September 2021 Meeting Updates

Hello!  I’m hoping that you’ve been enjoying these beautiful September days!  Don’t you wish you could just put one or two in a jar and save them for…let’s see…February?  

Your Big Red Quilters’ Guild Board wanted to share the following update with you as we look toward our next meeting on Monday, September 20. 

Enjoy the weekend, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Bridget Morel, Membership Chair, Big Red Quilters’ Guild

September 20–Ann Loveless will present her lecture, “Landscape Art Quilts”.  Learn more about Ann here,
–Meeting location:  Tiara Yachts, 725 E 40th St, Holland, MI 49423 (enter from 40th St., park in the lot.)

 –6:30 social hour & 7:00 pm meeting and speaker.  

–This meeting is free for all BRQG members.  Guests will be charged $5 at the door.

October 18/19–Coleen Merte–Trunk Show and class, “Pink Grapefruit” (curves without piecing).  Learn more about Coleen,

–Colleen will present her trunk show at our meeting on Monday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. gathering time, 7 p.m. meeting and presentation.

–Details about the class to be offered on Tuesday, October 19 are attached, including a photo of the project, supply list and cutting instructions

–The registration form is HERE for your convenience.  We can accept the form and your payment at our September meeting or you can mail it as noted on the form.

–Again, this speaker is included in your dues as a BRQG member!  Guests will be charged $5 at the door.

November 15–Make & Take project

–This will be a lovely gathering time!  We will all work on a quilty project during our last meeting of the 2021 calendar year!

–Kits will be provided at the meeting (including all the supplies needed) to registered BRQG members.  You just need to bring your basic hand-sewing kit and yourself!

–To ensure adequate kits and supplies, we ask you that you take a look ahead at your calendar and be prepared to sign up at the September meeting if you are planning to attend the November 15 meeting.  If you’re not planning to join us in September but would like to attend in November, please contact Barb Bredemeier.

Other topics:ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Election of officers will be held at the September 20 meeting. The following people have agreed to run for office:

-President:  Kris Kennedy

-Vice President:  Barb Sucher

-Program co-chairs:  Beth Wright and Barb Bredemeier

Nominations will be accepted from the floor as well, provided the person nominated has agreed to serving in advance.

MEMBER REGISTRATION:  the registration form for the 2021-22 quilting year is HERE for your convenience.  

-You are welcome to bring the registration form to the meeting with payment to complete your registration or mail it to Karen Keip as noted on the form.  

-All members with paid registrations for the 2021-22 year will be entered in a drawing to win a lovely quilting gift basket, “When Life Gives you Lemons…”, to be drawn at the October 18 meeting.

GUILD PROJECT:  Pick up a pattern for our current Guild project, “Sisterhood of Quilters” so that you can contribute a block or two!   Also placemats for Meals on Wheels. Find more information HERE.

BADGES:  Please wear your name badge!  We will have adhesive tags available so that we can all get to know each other, members old and new!  (My name badge, lost to the world early in 2020, has floated to the top and re-emerged for all to see…now if I can just remember to bring it!)

SAFETY:  We continue to recommend wearing a mask to all BRQG Guild gatherings in light of the continued public health concerns due to the Delta variant of COVID-19.  We will continue to do our best to socially distance during our gatherings.  We thank you all for your unfailing support of your fellow quilters’ health and wellness.

QUILTY TIP:  When you first use a spool of thread, place a black marker dot at the thread holder slit (a Sharpie seems like it would do well here).  This makes it easy to find the slit when you next need to secure the end of your thread.  (We will try and include this feature in upcoming emails…let me know if you have a tip that you think others might be able to use!  email: )

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