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2019 August 26 – Meeting Minutes

Big Red Quilt Guild Meeting

August 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Beechwood Reformed Church

Barb Bredemeier, president, opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Barb welcomed visitors and invited them to join our Big Red Quilt Guild.  She announced that we have been asked to move our guild meetings to the third Monday of the month so we do not conflict with the food distribution on the last Monday of the month at Beechwood Church.  Stay tuned for exactly when this change will occur as we need to contact speakers to see how this will work in their schedules.

The guild officers will be elected at next month’s meeting.  As we are still in need of someone to fill the vice president’s role, Barb asked members to seriously consider taking that position or that of treasurer, as Kris Kennedy would then move into the role of vice president.

Betsy Muir showed us the first block for the Every Other Month of the Year challenge and encouraged members to participate.  We will have a total of six blocks, each due the next general meeting.  Thus the August block will be due in October.  The pattern will also be on the BRQG website.  Each block will be 12 ½ inches (Blockheads II by Moda).  Members may use fabric from their own stash of either modern or traditional design.

Kathy Ryzenga, program co-chair, reminded us that September 23 we will meet in the lodge at 6:30 p.m. to cut and/or sew charity quilt kits, so bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies, and/or cutting supplies.

In October we will have Nancy Clark McNally giving her presentation of “What Was I Thinking?”  Her Tuesday workshop class, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Lodge, will be Machine Quilting with Rulers.

Barb Sucher, program co-chair, discussed the November wool felt project Jackie Bailey will be leading.

Then Barb S. introduced Jane Sassaman, quilt artist, fabric designer, pattern designer, and writer of articles and books.  Her slide presentation, entitled A Fabric Romance, showed her use of vibrant colors, contrasts of shapes, and inspirations from her garden and other nature settings in her various designs.  She also showed six of her quilts, noting how she uses interesting stitching and backing fabrics.  Her Willow quilt has been listed as one of the 100 best quilts of the 20th century.

Following a short break, seven people participated in Show and Tell, displaying eleven projects.

Drawing for door prizes concluded the meeting at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lorelle Eberly

2019 August 26 – Show & Tell

Photo’s by Ann Prins

Barb B’s Tulip Quilt designed in a Jane Sassaman class a few years ago.

BarbB's Tulip Quilt

Barb F’s Moda Blockhead Quilt

BarbFreeland's Moda Blockhead quilt

Barb F’s Tshirt Quilt

BarbFreeland's quilt

Carol V’s Modern

Carol's Modern design

Carol V’s Wolves quilt held by Barb B.

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Linda showing and modeling an apron made from a Jane Sassaman pattern.

Linda's apronLinda's apron2

Marianne’s Dragon Fly quilt

MaryAnn's dragonfly quilt

Sally L’s Applique Sampler

SallyLeep's Quilt

Shirley’s placemats, quilt and table runner from the Mary Hogan workshop.

Shirleys Placematsshirleys quiltShirleys Runner from the Mary Hogan worksop

Meeting Reminder and News

There will be a special Sew Day on August 22nd from 9-4 at the Beechwood Lodge to make book pockets for chair backs. Here’s the scoop if you’d like to help out…  Did you see the recent news about Holland Language Academy having to move buildings? https://whtc.com/news/articles/2019/aug/08/mold-spores-close-holland-language-academy-for-2019-20-school-year/925920/ The teachers had to leave everything in the old building and are moving for a whole year!!   They need book pockets for the back of the chairs in the classrooms. So far there are 4 teachers that want them – ~ 26 students per class.  And there could be more!  Stretchy fabric will be provided. Here’s a picture of what they look like. https://heathershandmadelife.com/2017/09/diy-chair-pockets-for-classrooms.html


Our Guild meeting is Monday, August 26th! The Jane Sassaman workshop is full.  Please do still attend on Monday evening and hear her talk: Jane’s Textile Treasure Garden.  Arrive at 6:30, meeting starts at 7.  We will be meeting in the Beechwood Church Sanctuary – there will be signs and greeters to direct you!


Hard to believe it’s almost time for another round of renewals! But it is since our year runs from Oct 1 to Sept 30th. Check out the well appointed, very quilty and patriotic basket that has been put together as an incentive for you to join/renew before Oct 1.  Bring your cash or check made out to Big Red Quilters’ Guild to the August meeting or mail it in later – Just be sure it’s postmarked Sept 30th to be eligible for the basket!

A fun new Block of the Every Other Month Guild Challenge will be starting up at the August meeting!  The info will be passed at the meeting and will be on the website soon.
Future Programs and Sew-Ins:
The September 23rd Sew-In will be focused on charity quilts. Bring your sewing machine if you would like to sew one or your cutting tools to cut kits.

October 28th is  Lecture by Nancy Clark McNally titled: What was I thinking?  Workshop: Tuesday Oct 29th – Nancy will teach Machine Quilting with Rulers using your home machine. Sign up will be at the August meeting and on the web site soon!

November 25th  Sew-In will feature a Wool Applique Project led by Jackie Bailey.  We also think it would be fun if everyone attending would bring some finger food to share!

There will be no meeting in December.

An Event you might be interested in:
The Niles Piecemakers Quilt Guild presents ‘Inspire Me!’ Quilt show.  Saturday, Oct 19th (10am – 5pm) and Sunday, Oct 20th (11am – 4pm) Admission $5. Location: Ballard Elementary School, 1601 W. Chicago Road, Niles, MI 49120. They promise Vendors, Boutique, Raffle Quilt, Refreshments, Silent Auction, 100+ Quilts on Display.