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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!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

FIND A QUILT SHOW , Guild Lecture, Shop Hop or Quilt related EVENT



Do you have a some free time on the weekend?  Have quilting sisters coming for a visit and want something to do?  Check out MSU Quilt Museum on line Newsletter.  They list all quilt shows, quilt guild lectures, shop hops submitted to them.  This web site is a great way to find quilt related activities.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY QUILT MUSEUM on line NEWSLETTER

If you are a quilt show promoter, if you have a shop hop you want to advertise send the information to MSU.  Include:  dates and times, location, addresses, a web page if you have one and any contact information.  They can not advertise individual shops unless you are having a special event. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MICHIGAN BISHOP SEWING COUNCIL - - TWO DAY CONVENTION

SAVE THE DATES ....
MICHIGAN BISHOP SEWING COUNCIL
FIT, FUN AND PASSION... 2 DAY CONVENTION

TUESDAY MAY 20TH and Wednesday May 21st

Tuesday night Banquet with KAYE WOODS

ZENDER'S RESTAURANT IN FRANKENMUTH MI

Early Registration Starts April 14-23 members $50 NON members $60
Registration April 24 to May 5, 2014 members $55 Non members $65
Late Registration May 6th to May 21st members $65 non members $75

Details supplied with the registration forms:
Additional Charges: housing / room rentals / meals


TO RECEIVE REGISTRATION VIA EMAIL CONTACT

S Townsend at stownsend@aol.com .... 517-887-1905
OR
Virgina Winter at vwinter@gmail.com .... 810-635-7889


Speakers / Lectures by Kaye Woods and Emma Seabrooke

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=137177563032707&story_fbid=367039353393556


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BISHOP SEWING METHODS
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

JANICE VAINE 2 DAY WORKSHOP .... May 1st and 2nd, 2014


JAN VAINE  is an experienced quilter and applique enthusiast. She has 45 years of sewing and needle work experience and has taught needle arts for 15 years including 6 years at ELLY SIENKIEWICZ  APPLIQUE ACADEMY.

 to learn more about her and see her gallery of work. 
This is a shared workshop.  There are 15 spaces for ESQG and 15 spaces to Oakland County Guild.

WHEN:  MAY 1st and 2nd   ... 9am til 4pm 
WHERE:  Abiding Grace Lutheran Church,  1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills MI
 Phone : Office 770-385-7691
COST:   $100 PLUS $10 day of class fee payable to Jan Vaine

Mail Checks payable to EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD
C/O Anne Wolfield 
2859 Mackin Rd
Flint Michigan 48509

Questions ....   Email  awohlfeil@hotmail.com  OR call 810- 239- 8788

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 Yes, I wish to attend the Janice Vaine Workshop.  Enclosed is my check for $100.00 

Name _________________________________________

Address __________________________________________

Phone # _______________________   Email _____________________________


THIS WORKSHOP IS CO SPONSORED BY OAKLAND COUNTY AND EVENING STAR QUILT GUILDS.





Supply list will be given upon payment. Required  KIT fee includes workshop pages of diagrammed embroidery stitches.   There will be items for sale during the class. 


Class Description: 

In this class Jan takes you on a journey through the botanical garden of embroidery stitches and threads.  YOU will plant the seeds of embroidery stems, leaves, flowers and berries stitched in different medium.  The garden of stitch techiques will include: ribbon stitch, fishbone, ribbon roses, colonial knots, and covered beads among other stitches.

The garden of embroidered stitches growing in your sampler workbook will guide and inspire you as you pick elements to include in your exquisite flower arrangement.   Your album will blossom into a valuable reference for embellishing your blocks.

JANICE VAINE TRUNK SHOWS:

APRIL 30th  6pm .... $5.00 guest fee
Evening STAR QUILT GUILD
Davison Senior Center
10135 Lapeer Road
Davison MI 48423


May 1 at  7pm  .... $10.00 guest fee
Oakland County Quilt Guild
First Congressional Church of Rochester
1315 N Pine St
Rochester MI 48307







Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2013 GUILD CHALLENGE . . .



2013 Challenge Quilt 
As you will remember we did not have enough qualifying submissions to the 2013 Quilt Challenge.   The board voted to delay the challenge drawing until the FEBRUARY MEETING.  I am re-posting the rules as published in the MAY 2013 newsletter.  We are hoping for a better turn out of qualifying quilts. 
May 2013   
   https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Byjbje_Gc82EVGtPZ2xucU9RWUE/edit

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for our annual Challenge Quilt! Our theme this year is Ricky, Alex and Libby. Using the influence of these three great quilters and teachers, create your own quilt using techniques or fabrics with a Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson or Libby Lehman flair.
Quilts must be at least 30 inches wide and at least 45 inches long to be considered.
These are due and will be shown at our October meeting ( CHANGED TO FEBRUARY 26, 2014.)
One prize will be awarded for the best quilt that fits the theme. Don’t worry if you didn’t attend the seminar in early May. Ricky, Alex and Libby’s work and teachings may be found all over the Internet.

REMEMBER there are prizes involved.... GIFT CERTIFICATES...

NEW DEADLINE will be at the FEBRUARY 26, 2014 TH MEETING..
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http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php    THE QUILT SHOW LINKS 
 
Thank you... hope to have a good turn out.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

It’s Birthday Fat Quarter Club Sign-up Time

If you would like to participate in the Fat Quarter Birthday Club, the sign-up sheet is now online. Forms are due back to Mickie by December 5, 2013. Her name and contact info are on the form.  Click here to get the form:

Here’s the form!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Annual Membership Meeting in November


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Our guild has an annual meeting each November at which time we elect officers and take care of other guild business. One of the items on our ballot is to:

Raise guest fees for guild meetings with outside speakers:  
Choose ONE of the following options:
___ Keep the fee the same (currently $5.00)  
___ Increase the fee to $7.50  
___Increase the fee to $10.00

Our Nominating Committee has placed the following members on the ballot for the 2014 Evening Star Quilters Board. The nominees are:

President:       Anne Wohlfeil Vice President:  Janet Varner
Secretary:       Rebecca Sasser Treasurer:          Shirley Dingman and Karen Forrest (sharing the position)

If anyone else is interested in a board position, they will be placed on the ballot prior to a vote.


Endorsements
It is the practice of the Evening Star Quilters to share information with and about other guilds, events and shops in the State of Michigan.  However, our guild does not endorse or have a preference for any specific shops or quilt professionals.  Our Internet presence shall reflect this belief.

*A blog (a contraction of the words web log) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web and consisting of entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). 






















Thursday, October 10, 2013

Reminders for October and November

Evening Star Quilters:

Don't forget the following:

  • Raffle tickets are due at the October meeting!!! If you haven't yet sold yours, or haven't yet turned in your stubs and money, make sure you bring them with you to the October meeting.  
  • November is Membership Dues Month! Attached is a membership form for you to fill out and turn in to renew your membership for 2014.  

If you have a friend in the guild who does not get email, please help remind them.

You can grab the membership form by clicking HERE.