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Join the September 17th

"ZOOM" Guild Meeting!

We will hold our September 17th Guild meeting using Zoom video conferencing.

1:00 PM  

September PROGRAM:    

"Challenge Yourself"

By Mel Beach

Discover the world of Quilt Challenges and the many opportunities awaiting you (and your quilts!). Join me as I recount my adventures (including a few misadventures) while participating in quilt challenges at both the local and national/international level. I hope to inspire you by sharing my own quilts and their stories, along with tips/tricks that I hope will inspire and encourage you to enter your own quilts, regardless of style or level of experience/skill! Presentation includes a slide show followed by a trunk show including 25+ of my challenge quilts.

Speaker Background:

Mel Beach is a San Jose, CA based quilt artist, teacher and lecturer, who breaks away from tradition by adding her own modern, beautifully textured and colorful twists. She loves stretching her creativity through her completion of 80+ quilt challenges at the local and international level. Her quilts draw upon her inquisitive nature of asking "What If?", “Why Not?”, working in a series, comedy improv studies, along with her love of nature, photography and sketching.

Mel is passionate about teaching/lecturing, with a focus on quilting on a domestic machine and modern quilting techniques. Starting in 2016, Mel has taught for quilt shops, guilds and quilt shows throughout CA, with engagements in OR, WA, NV, NB, and NY, and several large venues: Road to California, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and Craft Napa.

Her quilts have been exhibited locally, juried into national quilt shows and traveling exhibits, published in books/magazines, earned awards/ribbons and selected as Finalists. She is a Michael Miller Brand Ambassador and AccuQuilt GO! Getter. Mel was featured on Quilting Arts TV (series 2500 and 2600) and The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims (episode 2112), and has published articles with Quilting Arts Magazine and The Craft Industry Alliance.

Upcoming events

Wendy Analla's Hand Quilting Workshop

If you missed the June ZOOM meeting, check out Wendy's workshop on YouTube!

The video is in 6 segments, they are labeled 1-6 so you can find each segment easily.

Click this link and it should take you straight to YouTube.  You will need to search for Wendy Analla in the top search box to find the videos.  

Download Wendy's workshop handout:

Hand Quilting Tips from Wendy Analla.pdf


for our Medical and First Responder Heroes!

There is a shortage of face masks, not just locally, but across the country.  We have joined the fight against COVID19 by making face masks to help protect our medical and first responder heroes!  These fabric masks can be worn over the special N95 mask to give it more longevity since the fabric face mask can easily be removed and washed.  They can also be worn by anyone who is coughing and sneezing to help minimize the spread of their germs.

Instructions for Making Masks: Instructions for making masks.pdf

Drop Off Locations:  The masks will be donated to local facilities first and then to other areas that are in need.  The list will be updated as we identify additional facilities. Drop Off Locations.pdf


Thank you to all the Guild members who have made masks for our community!

2020 Raffle Quilt Winner Announced!

Members of the Palmetto Quilt Guild gathered to pick the winning raffle ticket despite the cancellation of their 2020 Quilt Festival as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Lana Armstrong, 2020 Quilt Festival Chair drew the winning ticket from the thousands sold while other festival organizers, including Kathryn Womble, who was in charge of ticket sales, Sylvia Cameron, the leader of the quilt production group and Pam Rubinos, Guild President, looked on.  

The name on the winning ticket was Dr. Rosalyn Lester who is now the proud owner of “Island Compass”.  “Oh my gosh!  I’m so happy to win this beautiful quilt, I admire the workmanship, it is phenomenal!” said Rosalyn when she was contacted by phone after her winning ticket was pulled. 

The quilt, titled “Island Compass” was inspired by a pattern designed by Liz Schwartz and Stephen Seifert, and quilted by Guild member, Deborah Bryant.

The biennial Quilt Festival and Quilt Raffle are the Guild’s primary fundraising projects which support educational, Community Service, Outreach and Scholarship programs. 


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!

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The Palmetto Quilt Guild is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

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.

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     Palmetto Quilt Guild, Inc.

     PO Box 21558

     Hilton Head Island, SC 29925-1558

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