Workshop in Midland at Park Bench Fabrics

I will be having a workshop on March 5th on my Fusing/Fabric Painting to Create Realistic Art Quilts.  I just wanted to let your guild know about it!  It is a Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00 and the cost is $95 each including the pattern, fusible web, parchment paper, freezer paper, and use of my fabric  paints.  You can read about my workshop at this link  Below is a picture of one of my patterns.  There are other choices of course.  Please let others know if possible.  They can contact me at to let register.  Thanks for your help!  Lenore

Lenore Crawford

Fabric Art by Lenore Crawford

2023 Ashman Street

Midland, MI   48640



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November 2015 Guild Meeting Notes

MMQG NOVEMBER 24, 2015 General Meeting.

Meeting opened with a greeting from Robyn. Nancy Myers presented a lecture on her quilting journey. Members then shared their latest projects. A great tip was also shared re: migrating sewing machine pedals – there is a sticky mat sold in the baby section of Walmart for baby food bowls that also works as a grip for your sewing machine pedal .

Tina and Rose shared that January’s meeting will be a rotation between three demo stations and snacks. Special Rulers as well as a FQ Bag will be demonstrated. Geralyn Freeze from Keepsake Quilting will be doing a presentation on Quilts on the Underground Railroad in February. Franceska’s Creations will be doing a presentation on making jackets in March and will also be having workshop if there is enough interest. There will be opportunities to sign up in January and February. In April Nancy Clark Mcnally will be doing a lecture and a workshop on compass star – again, there will be opportunities to sign up. In May we will be having our annual auction unless someone has another fundraising idea. Ice Cream Social in June. Finally, a reminder that Local Quilt Shop Day is January 23rd !

Treats for January will be those whose name ends in “S”.

Treasurer Report was shared with all – Leigh reports there are 94 members currently.

Reminder that newsletter information needs to be to Tami soon.

Roberta reports that the applique group had a freezer paper demonstration today and in January Leigh will be demonstrated a new type of binding for wall hangings – so if interested be at the COA at 6:00.

Linda reported that the next comfort quilt date would be December 19th and we’ll be doing a “5 Borders and You’re Done” with a cowboy/cowgirl theme. Christmas quilts from the 1st bee were shared and looked lovely. We had 44 quilts turned in tonight! Linda also shared the January 30th bee quilt which is “Canning” – bugs in a jar, but all kinds of things, not just bugs. Please sign up if you can come to a bee so that Linda can have kits available. Thanks to everyone who made quilts, and also for donations!

If you are signed up for Robyn’s Mystery Quilt, you should have directions already.

Pat has volunteered to chair the Springs for next and will also be looking into a bus trip for next year.

Fran has a Mystery Quilt class coming up January 9th – fee is $20 – be sure to let her know if you’d like to participate.

Round Robin bags with Rose were shared tonight.

There are still room for three people to sign up for Mystic Lake – please remember that January is the deadline for cancellations or sign-ups.

Fat Quarter Drawing and 50/50 Drawing, as well as Blotto Blocks, ended the evening.

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October 2015 General Meeting Notes

MMQG October 2015 General Meeting

Meeting opened by President, Robyn House-Guetler, at 7:00 p.m.

Two guests were introduced and one new member.

Rose Pavlik and Tina McPhall were introduced as our new program chairpersons.

Penny Sempert, from Pineapple Press Patterns in Coloma, MI, was introduced as our guest presenter. Her recommendations on how to improve our quilting skills were very helpful, and her quilts were beautiful.

Show and Tell was followed by snacks.

Robyn announced that the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY, is asking for completed quilts to be donated for their auction fundraiser. Contact Roby, if interested in donating a quilt.

Rose Pavlik is heading the Round Robin Group, with 10 members, who showed their beginning blocks, and exchanged their bags.

Minutes from the September meeting and the treasurer’s report were accepted, with no changes or questions.

Tammy House will email members, to check on interest in having Penny Sempert do a class on her patter, “Love Letters”, to be scheduled on November 7, 2015.

Linda Craig wasn’t in attendance, but members were reminded of her comfort quilt workshop to be held on Nov 21 at the COA, with a potluck lunch.

Robyn’s mystery patterns were given out, along with the paper piecing patterns, and Linda Herndon had examples of the blocks the 30’s group will be making.

Fran Mills passed out information on her annual Mystery Quilt Workshop, to be held on Jan 9, 2016. Make checks payable to MMQG. Half the proceeds will go to the comfort quilt fund.

November fat quarter drawing will be Christmas fabric.

Fat quarters were won by Priscilla Garver and Deb Courser

Blotto blocks won by Trisha House.

50-50 drawing won by Judy Hunt.

Announcement: a new quilt shop will be opening on Pickard Street, in Mt. Pleasant, in about two weeks. Visitors next week will get a free quilt pattern.

Respectfully submitted by Naomi Lint, acting secretary.

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September 2015 Guild Meeting

MMQG General Meeting – September 21st 2015

Robyn started the meeting by showing us the raffle quilt for our 2016 Quilt Show– spectacular!It was communicated that bids are being taken to have it quilted. Sandy then reported that after some research on dates, our 2016 show will be October 1st and 2nd with set up on September 30th. We will be needing quilts and volunteers, so please save the date and be thinking about this event. Thanks to Sandy for taking on coordinating this!

We did not have a speaker tonite and Robyn explained that our agenda is still up in the air as we are looking for a Vice President to serve as program coordinator. Tentatively we may be having the women from Common Threads in St. Louis come in to do a demo and talk about their shop for the October meeting. In March we have Francesca Creations coming, and Robyn showed us one of their jackets that she had made. We reviewed the different groups that will be working on projects this year, beginning with Roberta and the Applique Club. Roberta reported that the group will be working on individual projects and will work on these with the goal of having some finished for the quilt show. Roberta has some links to share if people would like project ideas. Each month different types of applique will be shared and the group with be helping one another learn new techniques.

Robyn will be leading a block exchange in which people will share any 9” block they wish in sets of six. You can do as many packets as you like and will receive that many packets back. The first exchange will be red and white for November, Black and White for February, Blue and White for May.

Linda reported on charity quilts – we had a lot of quilts turned in tonight. As always kits are available for check out – please sign the notebook when checking out a kit, and again when turning in a finished quilt. We had 260 comfort quilts last year! We are aiming to do as well this year. Linda thanked members for donations of fabric and batting and shared a thank-you note from one of the groups that received our quilts. October 10th and November 21st will be our first bees with potluck lunch, from 8:30 – 5:00. October 10th we’ll be making a Christmas quilt that is a nine-patch variation. In November we’ll be doing a rodeo/cowgirl/cowboy theme for some super quick, easy and fun quilts. Please sign up if you would like to come to a bee so Linda can prepare enough kits. We’ve given quilts to all three Child Advocacy groups in the area, all three area hospitals, the Baby Pantry, Foster Closet, Women’s Aide Service, United Way, and others.

Robyn is continuing her mystery quilt, cost is $10, and the second pattern is available.

Rose is leading a Round Robin. Next month you bring in a 12.5 – 18” block. Every month we add to the block. If you have particular fabric you’d like to use with the block place them in the bag, or you can let people add to the block as they wish. In March there will be a reveal where you can be surprised at what happened to your block. No cost, and instructions will be provided every month as to what to do. Contact Rose if interested in joining!

Linda is leading a 30’s club and showed us a beautiful quilt. The book Farm Girl Vintage will be used to make the Farm Girl Sampler Quilt with 48 different blocks. If six 6” blocks are made each month, we’d have a quilt made by year’s end. Let Linda know if you are interested, Robyn can get more books which are $20 each. Linda hopes to have some workshops in the winter so members can get together to work.

Paper piecing group will be doing 6” blocks, 20 blocks to choose from, reveal at June meeting – you must use 12 blocks to make a finished item in order to be in a drawing for a $25 check. Cost is $5 for the pattern packet. If there are 4-5 people or more that want to do a Saturday class, Robyn is willing to come over and do a class.

Deb reported that members should be receiving minutes via email after each meeting, and to please let her know if you do not receive them so emails can be double checked. She also reported that pillowcases from National Quilting Day were given to Foster Closet as well as the Mount Pleasant Hospital, and both groups were very grateful and appreciative of the bright and cheery colors.

Leigh reported that the newsletter includes our budget proposal, which needs to be formally approved. Leigh created a nice comparison sheet to show how money was spent last year as well as what we proposed to spend this year. Priscilla Garber motioned and Sandy Smith seconded the motion to approve the budget – unanimous in favor, no opposition. Reminder that dues are $20, please get these in to Leigh if you haven’t already. Auction yielded $1375.

Please note that the snack list distribution is different from last year so as to have a better division of snacks.

Members should also be getting a newsletter – if you are not getting one via email please let us know. There will be a few hard copies available for people who do not get email, please let us know if you are not getting them and would like a hard copy reserved for you.

Rose Pavlik and Tina McPhall have agreed to be Vice Presidents – THANK – YOU! This creates a Member-At-Large position to replace Rose. Diane Seaver agreed to take this position. THANK-YOU Diane! Also a reminder that Char Isom stepped down as Member At Large and Diane Benn has stepped in to fill her spot.

Board meetings will the 3rd Tuesday in October, February, April, and June. On months we don’t meet, we will be coming to the guild meetings at 6 as needed to take care of any business.

Pat Methner gave us an update on the July Bus Trip – the group went to four shops (Carson City, Fenville, South Haven, and Holland) with lunch in Saugatuck, and about 35 members participated. Had a great day! Hopefully we can do something like that next year. Springs outside of Gladwin retreat in October has room for some more people, cost is $195 which includes meals and lodging as well as sewing. If interested please contact Pat Methner. Challenge this year will be making an apron.

Lisa reported on Mystic Lake – 22 people signed up, room for 24, she would like some alternates. Cancellation policy has been added to brochure. Full payment done by end of January, that way the minimum of 20 people will be sure to be met. There will be YMCA camp style accommodations, sleeping bag required. Thurs – Sun $150, Fri – Sun $115 for members. No breakfast, but other meals provided. Fridge and microwave provided. Dates are April 14- 17, theme this year is stained glass. No curved piecing. Full pattern available once payment is made in full.

Reminder that the Sunshine Committee Notebook is always on the table at meetings – if you know of a member going through a rough time, add their name so we can send them a card.

Show and Tell included a raffle cute that will be available at the COA Bazaar in November.

Fatquarter Drawing – two packs of 12 each. Won by Diane Seaver and Jackie Studer. 50/50 was $11 and was won by Leigh Bartholomew.

Meeting ended with snacks and opportunity to sign up for groups.

See you in October!

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June 2015 Guild Meeting

MMQG General Meeting Notes

June 23rd, 2015

Meeting began with Robyn giving a preview of activities/programs for the 2015-16 year!

Rose will be leading a round robin next October – bring in a block, they will be put in a shoebox and exchanged, and each month something will be added to the block. At the end of the round robin, you will have a finished quilt! Let Rose know if you are interested!

Robyn will be leading an eight step Mystery Quilt – “Mystery of the Kitty” – sign up to get cutting instructions and instructions 1 and 2… cost is $10. June will mark a big reveal with prizes for those who finish (pieced, quilted, and bound). Size will be 75 X 93 w/o border, 90 X 108 w/border. Backgrounds can be light or dark, then two contrast fabrics. Robin’s is red, white, and black background. She is also doing a white background, peach, and scrappy 30’s for color 2. Color two will be finished two and three inch squares, so a small print or solid would be appropriate. Let Robyn know if you are interested or have questions!

Robyn will also be leading a paper piecing project – we’ll be doing 6” blocks for next year. Had a nice show and tell of the quilts people completed this year – BEAUTIFUL!!!. Table runner, quilt, jacket, even Christmas ornaments!

We’ll be doing a 9” block exchange next year – participants will make groups of 6 blocks, first due in November with Red and White as the color. Black and Whites exchanged in Feb, Blue and Whites in May. They will be sorted and exchanged so you won’t get your same blocks back. In September Robyn will have some samples to share to kick this off!

Linda Hernden reported on the 30’s group which is going strong – the books “Farm Girl Vintage” and “Quilty Fun” will be the inspiration for a block of the month next year. Some highlights are barn and tractor blocks and quilts – each barn has a little quilt block on it – super cute. Robyn has books available to order if you’d like. The quilt that was started this year will also still be worked on. Linda requests that anyone interested in joining the 30’s group give her their email so that they can receive updates.

Remember – Next year full classes of 20 or more will still earn participates a $5 coupon towards any other class!

Linda reported on Charity Quilts – approx.. 6 quilts turned in tonight for a total of 259 quilts this year – WOW! They’ve gone to Gratiot County Child Advocacy, Joshua House, Clare Hosp., Love Inc., Harrison Baby Pantry, Mt.Pleasant Hospital, Women’s Aide, Central Michigan Pregnancy Clinic, Isabella Child Advocacy, Com on Aging , United Way, Gratiot Community Hospital, and Harrison Child Advocacy. Will also be adding Foster Closet of Isabella County to our list of recipients. Linda thanks all for all the supplies people have donated, as well as attendance at bees and making so many quilts. There will be 4 bees next year – looking forward to it!

National Quilting Day yielded 122 Pillowcases – these went to Women’s Shelter, Underground Railway, Midland Hospital, and Foster Closet. Board discussed that next year on National Quilting Day in March we’d do pillowcases again for our charity – we will plan on donating them to Foster Closet, area hospitals, and any other place that would like to receive them as suggested by members. Members agreed that would be a good idea. Robyn will go ahead and begin to acquire fabrics for this event for next year.


Patti Kent was our presenter this evening – she is from Bay City and gave a very entertaining and informative lecture on hand piecing as an alternative to machine piecing quilts.

Next was our drawing for the membership card signatures basket – tickets earned by attending five or more events… the lucky winner of a basket full of treats was…..

Be sure to attend classes next year as we’ll be doing another drawing in 2016

We had a lovely show and tell, followed by ice cream.

Business Mtg:

Meeting began with an update on the COA quilt – Winter quilt is finished and was shared – super cute – and it completes the four seasons.

Upcoming Programs- Vice President Report:

Pat reports we will have a bus trip July 28th it will be “Row Row Row By Row” – we’ll be going to the west side along lakeshore, visiting at least 4 quilt shops which so far are a mystery . Will be leaving at 7am, cost is $59 and includes travel and continental breakfast – lunch will be on own. Please commit by July 1st– Krista Prout will be coordinating receipt of payments – more information to follow. Pat will email as to where pickup location will be and pickup time in MP when that information becomes available. We’ll spend about an hour and 15 minutes at each stop.

There is also still room for the Springs Fall Retreat in October – Thurs-Sun, cost is $195 for weekend and includes room and food. If interested please contact Pat, check would be made out to the Guild. Pat has also booked one person for next year – Francis from Traverse City will be doing a program – She’ll be coming in March and also doing a class on wearable quilting.

Please remember that we need a first vice president for next year.

Secretary’s Report:

Deb had emailed membership proposed Bylaw revisions again over the weekend. Motion was made that bylaw revisions be passed, was seconded and approved by membership vote.

Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer report was distributed – all looked good – no questions.

Newsletter Report:

Tammy reports newsletter going well – anything for September needs to be to Tammy before the 15th of August.


Carol thanks all for the refreshment help this year!

Evening ended with our 50/50 drawing, paper piecing drawing for $25,and fat quarter drawings.

Meeting Adjourned @ 9:00

See everyone in September!

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Row, Row, Row by Row Bus Trip 2015

Row, Row, Row by Row

Come join us on the bus as we head to the west lakeshore and visit at least 4 quilt shops that are on the west side of the state along the lakeshore. Since there are so many potential stops, it is a mystery as to what stops will be but, it is sure to be fun!

We will be headed to the lakeshore on Thursday, July 28th. We will be departing from Mt. Pleasant at 7:00 am. The cost of this adventure to the lakeshore is $59.00/person. Included in this is round trip travel with drop off and pick up being at the door of each shop. Also included is a continental breakfast on the bus; and some surprises. Lunch will be on your own on the lakeshore.

If you are able to join us please submit your check by July 1st.

Your payment guarantees your seat. Submit your payment to Krista Prout at 4346 N Summerton Rd, Rosebush, MI 48878.

You can call her at 989-560-0705. Please make your check payable to Expedition travel.

Please include your e-mail or a way to contact you so that I can give you pick-up location and other details you will need before our departure.

Print your sign up sheet here: summer 2015 bus trip



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May 2015 Guild Meeting

May 2015 General Meeting

Our mini-quilt auction began immediately after welcoming visitors and saying hello!

Lots of goodies, lots of fun! This was followed by members show and tell. An invitation was extended to all by Barb to join a group of ladies who get together on Wednesday afternoons in the craft room to quilt, knit, and cross-stitch – anyone is invited to come – 1-5 – to stitch or just to chat.

Business Mtg:

Rough total was $1400 for the auction – proceeds will go towards the speaker fund – Thank-You!

Robin still requests Basketweave Star blocks for the raffle quilt for next year’s quilt show.

Program Updates:

Pat Methner reports that next month our speaker is Patti Kent from Bay City (Robyn relays that she is a very good teacher!)– she is doing a class on the day of our mtg. on Tuesday at the Library – the class will be a small hand piecing/ hand quilting project, price is $50 for the class and the kit. Don’t forget to use your $5 coupon if you have one! The Fall retreat at the Springs coming up – let Pat know if you are interested, ideally by July 1st. Pat is trying to plan a bus trip for July – she is debating between an overnite trip which would be $240 for a double occupancy – or as another option a day trip going to different shops (as we did last summer) – let Pat know if you are interested in either option so she can know if it is worthwhile to proceed – it would be the fourth Tuesday of July – July 28th. She would need at least 35 participants. Pat also relays that she has enjoyed her experience serving the guild but that her term is up, and she does not plan on continuing due mainly to her travelling during a large part of the guild year. She is very willing to help whoever takes her place, and does ask for a member to consider stepping forward to take on that responsibility.

Secretary’s Report – Motion to pass Bylaws – two changes were recommended first – language needs to be clarified reading payment of programs offered by members (Article IVD3); second – non-profit status needs to be struck (Article IIIE) as we do not fit this. Article IVD3 will be reworded and sent back out for membership approval shortly.

Newsletter will be going out next week – anything for newsletter needs to be sent ASAP.

Linda reports that charity quilt information will be in newsletter – count is approx.. 237, the highest since we’ve been keeping records – Linda once again thanks everyone for their time and talent in making the quilts and donating materials! The club expressed that they appreciate all that Linda does!

Club Updates:

Linda Hernden reported that fun was had by all at the thirties club sew-in – she hopes to have another little get-together soon. No other club reports tonite!

Other News:

Third weekend in July check out Heritage Days in Remus – Karen will be a featured artist there! Also, the Weidman annual quilt show is July 10th and 11th.

Block Drawing, Fat Quarter Drawing, and Sewing Machine Raffle ended the meeting.

Next month will be our ice cream social @ 7:00! See you then!

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Comfort Quilts 2015

I want to thank everyone for their great support of the comfort quilt project this year. By giving fabric, batting, scraps, orphan  blocks, raffle money, making quilts, donating your time and talent, you all have helped to have one of the most productive years yet. Following is a list of the places that I have delivered quilts to so far:

Gratiot County Child Advocacy-23

Isabella County Child Advocacy-10

Mt. Pleasant Hospital-24

Clare Hospital-24

United Way of Isabella Cty-18

Central Michigan Pregnancy Srvcs.-24

Harrison Child Advocacy-10

Harrison Baby Pantry-22

Joshua House (Clare)-6

Commission on Aging-24 Women’s Aid Service-17

Love, Inc. (Farwell)-15

Gratiot Hospital (Alma)-20

THAT’S A TOTAL OF 237 SO FAR!!! (208 was the highest number in 2011- 2012.)

When I get more, I will try to even out some of the lower numbered ones before the year is up.

We also had a group of nine ladies (8 of them from our guild) who together made 49 quilts (18 of them large ones) surprise me with them at  the March meeting. Than you so much, Judy Hunt, Roberta Richardson, Maria Salinas, Diane Seaver, Nancy Halifax, Ardath Stadtfeld, Cathy Stolerak, Jeanette Doerr, and Karen Karcher. Kudos!

Keep up the good work. I love you all.

Linda Craig, Comfort Quilt Chairperson

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April 2015 Guild Meeting recap

Secretary Report from Deb Simmons

Meeting began with Robyn sharing that Mike and Cindy donated a lovely sewing machine that we’ll be raffling at the next month’s auction program ($5 each ticket, sold only at the meeting by Char and Rose) to benefit the speaker fund. Unfortunately Mike and Cindy will be moving out of state – we will miss them and wish them well!

Robyn shared some new blocks that were made for the raffle quilt for next year’s quilt show (which by the way we still need chairs for – Robyn has actually been asked when the Mt. Pleasant Guild’s show will be as it has achieved a reputation for being a good one!). The quilt blocks look absolutely beautiful – the finished product will certainly be outstanding! Still need more blocks for anyone who wishes to contribute – our goal is 98 !

Welcome to Kathleen Lewis as a guest for the evening, and Janet F, a new member!

Guest Speaker today was Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts in Ann Arbor, who presented a lecture entitled “What Do They Mean, “Modern” Quilting?. Very informative, with lots of examples both on screen and in person of quilts with a “modern” look!

Following the presentation by Debbie our own members shared some of their most recent creations – always fun to see what everyone is doing! We saw a Harley Davidson T-Shirt quilt, a bright bargello, beautiful floral applique, 30’s inspired, woodsy, traditional, modern, and mini – such variety from so many talented ladies!

Program/Activity Updates:

Reminder that the mini-quilt auction will be the program for our next meeting – please bring your items between 6-6:30 and have your name on your item. Several items were dropped off at tonight’s meeting – we have a wonderful selection forming already! Bidder cards will be given to all at the May meeting.

Springs Retreat: A reminder that sign-up sheets are available for the Springs Retreat held Oct. 28- Nov 1st, $195/$215 for non-members ( difference being due to membership fee) – deposit due by July 1st with the deposit balance due sept 22nd.

Charity Quilts: Linda and members shared the quilts made at the last charity quilt sewing bee – there were “rag” quilts as well as a nine-patch variation. As always, kits are available to sign out. Linda continues to receive heartfelt thank-you notes from the groups that receive our quilts– she shared one from Harrison Child Advocacy with us. Linda extends continued thanks to all who are quilting, and especially to the ladies who donated a total of 49 quilts at the last meeting! A total of 85 were turned in at the March meeting and were donated to organizations in Clare, Harrison, and Gratiot County, and included hospitals, Women’s Aide, Child Advocacy, and United Way programs. Robyn then reported that we currently have over 124 pillowcases to donate as well from the Guild’s pillowcase bee– please let any board member know if you have an organization you think would benefit from some delightful pillowcases to cheer up children or adults.

Mystic Lake Retreat – Rose reports that a wonderful time was had by all (Thank-you Rose for coordinating this each year!). Right now 15 are signed up for next year – total we can have is 24 – sign up early if you are interested, spots fill in quickly!

30’s Quilt Group – group has been exchanging 30’s fabrics in preparation for a quilting bee. Linda Hernden shared work she has done so far on the project and let members know that she will be having a classroom workshop May 16th from 10-4. Everyone is welcome whether they’ve been exchanging fabrics or not. Please let Linda know if you plan on being there or if you need information on the pattern!

Gift Basket – Robyn reminded everyone that 5 or more signatures on membership cards will entitle members to be in a drawing for a wonderful gift basket of quilting goodies worth over $200. Members can get their card signed by attending any activity outside of the regular Guild meetings. Five signatures = 1 ticket, then one more ticket for each additional signature.

Sunshine Committee: Several members shared news of friends with health challenges – please remember to put names of members on the Sunshine List so we can a card from the guild showing our support.

Business Updates:

President’s Report: Robyn reminds that 1st Vice President (program chair), and member-at-large positions are needed. We desperately need a couple of people to step forward for these positions, as well as a small group to form the committee for the quilt show. A program chair would not have to come up with program ideas on their own – Robyn as well as others in the guild have contacts and suggestions to share, and the board works as a group to consider the programs for each guild meeting, but we do need someone to be in charge of actually scheduling/booking the speakers. Pat did a great job getting quality programs lined up for us this year, but will be unable to continue in the position next year – we desperately need someone for our 2015-16 year! Please consider filling this role for the guild!

May 15th and 16th is the quilt show in Clare, and quilts are needed for the show. If you have a quilt that you would like to enter, the Art Council Website has an application form – time is running out – need to apply by May 1st, but entries would be greatly appreciated since they do not have many quilts as yet.

Secretary’s Report: Deb reported that members would be receiving bylaws via email – please email Deb with any concerns, which she will pass along to the board. We will have a formal vote on passing the revised bylaws at our next business meeting.  Please review the proposed by changes here: 2015 Bylaws.

Treasurer’s Report: Leigh had report available for membership review- all looks good, no issues/concerns to report.

Final Notes:

As always, the meeting ended with block and blotto raffles. Next months’ colors, picked by Nancy, will be green, blue & white. We had two piles of fat quarters, nine each, and two lucky winners of these.

50/50 raffle raised $15.50 for charity quilts tonight!

Reminder that ABCD are the refreshment letters for next month.

See everyone in May for the auction !

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Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival of Quilts

The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival invites quilters to share their quilts, wall hangings, runners, and mini-quilts for the enjoyment of all.

Print the Quilt Show Registration Form here: Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival of Quilts

Quilt show rules:

  • Quilts must be owned or made by you
  • There is no cost ot exhibit a quilt
  • Due to limited space each exhibitor may show a maximum of 2 quilts and 2 wall hangings
  • It may be necessary to use safety pins and /or straight pins to attach information labels
  • Provide a brief description of the quilt on the quilt show form.  Include the quilt name or block pattern, quilt dimensions, piecing and quilting information, and other interesting facts about the quilt
  • Quilts will be accepted for exhibit by returning this completed form to a committee member by April 15, 2015 or mailed to:

Merrie Hammel

725 E Ward Rd

Shepherd, MI 48883


Quilts should be dropped off between 4-7pm on Friday in the mat room, Aprils 24th, and picked up between 5-6pm on Saturday, the 25th


Registration Deadline is April 15, 2015


Questions can be directed to one of the following Festival of Quilts Committee Members:

Sherry Dickman (

Joan Faulkner (

Merrie Hammel (

Jeanneane Wood-Nartker (


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