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Here you'll find highlights of our monthly newsletter, information about upcoming speakers, shows and events, and all kinds of exciting information related to quilting. Happy Quilting!

Friday, June 26, 2015

CALL out for donations for SAFE HOUSE

THE EMPTY BOBBIN SEWING GROUP who spear head the donations for SAFE HOUSE is requesting donations.   I am posting the schedule for donations so please consider bringing some of these items.  OF course you can bring in any donations on a schedule convenient to you.

JANUARY - Bed pillows
February --  Sanitary needs
March - -   Cleaning supplies 

April - - -  QUILT DONATIONS ..... This is a good time to get out a UFO you no longer want for your home. . . .  Finished is better than perfect.

May - - -  bath towels
June - - -  DIAPERS
July - - -  personal hygiene items ... tooth brushes, paste, shampoo etc ( large sizes are desired)
August - - -  Children's clothing all sizes ... school starting in September - - - shoes, socks, assorted sizes of shirts, pants dresses.

September - - -  Twin size sheet sets 

OCTOBER - - -  QUILT DONATIONS - - -  Want to try a new technique?  This is a good time to try it out.  


Friday, June 19, 2015

email from American Quilter's Society > > Quilt Week Returns to Grand Rapids, MI!

American Quilter's Society Quilt Week Returns to Grand Rapids, MI!



Dear Guild Representative:

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is excited to announce the return of AQS QuiltWeek® Grand Rapids from August 12 to August 15 at DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids, MI.  We hope you and your guild can join us!
More than 15,000 will converge on the Grand Rapids area to enjoy four days of the best in international quilt and textile artistry. Over 500 quilts will be on display with more than $50,000 in prizes to be awarded for quilting excellence at the event. In addition, AQS QuiltWeek will be hosting a series of workshops with some of the top talent in the quilt industry and an extensive Merchant Mall comprised of both local and national vendors.  

Included in QuiltWeek’s celebrated exhibits is SAQA™ Wide Horizons IV. Also on display is The WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge and Living Color!, 32 vibrant works celebrating life across the spectrum. Returning from Egypt, the Stitch Like An Egyptian exhibit will showcase stunning creations of appliqué available for purchase. 

AQS Certified Quilt Appraisers will be available at the event to appraise new or antique quilts for insurance replacement or fair market values on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is an appraisal fee of $50 per quilt payable at quilt check in. 

Admission to AQS QuiltWeek includes access to all special exhibits and the Merchant Mall with more than 200 vendor booths. Hours are 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, August 12-14, and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 15. Ticket and additional information can be found at http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/grand-rapids/ or by calling 270-898-7903. American Quilter’s Society has also arranged for discounted hotel rates. Information can be found under the lodging tab on the website. 

About the American Quilter’s Society
The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For 30 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice through a broad suite of products—magazines, books, live events, contests, workshops, online networks, patterns, fabrics, and catalogs. At AQS, we believe that with inspiration and advice, the creative-minded individual can take their quilting projects beyond what even they had imagined. The leading authors in quilting choose to publish with AQS, the best in quilt artistry select AQS events to display their work, and the newest quilters learn from the knowledge and inspiration of AQS members. For more information about the American Quilter’s Society please visit http://www.americanquilter.com or call 270-898-7903.
We look forward to seeing you at the show!



Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Sign up at the March meeting.  Limited seats (20.)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

APRIL LECTURE AND WORKSHOP ... How to sign up ...

If you want to take the workshop contact Sheila and she will tell you how to join the class.

YOU should be able to download the flyer by saving on your computer as SAVE IMAGE.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

 February 2015

To help cover the costs of bringing in speakers to the guild.  The board has voted to increase the guest fee to $7.00 on the nights we have a speaker.  We do try to keep the cost down to our guest and members but the cost of hosting speaker lectures and workshops has been increasing. Speaker fees can be paid upon admission.

Thank you for your understanding.
Evening STAR Quilt Guild

Wednesday, December 10, 2014



2015 Program Calendar is now updated and posted on the blog

Jan 28 
 Charlie Coutcher –
Our very own member! Demonstration

Feb 25 
Charity sewing

Mar 25
 Barbara Douglas –
From Midland MI Trunk Show
Apr 29
Darlene Loesch –
Lecture and Workshop, Braided Row by Row

May 27
 Carolyn Vance -
Trunk show from the Quilter’s Garden in Fenton

Jun 24 Sherry Sera –
Trunk Show, Quilted Jackets

July 29
 Pat Speth –
From St Paul MN Lecture and Workshop

Aug 26
 Quilt Store Showcase –
New stores from Birch Run, Frankenmuth and Millington

Sep 30
 Beth Ferrier lecture:
Will you make a quilt?

Oct 28
 Betty Ekern Suiter - from Racine WI
Nov 18
 To be announced

 Christmas Potluck