President – Sonia Mack

Sonia Mack, President
Quilt made by Sonia Mack

Sonia Garrison Mack, a native New Yorker, is a third-generation quilter.  Introduced to quilting during her visits to her maternal grandmother, the late Mable Coaxum Lee of Anderson, SC.  Her first tries at quilting were not successful since she thought her piecing was not that great.  Later she learned the block she attempted was the flying geese and jokes about the geese not flying. Sonia‚Äôs love of quilting continued to grow as she admired the many quilts hand pieced and quilted by her mother, Sarah Lee Garrison of Cambria Heights, NY. In 2003, In 2016, Sonia discovered the Greater Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild during her visit to her favorite quilt shop, Intown Quilters, Decatur, GA.  She became the Treasurer soon after she joined and currently serves as the President of Greater Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild.  Sonia enjoys designing her quilts using Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) software, AccuQuilt dies and bright color fabrics. Sonia continues to grow and learn about quilting and fiber arts through participation in Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild (Decatur, GA) and virtual quilt classes.

Vice President – Arienne La Barrie

Arienne La Barrie, Vice President

Hello! My name is Arienne, and I have been quilting for two years now. I’ve always been in awe of seeing other quilters’ beautiful designs, and during the 2020 pandemic, I decided to give it a try. My love and passion for this art has even grown more than my love for baking!

Secretary – Laurel Rosenburg

Laurel Rosenberg, Secretary

I am a former art teacher. I have been sewing over ten years. I am a founding member of the GAMQG and served on the board most years.

Treasurer – Merle Anderson

Merle Anderson, Treasurer
Quilt Made by Merle Anderson

I began as a traditional quilter in 1992 because I wanted a quilt to hang over my bed. I had always loved to sew but wasn’t always happy with the clothes I made. Here was sewing that didn’t have to fit and could use colors and patterns that I loved but that didn’t flatter me. Hot Dog! From 2002 to 2018 aside from a few baby quilts I mostly knitted shaws (no fitting) and socks (a drawer full.) Retirement and the birth of a great-nephew brought me back to quilting in 2018. It was a changed world and I am changing with it. I stil love traditional piecing but I am exploring improv, simpler patterns and brighter colors.

Diane S. DeGaetano – Event Coordinator

Diane S. DeGaetano, Event Coordinator

I am really a beginner at quilting but love the creativity it allows. I have learned so much from this group of generous ladies. I love all types of art but hope to hone this skill!

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