Sunday, January 6, 2019

Evening Star Quilters Speaker Calendar

Evening Star Quilters
Davison - Richfield Senior Center at 10135 Lapeer Road in Davison, MI
Meetings on the Last Wednesday of the Month
Doors Open at 6pm -  Meeting Starts at 6:30 pm 

 Please note  changes and updated to the calendar will be done as they are announced.

January 30, 2019  
          Show and Tell of new board members
          Ugly Fabric Challenge Showcase 

February 27 , 2019 

Ruth Ann Sheffield, Trunk Show

March   27, 2019   4 CORNERS

Martha Mc …. Fish blocks
Anna P …. Using scraps … crumb blocks, mile a minute blocks,
Yvonne S … String blocks

If you have a skill / block / technique you would like to teach please let the board know and we will add you to the program.

April 24,  2019:  

 Beth Donaldson,  Curator, from Michigan State University Quilt Museum

 May 29,  2019

               Charity Sew In 

June 2019:   
 Ann Marie Rowland and her sister… this has been touted as a MUSICAL TRUNK SHOW. 

August 2019:

 Debra Hyde, Figurative Art Quilts


Currently, other months will be guild activities … such as our annual guild auction, four corners, make and take, quilt bingo, Tea Party, etc.  We are always looking for new ideas / activities for the guild to do.  The board is hoping to be able to find other speakers to add to our calendar, but it will depend on our finances.  If you have any suggestions please let us know.

Lectures are part of the membership package.  Due to cost of putting on the lectures series we charge a $7.00 speaker fee for all non- members. 

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.


 To contact the guild, please email the board at : 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

August 29th ..... MAKE and TAKE ....



IN PROGRESS ... Roof Tile Block

In this make and take you will learn how the hand piece the ISLE OF MANN ROOF TILE block.  It can be made by machine at home.

Traditionally the Isle of Mann Roof Tile block was measured by the maker’s hand and fingers.  They decided in the size of the block and tore or cut the fabric so their backing fabric the center and strips were all the same size.  I will have a mod board with the technique demonstrate this traditional method at next guild meeting.  No batting was used.  Traditionally wool, linen, linsey-woolsey and other household fabrics and scraps were used to make these quilts.  They were hand stitched.  This block started in England in the 1820s to 30s and migrated to this country.

BRING WITH YOU: Bring a backing fabric a fat quarter we will explore measuring and cutting blocks in the traditional method. Traditionally the block sizes were about 8 to 10 inches finished.   A piece of fabric your choice of size and color for the center block.  

Strips of fabric: 2 inches if you want to make a small block (under 8 inches finished.)   If your block is larger then 8 inches you should consider strips 2.5 inches in width. ( I use left over jelly roll strips)  

Thread… any sturdy sewing thread will do. Do a snap test to check it strength.  The original quilters did not have fancy threads.  Pepper Cory  recommended PRECENCIA 40 wt thread.  I will also demonstrate a European method of HAND STITCHING used in areas where sewing machines were unavailable.
Make and Take Coasters 

Anne is bringing the scraps .... YOU just have to bring needles and thread.


70 ways to set Half Square Triangles: 

Martha changed techniques from paper piecing to half square triangle designs.  Martha apologizes and said,  "Unfortunately, I am unable to carry my sewing machine, so no supplies on your part are needed I would like to demonstrate 70 different half square triangle designs, but I don't think there will be time to show that many designs.   So, I will show you as many different designs as time allows."


    This is a great project to use 6.5 inch charms from our exchange. 
    Ginny G came back from Florida with all sorts of new techniques and projects.  She is going to show us how to make FABRIC ART BEADS.

Embellishing with fabric beads using scrap fabrics and fusible web.
Learn to make and add dimension to your wall-hangings .
Wear these beads on cord to hang as necklace .    And have fun learning something  new ! 

Ginny will bring irons and supplies, if you want your own fabric, bring small scraps, plastic straws, fusible steam or steam 2 webbing.

Ginny has photos of completed projects to share and give you more ideas.


Friday, May 11, 2018


Quilts & More Sale
Davison Evening Star Quilt Guild 

Raffle Quilt day of event


Saturday September 22,2018
10a.m. to 4 p.m.


Trinity Lutheran Church
706 W. Flint Street                                
Davison, MI 48423
(West of M15 on Flint St.)


** DOOR PRIZES every hour - 
                  Must be present to win door prizes

** RAFFLE QUILT - Tickets sold One day only
   $1 each or 6 for $5


** MANY ITEMS FOR SALE by Quilters for Quilters

                     ** Quilting Supplies / notions/ fabric 

                     ** Variety of handmade items

                     ** Other Craft Supplies Too!


Here is a flyer you can save to your computer :