QCG Meeting Tonight – 5/6/21

We are meeting this evening at the Greenwood United Methodist Church at 7PM. If you would like to do some hand sewing, bring your mask and some hand work for a chat at 6:30PM.

Our speaker is Ann Ward and she will be talking about Inktense Pencils which can be used to permanently draw on paper or fabric. Ann will share some of the projects that she has completed and how she uses Inktense in her artwork.

Note: There is construction on Madison Avenue.  You cannot go South on Madison Avenue beginning at the Mall (between Fry Rd. and downtown Greenwood). An easy way to get to the church is to go South on 31.  Turn left (or East) onto Main Street.  Turn left (or North) onto Madison Avenue. Madison Avenue going North is a little bumpy, but it is open. See you at 7PM!



April 1st QCG Zoom Meet w/Mike Stevens

This is not an April Fool’s Joke. Mike Stevens will be joining us on April 1st at 7PM to give QCG members a tour of his quilt shop and to discuss some of the interesting projects that he has been working on. The meeting will start promptly at 7PM, but if you would like to join us at 6:30PM, please do so! We like to sit, chat and do some hand sewing for a half hour before the official meeting starts. Details to join our Zoom call are in the QCG Newsletter! We hope to see you on the call!!

April 1, 2021 – Monthly QCG Meeting on ZOOM

Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 1st at 7:00 PM. Details about joining our ZOOM meeting can be found in our monthly Newsletter. To join our guild and get a copy of the Newsletter, contact sherylotter@comcast.net. You can enter the meeting as early as 6:30 PM to chat and to work on your own project. The actual meeting starts at 7:00 PM and our program chairs have been hard at work to bring us a fun event that includes a tour of a local quilt shop. We also plan to do another give away this month, so join us to make friends and have some fun!

Below are a couple of pictures from our QCG members that were submitted for Show and Tell during our meeting. You never know what our members have been up to…but their work is always lovely!!

Join us on Thursday, March 4th for our next QCG Monthly Zoom Meeting!

Jeanette Bagley is going to take us through a tutorial on how to make Prairie Points and show us examples of new and interesting ways that she uses Prairie Points in her quilts. Join us at 6:30PM for a sew along and/or at 7:00PM for the actual start of the meeting. To join our guild and to receive an invitation to our next ZOOM meeting, contact Sheryl Otter at sherylotter@comcast.net. For a definition of what a Prairie Point is…see the following info that I found on the world wide web…

What are Prairie points? Prairie points are folded squares of fabric that add an interesting texture to a project and can be made using any fabric. They look great along borders and even in the body of wall hangings and fabric baskets. They add color and a third dimension to your quilting. Most prairie points are small and are perfect scrap busters.

I hope to see you all on our Thursday Zoom meeting!

January Pin Cushion Project

We will be making a scrappy heart pin cushion, or you can make a block if you wish.  Make it any size you want and decorate it however you wish.  The directions are in the January newsletter.
I made two possibilities.  The first picture is using an orphan block with reverse applique.  Excuse the satin stitch.  The second is one I made following directions from a Quilting Arts magazine from 2019.

January 7th Meeting @ 7PM

January Meeting – Plan to join our next monthly ZOOM Meeting on Thursday, January 7th at 7PM. Ann Ward will lead us in a fun hands on project. We are also planning some surprises for the meeting (including a giveaway), so be sure and join us for fun and sharing!!

Show and Tell – Send pictures of your most recent project to Jo Ann Gates at gatesja@att.net on or before Tuesday, January 5th and she will add your project picture to the show and tell section of the meeting.

ZOOM Meeting Details – Instructions on joining our next ZOOM meeting are included in our QCG January Newsletter. You can receive a copy of the monthly Newsletter by joining the Quilt Connection Guild (QCG). Contact Sheryl Otter-Membership Chairperson at sherylotter@comcast.net for more details. Our QCG Membership fee is $20 per year.

Happy Quilting & Happy New Year!!!

The QCG “Art Bee” has been busy…

In November, the QCG “Art Bee” made Art Trading cards. This first picture is a group of Art cards that I received in November. Each card is about 2″ x 3″ (or just about that size), some are three dimensional and all are quite lovely! The second picture features postcards we made and traded for Christmas. This is a fun group and we currently meet by ZOOM. Let us know if you would like to join us for our January ZOOM meeting. Techniques used on the cards include beading, machine embroidery, painting, stamping, sewing and quilting.

Wilma’s Block is done!

I hope that she likes the block that I put together for her! I used different fabrics to make it and put it in the mail yesterday.

Honor Wilma as 2020 QCG Pres…

To thank Wilma Davison for her QCG Presidency 2019-2020, you can make her a 9 patch block in shades of blue and mail your finished block (signed with a permanent fabric marker) directly to Wilma. Cut nine squares 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ out of two (or more) blue fabrics and piece them together. The unfinished block should be 12 1/2″ inches square, and when finished, each block should measure 12″ square. Mail your finished block directly to Wilma to thank her for being our President for 15 months during the Pandemic. An updated copy of our membership list will be included with our next Newsletter and her home address can be found on that list.

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 QCG Meeting

Join us on ZOOM.US for our next QCG Monthly Meeting and project via ZOOM. See your QCG Newsletter for details on how to join the meeting. Ann Ward and Phyllis Fee have planned a fun project for us to do. If you would rather chat and do your own project, feel free to do that instead!! I will start ZOOM at 6:30PM so plan to join early to say HI, knowing the actual meeting will start at 7:00PM. See you there!!

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