2021 April 19 meeting minutes

The BRQG April 19, 2021, meeting was held via Zoom.  Betsy Muir, president, welcomed the group of over 30 members and our guest speaker, Pam Goggans, from Sager Creek Quilts in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.  

Nora Slikkers, program co-chair, gave the group information about our May 17 meeting when Pam Goggans will conduct an all-day workshop class for the quilt Tribute via Zoom.  Nora noted that members need to sign up via the registration form on the BRQG website, call Nora indicating they are planning to attend (as mail can be slow), and send the $50 payment (check made out to Big Red Quilt Guild) to Nora for the class, pattern, V-block tool, and laminated technique sheet.  Nora’s phone number:  479-957-7460; mailing address:  5228 147th Ave., Holland, MI 49423.

Nora also indicated that our August program is Rayna Gilams.  She will be conducting two workshops.  Members can find registration forms on the BRQG website.  October will bring a class by Coleen Merte.  Information will soon be posted on the BRQG website for this as well.

Pam Goggams then presented a trunk show of quilts from her studio, including the use of various Deb Tucker tools with a variety of quilt blocks:  Tucker Trimmer for half-square triangles and hourglass blocks, Wing Clipper for flying geese blocks, Square Squared, V-block, Corner Beam, Split Rectangles, Diamond Rectangles, Four Patch Square-up, Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star, Wedge Star, and Star 60.  She explained that the technique sheets for each tool give information for additional quilt blocks.  

See the BRQG website for Pam’s special offer to BRQG members for ordering these various tools by April 28 via a phone call to her studio.  No tax or shipping charges will apply as Nora Slikkers will pick them up and bring them back for delivery to the BRQG members who place orders.  Remember to call Nora as well as sending Nora your check and order form for the May class, pattern, tool, and technique sheet for the quilt Tribute.

Meeting ended at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lorelle Eberly