McKissick Museum Needs Fabric

South Carolina Quilters, McKissick Museum’s staff needs our help with FOLKFabulous@the Fair. They will be hosting Karen Livers, lead cultural consultant for the HBO Series TREME (explores New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina) as well as an active participant in the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian community. Ms. Livers will conduct workshops on how to create/make a Tignon on Wednesday October 11 and 12 from 4 to 7 PM and Friday October 13 from 4 to 6 PM. We will be in the Rosewoods Building, which is adjacent to the Moore Building, where the Home Arts are housed and Quilts. She will be teaching Fair participants how to tie and wrap the tignon. A tignon (also spelled and pronounced tiyon) is a type of headcovering. A large piece of material tied or wrapped around the head to form a kind of turban that somewhat resembles the West African Gele. It was worn by Creole women of African descent in Louisiana beginning in the Spanish colonial period, and continuing to a lesser extent to the present day. Quilters, this is where you can assist! The Museum staff needs to have 200 two yards lengths of 100% cotton fabric at least 36” wide. Any pattern or solids will work! So take a look at your stash, even those wonderful fabrics you bought long ago that you will never use and consider donating them to McKissick for the workshops. Also plan to visit the FolkFabulous at Rosewoods when you go to the fair to see the quilts and have your head wrapped! There will be ongoing programs at the FOLKFabulous@the Fair room, including Peggie Hartwell’s story quilt workshop on Sunday, October 15th, 1-5pm. She’ll do a narrative stage on her quilts, do a 2.5 hour Family and Memory Quilt workshop (no charge, materials provided), and then participants will have the opportunity to share what they have made—quilt blocks and stories. McKissick Museum will be updating their Fair activities at their website and on Facebook. Deadline for fabric donations is MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25! Contact Deborah Hotchkiss for donation pickup. Please announce this projects to all the guilds in the Columbia area. Thank you so much for participating and don’t forget to come to the Fair.  Contact

March Meeting Changes

The March meeting will be held in a different location – 1400 Lady Street.  The building is marked “The Bridge”.  There is parking available in our usual lot with a one block walk or behind the Bridge on Marion Street. It is on the corner of Lady and Marion (and on the same block as our usual building)

We will have social time from 6:30 -7 and there will be a popup shop to shop from AnnaMaria/CraftSouth. The program will run from 7-9 and include a short business meeting, Anna Maria’s trunk show, and show and tell. Please bring things to show and tell to show off our work.

There are still several spaces left in the Mod Corsage class and the Handiwork Class (sponsored by Palmetto MQG).  Please email me at for more info and to sign up.

 Because of the short break between meetings, the BOTM isn’t due until April (I totally forgot about this when I wrote up the instructions – cruise brain). I’ll have copies of the instructions for those who didn’t get one. Feel free to bring in any other blocks you have finished.   I will have clue 2 of the mystery quilt. If you sign up now, you get 2 clues to start on!  -Jodi

 First Presbyterian, 1400 Lady St, Columbia (see first paragraph above)

  Bring to the Friday, March 10  meeting: (6:30pm: social time and 7-9pm: meeting)

  • Wear your DQ name tag
  • Quilts with hanging dowels for Studio Tour’s quilt exhibit at Still Hopes
  • Any finished Charity tops/quilts/pillowcases; Comfort Pillows squares or sewn units
  • Show and Tell ! !
  • Any older BOM’s you have, & Valentine’s BOM (now due in April)
  • $ for: membership renewal ($30), Studio Tour tickets ($20, or $10 for docents), Mystery Quilt ($10)