Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fundraiser for Devine Quilters of Columbia, S. C.

Devine Quilters will hold their Annual Fundraiser (sale and auction) on Monday, October 7, 2013 at Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia (607 Woodrow St., Columbia at the corners of Blossom, Woodrow and Devine Streets in Columbia, SC).  Use the entrance facing Devine Street and ask at the security desk for directions to Davis Hall on the first floor.

The sale portion consists of pre-priced primarily sewing related items (fabric, precuts, books, patterns, etc.).  The auction part will be conducted by the locally renowned storyteller and quilter, Jane Gold.  The main auction items are described below.  There will also be tickets on sale for a chance to win a basket of fabric (must be present to win).

The sale and social hour starts at 6:15pm.  After a short business meeting, the live auction will start at approximately 7:30pm.  Bring your checks and/or cash, and help Devine Quilters raise funds to bring in a national teacher. 

Questions?—Beth Karr   

Main Auction Items are but not limited to:

1.       A week at a three bedroom condo in Myrtle Beach, timed to coincide with the annual Myrtle Beach Quilt Party.  Monday to Monday, Jan 20 to 27, 2014.  Check in 4pm, checkout 10am.  Carolina Grande   2505 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC  29577.  Two king rooms, one room with 2 double beds, and a pull out sofa.  Two baths.  Balcony, kitchen, laundry.  Microwave, iron and ironing board.  Hot tub on roof; parking garage with 1 designated space, and overflow parking.  For more info on the location:  Donated by Helen Brown.  Minimum starting bid:  $500.  Gather a group together and have a great week of fun!!!

2.       A legal package:  simple will, living will and Health Care Power of Attorney.  A $300 value, minimum starting bid $50.  Donated/provided by Angela L. Kohel, Esquire.

3.       Fiber art by local artist Susan Lenz, a professional studio artist.  “Circular Church Angel III”. 

4.       Wood inlay box with star quilt pattern.

5.       Embellished quilted wall hanging.

6.       A fixture from the old Quilted Pearl:  a wheeled, triangular display rack. The triangular base is 26” on a side.  Each gridded panel is 21” wide by 72” tall, and the 3 sides fold flat or separate for transport.  They can also be laid against or mounted flat on a wall.  The grid square openings are about 1.5” square.  Included are 44 grid hooks and a few other hanging devices.  This is a terrific way to hang your rulers, cords, tools, etc.  It could also be a great organizer for a spouse with lots of tools.  If you are the top bidder, Beth Karr will deliver it to your house (within a 40 mile radius of DQ’s meeting location).   Minimum starting bid is $50.

Sunday, September 1, 2013


I have really been covered in Lone Star quilts for the last 2 months, but, I only have one more to go. It's not a custom quilting order, so, should not take to long.

Let' take a look back at what has been accomplished:

I still have one more to go. I'll add Jodi's when it's finished.

September 3, 2013
OK, here's Jodi's. That's all of them for now. I have really enjoyed working on this project. I have learned A TON from each and every quilt. I appreciate the trust that each one of these quilters had in me when they said "Do what you think is best.". I did and now I can sit back and wait for the exhibit to be hung at the library. Then I can go and ohh and ahh just like everyone else. There should be 15-20 quilts in this small venue, so, it will really carry a punch.

 My Scrappy lone star won't make the exhibit, but, I think I will be well represented by my customers. Oh yes, I will have one entry. This was done in 2005 and is 16" x 16". This was a class taught by Sarah Quattlebaum at Carolina Quiltmaker and she challenged me to make it in miniature,which I did.

These are just a few of the great quilts that will hang in the exhibit at the Main Branch of the Richland Library. I'll let you know when they go up.

By the way.....there are only 2 sewing slots available for Spring Quilt Camp. If you want in, you need to let me know NOW!!!!!!!

Until next time....................