Palmetto Quilt Guild Incorporated

PROMOTING THE ART OF QUILTING IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY

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Program: "Quilting with African Fabrics" Trunk Show

Speaker: Lisa Shephard Stewart of Cultured Expressions


Upcoming events



Upcoming events

    • September 21, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hargray Community Room

    Community Service Day

    Hargray Community Room - Pick up kits to sew, sandwiches to quilt or drop off your completed work.

    862A William Hilton Hwy

    Hilton Head Island SC

    • September 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    Future meetings will be a mix of in-person and Zoom meetings until further notice.

    The Palmetto Quilt Guild's Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, except in July and November. 

    Meetings begin at 10 AM.  The meeting location alternates between the Hargray Community Room on HHI and the Palmetto Electric New River Community Room in Hardeeville.

    Any Palmetto Quilt Guild member is welcome to attend.


    • October 21, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • HHI Beach & Tennis Club

    Program: "My Journey in Quilting"

    Note Time Change

    The lecture will include how she started her journey in quilting not realizing that her ethnicity (Indian) would have such a huge influence on her - and even surprises her to this day when she designs and "colors" her quilts. She will also talk about her process of designing - from paper to fabric and her teaching methods - giving her students confidence in this color choices, how to speed up the prep process and lastly why they should have fun sewing quilts! Irene will be in Australia so her presentation will be via Zoom, projected on a screen in the meeting room.

    Speaker: Irene Blanck

    I live in Melbourne, Australia. I have been quilting for the last 30 years but only started designing in 2007. I have done all sorts of quilts but what I love best is needle turn appliqué. I enjoy teaching classes in all aspects of needle turn appliqué. I try and make my classes fun and stress-free and like to think of them as "sit and sew" sessions - or "mini quilt-ins" - where we have a fun and relaxing day, chatting to friends as well as learning new techniques or perfecting old ones. In my classes I teach all the shortcuts which I've learnt over the years - mostly from making mistakes and dong things over and over again.

    I have been extremely fortunate to teach in Australia, the US and Europe. Quiltmania published a book of my quilts in 2015 titled Focus on Appliqué.

    I mostly teach needle-turn appliqué, reverse appliqué, the use of glue - NO pins, and preparing and making hexagons. I encourage quilters to prepare a complete block so that it is portable and can be completed anywhere, any time.

    One of the main things I found when teaching is that people can be very hesitant about choosing fabric. I enjoy this aspect of my designing and try and instill confidence in my students about choosing color and particularly NOT stressing out with this process.


    • October 22, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Via Zoom

    Workshop: Matilda

    In this workshop you will learn how to - choose fabric with confidence - make stems with the Clover bias maker - make circles with Karen Kay Buckley circles - prep the straight-line vases - needle turn leaves with curves and points. You will learn to use a LIGHTBOX effectively and I share all my short cuts to make prepping your quilt quick and fun.

    Students are required to purchase the Matilda PDF Pattern from Irene prior to the workshop. Cost of pattern is $14 Australian  or about $11 US. For the pattern, click on the link to Irene Blanck's website: Irene Blanck's Website   For any questions, contact Teri Levin - Teri's Email

    Click on the file provided to understand requirements for class: MATILDA Requirements.pdf

    Member Cost: $45 + cost of pattern

    Non-Member Cost: $50 + cost of pattern

    Workshop Registration Form.pdf

    • October 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    Future meetings will be a mix of in-person and Zoom meetings until further notice.

    The Palmetto Quilt Guild's Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, except in July and November. 

    Meetings begin at 10 AM.  The meeting location alternates between the Hargray Community Room on HHI and the Palmetto Electric New River Community Room in Hardeeville.

    Any Palmetto Quilt Guild member is welcome to attend.


    • November 18, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • TidePointe

    Palmetto Quilt Guild

    Holiday Luncheon

    November 18, 2021


    At TidePointe

    • December 07, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    Future meetings will be Zoom meetings until further notice.

    The Palmetto Quilt Guild's Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, except in July and November. 

    Meetings begin at 10 AM.  The meeting location alternates between the Hargray Community Room on HHI and the Palmetto Electric New River Community Room in Hardeeville.

    Any Palmetto Quilt Guild member is welcome to attend.


    • January 20, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • HHI Beach & Tennis Resort

    Program: "Candace Hassen Trunk Show"

    I have 20 large quilts to show. Most are bed sized. I share how I got the idea to make each one; along with the strategies I use throughout my process to stay organized, get things finished and have fun doing it. I share why I made the design decisions that I made. I hope to help you see the world around you with fresh eyes, and get inspired by so much more than just other quilts. I love hearing from those who have seen my program: that I inspired them and made them feel like they could do it!


    Speaker: Candace Hassen

    Working with color relationships is my favorite thing. I enjoy studying motifs from other cultures to get ideas for my work. I get many design ideas from nature, paintings and other artistic mediums as well as vintage quilts and other textiles. I prefer making quilts that contain many fabrics; because I believe that this gives the viewer a much more interesting and pleasing quilt to look at. It also makes the quilt much more versatile; and will help to add a beautiful focal point or unique accent piece to a wider variety of rooms.

    I have a bachelor's degree in art and have been weaving for 35 years; both of which I believe have had a big influence in the way I use color and pattern in my quilt designs. My quilts have been published in McCall's quilting magazine and have won numerous awards in local quilt shows and fairs. I have self-published patterns for many of my quilts.


    Email: Candace's email

    Pinterest: Quilt Designs by Candace

    Instagram: quilts_by_Candace

    • January 21, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • To Be Determined

    Workshop: "Let's Polka"

    Leader: Candace Hassen

    This is a wonderful class for beginners as well as experienced quilters. This quilt uses very simple blocks such as half and quarter triangles to make a beautiful contemporary design. We will discuss different ways of laying out these block and fun ways to make them more unique with the use of color placement and stripes or other directional prints.


    Member Cost: $40 + $7 pattern

    Non-Member Cost: $46 + $7 pattern

    Supply List For Let's Polka.pdf




    • February 17, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TBD

    Program: "From a Small-Town Girl to Designer" A Trunk Show

    Speaker: Dawn Heese

    Dawn will take us on her journey into the quilting business. We will lean how she got into publishing and fabric design. Includes a trunk show of some of her quilts

    Dawn is an author, pattern and fabric designer and an award-winning quilter. She has published 5 books with Kansas City Star and her second book, published by Quiltmania was released in April 2020.

    She designs quilt and push needle patterns under the name Linen Closet Designs. Her patterns have a vintage, folk art appeal.

    Dawn's work can be seen in international and national magazines such as Quiltmania, Simply Vintage, Quilt Country and More and Primitive Quilts and Projects. She teaches in France and all over the US. sharing her love of appliqué and quilting. Dawn lives in Prairie Home, MO.

    • February 18, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • TBD


    Workshop: "Above the Meadow"

    If you thought wool appliqué was all pearl cotton and a buttonhole stitch, think again. In this workshop we will work on creating this darling wool appliqué on cotton background, using a 50 wt. cotton thread for all the stitching.


    Above the Meadow Workshop Supply Sheet.pdf

    Member Cost: $40

    Non-member Cost: $46

    Pattern Cost (Required): $7

    Workshop Registration Form.pdf



ABOUT PQG

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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Contact PQG:
       palmettoquiltguild@gmail.com

Address:

     Palmetto Quilt Guild, Inc.

     PO Box 21558

     Hilton Head Island, SC 29925-1558





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