Meeting Minutes 3-27-17

MARCH 27, 2017

Twenty eager Big Red Quilters gathered for a workshop at Beechwood Lodge in the morning to learn from Frieda Anderson.  She taught her method of fusing to make “Seaside Village”, using her beautiful hand dyed fabrics. No sewing machines were needed!

In the evening, a general meeting was held at Beechwood Church where Frieda was the guest lecturer.  During her slide presentation, she showed her dying technique and methods for fused and pieced quilts based on nature. It was a day and evening of inspiration and delight as we viewed her bright, artisitic creations. For more information, go to and

President, Pat Navis, announced that BRQG has donated 44 quilts to the Holland Police Department.  Donation slips for tax purposes are now available for fabric and batting purchased for charity quilts, and other out-of-pocket donations.  They will be available at the sign in table at future meetings.

Pat welcomed 6 guests and 2 new members.

Kathy Mueller, Program Chair., explained the need for long white tables to be kept in the lodge for future classes.  By the end of the meeting, thanks to budgeted money and member donations, we only need to come up with funding for one more table. Kathy is looking for a couple of additional members to demonstrate their favorite tools at the April 24 meeting.

Barb Bredemeier, Vice President, invited those present to join the Ultimate Guild Challenge entitled “Blooming Butterflies”.  Application forms were available at the meeting and are available on the website.

Colleen Dekker and Beth Wright from 2017 Tulip Time Quilt Show  announced that they would01a88deb384bfed9ef777c406e32e78dc592ddf772 like more entries from the BRQG Red and White Challenge for this year’s show.  Also, they would like members of BRQG to volunteer to help greet and take tickets at this year’s show.  Contact Carol Keen if you are willing to help:  616-396-1170 or

Lucky door prize winners were:  Jodi Rietsema, Pat Navis, Kathy Ryzenga and Annette Ekkal.


Sally Zenas, Secretary

To find the Tulip Time entry form go to:, click on get involved, then click on forms & applications and there you will find the quilt show entry form line – click on it and then you can print out the form from there.

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