Recent News and Notes

Louise Eaton, our own GIFG Publicity Chair, is October’s featured artist at The Jekyll Island Art Association at Goodyear Cottage. Louise will be showcasing her work in Pastels as well as some special quilts and wall hangings. Glass artist Christie Moody will show sculptures. Louise is active in our Surface Design group and creates glorious quilts with colorful themes. This is a chance to see some of Louise’s non-fiber creations and should not be missed. The Opening Reception is Sunday, October 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The show continues daily through October. More information can be found at

​Highlights of the Guild Board Meeting Golden Isles Fiberarts Guild Executive Board Meeting - May 2, 2022 at The Holy Nativity Church - St. Simons island, GA

The meeting was called to order by Jeanne Cieszeski at 2:00 pm

1. Lainie Addessi reported on the Guild being approached by the Jekyll Island Art Association to participate in a month long display at the Goodyear Cottage in either 2024 or 2025.

Lainie asked for permission to present to the general membership the proposal as it now stands.

A motion was made and seconded to allow Lainie to make the presentation to the membership.

2. Nancy Harper and Wanda Ruger requested approval to meet with an outside consultant to address domain issues and to brainstorm on developing an up dated Guild website. Ada Owens, Director of Communication for St. Simons Presbyterian Church agreed to an initial consultation at no charge to GIFA Guild. A fee of $50 per hour would be assessed should additional consultations be necessary.

A motion was made, seconded and passed giving permission for Nancy Harper and Wanda Ruger to consult on the website issues.

The meeting adjourned at 2:43 pm

​Task Force on History
            The Guild Board tasked Linda Olsen, Marion Kennedy Jean Sucher, Jeanine Gehringer and I with dealing with the years of notebooks and how we deal with our history going forward.
The Historian, Jeanine, is already keeping our history in a digital format. So that’s decided.
No one wants the notebooks. No one references them, no one wants to keep them. So that’s decided. 
We each took some notebooks and took them apart and all the contents fit in categories:
Programs of past Shows
Photos of Shows
Photos of programs and Show and Tell
Photos of parties and food.
We have kept everything and in the coming year we will be distributing all the contents of the notebooks.  The photos are the most interesting challenge.
What ideas do you have for how we handle the priceless photos?
Be thinking…Talk about it…Tell the leadership. We could turn this into something really special.  As our Historian has said,
         “It matters because we care.”
Take care,
Audrey Stewart

​​​From Jeanine Gehringer:
I am looking for an accomplished seamstress for hire who will make me a grandmother of the bride
dress. Two up coming weddings are this June and September. Jeanine Gehringer, 912 434 9906; cell
734 355 7156
From Gina Cupstid:
I am looking for two things:
A 24" or 25" rigid heddle loom to buy. I do have a preference, but am willing to consider any make.
A Clover Hairpin Lace tool, or better yet, a Clover Mini Peg Loom.
From Tori Anderson:
I'm looking for someone who is interested in hand-dyeing woolen fabric. I can provide the fabric. Contact Tori Anderson, phone: 912-506-1748; Email:
From Lane Wight:
I am seeking advice from anyone with experience using a Brother Scan-N-Cut machine. Phone 912-
We welcome our new members:
Karen Culwell, 312 Wild Heron Road, SSI, GA 31522 BD: 03-28
phone: 912-506-5116 email:
Jackie Mobley, 3730 Old Jesup Road, Brunswick, Ga 31525 BD: 09-10
phone: 912-269-3828 email:
Kristy D. Schueneman, 100 N Windward Drive, SSI, GA 31522 BD: 06-06
phone: 912-638-4867 phone: 904-652-5668
Darla Schoeppner, 118 Redfern Drive, SSi, GA 31522 BD: 10-15
phone: 912-634-3860 email:

Please consider making a hat or two that can be donated to the Seafarers in Brunswick. These will be shared with people who spend months aboard the huge cargo carriers that pass through the ports. Hats will be collected at our Guild meetings.
Seafarer’s Hat 
Cast on 81 stitches (fewer for a smaller hat) 
Row 1 rib: K1, P1 across
Row 2 rib: P1, K1 across
Continue to desired length for bottom edge/cuff
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Continue to desired length, then begin decreasing
K 8, K 2 tog, repeat to end of row
P one row
K7, K 2 tog, repeat to form top of hat
Secure last few stitches, weave ends ​

​Sea Stitches Quilt Studio