Archive | October 2017

2017 October Meeting Pictures

Photo’s by Ann Prins

Thanks to the outgoing Board Members, Kathy Mueller, Pat Navis & Sally LeepIMG_9790IMG_9791IMG_9793

Linda Thielfoldt showing her many beautiful quilts and quilted wearables. IMG_9797IMG_9798IMG_9799IMG_9806IMG_9809IMG_9811IMG_9812IMG_9818IMG_9822IMG_9801IMG_9824IMG_9825IMG_9829IMG_9832IMG_9835IMG_9837IMG_9841IMG_9842

Members Show & Tell

Colleen Dekker ‘s show and tell of her quilt made with yellow, black, grey and white.

Colleen Dekker- 3 baby quilts using her favorite pattern.


Sally ZenasIMG_9852

 Sally Zenas, Beth Schmidt and Linda Chambers all made one using the same pattern – Cranberry Chutney.


Esther Tilton’s Harvest quilt with turkeys and pumpkins – good for both October and November!! Backing was a turkey print.IMG_9857

Cyndi Phillip – showed her Pez Pizazz quilt made using Sandy Klop’s pattern IMG_9858IMG_9860

2017 October General Meeting Minutes

Big Red Quilt Guild General Meeting

October 23, 2017
Beechwood Reformed Church

Pat Navis, President, opened the meeting at 7:00 pm.

Election of officers was held for the term beginning immediately.  The following positions were unanimously approved by the membership:

President –  Barb Bredemeier (2 yrs.)
Vice President –  Betsy Muir (2 yrs.)
Secretary – Sally Zenas (1 yr.)
Treasurer – Becky Stevens (1 yr.)
Membership Chair – Janet Haines (2 yrs.)
Program Chairs – Kathy Ryzenga and Barb Sucher (2 yrs.)
Webmaster – Janet Haines (1 yr.)
Publicity – Carol Vinnedge (2 yrs.)

Small hand painted tokens of appreciation by Ann Prins, were presented to outgoing Board Members, Pat Navis, Kathy Mueller and Sally Leep.

Non-Board Positions graciously filled by volunteers for the period Oct. 2017 –  Sep. 2018 are:
Liaison with Beechwood Church – Pat Navis
Sew-In Set-Up – Pat Navis
Program Committee – Kris Kennedy, Dee Dee Hanson
Facebook – Sally Leep & Ann Prins (photographs)
Refreshment Coordinators

Members approved the Holland Police Department as the recipient of our charity quilts for the coming year.  They will go to those rescued from human trafficking, as well as to children removed from accident or domestic abuse situations.

Ann Prins was the raffle winner of a basket of sewing items put together by board members, for those who renewed their annual dues before the October deadline.

Kathy Ryzenga encouraged all to attend the November 27 Sew-In at Beechwood Lodge. The Program Committee will provide hands on instructions for making fabric postcards.  (No sewing machine needed and yes, they can be mailed.)  Refreshments will be available at 6:30 followed by postcard making at 7:00 pm.

Barb Sucher introduced the speaker, Linda Theilfoldt who wowed everyone with 45 quilts, 1 vest, 3 jackets and the marvelous stories behind them all.  Linda’s quilting is breathtaking and 20 local students will be learning her technique at the workshop to be held tomorrow. Our Facebook page contains photos of her work.  Google her name to learn more about her and her company, The Quilted Goose.  Linda has also started a charity project where quilts are made for people in wheelchairs.  More about that is available on her website as well.

Four women were recipients of door prizes consisting of sewing books, a charm pack, a Linda Theilfoldt pattern and a small zipper bag.  Thank you to the businesses and individuals who donate the door prize items.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 and everyone went home smiling.

Sally Zenas, Secretary

Meeting Reminder. Next Monday, Oct 23, Note the class time change

Linda Thiefoldt will present a lecture/ trunk show “Confessions of a Crappy Quilter” on Monday October 23.

On Tuesday, October 24. Linda will conduct a workshop titled: “Taking the Fear Out of Quilt As Desired ” which is a hands on machine quilting class.  Only 3 spots left in this highly recommended class which runs from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Beechwood Lodge.

All information is available on the BRQG website and attached below.  $45.00 for members $55.00 for guests. This is a great chance to improve your skills before you finish up your Christmas sewing!!

For Class Info and Class Sign Up Click Here.