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March 26, 27, 28 – This is retreat week so we will not have a sew-in. If you signed up, enjoy the sleep at home three day retreat at the beautiful Tiara Yacht S2 headquarters on Lake Macatawa. Retreat space compliments of Tiara Yachts. There will be fabulous fun, views and sewing time! Watch for pictures of this fun event!
April 19 & 22 – Monday evening School House featuring handy things to sew for quilters. $5 guest fee, no advance registration required for the School House meeting.
Enjoy a fabric dye-ing class with Sue Cortese on Friday, April 19. Registration form for the class is online here.
May 27 – No meeting due to Memorial Day
June 24 & 25 Mary Hogan – Adventures in String quilting. This is a lecture/discussion/trunk show. String quilting can make use of leftovers, stash, unwanted UFOs, and of course, new fabrics. Mary uses the term “string” to distinguish the irregular shapes welcomed in string piecing from the term “strip”; which refers to precisely cut fabric – which can be obtained as precuts. She will discuss string quilting, particularly the many possibilities for creating design using simple arrangement of strings or highlighting certain parts of blocks. Mary has also explored many foundation types for string quilting, and these will be discussed. Participants will leave the lecture with a new or renewed appreciation for the tradition of string piecing/quilting. Mary’s book, String Quilt Style, will be available for purchase. $5 guest fee.
Mary’s June 25th Workshop will feature making a String Churndash Quilt. Registration Form is here!
July 22 – Sew-in
August 26 – Jane Sassaman Lecture (Monday, August 26): Jane’s Textile Treasure Garden
This is a glimpse into the inspirations and process of designing fabric. From dreaming to drawing, coloring and cutting. This is a colorful journey through the creative process. Jane will also bring many quilts and accessories made with her FreeSpirit fabrics.
Everyone will enjoy seeing how to use these contemporary prints to make dramatic quilts. $10 guest fee.
Full Day Workshop (Monday, August 26): Suns and Moons
This is a machine appliqué workshop based on the circle motif. Using Jane’s appliqué
techniques and experimenting with our decorative stitches, we will begin by making a
series of colorful fabric discs which will then be arranged into a dramatic and
contemporary composition. (beginner to advanced level). Registration is now online!
September 23 – Sew-In
October 28 & 29 – Nancy Clark McNally – Monday evening, Oct 28, is the lecture: What was I thinking? $5 guest fee. Workshop will be on Tuesday, Oct 29, Machine Quilting with Rulers.
November 25 – Sew-In – A Holiday Project to make and take.
December – No meeting, Holiday Break
We welcome your suggestions for future programs and teachers.
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