APRIL 24, 2017

Part of the Mission Statement of Big Red Quilters Guild states that our mission is to ensure textile and needle arts continue for generations through education and promotion of all quilting styles.

Those who attended last night’s meeting were educated by their fellow members who shared their favorite tools and techniques.  It was clear that those in attendance had a fun evening and were amazed that they learned so much in seven ten minute intervals.  Rather that write every little detail, I am encouraging readers to join BRQG, meet your fellow area quilters and know that there have been several requests to repeat favorite tools night.  I learned that a toilet brush with a ribbon on it is an indispensable item for thread clean-up if your sewing area is carpeted!

Huge thanks to Barb Bredemeier, Janet Hanies, Kathy Mueller, Jodi Reitsma, Sue Schultz, Nora Slikkers and Sally Zenas, teachers for the evening.  You and your hand-outs were/are fantastic!

In Pat Navis’ absence, Barb Bredemeier opened the meeting at 7:00 pm.  She asked people with June or July birthdays to sign up to provide snacks for the July meeting.  She also had guidelines and fabric swatches available for the Butterflies Are Blooming Ultimate Guild challenge.

Mary Botsis reported that the ideal size for charity quilts for the Holland Fire Department is (minimum) 40”x60” – (maximum) 50”x70”.  As of now, we have a good fabric supply on hand.

Kathy Mueller said there is still space available in the Sandy Klop workshop which will be June 26.  Cost for the workshop is $50 and the pattern is $9.  The evening lecture is open to all.

The evening ended with members showing recently completed beautiful quilts.
Raffle ticket winners were Sheryl Sanford, Barb Mezeske and Sonja Swanigan.
Name tag order forms are available at the check in desk at all meetings.  Cost is $15.00.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50

Sally Zenas, Secretary
April 25, 2017

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