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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!


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

REMINDER for the coming winter months ... CAUSE WE LIVE IN MICHIGAN






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REMEMBER IF THE SENIOR CENTER IS CLOSED THERE WILL BE NO GUILD MEETING. FOLLOW DAVISON SCHOOL CLOSURES ON THE FLINT TV CHANNELS .. AS THAT IS WHAT DETERMINES CLOSURE OF THE SENIOR CENTER.

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BOARD MEETING on January 3rd, Tuesday at Leo’s Restaurant just north of DAVISON ROAD across from KROGERS. Leslie will manage the meeting due to Mary’s absence.  All guild members are welcome to attend.


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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 - Speaker Linda Theilfoldt 
.... possible workshop .... 
http://www.thequiltedgoose.com/
THE QUILTED GOOSE 
Linda was at our guild last in 2010, since then she has authored a book, and won awards at the national quilt shows.   I am anxious to find out what she has been up to .. her trunk shows are known to be outstanding.


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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