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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Calendar for 2017 PROGRAM





January 25 -      
Selected members will present a trunk show / NEW OFFICERS
UFO CHALLENGE

February 22 -    Quilt Bingo

March 29 -   Speaker:   Laura Patterson from Bay City

Specialty : 
Hand piecing and hand quilting expanded styles.
Uses unusual quilt patterns / designs own
Loves beading
Embroidery
Costume designs
Adding lights to her quilts and clothing. 


April 26 -         Speaker:   Betsy Koss from Boyne City 
Old quilts workshop.  
 How to use your old blocks and  Vintage quilts  

Specialty: 
Reproduction antique quilts
antique quilt blocks in new settings




May 31 -   
SPEAKER:  MARY BAJCZ with Workshop ( Serendipity Scraping Quilting.


June 28  -            
 Speaker:   Pat Anchatz   Pat has worked at THUNDER BAY QUILT RETREAT and has been quilting for 30 years.  She loves small pieces, scrappy quilts and often hand pieces and hand quilts her projects.

July 26 -             
 Speakers:   Virginia Anderson and April York trunk show
Members of the guild since the beginning.  Virginia and April are well known in mid MI as lectures and quilt appraisers.  Virginia plans to show her quilts then the antique quilts that inspired them.

August 30 -  Speaker:   Rossie Hutchinson  of FRESH MODERN QUILTS









September 27 -   to be announced



October 25 -     Speaker:    Phyllis Jacobs Trunk Show
PHYLLIS likes to design her own quilts.  She loves bright colors and is inspired by JENNY BEYER, PAULA NADELSTERN, and Judy Niemier's quilts.  Phyllis loves intricate challenging blocks and quilts. 


November 29 -       Election of Officers
( rescheduled lecture and workshops)
 Speaker:   Denise Schober from Fenton MI
 workshop ... date, time and location is to be announced

Denise is back by popular request of guild members. We learned a lot last time and we wanted her back.  She teaches care and  use of the sewing machine, sewing and quilting.   She has lectured across the country and been on several popular quilting shows.... Martha Pullen, Martha Steward and America Sews with Sue Hausmann. 

 https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-applegate-schober-a9427451





December 27 -      
 Holiday Party







DECEMBER 28TH CHRISTMAS PARTY





The December 28th is our Christmas , it is a pot luck .... everyone brings something good to eat. Bring festive table setting to make the night special... but paper plates and plastic ware will be available if you forget.




DIRTY SANTA at the Christmas Party. 

For those who wish to participate bring a $15 gift. In the past we had all types of gifts i.e. bath sets, china, sewing items, ( fabric should be QUILT SHOP QUALITY) notions, quilt books. ... anything of $15 value.... something you would like to get . 

The gifts will be placed in the center of the circle. When your card is drawn you get to select a gift from the center or steal a gift from another participate. GIFTS are frozen upon the third steal but they can be stolen twice before they are taken out of circulation...... and YES I love to steal gifts cause it make the activity fun.


 Looking forward to seeing you at the party !!!







Tuesday, November 1, 2016

NOVEMBER 30TH , GUILD AUCTION





IT is that time of year ..... auction time.  Members can clean out their sewing room and donate it to the auction.   Items will be bundled into a great collection of quilt items.

Once the tables are set up members will be able to buy tickets  4 /$1.00 .... BRING YOUR MONEY and ADDRESS LABELS.  Members can then put tickets in the paper bag that is hung in front of the items for auction.

Drawing of the tickets are after the break.  Our lucky winners can then take their prizes home. This auction is a great fund raiser for the guild and everyone has a great time.   

The other item on the agenda is elections of officers... We do have a slate but if you want to volunteer for any of the positions please notify any of the current guild officers.

Current slate of nominations are:
Mary Vibert  ... President  ( She has friends who promised to help.
Anna Palmer ... VP 
Secretary ... Sharon Munston
Treasure ... Shirley Dingman 








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Monday, October 10, 2016

KEEPSAKE CHALLENGE QUILTS EXHIBIT > OCTOBER 26TH at 6 pm ....


THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUN EVENT ....


October  26th  – Traveling Exhibit from Keepsake Quilts.  





           There will be approximately 20 quilts from the KEEPSAKE CHALLENGE for out  viewing pleasure.   These quilts are approximately wall size 30 x 30 inches in size.  The board members are planning some quilt related  activities to round out the evenings entertainment.

           NO PHOTOGRAPHS of the quilts are allowed by KEEPSAKE .... so if you miss this meeting you will be out of luck.


More information about the challenge can be found on this link : 

Keepsake Challenge INFORMATION

WINNERS from the Landscape Challenge .... http://www.keepsakequilting.com/landscape-keepsake-quilting-challenge


Hope to see you there ! 


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Reminder ... Please turn off phones, tablets any noise producing devises when the lecture and business meeting is being conducted.
If you have to take the call then please go into the hall.
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Saturday, July 9, 2016

PLEASE wear your name tags

Attention Guild Members:

It has been request that all guild members wear a name tag to promote awareness among the members.  Our guild has grown and not everyone knows every one else in the guild.  Wearing of name tags will help members acknowledge and get to know one another. 

Membership booklets are being printed and will soon be available for distribution.  

July 5th, 2016

BE INVENTIVE ... Here are some links to ideas ... make your own name tag in any pattern you like. 

QUILTY NAME TAGS  

MORE QUILTY NAME TAGS

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Carole Carroll will be the guest speaker JUNE 29th








 Carole Carroll will be the guest speaker JUNE 29thTo make her feel at home the guild is to wear RED, WHITE and Blue.   

 Miracle Quilts is group of quilters, sewers and hard working woman of all ages who come together once a month at Independence Village in Oxford. Their mission is to create patriotic quilts to present to our wounded troops at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C,. for our Michigan VA hospitals and for our homeless vets and for Troops currently serving our great country!! 


 Miracle Quilts was founded by Carole Carroll in March 2009.  The volunteer sewers meet the second Saturday of every month at Independence Village, 701 Market Street, Oxford, Michigan. The hours are from 10am to 3pm.  The group also meets at the Oxford Public Library during the week. The dates fluctuate due to the library’s schedule.
 

 http://www.quiltersresources.net/quiltshows_mi.html

JUNE 11TH .... MIRACLE QUILTS ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
INDEPENDENCE VILLAGE 
701 MARKET STREET 
OXFORD MI 

OVER 200 QUILTS TO BE EXHIBITED 
GARAGE SALE of donated quilting and crafting items
CRAFT SALE
248- 321- 8669     
miraclequilts@att.net 
 

June 29th  – Carole Carroll, founder of Miracle Quilts,

 http://www.thedesertangel.org/quilts/   

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

May 25th, SUZI PARRON BARN BLOCK PAINTING WORKSHOP













BARN QUILT PAINTING WORKSHOP …. With SUZI PARRON

$50 for workshop … sign up and payment MUST be made in advance.  Most supplies included.  Make checks payable to EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD.  FEE is payable upon sign up for the workshop. 

Workshop will be open to non- guild members as of April 28th.  
Mail payment to:
Leslie Kirkpatrick (guild president)  3995 Bluebird Ln, Metamora MI,  48455  cheklady@yahoo.com
*or*  Sheila   Arbaugh  701 Harsen Rd. Lapeer MI     48446                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
LOCATION:  Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 West Flint St, Davison MI

MAP

CREATE YOUR OWN PAINTED BLOCK to hang on your house, barn, garage or storage unit.
Pre primed boards and paint are supplied.  You will be shown how to draft, tape and paint your block with careful attention to detail.  Workshop will last about 4 hours plus clean up time.  Finished block will be 2 x 2 feet perfect for smaller buildings.  Suzi has pattern suggestion or bring your own… for the first project it is best to keep it simple.  Paint, foam brushes, colored pencils and other tools needed will be supplied.  

SUPPLIES THAT ATTENDEE MUST BRING:
ONE inch painter’s tape.  FROG TAPE yellow or green is best but SCOTCH brand is okay.
Yard stick or 24 inch ruler
Pencil
Blow Dryer ( CAN share)
Covering for tables
Guild needs minimum of 10 student but maximum of 30


FROM SUZI PARRON WEB PAGE:

Home: on the road in her RV somewhere near YOU!

Author of the book,  “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.”  Suzi travels full time speaking to quilt guilds and other groups about barn quilts and the quilt trail movement.

Suzi will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother’s quilting art. Suzi’s hour-long presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.

The presentation is both informative and entertaining, as Suzi explores the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.

Suzi was a featured author during Quilt Week 2013 in Paducah and a lecturer at the National Quilting Association’s summer show. Visit Suzi’s Website and her blog for more about Suzi and Barn Quilts. Click on “Book signings and Events” to find out when Suzi will be in your area and remember that because she travels year round in her RV, she might be closer to your guild than you think!

Some comments on Suzi’s presentation:

The beautiful Barn Quilt photos and their poignant stories were brought to life so eloquently by Suzi. I highly recommend Suzi’s Barn Quilt presentation to your guild. Anyone who enjoys quilts will love her presentation; add in the topics of barns both old and new, along with beautiful photos of rural America and you have a program that is sure to please!

Suzi’s presentation was well planned — a wonderful slide show of many of the barns she had visited, accompanied by excerpts from her book. Her narrative about how she became interested in barn quilts was entertaining and Suzi shared some very heartwarming stories of the people whose barn quilts she visited.