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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!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

WHAT TO EXPECT on QUILTO NIGHT - - -



QUILTO --- QUILT BINGO

PLEASE BRING MARKERS …. Beans, buttons, pennies, popcorn, bingo chips to the guild.  We have some markers but not enough for the entire guild.  

Guild members and guest can get 3 quilt cards when they check in.   For tonight’s, February 22, 2017 event, there is no charge for cards.  

Standard games of QUILTO will be played.  Horizontal, vertical and diagonal. 

There will be a cover all game toward the end of the evening / event.  

Once QUILTO is called, the card is checked then the player can collect their prize. 







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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

March board meeting has a change of venue



  The MARCH 7, 2017 meeting be changed to BIG BOY in  Imlay City at 1 pm.  This will only be for this one meeting in March.  
The board meeting is open to all members.   
     If you have an idea, a suggestion, or even a complaint we would like you to bring it to the board so it can be acted up.  We are trying to be open and accommodating to our members.  

Thank you, the guild board.


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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