Archive | November 2019

2019 Nov 18 Sew-in Minutes

BRQG November 18, 2019, Sew-In

The Big Red Quilt Guild met November 18, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Beechwood Reformed Church for a Sew-In. Kris Kennedy, vice president, called the meeting to order. One guest was introduced. The group remembered Vicky Gray, a founding member of BRQG who passed away on November 7, 2019, with a moment of silent reflection.

Barb Bredemeier gave instructions for going through the finger-food buffet, and we all enjoyed a delicious selection of appetizers and desserts brought by BRQG members.

Kris reminded us that there will be no meeting in December. January is a Sew-In at the Beechwood Lodge. February we will be viewing and discussing a video on designing quilt borders. March’s meeting will feature best quilting tools and gadgets.

Several members had brought their Block of the Every-Other-Month Challenge and displayed them on a table. Nora Slikkers won the raffle drawing for this month’s prize for participants: a packet of fabric.

Kathy Ryzenga talked about the Linus Project and had information sheets with sizes for Linus Project charity quilts.

Jackie Bailey then gave instructions for our evening project, a wool applique cover for a small notebook. Jackie had made kits for three different cover designs, and members proceeded to work on this project for our activity event. Many thanks to Jackie and her helpers for all the work that went into making up these kits.

Near the end of the meeting, we had Show and Tell. The raffle quilt for Tulip Time 2020 was displayed, and nine other projects created by members were shown to the group.

The meeting ended at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Lorelle Eberly, secretary

2019 Nov 18 -Sew in Show n Tell

Thanks to Ann Prins for the Photos and names.

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Veteran Tribute Quilt with photos

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Made by Carmen Smith

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Made by Mary Botsis

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A Christmas table runner.

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Veteran Tribute Quilt

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Bobbie Vruggink and her circle of care quilt.

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Above -Raffle Quilt for 2020 Tulip Time. 

 

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Pat Navis with her wool applique quilt.

2019 Nov 18 – Sew-In Wool Project

Thanks to Jackie Bailey for a great program!  Thanks to Ann Prins for the photos!

Some of Jackie’s  Creations.

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Our finger food banquet!

 

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Linda Slusar’s finished project.

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Blocks from the BOEOM Challenge.

 

 

Sew – in Reminder

Monday, November 18 ( third Monday) we will meet in the Beechwood Church Great Room at 6:30 for a finger-food potluck supper* followed by a hands-on holiday make and take wool appliqué project with Jackie Bailey.   The kit will be free to members. Non-members can join us for $5.  To ensure that there are enough kits, please be sure to sign up by sending an email to Kathy R at kmryzenga@att.net as soon as possible.  If you have already signed up, thank you!

Please bring basic sewing supplies:

  • Straight pins
  • Needles: Embroidery/Tapestry Size # 18, 24, 10  (These have a larger eye for the thicker thread.)
  • Needle threader  (we will have a few extra)
  • Scissors
  • Neutral thread
  • Bring a task light (such as Ott brand ) this will help with threading needles.

*Finger-food potluck supper: If your last name begins with A-R, bring a finger-food appetizer, if it begins with S-Z, bring a finger-food dessert to share.

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday–with pot-luck goodies and wool applique, what’s not to love!  See you soon!

This entry was posted on November 12, 2019, in News.

2019 October 28 – Snow n Tell & Charity

Member Quilts for Show & Tell

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Barb Schippa’s from the Jane Sassaman workshop

 

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Betsy Muir

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Barb Post

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Sally Zenas

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Kris Kennedy

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Ann Prins

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Cute Socks fabric on the back of Betsy’s

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Jackie Bailey

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Back of Betsy’s

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Karen Keip

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Betsy Muir

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Barb Schippa

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Mary Nienhuis – Jane Sassaman workshop

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Barb Bredemeier

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Jackie Bailey

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Phyllis Graham

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Kris Kennedy

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Ann Prins

Charity Quilts turned in

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Photos by Ann Prins

2019 October 28 – Meeting Minutes

Big Red Quilt Guild Meeting

October 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Beechwood Reformed Church

Barb Bredemeier, president, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. One guest and one new member were present. Barb also thanked Ann Prins for being our BRQG photographer.

Members who paid their 2019-2020 dues before October 1, 2019, were eligible to be in a
drawing for a basket of quilting supplies. Jackie Bailey won the basket.

Betsy Muir asked if everyone who had made and brought their October Every-Other-Block-of- the-Month challenge had received a ticket to be placed in that drawing. Kris Kennedy’s ticket was drawn; she received a book and three fat quarters. Betsy talked about the November EOBM, the pattern for which was available at the display table and on line at the BRQG website, noting the members’ blocks will be due at our meeting, November 18, 2019.

Copies of the 2019-2020 slate of officers were passed out to those who did not pick one up at the meeting registration table. Barb Bredemeier introduced the members on the slate and asked for any additional nominations from the floor. Hearing none, Barb asked for a motion to elect the following slate of officers:

BRQG Board and Committee Slate 2019-2020

President – Betsy Muir
Vice-President – Kris Kennedy
Treasurer – Karen Keip
Membership – Bridget Morel
Program Committee Chairs – Carole McLean and Nora Slikkers
Secretary – Lorelle Eberly
Publicity – Carol Vinnedge
Website (no longer a board position) – Janet Haines
Photographer – Ann Prins
Retreat Committee – Barb Bredemeier, Betsy Muir, Kris Kennedy and Nora Slikkers
Charity Quilts – Kathy Ryzenga
Refreshments – Barb Bredemeier

It was moved and seconded that we approve the slate of officers; motion carried.
Betsy Muir, our newly-elected president, thanked the outgoing board members, Barb
Bredemeier, Janet Haines, Kathy Ryzenga, and Barb Sucher, for their work and gave each one as a memento, an Ann Prins creation: a painted rock in a small zipper pouch. Betsy also noted that the guild is now five years old.

Pat Navis announced that she is missing a wool snowman appliqued work that she had at the last sew-in. If anyone has seen it or knows anything about it, please call Pat.

Kathy Ryzenga, program chair, encouraged members to sign up for the November 18 wool applique project. Members’ kits will be free; non-members will need to pay $5.00 per kit. Pat Navis will have additional wool for purchase. Members with last names beginning with A-R are to bring a finger-food appetizer; members with last names beginning with S-Z are to bring a finger-food dessert. We will enjoy eating members’ creative cooking while also enjoying working on a wool applique cover for a notebook that evening in the Great Room at Beechwood Reformed Church.

Kathy also asked members to consider becoming part of the Charity quilt committee.
She then introduced Nancy McNally, the speaker for the evening. Nancy has 25 years of
experience with quilting, pattern creation, TV productions and quilt magazine publications. Her trunk show entitled “What Was I Thinking?” consisted of many anecdotes and a wide variety of quilts. She encouraged us to try various techniques, thread colors, and patterns.

At break, members had the opportunity to buy Nancy McNally’s patterns; she also gave away patterns for her Quilt of Honor pattern, designed for Quilts of Valor. During break, members were able to sign up for the November 18 meeting, Every-Other-Block-of-the-Month challenge, and the April 2020 tiled-background workshop.

After break, we had our Show and Tell, beginning with the charity quilts that were turned in, then various tiled-background projects, and finally a wide variety of other beautiful quilts made by members. Drawing for eight door prizes concluded the evening.
Respectfully submitted,
Lorelle Eberly