The Prize.  Everyone who is registered or has renewed, including both their completed registration  form and $30 dues paid, will be entered in a drawing for a wonderful quilty gift basket, “When Life Gives You Lemons”.  The name of a lucky winner will be drawn at our October meeting.  (Hint:  You really want to be eligible to win this basket!!!!)

2021 Meetings, Programs and Fun Events:

September 20

September 20–Ann Loveless will present her lecture, “Landscape Art Quilts”.  Learn more about Ann here, http://www.quiltsbyann.com
–Meeting location:  Tiara Yachts, 725 E 40th St, Holland, MI 49423 (enter from 40th St., park in the lot.) 

–6:30 social hour–7:00 pm meeting and speaker.  

–This meeting is free for all BRQG members.  Guests will be charged $5 at the door.

October 18/19

October 18/19–Coleen Merte–Trunk Show and class, “Pink Grapefruit” (curves without piecing).  Learn more about Coleen, https://northwaterquilts.com/about.html

–Colleen will present her trunk show at our meeting on Monday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. gathering time, 7 p.m. meeting and presentation.

–Details about the class to be offered on Tuesday, October 19 are HERE on the Forms Page, including a photo of the project, supply list and cutting instructions

–The registration form is attached for your convenience.  We can accept the form and your payment at our September meeting or you can mail it as noted on the form.

–Again, this speaker is included in your dues as a BRQG member!  Guests will be charged $5 at the door.

November 15

November 15–Make & Take project

–This will be a lovely gathering time!  We will all work on a quilty project during our last meeting of the 2021 calendar year!

–Kits will be provided at the meeting (including all the supplies needed) to registered BRQG members.  You just need to bring your basic hand-sewing kit and yourself!

–To ensure adequate kits and supplies, we ask you that you take a look ahead at your calendar and be prepared to sign up at the September meeting if you are planning to attend the November 15 meeting.  If you’re not planning to join us in September but would like to attend in November, please contact Barb Bredemeier .

Ongoing Guild Projects

  • Paper Pieced “Sisterhood” blocks:  Patterns and directions will be available, one per person, at the meeting so that everyone has the chance to make a contribution to our quilt!  (It’s so cute!!!)
  • Placemats for Meals on Wheels:  Click Here for an info sheet with the particulars, shared at our last meeting. Pressing Matters Quilt Shop has kindly agreed to act as our drop-off spot for placemats and has already received some finished placemats!  Thank you to Pressing Matters and to the early quilters for their submissions!  

2021 Member Quilt Gallery Photos of your projects will be posted on the Big Red Quilters’ Guild website, kicking off our 2021 Members Gallery.  Please plan to email photos of your work after the meeting, including any other projects you would like to share to Janet.     

We welcome your suggestions for future programs and teachers.

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