April 2013 Guild Meeting Recap

For our April 2013 Guild meeting we had presentations from Lesli Petterson & Linda McGibbon who have two very different styles for their quilting.  One is a paper piecer and one is More »

November 2012 Guild Meeting

Our guild meeting started right on time with and introduction of our guests to the meeting and two of the guests joined our guild which brings our membership up to 107!  New More »

June 2012 Guild Meeting, Potluck and Show & Tell

The June Guild meeting brought our annual Potluck and Show & Tell, and it was a great one!  We had a lot of participants in the show and tell which gave us More »

April Guild Meeting

Our April Guild meeting gave us a wonderful presentation from our very own member, Gerry Naetzely.  Gerry makes handmade dolls, and she presented her dolls and talked about her methods.  We also More »

March Guild Meeting

The March guild meeting gave us our fifth Educational Demonstration, a fifth meeting of The Applique Club, a great trunk show and presentation by Deloa Jones. The fith Educational Demonstration was a great success!  Naomi Lint gave More »

February Guild Meeting

The February guild meeting gave us our fourth Educational Demonstration, a fourth meeting of The Applique Club, a fabric line show by our own guild member Robyn House-Guettler. The fourth Educational Demonstration More »

January Guild Meeting

The January guild meeting gave us our third Educational Demonstration, a second meeting of The Applique Club, a trunk show by guild members Naomi Lint, Joyce Harry and Linda Craig and show More »

November Guild Meeting

The November guild meeting gave us our second Educational Demonstration, a second meeting of The Applique Club, a trunk show by Mary Werner-Stone, and a GREAT show and tell from our guild More »

Mary Werner-Stone Class December 3, 2011

Mary Werner-Stone presented her trunk show at our November Guild Meeting and she had so many beautiful quilts to show us!  She is offering a class to our guild on December 3, More »

September Program – Edyta Sitar, Laundry Basket Quilts Lecture and Trunk Show

The Guild started off our new year with Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts with her lecture and trunk show on Reasons To Quilt.   Edyta is from Poland and grew up More »

 

AQS Quilt Week Grand Rapids 2014 Pictures

July 22nd Bus Shop Hop Schedule

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 11:00
11:30 to 1:00 lunch on your own in downtown Bay City
1:00 to 2:30 Fabric Fair in Bay City; depart at 2:30 for our next stop
3:00 to 4:30 Bittersweet in Pinconning; depart at 4:30 for home.
5:50 return to Mt. Pleasant
Please see the flyer here for how to sign up and contact Pat.. Bus-shop-hop-July

2014 MMQG Mini Quilt Auction and May Meeting

 

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:mckingirls@aol.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!!!

Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

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!

Spring in Michigan 2014 Quilt Show, March 22, 23, 2014

Xpedition Travel has bus trips members may be interested in.

Xpedition Travel (formerly Hatzler) has a number of quilt related trips scheduled…please send out to the membership.

Details on www.xpeditiontravel.com or www.travelwithkimberly.com
1-855-411-5766

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

Elm Creek in Farwell is hiring a Fabric & Craft Sales Employee

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
(989)588-6061

Quilts by Ann Kowaleski

Piecing A Life: 

Quilts by Ann Kowaleski

 January 8 - March 14, 2014

 

Artist Lecture: 

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.

Art Reach Raw Edge Fabric Landscape Collage Class Taught by Linda Craig

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.

Comfort Quilts Zigzag Quilt Bee

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.