Gwinnett Quilters' Guild

Current Program

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“I Love Fabric Panels:  How Can I Design a Quilt Using Them?”

Denise Russell

Denise Russell is coming to us from Kennesaw, GA and will be presenting a Trunk Show & program on, “I Love Fabric Panels: How Can I Design a Quilt Using Them.”  Denise will show us how to figure out what to do with a Panel, how much fabric to purchase, and so on.  She will talk about what to focus on when designing a panel quilt.

Denise designs quilts for fabric manufacturers from the US and Canada, for magazines and books. She also publishes patterns under the label “Pieced Brain.” She has been blogging about quilting, quilt designs, machine applique’, free-motion quilting, and other crafts since 2013.  She taught classes at the Grand Rapids AQS Show this past September.

February 21st Workshop – Joan Fisher  – “Box Bottom & Bows Tote”

Our own Joan Fisher will teach us how to make this beautiful bag.  Joan is our resident expert bag maker!   This workshop is the day following the Feb. meeting.  The class is  $10 and we will meet at Cannon UMC.  Time for the class:  10:00-3:00.

 

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FY 2023-2024 Membership Form

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Note from the Vice President

This month for Cannon Cause we’re collecting baby care items- this also includes items for new moms.

March will be dry goods- cereals, noodles, rice,  beans, etc

April will be non-foods- toiletries, toilet paper, paper towels, soaps in various forms, laundry detergent, etc.

Please continue to work on fidget quilts and we will have a short workshop after the March guild meeting. I will have some samples and supplies at our meeting this month.

Please continue to work on our other community projects- pillowcases, placemats, and breast cancer pillows.

Barbara Means with Ryan’s Cases for Smiles will have a sew-in for pillowcases at the Duluth location of Atlanta Sewing Center on March 19.

Ryan’s Cases for Smiles Donation Letter

YouTube video about fidget quilts: https://youtu.be/SuTk6rVq3KM?si=c42Oolf8WZyAT_CX

Joyce Taylor, Vice President

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DONATIONS NEEDED
The Guild is sponsoring an after-school sew club at Lawrenceville Elementary School. Here’s
your chance to help and to perhaps clear duplicates out of your sewing room! We can use the
following: Large eyed plastic needles to use with sewing cards, pin cushions, tape measures,
small scissors (5th grade size), buttons, yarn, and anything else you think we can use! There
will be a bin set up for collection at our next meeting. And thank you….perhaps we have future
quilters in the works!

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Masks are optional.

No food or drinks will be provided.

The door on the left side of the building will be locked; however, we will have someone stationed there to let people in from 9:30 until 10:05.  If you arrive after that time you will need to enter through the door on the opposite side.  (the side by the traffic light)

Show & Tell – Because we expect everyone will be anxious to show what they have been doing over the shut-down, we will enforce the two quilt limit for show & tell.  We need to give everyone a chance to display their projects.

Free Table – The Free Table will be set up for you to share your treasures.  At the end of the meeting, please take home any of your items that were not chosen.

GOT TICKETS?

The birthday table will be set up for our first time back together in two years!  Raffle tickets are still a bargain (when everything else is rising in cost).  Just $1 will get you four tickets.  Time for us to gather and have a great time!

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Just For You

The J4U bee group is now meeting at Grayson United Methodist Church, 555 Grayson Parkway, Grayson, Ga from 10:00 to 2:00 the 4th Thursday each month.  We have plenty of space for people to join us.  You can work on the kits or your own J4U quilt.  If you have any questions please contact me.  

Carolyn Prue
Cprue220@gmail.com

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Library

Thanks to all our members using our library. Hope you are enjoying new additions from our recent and upcoming guest speakers as well as our latest additions to Quiltfolk. Because we registered our guild with Quiltfolk’s nationwide guild directory we are receiving copies of Quiltfolk on a quarterly basis.

Quiltfolk would love to find more ways to work together and support our guild. If you have any thoughts, please feel free to contact the Librarians or Board Members.

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Link to The Quilting Bee information