Quilters of South Carolina PO Box 211275 - Columbia, SC 29221-6275 Email the Webmaster with questions about this site
Quilters of South Carolina Uniting Quilters Across the State
Spring Meeting 2017
The Spring Meeting is held in the first part of the year at different locations around the state.  The all day meeting includes the annual business meeting, a lecture by a nationally known teacher, demonstrations by SC teachers, show and share and a luncheon.  Vendors from around the state offer fabrics and tools needed for classes and projects. March 25, 2017 Horsing Around in Aiken, SC Odell Weeks Activity Center, Aiken, SC Hosted by District III Quilters of South Carolina is pleased to announce that Cindy Grisdela will be our featured speaker and workshop teacher at our Spring Meeting. Ms. Grisdela is a contemporary art quilter whose varied body of work involves improvisation and color. She offers a variety of lectures and workshops that will be sure to inspire and energize us. She is the author of the book "Artful Improv". Members should be sure to check out her website, https://cindygrisdela.com, to see her extensive portfolio and her workshop listings. The board of QSC is currently deliberating workshop selections, and these will be posted following the January 14 board meeting. We look forward to her visit. A block of rooms have been reserved at: Clarion Inn & Suites 155 Colony Parkway Aiken, SC  29803 (803) 648-0999 Rates are $75/double room, breakfast included - Reservations should be made by February 28th. There are several other nice hotels in the area.  Reservations should be made early, as the spring steeplechase race is the same weekend!
While you’re in town… Aiken’s Historic Tour (exclusively for QSC Members) Friday, March 24th 2pm-4pm (Registration for Tour will be available at time of retreat registration) Aiken, South Carolina is an elegant community with a fantastic history. Aiken’s Historic Tour makes discovering and enjoying the history of Aiken easy. Aiken’s Historic Tour takes riders on a two-hour trolley ride through Aiken, where they will see and hear about Aiken’s history. The tours are a way for people to get a better understanding of Aiken’s exciting history. The tour takes the riders through different sites where they will learn about equestrian locations, the Civil War’s Battle of Aiken, Hopelands Gardens, the Live Oak Canopy on South Boundary, the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, The Hope Diamond, Fred Astaire, and more. The tour is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Friday, March 24 and leaves from the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum at 406 Park Avenue. The cost is $20 and is limited to 28 passengers.
Cindy’s meeting lecture will be on “Playing with Colors” Cindy Grisdela is an award-winning artist who’s happiest in her studio surrounded by piles of colorful fabrics. In this lecture and trunk show, she’ll use examples of her work over the last 25 years to take away some of the mystery about choosing colors effectively for your quilts. Not sure what colors “go” together? This is the lecture to reduce your stress about color! Workshops Friday 9am-4pm (6 hour class) Artful Improv - Permission to Play! - Learn to create your own original quilts with no pattern and using improvisational piecing techniques. Students will learn to let go of the “rules” and piece blocks in an intuitive, free form fashion. We will explore contemporary versions of the log cabin, drunkard’s path, and rail fence designs, plus insets and curved strips. Use strips and scraps to add interest and make your own statement. There’s no measuring or precise cutting and each quilt will be unique. Basic sewing skills and a machine in good working order necessary. Best for intermediate to advanced quilters ready to take the next step to creating original designs.  CLICK HERE FOR SUPPLY LIST Sunday 9am-4pm (6 hour class) Summer Breeze Improv Wall Hanging - make small improv log cabin style blocks using scraps and set them with asymmetrical sashing to create a unique wall quilt. This technique can be adapted to any size quilt, or it makes nice pillows, table runners, or coasters.  CLICK HERE FOR SUPPLY LIST
Thank you District III for a great Spring Meeting!
Quilters of South Carolina PO Box 211275 - Columbia, SC 29221-6275 Email the Webmaster with questions about this site
Quilters of South Carolina Uniting Quilters Across the State
Spring Meeting
The Spring Meeting is held in the first part of the year at different locations around the state.  The all day meeting includes the annual business meeting, a lecture by a nationally known teacher, demonstrations by SC teachers, show and share and a luncheon.  Vendors from around the state offer fabrics and tools needed for classes and projects. March 25, 2017 Horsing Around in Aiken, SC Aiken, SC Hosted by District III Quilters of South Carolina is pleased to announce that Cindy Grisdela will be our featured speaker and workshop teacher at our Spring Meeting. Ms. Grisdela is a contemporary art quilter whose varied body of work involves improvisation and color. She offers a variety of lectures and workshops that will be sure to inspire and energize us. She is the author of the book "Artful Improv". Members should be sure to check out her website, https://cindygrisdela.com, to see her extensive portfolio and her workshop listings. The board of QSC is currently deliberating workshop selections, and these will be posted following the January 14 board meeting. We look forward to her visit. A block of rooms have been reserved at: Clarion Inn & Suites 155 Colony Parkway Aiken, SC  29803 (803) 648-0999 Rates are $75/double room, breakfast included - Reservations should be made by February 28th. There are several other nice hotels in the area.  Reservations should be made early, as the spring steeplechase race is the same weekend!
Cindy’s meeting lecture will be on “Playing with Colors” Cindy Grisdela is an award-winning artist who’s happiest in her studio surrounded by piles of colorful fabrics. In this lecture and trunk show, she’ll use examples of her work over the last 25 years to take away some of the mystery about choosing colors effectively for your quilts. Not sure what colors “go” together? This is the lecture to reduce your stress about color! Workshops Friday 9am-4pm (6 hour class) Artful Improv - Permission to Play! - Learn to create your own original quilts with no pattern and using improvisational piecing techniques. Students will learn to let go of the “rules” and piece blocks in an intuitive, free form fashion. We will explore contemporary versions of the log cabin, drunkard’s path, and rail fence designs, plus insets and curved strips. Use strips and scraps to add interest and make your own statement. There’s no measuring or precise cutting and each quilt will be unique. Basic sewing skills and a machine in good working order necessary. Best for intermediate to advanced quilters ready to take the next step to creating original designs.  CLICK HERE FOR SUPPLY LIST Sunday 9am-4pm (6 hour class) Summer Breeze Improv Wall Hanging - make small improv log cabin style blocks using scraps and set them with asymmetrical sashing to create a unique wall quilt. This technique can be adapted to any size quilt, or it makes nice pillows, table runners, or coasters.  CLICK HERE FOR SUPPLY LIST
While you’re in town… Aiken’s Historic Tour (exclusively for QSC Members) Friday, March 24th 2pm-4pm (Registration for Tour will be available at time of retreat registration) Aiken, South Carolina is an elegant community with a fantastic history. Aiken’s Historic Tour makes discovering and enjoying the history of Aiken easy. Aiken’s Historic Tour takes riders on a two-hour trolley ride through Aiken, where they will see and hear about Aiken’s history. The tours are a way for people to get a better understanding of Aiken’s exciting history. The tour takes the riders through different sites where they will learn about equestrian locations, the Civil War’s Battle of Aiken, Hopelands Gardens, the Live Oak Canopy on South Boundary, the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, The Hope Diamond, Fred Astaire, and more. The tour is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Friday, March 24 and leaves from the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum at 406 Park Avenue. The cost is $20 and is limited to 28 passengers.