Thursday Jun 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Palmetto Electric HHI

Social Hour  –  12:00  to  1:00 p.m.

Come at noon, visit with friends and welcome our new members at our Social Hour, immediately before the Guild Membership Meeting, at the Palmetto Electric Co., Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island.

PQG Membership Meeting  –  1:00  to  3:00 p.m.

Quilts that Celebrate You

Kristine Richardson

Kristine Richardson, Beaufort, SC, will be sharing her quilting story, and the things she has learned about making tee-shirt and miniature quilts, which are at opposite ends of the quilting spectrum.

“My quilting journey started with a gift – a baby quilt with a super soft cotton backing.  My daughter named the quilt her “soft bubbie”; that quilt could calm and fear, remove any worry, and halt the flow of tears.  When I realized what an incredible gift the quilt was, I began making baby quilts for friends and enjoy hearing stories of the quilts becoming their children’s favorite comfort item.

I started making miniature quilts with a block of the month project, designed to make 5 miniature blocks a month (or one a week).  As usual, I started the project after receiving all of the shipments, and quickly developed a love for sewing together the tiny pieces into beautiful 6 inch blocks.  At the same time, my oldest son was graduating from high school – so I tackled the boxes of t-shirts that had been saved over 18 years and created my first t-shirt quilt.  I fell in love with the large blocks which came together quickly to create a quilt that was full of such wonderful memories.  Soon after finishing those two quilts, I decided to start my quilting business, naming it My Soft Bubbie after that very first quilt gift.  I made several more miniature quilts, as they were great projects that were relatively quick to finish and provided more quilts to practice longarm quilting.  And no t-shirt was safe in our house as I perfected my process and created samples of t-shirt quilts.