There are still spots open, please contact Pat to sign yourself up or bring a friend!We will depart from the Meijer parking lot at 8:45; please be there at 8:30 so that we may begin boarding. Please park at the east end of the lot.9:30 to 11:00 Quilted Cottage in Saginaw; depart at 11:0011:30 to 1:00 lunch on your own in downtown Bay City1:00 to 2:30 Fabric Fair in Bay City; depart at 2:30 for our next stop3:00 to 4:30 Bittersweet in Pinconning; depart at 4:30 for home.5:50 return to Mt. PleasantPlease see the flyer here for how to sign up and contact Pat.. Bus-shop-hop-July
Our Mini Quilt Auction was another success this year! We had some beautifully handcrafted items that were auctioned off to raise a little over $1,000.00 towards our Program/Speaker/Education fund!
June Guild Meeting, June 24, 2014
June Guild meeting will be held on June 24, 2014 at 7pm.. this will be an ice cream social! We will have our show and tell, and silent auction and play some strip poker! Bring your items for the silent auction which will benefit MMQG speaker fund. If you are interested you can get a table to sell some of your own wares for yourself also. Strip poker will be 2 1/2″ WOF strips, we recommend about 10 strips for 10 hands of poker! Look forward to seeing you there!
July 22, 2014 – Hop on the Bus
Shop hop bus trip put together by Pat Methner!
$25.00 for the ride, demonstrations, 15% discounts, refreshments, and lots of fabric selections.
Destinations – Quilted Cottage in Saginaw, Fabric Fair in Bay City (lunch stop), Bittersweet in Pinconning.
Contact Pat by July 1st to sign up, 989-329-7065, e-mail:email@example.com.
Quilt Show Update!
Our Quilt Show made a profit of $1,444.64 for our Program/Speaker/Education fund! We need to give a huge thanks to all the participants of our quilt show for this success especially with the short amount of time and very bad weather to deal with before the quilt show! Thank you ladies for your incredible work!
Board Members for the upcoming 2014-2015 year:
President – Robyn House-Guettler
Vice President – Pat Methner
Treasurer – Leigh Bartholomew
Newsletter – Cathy McCune
Secretary – NEEDED
At Large – Char Ison
At Large – Rose Pavlik
Refreshments chair is in need of a replacement, please contact the board if you are interested in this position.
Show and Tell!!!
Wednesday, May 14th – Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement – Speaker/Author: Suzi Parron will talk about her journey along the quilt trail beginning with the very first barn quilt. Also on tap: hear about other area quilt barn trails, painting demonstration and learn more about the Isabella County Quilt Trail. Time: 1:00 p.m. and will be held at the Isabella County Commission on Aging. Please encourage others to attend. There is no charge for this presentation – Community Education fund is paying for this day!
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:
Fabric & Craft Sales Employee
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.