Greenville Quilters Guild

Greenville Quilters Guild

P.O. Box 20561

Greenville, NC 27858

 

2015

Promoting the art of quilting for 35 years...

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     Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting. Whether you are new to the art of quilting or an experienced quilter, we invite you to join us at the Greenville Quilters Guild, where we cover the range of quilting from traditional bed quilts your grand-mother admired to the contemporary quilts of the modern fiber artist. Please join us in discovering your particular niche!

     The Greenville NC Quilters Guild was formed in 1980 to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. The goal of the guild is to benefit and educate all interested persons in learning about the "art" of quilting. We do this through teaching the techniques of sewing and quilting, frequent meetings, sponsoring workshops , exhibits, and quilt shows.

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     Currently The group of about 80 women from Greenville and surrounding towns and counties meet weekly and monthly to enjoy and promote the art of quilting. Anyone interested in learning or increasing their knowledge of quilting is welcome to attend and invited to join the guild. If you've recently moved into the Greenville area and are looking for not only a place to share your love of quilting, but want information about our activities, please let us know! As of June of this year we have 80  registered members; some are brand new to the sewing machine; some are experienced seamstresses but have never quilted. Not to worry!  We all want to help you learn what we've learned; that quilting is an "addictive" activity, filled with tons of fun at our various meetings. Our biggest meeting is every 2nd Thursday evening, about 6:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church off 14th St. Extension (Family Life Center). A fairly regular group of us meet every Monday evening about 6-8:30 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation Craft Center, off Cedar Lane next to Jaycee Park (runs off 10th St). Mondays we teach new quilters, work on our quilts, cut up fabric for charity quilts, discuss latest projects, perhaps just knit and chat! It's our informal gathering to "get out of the house" and let the men and kids do the dishes! If you do plan to come on Mondays, please call President Sherrill Boyce at:  252-364-2260 to make sure someone is present to welcome you!

For those who do not drive in the evening, there is a day group that meets each 4th Tuesday of the month at the above mentioned Craft Center off Cedar Lane. They meet 1-3 p.m.  Whatever your level, whatever your interests, we're here to help and we'd LOVE to meet you. Please call Sherrill Boyce, President, 252-364-2269 (H) or email her at sher.boyce@aim.com 

 

JULY Message from our President:


 

Dear Fellow Members,

     We are pleased to announce we have 80 members in our guild, delighted to have so many new members.   Members are encouraged to attend guild meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month at first Christian Church or day meeting the 4th Tuesday of the month at Jaycee Park and Recreation.  At the monthly meeting we discuss our goals, projects, charity work, projects, finances and professional workshops.                                  At each meeting we have a program where a member will demonstrate a block, quilting technique, how to use quilting tools or any related quilting topic.  The guild is a wonderful way to learn about: the art of quilting, professional workshops, quilting retreats, guild committees, needs to volunteer for programs, and meet new people. We encourage members to become involved in our various activities; it is the best way to meet other members.

     Since our last meeting, various committees have been formed to work on programs for the following year, raffle quilt for the next quilt show, and advertising for the newsletter.  The chairs of these committees will present their suggestions to the board in June.  Following the board meeting the board will present their recommendations to the guild at the June meeting.

       I am sad to report that Norma has requested to step down as Newsletter Editor /and managing the Website. She has done a fantastic job all these past 8 years!!  She wants to spend more time quilting.  I am pleased to announce the following; Lori Millsap will assume duties of the Website, Betty Smith will be our Newsletter Editor.  I am sure they will do a great job when they take over in September.

     Betty Wheatley has decided to turn over the quilt show chairperson to another member. She is very willing to assist any member(s) who want to take on these duties.  If you are interested let me know. 

     Sew days at Jaycee Park are the following dates: June 13th 12n-4pm, July 18nd 12n-4pm and August 22nd 12n-4pm. I have schedule a lock-in at the First Christian Church for Friday and Saturday, September 25th & 26th.

      Quilt club continues to meet every Monday at Jaycee Park 6pm-9pm. This meeting is open to the public.  Sewing Bee at the Senior Center meets every Thursday on the following schedule: 1st and 3rd Thursday 1p-5p, the 2nd and 4th Thursday 8a-5p. 

     Vicki Harrell will be demonstrating an Applique class at the Senior Center. Cost is $35.00 for 6 lessons.  Limit to 5 people. The class schedule:  Tuesday 8/18/15, 8/25/15, and 9/1/15, no class 9/8/15, classes resumes 9/15/15, 9/22/15 and 9/29. Time of class will be clarified at a later date.

     Please make the following correction on your copy of the Greenville Quilters Guild By Laws. Section 4.05 (d) under the topic :Treasurer”, the second sentence should read “Treasurer “instead of “Secretary” will receive and give receipts for moneys due and payable to the Guild from any source……….”

 

 

Continue working on our little bags for the homeless shelter.  It was decided to complete the project this fall. The design of the bag does not have to be Tee Pee if it is easier to make a square/ rectangle bag please do so.

   Happy quilting,

Sherrill Boyce , President.


 




 

 

 

 

Quilts are explained in GQG's Annual "Learn to Quilt Day" - over 25 attendees spent 6 hours learning the basics of quilting. The LTQ Day is given in March and again in September. Join Us!