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National Quilting Day Retreat Saturday March 17

 

We had a wonderful time yesterday sharing our love for quilting.  Many sporting the green honoring St. Patrick’s day, we met new people, we quilted, we ate and laughed, played games, learned “the quiltmakers shuffle”, and won prizes ( more than $400 retail value). Everyone went home pretty tired….and some even got some work done on their projects. Here is a recap of the prize winners:

Miscellaneous Sewing Notions – Colleen Dekker

Timeless Treasures 4 Fat Quarters stacks – Barb Bredemeier, Ann Prins, Kris Kennedy, and Lauretta Burrows

Shabby Fabrics Easter Egg table runner kit – Janet Haines

Robert Kaufman batiks 12 Fat Quarters stack – Sonja Swanigan

Grand Prize tisket a tasket complete quilt kit, Fiskars easy action razor-sharp scissors,  WilliRaye Studio patchwork figurine, Riley Blake 4” polka dot magnetic pin bowl, 3.5” Thangles, Clover patchwork pins, Bigby coffee gift card – Betsy Muir

Thanks to Pat Navis, Jim Borgman and Beechwood church for facilities, and Robert Kaufman Fabrics Los Angeles and Timeless Treasures NYC  and individual contributors for their generous prizes.

Barb Schippa

BRQG Special Events Coordinator

 

Final call National Quilting Day Retreat

Don’t miss out on the fun! Be sure to send your registration in today.  All forms must be received by Tuesday March 6.

Then watch your in box for information about what to bring, lunch choices, etc. which will be sent shortly afterwards to attendees.

Hope you can join Saturday March 17!

Barb Schippa

BRQG Special Events Coordinator

National Quilting Day Retreat -Sign up now!

The holidays went by in a blast. We’ve packed everything away and now we are knee high in snowdrifts, literally, with more on the way! I don’t know about you, but I’m anxious to stay inside behind my neglected sewing machine for some good old fashioned piecing. AKA bonding time with my machine. Quilting time sounds wonderful!!

Which brings me to look ahead towards springtime. Remember to sign up for our Guild sponsored NATIONAL QUILTING DAY RETREAT, Saturday March 17, 2018…a full day of uninterrupted quilting with old friends and new….plus an optional short breakout class.

Download the PDF registration above (see forms and documents above), complete and mail in ASAP to reserve your space.

Retreat cost: $25 per person for members and/or guests. A perfect time to invite a quilting friend. The cost includes a day full of quilting time, your lunch, games and prizes.

(Optional) Sewing kit class cost: $45

When: Saturday, March 17 (Yes, St. Patrick’s day), 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Beechwood Church main building

Hope to see you in March!

Barb Schippa

BRQG Special Events Coordinator

National Quilting Day Retreat

Registration is now open to members and their guests. Download the PDF registration above (see forms and documents above), complete and mail in ASAP to reserve your space.

When: Saturday, March 17 (Yes, St. Patrick’s day), 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Beechwood Church main building
You’ll enjoy time to work on your own projects, and have lunch with other quilters, see both old friends and meet new, play some fun games and prizes…..and bring your dancing shoes! 😉

Retreat cost: $25 per person for members and/or guests. A perfect time to invite a quilting friend.  The cost includes a day full of quilting time, your lunch, games and prizes.

Sewing kit class cost: $45 – Sign up for an optional 3 hour break out class making a french cartonnage (as in exquisite fabric wrapped boxes) sewing kit taught by Claudia Spuio of ColorWays Studio. Participants need to provide 2 fat quarters.

Detailed information about what to bring will be sent to those that sign up as the date nears.

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Barb Schippa

BRQG Special Events Coordinator

Some BRQG news

Making a Difference:  It has come to my attention that this group is overwhelmed with donations.  If you have some extra fabric or would like to make a donations to help other quilters here is an option suggested by a member:  “Our quilting guild friends in Santa Rosa California have lost their fabric supplies in the recent fires. The guild would be so grateful for donations of fat quarters to help them get back to their piecing. Consider sending a fat quarter in an envelope with 3 stamps to: Santa Rosa Quilt Guild, P.O. BOX 9251, Santa Rosa California 95405 … Thank you everyone .”
Somewhat Local Events:  In case you missed it while it was in Muskegon. Click the title below for more information.
September 23, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Artist’s Talk: Nancy Crow, curator of Bull’s Eye Quilts, Thursday, Nov 17, 6:30 PM
Guild Dates to Remember:
Monday, November 27 – Sew-in at the Beechwood Church Lodge. Make & Take-  Learn how to make a fabric postcard with us!  There will also be a showing of the Row Round Robin quilts.  6:30 PM refreshments, 7:00 program – Bring a friend!
No meeting in December – Happy Holidays! 
Monday, January 22 Sew-In at Beechwood Lodge, 6:30 pm
February 26 & 27  Guild meeting – Sue Cortese presentation and Tuesday class. Stay tuned for details!
Saturday, March 17, 2018  Beechwood Church, National Quilting Day Event. Watch for more details!