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Monday, July 14, 2014

APRONS and PILLOW CASES for the July 30th guild meeting * * *

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From the newsletter, thank you Sharon ….


July 30th meetingTHINK APRONS AND PILLOWCASES! 
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Brenda Heffernan from Mabelena’s Quilt shop in Ortonville will be our speaker.  She will be bringing her vintage apron collection and will tell us how she became a collector and why.  After Brenda’s presentation, we will have an apron contest with prizes.  (See contest details below.) 

Brenda is not only enterprising and funny, she’s a caring friend.  For several years her best friend’s daughter has been battling leukemia and has had treatment on several occasions at Hurley Hospital.  As part of her speaking fee, Brenda has asked that our guild “pay” her with homemade pillowcases.  She will give these pillowcases to 10-year old Allie to donate to the pediatric unit where she received her treatments. 

Brenda says Allie is very excited to see the pillowcases and to be able to cheer up her friends with this gift.  So please consider making a pillowcase or two to donate.  These pillowcases need to be standard size (not queen or king), homemade (not store bought), kid friendly fabric, and brand new.  If you need a simple pattern, search for free pillowcase patterns on the internet or go to



Pattern site suggestions:





When you think about aprons, keep thinking…..pillowcases!
If Brenda Heffernan’s presentation on aprons inspires you, you might want to expand your interest beyond aprons and take a look at http://www.sew4home.com/projects/kitchen-linens/janome-monday-scrappy-moro   Not only is the project attractive, but it might give you some ideas for using your scraps in a decorative fashion.   And those of you lucky enough to have those fancy machines with the embroidery stitches, might get inspired by the projects.   Bring your finished projects for all to see.


You need not be a kitchen goddess to enter the apron contest.

You do not need to be able to cook.   You don’t even have to look good in an apron.   Entries are limited to quilt guild members-in-good-standing.  There are no fees for entry, but there are prizes for winners.   So if you want to be a winner, dig out that apron.

There will be three categories for entry: 

  1)  Vintage, usually anything vintage is something 15 years older than you, but in this case we are going to say that vintage is anything that you claim is old, as in “this old thing….” It need not be homemade, but if it’s not homemade it has to have a good story something that might be filled with nostalgia.   If the story brings tears to the eyes, the judges will be impressed. 

  2)  Made by me.   Clearly, this means something that you made yourself.   Maybe the pattern is your own design.   Maybe you used a commercial pattern, but the point is that you stitched it yourself.    

3)   Very Unique – a definition that only you can describe as in “If you see it, you will know….”  

You may only enter ONE apron, BUT you can enter ONE apron in EACH category.   For those of you who don’t understand math, that means that you have a better chance of winning, if you enter each category.   Your odds might be better than in a casino, and you don’t have to spend money!      
You, or your designee, must model the apron for the audience.   There will be a panel of five judges who will make the final selections and award the prizes.    You might be the lucky winner.   Nobody will come to your house to present you with a check.  
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ONE of our members, Leslie, has made three pillowcases just today.  She is challenging other members to make pillowcases for BRENDA.  Bring them to the next meeting ... let try and get the most pillowcases.







Sunday, June 22, 2014

BONNIE HUNTER WORKSHOP





BONNIE HUNTER WORKSHOP 

PROJECT :  TUMALO TRAIL from the book SCRAPS & SHIRT-TALES 2
( Purchase / owning book is required and can be purchased at the workshop from Bonnie.)

WHEN: THURSDAY, September 25,2014

LOCATION :  
Davison-Richfield Senior Center 
at 10135 Lapeer Road, Davison, Michigan

TIME:   9:30am to 4:30 pm 

COST:  $40.00 plus required book

BONNIE HUNTER's QUILTVILLE   

BONNIE'S BLOG  

Visit her website and blog  to learn more and see Bonnie's work.

The workshop is open to guild members first.  Ms Hunter only allows 24 students per class.



Any non-member should send an e-mail to me if they are interested.
awohlfeil@hotmail.com
I will reply to their e-mail and tell them they are on a waiting list.
If they get in, then they will send in a check for $40.00 prior to the workshop.





Checks made 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

With your check include the following information:

Name _________________________________________

Address __________________________________________

Phone # _______________________

EMAIL _____________________________________________




 Ms Hunter will be presenting a lecture at the regular guild meeting on Wednesday, September 24th.  The name of the lecture will be SCRAP USER's SYSTEM.  Guests are welcome, there is a $5 fee. 

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE 













Friday, June 6, 2014

LISA BURMANN TRUNK SHOW on June 25, 2014





June 25, 2014
LISA BURMANN Trunk Show Lisa, a past president of the guild, will share from her collections. Lisa is a long-arm quilter and is a published pattern designer.


Lisa's site: www.burmannstudios.com


LISA has a shout out to her friends and customers for the quilts she has long armed... this should be a diverse and interesting trunk show.
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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.