Monday, August 22, 2016
Barb Bredemeier – Welcome
Row Round Robin – tonight is the last night to sign up
Refreshment changes – bring a treat if it’s your birthday month
Barb Schippa/Saturday October 22 Shipshewana bus trip
Sign up before September 1 when the price goes up!
Vicky Gray /Treasurers summary
Barb Bredemeier/Volunteer Positions (open)
Vice President/2 year term (Barb is transitioning to treasurer)
Secretary/2 year term
Programs Asst./2 year term
Historian/photographer/2 year term
Sally Leep/Membership – 73 members, 39 present, 1 new member, 5 guests
Renewal reminders – September is renewal time, $30 dues are now due
All emails will include BRQG in the subject line to safely ID that its guild information
Monday, September 26 – all day charity quilt Sew In, Noon to 9:00 pm. See Andrea Aumick for details.
Monday, October 24 – workshop and evening program by modern quilter Debbie Grifka, $35 workshop fee + book cost.
Monday, November 28 – guild meeting in place of sew in (replaces December program which falls on Christmas day) “Working with Wool” hands on wool project. Each table will have a wool teacher. Members are asked to bring basic sewing supplies.
Monday, December 25 – Merry Christmas! No meeting…..
Mary Voss introduced close friend and speaker Ken Kutzel. Ken, previously an educator from the Detroit area and now a resident of the Saugatuck/Douglas area, has been collecting a wide range of antique quilts for the past 40 years, some in pristine condition and a few that needed gentle attention to bring them back to their original glory. Our members enjoyed Ken’s humor, enthusiasm, and kindred quilt spirit, graciously sharing more than 80 quilts ranging from early 20th century to mid-century, with an emphasis on art deco designs. He is drawn to oranges and greens, but mainly looks for well-balanced designs and unique quilts. We broke for refreshments after his presentation, and then enjoyed more Show & Tell antique quilts from our members. No doubt everyone slept well thinking about all the lovely quilts they’d enjoyed. Here is Ken’s vast collection……….
Big Red Quilters Guild Secretary