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QUILTING GUILD NEWSLETTER
NQA Chapter #662 Greenville, SC www.foothillsquilts.com
July 2015 Volume XXIV, No.6
Next Guild Meeting – please note date
July 7, 2015, at 7pm
Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
5020 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC
July is our annual "Summer Social!" Please bring a dish to pass to
share with your fellow guild members.
REMEMBER inserts for the next newsletter are due to Dagmar
Theodore no later than July 24, 2015 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Happy Birthday in July:
Pam Price 7-2, Robert Roue 7-4, Janet Ginn 7-7, Barbara Philips 7-8,
Nancy Childress 7-9, Judy Locke 7-12, Carol Alperin 7-13, Carolyn
Jones 7-13, Karen Schleier 7-24, Cheryl Brickey 7-27, Susan Carmines
7-27, Debbie Nelson 7-27.
July is our social so refreshments are brought by all.
Winners of the dollar door prizes were Susan Parlor, Elinor Goss and
Kathy Grazio; Debbie Miller (Pelzer), Linda Fry and Bob Roue won the
The Block of the Month was won by Lynette Baker.
President’s message – Karen Carson
This first “message” for our 2015-16 quilt guild year is full of
“Thank you” to the founders of our guild who, back in 1983,
got together to form the group we are today. Can you
imagine all of the techniques, tools, machines and technology
that have evolved over the past 33 years? I believe the
charter members would be proud of how their vision has
“Thank you” to all of our past presidents who have guided the
guild through many trends, quilt shows and yards of fabric.
Finally, “thank you” to all of our current – and future –
members who will carry on the 33 year old legacy that is
Foothills Piecemakers Quilting Guild. Remember that there
are many ways to participate in our guild; serving on a
committee (or two) and helping with the 2016 Quilt Show
comes to mind. The contribution of your time and talents will
be satisfying for you and appreciated by us.
Here’s to all of us working together to continue stitching and
growing this beautiful, fun filled and colorful quilt guild.
I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks to the entire
guild for allowing me the opportunity to be your president for
the last 2 years! I truly feel blessed to be a part of this guild
that not only educates and inspires quilters but also reaches
out into the community to provide service and comfort to
others. Last but not least, thank you so much for the "quilt
class bag and travel tote" as well as the generous Visa card!
Your generosity is truly appreciated.
Happy Stitch'n! Kristin Kipper
Membership News – Sue Burton
We had 82 members signed in by the end of our June
meeting. We also had 9 guests! What a turnout! At least 3 of
our visitors attended to see and hear our speaker, Deb
Heatherly, and well worth the trip! Our visitors included
Barbara Marlowe and Barbara Salers, visiting from out of
state; Ellen Henderson and Nancy Murray, members of
Landrum Quilters; R. Carol White from Marietta, SC; Bobbie
Nichols and Pam Kerrington of Greer; Nancy Vandiver of
Simpsonville; and last but not least, returning guest JoAnna
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Renkowski who claims to have been quilting for 100 years.
We certainly hope to see most of you returning next month.
Speaking of July, it's that time of year again, time to join as a
new member or to renew your membership. Our annual dues
continue to be a bargain at just $20. Checks may be made out
to Foothills Piecemakers Quilting Guild or FPQG, or you may
pay with cash. In order to expedite the process, I will once
again have an envelope for each renewing member with the
contact information we have on it. You will be asked to
confirm that the information continues to be accurate and to
return the envelope to me with your dues inside. There
usually is a bit of a traffic jam at the membership table during
this time, but we will try to minimize the delay. You can
expect to have your new membership card by the end of the
meeting. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
You actually have until the September meeting to renew and
still be included in the new membership directory, but why
wait? Join or renew early and often!
New and soon-to-be new members, remember that we will
have a new member social for you before the September
meeting, just for you. Stay tuned.
If you haven't picked up your 10 tickets yet for the 2016
Opportunity Quilt please do so at the next meeting. Tickets
can be picked up next to membership. If you choose not to
sell, I would greatly appreciate you just letting us keep your
tickets to save us from having to print extras. If you would like
more tickets than 10, just ask! Also, if you know
somewhere to display the quilt or want to take the quilt
somewhere to help sell tickets, just let me know!! Thank you!
As our new year begins, please let me know if anyone in our
guild is in need of a card! Thanks! Kristin Kipper
Carolina Cut Ups
The Carolina Cut Ups Quilting Bee meets the first Wednesday
of every month beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bring a project to work
on, a lunch (or some members go out to eat), and a $1
contribution (collected at each meeting). New people are
always welcome! We meet in the crafts room located in the
Family Life Center of Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 W.
Main St., Taylors. For additional information contact Darleen
Karen Carson 850-1115 email@example.com
Sandy Wolf 236-8221 Send to Kristin’s email
Lynette Baker 346-8225 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patty Stonitsch 315-8448 email@example.com
Dagmar Theodore 915-5053 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Kipper 848-0521 email@example.com
Block of the Month
Nicole McClelland 363-8262 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deb Plummer 616-2828 Jb_djp@aol.com
Sandy Helsel 640-7437 Shelsel65$gmail.com
Susan Gosnell 420-6158 Tsgosnell2@gmail.com
Suzanne Brehm 865-705-8460 email@example.com
Johellen George 982-2314 Johellen@att.net
Linda Harper 498-8154 Lbjy102@aol.com
Sue Burton 895-6148 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Brickey 561-8396 email@example.com
Lois Gaston 297-1329 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phyllis Costa 352-476-1929 Highlite455@yahoo.com
Quilt Show 2016
Sandy Wolf 236-8221 Send to Kristin’s email
Darleen Sanford 593-1483 Darleen_sanford@yahoo.com
Linda Fry 458-9357 email@example.com
Jean Roue 801-3832 firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Roue 616-2933 email@example.com
Row/Round Robin open
Secret Stitcher open
Carol Johnson 235-1910 firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Phillips 288-8188 email@example.com
QSC Representative &
Quilts of Valor State
Susan Perham 967-3942 firstname.lastname@example.org