Archive | January 2017

International Quilt Festival Bus Trip

Operators are standing by! Well, not exactly standing by at an 800 number…..but we are accepting your mailed registration and checks on a daily basis. So please don’t delay – registration is open to the general public as of Wednesday, February 1 so recapping the details…..be sure to invite your family and fellow quilting BFF’s.

Saturday, April 8, 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.

Arrive – 10:00 AM CST (estimate) Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Return – 10:00 PM EST – estimated

Sponsored by BIG RED QUILTERS GUILD (for more information go to – https://bigredquiltersguild.org/)

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

See EVENTS tab for PDF printable version, look for red text link – or – send bottom portion in with your check.

_______________________________________________________________

(Please print) Name______________________________________________________________

Address_______________________________City________________State______

Email______________________________________________________________

Mobile phone#(or home)_____________________________________________________

Emergency Contact Name and Phone #___________________________________

Mail check made out to BIG RED QUILTERS GUILD and a completed form for each person to:

Becky Stevens, BRQG Treasurer

4660 104th Ave.

Zeeland, MI  49464

Receipt #_____________ (to be completed by treasurer)/Tickets

Quilt Related Exhibit in Kalamazoo

AND STILL WE RISE: RACE, CULTURE, AND VISUAL CONVERSATIONS is an exhibit you may be interested in attending. This information was obtained from the discoverkalamazoo web site.

Jan 21 – Jun 4, 2017

9:00 am

Kalamazoo Valley Museum
230 North Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
http://www.kvm.kvcc.edu
Phone: 269-373-7990

Curated by artist, historian, and national lecturer Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations features works of superb artistry that draw on the enduring American tradition of narrative storytelling through the textile art of quilting. The beautifully handcrafted quilts featured in And Still We Rise were created by an international group of artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network and narrate the history of the African American experience, capturing the stories of freedom’s heroes, ranging from Frederick Douglass to Mae Jemison to the first African American President. Through the accessibility of their colors, patterns, and symbols, these quilts can relate stories that enable conversations about sensitive topics from our history, furthering the conversation of racial reconciliation in America. As the founder of the nonprofit, 1,700-member Women of Color Quilters Network, Mazloomi is in a unique position to bring together quilts from more than 50 contemporary artists that reflect on moments in history that have contributed to transformations of social justice in America and across the globe. Comprising 67 unique story quilts, this is a one-of-a-kind exhibition that makes a spectacular collective visual impact and showcases the diversity, creativity, and power of a texture-rich, color-saturated folk art form. The quilts of And Still We Rise represent their artists’ mastery of a diverse range of fiber art techniques, among them free-motion quilting, embroidery, needlepoint, appliqué, fiber collage, fusing, and hand beading. Reflecting each artist’s unique story, training, and style, the materials incorporated into the textile narratives include cotton, batik, organdy, metal, newsprint, beads, found objects, photo transfers, buttons, shell, wood, and vintage fabrics. The works of And Still We Rise engage visitors to reflect on and respond to significant national events from the 17th century into the 21st century. The exhibition’s resonant theme is the triumph of the human spirit within African American culture. By exploring and unpacking events of four centuries through a female-dominated art medium, the quilts of this exhibition bear witness to and relate perspectives that written history has often neglected.

Sew – in Monday

There will be a Sew-In at The Lodge at Beechwood Church, 895 Ottawa Beach Rd. on Monday, January 23 from 6-9 PM.  Bring your hand or machine project, work on a charity project, or just visit with other quilter friends.
Reminder!! Bring your bus trip sign up sheet to sew-in! We are sponsoring a bus trip to the International Quilt Festival show in Chicago on Saturday, April 8.  The cost is $70 and includes transportation and the show ticket.  We will leave from Sam’s Club parking lot, 2190 North Park Drive at US 31 and James St. at 7:00 AM sharp and return approximately 10:00 PM.  Sign ups are open for Big Red guild members now and will be open to other guilds and the public on February 1st.   This is a great show with many quilts and lots of vendors!  Sign up forms are available at any guild sew in or meeting and on line at   bigredquiltersguild.org   under Forms.
Upcoming events:
February 27-Sew in with hands on “Iris Folding” quilted greeting card project.  6-9 PM.  Bring your UFO project from last year that you completed for Show and Tell.
March 27-Workshop with Frieda Anderson at 9:00 am.  Guild meeting with Frieda in the evening.  6:30 refreshments, 7:00meeting.
Hope to see you all at the Sew-In on Monday!!

IQF Bus Trip Tickets are on sale now!

 

Attention all BRQG members! Happy New Year to you! Now that the guests have left and the parties are behind us, its time to think about quilting….and signing up for the International Quilt Show bus trip Saturday, April 8, 2017. Guild members get first priority to sign up before we open to other guilds and the public on February. So act now…don’t delay.

Saturday, April 8, 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.

Arrive – 10:00 AM CST (estimate) Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Return – 10:00 PM EST – estimated

Sponsored by BIG RED QUILTERS GUILD (for more information go to – https://bigredquiltersguild.org/)

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

See EVENTS tab for PDF printable version, look for red text link – or – send bottom portion in with your check.

_______________________________________________________________

 

(Please print) Name______________________________________________________________

Address_______________________________City________________State______

Email______________________________________________________________

Mobile phone#(or home)_____________________________________________________

Emergency Contact Name and Phone #___________________________________

 

Mail check made out to BIG RED QUILTERS GUILD and a completed form for each person to:

Becky Stevens, BRQG Treasurer

4660 104th Ave.

Zeeland, MI  49464

Receipt #_____________ (to be completed by treasurer)Tickets