Greetings, Fellow Lovers-of-Quilts!
We know that this week is all about Valentine’s Day , but we hope that you are making plans for next week, specifically for Monday, February 17!
- Our next Big Red Quilters Guild meeting, is scheduled for next Monday, February 17, 2020, in the Beechwood Church Great Room at 6:30 pm for refreshments, followed by the first installment in our program series, “The Artists Among Us”. The Big Red Quilters Guild has a plethora of talented members who have made so many remarkable quilts! At our February meeting, we will feature several of these artists and their work!
- You will not want to miss these programs! Not only will we learn more about fellow members and their quilting history, we’ll get a view into their creative process, what they like most and least about the quilt-making process and an up-close view of pieces they would like to share most!
- In case that’s not enough of an incentive, the door prizes for “Artists Among Us” nights will increase as we celebrate the talent in our Guild!
- Block of Every Other Month Guild Challenge. The next block is due at the February 17 meeting. Don’t forget to bring your completed blocks to the Meeting for the drawing! Website link is: https://bigredquiltersguild.org/block-of-every-other-month-guild-challenge/ which will have the link to the Moda block posted shortly after each meeting.
Tulip Time Quilt Show. You can find the Tulip Time brochure outlining the 2020 Tulip Time Quilt Show Guidelines, including the 2020 Quilt Entry Form here. Note the entry form deadline of Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Visit https://www.tuliptime.com for more information about all things Tulip Time!
March meeting information – On Monday, March 23, we will meet in the Great Room at Beechwood Church for a program featuring Deborah Richmond, with a lecture, “Best Quilters’ Tools and Gadgets”. Deborah runs the Quilted Turtle online quilt shop, personally testing and approving each product included in the shop, relying on her 30 years of quilting experience to share tools designed to make your quilting easier and faster! This program should be a thought starter as we all try to make the most of every quilting moment!
BRQG Quilt Retreat info, March 24-26. – The Guild retreat will be held at Tiara Yachts Corporate Center March 24-26, 2020. At this point, the retreat is full, and participants are looking forward to this time of getting to know each other better and quilting productivity!
BRQG Schoolhouse, April 20. The perennially popular Schoolhouse program returns when we meet at Beechwood Church’s Great Room. Watch as fellow members demonstrate techniques, learn how they use that knowledge and gain creative ideas to use at home!
Tiled Backgrounds Workshop, April 28. Spaces are available! We will have registration available for the class, “Tiled Backgrounds Gloria Loughman Style” scheduled for April 28, 10-4 pm. Barb Bredemeier and Janet Haines will lead this workshop. For more information, visit https://bigredquiltersguildorg.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/tiled-background-class-brqg-april-2020.pdf
Inclement weather reminder – If West Ottawa schools are closed for inclement weather during the winter months, all activities at Beechwood Church are cancelled.
Hoping life is keeping you in stitches!