Happy Holiday’s

We are preparing to start 2014 off right with scheduled activities at least every other month.  Please checkout the New Activities in the Members Only section !

A  beautiful testimony from one of our members below.

Can you believe Christmas will be here before we know it and 2014 is just around the corner?


Below is a my quilt, The Greatest Gift, which was in the holiday category of the quilt show.  At first glance, it looks like any other package with red and green paper and a yellow bow.  But, if you look close, printed on the trees is, ‘Jesus is the Reason for the Season’.   Beneath all the layers of Christmas, the lights, the gifts, the hustle and bustle and Silver Bells, lies the true meaning of Christmas: God’s greatest gift to humanity, his own Son, Jesus.

Christmas is about a very simple event, the birth of the Saviour.


For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


I enlarged the pattern, but you can make your own ‘gift’.  The pattern is a free download by Stephanie Serrano of Venus de Hilo.com.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Paige Alexander

UpCountry Quilters Guild

Newsletter Editor

Rachel Elizabeth Ferguson Smith


 Rachel Elizabeth Ferguson Smith 

February 7, 1928 – July 11, 2013 

Remembering Rachel 


Our dear friend and quilting companion has passed from this life leaving behind many happy memories. Rachel was a charter member of our guild and everyone’s “Mama”. She happily shared her sewing skills and eased the disappointment of novice quilters when seams didn’t match by saying, “it’ll quilt out”.

Rachel’s love of quilting was infectious and she shared both her time and her fabric but her statement of “it’ll quilt out” will always stay with me. She remained happy and optimistic in any situation and she graciously accepted the things in life that needed to be “quilted out”. This was her gift, taught to others with a piece of fabric and a needle in her hand. She laughed with us, she cried with us when necessary but always she taught by example and kind words that all problems can be “quilted out”. Her everyday humor and willingness to make the best of everything made her life, like her quilts, a beautiful work of art.

Carolyn Peloza

QSC Pieceable Retreat

Several ladies from the guild enjoyed a fun weekend of sewing at the QSC Pieceable Retreat at the White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro, SC.

If you are new to the guild ask a members to tell you about the retreat!

See QSC website for upcoming QSC Spring meeting and 2013 QSC Pieceable Retreat Information.