Apr 2015 news - Carolina Pine Quilters
Carolina Pine Quilters
Trinity United Methodist Church
2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken
April 13 2015
President – Paula Brown
Newsletter Editor – Karen Erickson
Vice President – Mary Ann Thompson
Webmaster -- Kathy DeMeo
Secretary – Kerry DalSanto
Past President – Sandy Arbuckle
Treasurer – Kathryn Byrd
Thank you to Donna Davis for scheduling
Stephanie Alexander for Trunk Show & Workshop
in January. Thank you to Peggy Hazell for
scheduling Ben Hollingsworth for a Trunk Show in
March. Thank you to RoseAnn Sieple for
scheduling Kimberly Einmo for a March workshop.
Our members’ quilting lives have been greatly
enriched by each Trunk Show & Workshop.
April is a Mad Hatter Tea Party and “Make Your
Own Tea Cup Pin Cushion." Wearing fancy hats
and bringing your own tea cup for drinking tea are
acceptable, not required.
CPQ will supply tea & paper cups for drinking tea.
We will also furnish old tea cups, fiber fill, 8”
Square of Fabric, Pearl Cotton and Glue to make
the Pin Cushions.
Please bring a needle with a large enough eye to
thread pearl cotton, scissors.
Programs for 2015
May -- Quilt Labels (Margot)
June -- Hand Beading (Pat K)
July -- Sewing Room/Garage Sale & Ice
August -- Turkey Placemat Challenge
(Margot); Crazy Quilt Demo & Skills Fair
September -- Art Quilts/SAQA (Paula)
October -- Mary Kay Mouton, Paper
Piecing trunk show
November -- Hand Stitchery Skills Fair
December -- Christmas party
Spring is finally here!! It has already affected the fabrics I
am buying. Nice soft pastels, lots of florals, even some
polka dots. I also managed to buy a few new blouses for
spring!! You know you have to brighten up that wardrobe,
just a little. How does spring affect the fabrics you buy?
CPQ had a large presence at the QSC meeting in Mt.
Pleasant. It was good to see our friends from across the
state. We received the grant from QSC for our quilt show
drapes. We so appreciate their support. Members of our
guild also delivered a Quilt of Valor quilt at the meeting.
A few of us attended the Mancuso show in Savannah in
March. The quality of the quilts was commendable. I
particularly enjoyed Vickie Clontz’s wearable art, featuring
lots of felted pieces and the “50 Shades of Gray” special
exhibit. Make a point to attend a Mancuso show this year.
They are always worth your time.
April brings the AQS show in Paducah, KY the 22nd-25th.
If some of you are going, please give us a report. It has
been quite a few years since I have been, but I know it is a
I am sooo looking forward to the program this month. Be
sure to bring your personal teacup for drinking tea (unless
you don’t mind the paper cups we will furnish). Wear your
spring hat. I have been helping the program committee
collect teacups for you to make your pincushion. We have
a great selection. I have had a great time doing this. I
hope I can stop now! So grab your hat, and your show-ntell and join us for a great program led by Pat Kaufman
and MaryAnn Thompson.
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THIS MONTH'S COLOR IS BLUE. Please
turn in any blue creations, pillowcases,
individual quilt blocks, small quilts, fat
quarter bags, etc. We will find a good loving
home for all of the things turned in.
Carolyn Gibbons and
her fidget quilt
Please remember to turn in any Lydia bags
that you may have. I will have Lydia kits to
distribute if you need them.
We had a great workshop making fidget
quilts. We will have another on April 20 (the
Monday after our regular meeting.) We will
meet at 9:00 a.m. at Hobby Lobby. Pat will
have everything you need to work on. Just
bring your sewing machine (or be prepared
to do handwork) and enthusiasm!
Marolyn Floyd and
her fidget quilt
If you took Comfort Quilt squares to work on,
please bring to Doris at the meeting.
Several people have worked with the
residents at Helping Hands making the
pillows. Sparky has been teaching one of
the girls to do applique for her project.
Applique made at
Pillow made at
I am making charity quilts with the pattern handed out
at last month's meeting by Carolyn Gibbons. I have set
a goal for myself. If any of you have fabric you can
donate to the cause it would be greatly appreciated. I
need: 1 yd, 3/4 yd, and 1/2 yd pieces. The finished
sizes are about 41 x 57 so if you have any pieces large
enough for backs, that would also be appreciated. I will
be at next month's meeting, so bring it on!
Thanks, Sparky Arbuckle
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Please join us!
On the third Sunday of
each month The Woolies
meet to share a love of quilting with nontraditional materials. Everyone is welcome at
Sally Kings house that day from 1 to 4pm.
Call if you need information or directions.
Cathi Gainey, owner and creative power
behind Shakerwood Woolens will be bringing
the contents of her entire show booth to
Sally's on Sunday April 19th. If you've seen
Cathi's booth at shows you know she has
something for everyone so I hope you will
consider dropping by to say "Hi" and look at
what's new, even if you don't work in wool.
This is open to EVERYONE, so please join
Peggy Hazell & Babs Farr
Balance on 02/23/2015
Balance on 01/19/2015
Tip of the Month
Linda Jo Yehle
Welcome New Members!
When shopping for fabrics, take
the pattern. Also, tack fabric
samples to a 3" x 5" index card so
you can find just the right fabric
by comparing it to what you
Gail Hunter has about 10 years of
quilting experience, but is new to CPQ.
Judy Nightingale was convinced by
friends and neighbors to give quilting a
Laura Muckenfyss is back after about a
10 year hiatus. She likes to make her
own quilt patterns.
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(new in bold)
May 1 - 2
Sea Island Quilters Quilt Show
Holiday Inn & Suites on Boundary
St., Beaufort, SC
100+ quilts of all sizes; traditional,
modern and art.
10:00 am - 5 pm
Brief Biography of Linda Knutson
2015 Quilt Show Judge
First off, I have been quilting since 1967 and teaching
the last 25 years. I hope that doesn't give my age away.
I have taught at QSC Fall Retreat several times and
enjoyed every one of them. For the last 10 years, I have
been teaching three quilting classes every week at the
Summerville Senior Center and for the last 2 years, 1 or
2 classes a month at People, Places and Quilts shop. My
first quilt book "The Low Country Sampler" was
published this year and I will be teaching it at 2015 QSC
Fall Retreat. I've been judging on and off for the last 20
years and hope to continue for another 20 years.
Judging has always been the fun side to quilting because
I know what I've written on a judging sheet was to help
a quilter improve and challenge herself or himself to a
higher standard of quality in the next project to be
I also repair, stabilize and collect antique quilts. I also
have researched quilts, patterns and designers of the past
with national quilt historian Merikay Waldvogel and
others. I've had many of my own quilts judged and have
earned several ribbons for them. Every comment on my
quilts have helped me improve and see where my weak
areas were. So you can see there are many venues in
quilting which I have been lucky enough to be part of. I
hope quilting keeps you busy and contented as it has for
For Sale: 1938 Singer Featherweight sewing
Seller: First Presbyterian Church
This machine is beautiful, and she sews a
beautiful stitch. It has all the attachments and the
case is in good condition, except the leather
handle has deteriorated. The owner's manual is
intact, but is saturated with machine oil. I would
recommend a reprinted edition. The machine was
serviced in 2011, but has not been used. The
church women are offering this machine at
$200.00. The proceeds will be used for mission
Call Margot Salzman for information.
I will bring the machine to the April meeting.
Cares and Concerns
If you know of a guild member who is ill or
has experienced the loss of a family member,
please notify Peggy Hazell to request a card
be sent to them.
Peggy's contact information is
[email protected] or phone 502-3173.
* * * Remember to wear your name badge
to the meetings or put 50¢ in the money
box on the hospitality table! * * *
Next Month’s Meeting – May 11, 2015
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