Gwinnett Quilters' Guild

Current Program

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Nick Mask

Children’s Author and “Stuffies” he sews to go with his Books

Ever thought of using your sewing skill to go into business?  Nick Mask is a children’s author, illustrator, and creator of “Stuffies” in the Waffles the Adventure Cat series.  Nick grew up in Gainesville, GA and divides his time between Montana, Georgia, and his travels.  He sews stuffed animals of the main characters to sell along side his books.  Nick will show us how he sews the stuffies, designs his own patterns & fabric.  His pattern is printed directly on the fabric.  He will talk about the process of making the stuffies and how he got into this business. 

Gloria Fjeld will be giving a trunk show also.

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FY 2023-2024 Membership Form

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Note from the Vice President

Cannon Cause for May is canned good (canned fruit, pasta, vegetables, soups-they have asked that the soups Not be cream soups).

Also this month the special request for the church is cereal.

Lindsay Hatfield from Affinis Hospice we come this month to pick up the fidget quilts and to say a few words of thanks.

The slate of officers for the new year will be announced and nominations will be accepted from the floor.

Please continue to work on our community projects- Breast Cancer Pillows, Pillowcases, Placemats, Fidget Quilts, Mommy pads and Just For You quilts.

Please consider joining the great group of members on the governing board.  The nominating committee will be forming soon and we will be needing people to help lead us into the next year.  Contact any board member if you are interested.

Breast Cancer pillows are due in September.

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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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

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Smokey Mountain Quilters Call for Quilts

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Patterns in Abstraction: Black Quilts from the High’s Collection – High Museum of Art

Patterns in Abstraction: Black Quilts 

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QUILT OPPORTUNITIES