Spring Into Michigan Quilt Show
March 22, 2014 – 9am to 4pm
March 23, 2014 – 10am to 3pm
Raffle quilt tickets are $1.00 per ticket.
Commission on Aging
2200 S. Lincoln Road
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Xpedition Travel (formerly Hatzler) has a number of quilt related trips scheduled…please send out to the membership.
April 22-25 2014. American Quilting Society. Paducah, KY (double 468, triple 428, quad 389)
May 21, 2014. Pieces, Pies and Posies Shop Elkhart, IN (133) per person
July 24. 2014. Quilt Garden Tour on the Heritage Trail. Elkhart, IN (89) per person
August 21 or 23rd. AQS Grand Rapids (65) per person
September 9-13, 2014. AQS Chattanooga (657 single, 449 double)
Not quilt related. But exciting is:
Vera Bradley Outlet Sale. April 10, 2014. (54.00) per person
IN SEARCH OF:
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Part & Full Time Position. Applicant should possess Fabric and Craft knowledge and experience. Knowledge of Quilting, Sewing, Crocheting, Knitting, and Crafting is helpful. Retail Knowledge is also helpful for day to day work. Daily jobs include, but not limited to; customer service, product upkeep, cleaning/organizing, and sales.
-20+ Hours A Week
-Position Is Available For Immediate Start
-Must Apply In Person
-Resume Is Appreciated
-Applications Can Be Obtained At Elm Creek Ltd
2609 W. Surrey Rd. Farwell Mi 48622
Piecing A Life:
Quilts by Ann Kowaleski
January 8 - March 14, 2014
Thursday, January 16th, 3pm at CMU Park Library Auditorium
Gallery Opening to follow lecture in Baber Room
Free and open to the public
Ann Kowaleski is an award-winning quilt artist
whose work has been in many national and international exhibitions. Each of her art quilts tells a unique story.
Ann Kowaleski is a Mid Michigan native.
If you are interested in doing some small (probably 8″ X 11″) raw edge landscapes, I will be teaching three classes January 15, 22, 29, 2014 from 9:30-11:30 AM for $50 for all three dates. Each project will cost an additional $5.00 material fee. Perhaps, you will get 1-3 projects done. The classes are held at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. Register by January 11 by calling 989-773-3689.
By Linda Craig
Comfort Zigzag Quilt Bee
Because we missed the November meeting due to weather complications, please don’t forget to save Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:30 to 5:00 to learn how to sew a new type of quilt called The Zigzag Quilt. I have a special ruler that I have used to cut most all of the pieces for you. But I’ll provide a paper template so that you can make a quilt like this at home too. Since no one could sign up at the meeting, I would appreciate a call if you can attend. Sign-up will also be available at the January meeting. But it would be helpful for me to know if I need to cut more kits.
Please bring your sewing machine, white or cream thread, your sewing supplies, including a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler if you have them. Otherwise, we will have some for everyone to share. Also, please bring a dish to pass as we will have a potluck for our lunch. Stay for the day, or however long you can. If you’re available to tie quilts, please let me know too. We had a good number of people last time. I hope to see as many in March. Let’s hope the weather cooperates. Linda Craig.
Spring Into Michigan Quilt Show 2014
Our quilt show is going to be March 22 – 23, 2014 at the Commission on Aging. Raffle Tickets are available to sell, $1.00 each, please contact Carol Hackett ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ginger Judge ( email@example.com) to get more tickets!
We would like our members to figure out which quilts they are putting in the show so they can fill out the paper work by January meeting. We are behind because of our cancelled meeting. The committee is having a work bee for the show on Saturday January 12th all are welcome to come help. Please ladies SELL SELL SELL the tickets. We need your help!
MMQG’s October Guild Meeting was held on October 22, 2013. Pat Methner our Program’s Chairperson presented us with five Quick and Easy Gifts Tutorial Stations. Each station had a different presenter and only took about 10 – 15 minutes to show how to put together these quick and easy items. Each of these tutorials have been uploaded for you to read or print out!
List of the following tutorials:
Wacky Cocoon Pillowcases (click link to view the tutorial).
Self Binding Baby Blanket as presented by Judy Hunt (click link to view the tutorial).
Christmas Stocking as present by Pat Methner (click link to view the tutorial).
Microwave Bowl Buddy (Hot bowl potholder) . (click link to view the tutorial).
Infinity Scarf as Present by Pat Methner (click link to view the tutorial).
Linda Craig showed us pictures from the Comfort Quilts Quilting Bee held on October 12th. There were only 5 people at the Quilting bee but they produced 10 quilts for donation. The next Quilting bee will be held November 16 starting at 8:30am.. and you can read about it under the Comfort Quilts Page.
Quilt Show 2014 – Ginger has all the raffle tickets in and each member has 10 tickets in their name to sell for the 2014 Quilt Show.. if you did not receive your tickets in October, they will be available in November. You can always pick up more than 10 to sell!
Applique club got their first start for the season tonight and as always we had a great turnout!
Other news and notes from the night!
Blotto block for October was Sunflower blocks and we had a great assortment.. the blotto block for November is Christmas Stars and is available for download on the Blotto Block page.
We have 73 paid members and we had 4 visitors tonight.
Our financial audit is in order.
Lisa Mathews was voted to replace Nancy Lucas as Treasurer.
Community Outreach will now encompass Community Education, Programs, Comfort Quilts, and Speakers.
The Board is working on a Mission Statement and will bring it to the members when it is completed.
Please note that the November meetings NOVEMBER 26, 2013! The newsletter states it incorrectly.
Finally our show and tell for the night!
Our September 2013 Guild Meeting was held at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. MMQG members have made quite a few quilts that are hanging in the museum for the enjoyment of the public! We had a very productive meeting before we got a tour of the facility and got to act like kids and play with all the activities that they provide!
Pat Methner provided us with a Mid Michigan Quilt Guild Program Guide! If you didn’t get one of these at the meeting, she will have them available at our guild meetings. It is a very comprehensive guide to the next year of guild programs! Please click this link here to download your copy of this very informative guide that Pat put together for us. MMQG Program Guide 2013021
Applique Club did not meet, but will meet at 6:30pm before the October meeting.
Quilt Show committee had the raffle quilt at our meeting and it is beautiful. They let us know that Raffle tickets are ordered and that they would be handing them out to members starting in October.
Blotto Blocks for October are Sunflower blocks made with fall colors, any type of quilting, block size from 4″ to 14″ and no duplicate blocks. Here is an example of the last Sunflower Blotto Block the guild did.
Before we went on the tour we did our member show and tell.. here are some pics from that.
After our business meeting and some snacks we got a tour of the Discover Museum and got to play with all the activities. Here are some pics from the night!
By Linda Craig
Comfort Quilts 2013-2014:
Another year to create some fun quilts for those in need, use up some of your stash, or sign out ready-made kits. Last year, we ended up having 166 quilts to deliver to 9 agencies. Yea! Let’s see if we can top that number this year. I’ll have kits for you at the September meeting (at the Discovery Museum) and thereafter at COA (Look for the table near the exit door).
Also, I’ll be having two workshops to make kits this fall, and two after Christmas. The early ones are Oct 12 and Nov. 16 from 8:30 to 5:00. Save these later dates (Feb 1 and Mar 29).
At the October workshop, we will be making Homemade Jellies, a quilt pattern I adapted from the 1600 or Lasagna quilts you may have seen around. These quilts will be infant and child size. Instead of the usual horizontal stripping, the stripes will be vertical. Come try this out. It is easy enough for a beginner who can maintain 1/4 inch seams. All you need to bring is your sewing machine, white or cream thread, your usual sewing supplies, including a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler if you have them. Otherwise, we will have some for everyone to share. Also, please bring a dish to pass as we will have a potluck for our lunch. Stay for the day, or however long you can.
It’s a great way to get better acquainted with our members in smaller group settings, and you’ll be giving someone a treasured quilt to cuddle up with.
The second fall workshop will be Nov. 16. We will be making Layer Cake with Frosting quilts. It is another simple pattern that anyone can make. It basically is a 10″ square cut in two with a one inch frosting strip in between. I have some really cute coordinated fabric that will make this a fun and quick project to do. Again, all the fabric and batting will be provided, just bring the above mentioned sewing supplies and a dish to pass.