Gwinnett Quilters' Guild

Current Program

January 21, 2020 *****************************************************************************************

Sylvia Schaefer

Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m Sylvia Schaefer, and I have been quilting since 2007. I hold a PhD in marine science, and my background in science often inspires my quilt designs, both directly and indirectly. My quilts and patterns have been published in magazines both online and in print (including McCall’s Quick Quilts, Modern Patchwork, and Machine Quilting Unlimited, and as part of the Modern Quilt Guild’s Quilt of the Month program). My work has been exhibited and won awards regionally and nationally, including ribbons at Pacific International Quilt Festival, the American Quilter’s Society show in Paducah, and MQX, among others. In 2017, I was awarded the second annual Craftsy Quilt Designer Fellowship, allowing me to start my own line of printed patterns sold in quilt shops around the world. I have also appeared on camera in Fresh Quilting and Patchwork Nation. My first book, out in 2019, is a guide to designing modern quilts from traditional blocks, The Quilter’s Negative Space Handbook.

Lecture: January 21     What is Modern Quilting?

Workshop: January 22   Celestial Orbs (full day)  Supply List


Combine foundation paper piecing and curved piecing to create a show-stopping quilt with perfect points! Students will begin by learning foundation paper piecing techniques to create the colorful star centers, then add gently curved melon shapes to create this pattern inspired by the traditional Robbing Peter to Pay Paul block. We’ll also discuss how to bind the scalloped edges on your finished quilt.


New Year Registration

Another Guild year has flown by and it’s time to renew our membership.
Registration begins in July for the Sept 2019 – August 2020 Guild year. PRINT a copy
of the form (found on the website), complete the top AND bottom and
bring it and $30 (check/cash) with you to the next meeting. Or, if you prefer,
complete it and mail it and a check (no cash by mail, please) to:

GQG Registration       740 Hambrick Dr         Lilburn, GA    30047

*Make checks payable to Gwinnett Quilters’ Guild or GQG
*You may also print the form from the Guild website

**Please be sure to include emergency contact information. We never anticipate a problem but things do happen and, should the need arise, having this information is extremely important.

Registration Form


Love to Quilt Retreat

You can still sign up to attend the “Love to Quilt” Retreat!

Any outstanding retreat balances are due at the January Guild meeting!



Remember to return the Library books you’ve borrowed!