2021 Meetings, Programs and Fun Events:

June 21–We will gather at Tiara Yachts, 725 E 40th St, Holland, MI 49423.

Sew-In, 2 pm at Tiara.  We will work on a group project using the Sisterhood, paper-pieced pattern.  (see photos attached from Seven Sisters Quilt shop in Carson City, MI).  If you are planning to attend the sew-in, please contact Kris Kennedy with a phone call or text at (616) 460-5105.

Equipment–You’ll need to bring a sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, a cutting mat, rotary cutter, fabric scissors, paper scissors, thread, 11″ x 2″ piece of cardstock (or a large postcard) and a ruler for paper piecing (either an Add-A-Quarter-Inch ruler or a 12″ ruler with a visible 1/4″ line).  (It’s been awhile for all of us, so don’t forget your foot control and an extension cord!  Double check your basic supplies to make sure you didn’t rob them of a few items during your pandemic sewing!)

Fabric requirements:

Hair–4″ x 8″ piece

Fleshtone–7″ x 8.5″ piece

Background–8.5″ x 17″ piece (any color)

Dress–5.5″ x 7″ piece

shoes–5″ x 5″ piece

Pizza supper for Sew-In participants will be provided before the general meeting begins.

Meeting, 6:30 pm.  We will celebrate the joy of quilting with The Airing of the Quilts, outdoors, at Tiara Yachts.  Each member is invited to bring one quilt or quilted article about which they would like to share an explanation of its impact or importance to them.  An example might be a quilt made by a family member that you especially treasure, or a project that started you on your way with quilting.  Remember to bring a chair to sit outdoors!

July 19–General meeting.  Cathy Jones (New Era, MI) will share her trunk show, “Mixing It Up”, which reflects her world travels.

August 17 & August 18 (Tuesday- Wednesday) – Rayna Gillman with two full day workshops. “No Strings Attached” and “Cinderella Quilts” You will fall in love with Rayna’s modern versions of string quilts. For Rayna’s workshop information click here.

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.     

Retreat.  The retreat originally scheduled for March 2020 has been rescheduled for September 21-23, 2021.  At present the retreat is full; Barb Bredemeier will email participants individually with status of fees paid.  The Board is starting work on retreat planning for 2022!

We welcome your suggestions for future programs and teachers.

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