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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

2018-22-October Meeting Minutes

BIG RED QUILTERS’ GUILD
Beechwood Church
October 22, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Barb Bredemeier, president.

Election of Officers: A motion was made and seconded to elect Lorelle Eberly to the position of Secretary and Kris Kennedy to the position of Treasurer for two-year terms beginning October 2018.  Motion passed unanimously.  Barb thanked outgoing secretary, Sally Zenas and outgoing treasurer, Becky Stevens.  Board members for the fiscal year October 2018 – September 2019 shall consist of:

President – Barb Bredemeier
Vice President – Betsy Muir
Secretary – Lorelle Eberly
Treasurer – Kris Kennedy
Program Co-Chairs – Kathy Ryzenga and Barb Sucher
Publicity – Carol Vinnedge
Membership and Website:  Janet Haines

Bee Organizational Meeting:  Barb Schippa, Bee Keeper in authentic garb, met prior to the meeting with members interested in forming small sewing Bees.  For further information contact Barb at 616-335-2771 or bschippa@chartermi.net.

Basket Drawing: To encourage early membership renewal, board members put together a gift basket of sewing items.  This year’s winner of the basket drawing is Kim Frisch.

Charity Quilts:  Barb Bredemeier encouraged members to donate quilts for local victims of human trafficking and showed several that were recently completed for this worthwhile community project.  Kits and fabric are available.  For more information contact Mary Botsis at 616-291-6383 or newoneagain@comcast.net.

Refreshments: Donated refreshments are always welcome and sign-up sheets are available at all meetings.

Fundraising Results: Betsy Muir thanked the membership for their generous support for the successful Boutique/Auction in September and Fall T-shirt/Hoodie sale.  Profit from the Boutique/Auction is just shy of $1,600 and the shirt sale netted $236. This money enables the guild to bring in interesting and inspiring quilters to Holland so they can share their quilting journey, style and methods.

Tulip Time Raffle Quilt Proceeds: Carol Vinnedge reported that this year the Tulip Time Committee has agreed to split the profits from the quilt raffle with BRQG and Living Threads in Zeeland.  Colleen Dekker and Sheryl Zylman have completed the Tulip Time 2019 raffle quilt and members are urged to volunteer to help with the 2019 quilt show.

Future Member Opportunities:  Kathy Ryzenga and Barb Sucher announced that we will be making holiday ornaments at the November 26 meeting.  A few supplies are needed, so consult the website. On February 25 members Barb Bredemeier and Janet Haines will lead a workshop on how to do tiled backgrounds. March will feature a three-day guild retreat, March 26, 27 & 28.  Mark your calendars now.

Guest Speaker: Barb Sucher introduced Lynn Harris from Chelsea, Michigan, who shared stories and her beautiful quilts as she encouraged us to “Do It for the Process”. Her class scheduled for October 23 is entitled “Liberated Log Cabins and Intuitive Techniques”.  Lynn’s most recent series of quilts are made to increase awareness and understanding of the pervasive problem of domestic abuse. She reminded us that quilts connect the past to the present and honor the beauty and artistry of the handmade.

Once again, we were “wowed” by the show and tell segment of the evening where several members shared their recent creations.

The meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm.

Sally Zenas, Secretary