Monthly Meetings and Programs
- The Carolina Pine Quilters meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at
Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road, Aiken SC.
Fellowship: 6:30–7:00 PM
Program: 7:00–8:30 PM
Visitors are always welcome! At meetings that have a speaker, we request a $10 donation from visitors to defray the cost of the speaker. All meetings are free for members! For more information, contact Barb Saporito: email@example.com.
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May 10 | Quilts of Valor, Ann MixonOur guest speaker for the May meeting will be Anne Mixon who is the South Carolina State Coordinator for Quilts of Valor. She has held that position since 2008 and, in that time, about 20,000 quilts have been made in SC. She will tell us about the purpose of Quilts of Valor and how we can be involved. Several ladies in our guild have already been involved by quilting them and binding them. Anne plans to present several QOVs to veterans at our meeting and we will be able to see first-hand how special it is for veterans to receive them.
Visit https://www.qovf.org/state-coordinators/south-carolina/ to learn about Ann Mixon and Quilts of Valor.
With social distancing in mind, we will have the tables set up with 4 chairs at each table, and please wear your mask as you come in and move about.
CPQ Contact: Marolyn
Quilts of Valor will be covering the SC State House on Sunday, May 23rd, from 1-4 p.m. If you would like to help, please contact Anne Mixon at anne.mixon@QOVF.org. This will be a free online event.
June 14 | Speaker - Anita Bowen | Potholes, Roadblocks and DetoursAnita Bowen, from Columbia, will be our guest lecturer at our June 14 meeting. Her lecture is titled "Potholes, Roadblocks, and Detours."
Anita is a popular teacher at Quilters of SC retreats and she brings a lot of enthusiasm to her lectures and classes. Her most popular class has been "Galaxy Stars" as shown in the picture below.CPQ Contact: MarolynWe will be collecting items for the Welcome Baby Program for new mothers, sponsored by
Mental Health Association of Aiken. The items include diapers, formula, wipes and clothes. Please bring some of these items to our meeting in June.
August 9 | Lee Chappell Monroe, Understanding the RainbowOur August speaker will be Lee Chappell Monroe. She is the owner and designer of May Chappell Patterns and a trained graphic designer. She is also a Bernina Ambassador and Craftsy instructor. Lee is a member the of Triad Modern Quilt Guild in Winton Salem, NC.
Lee will present her fabulous lecture on “Understanding the Rainbow” along with a trunk show at our August meeting.
Website: www.maychappell.com/meet/On Tuesday, August 10th, we will continue to explore color and selecting color at a six hour workshop.
CPQ Contact: Annemarie Gorensek
Election of New Officers
October 11 | Candace Hanssen, from Porterville, GA, "Inspiration" Trunk ShowCandace Hassen will be our speaker at the October guild meeting. She is from Porterdale, GA and is an independent quilt pattern designer. Her trunk show program is called Inspiration. She has 20 large quilts to show, and most are bed sized. She shares how she got the idea to make each one, along with the strategies she used throughout the process to stay organized
To learn more about Candace or her quilts, visit her website: quiltdesignsbycandace.com/.CPQ Contact: Barb
November 8 | Quilt Show Recap
December 13 | Holiday PartyHoliday Gift Exchange and Ugly Sweaters. There will be no buffet but if you wish, you may bring a little something sweet or savory to share.
Please bring a wrapped sewing-related gift in the $15 price range. Be sure to put your name on the gift so the recipient will know who to thank.
January 13 | Welcome to 2020!Membership Renewals. Save time, ad fill out the form at home.
Introduction to the 2020 Quilt Challenge
February 10 | Speaker from the Lydia ProjectDiane Brace from The Lydia Project will speak about how the program supports people undergoing cancer treatment: providing Lydia bags with contents to help people on their journey through cancer treatment. The home base is Augusta, GA.
For more information about The Lydia Project, visit their website at:
Some CPQ members make some of the bags for The Lydia Project. They will be gathering to make bags from 12:30-4:00 PM on Feb 20 at Hobby Lobby in Aiken. Kits will be provided.
More About The Lydia Project
The Lydia Project provides free services to women and girls anywhere facing any type of cancer. This support includes ongoing correspondence and encouragement every month for at least twelve months.
Locally, Lydia grants funds for rent, utility, medical supplies, and prescription assistance to women who are unable to afford these basic expenses while undergoing cancer treatment and who reside in Georgia's Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond Counties; and South Carolina's Aiken and Edgefield Counties.
Women and teenage girls needing overnight stay to receive cancer treatment or testing in the CSRA find incredible help from Lydia's lodging services. The ten bedroom facility with twenty beds and a private bathroom for each room provides a retreat environment for women and their caregivers. Women, teenage girls, and caregivers who reside more than thirty miles from Augusta or Aiken can stay at the Daksha Chudgar Lydia House for closer proximity to their physician or treatment site.
Every woman and girl served receives a handmade, designer tote filled with encouraging items and Lydia's copyrighted journal. Although each tote is unique in design, all are carried by a purple handle that is a visual bond between women coping with cancer. Girls younger than 10 years receive a handmade quilt with their favorite colors and characters.
In many cities nationwide, physician offices and hospitals distribute Lydia totes directly to patients. See if your community is already part of the Lydia network.
Lydia provides physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals a place to go for supportive and financial assistance for their patients. Just having the extra support Lydia gives makes an impacting difference in patients' care. Lydia meets a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided.
Women and girls in all 50 states and many countries have received totes and support from Lydia. Dedicated volunteers all over the nation help make outreach possible to women served.
March 9 | First and Favorite - National Quilt MonthMembers are requested to bring and speak about the First Quilt and/or the Favorite Quilt they created.
If a quilt is no longer available, a photograph will do.