Archive | February 2017

Big Red Sew in



Heart paper pieced card.


Working on our projects- some by machine others using tape and scissors,



Sew-In reminder

Hi Quilters!
Our next sew-in is Monday, February 27 at the Lodge at Beechwood Church, 895 Ottawa Beach Road in Holland.  The meeting will be from 6-9.  There will be a hands on “iris folding” quilted greeting card project. If you bring a machine, you will be able to paper piece a heart for your card.  Bring a neutral colored thread, fabric scissors, and a pair of pointed scissors to cut card stock.  Had sewers will need to bring a roll of scotch tape and pointed paper scissors.
Thanks to  Nora Slikkers, and Sally Leep for signing up to volunteer to bring snacks to this meeting.
The church provides all facilities to our guild free of charge.  We don’t have enough tables in the Lodge so they must be picked up from the main church building and transported to the Lodge every time we meet there.  Our members have been doing the heavy lifting and transporting.  Considering this situation, we are asking for donations to purchase more tables to keep in the Lodge.  Please consider donating.  Any amount would be appreciated.
Upcoming events:
February 27  Sew-in in the Lodge from 6-9
March 27  Workshop with Frieda Anderson at 9am in the Lodge with a program in the church in the evening.  Refreshments at 6:30, program at 7:00.   The cost of the class is $50 for members and $60 for non members.  There is also a $35 kit fee which includes fabric.  See the guild website for the class materials list.
April 23 Favorite Tools program at Beechwood Church
May 28  Sew-in at the Lodge from 6-9
June 26  Sandy Klop will be here from California will have a program about her American Girl fabric line.  There will also be a workshop.
July 23  Sew-in at the Lodge from 6-9
Please visit our Facebook page to see what members are posting.
Hope to see you all on Monday, February 27 at the Lodge.

IQF Bus Trip Cancelled

Sadly, we have made the decision to cancel the bus trip to The International Quilt Festival April 8.  All tickets will be fully refunded.

The reason is simple…..sign up will not cover our costs. Although early feedback showed you wanted a bus again, the actual numbers do not reflect that, and to get a full refund for the bus contract we must cancel before March 1.

Any guild organized outing such as a bus trip, is offered to our members and public as a service, an educational and enrichment opportunity. That said, we must be good stewards of our memberships dues, therefore our bylaws state we must cover all costs thru ticket sales and everything we can to keep your ticket cost as low as possible. We regret this decision and any inconvenience this causes you.

Barb Schippa