November 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Beechwood Reformed Church
Barb Bredemeier, president, made several announcements at the beginning of the meeting: she encouraged members to sign up for the February workshop on tiled background and to sign up to bring refreshments for the February meeting. Two guests were introduced—Sara Briggs and Isolda Anderson.
Members present—26 plus 2 guests.
Then we began work in our groups. Each person present learned to create two different folded fabric ornaments from instructions and fabric provided by several table leaders.
BIG RED QUILTERS’ GUILD
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
Thanks to Betsy Muir and her committee, the evening Auction/Boutique was well attended and netted over $1,200 for BRQG. To the delight of all, Holiday socks, dish towels and fabric were given as door prizes every 15 minutes throughout the evening. Items not sold will be available at the October 22 meeting.
The October 22 meeting will feature a lecture by Lynn Carson Harris, election of officers and a basket presentation to an eligible member who paid their dues before the October 1 deadline. The October 23 workshop by Lynn Carson Harris is entitled, “Liberated Long Cabins”. See the website to sign up for the class.
We have a sew in coming up next Monday! Hope to see you there. Don’t forget to bring your survey filled out if you didn’t have a chance to turn one in at the last meeting. More info about that below.
TODAY is the LAST DAY for our Big Red Quilters’ Guild T- shirt fundraiser! Help the guild and get a great shirt or two! Women’s V-neck shirts are available in 4 colors, red, dark heather gray, heather navy, and heather slate. The heather colors are cotton/polyester blend shirts and the red is 100% preshrunk cotton, which may shrink a little. Since the sizes run a bit small, you may want to order a size larger than you usually wear. On-line orders will be taken through July 17, 2018 at http://goodink.com/brqg .
Survey Info:There is one on the website that you can download and print. Scroll down past the class sign ups. We ask that surveys be returned before or at the July 23rd sew-in. We would really love to hear your thoughts.
Registration for workshops: Bill Kerr ( August) & Lynn Harris (October) are now open. Visit the web site to print them. They will also be available at the July sew-in.
Do you have an item or talent you’d like to donate to the BRQG Silent Auction & Gift boutique to be held in September 24th at the Beechwood Lodge? If so, contact Betsy Muir. Plan to attend and bring a friend.
Membership renewal time is fast approaching! We will have renewal forms at the August meeting. Renew early (or join new) to be eligible for a sewing basket at our October meeting. You do not need to be present.
Plan to attend the November 26th, Hands-on ornament making activity at Beechwood Lodge.
17 Members and one guest participated in our sew-in. Some worked on their own projects, some helped other members, some worked on the supper bags and everyone seemed to enjoy the evening. Here’s some scenes.
The National Day of Quilting event held on March 17, was a wonderful day of sewing and fun! Many thanks to Barb Schippa for organizing!! Thanks to everyone who helped with the day, donated prizes and attended! You’ll find pictures on Facebook and on the web site.
Sew in is Monday, March 26th! Bring your projects, machines, handwork and join in!
Don’t have a project to work on? We have a completely optional service project for you! At the March sew-in we will also be set up to decorate supper bags for Kid’s Food Basket ( https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/ ). Kid’s Food Basket is a West Michigan non-profit who’s mission is ” Empowering communities to attack childhood hunger so that young people can learn and live well.” You can visit the web site for more information but basically they serve 800 sack suppers per day to children in need at 5 schools in the Holland area.
The children love to have decorated bags so that is a fun and easy way to contribute. I’m told that the children often save the bags and hang them on their bedroom walls.
A local church has provided the bags to decorate. We can decorate by ironing on fabric scraps or by coloring. There will be some fabric with fusible attached provided but if you have any scraps with fusible, bring them! There will be a few irons set up to use. Bringing your crafty scissors will be helpful too. If you would rather color the bags, bring your favorite coloring tools (no paint please). After the sew-in, the bags will be returned to the church that provided them with a note saying they were decorated by BRQG members! The church will get them to Kids Food Basket for us.
Sample of bags decorated:
April 23rd – Come to learn all about making scrappy projects and different types of boarders (including prairie points).
May – Memorial Day – no meeting
June 25th, 26th – Sue Pawlowski of Jack Squares Studio. “No Work-All Play” trunk show and Oliver quilt class. Samples will be available at the March sew-in and April meeting. You can also find a picture of Oliver at her web site in the pattern section. https://www.jacksquaresstudio.com/
BIG RED QUILTER’S
SEW IN BEECHWOOD REFORMED CHURCH
JANUARY 22, 2018
CHARITY QUILTS : Pat Navis reported a need for Charity Quilts. Both the Holland Police Department and Survivors of Human Trafficking (Manasseh Project Housing and Barnabas Ministries) appreciate them, and our entire supply has been distributed. Mary Botsis needs people who will help with this.
She will work with quilters any way that works for them: 1) Donate a completed top, 2) quilt top kits are available, 3) make your own quilt kit from fabrics she has available, 4) backing and batting are available for those who want to machine quilt the sandwich together and, 5) apply binding. Please leave a message for Mary at 616-291-6383 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to help with this project.
TULIP TIME QUILT SHOW: Colleen Dekker announced that brochures/application forms are now available for the 2018 Tulip Time Quilt Show. Applications must be submitted by April 2, 2018. Contact Colleen if you have questions email@example.com.
SUE CORTESE WORKSHOP AND TRUNK SHOW: Barb Sucher and Kathy Ryzenga reported that there is still space available for the Sue Cortese Half Square Triangle workshop Feb. 27 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Forms are available on the website. The Trunk Show will be Feb. 26 at 7:00.
REFRESHMENT COORDINATOR: New member, Sarah Howard, has agreed to coordinate refreshment volunteers. To volunteer, contact her at 616-368-9193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUTTERFLIES ARE BLOOMING CHALLENGE: Bring completed projects to the February 26 meeting.
Sally Zenas, Secretary