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2023 Meetings, Programs and More to look forward to!

(Sign up forms for workshops will be added as they become available.)

February 20, 2023 – Julie Clason trunk show – One of our newest members, Julie Clason, from Hudsonville, will share about her journey with needle arts and quilting, focusing on the many hand-stitched details she enjoys adding to her pieces.  Her quilts utilize a variety of techniques and textiles to achieve layers of stitching and personal expression. They are in some sense textile journals, with an intention to create a body of work that serves as a soft answer to the deeper questions of faith and life she would like to leave as her legacy. Julie loves incorporating “found” or further manipulated materials to imbue each piece with a sense of richer provenance. Her philosophy of quilting stems from its origins as a frugal domestic art accessible to anyone.

March 20, 2023 – Leanne McGiveron, from West Lafayette, IN will share her love of Irish quilt designs and travel to the Emerald Isle in her lecture “Ireland Inspired: Interlacing Visual and Textile Arts”. She will have some of her lovely note cards for sale.

March 28, 29, 30, 2023 – Big Red Quilters’ Guild Retreat, Registration at this link: 2023 March Retreat Registration. Plan to enjoy time on the lake and quilting friends as we sew together!

April 17, 2023 – Shar Hekman from Love Sews will share about the ministry, then Larry French from Family Sewing in Grandville will talk with us about home machine maintenance.

May 15, 16, 2023 – Krista Moser will give a Zoom lecture on Monday evening, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” plus a “Lollipops and Licorice” workshop on Tuesday from 10:00 – 4:00, all Zoom

June 19, 20, 2023 – Catherine Redford, Naperville, IL Tuesday workshop 9:00-3:00

July 17, 2023 – Christmas in July Sew-In (Make a felted wool ornament / ornament exchange / finger food meal)

August 21, 2023 – Pink Parakeet – Cheryl Nelson (and daughter Marcia Burns) from Mishawaka, Indiana.

September 18-19, 2023 – Kathy Kurlya and Kay Roberts from Franklin, TN-The Quilting Squares- lecture and workshop

September 26, 27 and 28, 2023 – Fall Guild Retreat

October 16, 2023 – Deborah Richmond from The Quilted Turtle lecture about favorite tools and gadgets.

November 20, 2023 – Schoolhouse

December – No meeting


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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