her class entitled “Sonja’s Windows!” Ms. Hassen is one of the guest speakers who are currently taping new episodes of “The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims!” We are so excited to have Ms. Hassen come to teach us in June! Please contact Julie Sander to sign up for the class ($45 including the $7 pattern). I’ve been getting emails from people signing up for the class, and I look forward to hearing from more members! This is going to be a fun class. (email me on the CONTACT US website page to sign up for the class!) Please plan to pay your class fees at our April meeting or mail the fee to me at: 2643 River Bluff Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466.
More programs are in the planning stage with information to follow soon! Thanks for your support and involvement in our programs!
Julie Sander, Vice President
February 2022 President’s Message
What a fun time we had at our January meeting! We had such a great turnout of our members, new members, and guests. It was a wonderful way to start the new year.
We are really looking forward to our February program and workshop with Jeanne Pederson’s “Quilt Soup” trunk show and afternoon workshop. We have collected lots of orphan blocks for the workshop during which Jeanne will guide us in designing quilts that will later be sewn into quilts for charity. But we still need more orphan blocks! Those blocks that are collecting dust in your sewing room might just be the perfect ones to finish off a fun design. And don’t forget, we’ll be having soup for lunch. Bring your own drinks and bring whatever crackers or bread you like to have with soup!
No meeting in March due to the Quilt Show!
Our April meeting will be focused on Beginning Quilting. Our very own “Gadget Gal” Martha Ferguson will be presenting the program showing us all the latest tools, and the afternoon Beginning Quilting workshop will be lead by Linda Ambrose and Barb Troeger. Plan to stay and sew with us!
Our May program is to be announced, but the afternoon workshop will be a Quilters Day Out lead by Karen Kendo entitled “No More Triangle Terror!” I look so forward to learning tips and tricks from Karen!
In June, we will have our first in-person out of town speaker in ages – Candace Hassen is coming to present her trunk show entitled “Inspiration,” and in the afternoon, she will teach her class entitled “Sonja’s Windows!” Registration info to follow soon!
We have lots of additional programs in the planning stages, and it is our hope that you will plan to join us for our programs and afternoon workshops!
Julie Sander, Vice President
January 2022 President’s Message
Let’s Get Together!!
It has been an unpredictable roller coaster ride for essentially the past two years, dealing with uncertain
recommendations, regulations, rumors, predictions, etc. Now, hopefully, the ride is coming to a close.
We are celebrating our ability to meet in person. This guild has been a source of creative incentive,
camaraderie, and just a sense of fun since 1983. So, our theme for 2022 is Let’s Get Together: To meet, To
share, To laugh, To create, To learn, To teach, and To have fun together again.
To accomplish this goal, the members elected to move our monthly meeting day to the second Saturday of
the month. We are excited about this change. We are hoping that this allows for new members and previous
members to join us. The plan is for doors to open at 9 a.m. with the meeting to begin at 9:30. There will be
a brief business meeting, show and tell, and a program. We will adjourn for lunch. Everyone is welcome to
remain to visit during the lunch period. This will give us time to visit, to share ideas, to plan, etc. We will then
have an afternoon workshop or class. Depending on the topic or project, attendance may be limited, but
available to all members to sign up.
For January, our meeting agenda is Let’s Get Together to Support the Quilt Show 2022!!
The Quilt Show Committee will be:
(a) accepting registration forms for the quilt show. So please review the instructions and complete the
forms provided in this newsletter and on the website. WE NEED YOUR QUILTS FOR DISPLAY!! The
quilt show is an integral part of the Guild’s mission statement to promote the art of quilting. So please
submit your quilts. They do not have to be judged, just mark the “no judged” box on the registration
(b) signing up volunteer positions for the show, please check your calendars for dates you can assist
between Monday March 7th (quilt deliveries), Thursday March 10th (hanging quilts), Friday March 11th
and Saturday March 12th (the quilt show requires many volunteer positions: admissions table,
appraisal assistants, special program assistants, door greeters, ways and means table, raffle quilt
table, hostesses (“quilt angels” wearing gloves to prevent attendees from touching the quilts), and
many more, including take-down and return of quilts at the end of the show. PLEASE VOLUNTEER.
We cannot have a show without your help!!
(c) promoting the Basket Walk. A presentation by the Lowcountry Food Bank will be the program for
the January meeting. It is the charity that the Basket Walk will be supporting. Also, we will review the
donated items that have “sold” the most in previous quilt shows. WE NEED DONATIONS for the
(d) assisting the final completion of our quilts. The afternoon program is available to everyone and will
be led by Karen Kendo. She will be instructing us on the best technique for binding our quilts and
making the sleeves on the back to prepare for the show.
We also want to Let’s Get Together and welcome new members and returning members.
After the morning meeting is adjourned, we will have time to Get Together for lunch. Due to time constraints
in everyone going out for lunch, we will provide a deli platter of small sandwiches. This is a trial to see if this
service is acceptable. Members will need to provide their own drinks. If members agree that this is a beneficial
service, for future meetings, we will ask for a $5 fee to cover the cost of the platters. We can then get an
approximate number of members who will attend the afternoon workshop/class for the following month and
plan accordingly. (You are welcome to bring desserts to share).
I thank everyone for sharing their time and energy during the meetings and for all your help with the upcoming
Quilt Show. Remember Show and Tell. We enjoy seeing and being inspired by everyone’s creativity.
I look forward to seeing everyone Saturday, January 8th, 2022!!!
Remember your name tags…. I need help remembering who you are….
And your 2022 Membership from and dues.