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Upcoming Meetings & Classes:
- July 9th @ 7p- Meeting: Ice Cream Social with slide show from last quilt show. Sea Island and Modern Quilt Guilds will be our guests.
- July 11th 8a - 4p - Sew Day for Emanuel AME Comfort Quilt Project
- Yard SALE!!! Start weeding your sewing rooms now!
Only members who are current with their dues will receive or have access to the newsletter. Click here for the 2015 Membership Form. Show your guild card at Hancock's and many of the local quilt stores for a 10% discount.
Emanuel AME Comfort Quilt Project - Sew Day July 11
As we all are so painfully aware, Charleston, SC has been saddened by the horrific tragedy that occurred at Emanuel AME Church on Wednesday, June 17th 2015. Despite their devastating loss, Emanuel AME Church and immediate family members of the victims have been the very image of Christ’s mercy and grace.
In an effort to bring comfort to the families that have lost loved ones, Cobblestone Quilters Guild is facilitating a project to make quilts to comfort them. We will be working in conjunction with local, state and national quilt guilds in a unified effort to wrap these families in love and comfort. This is a project of love and unity to provide quilts for the families of the victims of Emanuel AME Church.
We are asking for 12.5” unfinished blocks that will be assembled into tops during our Sew Day on July 11 at Yeamans’s Park Presbyterian Church from 8-4. Whole quilt tops of your own design are also welcome! FIVE of our fabulously talented AND GENEROUS long arm quilters have offered to help quilt the tops we create. The comfort quilts will then be delivered to Emanuel AME church to be distributed to those affected.
CLICK HERE for all the details.
Our sew day is July 11, so we would appreciate having blocks as soon as possible, but will continue to accept them through July 31. Blocks, quilts, and other donations may be brought to the July Cobblestone Guild meeting July 9th, the Emanuel Comfort Quilt Sew Day on July 11th, mailed to Vicki Eslick (1105 Wesley Grove Rd., Cottageville, SC 29435) or dropped off at any of our local quilt shops who have graciously agreed to be drop off sites for blocks or finished quilts.
- People, Places, & Quilts (Summerville)
- Five Eighth Seams (West Ashley)
- Stitch n’ Sew Fabrics (Mt. Pleasant)
Cobblestone will be manning a booth at The Quilting and Knitting Expo in Columbia on July 24 & 25 for collection of blocks and other donations from quilters across the state. Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts - Free Admission for Volunteers. Contact Vicki or Wendy directly, or though our contact page to help!
Dianna's Golden Needle
Dianna, a young lady from NC, is working towards her Girl Scout Gold Award Project by making twin size quilts for teens who age out of the Foster care program, while also raising community awareness about the needs for Foster Care. She hopes to collect "Scrappy Trips Around the World" blocks (Bonnie Hunter's fun pattern is found at http://quiltville.com/scrappytripspf.html) for these quilts from every state in the country. Members are encouraged to bring blocks for this project to the July meeting. For more info on this worthy endeavor click here.
Block of the Month
Block of the Month will have an exciting new format in 2015! Check out the Block of the Month page for more information and the patterns we've had so far! In July we are doing Duck and Ducklings!
Modern Quilter, Lizzy House, Comes to Charleston
The Charleston Modern Quilt Guild is thrilled to host fabric and quilt designer Lizzy House this August 28-30 for 3 - full-day quilting classes. Well known for her whimsical and modern fabrics, Lizzy will be teaching her popular “The Meadow” quilt on two different days, as well as a full-day mini quilt class. More Info
Quilt Show 2016 News
The Categories and Awards have been announced for the 2016 show! Which will YOU enter? Check them out now! Visit the Quilt Show page for more information.
2016 Quilt Show Theme Challenge Winnter!
"Once Upon a Southerntime" by Terrie Spohn
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The Cobblestone Quilters Facebook Group is a great place for members to keep up with the news, and showcase your creativity! Post pictures of your projects and activities! Lets show the world our stuff! Be sure to visit and "invite" other guild members!
We are continuing with Halos in 2015. Last year we donated over 60 quilts to HALOS, but we can do BETTER for this worthy organization! Any size quilt is acceptable from crib to queen, but the greatest need in for single bed size. Thank you to all who have helped on this project. Please bring your completed quilts to the meeting and give them to Louise Schmidt or contact Louise directly or through the contact page. Click here for More info
QSC Piecable Retreat at White Oak - October 16-18, 2015
There will be exciting classes or bring your own projects. Visit Quilters of South Carolina(http://www.quiltersofsc.org/Retreat.htm) to view pictures and descriptions of the classes. Online registration opens Sunday, July 12 at 2pm.
Friendship Splinter Group issues a challenge to make some FIDGET QUILTS. Do you have One hour to spare? To make our first Fidget Quilt only took one hour... We have two facilities that have asked for our support making Fidget Quilts. Fidget quilts give wondering hands comfort to Alzheimer, Dementia and Autistic children. Check out google for more ideas: Fidget Quilts are similar to a toddler’s busy book with activities. Make a small quilt sandwich (backing, batting, and top). They don’t have to be big 18” x18 (about the size of a placemat). What to put on them? Goggle: Fidget Quilt to see examples. Some suggestions: Different textured material, bright colors, fleece, flannel, UFO blocks, smocking, tucking, bright colors, ribbons. Other suggestion; Velcro, buckles, pockets (cut off shirts), zippers, bath scrunches, things that makes noise.
Guidelines: 1) Make it durable – for continual washing. 2) Bright cloth, 3) Think about chocking hazard, 4) Nothing that fingers can get suck in. Contact Enid Edgeworth directly, or send an inquiry through the contact page. And.... post your creation on our Facebook Group!
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