February 2018 Updates

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February Meeting Information
Quilters – Let’s Talk About Design!

Big Red Quilters’ Guild in Holland is welcoming special guest speaker Sue Cortese on Monday, February 26, 2018. Sue, a renown West Michigan quilter, fabric dyer, teacher, and quilt judge will be offering a lecture “Let’s Talk About Design.”  She will share how quilters employ the elements and principles of design in both traditional and art quilts.

Workshop Opportunity:  ½ Square Triangle Play

The Big Red Quilters’ Guild is offering a full day workshop Tuesday, February 27, 2018 featuring one of Sue Cortese’s popular class offerings.  Explore color and value while making a scrappy look quilt. Students will make their own striped fabric in class then will learn a simple technique for making half square triangles in any size.  Cost is $45 for non-members, $35 for members. The class registration form and supply information is available at www.bigredquiltersguild.org.

  • Ultimate Guild Challenge, Blooming Butterflies, quilts will be on display at the February meeting. You will be voting from 6:30-7 for the quilts that will be submitted for the AQS show. You will be asked to vote for 6 – the best visual punch and well made quilts.  Don’t miss your chance to vote!
  • Charity Quilts are needed.  All quilts that were made have been distributed. Bring any you have made to any meeting or sew-in. Contact Mary Botsis for more information.

Some Reminders: 

  • In case you haven’t looked recently, we will be adding local quilting related events to the Events page on the web site. So look there if you are looking for a quilt related activity.

Upcoming Events Sponsored by BRQG:

From our Special Events Coordinator – Barb Schippa
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.

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.

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



Upcoming events not sponsored by our Guild but which may be of interest to you:

Bay Heritage Quilters Guild & Studio 23/The Arts Center present  30th Anniversary Quilt Show & Exhibit “A Sharing of Quilts XIV”

 April 6 & 7, 2018 at Studio 23/The Arts Center, 901 N Water St, Bay City, MI.  Hrs:  11 AM – 7 PM.  Quilts will remain on exhibit through May 18.  There will be an opening reception Thu, April 5, 5 – 7 PM and a quilt “Walk Through Lecture” Sat, April 28, 1 PM. Approximately 100 quilts on display, Springtime Fantasy raffle quilt, vendors, silent auction, and more!  Handicapped accessible; free admission.  View more on the website.

Smith-Owen IQF Bus Trip

Anyone interested in attending the INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL in Chicago on  Friday,  April 13,  Smith-Owen Quilt Shop is sponsoring a bus trip again this year. They have departure spots in Holland-Zeeland and Grand Rapids.

 For more information and on line registration:https://www.smithowensew.com/special-events-happening-at-smith-owen-sewing.htm

Lighthouse Quilt Guild – Grand Haven, MI


March 12, 2018

Program:  Darla Parks – Color application and embellishments trunk show

Class:  Tuesday, March 13.  Color application class with kit.  Class will run 10-4 in the Wiltse Center.  Fee is $65 for members and $75 for non-members (fee include a $45 kit that will include everything you need for the class).

April 9, 2018

Program:  Elise Vredenburg – Lecture and trunk show on “Creating a Winning Quilt” based on her Hoffman Challenge winning quilts.

Class:  Round Island or White Shoal Lighthouse wall hanging.  Fee is $55 for members and $65 for non-members, which includes the $10 pattern.  Class will run 10 – 4 with a half-hour lunch on your own

Happy Quilting!

Membership Chair
Janet Haines

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