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Sew – in Reminder

Monday, November 18 ( third Monday) we will meet in the Beechwood Church Great Room at 6:30 for a finger-food potluck supper* followed by a hands-on holiday make and take wool appliqué project with Jackie Bailey.   The kit will be free to members. Non-members can join us for $5.  To ensure that there are enough kits, please be sure to sign up by sending an email to Kathy R at kmryzenga@att.net as soon as possible.  If you have already signed up, thank you!

Please bring basic sewing supplies:

  • Straight pins
  • Needles: Embroidery/Tapestry Size # 18, 24, 10  (These have a larger eye for the thicker thread.)
  • Needle threader  (we will have a few extra)
  • Scissors
  • Neutral thread
  • Bring a task light (such as Ott brand ) this will help with threading needles.

*Finger-food potluck supper: If your last name begins with A-R, bring a finger-food appetizer, if it begins with S-Z, bring a finger-food dessert to share.

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday–with pot-luck goodies and wool applique, what’s not to love!  See you soon!

This entry was posted on November 12, 2019, in News.

2019 October 28 – Snow n Tell & Charity

Member Quilts for Show & Tell

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Barb Schippa’s from the Jane Sassaman workshop

 

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Betsy Muir

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Barb Post

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Sally Zenas

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Kris Kennedy

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Ann Prins

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Cute Socks fabric on the back of Betsy’s

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Jackie Bailey

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Back of Betsy’s

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Karen Keip

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Betsy Muir

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Barb Schippa

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Mary Nienhuis – Jane Sassaman workshop

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Barb Bredemeier

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Jackie Bailey

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Phyllis Graham

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Kris Kennedy

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Ann Prins

Charity Quilts turned in

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Photos by Ann Prins

Next Monday meeting reminder

Next Monday evening, Oct 28, we will meet in the Great Room at Beechwood Church for refreshments at 6:30 followed by our speaker, Nancy Clark McNally, who promises to be entertaining sharing “What was I thinking?” Guest fee is $5. Nancy’s quilt patterns are published in numerous quilting magazines and she has contributed to numerous books with Annie’s Publishing company along with 3 videos with Annie’s also.  Nancy has appeared on the PBS tv show “Quilting Arts” series 1700 – episodes 1705 & 1709 featuring my Whimsical Applique and her Wholecloth Collage Quilting.  She has taught at national shows, symposiums, guilds, quilt shops and has an online channel with YouTube.

We will have the sign up for the April Tiled Background class available. We are also asking anyone who took the class to bring their completed quilts to show and tell so folks can get a look at what they might make. Thanks!

Monday, November 18 (note the date change to the third Monday of the month) we will meet in the Beechwood Church Great Room at 6:30 for a finger-food potluck supper followed by a hands-on holiday make and take wool appliqué project with Jackie Bailey.   The kit will be free to members. Non-members can join us for $5.  Bring basic hand sewing supplies. Sign up for a kit at the Oct meeting or by emailing Kathy at kmryzenga@att.net  so enough are made.

If your last name begins with A-R bring a finger-food appetizer, if it begins with S-Z, bring a finger-food dessert to share.

 

No meeting in December – holiday break

This entry was posted on October 23, 2019, in News.

Meeting Date Changes- Update from your Board

As we seek to move as many of our Big Red Quilters’ Guild meetings as possible to the third Monday of the month to avoid conflicts with the Beechwood Church food pantry distributions, we have an update for you confirming our fall dates.

Don’t forget to renew by Sept 30th for a chance at the big red basket of fun sewing supplies!

Monday, September 23 we will meet in The Lodge for a Charity Sew-In at 6:30.  Bring a machine, a charity project to work on, or a rotary cutter, ruler and mat to help cut out charity quilt kits using the guild’s fabric stash. We will have a chance to hear from Victoria Eddy of The Manasseh Project, who helps to distribute our charity quilts.

Monday, October 28 we will meet in the Great Room at Beechwood Church for refreshments at 6:30 followed by our speaker, Nancy Clark McNally, who promises to be entertaining sharing “What was I thinking?” Guest fee is $5

Tuesday, October 29 Nancy Clark McNally will teach a workshop in The Lodge on Home Machine Quilting With Rulers.  Sign up for the workshop using the application form available at https://bigredquiltersguild.org/forms-documents/.

Monday, November 18 (note the date change to the third Monday of the month) we will meet in the Beechwood Church Great Room at 6:30 for a finger-food pot-luck supper followed by a hands-on holiday make and take wool appliqué project with Jackie Bailey.

If your last name begins with A-R bring a finger-food appetizer, if it begins with S-Z, bring a finger-food dessert to share.

No meeting in December – holiday break

Monday, January 20 (note third Monday date) Sew-In at The Lodge

Please note: Beechwood Church has the policy that if the West Ottawa Schools are closed all events at the church are cancelled.  Any questions, call or text a board member for fastest response. 

This entry was posted on September 7, 2019, in News.

2019 August 26 – Meeting Minutes

Big Red Quilt Guild Meeting

August 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Beechwood Reformed Church

Barb Bredemeier, president, opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Barb welcomed visitors and invited them to join our Big Red Quilt Guild.  She announced that we have been asked to move our guild meetings to the third Monday of the month so we do not conflict with the food distribution on the last Monday of the month at Beechwood Church.  Stay tuned for exactly when this change will occur as we need to contact speakers to see how this will work in their schedules.

The guild officers will be elected at next month’s meeting.  As we are still in need of someone to fill the vice president’s role, Barb asked members to seriously consider taking that position or that of treasurer, as Kris Kennedy would then move into the role of vice president.

Betsy Muir showed us the first block for the Every Other Month of the Year challenge and encouraged members to participate.  We will have a total of six blocks, each due the next general meeting.  Thus the August block will be due in October.  The pattern will also be on the BRQG website.  Each block will be 12 ½ inches (Blockheads II by Moda).  Members may use fabric from their own stash of either modern or traditional design.

Kathy Ryzenga, program co-chair, reminded us that September 23 we will meet in the lodge at 6:30 p.m. to cut and/or sew charity quilt kits, so bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies, and/or cutting supplies.

In October we will have Nancy Clark McNally giving her presentation of “What Was I Thinking?”  Her Tuesday workshop class, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Lodge, will be Machine Quilting with Rulers.

Barb Sucher, program co-chair, discussed the November wool felt project Jackie Bailey will be leading.

Then Barb S. introduced Jane Sassaman, quilt artist, fabric designer, pattern designer, and writer of articles and books.  Her slide presentation, entitled A Fabric Romance, showed her use of vibrant colors, contrasts of shapes, and inspirations from her garden and other nature settings in her various designs.  She also showed six of her quilts, noting how she uses interesting stitching and backing fabrics.  Her Willow quilt has been listed as one of the 100 best quilts of the 20th century.

Following a short break, seven people participated in Show and Tell, displaying eleven projects.

Drawing for door prizes concluded the meeting at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Lorelle Eberly

2019 August 26 – Show & Tell

Photo’s by Ann Prins

Barb B’s Tulip Quilt designed in a Jane Sassaman class a few years ago.

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Barb F’s Moda Blockhead Quilt

BarbFreeland's Moda Blockhead quilt

Barb F’s Tshirt Quilt

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Carol V’s Modern

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Carol V’s Wolves quilt held by Barb B.

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Linda showing and modeling an apron made from a Jane Sassaman pattern.

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Marianne’s Dragon Fly quilt

MaryAnn's dragonfly quilt

Sally L’s Applique Sampler

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Shirley’s placemats, quilt and table runner from the Mary Hogan workshop.

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