Join the September 17th
"ZOOM" Guild Meeting!
We will hold our September 17th Guild meeting using Zoom video conferencing.
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.
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.
Mel Beach Online Workshop
MODERN DESIGNS & TECHNIQUES:
A SLICE OF IMPROV VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
September 18, 2020
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Let’s explore improvisational piecing one slice at a time! We’ll warm up with the basic Slice and Insert technique and then ask "What if...?" and introduce simple variations that lead to exciting design opportunities. Bring your scraps and learn how improvisational piecing is freeing, forgiving and FUN!
Non Members $45
Class Limit 20 Attendees
Mail your checks and registration form to Palmetto Quilt Guild, PO Box 21558, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925 and then email Teri Levin at (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the workshop list.
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
3,000 MASKS AND COUNTING!
Thank you to all the Guild members who have made masks for our community!
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.