Archive | January 2018

2018 January 22 Sew-In Meeting Minutes

JANUARY 22, 2018

CHARITY QUILTS : Pat Navis reported a need for Charity Quilts. Both the Holland Police Department and Survivors of Human Trafficking (Manasseh Project Housing and Barnabas Ministries) appreciate them, and our entire supply has been distributed. Mary Botsis needs people who will help with this.
She will work with quilters any way that works for them: 1) Donate a completed top, 2) quilt top kits are available, 3) make your own quilt kit from fabrics she has available, 4) backing and batting are available for those who want to machine quilt the sandwich together and, 5) apply binding. Please leave a message for Mary at 616-291-6383 or if you are willing to help with this project.
TULIP TIME QUILT SHOW: Colleen Dekker announced that brochures/application forms are now available for the 2018 Tulip Time Quilt Show. Applications must be submitted by April 2, 2018. Contact Colleen if you have questions

SUE CORTESE WORKSHOP AND TRUNK SHOW: Barb Sucher and Kathy Ryzenga reported that there is still space available for the Sue Cortese Half Square Triangle workshop Feb. 27 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Forms are available on the website. The Trunk Show will be Feb. 26 at 7:00.
REFRESHMENT COORDINATOR: New member, Sarah Howard, has agreed to coordinate refreshment volunteers. To volunteer, contact her at 616-368-9193 or

BUTTERFLIES ARE BLOOMING CHALLENGE: Bring completed projects to the February 26 meeting.
Sally Zenas, Secretary

National Quilting Day Retreat -Sign up now!

The holidays went by in a blast. We’ve packed everything away and now we are knee high in snowdrifts, literally, with more on the way! I don’t know about you, but I’m anxious to stay inside behind my neglected sewing machine for some good old fashioned piecing. AKA bonding time with my machine. Quilting time sounds wonderful!!

Which brings me to look ahead towards springtime. Remember to sign up for our Guild sponsored NATIONAL QUILTING DAY RETREAT, Saturday March 17, 2018…a full day of uninterrupted quilting with old friends and new….plus an optional short breakout class.

Download the PDF registration above (see forms and documents above), complete and mail in ASAP to reserve your space.

Retreat cost: $25 per person for members and/or guests. A perfect time to invite a quilting friend. The cost includes a day full of quilting time, your lunch, games and prizes.

(Optional) Sewing kit class cost: $45

When: Saturday, March 17 (Yes, St. Patrick’s day), 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Beechwood Church main building

Hope to see you in March!

Barb Schippa

BRQG Special Events Coordinator