Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cornflake Cookie Recipe From Amy

From the Studio: Can you believe how fast this year is passing? We are beginning to see signs of Spring!!! I have my garden planned and I’m ready to plant as soon as this weather levels out. The Sewing and Quilting Expo in Atlanta was wonderful for those of us who attended. The classes were small enough that everyone could work. Lots of new techniques were learned and the contribution to the economy of Atlanta was significant. The QSC Spring meeting is this weekend. Congratulate yourselves as we bring home a grant to work with over the next year. We can already see progress with this as you continue to pin quilts before meetings and our charity quilt count goes up. Now, we just need to find ways to introduce others to this fabulous art of quilting. Hopefully we will see some new faces during the Strings Workshop that Stephanie is teaching April 5th. Check with Pam Kohel for information on the workshop and the scholarships that are available. Stay dry and keep your stitches even, Joyce Greer – President of Devine Quilters Bring to the April 7 meeting: (6pm: social time and pin basting Charity Quilts; 6:30pm: demo; 7-9pm: meeting) Wear your DQ name tag Completed Block of the Month and $1for the block drawing Show and tell Any Charity tops/quilts Programs April's program will be an exciting trunk show by two very talented members of our guild, Anita Bowen and Stephanie Alexander. Our newer members may not know the talents of these quilters. I am looking forward to being inspired and to learning more about fellow members through their quilts. Some of Nikki Ransom’s recommended websites to check out, from her presentation at the March meeting: Craftsy.com—classes; many are free. Purchased ones stay with you to rewatch. CreativeGrids.com—videos on how to use their rulers Pinterest.com Blogs: blogger.com, blogspot.com, etc. YouTube Missouri Star Quilt Company Genexquilters.com Quiltville.com Demos @ 6:30pm Our demo for the April meeting will be done by Beth Stewart-Ozark. She will amaze us as she shows how she did the ‘Bursts’ on the quilt we saw during the March meeting. Demo starts at 6:30…..See you then!! --Joyce Block of the Month The March BOM generated about 25 blocks. They were won by Shirley Johnson and Nancy Aydlett. The block for the April meeting is attached in this email for those who didn’t get a copy at the meeting. The Mystery clues for “Run for the Border” by Debbie Caffrey came in just after March’s meeting and the fabric requirements were emailed to paid participants--Jodi Devine Quilters’ Guild Challenge 2014: Inspiration from Paintings Participants are to take inspiration from the paintings listed on the slip of paper they draw from the basket. Take the colors, or forms, or whatever catches your imagination about the painting you are given and make it into a quit. The quilt must measure at least 20 inches on any side and no more than 48 inches on any side. The quilts are due at the November meeting. I am very excited to see the results of everyone’s inspiration. I will have more slips of paper with paintings listed at the next few meetings in case you did not attend the February meeting. Try a new technique, stretch your creativity, but most of all Have Fun! ---Pam Membership New member: Sue Kuhn Renewals: Jennifer Amor Gail Jeffcoat Diane Ries Charity Quilts Update 20 gorgeous quilts were handed over to the staff at The Palmetto Children's Shelter for the children there who are there during the trauma of their young lives. Another almost 20 quilts are underway with about 12 of those ready as 'kits' (tops, batting and backing) awaiting quilting. Come join us with any part of the process you would like to contribute. The Quilters of South Carolina have granted us funds for plenty of batting. We have a reasonable supply of material for tops and backing. Anyone interested in gathering to work together at predetermined times - let's name a time and get it done! Talk with Ann Maletic, 782- 5401 . Minutes for the March 3, 2014 Meeting Prior to Devine Quilters business meeting Pam Kohel introduced our speaker, Nikki Ransom. Nikki’s presentation was “Quilter Resources on the Internet.” Show and Tell followed the presentation. Business meeting was called to order by President Joyce Greer at 8:20pm. One guest in attendance. A motion to approve Minutes of the February meeting as published in the February Devine Newsletter was made by Jodi Spillane. Motion was approved by voice vote. Committee Reports: Treasurer: Geri Smith— Charity: Ann Maletic,--Palmetto Place representatives picked out quilts they felt would be special for each of their 20 residents. Newsletter: Beth Karr-- If any member would like to send in articles or announcements for the newsletter please submit by the 20th of the month. Membership: Pat Whittle-- Absent, no report. Block of the Month: Jodi Spillane-- Blocks for March were won by Shirley Johnson and Nancy Aydlett . Patterns have not yet arrived for the Mystery Quilt. Audit: The Audit is complete and will be reported to the Executive Board later in March. After meeting with the Board, results will be presented to full membership. By-Laws Committee: Bernadette Houghton, Chair. Beth Stuart-Ozark; Ann Maletic; Teresa Laverne; and Judy Carroll. Committee will be meeting March 22. Programs: Pam Kohel,--correction on Program Schedule, October 2014, Hoffman Challenge, not Hancock. Devine Sew Free Day, June 7th, 2014 Greenhill Baptist Church. Bring dish to share and a canned good for the church pantry. No other cost. Announcements: Devine Strings Workshop, April 5, 2014 at Greenhill Baptist Church. One Loose Thread (OLT) is sponsoring 5 “new quilter” scholarships to attend the Workshop. “New Quilter” must be accompanied by a paid Devine member. To apply for Scholarship contact Pam Kohel. President Greer adjourned meeting at 8:40pm. Next meeting April 7, 2014 Future Programs 2014 May 5: Karen Conley will give a trunk show of the beautiful quilts she made as a certified Judy Niemeyer quilt teacher. She will have patterns and fabric for sale. June 2: Speakers from our Charities will speak about the people their organizations represent June 7 (Sat.) Sew Free Sew Day at Greenhill Baptist Church, West Columbia. Bring dish to share and a canned good for the church pantry. No other cost. July 7: Mini workshops with Judy Carroll, Beth Karr, and Nancy Aydlett August 4: The Pizza Ladies, Patti and Cindy, will give a trunk show and sell fabric, patterns, and rulers. September 8: Flea Market! Rent a table and sell some of the things you bought and don’t know what to do with and don’t want to donate. Also, a table of donated items members make and donate to contribute to the guild. October 6: Donna Royson will tell us about her journey to becoming a certified Quilt in Day teacher and the Hoffman Challenge quilts November 3: Guild Challenge quilts presented December 1: Christmas potluck dinner and stocking making for the Children’s Hospital Visitors Our regular meeting is held on the first Monday of the month (second Monday for July and September 2013) at 7:00 pm (social hour and demos begin at 6pm) at Shandon Presbyterian Church at the corners of Blossom, Woodrow and Devine Streets in Columbia, SC. Use the entrance facing Devine Street and ask at the security desk for directions to Davis Hall on the first floor. Our membership is $24.00 per year and is prorated for new members. Other Quilt Related Activities Note to members: If you would like to see a quilting-related event posted in the newsletter, please give Beth Karr the following details in writing at the guild meeting or by email: name of event; date(s); sponsor or host; location, hyperlink. Events held prior to the newsletter’s emailing will not be included.

Monday, February 17, 2014

March 2014 Newsletter

March 2014 Newsletter From the Studio: I am sitting here waiting for the ‘Ice Storm’ of 2014. I just returned from a longarm conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia and I feel like my head might explode with what I learned. When was the last time you took a class about anything quilting? Whether it was a special technique or a special type of quilt? Would you agree that taking classes keeps us energized and updated on our art as quilters? Well, I do. I find, often, that I need a jump start to get my brain working on some new project. I also love the fact that there is more than one way to accomplish any of our goals. Not only do we learn new things, we meet new people. I love what we do and the many ways that we have available to do it. I love the technical as well as the social aspect of quilting. Pam Kohel (our program chair and Vice-President) is working on some workshop/classes to be shared with other guilds. Plan on participating, learning something new, and meeting some new quilters. Let’s expand our horizons. Stay warm and keep your stitches even. --Joyce Greer- President Bring to the March 3 meeting: (6pm: social time and pin basting Charity Quilts; 6:30pm: demo; 7-9pm: meeting)  Completed Block of the Month and $1  Your 2014 membership renewal  Show and tell  Any Charity tops/quilts Programs Nicki Ransom will give a tour of quilting resources on the internet. Follow along as she takes us to various websites that are great for quilters. Learn to navigate the websites to obtain the best experience available. We are very excited that Stephanie Alexander is teaching a workshop on Saturday April 5th on her amazing scrappy string star quilts. She will show us a couple of her quilts at the meeting this month. Please fill out the flyer sent earlier and mail or give it to me along with a check for $20 by March 15th when we open registration to nonmembers. We already have a non-member waiting list! Demos @ 6:30pm Beth Karr will demonstrate simple walking foot quilting—handling the straight lines, but not in the ditch! Financial Report Balance Feb 1 $ 5,586.36 Income Feb Meeting $ 189.00 Expenditures Feb Meeting $ 429.97 Net Income Feb Meeting $ (240.97) Grand Total $ 5,345.39 Block of the Month The February BOM generated 25 blocks and raised $35. They were won by Maggie Klawitter. The block for the March meeting was sent out on 2/13. Let editor know if you need another copy. --Jodi Devine Quilters’ Guild Challenge 2014: Inspiration from Paintings Participants are to take inspiration from the paintings listed on the slip of paper they draw from the basket. Take the colors, or forms, or whatever catches your imagination about the painting you are given and make it into a quit. The quilt must measure at least 20 inches on any side and no more than 48 inches on any side. The quilts are due at the November meeting. I am very excited to see the results of everyone’s inspiration. I will have more slips of paper with paintings listed at the next few meetings in case you did not attend the February meeting. Try a new technique, stretch your creativity but most of all Have Fun! ---Pam Charity Quilts Update Please come to the meeting early (6 pm) to join in the fun of pinning quilts to ready them for quilting on home sewing machines. Hopefully, we will pin two to four of the 14 quilts ready for quilting at this time. Also, at this month's meeting, Beth Kerr will demonstrate walking foot quilting. Quilt kits and quilts-ready-for-quilting: We will have quilt top packages, as well as quilts ready to home- or long-arm quilt, ready for you to take. Receipt for donation: If you are interested in donating, and want receipts, please be sure to pin your name to the quilt or add it to the DQ Info sheet that might already be attached to the kit. At least one of our three groups is asking that we have name, address and value of the quilt at the time of donation. The count: 26 completed quilts thus far, 0 handed over yet (this was delayed by snow/ice days this week). Approximately, 14 quilts awaiting quilting. Unknown number of quilts in-progress. Thanks to all who have and continue to work on these! ---Ann Minutes for the February 3, 2014 Meeting Meeting was called to order at 6:58pm by President Joyce Greer. Pam Kohl introduced our speaker Suzie Parron, co-author of Barn Quilts and the America Quilt Trail Movement. Program conducted prior to the business portion of meeting. Business meeting was called to order by President Joyce Greer. Teresa Lavern made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 2014 as published in the newsletter. Motion was carried by voice vote. Reports: • Treasurer reported bank balance $5586.36 • Newsletter, no set date for submission of reports. Beth will send email reminder and give several days notice before articles due. • Membership, 41 paid members. • Charity, Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter is at maximum capacity. 20 quilts were delivered and they will be given out on Valentine’s Day. • Block of the Month drawing was won by Maggie. • Mystery Quilt patterns will be delivered at the March meeting. Copies of QSC’s Artful Bra books are available for $10. • Program: Copies of a revised Devine Quilters’ Program 2014 schedule was passed out to members. Challenge Quilt specifications, completed work at least 20 inches on each side but not more than 48 inches each side. Draw inspiration for Challenge entry from artist and work drawn from hat. Old Business: • By-Laws Revision Committee is in need of volunteers. Contact Bernadette Houghton or Joyce Greer. Devine Quilt Guild has been awarded $250.00 as a mini- grant from Quilters of South Carolina. Presentation will be made during the Spring Meeting of Quilters of South Carolina March 22, 2014. No monies will be spent until the check is received. Good of the Order: President Joyce Greer, stated that as owner of a long arm business and Quilt Retreat organizer, One Loose Thread transactions will not be carried out during Devine Quilters’ meetings. All Retreat questions and transactions during meetings should be directed to coordinator Pat Whittle. Any other One Loose Thread business should be discussed only with Joyce Greer and separate from Devine Quilters activities. Business meeting was adjourned at 8:24pm followed by Show and Tell. Next meeting is March 3, 2014. Visitors Our regular meeting is held on the first Monday of the month (second Monday for July and September 2013) at 7:00 pm (social hour and demos begin at 6pm) at Shandon Presbyterian Church at the corners of Blossom, Woodrow and Devine Streets in Columbia, SC. Use the entrance facing Devine Street and ask at the security desk for directions to Davis Hall on the first floor. Our membership is $24.00 per year and is prorated for new members.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February 2014 Newsletter

February 2014 Newsletter  
 From the Studio:
What a fantastic meeting we had to start our year. I want to thank everyone who has volunteered for different positions in the Guild for the coming year. However, we need a few more people to step up to the plate.
We need:
1.    Someone to set up demo’s for the year. You enjoy them, right? So, help get them scheduled.
2.    Bernadette needs someone on her By-Laws committee. Interested in where our guild goes in the next few years? Now, is the time to set the ground work. Let Bernadette know that you will help her out with this.  (bhoughton560@hotmail.com, 781-307-8445)
3.    Fundraising: The committee did a fantastic job last year organizing and conducting our auction. Now we need 2 or 3 members to step up and help out this year. Our guild really needs this function, so let me know how soon you can start work on this. The board has come up with a few new ideas to add to the mix. You will work in conjunction with Pam Kohel and Donna Royson to keep things fun and interesting while we work to add to our program budget for the next few years.
I look forward to hearing from you all very soon. My number is 776-5801 or you can email me at 630p@bellsouth.net to let me know your interests. You will get so much more out of your guild if you put just a little more into it.
Let’s go Sew!!
Joyce Greer-President
 Bring to the February 3 meeting: (6pm: social time; 6:30pm: demo; 7-9pm: meeting)
      Completed Block of the Month and  $1
      Your 2014 membership renewal
      Show and tell
      Any Charity tops/quilts

For our February Program, Suzi Parron, author of Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail will take us on journey along the quilt trail. Her presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts. We will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture.

We need a place for Suzi to spend the night in case she is too tired to return to Stone Mountain. If you are willing to host Suzi Parron, please call Pam at 803 315-4541.  Thanks.



The dazzling duo of Wilma Grubbs and Roz Hunt will be doing our Demo the evening of February 3 starting at 6:30. Topic:  The angle finder ruler/tool.

Financial Report

Balance Jan 1 
Income Jan Meeting
Expenditures Jan Meeting 
Net Income Jan Meeting 
Grand Total 


 Block of the Month

The link to the February BOM “Woven” was sent by email on Jan. 10.  See details in the Minutes below on how the BOM program works.


Charity Quilts Update
Wow.   January brings us 19 gorgeous, awesome, completed quilts.  The quilts are ready to go to our January-guild approved  “receiving” organizations:  the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter, Lexington Extended Care and Dorn VA Medical Center.    Many thanks to Joyce Greer and Donna Royson for doing the January binge quilting of this fantastic batch and to Beth Kerr for having gotten us into this great shape based on the past year’s work.

There They Go:   A discussion with the contact person at Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter set a goal for us to give them quilts for all the children there on Valentine’s Day.   Their maximum capacity is 20 youth (age 2 to teens).  Currently they have 19 including nine boys.   If there are any charity quilts in the pipeline, especially those that would appeal to boys, please contact Ann by the end of January with information about any them.  We hope to give the Shelter representative a choice of quilts since she is aware of the mix of ages and interests of the youth.  This may become an annual thing!   Additional quilts this year will then be offered to our two other groups. 

Let’s get them started:  Anyone willing to help at a 2-3 hour design-fest please call Ann to let her know if you are interested and if any of these dates and times would work for this one-time get together at her house (Forest Lake area): Friday Jan 31 1-3pm, Thursday, February 6 either 1-3 or 6-8pm.   We have four basic design formats (Rail Fence, Altered Rails, Disappearing 9-patch and Scrap Squares), but pulling together the fabric we have and preparing the quilt packages will provide us an opportunity to get together and collaborate.    “By the Way”:  Anyone working on a guild-provided quilt top is of course welcome to add inspiration in the form of swapped fabric or changed plans etc.

We now have a photo gallery and a database that will support ensuring “quilt receipts” from “receiving organizations” can go back to members that are providing material on donated quilts.

To join in the design and prep work or for any questions, call Ann Maletic at 782-5401 or annmaletic@gmail.com .

We are now taking renewals for 2014.  A membership form is attached to the email, and more forms will be at the meeting.  –Pat W.
Minutes for the January 6, 2014 Meeting

Business meeting was called to order at 6:58pm by President, Joyce Greer.  First official decision was by request of President asking for verbal support selecting an official gavel.  The wooden spoon was chosen and used to call meeting to order.  After a brief welcome and introduction of 2014 Devine Officers, immediate Past President, Sue Spillane was recognized for her service for the past 2 years. 

Welcome and introduction of guests (2) and Happy January Birthday wishes extended to Stephanie Alexander, Mimi Jones, and Donna Royson.

Minutes of the December 2013 meeting by Motion (Pam K.) to approve as published in the December Newsletter were approved and 2nd (Joyce B.) carried by voice vote.


Treasurer:  Balance as of meeting time $5786.36

Charity:  Charity quilts completed in 2013, 45.

Newsletter:  Moving to electronic only delivery in February 2014.

Membership: At meeting time, 40 paid memberships for 2014.
Old Business: none

New Business:

2014 Budget – Treasurer, Geri Smith passed out a print copy of Devine Quilters Financial Report, Proposed 2014 Budget and 2013 Financial Report.  It was noted $1.00 error in Total Expenses for 2013 as printed because of a rounding issue with computer math.  After a brief discussion a motion (Teresa Laverne) to accept the proposed budget as presented with modification as required to meet Devine needs, 2nd (Beth Stewart-Ozark) motion was passed by voice vote.

Programs for 2014 – 1st Vice President, Pam Kohel passed out a print copy of Devine Programs for 2014.  Pam also asked for 2014 Challenge and program suggestions or comments be sent to her email pkohel@sc.rr.com.

Charity for 2014 – Ann Maletic passed out a print copy, Summary of nominations for Devine Quilters 2014 charity quilt recipients.  3 charities were listed Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter, Lexington Extended Care, and Dorn VA Medical Center.  All have been reviewed by the Executive Board and appear to meet 501.c.3 standards and/or can provide receipts.  After some discussion of other possible recipients a motion (Linda Vandiver ) was made to accept the 3 named charities for the 1st 6 months of 2014, 2nd (Beth Karr).  Motion carried by voice vote.  A suggestion, by President, was made to invite representatives from other suggested charities to talk about their organization.

By-Law review - President stated it had been many years (August, 2001)since Devine By-Laws had been reviewed/revised.   Bernadette Houghton was asked to Chair a Committee to do this.  Volunteers were solicited from members  present and to contact President or Bernadette if you are willing to serve.  If no volunteers come forward, expect call from President.
QSC Mini-Grant - Charity Quilts. President Greer discussed an application to the Quilters of SC for a Mini-Grant to assist with expenses associated with Charitable Projects, to be submitted this week.

In 2013 approximately 20% of Devine members participated in Charity quilt work.  All Devine members were encouraged to participate in 2014 projects.

Block of the Month 2014 -Jodi Spillane.  Instructions for February BOM were available.  It is our first “modern” block, white background with bright color notes, 12 ½” unfinished.  BOM is a fundraiser for Devine.  Explanation of BOM “opportunity” participation.  Two (2) ways to win all blocks:

1.      Create block(s) per monthly instructions.  Individuals provide materials.  Bring completed block(s) and $1.00 PER block to meeting.  Receive one (1) opportunity per block/$1.00 donated.

2.      Make no blocks.  Donate $2.00 for one (1) opportunity to win all blocks.  May donate multiples of $2.00 for multiple opportunities. 

All participant names placed in box, stirred well, and one name drawn.

Mystery Quilt 2014 - Jodi Spillane.  Mystery quilt pattern will be by Debbie Caffrey.  Sign up with Jodi by end of February 3, 2014 meeting.  Patterns to be delivered at the March meeting. Cost of pattern: $8.

Fundraiser and Demo volunteers needed.  Get in touch with President or expect call.  Request that all members serve on at least one committee.

Dream Teacher, a motion (Beth K) was made to earmark $1000 of 2014 Devine funds as a continuing line item for a Dream Teacher, defined as a nationally recognized instructor of quilting techniques and/or original ideas and/or patterns.  Motion (Pam K.) was amended and accepted (Beth K) to earmark $2000 of Devine 2014 funds as a continuing line item for a potential Dream Teacher.  2nd (name needed?) Motion carried by voice vote.

Announcement/Good of the Order

Quilts of Valor fundraiser with Marianne Fons and Mary Fons.  Lecture for the day in Columbia at the Bluff road armory on Sept 20 2014.  Tickets on sale at Pieces and Patches beginning February.

Business meeting adjourned at 8:15.  Following Business meeting, Lone Star Quilts exhibited at RCPL were returned and shown.  Program followed with many useful show and tell tools for quilting as well as show and tell individual projects.

Our regular meeting is held on the first Monday of the month (second Monday for July and September 2013) at 7:00 pm (social hour and demos begin at 6pm)  at Shandon Presbyterian Church at the corners of Blossom, Woodrow and Devine Streets in Columbia, SC.  Use the entrance facing Devine Street and ask at the security desk for directions to Davis Hall on the first floor.  Our membership is $24.00 per year and is prorated for new members. 

Other Quilt Related Activities

Note to members:  If you would like to see a quilting-related event posted in the newsletter, please give Beth Karr the following details in writing at the guild meeting or by email:  name of event; date(s); sponsor or host; location, hyperlink.  Events held prior to the newsletter’s mailing will not be included.

8th Annual One Stop Shop Hop.  Saturday, Feb. 15, 9am-4pm.  $3 admission.  At USC Lancaster, Starr Hall & Carol Ray Dowling Center, Hubbard Dr., Lancaster, SC  29720  http://onestopshophop.wordpress.com


Crazy Quilt Gathering Facilitated by Sandra Baker.  Sat., Jan 25.  10:00 am

Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, 1000 "B" Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169

Lunch will be served.  Send $8.00 and RSVP to Sandra Baker, 5 Park Circle, West Columbia, SC 29170. 


Bus Tour to AQS, Paducah, KY  Greater Columbia Quilters & Run Away Travels put together a package for the AQS Show in 2014. A bus will leave Columbia on April 23 and return on April 27. 

Package includes: 4 night's accommodations at KenLake State Park, 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners, snacks/drinks on the bus, gratuities, and bus service to and from the show. Van service will be provided for early AM classes. Two dinners, and all lunches are on your own. Show tickets and class registrations may be obtained on the AQS website beginning in January. Total price is $675. A $100 deposit will secure your reservation with balance to be paid by Jan. 21 2014.

Contact Clara Fisher at 803-960-1375 or Iamclara2@gmail.com for additional details.


We are having Marianne Fons and Mary Fons lecture for the day in Columbia at the Bluff road armory on Sept 20 2014.  We will use the money to buy fabric and supplies for South Carolina Quilts of Valor and donate a portion of the money to our national Foundation.

We will start selling a limited number of tickets in the next few weeks for $60.00 for the event and $10.00 if you want a box lunch.  Doors will open at 9am and lecture will start at 10 am sharp.  This will be advertised in Love of Quilting magazine so I'm sure we will sell out early.

Anyone who would like to purchase tickets can send a check for $60 for the event or $70 for the event and lunch. (I would encourage staying with us for lunch as we are planning a fun and eventful lunch.)

Make checks out to

Custom Creative Quilting, 525 Richland Ave., St Matthews SC 29135

The info we will need for ticket purchase is:  Name, Address, Phone and Email ( we will be sending out info about the event, lunch choices and many different other things we will be offering that day)

We will return ticket thru mail to those who choose to purchase them that way. Or you will be able to purchase them thru one of our committee members.   --Thank you, Anne Mixon

January 2014 Newsletter  

From the President:
Happy New Year! (well, almost)
I want to start this year off right with giving Sue Spillane a huge Thank You for all she has done for our guild over the last two years. In helping to maintain the stability of the board she has allowed our guild to attract new members and encouraged some of the “old” members to return. I would be remiss if I didn’t also thank all of the other members of the board that are rotating off. You have done wonderful things for our guild and we are grateful. Now, don’t leave just because your job is done. It’s going to be a good year.
Your board has a really exciting year planned for 2014 and I hope that you will help them out by participating in everything we do. There will be demos of new tools and techniques. We will have classes and workshops for all levels of interest. Our speakers at meetings will be interesting and diverse. The Guild “Sew Days” are always a blast. So, mark your calendars for some wonderful nights at Devine.
Let’s go sew!   --Joyce Greer

 Bring to the January 6 meeting: (6pm: social time; 7-9pm: meeting)
       Favorite tool and something made from it (see Programs)
       Your 2014 membership renewal
       Show and tell
       Any Charity tops/quilts


The library exhibited Lone Star quilts will be displayed by their owners and will answer any design or technical questions members have. We will have the pleasure of seeing these lovely quilts up close.
Members, please bring in your favorite tool (not rotary cutter) and something you made using the tool. If you gave the item away, bring the tool anyway. I look forward to discovering some new tools or new ways to use old tools.     ---Pam

Financial Report

Balance Dec 1
 $               5,515.36
Income Dec Meeting
 $              371.00
Expenditures Dec Meeting
 $              100.00
Net Income Dec Meeting
 $                   271.00

Grand Total
 $               5,786.36

Block of the Month

No block of the Month for the January meeting.  We’ll resume for the February meeting.
Love Quilt Programs

We completed 45 quilts I 2013.  21 more are out for long arm quilting and we’ll be calling on all of you to do their bindings.  Plans for 2014 will be announced after the next Board meeting.
Received the following note from the Child Life Specialists at Palmetto Richland Hospital:  “Thank you so much for your generous donation of miniature stockings.  They are adorable ornaments and I know our children and families will enjoy receiving them during the holidays.  We appreciate you all taking the time to make these ornaments and for helping us put smiles on many faces this Christmas.”       --Ann Maletic and Beth Karr


Update:  Beth Stewart-Ozark:  bethquilts@aol.com
We are now taking renewals for 2014.  A membership form is attached to the email, and more forms will be at the meeting.  –Pat W.

Lone Star Exhibit

It has been a long time coming and going, but the "Lone Star Quilts" will be returned to their owners at the January meeting as promised. The quilters did a wonderful job and will talk about their quilts at this meeting.     --Thank you, Helen
Minutes for the December 2, 2013 Meeting

v  The night's activities opened around 5:30 PM with the annual Christmas program.  Members joined groups to sew, turn, press, and beribbon over 200 miniature stockings for distribution to local hospitals.
v  When the stockings were completed, the members enjoyed a pot luck dinner.
v  Sue Spillane called the business part of the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.  The November minutes were approved, and the guild chairs reported on their respective assignments.  Of note were the following announcements:
v    Beth Karr reminded members that she was waiting for recipient nominations for next year's charity quilts.
v    The 2013 and 2014 Board members will meet at Miyo's on Forest Drive on Saturday, December 28th, at noon, to discuss the coming year's programs and to provide a smooth transition from the current officers to next year's electees.
v MaryLou Putlock won December's Block of the Month.  Jodi Spillane indicated that she would continue as coordinator of this activity in 2014.  There will be no block for the month of January.
v In January, members will be treated to a display of the Lone Star quilts that were shown at the Richland County Public Library in November and December.
v Members are asked to bring to the January meeting a tool they have used to make a project in the past.  The tool may be one of the quilter's own invention or one that is traditional in nature.
v The January meeting will be held on Monday, January 6th.
v Due to illness in his family, Tommy Leitner was not able to be present at the December meeting to service sewing machines.  He has promised to honor the $55 price he offered guild members if they call him in the next couple of weeks to have their machines looked at and refer to the Devine Quilters December meeting.
v Beth Karr reminded members that, if they have events they wish to see posted in the newsletter, they should email her the details directly.
v Show and tell followed the business part of the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 8:10p.


Other Quilt Related Activities

Note to members:  If you would like to see a quilting-related event posted in the newsletter, please give Beth Karr the following details in writing at the guild meeting or by email:  name of event; date(s); sponsor or host; location, hyperlink.  Events held prior to the newsletter’s mailing will not be included.

            The National Quilt Museum in Paducah is in the process of raising funds to support its 27,000 sq. ft. space and to promote traveling and on-site exhibits.  To help with this effort, the museum staff is asking quilters to donate a miniature or full-size quilt.  These donations will be made available for purchase in the museum shop or will be auctioned at the live events the museum hosts annually.
Donations should be made, if possible, by April 1, 2014, and should be sent to: The National Quilt Museum, 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001.
            Please include a note with your guild name, address, and contact information, as well as the name of the quilt you are donating.  When the quilt sells, you will be sent a receipt listing the purchase price.  You may assign a value to the quilt, but the Museum cannot guarantee that your assigned value will be met.  All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
            There are no limits to the number of quilts you may donate and the museum welcomes multiple donations.
QSC District 4 Annual Meeting
You are invited to attend the 10th annual District 4 meeting to be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10 am at the St. Matthews First Baptist Church, 303 West Bridge Street, St. Matthews, SC.  You do not need to be a member of Quilters of South Carolina or a guild to attend.  We will have lots of fun with quilters from all over District 4.
Guest Speaker
Our very own…Ugly Fabric Challenge and Drawing
Show and Tell (Bring your quilts to share)
Special Door Prize Drawing
  Each person donating an orphan block for Quilts of Valor will be given a ticket.  10 blocks equals 10 tickets

COST:   $7.00  Checks should be made out to Verity Creekmore
Please send your check or cash and the form below to me by February 8, 2014
Verity Creekmore, 1172 Caw Caw Hwy, St. Matthews, SC 29135

From I26:  Exit #136 (US#6) toward St. Matthews.  Drive approximately 3.5 miles.  Turn right onto US#176.  Bear left onto US#6.  Drive approximately 3.5 miles.  The church is on your right.  Meeting will be in the social hall next to the church.

I will be attending the District 4 meeting on Saturday, February 22, 2014



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Monday, September 2, 2013

September 2013 Newsletter

September 2013 Newsletter 

  • Thank you to Stephanie for taking charge at the August meeting.
  • Another thank you for the Quilt and Sew on Saturday. Plenty of food, chatter and sewing. Donna Royson did a great job presenting the cutting tumbler blocks.
  • I will also remind you to bring and turn in your Lone Star Quilts at the September meeting.   Mine will be ready in 4-6 years.  Thank you all!
                   ---Sue Spillane
 Bring to the September 9 meeting:     (6pm: social time   6:30pm: demo    7-9pm: meeting)

      Any Charity tops/quilts
      Your finished Block of the Month and $1 per block for the block drawing
      Any donations for the October Sale/Auction (see article)
      Your Lone Star quilts (with hanging rods) for the Library Exhibit

Contact Us:

President                                          First Vice President                       Second Vice President
Sue Spillane                                     Stephanie Alexander                      Pam Kohel
957-7563                                           865-1483                                           788-3358
suespillane@ymail.com                 salexa1636@aol.com                     pkohel@sc.rr.com

Secretary                                          Treasurer                                         Newsletter Editor  
Bernadette Houghton                     Geri Smith                                       Beth Karr          
781-307-8445                                   420-7741                                         699-6577                    
bhoughton560@yahoo.com          dsageri@yahoo.com                       nebulosa@sc.rr.com

Membership                         Charity Programs               Immediate Past President
Pat Whittle                             Beth Karr                               Lynn Lucas
791-0159                               699-6577                               957-7563

Demo Coordinator             Block of the Month Coordinator            Lone Star Exhibit Coord.
Joyce Greer                           Jodi Spillane                                                 Helen Brown
776-5801                               781-5560                                                       787-2615
630p@bellsouth.net               jodilynn_72@yahoo.com                           lbrown71@bellsouth.net


A quilt full of “Thank Yous” to Wilma Black for sharing her quilting journey with the guild last month.  We enjoyed the stories that she connected with each of her quilts.  It was particularly interesting hearing about her quilting diary of what she works on from day to day.  So inspiring, I was sew inspired that I started my own diary the very next day.  Wilma has accomplished so much in such a short time for a new quilter.

Tommy Leitner will be available to service your machine during the December meeting.  The more machines we have, the lower the cost for each machine serviced.  Currently, I have received one response.  I need to hear from more members.  Don’t forget your sewing friends too; they are invited to participate.  If we have more machines than Tommy can work on that evening, Ann Maletic has graciously volunteered her Forest Lake home as a drop-off location.  If your machine doesn’t need cleaning, you are not sewing enough!

The Second Devine Sew Free Sew Day was a blast.  Sixteen ladies and one gentleman attended.  (And he quilts!)  Donna Royson taught her Tumbling Blocks class while two members did some hand sewing and others stitched along with their machines.  Shirley Johnson, the new owner of Pieces & Patches, joined us along with some ladies who are in the infancy of their quilting life.  Welcome Frances and Gail!.  We all hope to see these ladies again at guild or the next Sew Day.  Pitty Pat and Frances brought much humor to our table during lunch; sharing their life stories with us.  I know everyone will agree the end of the day came way too soon and we will certainly do this again.

Susan Lenz, a professional studio artist, is our September guest speaker.  She will present a trunk show of her Grave Rubbing Art Quilts, speaking about how she found her way into art quilting and the inspiration she uses.  Susan has been awarded many fellowships and has received many awards throughout her career.  Please join us on September 9th to welcome Susan Lenz to Devine.   

 Devine Demos

‘There is more than one way to quilt that quilt’   --presented by Donna Royson

Financial Report

Balance August 1                         2877.12
Income August Meeting                  0
Expenditures August Meeting        0
Net Income                                       0
Grand Total                                 2877.12
Block of the Month

In honor of Shark Week, the Double Sawtooth block!  The Theme is “Ocean”.
See http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DoubleSawtoothBlock.html  for construction info.  Perhaps an ocean or water themed fabric for the center square?
In August we had 4 blocks turned in and $3 - won by Joyce Browder.

Love Quilt Programs

We received 6 quilts at the August meeting, giving us a total of 39 completed.  16 have gone to The Children’s Garden, 17 to the Baptist Hospital’s Breast Center, and 6 TBD.
I have some kits, and more tops ready to be quilted—please pick one up at the next meeting.  Children’s pillowcases are also welcome!


New: Patty Gamburg  

Wonderful sew day at Green Hill Baptist Church. We had in attendance about 19 and four of them were visitors.
Lone Star

Wow, after all this time we are finally bringing our Lone Star Quilts to the Devine meeting so that they will be exhibited at the Richland Library. It's not too late if you want to sew up a quick one. We have a lineup of 30 wonderful quilts both old and new, and using a variety of techniques. This is going to be a fascinating show, thank you quilters.
We will have an area set up to receive the quilts. Debbie Hotchkiss is taking care of all the information need on your quilt (you are encouraged to get this finished ahead of time). Joyce Greer will help you install the hooks so that your quilt will hang properly. Mary Cross will check you off the list when you have completed these tasks and filled out the permission to hang, etc. and Anita Bowen will load up your quilts for transportation. Please call or e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns.       ---Helen

October’s Fundraiser: Sale and Auction

Please bring your donation items for sale or auction to the September meeting, so that we have time to price them.  Think patterns, books, precut fabric collections, rulers, tools, etc., etc.  If you have yardage, please pin a note with how many yards.  Have fun bundling up coordinated fabrics, fat quarters, etc.
If you can’t bring items to a meeting, contact one of the Auction Committee members below to make separate arrangements.  Baked goods and other last minute items also be delivered early on the night of the meeting (details later).
            Let’s raise lots of money for future program expenses!
            Beth Karr  nebulosa@sc.rr.com
            Jodi Spillane  jodilynn_72@yahoo.com
            Pat Whittle  whittle4@bellsouth.net
            Judy Carroll  jzcarroll@sc.rr.com

Helen Brown has generously donated a week at a condo at Myrtle Beach, timed to coincide with the annual Myrtle Beach Quilt Party.
Where:  Carolina Grande   2505 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC  29577
When: Monday to Monday, Jan 20 to 27.  Check in 4pm, checkout 10am
Three bedroom condo (two king rooms, one room with 2 double beds, and a pull out sofa).
Two baths.  Balcony, kitchen, laundry.  Microwave, iron and ironing board.  Hot tub on roof; parking garage with 1 designated space, and overflow parking.
There will be a minimum bid requirement, to be announced later.
Pass this on to friends at other guilds—a lot of Columbia quilters go to the Myrtle Beach Quilt Party each year.

Another auction item will be a fixture from the old Quilted Pearl:  a wheeled, triangular display rack. The triangular base is 26” on a side.  Each gridded panel is 21” wide by 72” tall, and the 3 sides fold flat or separate for transport.  They can also be laid against or mounted flat on a wall.  The grid square openings are about 1.5” square.  Included are 44 grid hooks and a few other hanging devices.  This is a terrific way to hang your rulers, cords, tools, etc.  It could also be a great organizer for a spouse with lots of tools.  A picture of it will be at the Sept. meeting and at the auction.  If you are the top bidder, Beth Karr will deliver it to your house (within a 40 mile radius of DQ’s meeting location).

Minutes for the August 5, 2013 Meeting

v Joyce Greer conducted the pre-meeting demonstration on hanging sleeves that meet quilt show standards. She showed members how to fold the fabric to be used for the sleeve, gave us the dimensions of the raw and finished sleeve's width, and explained how to calculate the length of the sleeve to accommodate the intended quilt.  She later made available a YouTube demo by an AQS instructor who covered the same ground so that interested members could review the instructions at their own pace and convenience.
v Stephanie Alexander called the meeting to order since Sue Spillane was out of town and unable to attend the meeting.  Three guests introduced themselves.  Then Stephanie introduced Wilma Black, who gave a trunk show of the quilts she has made over the years.  Wilma is an accomplished needlewoman in crafts that include knitting, cross stitch, and beading.  Her quilts spanned the traditional to the contemporary, and some were embellished with beads.  Wilma happily answered questions from the group at the conclusion of her presentation and left us with the following quote:  "There are many fine things which you mean to do someday, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances.  But the only time that is yours is the present."  (Grenville Kleiser, American author, 1868-1935)
v After Wilma's presentation concluded, there was an intermission so that the members could look over her quilts and talk to her about her quilting journey.
v When the meeting reconvened, the members approved the minutes from the July meeting.  Stephanie reminded everyone about Sew Free Day on Saturday, August 24.  Members who are attending should bring a non-perishable food donation as well as a pot luck item for lunch.
v Susan Lenz will be September's speaker.  The September meeting will take place on the second Monday instead of the first, due to the Labor Day holiday.
v Jodi spoke about the BOM challenge: a 15" double saw tooth block that uses sharks, fish, or the ocean as a theme.  Jodi said the colors should be "ocean-y."  Joyce Browder was the winner of August's blocks.
v Auction items were displayed so that members could get an idea of the things they might submit for sale.  Items are due by the September meeting, although some may be accepted just before the auction if they arrive early enough to be priced.  Some items will have a floor-price and bids below this level will not be accepted.  Baked goods for sale may be brought to the auction the day of.  Jane Gold will be the auctioneer.  Members are asked to invite their quilting friends to this meeting to maximize the funds we hope to raise for our programs.
v Lone star quilts are due at the September meeting.  The organizers would prefer labeled quilts smaller than king size.  The hanging sleeve must accommodate a dowel rod that extends beyond the sleeve.  The quilt maker must provide the dowel rod, but the organizers will provide all other hanging materials.  The hanging sleeve may be split into two or three units in the case of larger quilts.  Quilts are expected to hang in the library for six weeks or so.
v Sewing machines will be serviced at the December meeting.  More information about this event and a sign-up sheet will be provided at upcoming meetings.
v  The birth stone challenge quilts are due at the November meeting.
v  Show and Tell concluded the meeting.

Devine Quilters Future Events for 2013

Oct 7         Program:  Live Auction with Auctioneer Jane Gold
Nov 4        Demo:  Organization in the studio
                  Program:   "A Trip on the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail" with Martha File
                  Challenge Quilts are due.
Dec 2        Program:   Holiday party potluck and sewing mini stockings for Children’s Hospital

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Upcoming Events

 31st Annual Asheville Quilt Show      September 27, 28, 29

Note to members:  If you would like to see a quilting-related event posted in the newsletter, please give Beth Karr the following details in writing at the guild meeting or by email:  name of event; date(s); sponsor or host; location, hyperlink.  Events held prior to the newsletter’s mailing will not be included.