Meeting Reminder

Hi Quilter friends,

Our next event is a Sew-in this Monday, May 22.  We will be meeting in The Lodge at  Beechwood Church, 895 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland from 6 to 9 PM.  Thanks to Sue Fabiano and Sally Leep for offering to bring snacks.  Bring hand or machine work or just come to visit and make new friends!   We would love to see you there!

UPDATE
What a fantastic meeting we had on April 24!  Our own members presented a program on favorite tools and techniques.  Seven members presented tips in just seven minute intervals.  Who knew that a toilet bowl brush was a necessary item in a sewing room?!  But thanks to Kathy Mueller we know that it will pick up wayward thread from your carpet.  No more tangles in the beater bar of your vacuum cleaner!

So many great tips!  Thanks to Sally Zenas for showing us how to make perfect circles, Barb Bredemeier for showing her “lap app” (lap desk) and many other tools, Janet Haines for sharing her Square in a Square ruler by Jodi Barrows, Sue Schultz for sharing her Stripology ruler by Creative Grid, Jody Rietsema for demonstrating her Go cutter, and Nora Slikkers for showing us her travel case and for donating one as a door prize.  And too many other tips and tools to count!

UPCOMING EVENTS
June 27-Sandy Klop of American Girl Fabric will present a program .  She will also hold a workshop with her Wagon Wheel paper pieced pattern. The cost of the workshop is $50 and the pattern is $9.  Contact Kathy Mueller at lapkat@charter.net  for more information.  This should be a fun workshop.  There are a few openings left.

July 24-Sew in at The Lodge

August 28-Tim Latimer will present the program

September 25-Rummage and bake sale at Beechwood Church.  This is a great opportunity to donate fabric and quilting related items and to shop for items you didn’t know you need!  And who doesn’t like baked goods?!!

October 23-Linda Thiefoldt will present a trunk show and also have a workshop on machine quilting

November 26-0ur members will show their completed Row Robin quilts.  So excited to see them after seeing bits and pieces.

December-No meeting

Don’t forget to check out our website, bigredquiltersguild.org for more information.  Also check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/#!/groups/988849431132488

Sally Leep
Membership

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