Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Judy Niemeyer Weekend led by CI Karen Conley---MAY MESTER 2017!!

May Mester 2017- a Judy Niemeyer
 weekend
with CI Karen Conley
Gravatt Conference Center, Aiken, S. C. 
Thursday, May 18, 2017- Sunday, May 21, 2017

Registration information available by clicking on the tab at the top of this page: May Mester 2017 registration.



For this event, we will split into 2 buildings. In one building, CI Karen Conley will be teaching Vintage Rose and Clam Shell. Class will begin after dinner on Thursday night. In the second building, you can work on whatever project you want, whether that is a Judy Niemeyer pattern or not. CI Karen Conley will be available to solve problems and offer suggestions on anything from Quiltworx, as you go through the day. You will also be free to ‘stand in’ as CI Karen demonstrates the techniques used for Vintage Rose and Clamshell. In order to work on Vintage Rose, you must have previous Judy Niemeyer experience.
Your fee includes:
All instruction with class beginning after dinner on Thursday evening. Class wrap-up will be Sunday morning following breakfast.
Neat and clean lodging in either Cole Lodge or Our quaint cottages.
The rooms in Cole Lodge sleep 2 and have their own bathrooms.
The cottage rooms have 2 adjoining rooms, each sleeping 2, with a shared bathroom.
All meals starting with dinner on Thursday night and ending with lunch on Sunday.
A 6 foot table all to yourself as your work area
Ironing surfaces furnished by One Loose Thread
Raised cutting surfaces
Any Questions should be directed to: Joyce Greer
One Loose Thread Quilting, 630 Planters Drive, Columbia, S. C. 29209
630p@bellsouth.net
FAX NUMBER: 803.776.7643

Sunday, December 18, 2016

MAY MESTER QUILT RETREAT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT





Yes, I have a special announcement for those of you that have wanted to attend May Mester, but, did not want to work on the chosen Judy Niemeyer pattern. I am going to open registration for sewing in Cole Lodge. You can work on whatever Judy pattern that you have in progress and still have our CI Karen Conley to help with problems you might have.

This is how this will work: 
CI Karen Conley will be spending most of her time with those of us that are working on Vintage Rose or Clam Shell (Clam Shell is the 'beginner' pattern for this retreat).  She will schedule time to spend with those that are sewing in Cole Lodge to answer questions or solve problems. If you are in Cole and have a problem, you can also have access to CI Karen Conley just a short walk away. 

I really believe this will give our May Mester Retreat more flexibility. Sometimes you just need a little help and would just like to sew at your own pace. I recently did that in Charleston and loved knowing that I could get expert help if needed. That is what will go on in Cole Lodge. 

Our 'full' classroom instruction will be in the Chapel.

Now, I know I am going to get the question: "Can I just come and sew on whatever I want to?", the answer is, "Yes, you can". Cole Lodge will basically become a 'sit and sew' location with the added benefit of a Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor.

Registration for May Mester will begin on January 1, 2017. You will need to indicate what pattern you will be working with so that I will know where to place you for sewing. 

Until then....................Registration is still on going for Spring Quilt Camp 2017 and that will continue until February 1, 2017.

Yep, there is a lot going on here at One Loose Thread but, that's what keeps life interesting.

Any questions, feel free to email or call me.

Joyce----One Loose Thread

Monday, November 7, 2016

Looking for Spring 2017
Gravatt Conference Center, Aiken, S. C. 
Thursday, February 16 – Sunday, February 19, 2017
This is a UFO event. You work on your own projects and just have a relaxing good time. 
All meals are provided by the fantastic Gravatt kitchen!  No dishes to wash!!! 
Walking paths all over the camp so that you can get your daily exercise. Walk by the lake and just lose yourself in your surroundings.
Nothing is structured except meal times.
Your fee includes
Neat and clean lodging in either Cole Lodge or Our quaint cottages.
The rooms in Cole Lodge sleep 2 and have their own bathrooms.
The cottage rooms have 2 adjoining rooms, each sleeping 2, with a shared bathroom.
All meals starting with dinner on Thursday night and ending with lunch/brunch on Sunday.
Optional Mystery Quilt designed by our own Beth Karr
A 6 foot table all to yourself as your work area
Ironing surfaces furnished by One Loose Thread
Raised cutting surfaces
Snack Area
Massage available
Lots of Laughter
Of course, a few surprises will be thrown into the mix. 
Any Questions should be directed to:
One Loose Thread Quilting, 630 Planters Drive, Columbia, S. C. 29209
Attention: Joyce Greer

630p@bellsouth.net



Additional information and a registration form is available by clicking on the link at the top of this page!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Custom Longarm Quilting for a Client

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

FALL FUN QUILT CAMP WITH ONE LOOSE THREAD AND THE FRAYED KNOTS

Link at the top of the page for registration
Registration is open!!
All rooms in the lodge are filled. Still plenty of cottage rooms available!!FALL FUN QUILT CAMP!!!

Location: Gravatt Camp and Conference Center, Aiken, SC


Tuesday, November 8 – Friday, November 11, 
2016




This is a UFO event. You work on your own projects and just have a relaxing good time. 

All meals are provided by the fantastic Gravatt kitchen!  No dishes to wash!!! 

Walking paths all over the camp so that you can get your daily exercise. Walk by the lake and just lose yourself in your surroundings.

Sew all night, sleep all day. 

Your fee includes:
Neat and clean lodging in either Cole Lodge or Our quaint cottages.
The rooms in Cole Lodge sleep 2 and have their own bathrooms.
The cottage rooms have 2 adjoining rooms, each sleeping 2, with a shared bathroom.
All meals starting with dinner on Tuesday night and ending with lunch on Friday.
A 6 foot table as your work area-Small personal tables are also allowed 
Ironing surfaces furnished by One Loose Thread
Raised cutting surfaces
Snack Area
Massage available
Lots of Laughter
Of course, a few surprises will be thrown into the mix. 

Any Questions should be directed to:
One Loose Thread Quilting, 630 Planters Drive,
 Columbia, S. C. 29209
630p@bellsouth.net
P. S. Also mark your calendars for

Looking for Spring 2017- February 16 - 19, 2017
May Mester 2017- A weekend of Judy Niemeyer Fun, led by CI Karen Conley
May 18 - 21, 2017





Monday, July 25, 2016

I posted this in 2011. This is an explanation of  what 'Bull Bat' Time means to me. This is a very special time of the day.



Oh what memories that statement brings back. This would happen at the end of the day. Usually around 5:00 or 5:30. I guess that was the time that the 'bats' would start to fly. I have no idea. However, when Mama and Aunt Helen were both alive we would gather on their patios for 'Bull Bat' time. Mama would mix her favorite adult beverage, Aunt Helen would mix hers and I would open a beer. We would sit out and enjoy the beautiful South Carolina Spring, Summer, and Fall. Someone would add in some cheese and crackers, nuts, something to munch on and we would just enjoy the end of the day. So many problems were solved during those times. I learned alot about my heritage, gardening, canning of vegetables, child rearing, just all sorts of stuff.

I'll just bet that you have had times like that too.

I miss those days.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Busy week

Several months ago, Cheryl had a water leak in her basement. She was able to save her quilt tops and brought all of them to me for quilting. Some of them were still damp. This week I finally returned the last of those quilts.





























I also returned completed quilts to another client that I have been working with over the last few months.


JoAnn has her favorite patterns and she does them beautifully. Love working with her on her creations.

I've also been working on Nora's quilt. I am almost finished, only one more border.
There was one more that I started on, but I ran into problems with the design. I wanted a specific elephant and when I found it, the design didn't stitch like it needed to. Well, I posted on the Statler Sibs group and received immediate help. Not only from members of the group, but also from the company that I ordered it from. Sooooooooooooo, this morning I was able to stitch out the borders. Only problem was operator error. On one border, the elephants are facing the wrong way.
The border on the right is the one that is dancing to a different drummer. So, while the machines are down tonight due to weather, I'll edit that border and it will be ready to finish in the morning.

What a great week. Even with all of this I had lunches with friends,missed a massage appointment, took Rocky to the Vet for a check up and took in a few new quilts to work on.

This coming week includes a Dr.'s appointment, a Guild meeting, a re-scheduled massage and the quilting of several quilts. I will also baste a new one on for Olivia and I to work with over the next few weeks. Pictures later.
Have a great week and stay cool!!