Palmetto Quilt Guild Incorporated

PROMOTING THE ART OF QUILTING IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY

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January 2021 PQG Membership Meeting   

January 21, 2021 Via Zoom

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

Program: "Love Where You Create: It's Not a One Size Fits Solution"

Learn to build a creative place that works for you, your space, your your budget and where you are right now.

Speaker: Lilo Bowman

Lilo Bowman has worked as a floral designer translator, tour guide, wedding planner and is now editor-in-chief of the TheQuiltShow.com. Her work has been varied, often challenging, but always creative.

Since early childhood she has been instilled with the desire for and love of doing something with your hands, learned by observing the varied and beautiful items crafted by both of her grandmothers. Raised in a German culture, Lilo was always keenly aware of and fascinated with objects (whether utilitarian or decorative) that were attractively displayed while still being orderly.

Food, travel (both as a military wife and tourist) and curiosity about other cultures have also played a large role in shaping Lilo's sense of taste and design and her understanding of how others prioritize the items they choose to have in their homes. Being surrounded by strong, independent and civic-minded female role models has instilled a sense of "you can do this" and "consider others" along the way.


When not working, Lilo travels, gardens, works on DIY projects with a ragtag bunch of rescue pets nearby and spends time with her extended, loud, noisy, always food- and travel-talking family.

Check her website for more information: www.lilobowman.com

Note: There will be no workshop in January.

Upcoming events

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Board Notes

Highlights from October 27, 2020 Board Meeting

* New criteria developed to determine workshop fees and the cancellation of workshops

* Beach and Tennis is open for meetings, maximum 50 people with social distancing

* Work proceeds on selling items at WAHHI meeting on December 8th - Call Donna Simmons to volunteer

* Work also proceeds on Online Auction effort

* Member Recognition meeting to be held on November 12th

* Continue looking into electronic membership cards, proposed content approved




Upcoming events

    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 5 Dec 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Online

    We are offering a silent auction composed of some of the items that would have been available at the 2020 Quilt Festival. Since the festival didn't take place, we wanted to offer these special items to our members and visitors. More than 60 items are online for you to view and bid.

    All items mist be paid for via credit/debit card using PayPal. No checks or cash will be accepted. Once the auction ends on December 5th, winners will be notified and we will arrange a time and place to give you your winning item(s)!

    Please click on the link provided to access our auction items. You may be required to create a login using your email address and a password of your own choosing in order to bid on the items.

    PQG Silent Auction

    If you  have any questions or need assistance, send an email to the address below and someone will get back to you.

    Palmetto Quilt Guild Email


    • 8 Dec 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Shelter Cove - Specific Info to Follow


    • 21 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • Zoom Meeting

    January 2021 PQG Membership Meeting   

    January 21, 2021 Via Zoom

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

    Program: "Love Where You Create: It's Not a One Size Fits Solution"

    Learn to build a creative place that works for you, your space, your budget and where you are right now.

    Speaker: Lilo Bowman

    Lilo Bowman has worked as a floral designer translator, tour guide, wedding planner and is now editor-in-chief of the TheQuiltShow.com. Her work has been varied, often challenging, but always creative.

    Since early childhood she has been instilled with the desire for and love of doing something with your hands, learned by observing the varied and beautiful items crafted by both of her grandmothers. Raised in a German culture, Lilo was always keenly aware of and fascinated with objects (whether utilitarian or decorative) that were attractively displayed while still being orderly.

    Food, travel (both as a military wife and tourist) and curiosity about other cultures have also played a large role in shaping Lilo's sense of taste and design and her understanding of how others prioritize the items they choose to have in their homes. Being surrounded by strong, independent and civic-minded female role models has instilled a sense of "you can do this" and "consider others" along the way.


    When not working, Lilo travels, gardens, works on DIY projects with a ragtag bunch of rescue pets nearby and spends time with her extended, loud, noisy, always food- and travel-talking family.

    Check her website for more information: www.lilobowman.com

    Note: There will be no workshop in January.

    • 26 Jan 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

    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.


    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Via Zoom

    February 2021 PQG Membership Meeting

    February 18, 2021

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

    Program: All About Art Quilts

    Speaker:  Deborah Boschert

    A lively, inspiring overview of the art quilt. Deborah will share an overview of art quilting materials and techniques along with images of art quilts by several artists. A great program for anyone interested in creating with fabric . . . even if they make mostly traditional quilts.

    Deborah Boschert is an artist, author and teacher. She creates art quilts with layers of fabric, point and stitching. The personal symbols and details in her work reflect her experiences and feelings about places she's lived and the things she's done. In her art quilts, the tiny details are as important as the over-all design. As in life, every-day little joys compliment the bigger adventures.

    Her award-winning art quilts have been exhibited in quilt shows and art galleries throughout the United States and internationally. She has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show. She is published in many books and magazines. Deborah is the author of Art of Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch

    Deborarh regularly gives presentations and workshops to quilt guilds and visual arts groups. She is always eager to share her ideas about creativity and the possibilities of creating with fabric. She gently nudges students to try new things as they work through the process of creating original art that they love.

    Deborah also serves on the board of Studio Art Quilt Associates. She lives near Dallas, TX with her husband and two kids. She loves to travel, do crossword puzzles, drink coffee, practice yoga and listen to podcasts.

    Website: Deborahs Studio Website

    Blog: Deborah's Blog

    Email: Deborah's Email

    Facebook: Deborah's Facebook

    Instagram: Deborah's Instagram

    Etsy: Deborah's Etsy Shop

    • 19 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Via Zoom

    Workshop: Captivating Compositions

    Via Zoom

    Teacher: Deborah Boschert

    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Explore eight design guides that get the creative juices flowing. Look at examples of captivating compositions from fine art and the quilt world. Create a "sketch" for each of the design guides using fused fabrics. Learn to edit, audition and improvise using a super helpful design checklist. Consider adding details with machine and hand stitching. Your completed set of fabric sketches can be used for reference and inspiration for future art quilts.

    Cost: $40 members, $48 non-members

    Supply list and info about the workshop can be found here:

    Deborah Boschert Studio Captivating Composition Workshop

    The page includes the supply list, links to videos about choosing and pre-fusing fabric and kits. The kits are very limited and because of increasing Covid cases in my area, I'm not able to restock. But, I've had students be very successful preparing their own supplies especially after watching the videos I've recorded to help with choosing fabric and pre-fusing.

    • 23 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

    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.


    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom

    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 Parron

    Suzi Parron 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 in 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.

    Website: barnquiltinfo.com/index.htm

    Facebook: Facebook.com/Barn Quilts and Quilt Trails

    Email: Suzi Parron Email

    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom

    Workshop: Barn Quilt Painting

    Teacher: Suzi Parron

    Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET

    Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block. You will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step - drafting, taping and painting with careful attention to detail. Suzi will demonstrate each step and will then answer any questions you have as you work The workshop lasts about 4 hours. You will have a finished quilt block or with one last color (which will be provided) to add after the workshop. It will be ready for Show 'N' Tell at your next meeting. The finished product will be two-by-two feet and is the perfect size for mounting on smaller buildings.

    Supplies provided - these will be shipped in advance

    * Pre-printed 2 by 2 foot board. The priming is a two-day job, which is already done for you!

    * Suggested patterns ready to transfer (you may bring your own, but keep it simple - and be ready to draw it onto the board).

    * Paint - Foam brushes

    * Colored pencils and other tools

    Cost: $50 members, $60 Non-members

    Supply list -these you will need

    * Painter's tape - Green "Frog Tape" brand is best but blue Scotch brand is fine. Narrower tape about 1 inch is preferred.

    * Yardstick or 24 inch ruler

    * Pencil

    * Blow dryer with extension cord

    * Covering for table, paper or plastic. It's not that messy but it IS paint!


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."








Our First Zoom Workshop

On the left is a picture of the attendees of the Mel Beach, "Slice of Improv!" workshop, including Mel Beach, second from the left. Everyone said they had a great time and learned a lot. For several it was their first time attending an online workshop. For others, they had found them successful and wanted to attend this one as well. 



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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