About Our Guild

The Abbeville Piecemakers Quilt Guild welcomes you to our site! Our guild meets at the Center Street Cafe, at 101 Center Road in Abbeville, South Carolina. Center Street Cafe is behind the Abbeville Nursing Home. From Thomson Circle, turn left on to Center Road, just prior to the Abbeville Area Medical Center. Visitors are always welcome!

We meet on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 am. Our guild meetings may include business sessions, demonstrations, guest speakers and Show & Tell. We offer optional classes from time to time for a nominal fee, depending on the difficulty and length of the class. On occasion, we meet at other locations in order to accommodate our activities. Also, we periodically go on Shop Hops and field trips, such as our recent tour of the Barksdale House in Abbeville.

New members and visitors are always welcome to our guild. Our dues are $20.00 per year and are due at our September meetings. After the September date, our membership dues are pro-rated each quarter. We choose new officers each year at our July meeting.

For questions or comments, please contact Jeanne Russell, Guild President; or Barbara Littell, our Secretary, at blittel@wctel.net. Thank you for visiting our site!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Reminder of our Special Guest for Monday's Meeting - February 13, 2017 

Our February meeting, FEBRUARY 13, will be held at the BELMONT INN.  Karen Hyatt has made arrangements with Annie from ANNIE'S PRETTY PIECES, of Hartwell, GA, to have a TRUNK SHOW for us.  We  will meet, as usual, at 10 O'CLOCK AM.  The meeting room is on the first floor.  After the meeting, we will LUNCH in the Restaurant.  The restaurant is not normally open on Monday, however, will be open JUST FOR US and Karen needs to give a HEADCOUNT number to the Belmont.  THEREFORE, PLEASE RESPOND TO KAREN, either with a phone call or E-MAIL AT sisterstitcherklh@gmail.com.  It takes a lot of work on Annie's part to travel and present this program for us.  So, please come and bring your $'s and checkbook to make this worth her time and effort.

There is plenty of parking directly behind the Belmont.
This would be a good meeting to invite your 'stitchin' friends' to attend, meet our quilters, see the trunk show, chat and have a nice (I might add "delicious") lunch. 

This is an A1 program.  PLEASE RESPOND BY FEBRUARY 3.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Guild Meeting Minutes - August 8, 2016

Members and  guests  present:   President  Jeanne  Russell,  Katherine  Brown,  Gertie  Carroll, Cindy Chihasz, Candy Goerg, Shelby Higdon, Anne Horton, Karen Hyatt, Barbara Littell, Sabra Price. Convene meeting: Little Mountain Presbyterian Church, 10:10 a.m.

Treasurer’s Report: Beginning balance  $791.90, disbursements $100.00 (50.00 each to two
drivers for the Shop Hop) leaving a balance of $691.90.

Jeanne started the business meeting with a flurry of information pertinent to the two fundraiser
events  in  which  we  will  be  participating.   First,  Hogs  and  Hens  on  October  15,  and  second,Meals on Wheels on November 19. Both events will be held at the Abbeville Livery Stables.

The  focus  today  was  the  sewing  of  items  to  sell  at  the  fundraisers.   Also,  Jeanne  asked everyone to bring the items they are making at home to the October 10th meeting. We will take inventory  and  decide  which  ones  will  work  in  raffle  baskets  and  which  ones  will work for individual sales. Any unpriced items will be priced that day. This ‘dress rehersal’ will give us a chance to familiarize ourselves with the items for sale.

Donated Raffle Quilt made by Pat Argo,
quilted by Anne Horton.
The proceeds from the Hogs and Hens is divided 1/2 to the Guild and 1/2 to Quilts of Valor. The proceeds from the Meals on Wheels is divided 1/2 to the Guild and 1/2 to MOW's. The full amount of the proceeds from sale of tickets for the raffle will go to Meals on Wheels. $ each or 6 for $5.The  slate  of  nominees  for  Officers  and  Committee  Chairpersons  for  the  2016-17  year  was approved and passed.

New Business:  Jeanne related that Anne (one of the quilters for QOV) is nearly ready to do the quilting again. She has several now and we have several to deliver to her.  In honor of our policemen, Karen offered to make large blue bows for those who want them. She asked that those interested bring her 5 yards of 2-1/2” blue ribbon. A new focus for QOV is to identify veterans who are serving our communities as policemen.

QOV presentation at Sabra's high school reunion. 
Show and Tell Participants:
….Sabra: Three patriotic quilts made from vintage prints. One of them will be presented
to a veteran (fellow classmate) during her high school class reunion, the second one, using an
eagle centerpiece, will be raffled at the reunion, and the third is a work in progress for QOV.
….Cindy: A small ‘twister’ wall hanging in ombre colors and a ‘Surprise Pinwheel’ pattern quilt.
….Karen:  Beautiful ‘big twister’ quilt bordered in red fabrics and, a big hit with everyone, her qullt  made  from  squares  printed  with   footprints,  fingerprints,  and  hand  prints  of  her

Charity Auction Quilt; made by Sabra Price,
 quilted by Anne Horton.
….Gertie: A quilt she made as a gift to her grandson using a mixture of blocks using shades of brown fabrics.
….Katherine: A tablerunner that she is making for the fundraisers. Blocks of spring shades on one side, fall colors on the reverse.
….Anne Horton showed the quilt, donated by Pat Argo and quilted by Anne, that will be the raffle quilt to benefit Meals on Wheels. The quilt pattern is the Disappearing Nine Patch’.
Many pictures were taken of the items from Show and Tell including a picture of the Raffle Quilt which will be available for ticket sellers. (Pictured above.)

The meeting was adjourned and the “sewing” began. Respectfully submitted, Barbara Littell, Secretary

Monday, September 14, 2015

Debbie Mayer presented a very informative session on free motion quilting at Little Mountain Presbyterian Church.