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Quilters of South Carolina is the statewide quilt guild with over 650 members. Along with quarterly newsetters, QSC sponsors two major events during the year. A fall Pieceable Retreat with over 30 classes and a Spring Meeting with a nationally known teacher who presents workshops across the state. Dues are $20.00 a year. Visit our web site for more information.
Carolina Pine Quilters. We have about 50 members who pay $20 a year in dues. We meet at 7PM on the second Monday of the month at Trinity United Methodist Church in Aiken. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Banksia Quilter's Society. The first meeting of a new daytime quilt group will be on April 20, 2009, at 11:00 AM, in Aiken SC. The new Banksia Quilter's Society will meet on the third Monday of every month, 10:00 Am - 2:00 PM, at the Aiken County Historical Museum. Membership is open to all who want to enjoy or learn quilting, women, men, and children of any age. For more information, please contact the Aiken County Historical Museum at 803-642-2015 or Debbie Rosenbloom at email@example.com.
Prickly Fingers Quilters Guild. We have about 60 members who pay $25 a year in dues. We meet at 9:30 am the second Tuesday of the month at the Anderson County Library, 300 N. McDuffie Street. We have a monthly program with speakers and presentations, an annual quilters' retreat, an active philanthropy program and several bee opportunities. More information is on our webpage.
Electric City Quilters Guild. We have 45 members who pay $15 a year in dues. We meet at 6:30 pm at New Covenant Church on Simpson Road in Anderson. We have a monthly block swap, an annual quilters' retreat, a monthly bee, and wonderful programs. For more information go to our webpage.
Sea Island Quilters has approx. 70 members who meet the first and third Thursday of every month at 6pm at the Senior Citizens Center in Port Royal. Third Thursday meeting is a program, show-and-tell,and refreshments. We present a biannual spring quilt show (odd years), yearly challenge and retreat, and BOM. We do various charity projects and have several workshops every year. Visitors are welcome. Dues are $20/year.
Quilters of Kershaw County. We have about 50 members that pay $20 a year in dues. We meet at 10AM on the second Monday of the month (Sept. - May) at the Fine Arts Center in Camden. We have classes and trips, a yearly fundraising auction, a secret sister program, and meet the first Monday of the month to create charity quilts. There are several quilt bees that meet various times during the entire year to work on projects. We also have a night group. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Cobblestone Quilters serves Charleston, Berkeley, & Dorchester counties. We have over 250 members. Meetings include a program, block of the month, and show and tell. We host a show in the spring of even numbered years. Meetings are at 7pm on the second Thursday of the month at Yeamans’s Park Presbyterian Church, 5931 Murray Drive, Hannahan SC. email@example.com
Loose Threads Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday each month at the Holly Grove Baptist Church, Laurens, SC. Time is 6:30 to 8:30 Contact info - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Devine Quilters meet the first Monday in each month at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street, in the Five Points area of town. Mini-demonstrations are held at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:00p.m. and ends promptly at 9:00p.m. With a membership of 55, we have a diverse group of all skill and interest areas. Our monthly programs usually feature a speaker or demonstration followed by show and tell, charity updates and guild projects. Dues are $24.00 a year and monthly donations to a door-prize fund is possible! Each year we choose a different charity project to benefit a local group. This year's charity project is a mystery block project that each member may choose to complete. At the end of the year we will gather on a quilting day to assemble the quilts which will be donated to the local cancer center to be used while patients are undergoing chemotherapy. The Devine Quilters sponsor a yearly bus trip to a nearby quilt and textile show as well as participating in National Quilting
Living Springs Quilters meet the second and fourth Saturday from 10:30-1:00 at Living Springs Lutheran Church, 4224 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29229. We work on a variety of projects, no experience required! email@example.com
Logan Lap Quilters. We have over 60 members who pay $24.00 per year in dues. We meet at 2:00 on the third Tuesday of each month at the Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, Columbia, SC 29201. We have a block of the month drawing, classes, yearly challenges, and we make quilts for Ronald McDonald House and Palmetto Richland Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Columbia Quilters monthly meetings are at 9:30 AM on the 3rd Tuesday at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church at 530 St. Andrews Rd. with business and show & tell followed by a program. Membership is open to anyone interested in quilts or quilting. We offer programs, classes, a newsletter, bees that meet in members homes and charity sew day. Dues are $25 per year, renewable in November.
Scraphappy Quilters. We have started a new guild in the Conway area. We meet at 1:00 pm every other Monday. ALl ages and all levels welcome. Currently, there is no evening group, but we would consider starting one if there are enough people interested. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Swamp Fox Quilters. We meet the first Thursday of the month, John Calvin Presbyterian Church on corner of Marsh Ave. and Third Loop Road, 9:30 am, visitors welcome. We have monthly programs and show and tell every meeting. We also have a work day on the third Thursday of the month with activities planned. We have a yearly Raffle Quilt and Guild challenge which usually hangs in local museums. We attend and display quilts at a local Civil War reenactment yearly. Our dues are $15.00 per year.
- Fountain Inn
Busy Bee Quilt Guild Meets on the 2nd Wednesday every month at the Fountain Inn Presbytarian Church on Main St in Fountain Inn at 10:00 am. We are a small friendly guild of approx. 50 members and growing We would love to have you. Dues at this time are 15.00 per year. Feel free to contact our President Jeanette Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenville County Fountain Inn Busy Bees Quilt Guild We have about 60 members We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 10am at the Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church, 307 N. Main Street 29644 Contact email@example.com for more information.
Foothills Piecemakers Quilting Guild - meets first Thursday of each month at Grace Baptist Church, 5020 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors, SC. Time: 7 PM till 9 PM. We have Block of the Month Drawings, Quilting Bees, Name Tag Drawings, Show and Share, along with special guest speakers. Guest Workshops are offered. Come join the fun! E-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Needlers Quilt Guild: We have 19 members who pay $20.00 a year in dues. Our meetings are held at 10:am, at the Turner House, located on Bailey Circle in Greenwood. We meet on the second Saturday of each month, except for November & December, our meeting are held on the first Saturday of the month. We have show & tell at each meeting. Work shops are held several times a year. Our Guild takes a trip to Pegion Forge each year to the Quilt Fest. Quest speakers and vender are invited to our meetings from time to time. We participate in the Art Guild's exhibits in Greenwood. Each year we make a quilt and raffle it off at the Greenwood County Fair. Norma Whitmire Nwhitmire@nctv.com
- Heath Springs
Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Heath Springs Baptist Church. There are 25 members. We are participating in a block of the month for traditional quilters and an alternate block of the month for applique quilters, classes, trips, weekend quilt projects and yearly projects for charity. Membership is $20. Nurturing beginning quilters and challenging experienced quilters is our goal. New members welcomed. email@example.com
- Hilton Head
The Palmetto Quilt Guild. We have approx. 180 guild members and 14 small quilt groups. We meet the third Thursday of each month, except Aug. & Dec. at the Quality Inn (Hwy. 278) from 12:30-3pm. Our dues are $20. per year. We have guest speakers and classes, we provide community service quilts to various organ., we provide a scholarship as a few of our ongoing projects. Every other year we have a quilt show and provide a raffle quilt.
Magic Needle Quilt Guild. We have about 22 members who pay $20 a year in dues and newsletter. We meet at 10:00am on the second Thursday of the month at the First Presbyterian Church. We do classes, have joint programs with Piecemakers Guild, and do community service for the hospital making pillow cases for the pediatric patients. We were commissioned by the hospital to make around 15 wall hangings for the newly remodled Womens and infants wing. Contact Janet Nelson (803) 289-2969 for more information. Lancaster Piece Makers Quilting Guild. We meet the second Monday or each month at 6:00pm at Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church, 1928 Country Club Road in Kershaw, SC and pay $20 per year for dues. We have classes, have joint programs with Magic Needle. We work on making quilts for the Crisis Pregnancy Center as our community service project. Members have free quilt lessons each month, plan shopping trips, door prizes, a quilt tip of the month, workshops and monthly programs and projects. Quilt show with the Magic Needle Guild held as often as possible. Both guilds make their own donation quilt. Together with the Magic Needle Guild we were commissioned to make quilts for the local hospital. Contact Donna Sawyer (803) 285-3375 for more information.
Landrum Quilters, Landrum, SC. We have 140 members with annual dues of $15. We meet on the second Thursday at 9:30 am at the Gowensville Community Center, Highway 11 near intersection with Highway 14. Our fourth Monday bee is in the same location. We have a monthly program, business meeting, show and tell and refreshments. Philanthropy projects: Hospice and Ronald McDonald quilts, items for Steps to Hope and children's tote bags for Spartanburg County DSS.
PD Patchwork Quilters meets last Thursday of each month at 7 pm at RJK Frames and Things, E. Main Street, Latta, SC. Contact: Rebecca Grant, PO Box 1839, Dillon, SC 29536.
Threads of Time Quilt Guild. We meet at 10am, 1st Saturday/month at the Lighthouse Bldg behind Saxe Gotha Church on Rte 378, and we welcome guests! We also gather informally on the 3rd Saturday/month to work on charity projects. We are a friendly, supportive group of fabric-lovers from beginners to pattern designers and quilting teachers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild. We meet the second Monday of each month in the GYM at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1100 Log Shoals Road, Mauldin (suburb of Greenville, SC). Dues are $15 a year. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. with a brief business meeting followed by Show & Tell and a quilt related lecture. We sponsor a quilt show the first weekend of October each year, a donation quilt and workshops.
- Myrtle Beach
Palmetto Crafty Quilters Meet at the Grand Strand Sr. center, 21st street, Myrtle beach SC. On Wed. Mornings at 9:30 , there are no evening meetings at this time.
Coastal Carolina Quilters. We have over 150 members, many are snow birds from Canada who arrive in the winter months. the organization meets in Oceanside Village Community Building. Meetings vary with charity quilt workshop, round table demonstrations, lottery blocks, outside speakers, and one or two business meetings a year. email@example.com
- North Augusta
Pieceful Hearts Quilters. We meet on the 1st Monday night of the month at 7:00 PM and the 2nd Thursday morning of the month at 10:00 AM at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church on Martintowne Rd. Contact Kay Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Starlight quilters meet the first and Third Tuesday of the month at the Edisto Gardens Art Center 6:30 - 8:30 pm during the standard daylight time, (winter) and from 7:00-9:00 during Day light savings time. All level of quilters invited. Linda Coleman email@example.com
UpCountry Quilt Guild meets at 7:00pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the community room of Blue Ridge Electric Co-operative, 734 W. Main St., Pickens, SC 29671. We have about 60 members and our fees are $20 per year. We have featured speakers, show and tell, block of the month, community service projects,workshops for all skill levels. Visitors are welcome.
- Rock Hill
york county quilters, 150 members. meeting monthly, the 3rd Monday @6:45pm at the new life free Methodist church 2685 celanese road, rock hill, sc. nationally known speakers and workshops, 10 or more small groups spin offs, doing a variety of sewing ideas. visit our web site for more info.
Lake and Mountain Quilters Guild. We meet on the 1st Monday of the month at Eternal Shepherd Lutheran Church, 220 Carson Road, Seneca. Socializing starts at 6:30PM followed by a meeting at 7PM. Check us out on the web.
Silver Threads Quilt Guild is a working and teaching guild in Simpsonville,we meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month that does community quilts on the 1st Wed. and Quilts of Valor on the 3rd Wed. NO membership fees. We meet at Christ Community Church. 700 Harrison Bridge Rd. Simpsonville S.C. firstname.lastname@example.org
Piedmont Piecers Meet at the Cleveland Park Pavillion the third Tuesday of each month. email@example.com
Piecemakers Quilt Guild (formerly of Lancaster) meets the second Monday of the month at Heath Springs Baptist Church, in Heath Springs, SC. We have about 25 members, dues are $15 per year. We have monthly programs, Saturday work days, classes, trips and yearly service projects. firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal Carolina Quilters meets the third Monday of each month.
Swamp Rabbit Quilt Guild. We have about 25 members and we pay $20 per year in dues. We meet at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of every month at the Travelers Rest Library, 17 Center Street. We have just started block-of-the-month and are planning our first quilt show. We also have show and share.