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Your Guild’s Board wants to share the following information and updates!

2020 Meetings and Programs:

  • In-person meetings canceled through November 2020.  
    • In alignment with current direction from the State of Michigan, BRQG has canceled in-person meetings, workshops and retreats through November 2020.   Details of electronic programming follow.  
    • We look forward to resuming our in-person meeting schedule at our new meeting home at Tiara Yachts at the beginning of 2021!
  • September 21 meeting–this scheduled in-person meeting will be replaced by a presentation delivered via Facebook Live, hosted by Betsy Muir and Kris Kennedy.  (If you’re not already, now is a great time to become amember of the group, Big Red Quilters Guild, on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigredquiltersguild/ .)  
    • Theme–“Simply Scrappy September” in honor of the by-product of all this quilting we are doing!  We will focus on techniques to organize scraps for optimum usefulness and will demonstrate a project that we can all enjoy using during our increased “stay at home” time!  It also makes a great gift!  
    • Nora Slikkers will be our special guest and will share her special tips on this pressing problem/opportunity!
    • The interview and demonstration will be LIVE in the Big Red Quilters’ Guild Facebook page at 7 pm, 9/21/2020 and will be available there afterward; a link to the recorded material will be provided by email after the event so that everyone can have access regardless of Facebook user status.
  • October 12  Block of the Every Other Month (BOEOM) SHOWCASE–OUTDOOR MEETING
    • This outdoor event will be located in the parking lot at our meeting place, Tiara Yachts, 725 E 40th St., Holland on Monday, October 12, 6 p.m.  NOTE THIS TIME CHANGE!
      • Please bring your own chair, water, and your finished BOEOM project and ONE other Pandemic project. 
      • There will be a drawing for the BOEOM participants, and also outDOOR prizes for all attendees.  
      • The rain date will be October 14, same time and place.
  • October 19 meeting
    • This meeting will be held via Facebook Live with a fun Halloween Theme, quilty-topics and a make-at-home project!  If you’re not able to join us LIVE, the presentation will be available via the Guild Facebook page.    We will also send out a link to the presentation (no Facebook required) after the meeting.

Registration for 2021:

  • Registration for 2021:  
    • It’s time to renew your membership to Big Red Quilters’ Guild–use the form attached and send it today!  
    • Dues for the 2020-2021 membership year, commencing October 1, 2020, have been reduced to $10 to acknowledge these extraordinary times.  
    • Remember:  Gift Basket–Members returning their membership forms and dues, postmarked by October 1, 2020, will be entered in a drawing for an amazing gift basket that is being assembled by your Board!  Return your membership materials for a chance to win!!!!
    • We plan to resume normal meeting cadence and programming content in January, pending guidance from the State of Michigan.

President’s Note:

Friends, I pray this message finds all of you safe, healthy, and at peace. Isn’t it wonderful we have quilting to keep us grounded during these times?  By the look of our  Quarantine Quilt Gallery, you all have been VERY busy!  Please keep the pictures coming!

I look forward to the day when we can all gather safely. Until then, Sew On!!

Betsy Muir
Big Red Quilters Guild 

We welcome your suggestions for future programs and teachers.

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