Archive | June 2018

2018 June 25 – Meeting Minutes

Big Red Quilt Guild
June 25, 2018
Beechwood Church – Holland, MI

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Barb Bredemeier, President.

The following announcements were made:

  1. The BRQG Ultimate Challenge Butterflies Are Blooming quilts were accepted in the AQS show and will be shown August 22 – 25, 2018 in Grand Rapids.
  2. Jane Sassaman will be coming to BRQG in 2019. She is featured on the cover of the Summer 2018 issue of American Quilter magazine.
  3. Information about a BRQG T-shirt fundraiser will be coming soon.
  4. Vicky Gray has agreed to be the new Refreshment Coordinator.
  5. The September 24 meeting will be a Silent Auction and Gift Boutique fund raiser. Members were asked to donate their creative endeavors.  Betsy Muir has donation forms. The event will be open to the public and there will be no guest charge.
  6. A Member Survey was distributed. The BRQG Board will use this information when planning for future events.
  7. Sign up forms for the August 28, 2018 Bill Kerr class were available. The guest fee for his lecture August 27, 2018 will be $10.

Guest Lecturer, Sue Pawlowski from Jack Squares Studio, showed her many beautiful quilts and shared her quilting journey.  Monday’s lecture will be followed with a workshop on Tuesday where students will learn her techniques to make her Stuffed Olives hexi quilt. For further inspiration, visit her website:

Nine members shared their recently finished projects.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.

Sally Zenas, Secretary

Next Meeting:  Monday July 23, Sew – In at Beechwood Lodge – 6:30 pm

Note from Janet – Membership Chair – 57 members & 6 visitors attended

2018-June 25 Sue Pawlowski Trunk Show

Photos and commentary by Ann Prins & Janet Haines.

Tonight we were delighted by Sue Pawlowski of Jack Squares Studio with her presentation of her quilting biography and her fun quilts . She truly does not waste any fabrics! Nearly every quilt came in several sizes and as mini quilts. She was delightful and inspiring!



Early quilts of Sue’s



 A thread ball consists of all the thread remnants from her long arm quilting machine!! She had a smaller new ball that she has started working on.




Show & Tell – we didn’t get a photo of a lovely bejeweled art quilt by Jo Thomas . Her quilt was of the Church where she was married in Manistee – Church of the Guardian Angels.


Just a Few of the Lovely Charity Quilts turned in!


2018-June 25 meeting reminder

Hi Big Red Members!

I hope you are all eager and ready for a meeting on Monday, June 25th! Our Program will be Sue Pawlowski of Jack Squares Studio and is titled “No Work- All Play”.  Sounds perfect for a summer evening!  Hope to see you there at 6:30pm for refreshment/social time. Program starts at 7.
Thanks to those of you who signed up for the Tuesday class!!  There is still room and you will be able to sign up at the meeting Monday. But why wait? Sign up now and plan your project! Sign up sheet & supply list here.
Monday, July 23 is a sew-in at the Beechwood Lodge at 6:30 pm. Bring your own projects.
We have an amazing program for you on August 27! Bill Kerr will be talking about “Color in a Supporting Role”.
Tuesday, August 28 will be a workshop with Bill Kerr – Understanding Value and Piecing Curves. It will be from 9 am to 3 pm.  Sign up sheets are on the web site. 

We are always accepting charity quilts and sew-ins are a great time to come and work on one!
This entry was posted on June 19, 2018, in News.

2018 June 26th, Sew Pawlowski Class

Hello Big Red Quilters’ Guild members & blog followers! I hope your summer is going wonderfully (even with the rather flaky weather).

I’d like to remind you that we have a great class scheduled for Tuesday, June 26th. Sue Pawlowski of Jack Squares Studio will teach us a new way to construct hexies in the Oliver quilt class. You can find a picture of Oliver at her web site in the pattern section.

There is an option to make a throw, a baby quilt or a table runner in this class that runs from 9 am to 1 pm. I’m really excited because I purchased some grunge fabrics and can’t wait to see how they look in this pattern! You can put the 9 patches in the center of the ‘olives’ as the picture shows or use something else. Some of the board members are going to fussy cut from a printed fabric for those centers. I’m undecided but might just use a plain gray that matches my outside edges of my runner. Either way, it’s going to be fun and interesting! This would make a great gift; young people love the more modern quilts.
Templates can be shared so get with a friend and decide which quilt you want to make!

The guild has to pay for 15 spots, we have room for 20 and only have 8 signed up! I do
hope you have just forgotten to sign up and will consider doing so as soon as possible. Questions about the class can be directed to Kathy Ryzenga, and forms with payment should be mailed to Becky Stevens at the address on the form. You can find the forms at our website on the forms page.
Hope to see you at class on June 26th!!