Big Red Quilters’ Guild News

November Meeting: Our fun-packed November BRQG  sew-in/meeting will be held at the Beechwood Lodge on Nov. 27th. You will not want to miss this meeting! We will start with refreshments at 6:30, program starts at 7 with a viewing of the Row Robin Quilts. Some quilts will be completely finished, quilted and bound. Others will just be assembled to show all six rows.

Next, we will have a lesson on making the smallest of quilts; a quilted postcard that can actually be sent through the mail. Warning! These little quilts can become addictive! They can be quite quick and simple or they can be works of art. They are the perfect greeting card that shows you really care. Kathy Mueller and Dee Dee Hanson will bring samples and instruct you in construction. You will each make a card, ready for stitching, and bring them home to complete.

You will see several options to finish and mail your card. Dee Dee will bring beautiful fabric to make the sunset card that many of you saw at the program table in October. Kathy will show how to make a landscape or other design out of your scraps.
The guild will provide a base to build your card upon and scraps of pre-fused fabric. We will show options for the message and address side of the card including a rubber stamp to use which looks authentic, but old.

You will need to bring: Sharp scissors, any scraps of fused fabric you are willing to share and paper, a glue stick, a small cutting mat and rotary cutter and ruler. If you have previously made postcard quilts, please bring them to show. Anyone with a small ironing surface and iron, please bring those… we can share.  Please do not bring a sewing machine to this particular sew-in – we don’t think we’ll have space.    (… from Kathy Mueller)

Thanks to those who signed up to bring refreshments:   Nancy Yetman, Andrea Aumick, Barb Bredemeier, Esther Tilton and Lorelle Eberly.

Name Tags: Let’s help newer guild members get to know other guild members by purchasing and wearing the guild name tag! It helps promote a friendly atmosphere by having our name tag on.  Please sign up to purchase a name tag at the registration desk. The cost is $15, payable at the time you sign up.

Membership: Annual membership runs from Sept 30 to Oct 1 each year.  If you haven’t renewed, please do so as soon as possible. If you are unsure, contact Janet Haines, Membership Chair. Your membership dues help us have great speakers, classes and sew-in activities!  You can mail in your membership using the form on the website or you can renew at any sew-in or meeting. Support your guild!

Guild Dates to Remember:

December – No meeting – Happy Holidays!

January 22, 2018 – Sew-in at the Lodge

 February 26 & 27, 2018 – Sue Cortese
Monday – Lecture

Tuesday – Workshop – sign-up sheet is online!
(this quilt can look modern or traditional depending on fabric choice and layout!)

March 17, 2018 – Special Event to celebrate National Quilting Day.  Save the Date!

March 26, 2018 – Sew-in at the Lodge

June 25 & 26, 2018 – Weeks Ringle or Bill Kerr
Monday – Lecture – Modern Quilt Studio

Tuesday – Workshop

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