Archive | November 2016

BRQG Nov 2016 Meeting Minutes

BRQG GENERAL MEETING (pictures will be coming soon!)

NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Over forty Big Red Quilters gathered from 6 – 9 pm at Beechwood Reformed Church in Holland to learn the beautiful craft of Wool Applique.  Each person went home with the ability to complete a small project thanks to excellent instruction from members Jackie Bailey, Kathryn Bandstra, Kathy Mueller, Pat Navis, Barb Post, Sue Schultz and Mary Voss.  The instructors had an inspiring display of their own work available for viewing.

President Pat Navis showed 8  completed charity quilts which will be donated to the Holland Police and Fire Department.  She has an ink stamp that will be used for labels on all Big Red charity quilts.

Several members shared their recently completed beautiful creations at Show and Tell.   Special thanks to all who helped prepare kits, taught a class, brought refreshments, set-up and knocked down tables and arranged for door prizes.



JANUARY 23 – Sew-In at Beechwood Church Lodge, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  Bring your own handwork or sewing machine.

FEBRUARY 27 – Sew-In with hands-on “Iris Folding” quilted greeting card project demonstrated by Barb Bredemeier.  Bring a UFO that you have completed in the past year for Show and Tell.

March 27 – Workshop with Frieda Anderson at 9:00 am (lodge).  Guild meeting with Frieda Anderson at 7:00 pm (church).  Refreshments available at 6:30 pm.


Mark your 2017 calendars.  BRQG meets the 4th Monday of each month.  Sew-Ins begin at 6:00 and meetings begin at 7:00 with refreshments available at 6:30. Go to for updates.

Sally Zenas, Secretary


BIG RED QUILTERS GUILD is pleased to announce bus trip plans to attend the 2017 INTERNATION QUILT FESTIVAL at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Mark your calendars with these important dates:

November 28, 2016 – save the date announcement for Saturday April 8, 2017

January 1, 2017 – sign up begins for BRQG members (and guests)

February 1, 2017 – open to other guilds and the general public etc.

April 8, 2017 – International Quilt Festival

Ticket cost is $70.00 (per person, includes transportation and show entrance. Meals, shopping, incidentals are extra; ticket is transferable but non-refundable after January 30, 2017)

Depart – 7:00 AM EST (sharp) Holland Sam’s Club, 2190 North Park Drive, NE Parking Lot near Steak ‘n Shake, US 31 and James Street, Holland.   Show runs 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST.

Return – 10:00 PM EST – estimated