2018-11-26 Sew-in Meeting

Big Red Quilt Guild Sew In –Handmade Ornaments

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.
Respectively submitted,
Lorelle Eberly


2018-24-September Minutes

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.

Sally Zenas, Secretary

2018 January 22 Sew-In Meeting Minutes

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 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

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

BUTTERFLIES ARE BLOOMING CHALLENGE: Bring completed projects to the February 26 meeting.
Sally Zenas, Secretary