Palmetto Quilt Guild Incorporated

PROMOTING THE ART OF QUILTING IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY

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April 2021 PQG Membership Meeting   

April 15th, 2021 Via Zoom

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Social Hour begins at 12:00 

Program: My Eclectic Quilt Pageant

Join one of the world's most enthusiastic personalities for oooh's, aaah's and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh and interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces. Susan Cleveland will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you're sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognize many quilts as winner's in AQS Paducah Shows and International Quilt Festivals in Houston. She is a very popular speaker and teacher and her schedule fills up years in advance.

Speaker: Susan Cleveland

Susan's enthusiasm for quilting is said to be contagious! In classes she keeps an upbeat and sometimes wild setting. Her quilts have received many awards in International competitions since 1997 where judges have commented on the workmanship and original stye with unique designs. She is thrilled to include charming, unexpected elements such as special threads, prairie points, piping and creating binding techniques. She invented the Groovin' Piping Trimming Tool which is used to trim piping seam alliances, and the Prairie Pointer Pressing Tool. In 2010 she was named Minnesota Quilter of the Year!

Susan's Website

If you would like to be a guest at our membership meeting, please contact us using the email below. Include any questions you may have.

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Click on the link provided to find information regarding her workshop on Friday the 16th.

Susan Cleveland Workshop Friday April 16th, 2021

Upcoming events


A Thread Runs Through It

Group Exhibition by 

Art Quilters of the Lowcountry

featuring works by

Ron Hodge, Ro Morrissey, Donna Stankiewicz, Peg Weschke, and Jody Wigton

On View April 2- 24, 2021

Park Circle Gallery

4820 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405

Gallery Hours

Tue. - Fri. 10am-6pm / Sat. Noon-4pm

Free admission

For further information call (843)637-3565 or email culturalarts@northcharleston.org

Upcoming events

    • April 15, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    April 2021 PQG Membership Meeting

    April 15, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

    Social hour begins at 12:00

    Speaker: Susan Cleveland

    Program: My Eclectic Quilt Pageant

    Susan's enthusiasm for quilting is said to be contagious! in classes, she keeps an upbeat and sometimes wild setting. Her quilts have received many awards in international competitions since 1997 where judges have commented on the workmanship and original style with unique designs. She is thrilled to include charming, unexpected elements such as specialty threads, prairie points, piping and great binding techniques. She invented the Groovin' Piping Trimming Tool which is used to trim piping seam allowances, and the Prairie Pointer Pressing Tool. In 2010 she was named Minnesota Quilter of the Year!


    Join one of the world's most enthusiastic personalities for 000's, aaaah's and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh and interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces.

    Susan will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you're sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognize many quilts as winner's in AQS Paducah Shows and International Quilt Festivals in Houston. She is a very popular speaker and teacher and her schedule fills up years in advance.

    Susan's Website

    If you would like to be a guest at our membership meeting, please contact us using the email below. Include any questions you may have.

    Contact Us

    • April 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Demo Class: Quilt Bindings: Simple to Spectacular

    Teacher: Susan Cleveland

    Time 10:00AM to 1:00 PM EST

    With lively projected demos, every detail of a quality finish will be covered including some revolutionary ideas! Susan will cover preparing and squaring the quilt, making nice miters, joining tails (her special technique) and finishing for a show-quality back. Options such as an all-machine finish and odd angled corners will be shown as well. Things will then get wild with her Piping Hot Binding technique and lots of variations such as double-piping, embellished piping, invisible binding with piping and drum roll please, her brand-new calligraphic binding from her 2016 show quilt. Give your quilts the fabulous finishes they deserve. See binding samples below.


    Member Cost: $30.00

    Non-member Cost: $36

    Workshop Registration Form.pdf

    • May 20, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Program: Trunk Show for Palmetto Quilt Guild

    Join Diana Mann of Murgaboo Quilts, Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design: Tools for the Realist, not the Idealist Trunk Show. Diana will be talking about why she loves the tools and how to make piecing your quilts easier and more fun. She will talk about and demo the Square Squared tool and show how it can be used for and demo the Diamond Rects tool and show how easy it is to get a precise unit without paper piecing. In addition she will have an array of quilts, all made with Studio 180 tools

    Speaker: Diana Mann

    Diana Mann began quilting in 2014 after her husband bought her a sewing machine for Christmas. She took a beginning quilting class at Wish Upon a Quilt in

    Raleigh, NC and she's been quilting ever since. She discovered Studio Design in 2016 and in 2019 began teaching the tools at the same shop were she learned to quilt. In 2020 she went through training to become a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor. She loves to show her students how to get precision in their piecing and helping them find joy in their hobby.

    Website - Murgabooquilts.com

    If you would like to be a guest at our membership meeting, please contact us using the email below. Include any questions you may have.

    Contact Us

    • May 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom

    Workshop: Smooth Sailing Wall Hanging

    Leader: Diana Mann

    Storm At Sea is a popular quilt pattern, but is traditionally made by either paper piecing or using templates. Studio 180 Design has simplified that process with the "Square Squared" and "Diamond Rects" tools. Join Diana Mann of Murgaboo Quilts, a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, as she show you how to make a variation of the timeless quilt called Smooth Sailing. In the six-hour workshop she will take you through how to make all the units needed for a gorgeous 24" X 24" wall hanging. You will be able to complete the whole project during class. (A discount code will be made available for shopping.)

    Click on the the link below to view and/or print the fabric requirements sheet.

    Smooth Sailing.pdf

    This class will take place over Zoom. Here are a few things you need to know before class starts.

    * Make sure Zoom is working on your computer, tablet or phone.

    * Make sure you have video and audio working. You will be able to ask questions and show your work to your instructor for help. Asking questions is encouraged. Others may have the same questions you do!

    * Please show up to class a few minutes early with your supplies and your sewing or embroidery machine ready to go. Class will start on time. Your instructor will admit you into the class when they see you have signed in.

    * Please make sure to mute your audio when you are at your sewing or embroidery machine! If we have 10 to 15 machines going at once it will be very loud. If you forget to mute, your instructor may do so but will let you know.

    * If you need to take a call or help someone in your household, please be considerate of others and step away or mute your audio.

    * The class will not be recorded. We also ask that you don't share class materials or the link to the class with anyone. The instructor will be available after class by email for follow up questions.

    We're excited to be able to share this learning experience with you. If you have questions prior to class, please feel free to contact you instructor. They want to make sure you are prepared and get the most from the class.

    Diana Mann's Email

    Member Cost: $50

    Non-member Cost: $55

    Workshop Registration Form.pdf

    Wish Upon a Quilt Store Wish Upon A Quilt Website

    • June 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Program: What Is and How To Use Hobbs Battings

    A Live Virtual Lecture 

    Speaker: Stephanie Hackney, Director of Sales & Marketing, Craft & Retail Products of Hobbs Bonded Fibers

    If you would like to be a guest at our membership meeting, please contact us using the email below. Include any questions you may have.

    Contact Us

    • June 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    PQG Sew-A-Long

    We will hold a Zoom sew-a-long using a specific pattern. The pattern is yet to be selected. Please contact Cindy Strickland Cindy's Email if you would like to attend.

    • July 15, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Program: "Quilting with Vintage Linens" a narrated PowerPoint Presentation

    Speaker: Rhonda Dort 

    If you would like to be a guest at our membership meeting, please contact us using the email below. Include any questions you may have.

    Contact Us

    • September 16, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom

    Program: "Quilting with African Fabrics" Trunk Show

    Speaker: Lisa Shephard Steward of Cultured Expressions

    • September 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom

    Workshop: "Ankara String Quilt" 

    Leader: Lisa Shepard Steward

    African Prints in a Jelly roll available from Cultured Expressions or use fabrics of you choice.

    Cultured Expressions

    Member cost: $55

    Non-member cost: $60

    Workshop Registration Form.pdf


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."





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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