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.