Foothills Piecemakers Quilting Guild
Greenville, South Carolina
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On September 21-24, the first Foothills Piecemakers Retreat was held at Pleasantridge Retreat Center.
We had lots of fun and not only worked on our own projects but also managed to complete 40 blocks that are being turned into charity quilts. See the slide show below:
Our member, Cheryl Brickey, won 1st place in the American Patchwork & Quilting Nine-Patch Challenge at QuiltCon held in Savannah, GA in February for "Warp and Weft". Congratulations, Cheryl!
In addition to the many contributions by our members at each guild meeting, our quilters meet the second Saturday (Earth Fare, Pelham Road) for work sessions to sew quilts and tote bags to donate to those in need.
Liz Florom's class was a full success:
In June 2017, Nancy Mahoney taught her workshop about wavy pineapples. The picture below shows the participants and their blocks, all set together to show the potential of the final quilt top.
The May 2017 meeting was the guild's 34th anniversary and Elinor Goss baked a cake for the guild meeting. As usual, it was very delicious and not a piece was left over.
On April 13 our member, Carol Johnson, led a section of an Olli class held at Furman University. The class was titled “Appalachian Sampler II” and our portion focused on “Quilts: The Meaning and Methods of the Various Patterns”. Sixty students were in attendance and were able to see more than 30 quilts dating back to the late 1800’s along with vintage sewing supplies. The photo is of Carol, on the left, and student Sue Grady with two of Sue’s quilts.