March 2021 PQG Membership Meeting
March 18, 2021 Via Zoom
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Social Hour begins at 12:00
Program: Barn Quilts & Barn Quilt Trails
Take a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.
The program is both informative and entertaining as we explore the way in which our quilting heritage takes on a new meaning as this movement continues to expand.
Speaker: Suzi Perron
Suzi Perron discovered barn quilts on a trip through Kentucky in 2008. She travels full time by RV, speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations - whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts. She has documented over one thousand barn quilts in the process of writing her first book published in 2012 - "Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement". For her second book , released May of 2016, "Following the Barn Quilt Trail", she left her job as a high school teacher and traveled by RV across the country, visiting farms from Georgia to California and even Canada.
Click on the link provided to find information regarding her workshop on Friday the 19th.
Guild Food Collections
In place of our November Holiday Luncheon, we collected food donations on November 19th. We collected over 100 pounds of food, children's shoes and over $260 for use in three of the food pantries in the area; Beaufort HELP, Bluffton Self Help and Sandalwood Community Food Pantry. Thank you to everyone who participated and to the member leaders.
Community Service also provided 20 quilts to be distributed at Bluffton Self Help.
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry said " Your support allows us to keep focused on feeding the Hungry as we move closer to our Dream of building a Safe Resilient Pantry to call home."
The Palmetto Quilt Guild, Incorporated is a South Carolina nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting and preserving the art of quilting through our educational and charitable activities.
Our Purpose: Promote and preserve the art of quilting; Educate the membership on the history of quilting, its intricacies and ongoing evolution, and provide the opportunity for education, communication and participation to enhance the member’s enjoyment in the art of quilting; Promote the art and craft of quilting to the general public by increasing awareness of quilt history, design, and preservation through education and exhibits.
We have 10 membership meetings a year, which are open to the public, and feature nationally-known speakers who share their quilting knowledge and skills through our workshop program. Guests are welcome!
Members get together more informally through our various Bees, and to increase awareness in the quilting arts, The Guild presents a judged Quilt Festival with over 150 quilts on display.
The Palmetto Quilt Guild offers a wonderful opportunity for beginning to experience quilters to share a common passion for the art of quilting. We welcome new members!
Become a member of the Palmetto quilt guild
The Palmetto Quilt Guild welcomes new members! Whether you want to learn to quilt, or you are an experienced quilter, membership in the Guild offers a wonderful opportunity to meet interesting and talented quilters who always are willing to share their knowledge, experience and passion for the art of quilting, as well as, an opportunity to support our Lowcountry nonprofit organizations through our Community Service and Outreach Programs.