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2019 April 22 – Meeting Minutes

BRQG MONTHLY MEETING
APRIL 22, 2019

BEECHWOOD CHURCH – HOLLAND, MI

Vice President, Betsy Muir, opened the meeting at 7:02 pm.
Six guests were welcomed and introduced.

Kathy Ryzenga shared information about upcoming events:
May – No meeting
June 24 & 25 – Mary M. Hogan – Workshop and lecture on String Quilting. There is still space in the class. See the website for registration forms.
July 22 – Sew In – Beechwood Lodge
August 26 – Jane Sassaman demonstration and lecture.
Betsy announced that the First Annual Retreat was a big success and there are still a few openings for next year, March 24, 25, 26, 2020.

The theme for the evening was Schoolhouse Demonstrations. Five members were the teachers who gave the following demonstrations:

1. Kathy Ryzenga – Quilt as you go
2. Betsy Muir and Kris Kennedy – New ruler from QuiltCon (Needle in a Hayes stack)
3. Carol Vinnedge — Clothesline Baskets
4. Carmen Smith — Maintaining your sewing machine
5. Barb Freeland — Working with triangles

A dozen charity quilts were handed in at the meeting. Thanks to all who donated these colorful quilts!
Following Show & Tell and door prizes, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Sally Zenas, Acting Secretary

2019 Feb 26 Photos

Show N Tell…  Thanks to Ann Prins for the photos!

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Quilt by Barb Freeland

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Quilt by Barb Freeland

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Quilt by Barb Sucher

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Quilt by Barb Sucher

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Quilt by Barb Sucher

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Kathy Ryzenga’s from Sue Pawlowski’s workshop last year.

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Sally Leep’s Quilt

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Vicky Gray’s Quilt

Charity Quilts turned in.

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2019 Feb 26 Meeting & Class Photos

Kelly Kindt trunk show. Kelly shared a lot about starting up her quilt shop as well as the quilts below. It was a wonderful program! Thanks to Ann Prins for the photos.

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Class Photos

Tiled Backgrounds – Gloria Loughman Style – Class participants work.

2019-Feb 26 Guild meeting minutes

Big Red Quilt Guild Meeting
February 25, 2019, 7:00 pm at Beechwood Reformed Church

Barb Bredemeier, president, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. One guest was introduced.

Members were reminded that charity quilts for victims of human trafficking need to be at least 45” by 60”.

Beth Wright encouraged members to enter quilts in the Tulip Time Quilt Show. Registration forms should be sent to Colleen Dekker by April 1. Volunteers are needed to welcome guests to the show during the week of Tulip Time, so please sign up to work at least one or more of the designated shifts.

Barb Bredemeier noted that four of our board members’ terms will expire October 1. She encouraged members to consider volunteering to serve as a program chair (two people to work together would be good), membership chair, or vice-president.

Barb Sucher reviewed upcoming events for BRQG.
March 26, 27, and 28: Retreat is scheduled from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm at the S2 Tiara Yachts Corporate Center on Lake Macatawa. Members need to sign up by March 4 for one, two, or all three days at $40 per day; lunch and dinner are included each day. The registration form is online at the BRQG website.
Friday, April 19: Fabric dyeing workshop with Sue Cortese at Beechwood Lodge, 9 am to noon.
Monday, April 22: Schoolhouse meeting, refreshments at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00 pm, guest fee $5.
Monday, June 24: Mary Hogan presentation, Adventures in String Quilting
Tuesday, June 25: Mary Hogan workshop, 9 am to 3 pm, Modern Churn Dash

Barb Sucher then introduced Kelly Kindt, owner of Pressing Matters Quilt Shop in Holland. Kelly discussed her dream of opening a quilt shop and how that dream came to be a reality on September 6, 2011, in a 750 square- foot shop on Lakewood Boulevard. She soon grew out of that space. She and her husband were then able to purchase a 2500 square-foot building on 32 nd Street near Highway 31, her current location, and opened there on January 6, 2014.
Kelly now has a long-arm quilting machine and offers open sew on Fridays as well as various classes and quilt groups. She also offers an annual retreat at Camp Geneva and other special events. Her shop has been chosen as one of the Top 10 Quilt Shops and was featured in the May 2017 Quilt Sampler magazine.
She discussed various quilting items her shop offers and showed several quilts she has created. In addition she donated six prizes for our evening’s drawing.

Barb Bredemeier noted that the refreshment sign-up, retreat sign-up and workshop sign-up sheets were on the  table for members’ convenience.

Show and Tell included a wonderful variety of quilts made by members.
Meeting ended at 8:25 pm.
Respectively submitted,
Lorelle Eberly

2018-22-Oct Show N Tell Pics

Here are some pictures from our members show-n-tell.  I didn’t get pics of everyone’s work. Sorry about that.  And, what a job taking pictures of moving quilts in low light! (so there is some blur). Thanks to all who participated!

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These last ones are charity quilts. Talking about taking  giving to new heights! DSC04843DSC04844DSC04845