Archive | September 2016

Correction – Sew in details

CORRECTION – regarding our up-coming sew in on Monday, September 26th :

Start time is 10:00 AM (not 9:00) at the Beechwood Lodge . You are welcome to come for all, or part of the day whether you are working on the charity quilt project…or something else. Pizza provided at supper.

Come when you can……leave when you must.

Big Red Quilters Guild Secretary

Barb Schippa

Stuff the bus and membership renewal reminders !

Two quick reminders:

  • STUFF THE BUS – There are still a few seats left on the bus to Shipshewana on Saturday, October 22nd. We’ve kept the price at $75 for Guild members and would love to have you join us! It should be a lovely day of shopping, great Amish food and a little history lesson about Amish quilts.
  • MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL – It’s also that time of year when we need to collect your membership dues. For just $30 you can enjoy the benefits of another great year of highest quality speakers, some wonderful workshops, a “school house” style event and so much more! Remember, we can’t succeed without your continued support! For those who have already renewed, thank you!

See forms tab:

Big Red Quilters Guild Secretary

Barb Schippa

Charity Quilts all day sew in!

Guild members…….Important information regarding our up-coming sew in on Monday, September 26th :

Come for the day, come for the afternoon, or come just for the evening and help us work on our charity quilts for the Holland Police Department.  Doors to the Lodge will open at 9 a.m. Bring a sack lunch and your own beverages.  A pizza supper will be donated by Pat in the evening.

Or, you can come just for our usual sew-in time of 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., bring your own projects to work on and just enjoy the fellowship of other guild members.

And please remember!  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come to the sew-in!

Also note that we are in need of batting for our charity quilts.  If you have some you wish to donate, please bring it along to the sew-in or to any guild meeting (and leave it on the table labeled for “Charity Quilts”).

Come when you can……leave when you must.

Big Red Quilters Guild Secretary

Barb Schippa


Tick Tock Tick Tock…..time is running out!

Shipshewana Amish Extravaganza

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sponsored by:



TICK TOCK TICK TOCK….It’s not too late, but…. time is running out!


We have limited seating left so send your registration and check today.

The bus leaves 8:00 AM (sharp) from Holland Sam’s Club, US 31 and James Street, Holland

Returning 7:00 PM Saturday evening.

Tickets/registration (we are holding this price!):

Members $75/Nonmembers $85

(*Paid in full at registration, *nonrefundable after July 1)

Download a registration form on the website

Mail form and check made out to BIG RED QUILTERS GUILD Vicky Gray Treasurer:

Ticket includes:

  • Round trip transportation via B&W Charters
  • Shopping at Yoder’s, the Cotton Corner, Davis Mercantile/Lolly’s & Little bit of Lolly’s quilt shops, Rebecca Haarer Antiques & more
  • All-inclusive Family style Amish Thresher dinner (Ham and Chicken, tossed salad, homemade breads and spreads, buttered vegetables, mashed potatoes w/gravy, chicken dressing, noodles, choice of 3 pies, coffee and tea)
  • “Trunk show and presentation” by renown author/Amish Quilt Historian Rebecca Haarer